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Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 54,464
Posted By spress
Fork oil leaks

The oil is leaking from the chrome seal holder. The oil you found on the drain screw is the oil that has run down from the chrome seal holder and collected in the small nut retainer that is welded to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 54,464
Posted By spress
Fork oil leak

..... and also run a small bead of JB Weld around the joint inside the chrome seal holders while you've got them off. Mine are as dry as a bone now.

Cheers, S
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 54,464
Posted By spress
Rocker clearance

Run your inlet at 0.15mm and exhaust at 0.25mm as specified :deal. The V7 700 runs tighter clearances but don't be tempted to tighten the exhaust clearance on the 750 as you'll start burning valves...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 54,464
Posted By spress
It's a V7 Special

Hello Kev,

Nice choice of bike. I'm pretty sure that yours is a European spec V7 Special and not a US spec Ambassador. If you scratch under that black paint you will probably find the original...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 593,300
Posted By spress
XTZ engine

Hey Paul,

Nice ride, excellent photos. I'm running the same engine as you in my MT03 and I remembered something I had read previously when you mentioned that your rear brake fluid boiled coming...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,708
Posted By spress
You are an inspiration

Hello Matt,

What a fantastic adventure. An inspirational ride and a story well told. Thanks for the great report and best of luck in your travels.:clap


Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,249
Posted By spress
Go for the Yammy

G'day Geoff,

I'm currently running an MT03 in Europe and I'm really impressed with it under all conditions. I genuinely enjoy riding it every time I get on it. No issues with reliability or cost...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,738
Views: 1,222,701
Posted By spress
Thumb Try this

Hi belzebut,

1. Do not use 20W50 it is too thick in this engine even for Iran. Flush this oil out and use a good quality 10W40 four-stroke motorcycle oil.

2. Be careful to use clean, good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,987
Posted By spress

Forum: 2 smokers 11-06-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,604
Posted By spress
:clap Hey that's a great find! The TC 90...

:clap Hey that's a great find!

The TC 90 was one of my first bikes back in OZ in the 70's. I have fond memories of racing around the farm with my mates on that bike. In fact, while my TC was...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,141
Posted By spress
Thanks for sharing that ride. The old Trump adds...

Thanks for sharing that ride. The old Trump adds heaps of character to a day on the trail. Keep the old girl rolling.:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,929
Posted By spress
Laugh Go For It

Geez you are certainly spoiled for choice! I only have one bike and it is a 1970 Guzzi V7 Special. The US spec equivalent is the Ambassador.

I won't draw comparisons with other bikes (and I've...
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