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Old 07-29-2013, 07:18 PM   #406
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There we go, just beautiful!
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:04 PM   #407
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I'm late, but can I join the party?

1970 ambo

Just bought this today - I've been eyeing it since Dec 2010. He finally agreed to sell it to me! It fires right up, but I have yet to determine if it has the stock chrome bores (I presume it does). Before any more runnin, I'll be dropping the pan (lookin for chrome) and playing with magnets (hopin I get lucky with steel linings).

It's been resprayed, and the tank liner is flaking. Lots of signs that fluids are weeping etc. Hopefully it'll be a great project!

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Old 08-02-2013, 12:01 AM   #408
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Sweet, they just keep on turning up.
And I have a feeling the prices on these are set to rise real soon, as people realise just what a great classic motorcycle they are
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:35 AM   #409
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Lovely looking bike. The front mudguard is the right colour! The rest of the bike would look wonderful matched to it........

Good luck with the refresh.

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Old 08-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #410
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Laugh

Sweet looking Ambo! Welcome to the bikes that will eat your wallet.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:30 AM   #411
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Sunday is Guzzi day, decided to do an oil change today, and torque down the heads, as well as pull the distributor for a service, so lots going on...

as I was changing the oil, I also took the opportunity to drop the sump, this time it was pretty clean, not perfect but pretty clean, I still had one piece of that rusty metal, and a fair amount of thick crud? more than I was expecting, but maybe this is being loosened up by me using the bike, hopefully it will get better and cleaner with more use.

The head bolts were tight this time and needed no adjustment. But I did find that the spark plugs were black, so it would appear to be running a little rich.

I am going to strip and clean the dizzy this week, and I have already found that the outer o-ring is worn, so oil has been passing by that point.

onwards and upwards.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:30 PM   #412
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I took a couple of shots along the way, and then forgot to post them













I know how you guys like pictures...
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:07 PM   #413
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Kev,

Shouldn't that be 0.10mm and 0.20mm for your bike?
http://thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/m...intenance_data

You don't want that exhaust valve too tight!

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Old 08-04-2013, 01:29 PM   #414
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15 inlet, 25 exhaust according to the manuals?
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:32 PM   #415
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Gave my old goose a present today, I dropped by the local DellOrto dealer, and grabbed some new jets, and gaskets, couldn't get new V5 needles though, no longer available they told me? anyway pulled the carbs, and gave them a real good clean, blew through all the passages with high power air, and put the whole lot back together. runs like a top now, and even the balance across both carbs is damn near spot on perfect...
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:06 AM   #416
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Over in the Airhead section I run a register of BMW R80ST's, it has worked out pretty good over time, I wonder if I started a V7 Loop frame register over here if it would? what do you guys think?
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:35 AM   #417
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Worth a try, i you can be bothered doing it.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:36 AM   #418
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Is it possible to clean the sludge trap with the engine in the frame? or can this only be done on a full motor strip
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:31 AM   #419
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Don't know for sure but I would suggest almost certainly a full strip.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:04 PM   #420
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Is it possible to clean the sludge trap with the engine in the frame? or can this only be done on a full motor strip
Full strip. No way to to get to it with the crank still in the case.
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