Moto Guzzi 1994-1998 1100 Sport Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by MedicAndy, May 15, 2018.

  1. ajpjive

    ajpjive Been here awhile

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    @Tiki Joe , that looks superb! Did you end up repainting the cylinder heads as well? Gorgeous work getting it back up to snuff. If you don't mind me asking, who'd you have repaint, and what color codes did you use for the wheels/body?

    I still need to repaint my Sport--it's a mismatched hodge-podge of different colors right now. Runs great, but it sure looks trashy riding around! Buying a house sidetracked my 'repaint the bike' budget, haha.
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  2. Tiki Joe

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    I did repaint the engine but really didn't want to. I was hoping I could get all the black paint off the previous owner did....I used a lot of Gunk and power washed the snot out of it. A lot flaked off but it looked liked a spotted dog; so I had to repaint it. I just used high temp black in a can.
    The body work is a Chevy color....I think they call is "Flame Red". If you look at pics of an original Sport 1100 vs a Daytona, the Sport looks much more orange in color and the Daytona is more of a richer red which is what I was looking for. See pics below for color comparison.
    I had a local guy here paint it called Outlaw Customz. I was surprised how affordable they were!
    This is the first thing I ever have had powder coated. I was amazed at the color & sheen options. I matched up what the brake discs have anodized on them.

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  3. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    I really like the way your bike turned out, and I love the looks of the black painted engine!!!

    Your choice of red also looks great on your bike. The first picture that you are using as a "factory red / orange" 1100 Sport is not 100% realistic to what the red 1100 factory red really looks like. Your first picture is actually one of my bikes, which is shown below. The Guzzi red will show a lot of an orange tint if the sun is hitting the paint and the camera hits the bike just right.
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    Same bike, different camera, and the picture was taking of the bike after sunset. It's now all red........
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    And here is the same bike again in the sun.
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    This was one of my bikes, which I sold about two years ago. This bike was originally painted in yellow, and the first owner had it painted in BMW red, and I must say, that this bike was red, regardless if it was sitting in the sun or when looking at it at night. I really liked that red BMW color on that bike.
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  4. Tiki Joe

    Tiki Joe n00b

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    Amazing how much orange the sun pulls out....I thought they were different bikes!
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  5. Hondarider

    Hondarider Hero of the Stupid

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    I saw that teal bike for sale and gave it some serious consideration. Like you, I thought that it needed to be saved and returned to a more dignified hue. In the end, it was just about as far away from me as a bike can be in CONUS so I opted not to take a shot at owning it. Now that I see what an amazing job you did, I'm kinda jealous. It looks great.
  6. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    I noticed earlier this week that the yearly inspection was due on my silver 1995 by the end of May, so I pulled this bike out of the barn this morning to see if the engine would fire up after this bike had been sitting since May 3rd, 2020 in the barn. I pushed the starter button, and the engine fired right up after about three seconds of the engine turning over. There was no huffing or puffing, so I’m going to stick with only fueling my bikes with 93 octane ethanol free mixed with some Marine 360 StaBil fuel stabilizer. I then took this 95 Sport in for inspection, which it passed without any issues. I have about three more month before my workload hopefully slows down a little, so I’m looking forward of some Cherokee and Blue Ridge Parkway mountains vacation riding time later on this summer or early fall.

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  7. Other Bob

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    Andy,

    Thanks for a great thread! This ‘96 carb model is a recent find for me and I’m loving it. It has some minor cosmetic imperfections (47k miles) but runs well. Mistral exhaust and K&N filters, but I have the original exhaust and air box.

    A great bike that tics so many boxes for me!

    Bob

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  8. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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    I hate you guys and love you at this same time...your bikes are pure Guzzi porn!
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  10. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    What a shame...... Let this one be filed under the "I's not for sale, I will restore it one day" category....... This bike has been sitting since 2005. The exhaust system on this bike is a full Termingnoni system worth around $2k by itself....... However, the carbon material has probable become try rotted from years of being exposed from sunlight.....

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  11. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    On the brighter side of life, I gave a spare set of raised 1100 Sport Heli bars to a gentleman (Steve) who bought one of my bikes some time ago. Steve contacted me last week to let me know that he was getting too old for riding a 1100 Sport, so he was going to sell that bike. I asked him about those Heli-bars, and it turns out that he had never installed them on that bike. I asked him if there was a chance for me to possible get those Heli-Bars back, and before I could make him an offer, he stated that they will be in the mail before the day was over, which was last Friday. I came home from work on Monday, and the package with the bars was sitting on the from porch. I told Steve that I at least would like to reimburse him for the shipping cost, but he would not even listen to my offer...... What a classy guy!

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    I own two donor bikes, so I have every part needed to build me a "One-Off" custom 1100 Sport, so I will plan on using those bars on that build. All I need now is to find the time to get started on it. I hope to be done with this build by next fall or the latest in the Spring of 2023.

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  12. Other Bob

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    Andy,

    I'm looking forward to watching this custom project!

    Can you comment on any noticeable differences between the Dellorto PHM's and the Keihin FCR's on your carbed bikes? I'm going to start some maintenance on my '96 (starting with a timing chain tensioner, valve adgustment, and basic service) and was also thinking of rebuilding the Dellorto PHM40N's as the starting point for some further tuning.

    But if there is some noticeable tuning advantage or overall running improvement in going with new Keihin FCR's maybe now is the time to make the switch.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Bob
  13. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    Hi Bob,

    Sorry for the late reply, its been crazy busy at work......

    For me, I like the 41mm Keihin FCR's. Smoother power delivery across the power band, more hp, and Keihin makes much better carburetors. FYI, Keihin does recommend that velocity stacks to be installed versus the air box. However, the stock Dellorto carbs work just fine when setup correctly. My silver 95 has a full Termignoni exhaust system, Raceco polished push rods, and the carbs are setup to the Euro settings, which makes this bike run absolutely great. I did make one mistake on the silver 95, which was the reinstallation of the factory air box and the removal of the velocity stacks that were installed on the carbs. I lost a lot of power / torque with the reinstallation of the air box. I just bought me new velocity stacks, which I'm going to install back onto the 95 Sport.

    I would probably only buy a new setup of 41mm FCR's if I had money to burn, since it is a little hard to justify spending around $1.5k for a minimal HP gain over properly setup factory carbs.

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    Original velocity stacks on my 1995
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    These are the replacement stacks I just bought. I'm going to uninstall the factory air box and install the new stacks sometime this week, which will hopefully make this bike's engine perform much better.
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  14. Other Bob

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    Thanks for the input Andy. I was thinking of reinstalling the stock air box but you’ve got me reconsidering that now. I’ll stick with the “change one thing at a time and test” approach.

    I’ll wrap up the basic maintenance tune up first (timing chain tensioner, valve adjustment, plug gaps, check for exhaust leaks, etc) and see where that leaves me with the present flat’ish and slow developing power delivery below 3,000 rpms. It seems to be a common complaint with this model and could be partly attributable the sum of the stock cam and maybe a slow ignition advance curve. It’s something I can learn to live with if necessary, but I’ll try to improve it if I can.

    After that I’ll refresh the Dellortos with new seals, set the proper float levels (its off at the moment) and maybe try the Euro spec jetting. I’m not ready to drop $1,500 on FCR’s quite yet without first trying a refresh on the existing Dellortos.

    Thanks,

    Bob
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  15. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    That is what I would do, change one thing at the time. And don't forget, our 1100 Sport's are 24 - 27 years old, and although those bikes have 1100cc engines, a 1100 Sport will never perform like many of the other bikes from the mid to late 90's, especially when being compaired to Japanese bikes...... I have a 1996 GSXR1100W, and that bike stock from the factory had 60hp more than our 1100 Sport's...... The Moto Guzzi Italians R&D team didn't have the money to develop a higher hp engine or better street usable gearbox for the 1100 Sport, so the engine we have installed in our bikes is a great engine, and it will last, but it was already obsolete when it was installed within our bikes........ But, we don't buy the 1100 Sport to outrun a GSXR1100........ :)
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    Although it's a widely-known fact that RED is the FASTEST color for a Guzzi, your bike makes a strong case for black! :beer
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    Good Morning. Was in the process of replacing a timing cover gasket on my 95 carb sport yesterday and thought I would check in on what was happenning in the sport 1100 world- came across this thread. Nice to see some enthusiasts enjoying one of the best Guzzi's out there. My father bought mine new and I have owned it for around 10 years now. Red, stock except for the exhaust. It had D & D pipes but I found some factory LaFranconi's that look exactly stock but sound amazing. No Idea they were even made. Bike has 21k miles and is perfect. I would like to replace the rear seat with a mono, but I do not want to modify the standard setup, rather buy a new part that looks stock with no pillion. I have seen them before in europe but never found one stateside or currently available anywhere. To me these bikes are still undervalued and a bargain if you can find them in good order. Too bad all the newer Guzzi's are not appealing to me at all.
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  18. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    I bought me a fiberglass "rear seat delete" insert / pillion from a guy I know in Italy, who's friend made several inserts a couple of years ago. That same guy just made another batch of carbon and fiberglass inserts a couple of weeks ago, so I ended up buying me another one so that I can modify another bike, probably my red 97, into a mono seat bike. I bought three parts bikes, which I will eventually turn into one custom bike and then be left with lots of spare parts, or possibly another custom bike down the line.

    Either way, I'm like you, I kept my original dual seat rear fairing's and modified spare rear seat fairings into mono seats. I like to be able to switch between single and dual seats, even if it is just when entering a bike into a show.

    Post some pictures of your bike when you get some time.

    Andy

    This is the mono seat I had fabricated and painted for my bike.
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    I like the "No lines" single seat, but painting the insert and using it like shown in the picture is also a good way to go.
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    This is what I bought, the insert made out of fiberglass. I removed the hardware on my seats.
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    Carbon insert is another way to go, but it's not for me.
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    MedicAndy It's not always easy being me!

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    Just received a message that tthe two rear seat delete inserts I ordered are fabricated and will be ready to be shipped out tomorrow……. :) F0EADF52-0C99-4D69-A75F-032EE7D8E8FF.jpeg
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  20. BHarsh

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    Will they do factory color paintwork? Can you post the contact info? Do you want to sell one of the two your recieving?? ;-) had to ask!