Loaded destroys a motorbike (1984 Moto Guzzi 1000sp Resto)

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Loadedagain, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Bloo

    Bloo Jack Russel Dodger

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    I really like Guzzis but do not know enough about them to find a good one. This thread looks really interesting and I think I am going to learn a lot. Good luck on the build. BTW I have an RS and I think they're beautiful so nah.:rofl
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  2. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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    Another thread that might have a few tidbits for you...
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=289788
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  3. Bloo

    Bloo Jack Russel Dodger

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  4. BrianK

    BrianK F'in' half ass lookie boy

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    Nahh, to each their own.

    That's why I put a Vetter and hard bags/top bag on my Norton Commando, made a cafe racer out of my MG Eldorado, and put a side car on my Ducati SuperSport. Cause there is no right and wrong, just personal taste, or lack thereof.
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  5. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Loaded,

    I'm looking forward to seeing the end product.

    Anything's going to look better then an SP. Heck even a Guzzi bobber would be better.

    The SP is right up there at or near the top of the ugliest guzzi's made.
    And it's all that fairing, tank and seats fault.

    At least it has good looking side covers.
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  6. Max Headroom

    Max Headroom lost in the '70s

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    Uhh, actually the jury is still out on the sidecovers . . . :rofl
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  7. Rathlindri

    Rathlindri Guinness fan

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    [​IMG]

    What's so ugly about it? :huh
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  8. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    That's beautiful.

    :raabia

    I'd love to ride a bike like that around Ireland.

    :thumb
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  9. photomd

    photomd Been here awhile

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    Guzziology is your source to spending too much time in the garage. It's a good thing.:clap
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  10. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Oh! your right, well the jury's not out. those are wonky looking in their testarossa fabulousness. For some reason I thought loaded's SP had V7Sport style covers.
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  11. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    i felt a bit guilty just looking at the bike while i wait for my license plates. they could take a couple months apparently (applied for collector ones) and if they call an inspection the bike has to go in under its own power. i decided i'd do some of the small jobs that don't require dis assembly... like foot controls!

    the stock pedals are pretty bulky and i'm going to have a solo seat. no need for the passenger pegs!

    made a set tonight that are kinda neat. a little "dog bone" bracket mounts to the stock bolt holes, then i machined an arm with a small roller bearing. unfortunately i designed it for the rear bolt hole, but that is a bit too cramped for me so the linkage pickup point is a bit too far forward. i made up another program with the right dimension which i'll run tomorrow morning. for now this is it:

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    and a shot of the stocker for reference

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    the brake side is similar. i will be changing the rear brake to a more modern caliper and cylinder which should be here next week. i'll confirm the cylinders new location on the frame, then machine that arm.

    also need to work on the gear linkage to get a good ratio.
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  12. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Oh, my.
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  13. Jinx

    Jinx Call me Renzo

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    God, I had forgotten how much I thoroughly despise you :ddog


    :lol3


    Very, very cool, mate. Love the dogbone :raabia
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  14. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    So, last night I whipped up a set of rear-sets,,,,,,,,,
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  15. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Now I know why all the old timers on ADV say "Fuck Loaded"

    Holy fuck, Loaded, those pegs are insane!!!
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  16. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Knurl those pegs, man! :evil How are they attached? A bolt through the outside threaded into the dogbone, or the other way around?

    Why not round off the lever? I whipped up an idea;

    Attached Files:

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  17. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    thanks guys. i'm trying not to fuck it up totally. the anti-cafe crowd will slap me with a huge "told you so" and i hate being wrong. while i'm on about hating... i hate knurling! it will keep my boots from slipping off in the wet, but it gets plugged with nasty stuff. you're right. it should be knurled...ok ok... i'll make a knurled one to see how it looks.

    the peg is held on with a bolt from the outside, and nut inside the frame like stock. the bolt pinches the peg onto the bearing then onto a spacer in the dogbone so the bearing can turn. the lever arm is bolted through from the back.

    that does look nice with the round edges! once this is bead blasted and annodized (black probably) it'll look pretty sharp. i'm a fan of hard edges. very rarely do i chamfer anything.
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  18. AntWare

    AntWare Lost In Translation

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    aw c'mon, it's not like he made the peg concentrically adjustable or anything :D

    ...and Loaded, pick your nuts up off the garage floor, there's a good chap.
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  19. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    :wave anty! how the hell are you mate?

    feck... me nuts are on the floor again! ... we know this is impossible because the mrs keeps them in a jar on a shelf i can't reach.
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  20. charlie98210

    charlie98210 ...a mischievous soul

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    Paint it semi-gloss black and the purists might give you a pass.

    Right now, I think they think they're too shiny.

    (I like 'em, though--but then, I always change and tweak the
    bits on my bikes). :nod
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