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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 168,621
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: 235
Views: 25,967
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: 174
Views: 6,711
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: 235
Views: 25,967
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: 853
Views: 99,664
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
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,243
Posted By F_Sahms
The part is cheap. Personally, I would get the...

The part is cheap. Personally, I would get the old one out (lots of small holes drilled into the plug makes it easier to remove) clean the threads and put in a new plug with blue locktite.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,243
Posted By F_Sahms
The factory plug was screwed home, and then the...

The factory plug was screwed home, and then the threads keyed with a punch to keep the plug from backing out. The threads are nitrided like the rest of the crank and a royal pain to clean up with...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,967
Posted By F_Sahms
Pretty! I hope the paint you used on the...

Pretty!

I hope the paint you used on the distributor cap is non-conductive!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,688
Views: 696,419
Posted By F_Sahms
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-HtwbNxz/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-HtwbNxz/0/XL/i-HtwbNxz-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,408
Posted By F_Sahms
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-85PcRhd/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-85PcRhd/0/L/i-85PcRhd-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,958
Posted By F_Sahms
Beauty. You'll love it.

Beauty. You'll love it.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 200,444
Posted By F_Sahms
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-VXkptPv/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-VXkptPv/0/L/i-VXkptPv-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,464
Posted By F_Sahms
They even raced them in Battle of the Twins in...

They even raced them in Battle of the Twins in the early 80s.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By F_Sahms
Guzzi built non-Le Mans models with 36mm pumpers,...

Guzzi built non-Le Mans models with 36mm pumpers, just not the bell-crank versions. It's not too much work to get em dialed in, and there's a ton of data out there to give you a start.

Mikunis...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,243
Posted By F_Sahms
I may have one laying around. Have the screw?

I may have one laying around. Have the screw?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,243
Posted By F_Sahms
All the loops came with generators as new. One...

All the loops came with generators as new. One other reason folks swap to alternators is the fragile generator mounting setup. Those two little bolt holes in the block aren't really up to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,385
Posted By F_Sahms
I believe our County Mayor had something to do...

I believe our County Mayor had something to do with it.

http://www.tn.gov/revenue/vehicle/licenseplates/antique/antique.shtml
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,385
Posted By F_Sahms
Been with J.C. Taylor for years. Only bikes, no...

Been with J.C. Taylor for years. Only bikes, no cars required. Never made a claim, but happy so far and the fine print was not daunting.

We have antique plates on most of the old uns. In...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 533,749
Posted By F_Sahms
Could use a straight rear wheel and carb cover...

Could use a straight rear wheel and carb cover for a 1965 Honda S90. Long shot but WTH.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,243
Posted By F_Sahms
The early bikes have a alloy crush washer under a...

The early bikes have a alloy crush washer under a 26 or 27mm hex-head plug. Later bikes have a 10mm allen in the plug, sealed with an o-ring. I like the earlier version better. Those allen plugs...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6,769
Views: 3,094,231
Posted By F_Sahms
Fenders don't usually function as fork braces, so...

Fenders don't usually function as fork braces, so unless there's a substantial brace under it, no stability worries on shedding the fender alone.

Until you get caught in the rain.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,522
Posted By F_Sahms
http://31.media.tumblr.com/1f688a8b70af5d8a293a96e...

http://31.media.tumblr.com/1f688a8b70af5d8a293a96e62782a5db/tumblr_mud6qhj6YQ1syxqsbo1_1280.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,358
Posted By F_Sahms
I get bits for my wife's 93 750SS from Pro...

I get bits for my wife's 93 750SS from Pro Italia. They have a decent online fische system.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 44,505
Posted By F_Sahms
Sorry to hear Kevin. I hope things turn around. ...

Sorry to hear Kevin. I hope things turn around. Hopefully there'll be another loop in your future.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-18-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 65,102
Posted By F_Sahms
http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-DPFzJHq/0/...

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-DPFzJHq/0/XL/i-DPFzJHq-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 75,566
Posted By F_Sahms
Never give up!

Never give up!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 75,566
Posted By F_Sahms
Dan, what doesn't match up? You didn't bolt a...

Dan, what doesn't match up? You didn't bolt a tonti trans into your loop did you? The speedo drive comes out at a different angle.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 75,566
Posted By F_Sahms
So you think that Guzzi machine-matched the...

So you think that Guzzi machine-matched the engine and transmission in each bike? :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,695
Posted By F_Sahms
If the OEM headlight mounts were rubber-isolated,...

If the OEM headlight mounts were rubber-isolated, you may have a short headlight bulb life with those rigid versions. I like the shape of the seat in the mock-up.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,695
Posted By F_Sahms
This should be fun. The KZ1000 motor is nice to...

This should be fun. The KZ1000 motor is nice to work on, and you can tell the transmission parts are "substantial" when you shift. Some of the OEM carb brass jetting bits are NLA.

One common...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By F_Sahms
Here's a photo of a stock 949 piston for the...

Here's a photo of a stock 949 piston for the "small valve" head models (Cal II, SP1000, G5, etc.) beside a "mid-valve" piston (SPIII, 93 1000S, etc. with 36mm carbs): The tall dome is about 4.25mm...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By F_Sahms
OK.. Just so you're not wondering why it's...

OK.. Just so you're not wondering why it's pinging! Did you do a compression ratio (burette) test before you put the top end together?

The Venolias I have are a bit heavier than the stockers. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By F_Sahms
So were the new pistons from a Gilardoni kit?

So were the new pistons from a Gilardoni kit?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 743,609
Posted By F_Sahms
I doubt it'll top out that well with me on it. ...

I doubt it'll top out that well with me on it.

My Honda red book says late S90s had chrome fenders and optional candy paint.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By F_Sahms
This piece of steam punk is also Opel powered,...

This piece of steam punk is also Opel powered, 1100 Kadet:

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photos/i-vpMnzz9/0/L/i-vpMnzz9-L.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 10-22-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 265,020
Posted By F_Sahms
That's a rocking triple!

That's a rocking triple!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 743,609
Posted By F_Sahms
Yep, a 1965 version acording to the paperwork. ...

Yep, a 1965 version acording to the paperwork. It'll be a nice bike to remember my friend by, and a great stablemate for my CB100.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 743,609
Posted By F_Sahms
Sentimental purchase, this was my friend's who...

Sentimental purchase, this was my friend's who died this June. I bought it from his daughter for $850, with clean title. Got it running in about 30 minutes, but it'll need a few parts.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By F_Sahms
I agree with Mike. Loop heads are relatively...

I agree with Mike. Loop heads are relatively easy to come by. You may need to do guides and/or seats, but that work is simpler than thread repair.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,096
Posted By F_Sahms
Results can be clicked from here: ...

Results can be clicked from here:

http://dev.ahrma.org/?page_id=1732

I have a few shots of Nick on track. I'll see what I got.
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