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Old 03-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #166
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They used that light on the later Loopframes and then on the early T bikes...
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:16 PM   #167
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They used that light on the later Loopframes and then on the early T bikes...
And Vespas, and Benellis, and Laverdas....
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:48 PM   #168
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When fitting Gilardoni replacement cylinders and pistons, how long do you run it in for?
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:06 PM   #169
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When fitting Gilardoni replacement cylinders and pistons, how long do you run it in for?

I have fitted a bunch of them, and they generally don't need much running in at all. I go a little easy at first, maybe for 100 miles, then retorque the heads, reset the valves and consider it done. The stuff is so well finished that the softer rings just need to get friendly with the cylinder wall.
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Thanks, I see this being done in a week or so.... ready then for a summer of fun..
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:40 PM   #171
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I had the small end bushings redone and the new wristpin matched up. The pin gently slid through the rod and piston.
The whole kit fit really well and slipped together nicely.
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I'm just gonna fire it up and ride it.

I read some scuttlebutt that the Gilardoni rig was 10g. lighter than OEM.
I'm not sure if that's enough to unbalance.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:59 AM   #172
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I'm just gonna fire it up and ride it..
Not like that, you're not!
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:06 AM   #173
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As I get more involved in Guzzi ownership, and start to tidy up those little things on my Ambo, I noticed that the twin pull throttle cables were taped together where they enter the throttle body. It was right about then that I noticed some of the V7 range had single pull throttles, and some like mine have a twin pull setup, but why the difference?
I ad a look in the Ambo parts book, and it only shows a single pull option, but mine is fitted with a full twin cable setup, two down to a splitter, and two out to the carbs.

So knowing that I need to sort out the sticky taped up mess, I started watching ebay to see what was available, well last week a nice Tommaselli Daytona 2c twin pull throttle appeared, with a nice low start price, and when it ended with no other bidders I got a bargain.



Now I already own a single pull Daytona, I have had it a while ready for a future classic cafe bike project






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Old 03-05-2013, 08:01 AM   #174
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Kev, Can you get some detail on your rear tailight/ signals?

Here you go then...









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Old 03-05-2013, 09:01 AM   #175
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My Eldo has the OEM Superpratic B single-cable throttle with a splitter under the tank (not ideal for on-road maintenance, but...). The throttle you have looks like a V-7 Sport dual-cable throttle. There should be a little removable piece where the cables enter. Those cables look later too.

If you want OEM, the Superpratic would do the trick. They are cheap and not all that great feeling (there's a little chain inside).

If you don't care about originality, the Daytona 2C is great.

(that taillight looks Lambretta!)
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:10 AM   #176
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(that taillight looks Lambretta!)
Only a few V7 bikes came fitted with this tail light assembly, quite the rarity apparently...

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:53 PM   #177
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Only a few V7 bikes came fitted with this tail light assembly, quite the rarity apparently...

The throttle that is on your bike was made by Magura and usually accompanied Amal carbs on US bikes. Same throttle was used on Puch/Sears Allstate "Twingles".

The taillight was a Euro only piece, two of my customer's bikes have had them. Available in the US from Moto Guzzino last I checked.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:27 AM   #178
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Never realized that taillight was available...I really like the look of it...
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:17 AM   #179
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Never realized that taillight was available...I really like the look of it...
It is not just the tail light, it is also the matching mounting bracket, that may be a bit harder to get hold off.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:54 PM   #180
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Bracket (not quite the same as the Loopframe one): http://guzzino.com/cevretalibr.html
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