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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #405 on: 21.01. 2019 13:14 »
Did four dry runs sticking the rocker box on top - all good. All Hylomared up and missed with one of them. Ain't that the way? Anyway, all buttoned up again now, and unlikely to reappear this side of Easter now. I did take my V50 out on Sunday but the roads were all a bit salty.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #406 on: 21.01. 2019 18:30 »
G'day fellas.
Had a slight weep from the timing cover on the plunger. Made a new gasket and whipped the cover off. Bugga, caught the dynamo belt just in time. Split in two plases showing the steel threads. No spares.
Any Aussies know where to get a 10AT5/420 down here? No luck with a quick net search.
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edit: found at https://tinyurl.com/yaqpsm4e but $30 each *ex* Triple the price of the US ones.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #407 on: 21.01. 2019 21:10 »
Stick a chain on Musky *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #408 on: 21.01. 2019 22:25 »
What's the V50 like?
Sorry to hijack, but cyclobutch mentioned he has a V50.
I've been offered a V650 Lario pretty cheap. It's generally in very good nick but has a noisy gearbox which'll need to be fixed.
Just wanted to get Cylobutch's opinion on the smaller Guzzis, -it seems they have a reputation for valve problems? -Do you love yours?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #409 on: 21.01. 2019 22:55 »

 
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..Any Aussies know where to get a 10AT5/420 down here? .

 I thought you were getting them from Pies ok...?
 I bought mine from a Statewide bearings but they had to get them in as a 'special delivery' + $16 ( forget how much for the belts but have the docket somewhere)- So got two- they are the Optibelt ones with poly urethane strand, been on for about 7k miles at moderate speed, and if I recall,  Richard L had excess and was offering some.... postage though *eek*

 
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........, -it seems they have a reputation for valve problems? -..

 I heard that a long time ago too,  but surely
that'd be sorted by now... at least the hows and why's...*dunno*


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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #410 on: 22.01. 2019 09:03 »
Thanks duTch. My memory is like a sieve. Better start writing things down (ten years ago).  *problem*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #411 on: 22.01. 2019 10:02 »
Hi All.
In the last few weeks I have been gathering parts to install LED indicators because I'm a bit sick of sticking the leg out at roundabouts to the confusion/bemusement of other road users.
I bought the smallest LEDs and made the smallest brackets possible mounted to the rear number plate and front fork clamp.
Decided to use two switches as I quite liked the set up on a BMW I owned many decades ago but made more work when I made the loom.
Quite chuffed with the result and feel much safer with the crazy traffic around here now - no quiet country lanes!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #412 on: 22.01. 2019 11:49 »
In the last few weeks I have been gathering parts to install LED indicators...
More details, (pictures, circuit diagram, brackets, lamps etc) may be useful for other people thinking about doing the same.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #413 on: 22.01. 2019 13:20 »
What's the V50 like?
Sorry to hijack, but cyclobutch mentioned he has a V50.
I've been offered a V650 Lario pretty cheap. It's generally in very good nick but has a noisy gearbox which'll need to be fixed.
Just wanted to get Cylobutch's opinion on the smaller Guzzis, -it seems they have a reputation for valve problems? -Do you love yours?
-Jools

If the Lario has 4V heads then yes - they have huge problems. They will break and drop without proper modifications. This is a well known and documented issue. I think there is a fix that involves Suzuki valve springs; maybe off a GN250 type of thing.

The V50 had two piece swaged valves that will drop over longer distances. I swapped mine out with one piece items at just shy of 50k miles. Beyond which they are excellent little machines and give good service. Noisy gearbox is unusual.

For the lowdown on anything, and first class service, talk to Nigel at;

http://www.motorcycleservicing.co.uk/

I have him rebuild my gearboxes and drive boxes whenever they need doing.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #414 on: 22.01. 2019 21:39 »
Thx for input mate. I'm in Oz so perhaps Nigel not so relevant to me.
Interesting project. Apparently a previous owner ran it low or dry on gearbox oil though.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #415 on: 23.01. 2019 09:08 »
Thx for input mate. I'm in Oz so perhaps Nigel not so relevant to me.

Sorry should have picked up on that. Just to complete this conversation; Pete Roper is defo your man out there. Name checked here;

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/guzzitech.dk/gb_en_complex-technical.htm

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #416 on: 23.01. 2019 09:34 »

 
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Sorry should have picked up on that. Just to complete this conversation; Pete Roper is defo your man out there. Name checked here;

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/guzzitech.dk/gb_en_complex-technical.htm

 That's a site I've also come across in the past (fairly recent in fact) and found helpful- even though not my direct model, but I thought it was just a guy in the U-S of A ..live and learn
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #417 on: 23.01. 2019 09:48 »
Here is some pictures.
The front mounts need leveling in respect to each other.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #418 on: 23.01. 2019 10:01 »
Switches are a bit daggy but were cheap and light up when in operation which I thought would be a safe option.
However the front indicators can be clearly seen when flashing so I will replace them with something more subtle.
Just realised that I can also use them as hazard lights -  *eek*would have come in handy many times in the past
 

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #419 on: 23.01. 2019 19:07 »
G'day Hadrian.
Do the indicators comply with the ADR's?  *contract* minimum 300mm apart. LOL.
Cheers
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