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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,135
Posted By MZRider
Manifolds are easy enough to drill and tap for...

Manifolds are easy enough to drill and tap for vacuum ports. Wall thickness is greatest about 1/2" forward of the carb.

These weird manifolds were on an Eldo engine that came with an Ambo...
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,086
Posted By MZRider
Never experienced the "clanking", but then I do...

Never experienced the "clanking", but then I do take rather small cuts each pass and the lathe is only spinning around 120 rpms (1st gear on the Studebaker 3 spd. transmission :D).
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,086
Posted By MZRider
"Buddy" here. :D I've tried it both ways: a)...

"Buddy" here. :D I've tried it both ways: a) turning them to .020" less than the drum i.d. as Michael "Mercury" Morse of Vintage Brake recommends, and b) slightly actuating the brake "cams". In my...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,135
Posted By MZRider
Never found a washer with a lock tab on any of...

Never found a washer with a lock tab on any of the 30? 40? engines I've had apart. The washer is the same one that goes on behind the crank nut. Just a plain steel flat washer.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By MZRider
You think you're lonely...

Skorpions are almost as common as Yamaha XS650s. :D Us Silver Star Classic owners are truly lonely...

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/BriansAmbo05202014008_zps3cbefcbf.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By MZRider
Yep. ...

Yep.

http://www.jawa-50.cz/filesystem/clanky/23/golden-sport/jawa-50-typ-23-golden-sport-06.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By MZRider
Source for '79 Honda XR500 engine parts?

My cousin Bill has bought a Knight-framed XR500 dirt-track racer. While freshening the engine, he's found a number of things that need to be replaced (cam chain, cam chain guide, valves, valve...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14,966
Views: 8,353,571
Posted By MZRider
That looks like an XT250, not an XT500. Easy...

That looks like an XT250, not an XT500. Easy peasy either one.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By MZRider
I've often thought about one myself to go with my...

I've often thought about one myself to go with my Silver Star Classic. Might be some useful information on the MZ Riders forum:

http://www.mzriders.com/index.php
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 86,410
Posted By MZRider
Harper's has new foam ($125) and very nice covers...

Harper's has new foam ($125) and very nice covers ($95).
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 215,836
Posted By MZRider
Now at 107,000 miles. Still chugging along. This...

Now at 107,000 miles. Still chugging along. This was taken last Sunday.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/SundayRidewithKarlandLeo001_zps914b3f34.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,351
Posted By MZRider
+1 Or the 900 Sei. Both aren't physically...

+1

Or the 900 Sei. Both aren't physically large bikes.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,135
Posted By MZRider
I prefer to put the engine in first, tilt it...

I prefer to put the engine in first, tilt it forward on the mounting bolt and then fit the transmission to the engine. Much easier to handle than both of them together, especially if you don't have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 86,410
Posted By MZRider
McMaster-Carr: http://www.mcmaster.com/#6275K53

McMaster-Carr: http://www.mcmaster.com/#6275K53
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,999
Posted By MZRider
Yup. I scrape for almost a half hour with a fresh...

Yup. I scrape for almost a half hour with a fresh M8-1.25 tap before I get the threads straightened out enough for the plug to go in properly. But, it's what you really have to do to make a proper...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,999
Posted By MZRider
I was thinking about that - they just might work....

I was thinking about that - they just might work. They're not that expensive, so you could buy a set and try them.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,999
Posted By MZRider
Ambo rod bolts aren't stretch bolts, I reuse...

Ambo rod bolts aren't stretch bolts, I reuse them.

There was no round fin Guzzi engine with an 89 mm bore - they skipped from 83 mm for the 757 cc and 844 cc engines (Ambo and Eldo) to 88 mm for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 103,330
Posted By MZRider
CCM has no "big Rotax" bike in their current...

CCM has no "big Rotax" bike in their current line-up, I think '04 was the last for those. They switched to Suzuki DR650 power afterwards.

My CCM is a project, bought as a non-running, rolling...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By MZRider
Rotax builds a 46 hp 450 for the Can-Am DS450...

Rotax builds a 46 hp 450 for the Can-Am DS450 ATV. I don't understand why nobody has used it in a dual-sport bike.

http://www.brp-powertrain.com/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-243/384_read-375/
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 103,330
Posted By MZRider
Available from numerous Moto Guzzi parts vendors,...

Available from numerous Moto Guzzi parts vendors, such as Guzzino.com:
http://guzzino.com/caelwphphvhb.html
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,135
Posted By MZRider
IMO, brass is too hard, copper should be annealed...

IMO, brass is too hard, copper should be annealed first. Aluminum or these:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#93786A150 are what I use.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,681
Posted By MZRider
'94 MZ Silver Star Classic 500: 34 hp, 348 lbs....

'94 MZ Silver Star Classic 500: 34 hp, 348 lbs. :D

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/MZTaskersGap001_zpsc5b7fd73.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,101
Posted By MZRider
The Moto Guzzi Nationaal Owner's Club gives out...

The Moto Guzzi Nationaal Owner's Club gives out awards for 100k miles on Guzzis.

My Ambassador is un-restored, top-end was rebuilt at 54k due to the original chrome-plated bores flaking, clutch...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,101
Posted By MZRider
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/100...

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/100kmiles001_zpscd44c0b1.jpg

My '69 Guzzi Ambassador, one December day in 2012.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,135
Posted By MZRider
After a little research, it seems the Penrite...

After a little research, it seems the Penrite assembly lube that Pete Roper uses is very similar to what I use:

http://www.crcindustries.com/ei/product_detail.aspx?id=SL3331

Despite the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,135
Posted By MZRider
Not soldered in, just inserted and punched to...

Not soldered in, just inserted and punched to expand it, sort of like a freeze plug in a Chevy V8. They do leak. Will it be that much? No, but I find any leakage from a newly rebuilt engine...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By MZRider
Sweet! Drooled over those cases on your website. ...

Sweet! Drooled over those cases on your website.

I bought a CCM C25 350 at a swapmeet last year for $750 and will be rebuilding it after I finish the ATK 604 project. The CCM has some interesting...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,135
Posted By MZRider
Two things jump out at me in this photo: 1) did...

Two things jump out at me in this photo:
1) did you apply sealer to the two bottom bolts of the rear main bearing flange? Those two holes go the whole way through to the inside and are below oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 86,410
Posted By MZRider
I'm up to my arse in Guzzis right now in the...

I'm up to my arse in Guzzis right now in the shop. One nice white Eldo on the lift, two "barn fresh" Loops waiting for resurrection and a V7 Sport restoration under way. Looks like an explosion at...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,430
Posted By MZRider
If you need a wiring harness or any of the many...

If you need a wiring harness or any of the many sub-harnesses, check out Greg Bender's offerings. Excellent quality at a reasonable cost.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,550
Posted By MZRider
Okay, perhaps you can find a Sachs 650 Roadster...

Okay, perhaps you can find a Sachs 650 Roadster over there? Would seem to fit the bill - 650 Suzuki power, modern chassis. You have tons more choices over there than we do in the US. Surely it can't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,550
Posted By MZRider
The MZ I already posted about. Enclosed chain, so...

The MZ I already posted about. Enclosed chain, so low maintenance there. 60 mpg for good range on a tank. I haven't had the bike long enough to do any weekend trips, but that's coming soon. So far...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By MZRider
There's a pretty long thread already going here:...

There's a pretty long thread already going here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=857243

About a year ago, I bought a '95 CCM C25 350 project bike for $750. Has the full Uptite Racing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,550
Posted By MZRider
Been there, got that. :D ...

Been there, got that. :D

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/SundayRide10202013004_zps988cfa3d.jpg

'94 MZ Silver Star Classic 500. "Only" a 500, but the 605 engine (as used in ATKs)...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By MZRider
Another source: http://guzzino.com/heliribu.html

Another source: http://guzzino.com/heliribu.html
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,135
Posted By MZRider
Here's a very helpful tutorial on assembling a...

Here's a very helpful tutorial on assembling a Guzzi engine:

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/projects_roy_smith.htm
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,135
Posted By MZRider
I don't use Loctite anywhere as a gasket sealer...

I don't use Loctite anywhere as a gasket sealer or threadlocker.

I use Permatex 300 in three locations. The first is on the rear main bearing flange, the second is the lower third of the timing...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,109
Posted By MZRider
Labor rates will be going up soon...

Labor rates will be going up soon...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,109
Posted By MZRider
The Ambassador was purchased 20 years ago, then...

The Ambassador was purchased 20 years ago, then put in the barn. The owner intended to restore it himself, but life got in the way.

The Eldorado is owned by the brother of the guy that bought it...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,109
Posted By MZRider
These two just arrived a week ago for me to whip...

These two just arrived a week ago for me to whip back into shape for their owners.

http://www.antietamclassiccycle.com/barn_fresh/
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