A new Guzzi joins the fold (and it runs!)

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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2018, 07:08:26 PM »
Nice. I know a guy that is looking for an Airone. Give me a ping if anyone knows about one..
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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2018, 11:00:55 PM »
One other weird thing if you are working on getting it running.  Check the depth of the threads in the head.  Standard today is ~3/4" (without gasket) for aluminum.  ~1/2" for cast iron heads back in the day.  Both my GTV (cast iron) and Carlo's Airone (alloy) have about 14mm of thread - ~5/8" without the gasket.

The Airone had a 3/4" reach plug installed that was 3 threads from being tight.  Don't know if the piston would hit it.

I was buying parts in Mandello and asked for the correct plug and Marco at Guzzi Retro offered me 1/2" reach plugs.  When I asked for 14mm reach he  said "oh, very rare!"  I've cut the NGK 18mm (diameter) on the lathe to give it the correct reach, but doing the same to 14mm (dia.) NGKs cuts the base off.  (we stacked gaskets until we find a better solution)  Lathe might work with Bosch or Champion...


   
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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2018, 11:45:13 PM »
And another vote for patina! Give it a wipe over with an oily rag, get it running and able to be ridden and ENJOY.

What a gorgeous machine.
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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2018, 10:43:58 AM »
At one of our rallies a bloke rode from South Australia to the Ragged Fringe in NSW on his Airone.
It was exquisite. Here are the photos I took.












If you want any of these in a larger file  let me know.
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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2018, 01:48:24 PM »
Thanks for posting the Airione pictures! 

I will send you a pm with my email contact.

Cheers

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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2018, 07:44:54 PM »
How could I possibly have missed this topic? :cry: :embarrassed: :shocked: I swear it wasn't  :boozing: or  :copcar:
Will try to do better in future :wink: :smiley:
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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2018, 08:33:54 PM »
At one of our rallies a bloke rode from South Australia to the Ragged Fringe in NSW on his Airone.
It was exquisite. Here are the photos I took.



Nice Falcone.
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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2018, 10:34:25 PM »
O dear, my bad. However still a reference point for the Airone in many ways.
Thanks Charlie.


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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold
« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2018, 11:45:02 PM »
If you need any pictures of an Airone or info - there's one in my shop now.  A Turismo with sport bars.  I've worked out the clutch adjustment and translated the page on timing the engine and magneto - let me know if you'd like a copy.

The bikesales Airone has an oversized tank - for Milano-Taranto races? 

Looking forward to your report on your Airone.  :popcorn:

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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2018, 05:58:33 PM »
Sweet! I would never restore that, just make it mechanically and electrically sound and then ride it every chance I got. To me, it's perfect cosmetically - it fits in right between "too pretty to ride" and "so ugly I'm ashamed of it".   :grin:

+1 to Charlie's comments.  I'm generally not a great fan of patina - it's pretty much usually just a record of a machinery's abuse over the years.  On the other hand, if the bike is as rare as this one, then the "historical" argument carries some weight.  My daddy always taught me that if you treat machinery right, it usually will repay you with reliability & good performance.  My Norton violates that adage regularly, but that's a story for another time...
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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2018, 07:53:31 PM »
In looking at the pics of your Astorino , looks like it may not be an original paint bike , The decals are certainly newer than 40`s and early 50`s bikes..  Have fun with it and congratulations.

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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold (and it runs!)
« Reply #43 on: Today at 06:15:26 PM »
After a couple hour ride on my KLR this afternoon I decided to give the Airione a try at starting. I am not sure about the right procedure, just did what I used to do to get my Yamaha TT500 to run, finally figured out the push button on top of the Delorto carb is to feed fuel into the bowl.

After a couple kicks it fired up, doesn't want to idle, need to work on that but I think it sounds pretty decent.

My apologies for the crappy video, holding the camera in one hand, kick starting and working the throttle, the camera is pointing down at the ground / motor, can't figure out how to rotate the image

https://youtu.be/prhNUcjDsWc

When I give it gas it walks backwards just like my Laverda. I had the fuel off, it just runs out of gas at the end.

I have a grin from ear to ear :laugh:
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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold (and it runs!)
« Reply #44 on: Today at 06:25:59 PM »
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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold (and it runs!)
« Reply #45 on: Today at 06:52:15 PM »
That's a success there Jim!!

Buzz Kanter has 2 Falcones and might be selling this one.  He is the editor, owner? of American Iron Mag.  Good guy and has nice bikes. He cycles them through his garage from time to time.

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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold (and it runs!)
« Reply #46 on: Today at 08:31:54 PM »
Success :grin: :thumb:
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Re: A new Guzzi joins the fold (and it runs!)
« Reply #47 on: Today at 09:20:59 PM »
That's a success there Jim!!

Buzz Kanter has 2 Falcones and might be selling this one.  He is the editor, owner? of American Iron Mag.  Good guy and has nice bikes. He cycles them through his garage from time to time.



That's just beautiful, think he may want a V7 Sport in trade?
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