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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By F_Sahms
I told Bill I'd be there.

I told Bill I'd be there.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 292,014
Posted By F_Sahms
From the recent soggy VA Guzzi gathering: ...

From the recent soggy VA Guzzi gathering:

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-tKD8t2F/0/XL/i-tKD8t2F-XL.jpg
Forum: Racing 07-01-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By F_Sahms
I'll fill out and submit tonight. I was too late...

I'll fill out and submit tonight. I was too late last year, got put on the waiting list, and then got the call with too short of notice. I'll block off the vacation dates when I submit this time to...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By F_Sahms
LM 1 and LM 2 pistons are the same as those in...

LM 1 and LM 2 pistons are the same as those in the LM III. Only the cylinders are different. If you can find NOS or good used pistons, Millenium will nicasil plate a set of peeled Eldo or T3...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By F_Sahms
Not many round-fin bikes had that gearbox unless...

Not many round-fin bikes had that gearbox unless it was swapped out after the fact. I am liking these prices, even if wishful. Throw in a working transmission, lack of over-restoration, un-fucked...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 33,218
Posted By F_Sahms
Compared to 90s Ducs, this will be a stone axe. ...

Compared to 90s Ducs, this will be a stone axe. (I have both, and that's a compliment to the Guzzi)
Forum: Photos 06-09-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 137,511
Posted By F_Sahms
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-zQxmJCG/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-zQxmJCG/0/XL/i-zQxmJCG-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,676
Posted By F_Sahms
I usually use a relay to power the coils straight...

I usually use a relay to power the coils straight from the battery (fused of course), a trick I learned working on old japanese stuff. That way you can keep the original switches and wiring, and get...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,255
Posted By F_Sahms
Ouch. Sorry about that. If it's any...

Ouch. Sorry about that.

If it's any consolation, the heads between small-valve 949 and 850 are the same, and should be easy to find.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,255
Posted By F_Sahms
Drop the sump and look for chunks? You can see a...

Drop the sump and look for chunks? You can see a lot from under there.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,680
Posted By F_Sahms
There's a tool made just for locking the gears. I...

There's a tool made just for locking the gears. I got one when I bought the alloy gears that I put in my SP1000 about 20 years ago. It'd be easy to make I think.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 33,218
Posted By F_Sahms
Factory set up was two seals per leg. Usually...

Factory set up was two seals per leg. Usually they were blue Corteco single lip.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-23-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,211
Posted By F_Sahms
I have a set of forks and triples from a 1986...

I have a set of forks and triples from a 1986 Honda XL250R if anyone could use em.

Also a pair of forks (tubes and sliders) from a late-70s KZ1000.

Free to pick up in Knoxvegas, TN 37917.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,389
Posted By F_Sahms
Thanks Al. The frame should be here in a week or...

Thanks Al. The frame should be here in a week or two, so I can get measuring.

Thanks for your info too, Scudman.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,389
Posted By F_Sahms
I understand your concerns regarding wider tires....

I understand your concerns regarding wider tires. I keep stock sizes on all my Guzzis whenever possible for the reasons you mention.

In this case though, I am starting the project specifically to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-03-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,389
Posted By F_Sahms
No stock fork for the frame I am using, but most...

No stock fork for the frame I am using, but most Guzzi street forks I have seen (including LM1000) are on the centerline.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-03-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,389
Posted By F_Sahms
You should be able to drop in FAC dampers, or...

You should be able to drop in FAC dampers, or were you thinking of something more serious?

On this one, just the donor triple clamps are Cal III, as the Cal III used the same taller headstock as...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-02-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,389
Posted By F_Sahms
Thanks for that link! The rotors clear by...

Thanks for that link!

The rotors clear by a mile. I have to shim the calipers in a little, and I am swapping the wheel bearings and spacer to use a 25mm hollow Duc axle as suggested by an...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-02-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,389
Posted By F_Sahms
Awesome thanks! My frame should be here later...

Awesome thanks! My frame should be here later this month. In the meantime I am measuring stuff. Trying to ensure I can put these beauties to use:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-31-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,389
Posted By F_Sahms
Thanks. BTDT, but this isn't especially...

Thanks.

BTDT, but this isn't especially Guzzi-centric, other than the base frame.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-30-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,389
Posted By F_Sahms
Yes Maybe. The "original offset" of...

Yes



Maybe. The "original offset" of the forks that came on the frame I plan to use is that of a Le Mans 1000. The donor triple trees and stem are from a Cal III, and the offset is different...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,785
Posted By F_Sahms
I watched the MotoGP warm up at 1:30 on...

I watched the MotoGP warm up at 1:30 on FoxSportsGo, but just as the race was starting, coverage stopped and only NASCAR was available. I signed in via Comcast (Xfinity). I wonder if the race...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 33,218
Posted By F_Sahms
Did you re-use the OEM steel caliper pistons? I...

Did you re-use the OEM steel caliper pistons? I hope they were un-pitted.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-29-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,389
Posted By F_Sahms
Swapping modern-ish forks onto a Tonti Guzzi

OK, firstly, I know I could accomplish this easier by simply buying some Gixxer forks off Ebay. But I am not, and I'd really like to use these forks.

Un-drilled WP triple clamps:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 292,014
Posted By F_Sahms
Sweet bike. If it still has the OEM dipstick...

Sweet bike. If it still has the OEM dipstick with the rubber plug and extension tube, they tended to leak a little even with the proper oil level.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 128,852
Posted By F_Sahms
Mark Etheridge sold me some for my Eldo (front)...

Mark Etheridge sold me some for my Eldo (front) that looked just like those. I thought he had someone local line them. He may still be able to supply.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 33,218
Posted By F_Sahms
That's them! Good to know Charlie!

That's them!

Good to know Charlie!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 33,218
Posted By F_Sahms
I use a thin, smooth butter knife. Also, in each...

I use a thin, smooth butter knife. Also, in each of those holes is a little sprung metal "keeper" that can be removed once the badges are off. I remove them if I am painting/stripping a tank. They're...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,590
Posted By F_Sahms
I put Sport Demons on mine, in 100/90-18 front...

I put Sport Demons on mine, in 100/90-18 front and 110/90-18 on the rear. While these ran fine, I bought the same tires for the 1000S a couple of years later and the quality control seems to have...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,492
Posted By F_Sahms
I bought the whole season pass from WSBK. Great...

I bought the whole season pass from WSBK. Great way to start the season!
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,492
Posted By F_Sahms
Any replay though? BeIn seems to show live...

Any replay though? BeIn seems to show live programming only.

The cost of the cable upgrade to get BeIn for the season is about the same as bucking up for the WSBK season pass, but the WSBK...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-16-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,210
Posted By F_Sahms
Any Madison-area inmates headed to Daytona?

Hi from East Tennessee. I am trying to get a bare Guzzi frame hauled from Madison-ish to Knoxville, TN or somewhere close. Can pay gas $$.

Email me at fred "at" fredsgarage.net

Thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,345
Posted By F_Sahms
Turning them all the way IN would raise the idle...

Turning them all the way IN would raise the idle speed, because that raises the slides.

Are you sure you are turning the right ones? The idle speed screw is the one with the big spring around...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,345
Posted By F_Sahms
5,000 and 3,000 are not good. You have gotten...

5,000 and 3,000 are not good. You have gotten good advice..make sure the slide comes all the way down. The idle speed screw has the larger head. Take them both out and see if it still idles high. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,188,483
Posted By F_Sahms
Lois on a Bantam. (see photo URL)

Lois on a Bantam. (see photo URL)
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,188,483
Posted By F_Sahms
One ride in the rain/mud would do it.

One ride in the rain/mud would do it.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 33,218
Posted By F_Sahms
Not mine, just a photo I found that clearly shows...

Not mine, just a photo I found that clearly shows the gusset. And actually, the SP1000 came with it, so perhaps your centerstand is from a T or T3? Look in this thread at the white SP and you can...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 33,218
Posted By F_Sahms
That looks like a bad home-brew repair. The...

That looks like a bad home-brew repair. The tangs break off (usually from mis-use) and the feet bend over.

Guzzi upgraded the stands with a welded plate gusset to prevent their bending over at...
Forum: Photos 12-22-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 421,162
Posted By F_Sahms
Yes a 510. It's a great place to hang out, but...

Yes a 510. It's a great place to hang out, but the HVAC is a bit primitive.
Forum: Photos 12-20-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 1,926,823
Posted By F_Sahms
You mean the bike, right? :evil

You mean the bike, right? :evil
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