Just Goosing Around... First steps into Guzzi land...

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by England-Kev, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    I had the small end bushings redone and the new wristpin matched up. The pin gently slid through the rod and piston.
    The whole kit fit really well and slipped together nicely.
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    I'm just gonna fire it up and ride it.

    I read some scuttlebutt that the Gilardoni rig was 10g. lighter than OEM.
    I'm not sure if that's enough to unbalance.
  2. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Not like that, you're not!:lol3:lol3:lol3
  3. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    As I get more involved in Guzzi ownership, and start to tidy up those little things on my Ambo, I noticed that the twin pull throttle cables were taped together where they enter the throttle body. It was right about then that I noticed some of the V7 range had single pull throttles, and some like mine have a twin pull setup, but why the difference?
    I ad a look in the Ambo parts book, and it only shows a single pull option, but mine is fitted with a full twin cable setup, two down to a splitter, and two out to the carbs.

    So knowing that I need to sort out the sticky taped up mess, I started watching ebay to see what was available, well last week a nice Tommaselli Daytona 2c twin pull throttle appeared, with a nice low start price, and when it ended with no other bidders I got a bargain.:freaky

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    Now I already own a single pull Daytona, I have had it a while ready for a future classic cafe bike project:evil

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  4. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Here you go then...

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  5. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Only a few V7 bikes came fitted with this tail light assembly, quite the rarity apparently...

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  6. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    The throttle that is on your bike was made by Magura and usually accompanied Amal carbs on US bikes. Same throttle was used on Puch/Sears Allstate "Twingles".

    The taillight was a Euro only piece, two of my customer's bikes have had them. Available in the US from Moto Guzzino last I checked.
  7. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    Never realized that taillight was available...I really like the look of it...
  8. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    It is not just the tail light, it is also the matching mounting bracket, that may be a bit harder to get hold off.:deal
  9. MZRider

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  10. danedg

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    This is the CEV bracket that holds a mishmosh of Lucas brickabrack...

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  11. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Just ordered my new Gilardoni cylinder kits:eek1
  12. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    Right behind you Kev, got the shopping list made today but MG Cycle isn't open until Monday and I need to ask about three other items first! This is exciting stuff! :D
  13. davebeef

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    Hi Kev,
    If you don't mind me askin where are you getting your gilardni kits from and how much are they relieving you of?
    Only asking as will be needin them shortly.
    Rgds
    Delta Bravo.
  14. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Dave after much searching, I am getting them from Germany, (no vat etc from europe) and even with delivery they are cheaper by a long way than anywhere in the UK!

    :deal
  15. BubbaJim

    BubbaJim Adventurer

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    Who did you order them from Kev? :ear
  16. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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  17. davebeef

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    Cheers Kev. I'll probably get them from there also.
    DB.
  18. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Well mine should be here this week, and I can start to get ready for the John Bull Rally in Belgium...:clap
  19. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I guess we all have a list of those little things that niggle at us on our bikes, things we keep saying we are going to fix or change, but in reality we always seem to put off till another day. Well on my Guzzi it has been the rear number (license) plate (too big, too yellow) and those little dash lamps.

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    So last week I ordered up an old style pressed aluminium black and silver rear plate, which arrived Friday, so yesterday I set about fixing that particular little niggle...

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    Next on my list are those dash lights, mine are all faded, and different types? some work, some don't, and I am not even sure which ones do what at the moment. So I looked into buying new ones, found some on US ebay, but way too expensive £80 + shipping for four, and then I may get hit with customs etc. I then found that the guys in Germany do them for half that price, and offered to ship them free with my new Cylinders. So they should be here this week too, so I can sort out another little niggle. Of course this won't be the last, as you all know too well. And a point in case, was spotted this morning with a pool of oil under the left hand fork drain screw, so that has now joined the list too :lol3
  20. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Have any of you done anything about improving the dash indicator lighting? I find they are hard to see illuminated in daylight. So I have bought a new set of lamp lenses..

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    but wondered if there was an upgrade to maybe LED bulbs?