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Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,472
Posted By F_Sahms
Yep. Bolts and nuts and tabs are all superseded....

Yep. Bolts and nuts and tabs are all superseded. Torque spec too I believe.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By F_Sahms
Overfilled trans? Is it gear lube? The vent...

Overfilled trans? Is it gear lube? The vent hose usually routes up over the battery, and if you overfill it will puke some.

It doesn't appear to be leaking from the outer body, where the clutch...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,800
Posted By F_Sahms
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-5bbtBZt/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-5bbtBZt/0/L/i-5bbtBZt-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 543,791
Posted By F_Sahms
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-NMtWQns/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-NMtWQns/0/L/i-NMtWQns-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 88,669
Posted By F_Sahms
Not urban legend: ...

Not urban legend:

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-64GWRdB/0/L/i-64GWRdB-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 39,152
Posted By F_Sahms
Those are pretty funky Charlie.

Those are pretty funky Charlie.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 39,152
Posted By F_Sahms
His intake manifolds are the early ones w/o...

His intake manifolds are the early ones w/o ports. :cry
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By F_Sahms
The sludge trap is easy if you're in there...

The sludge trap is easy if you're in there anyway. If you go that deep, mic the crank pin (and it will be in spec) and throw some new shells in the rods.

Having built both 850s and 949s, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By F_Sahms
Looks like CP does a lot of forged pistons. You...

Looks like CP does a lot of forged pistons. You wouldn't know if these will be cast or forged by chance?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By F_Sahms
What's Mark using for pistons?

What's Mark using for pistons?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By F_Sahms
That was quick!

That was quick!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By F_Sahms
The round-fin 949 motors pump oil mist out the...

The round-fin 949 motors pump oil mist out the breather if not equipped with a sump spacer (which the factory eventually added to the square-fin 949 motors.) It doesn't increase oil capacity, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,475
Posted By F_Sahms
That they require apostrophes to make em plural? ...

That they require apostrophes to make em plural?

What do I win, Alex?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,597
Posted By F_Sahms
Those look like Cal II sidecovers with the chrome...

Those look like Cal II sidecovers with the chrome bits lopped off:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kRNlkVGdsik/TTXE4tVkztI/AAAAAAAAA5M/F5NouGFqOso/s1600/Moto+Guzzi+California+II.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By F_Sahms
If you want something for which purchase price...

If you want something for which purchase price and resto costs total no more than $1,500, try to get something that already runs. Two-strokes get expensive if you have any crank work to do, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By F_Sahms
Looks tiddler Italian or Austrian.

Looks tiddler Italian or Austrian.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,597
Posted By F_Sahms
The matt finish, if still original on a Le Mans...

The matt finish, if still original on a Le Mans 850 after 38 years, is as shiny as the red, white or blue from use. I have a survivor in the shop right now.

The 1000S paint scheme was an homage...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,472
Posted By F_Sahms
See how it works. You may get some good miles...

See how it works. You may get some good miles out of what you have.

If it doesn't work to your satisfaction, there are good used flywheels around for decent $$.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,472
Posted By F_Sahms
It'll be difficult to engage neutral, and with...

It'll be difficult to engage neutral, and with the bike in gear with the clutch lever pulled in, the bike will still tend to creep and the shift lever can be hard to change gears.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,597
Posted By F_Sahms
The 850T and V7 Sport had a 14-amp alternator,...

The 850T and V7 Sport had a 14-amp alternator, and usually didn't come with the spacer (and had the alloy cover). Around the T3 the plastic cover and spacer appeared, along with a 20A alternator.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,597
Posted By F_Sahms
Don't let the door hit ya... The T stands...

Don't let the door hit ya...

The T stands for "touring" and started in 1975 with the 850T. If he wants to un-touring the T5, great. It wasn't that successful a bike. He hasn't gotten the thing on...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,597
Posted By F_Sahms
I believe "Tosser" was the term you used in...

I believe "Tosser" was the term you used in response to the question in the thread title (which was a yes/no question). "Dick" sounds like an appropriate response, no?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,597
Posted By F_Sahms
Morizzi, if you are going to smack people about...

Morizzi, if you are going to smack people about the face over what they post on ADV, I don't see knobbies on that police T5. They look like street BT45s.

There's always someone more ADV than you.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,597
Posted By F_Sahms
And some of the answers you'll get are actually...

And some of the answers you'll get are actually correct! :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,472
Posted By F_Sahms
Current best practice is new 10.9 screws, schnoor...

Current best practice is new 10.9 screws, schnoor washers and blue locktite, torqued to 30 ft/lbs. Original screws in the early bikes were a lower grade of bolt, and used locking tabs. The torque...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,472
Posted By F_Sahms
Looking good. It's nice not having to dick...

Looking good. It's nice not having to dick around with chains and tensioners.
Forum: Latin America 05-15-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By F_Sahms
I would also like to now. We have friends in BA...

I would also like to now. We have friends in BA and want to ride to the MotoGP.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 88,669
Posted By F_Sahms
Yay. Isn't the coolest experience the...

Yay.

Isn't the coolest experience the first time you whip the cover off a loop and see that very car-like belt, on a bike?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,273
Posted By F_Sahms
There are multiple positions possible for the...

There are multiple positions possible for the timing marks on the front crank pulley too, if you used them. I think a positive confirmation of static timing would be a good first step.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 88,669
Posted By F_Sahms
If you'll check how close the belt runs to the...

If you'll check how close the belt runs to the upper two timing cover screws, they might be rubbing. I ended up needing to use really thin washers to keep the belt from hitting the screws, and it...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By F_Sahms
If it has a good title, maybe $1600-ish.

If it has a good title, maybe $1600-ish.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-01-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,557
Posted By F_Sahms
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-tNrGSNM/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-tNrGSNM/0/L/i-tNrGSNM-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By F_Sahms
It has a heavier frame, longer swingarm, and all...

It has a heavier frame, longer swingarm, and all that crash-bar stuff, (which can be removed, of course). That seat is freaking huge too, but I am digging the two-tone.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By F_Sahms
Looks like a Cal II, 949 cc, 30mm carbs. It's a...

Looks like a Cal II, 949 cc, 30mm carbs. It's a nikasil motor, so no worries of cylinder peeling from sitting. That oil looks like it has leaked from the shock, not the rear drive. These bikes had...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9,809
Views: 3,092,334
Posted By F_Sahms
Just resurrected after being down since 1999,...

Just resurrected after being down since 1999, after 92,000 hard miles.

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-v5GJwv4/0/XL/i-v5GJwv4-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 185,979
Posted By F_Sahms
Tetons near Kelly, WY: ...

Tetons near Kelly, WY:

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-8XQtKmK/0/L/i-8XQtKmK-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 39,152
Posted By F_Sahms
He thought you had the pistons 180 degrees out,...

He thought you had the pistons 180 degrees out, with the larger valve cutaway facing the exhaust valve.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 15,983
Posted By F_Sahms
Maybe in for Friday evening.

Maybe in for Friday evening.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 39,152
Posted By F_Sahms
He got em right: ...

He got em right:

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh535/gwoodworth/Guzzi%20rebuild/IMG_0583_zpsddbaaefe.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-06-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 104,427
Posted By F_Sahms
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-Bc8wdx6/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-Bc8wdx6/0/L/i-Bc8wdx6-L.jpg
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