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1000S Restoration
« on: August 05, 2018, 08:15:26 AM »
I made the trip to Southern Illinois to pick up a 1000S from EldoMike a few weeks ago.  You may remember Mike's thread titled Sparklehorse 1000S.   

http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=96412.msg1525378#msg1525378

It's a nice solid unit with 15,000 miles.  It has been sitting in a garage for a number of years and needs TLC before hitting the road.

Here's Mike just after the deal was done. 



One of my first attempts at a selfie.  :)





I will document going through the bike and getting it roadworthy. 

« Last Edit: August 05, 2018, 08:17:51 AM by Dave Swanson »
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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 08:57:27 AM »
Dave, good luck with the bike. I've only had two issues with my 93, the Ducati voltage regulator and a seal on the final drive. I did add a set of Wirth  springs to address the front end dive, helped but didn't eliminate the problem.

Did you get the original headlight and the black plastic shroud to cover the clocks?
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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 10:36:07 AM »

Did you get the original headlight and the black plastic shroud to cover the clocks?

I think the headlight shell might be original.  The missing plastic instrument shroud will be one of the most difficult pieces to find.  Other difficult bits to find will be a correct tail light and turn signals. 
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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 10:58:16 AM »
I think the headlight shell might be original.  The missing plastic instrument shroud will be one of the most difficult pieces to find.  Other difficult bits to find will be a correct tail light and turn signals.

The original USA headlight is smaller in diameter than the Lemans I headlight and the trim is chrome.  The turn signals are still being reproduced and they are available from Stein-Dinse.

https://www.stein-dinse.biz/Moto-Guzzi/Lighting/Turn-light-Moto-Guzzi/Indicator-for-front-right-or-rear-left-chrome-1000-S-Cali-3::9027.html

Don't remember what the lense looks like, but the bracket is correct. 

https://www.stein-dinse.biz/Moto-Guzzi/Lighting/Backlights/Rear-tail-light-T3-California-chrome-with-holder::139934.html
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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 11:07:33 AM »
Thanks much for that info!  That will make finding the turn signals easy!

The first order of business was to drain the tank.  I could hear gas sloshing around and knew it must have been in there for at least 5 years.  This task was made a bit more complicated because there were no keys with the bike.


I carefully removed the pin that retains the seat lock so that I could remove the seat and then the tank.   With the tank off the bike you can access the small bolts that retain the locking cover over the gas cap.    I pumped 3 gallons of bad gas out and was relieved to find that it hadn't started turning to shellac.  I was fully expecting some rust in the tank, but surprise number 2 was a nice rust free tank!  How do you spell relief!!




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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 11:42:37 AM »
It's always fun to begin a project like this with some simple tasks that provide immediate reward.

I had asked Mike to leave the bike untouched.  Cosmetics were what you would expect from a bike that had been in dry storage for at least 9 years.



This is the tank after about an hour or two of rubbing with a very fine rubbing compound followed by a coat of wax.

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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2018, 12:08:07 PM »
The instrument panel is made from polished stainless.



I removed the clocks and sent them to Palo Alto Speedometer Service for refurb.  A quick polish of the panel, and cleaning of the idiot lights results in almost instant gratification.

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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2018, 10:59:47 AM »
Nice job polishing up the tank, looks great.
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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2018, 08:21:23 AM »
The 1000S has been put on the side burner while I finish up getting my 1978 XLCH road worthy.  It has been sitting for the last 25 years in a pole barn.  It was in decent shape but needed to be gone through top to bottom before riding it.   After this bike is finished I am giving it to my son and daughter in law.  My DIL has a serious itch to learn how to ride.  Once the space on my lift is clear I will roll the 1000S on. 



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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2018, 11:31:35 AM »
Congrats on the 1000S -- one of my favorite Guzzis!
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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2018, 11:14:23 AM »
Please no Harleys,
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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2018, 04:35:20 PM »
Let the games begin!

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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2018, 10:30:49 PM »
 :popcorn:
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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2018, 06:22:27 PM »
I received the instruments back from Palo Alto Speedometer Inc.  They did an excellent job!

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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2018, 01:40:31 PM »
Very impressive!
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1000S Restoration
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2018, 03:22:19 PM »
Very impressive!

Expensive, but worth it!   :grin:
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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2018, 12:17:21 PM »
Such a fantastic machine. I'm going to have to check out Palo Alto. Those look great.
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Re: 1000S Restoration
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2018, 08:36:04 PM »
Just FYI, I live < 20 minutes from Palo Alto Speedo ... so if anyone ever needs someone to run by there for them, just let me know. 
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