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Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By MZRider
Gilardoni kits will apparently be arriving ahead...

Gilardoni kits will apparently be arriving ahead of the rumored schedule. As early as next month for some kits (949 cc round fins), Ambo and Eldo to follow soon.
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 117,766
Posted By MZRider
The camera makes it look better than it actually...

The camera makes it look better than it actually is. Although it has just 3500 miles on it, there are numerous cosmetic "issues". Paint is flaking off the upper surfaces of the tank, lots of scrapes...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 117,766
Posted By MZRider
Yes, the elbows and boot are each a single piece....

Yes, the elbows and boot are each a single piece. Elbows look fine, but the frame to airbox boot is cracked and covered with some sort of red tape.
...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 117,766
Posted By MZRider
I've already put the Elefant in storage, so can't...

I've already put the Elefant in storage, so can't shoot any pics, but here's one that the PO took that shows the boots pretty well.
...
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 117,766
Posted By MZRider
Related question: Is anyone making the...

Related question: Is anyone making the frame-to-airbox boot for early Elefants like mine? Or the carb-to-frame elbows? Thought about sending them away to be reproduced if not.
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 117,766
Posted By MZRider
New Elefant owner

Just bought this '86 650 this morning:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/CagivaElefant650001_zps86183100.jpg

Only 3500 miles, Has a few needs, but nothing too serious. Didn't think...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 119,131
Posted By MZRider
Sprag could just need to be cleaned and the...

Sprag could just need to be cleaned and the spring replaced. The spring from a Chicago Rawhide 21098 oil seal works perfectly. About $5 on Amazon:...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By MZRider
By "turn down the spigots" I mean machine the...

By "turn down the spigots" I mean machine the bottom of the sleeves where they protrude into the engine case to a smaller diameter so they'll fit. They might fit as-is, but there might not be enough...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By MZRider
How much is your time worth? Mine is pretty...

How much is your time worth? Mine is pretty valuable to me, so searching out a VW piston that might work okay after modification just isn't worth the trouble to me. You don't get much cheaper or...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By MZRider
From what I've been told by several reliable...

From what I've been told by several reliable sources, the next batch of Gilardonis aren't expected until May 2015 maybe. Not a sure thing at this point, they might decide to not make any again next...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 106,873
Posted By MZRider
1486 is a part number, the size (145) would...

1486 is a part number, the size (145) would follow. 1486145. Simple. Idle jet would be 1486045. See how that works?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By MZRider
The Gilardoni kits are the same for the Eldorado,...

The Gilardoni kits are the same for the Eldorado, 850-T and 850-T3, so they will definitely work.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By MZRider
Right off of the top of my head, I can think of...

Right off of the top of my head, I can think of two options:

1) source a pair of original chrome bore cylinders with reusable pistons, have the cylinders replated (approx. $420) and buy new rings...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 249,000
Posted By MZRider
Maybe an MZ Skorpion Tour? Fairly simple, Yamaha...

Maybe an MZ Skorpion Tour? Fairly simple, Yamaha power (with counter-balancer and electric start). I've seen them priced from $1500 to $3000.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-31-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By MZRider
There's one for sale not far from me: ...

There's one for sale not far from me:

http://chambersburg.craigslist.org/mcy/4738989194.html
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 249,000
Posted By MZRider
New feature for '77 on the XT500.

New feature for '77 on the XT500.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,737
Posted By MZRider
I thought everybody learned to ride on a Honda...

I thought everybody learned to ride on a Honda "monkey bike". :wink: I did. Dad got a loan and bought one just like this for my brother and I. We paid the loan payments with our paper route and odd...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 106,873
Posted By MZRider
That head gasket was for a "square-fin" motor...

That head gasket was for a "square-fin" motor (Cal II and such). Head gaskets that fit properly have always been an issue when going "big bore" in the stock Loop cylinder castings. You might check...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 245,726
Posted By MZRider
Just about finished this one for a customer, '71...

Just about finished this one for a customer, '71 Ambo with '74 Eldo engine.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/BriansAmbo10272013003_zpsc309f509.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By MZRider
Several places in the US. I use North Hollywood...

Several places in the US. I use North Hollywood Speedometer & Clock:
http://www.nhspeedometer.com/

There's also Palo Alto and a few others. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 249,000
Posted By MZRider
Suzuki has "been there done that" for the home...

Suzuki has "been there done that" for the home market. 2002 Suzuki Tempter 400:

http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/suzuki-history/2002/2002_Tempter_fr_450.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By MZRider
Looks like my '69 only with much less "patina". ...

Looks like my '69 only with much less "patina".

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/100kmiles002_zpsb932cca9.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 29,426
Posted By MZRider
Never seen one with 2nd gear gear only corroded...

Never seen one with 2nd gear gear only corroded like that. Usually all of them are to some extent or none are. The bushing isn't a "sliding" bushing, but rather just the bushing the gear runs on. Not...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 106,873
Posted By MZRider
All it takes is a "pencil magnet" to make sure...

All it takes is a "pencil magnet" to make sure what cylinder material you have before you start tearing it apart or even buy parts.

Personally, I'd have gone ahead and installed the Gilardonis,...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 106,873
Posted By MZRider
Great! Tell us more. :ear Any photos yet?

Great! Tell us more. :ear Any photos yet?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 79,305
Posted By MZRider
Looks much the same (or even identical?) to those...

Looks much the same (or even identical?) to those on Guzzi Ambassadors and Eldorados.

http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=30&products_id=227...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,938
Posted By MZRider
So, a '67 Moto Guzzi V700 isn't vintage/antique...

So, a '67 Moto Guzzi V700 isn't vintage/antique because it has electric start and no kick starter? 47 years isn't old enough?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 79,305
Posted By MZRider
Just saw this posted in the Wildguzzi...

Just saw this posted in the Wildguzzi Classifieds:

http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?action=classifieds;sa=view;id=2593
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 245,726
Posted By MZRider
Two of a customer's V7 Sport I just finished...

Two of a customer's V7 Sport I just finished restoring. Both taken at Antietam National Battlefield.

Dunker Church:...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 79,305
Posted By MZRider
NF front brake backing plate: ...

NF front brake backing plate:
http://i.ebayimg.com/03/!BQezkegBmk~$(KGrHgoOKj4EjlLmY+TiBJ5K4UkJI!~~_1.JPG

The 850-T rear brake backing plate is an adaptation of the V7 Sport 4LS front backing...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 106,873
Posted By MZRider
Some good resources available now that might not...

Some good resources available now that might not have been then, namely Greg Bender's excellent website: http://www.thisoldtractor.com/moto_guzzi_loopframe.html
and the Loopframe Guzzi Yahoo Group:...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,938
Posted By MZRider
In Maryland, any vehicle over 20 years old is...

In Maryland, any vehicle over 20 years old is eligible for Historic license plates.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,938
Posted By MZRider
Yeah, all that stuff is "modern". :rofl ...

Yeah, all that stuff is "modern". :rofl

Let's see, in '69 my Guzzi Ambassador had:

- electric start

- cruise control (just screw in the tension knob on the bottom of the twistgrip :D)

-...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 249,000
Posted By MZRider
Just about finished a full restoration of this V7...

Just about finished a full restoration of this V7 Sport for a customer:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/TwoTopVBMCandV7Sport027_zps92ba2494.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,378
Posted By MZRider
If you want one and the banjo bolt too, I have...

If you want one and the banjo bolt too, I have plenty used.

Here's a photo of the "bellhousing" area with it installed:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By MZRider
I could be wrong, but I think that size was used...

I could be wrong, but I think that size was used in the BMW R65 and Moto Guzzi Centauro.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,378
Posted By MZRider
Number 29 in this diagram: ...

Number 29 in this diagram:

http://www.stein-dinse.biz/bilder/auto/breite_800/303033373015.gif
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,378
Posted By MZRider
My '79 SP was this exact color combination/color...

My '79 SP was this exact color combination/color scheme, so was my friend Bill's.
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 249,000
Posted By MZRider
My friend Pat(ricia) drove 400 miles from...

My friend Pat(ricia) drove 400 miles from south-west VA to buy a leftover '13 V7 Stone for $7100 out-the-door from Freedom Motorsports in Everett, PA. I've looked at and sat on both the V7 and an...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 22,453
Posted By MZRider
It will be the same old '69 Moto Guzzi V750...

It will be the same old '69 Moto Guzzi V750 Ambassador I've been riding for the last 17 years. It only has 107k miles, plenty more left in it.
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