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Old 12-21-2007, 10:12 AM   #61
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While the carbs are off, I'd yank the breather box out and soak it in the carb cleaner after the carbs are done. The flapper valve inside the breather box can get gunky over time (especially when sitting), preventing the vented/collected oil from returning to the case, causing major oil spewage onto your rear tire.

Looking forward to that ride report!
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:23 AM   #62
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yo vern!

whats the story?? Have you picked up/out a guzzi yet?
Thanks for asking! No, not yet, as I have to sell an airplane kit first so I have room for another bike. Winter has been a good time to do research and I realy appreciate all the great info folks have sent in!
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Old 12-23-2007, 03:51 PM   #63
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The Mouse and the Motorcycle..............

................is a nice book for children, and has some relivence in this trip

to the innards of my humble future ride. Maybe "Animal Farm" would be a

more apt title, since a family of mud wasps had also taken up residence

under the tank at some time in the past years.

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I'm REALLY glad I resisted the urge to fire her up before checking the airbox and it's assorted hardware.

This is what the intake plenum looked like after disassembling the air box.

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I'll be sending out for parts next week, stay tuned.
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Old 12-25-2007, 03:08 PM   #64
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While the carbs are off, I'd yank the breather box out and soak it in the carb cleaner after the carbs are done. The flapper valve inside the breather box can get gunky over time (especially when sitting), preventing the vented/collected oil from returning to the case, causing major oil spewage onto your rear tire.

Looking forward to that ride report!
Skip that. (NO offense to anyone). The flapper valve breathers don't work.
Get the ball valve used in the latest Guzzis, and disable the flapper in your old breather by bending it out of the way with a screwdriver.
The ball valve actually works, but many Guzzi owners go a step further, and install a PCV. lots of discussion on the topic at www.guzzitech.com
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:10 PM   #65
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I wish I had a camera so I could show all of you how awesome I am.

I brought home a 71 ambassador on sunday and I'm happier than nun in a whore house.


ah ha!
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:20 PM   #66
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I wish I had a camera so I could show all of you how awesome I am.

I brought home a 71 ambassador on sunday and I'm happier than nun in a whore house.


ah ha!
Congrats Bloodweiser! Looking forward to hearing all about it!
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:07 PM   #67
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I wish I had a camera so I could show all of you how awesome I am.

I brought home a 71 ambassador on sunday and I'm happier than nun in a whore house.


ah ha!
Cool beans dude...
Where in Upstate are you...? I can send someone with a camera over if you like...

We need photos man...

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Old 12-27-2007, 09:15 AM   #68
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Here's one for you Vern (and its local):

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/mcy/519908187.html
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:28 AM   #69
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Here's one for you Vern (and its local):

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/mcy/519908187.html

Thanks, but I wouldn't know how to act if I owned a bike that nice!
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:00 PM   #70
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I'll get some pics up this weekend. New (and first) digital camera ariving on saturday.

I'm in poestenkill rad, bit east of albany. I got nothing but chores to do form now until this weekend, so you'll just have to wait to see my score.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:21 PM   #71
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Thanks, but I wouldn't know how to act if I owned a bike that nice!
I have three different Guzzi projects in my PDX garage. Things are getting cramped in there, so I'm planning on parting with a couple soon.
A 1000SP (w/ no engine) and a Lario 4V. PM if you have any interest.
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:13 AM   #72
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I have three different Guzzi projects in my PDX garage. Things are getting cramped in there, so I'm planning on parting with a couple soon.
A 1000SP (w/ no engine) and a Lario 4V. PM if you have any interest.
PM sent - thanks!
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:42 PM   #73
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I brought home a 71 ambassador on sunday and I'm happier than nun in a whore house.


ah ha!
Is it a white one?

If it is, you got yerself a nice ride.

Congrats. Let's see it, M'kay?
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:51 PM   #74
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pics will be up next afternoon, absolutly.

black tank, white fenders. best of both worlds.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:55 PM   #75
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you're all dead

its been a lonnnnnng time comming. But now I finally belong!












whats going to happen if I let this go? can I treat it without a full repaint?

more @ http://flickr.com/photos/21515553@N08/
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