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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-18-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By MZRider
Drum brakes on both his Eldo and Nuovo Falcone....

Drum brakes on both his Eldo and Nuovo Falcone. The twin-leading-shoe front brake can be made to work effectively, it's certainly easier to do that than grafting on a completely different front end. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-18-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By MZRider
Longest I've seen fitted is 13.125", but if Greg...

Longest I've seen fitted is 13.125", but if Greg says 13.5" will work, then they will. Still only .75" longer than stock though.

A disc Eldo front end will cost you lots of $$. You can achieve...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-17-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By MZRider
IIRC, the maximum length for rear shocks before...

IIRC, the maximum length for rear shocks before the u-joint interferes with the swingarm is 13.125" That's only .375" longer than stock.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 123,575
Posted By MZRider
Good way to go if your pistons are still in spec....

Good way to go if your pistons are still in spec. and reusable. If not, the cost of pistons will make the Gilardonis ($766 a pair at MG Cycle) cheaper. I've had several sets done by Millennium now,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,651
Posted By MZRider
750 cc for all big-twin transmissions up until...

750 cc for all big-twin transmissions up until the 6 spds.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,449
Posted By MZRider
Timing chain started with engine no. 33448.

Timing chain started with engine no. 33448.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 284,556
Posted By MZRider
The whole boring story with a bunch of photos is...

The whole boring story with a bunch of photos is here:
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/projects_barney_blog.html
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 284,556
Posted By MZRider
The return of "Barney", the '71 Ambassador I...

The return of "Barney", the '71 Ambassador I built completely from parts over the Winter of '06/'07. Sold it in '08, bought it back on Easter.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,651
Posted By MZRider
The original dampers can be drained and refilled....

The original dampers can be drained and refilled. A small hole is drilled down into the top (where the M8 bolt secures them to the cap), the "fish oil" drained out and the damper refilled with fork...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,885
Posted By MZRider
That's the factory Moto Guzzi "polizia" fairing....

That's the factory Moto Guzzi "polizia" fairing. It works very well.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,885
Posted By MZRider
If you choose wisely... ...

If you choose wisely...

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/Reunited%20with%20Barney%20001_zpsholitsu8.jpg
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By MZRider
If I still have my '95 MZ Silver Star Classic in...

If I still have my '95 MZ Silver Star Classic in June, I'll probably ride down for at least a day.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 284,556
Posted By MZRider
Owner is a 60 yr. young vegetable farmer. Even...

Owner is a 60 yr. young vegetable farmer. Even though it's been cold and snowy, he's still been riding the wheels off of it. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 284,556
Posted By MZRider
Finished this one up for a customer about two...

Finished this one up for a customer about two months ago.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/Curts%20Eldo%20amp%20Elefant%20004_zpszw4sjtbu.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-20-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By MZRider
Notice the Guzzi in my signature? I've been...

Notice the Guzzi in my signature? I've been "trying" that one for the last 18 years. :D It's not a "dual-sport" even if I have ridden quite a few forest roads with it.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,651
Posted By MZRider
http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product...

http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=201_204&products_id=446
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By MZRider
:puke1 Wrong category too.

:puke1

Wrong category too.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-10-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 529,288
Posted By MZRider
Other than installing handguards, I'm finished...

Other than installing handguards, I'm finished whipping the '86 that I bought back in November into shape. Ready to ride!
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-04-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
Here's a low res. video I shot the day I first...

Here's a low res. video I shot the day I first started it, judge for yourself:

http://youtu.be/8cBKLVwdueI

That's with no discs or end cap. Almost as quiet as my '77 Yamaha XT500 with stock...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,418
Posted By MZRider
My (personal) Winter project is rehabbing the '86...

My (personal) Winter project is rehabbing the '86 650 Elefant I bought in Nov. 2014. Nothing too difficult, just the "usual" stuff mostly.

Mine came with some sort of non-original starter relay,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-15-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
6 should have made it quiet - more = loud, less =...

6 should have made it quiet - more = loud, less = quiet.

http://www.supertrapp.com/technology/index.asp

Got the answer to my question on the Elefant Google group - 20 came standard. Should...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,383
Posted By MZRider
Might be even easier. If the switch is the same...

Might be even easier. If the switch is the same as a Guzzi of the period (quite likely), you can get a key already cut to code from these guys:

http://keys4classics.com/html/MotoGuzzi.html
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-09-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
650 Elefant (US) muffler diffuser discs?

Anyone know how many of the Supertrapp diffuser discs were installed from the factory? Mine are missing along with the end cap. I plan to ride forest roads this season and to be USFS legal I need...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-30-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
Found a US source for the elbow Huub has posted...

Found a US source for the elbow Huub has posted about:

http://www.2cvsource.com/118,-860-hose;-2cv6-solex-26-35-intake-(pic.10).html

http://www.2cvsource.com/files/400/860[1].jpg

Looks very...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-30-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
Rider footpeg rubber inserts?

For the '85-'87 Elefant. Rubber inserts that fit into the cleated metal footpegs. Anyone have a spare set or even one? My Elefant is missing both and I thought about sending one to CSM Reproductions...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17,094
Views: 10,889,283
Posted By MZRider
Rokon Trailbreaker

Rokon Trailbreaker
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
That's fine, if you live some place where 2CV...

That's fine, if you live some place where 2CV parts are available. They're not, that I know of, in the US.

I sure there are plenty of things that can be made to work, but I'd prefer to have...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-14-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,425
Posted By MZRider
The Elefant uses a 4 pot caliper, designated...

The Elefant uses a 4 pot caliper, designated P4/32 IIRC. Looks like this:...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-14-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
No worries. I hope to bring mine out of storage...

No worries. I hope to bring mine out of storage in early Feb., so can send one of mine off to CSM Reproductions then.

Mine doesn't need much work, but with customer jobs taking most of my time,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,365
Posted By MZRider
"No key" is an easy fix. If it's the original...

"No key" is an easy fix. If it's the original switch, there should be a code stamped into the switch right next to the key slot. With that code, you can have a key cut to work by these fine folks:...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,425
Posted By MZRider
Not sure if either of these will help: ...

Not sure if either of these will help:
http://guzzipower.com/store/Brakeadapt65.html
http://guzzipower.com/store/Brakeadapt.html

If not, you might contact Ed and see if he can make something up...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
That Alazzurra boot might make two Elefant elbows...

That Alazzurra boot might make two Elefant elbows if cut in half and trimmed to length.

Indiana parts are likely even more rare than Elefant parts. Not very popular when new and the rubber parts...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-12-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
My shop (see link in signature line) is in...

My shop (see link in signature line) is in Rohrersville, MD.

Some Pantah engine parts will work, but the engine is more closely related to that of the Cagiva Alazzurra, Ducati 750 Paso and Ducati...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-12-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
If you mean the elbow between the carburetor and...

If you mean the elbow between the carburetor and frame, I'll be having those reproduced soon.

Winchester, VA!? I'm only 40 miles away and recently purchased an '86 650 Elefant. Two Elefants so...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-10-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
As I understand it, falcn is looking to have the...

As I understand it, falcn is looking to have the "boxer shorts"/v-shaped rubber boot for the E900 made.

As you can see from my post above, I've already had the frame-to-airbox "union" for the 650...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
My two "unions" arrived from CSM Reproductions...

My two "unions" arrived from CSM Reproductions today and look excellent.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/Amboman4/Elefantboot002_zpsc2117cbd.jpg

Might be next month before I can do a test...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,960
Posted By MZRider
The mufflers were made by Mistral: ...

The mufflers were made by Mistral:

http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=26_105&products_id=3218

Actually the whole exhaust system looks like Mistral.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 143,842
Posted By MZRider
The starter motor is made by Nippon Denso. It's...

The starter motor is made by Nippon Denso. It's tucked in close to the frame and cylinder of my 504 powered '91 604, will see if I can get some numbers for you.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-30-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,269
Posted By MZRider
The first two reproduction boots I had made by...

The first two reproduction boots I had made by Greg Clauss (CSM Reproduction Parts http://www.claussstudios.com/ ) should be here this week. If the quality is good (always has been on all of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-27-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 32,370
Posted By MZRider
http://www.brownsplating.com I usually take...

http://www.brownsplating.com

I usually take a photo of the part (with a yard stick in the photo for scale) and send it to Ronnie Brown. He responds quickly with an estimate and the cost has always...
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