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new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  TinTin on Sun 3 May - 11:31

Now the Ducati is almost finished (still have to work out the carburation, seems to be a problem as it is not running OK) I pulled out the Guzzi V65C I had for more than 5 years and have been collecting parts all that time.

It began life as this...
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and now I am at this stage...


Some problems finding a shifting axel for the rear sets (was supposed to be a fit for small Guzzi's but the shaft doesn't have the correct size at one end) and have to have the seat done but then all should bold in place, a good polish and ready for summer! :cheers


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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  kornfed on Sun 3 May - 12:50

nice project!
Guzzis are perfect donors for caferacers.
Are you gonne let the rear fender stay?
I can imagine it looks nicer whitout and you can fit an nice seat then.

keep up the good work.
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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  Toecutter on Sun 3 May - 13:31

Looks very good TinTin , another tail would'nt look bad Wink

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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  650zed on Sun 3 May - 13:55

COol project!

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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  Wallace on Sun 3 May - 23:34

I think Guzzis make cool Cafe Racers. It's looking good.
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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  marc on Sun 3 May - 23:38

nice base!! What are the plans? Also such a nice paintjob?
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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  TinTin on Mon 4 May - 10:13

Rear is going to stay, after the new seat and a nice polish it will be kind of a low rider caf caf racer. Will stand out from the rest of the crowd....

Not paint job though, just polishing the chrome and aluminium will do
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Took it to the road yesterday..

Post  TinTin on Sat 13 Jun - 9:09

After some carfull cleaning (got a ultrasonic bath now!) and mounting of the carb's I took the beast out on the road yesterday: still a mean machine. Seating is OK allthough the seat still has to be made, now I drove with racing foam tie-rapped on the baseplat. Did not run properly thoug after the engine got warm so I pulled the plugs: left blackish and right screamin white! Good thing I only did a run around the block.... Shocked
Checked the valves and discovered that the service at the motor shop a few years back was rubbish. Valves were 0.1 mm instead of the required 0.15 in and 0.2 out. With readjusted valves and synced carbs did another run but still not very happy. Checked out the carb mountings and mounted a new rubber because the old one had cracks, ignition timing I still have to give a good look but I yhink it is way off... Suspect
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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  Luckyboy on Sat 13 Jun - 9:44

Good looking project in progress...
we see so few Guzzis around my area...

Just me, but I enjoy when things not running properly... to start with !
First to diagnose fuel or spark then the systematic process of elimination and fix..
TinTin sounds like he knows his stuff...

I like the idea of caf caf race...
Themes on Cafe apeal to me as much as PureCafe
Hard to beat that big hearty 4stroke beat twins have...

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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  andreas on Sat 13 Jun - 9:51

TinTin wrote:After some carfull cleaning (got a ultrasonic bath now!) and mounting of the carb's I took the beast out on the road yesterday: still a mean machine. Seating is OK allthough the seat still has to be made, now I drove with racing foam tie-rapped on the baseplat. Did not run properly thoug after the engine got warm so I pulled the plugs: left blackish and right screamin white! Good thing I only did a run around the block.... Shocked
Checked the valves and discovered that the service at the motor shop a few years back was rubbish. Valves were 0.1 mm instead of the required 0.15 in and 0.2 out. With readjusted valves and synced carbs did another run but still not very happy. Checked out the carb mountings and mounted a new rubber because the old one had cracks, ignition timing I still have to give a good look but I yhink it is way off... Suspect
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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  wannabe caferacer on Sun 14 Jun - 20:42

I like the tail light, where did you get that from?
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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  TinTin on Mon 15 Jun - 9:30

It is a Hella, I'll check for the partnumber tonight... Wink
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Tonight took a while longer...

Post  TinTin on Thu 18 Jun - 16:08

But the writing on the glass is:
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Hella

3067
A 3074
3075
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suspect the whole Hella light has part number E1 53256, JOKON BS/BSK 22A is probably the same light from a different manufaturer. It is used for tractors and the mount (Hella partnumber 8HG 002 247-001 for black, could not find chrome) is suited for traxtor fenders. Good thing Guzzi''s custom rear fenders are very wide but you probably could adapt the mounting suface.

Took de shiny beast out for a spint today after polishing it this weekend and tweaking the ignition and ultimately replacing the contact breakers. She went like a cat with Dyon mustard up 'r ass!. No funny stuff, just driving. Checked spark plugs wenn I cam home and they look sweet. Now the only thing that's left is the seat... hard to find someone around the corner willing to do that...

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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  marc on Thu 18 Jun - 16:47

Cool,

Really a great tank!!
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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  TinTin on Thu 18 Jun - 19:10

I jsut remembered, I have still tow of those rear lights lying around. If you want one just send me an PM. I'll probably be in Achterveld on the 5th so I could bring 'm... cheers

The tank is a WBO for large Guzzi's, took a while to make it fit. You can still order them but the wating list is 2 years..... the guy who hand crafts 'm has been sick recently. http://www.wbo-racing.de/; it's the "Alutank Classic, 80 mm länger" for Guzzi. I bought it on eBay by chance... a few dings and dongs but that's what gives the used look!
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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  Ollie on Fri 12 Mar - 22:08

This guzzi v65c looks great

last summer I bought an v65c as well, man those things look awefull originally Shocked
But when you take of everything that you dont need they arent that bad at all!
One of these days I will also start changing her a bit into caf style.
I wondered, your carbs are mounted straight to the back instead of inwards, what kind of manifold did you use?
Also a nice tank you used
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Re: new project to finish... Guzzi!

Post  TinTin on Sun 14 Mar - 12:59

Ollie wrote:I wondered, your carbs are mounted straight to the back instead of inwards, what kind of manifold did you use?

Straight mount inlet stubs from eBay, guy does not sell 'm anymore... these guys do:
http://www.motoschmitz.de/ Bestellnummer: 8132 49 euro's/piece
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