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Old 11-17-2012, 11:31 PM   #16
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I am off to collect it in the morning...
Don't forget to call in for a coffee on the way past. Can't wait to see it

It's cold up here today Kev. 1c with a frost hope you have warm riding gear.

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:39 AM   #17
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Great score!!! I'm still hoping to find one some day when I have some money in my pocket.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:50 AM   #18
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I'm off racing stock car reliant robins tomorrow (don't ask!)
Please tell me there were pictures of this.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:47 AM   #19
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Please tell me there were pictures of this.
Would you have your photograph taken in a Race prepared Reliant Actually there me be photographs.

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Old 11-18-2012, 05:16 AM   #20
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I'm very much liking this guzzi influx thats taking place.
Nice score Kev.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:54 PM   #21
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Well!!

Come on Kevin we're waiting
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #22
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Well!!

Come on Kevin we're waiting
So was I, for the recovery truck all afternoon! just got home
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #23
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Crap! What went wrong?
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:58 PM   #24
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Ruh roh!.....
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:21 PM   #25
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Crap! What went wrong?
So this morning after the alarm had told me to get up, I left home a a quarter past dark, all my pockets loaded with beer tokens, my tank bag, helmet, gloves, and glasses, I joined the frosty streets, and headed for the station for the first of three rail journeys to Guzziland.
The first train from Reading to Paddington was bang on time, so I sat enjoying my first coffee of the day as we trundled into London, where I would join the underground for a quick trip to Kings Cross. Or so I thought!
It seems the underground people forgot to finish their work on time again, so all the lines I needed were shut, so I split a taxi with a woman who was off to Europe, and a couple of Germans, and made it just in time for my train to Newark, and another fine coffee, and..... relax.

An hour and a half later and I was met at Newark by the owner of the Guzzi, so a fifteen mile drive north soon had us opening the garage door to see my new bike, bike started and checked over, all good, beer tokens extracted from various pockets, and counted, all good, paperwork signed, and I was away heading 160 miles home on my first Guzzi...





Well all was going great, I was getting into the guzzi vibe, and we were cruising along at 65, the sun was out, on a chilly blue sky day, and I was having fun, when my foot slipped off the left hand peg, and on putting it back, it slipped off again! what the hell, I looked down to see my foot and leg covered in oil! :o just then I neared a junction so pulled off, killed the engine and coasted to a halt, the whole left side of the bike was covered in oil, it was dripping off everywhere. Bugger! luckily just over the road was a pub (good old England) so I freewheeled down to their car park, and called out the recovery truck. It will be hours they said, so I hit the pub for some lunch, Ham Egg, and chips... Mmmmm






Is there an O-ring seal at the base of the cylinder?





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Old 11-18-2012, 04:22 PM   #26
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So come on my Guzzi friends, what could have come loose on the upper left hand side, that would let out the engine oil
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #27
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Oil breather connection? Could it be overfilled with oil?
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #28
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Check all the breather hoses first. Are you sure it's not gear oil? The trans vent is right behind the starter on 5-speeds. Not sure about 4-speeds.

Also check the distributor gasket, although it's on the right.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:27 PM   #29
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Oil troubles

Like the others, I suspect a loose banjo joint at the head or between the cylinders. Also check this: when my generator bracket was loose it vibrated through the oil line where it passes through the hole in the bracket (see Dead Right There - below).

Oil pissing out of the engine is always a bit disconcerting, but its unlikely to be anything to fundamental.

Nice bike - don't despair. It will get sorted.

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #30
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That is a such a beautiful bike. Looks to be in good shape too.
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