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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2020, 02:16:41 PM »
The tank that came with my bike is amazing!  It does seem like it has seen at least some fuel in its life, but certainly very little.  Anyone would mistake it for NOS.    It doesn't match with the condition of the fenders.  My fenders are in very nice shape and are original paint, but not in the same league as this tank.   As I said before, Ken Johnson of Atlas Cycle in Tulsa told me this was the last bike sold out of the shop while he still owned the shop.  He said this V700 was on display in the shop for quite awhile.   I can only assume that Ken switched out the tanks for some reason.  I will always be grateful that he did!  This tank is amazing, and I enjoy just looking at it.









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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2020, 12:00:00 AM »
The tank is indeed beautiful. The way the filler cap tightens down is pure art!
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2020, 11:43:19 AM »
That tank is pure GUZZI porn, what a time capsule.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2020, 12:32:50 PM »
Very cool.  That's gorgeous.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2020, 05:34:31 PM »
The engine is going together in earnest today!   After all those years since I tore it down I was very happy to find all the bagged parts organized nicely.   

I inspected the camshaft and it looks new.  The big end shells look like they could be re-used but since I have a new crank I went with new shells.  The wrist pin fit on the rod small ends is perfect.

New front and rear bearing housings of course to mate with the new crank.  And don't worry I did bend the tabs on the locking plates.



I was also glad I had the presence of mind to mark the the gears with white out to duplicate the timing without drama.  I had forgotten I did that.



When I was cleaning up the oil pick up housing there was a thin ribbon of sharp flashing.  It wouldn't have taken much for a thin piece to break off and do damage.  Luigi must have been a bit lazy that day.

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2020, 06:50:29 PM »
What an interesting build thread, and those fine toothed timing gears are gorgeous.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2020, 07:53:35 PM »
As Charlie informed me the V700 Gilardoni sets have been in the unobtainium category for a number of years.  Knowing that they are essentially irreplaceable makes me nervous handling them!  I am afraid of breaking a ring or dropping the cylinder on the floor.   :laugh:   I will do what I can to make this a worthy recipient of these now rare as hens-teeth parts!.



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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2020, 09:32:58 PM »

The heads are in great shape.  I had taken the valves out for inspection and cleanup.  The valves look new and the seats were still perfect.  The valve stem to valve guide fit was excellent.



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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2020, 07:52:14 PM »
Moving along nicely.  No missing parts!   Heads are torqued down.  I will re-torque them a time or two over the next few days before I put the rockers in place. 

This is definitely the fun stage!!

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2020, 08:23:38 AM »
Looks good, Dave.   Nice to see there's at least one V700 engine rebuild moving forward right now...

Do these later heads have the supplemental intake tract inserts?
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2020, 05:43:38 PM »


Do these later heads have the supplemental intake tract inserts?

Yes.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2020, 05:08:48 PM »
 In my opinion the V700 has the best looking valve covers in all of Guzzidom.   This is a momentous day, these covers have been squirreled away patiently for years waiting for this day.   :laugh:

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2020, 08:12:22 PM »
Looking good Dave!  Those valve covers have that polish when you got the bike?  Debating if I should spend some time on the polishing wheel to get mine looking like that.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2020, 08:35:51 PM »
Looking good Dave!  Those valve covers have that polish when you got the bike?  Debating if I should spend some time on the polishing wheel to get mine looking like that.

Yes, the V700s were polished all the way around from the factory. 

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2020, 08:40:28 PM »
Getting serious now.  On the bike lift!  New clutch installed - Newfren, which is bonded and riveted. 

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2020, 11:16:55 PM »
Great pictures and great build. Please keep pictures coming.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2020, 08:23:40 AM »
I agree with you on the V700 valve covers, definitely the best looking of the lot.

Great looking bike!
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2020, 09:05:51 PM »
I delved into the 4 speed transmission today.  I disassembled to do a proper job of input and output seal replacement, to give it a good scrub, and a good visual inspection.    All was going very well at first but by the end of the day  I had it apart and back together more times than I can count!   :boozing:   

I considered leaving it alone.  That would have been a good idea.   And when reading Guzziology later to figure out the shifter pall timing, Dave Richardson said "don't take the 4 speeds apart because nothing goes wrong with them and you don't want to deal with the shifter palls".  In so many words.



Of course when I took it apart the shifter pawls went flying.  When I took the gears and shafts out the shifter cam and fell out and I didn't note the orientation.   So I got an intense introduction to the Guzzi 4 speed.   The online documentation of the shifter pawl and cam plate is reversed from what it should be.  That ate up a couple of hours!


Cam plate is reversed from what it should be in this photo.


Here you can see I assembled it per the photo.



I took a break, had a snack and a cup of coffee and went back to work on it with a calm frame of mind.   I did what I should have done from the beginning and went through the operation of the shifter mechanism logically, found the right orientation for the cam plate by trial, reassembled and all was good.

Another milestone!!   With all the frustration I had with re-assembling the transmission I was awarded a bit of luck when mating the transmission to the engine.  The input spline lined up first time and slid right in with no jockeying.  That was a relief. 

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2020, 09:23:04 AM »
I loved doing four speed transmissions, so simple compared to five speeds. Did you bench test it to make sure it will shift through all four gears? Nothing worse than getting the bike all back together and only having two gears.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2020, 08:09:00 PM »
I had a senior moment, but quickly realized that the engine has to be dropped into a Loop frame.  Those Tonti frames spoil you.    It has been at least 15 years since I restored my Eldo.  Easy fix!



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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #50 on: April 16, 2020, 10:12:12 PM »
I had a senior moment, but quickly realized that the engine has to be dropped into a Loop frame.  Those Tonti frames spoil you.    It has been at least 15 years since I restored my Eldo.  Easy fix!





Loopframes spoil me, it's the Tonti frames that are the problem.  :wink: I like to start with a bare frame, set the engine in between the lower frame rails, then raise the frame to insert the front engine bolt. When I can't do that, I put blocks (or a lift jack) between the frame rails until they're just above the level of the tubes, set the engine onto the blocks (or jack pad), then raise the front of the frame to insert the bolt or lower the jack.

Seeing this makes me want to tear my '69 Ambo apart for restoration.  :shocked:
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #51 on: April 17, 2020, 08:17:19 PM »
A few more bits hung on the frame.  I am very lucky with these crashbars.  Original chrome and in almost perfect condition.

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2020, 08:53:58 AM »
A bit if minutae regarding V700 rear shocks.

My rear shocks are painted black. 



I am 99% certain they were painted black at the factory, but recent photo searches for original and restored V700s show them with silver end caps.  I have not seen an internet picture of a V700 either original, or restored with black shocks.    I am going to disassemble them to inspect, clean and paint, therefore I have the option of changing to silver.





The factory brochure shows them as black so black they will stay.



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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2020, 09:17:27 AM »


Those are Koni 76 series, same as was on my '69 Ambo when I bought it.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2020, 03:23:05 PM »
As I unearth more parts and inspect sometimes a bit of mystery accompanies them.   My front fender which has all the characteristics of original paint has "extra" holes in it.  The extra holes are professionally done and have paint in the holes from when the fender was painted.  The only hole that has an indication of being used is the one for the left brake cable.    During a back channel convo with Charlie he reminded me that the front holes were for reflector mounts,  but reflectors weren't used until 1969.  Charlie also mentioned the second brake cable support hole would be for the 4LS brake that came out in 1974.   We hypothesized that this was a factory replacement fender procured in 1974 or later.  The factory probably had one fender blank that would work on all loop frames to that point, and in the color paint needed.  Seems like a plausible explanation.

I could take it to the painter, have him fill in the holes and respray, but I want to keep the original paint.  I will do as Charlie suggested and use rubber or soft plastic plugs, painted silver and be done. 







Love the remnants of the fender decal.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2020, 04:33:48 PM »
I spent the day going through the starter thoroughly.  It really needed some TLC.  It was very dirty and the pinions were running bone dry in the bronze bushings with only rust to lubricate them.   :rolleyes:

I had sent the bits off to cad plate a long time ago.  Its always fun sorting through the hardware for the umpteenth time to find the correct bits.   :boozing:



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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #56 on: April 25, 2020, 06:34:57 PM »
As I unearth more parts and inspect sometimes a bit of mystery accompanies them.   My front fender which has all the characteristics of original paint has "extra" holes in it.  The extra holes are professionally done and have paint in the holes from when the fender was painted.


When I got my Eldorado the front holes had the Lucas reflectors installed there, I finished the bike with the reflectors back in the same holes.


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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #57 on: April 26, 2020, 06:24:56 AM »
When I got my Eldorado the front holes had the Lucas reflectors installed there, I finished the bike with the reflectors back in the same holes.



Yes,  in general,  Ambos and Eldos should have reflectors ~ V700 not.  That Eldo was a beauty!
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #58 on: April 26, 2020, 08:06:12 AM »
The recent change in course regarding the engine installation had given me time to reflect on the job I did on the 4 speed.  In my excitement to marry the engine and trans together I had rushed through the 4 speed with a good measure of wishful thinking.  This did not give me peace of mind.  I have found that if I do not have a satisfied mental state on how the bike is going together it will affect my thoughts when riding it down the road.  I set out to rectify this state of dissonance over the course of the past week.

After my study of the 4 speed I can now say I have a much more thorough knowledge of how this clunk box works.  For the most part the 4 speed is dead simple, but the timing of the shifting pawls, and the timing of the shifter drum gear to the selector is a bit complex and absolutely critical to for proper shifting between all gears.  I also had the extra challenge of having an early 4 speed with the first style of symmetrical shifter pawls.  There is less information about these early pawls than the later non-symmetrical, notched pawls.   

This time I took a slow and methodical approach.   It took a few nights of experiments to determine exactly where the shift detent drum, shifter pawls, and selector should be for proper operation.   The only published picture of the shifter cam with early style pawls shows the cam plate installed backwards as mentioned before. 



   Guzziolgy states "they (4 speeds)  have a complicated shift detent mechanism that can be extremely difficult to assemble".   I would have to agree with Dave R on this if you don't know the secret sauce.  Once the the proper orientation of all the bits is clear in your mind the transmission can be whipped apart and back together in no time, but it took me quite a few hours of experimentation to get there.   During a couple of evenings early in the week I was beginning to doubt that I would be successful.  I contemplated boxing up the transmission and sending it to Charlie because he has worked on many over the years.  But I persevered and arrived at the point of enlightenment!   :thumb:

This is the orientation that I arrived at for the shifter pawls and cam plate with the transmission in 4th gear.




Overcoming these types of mental challenges is exactly why I enjoy restoring motorcycles so much.  They really make it interesting and worthwhile.  A few of my favorite Robert Pirsig quotes from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance are on my shop wall. 

"Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind.  The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon". 

And

"The real cycle you are working on is a cycle called yourself"

Since I was back into the transmission, I also decided not to put anything back in the transmission that was substandard.  The 4 speed is prone to speedometer gear slippage if the layshaft lock nut is not sufficiently tight.  My transmission had evidence of this slippage and corresponding wear on the output spacer, 1st gear, and thrust washer.  All have now been or will be replaced.  The first gear (earliest version with straight cut gears) and thrust washer were found at Harpers.  The output spacer is also on its way from Harpers. 

Pirsig
"The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself".


Now if Charlie comments that I got it all wrong, I will retire with my bottle of Jack Daniels, never to be seen again.   :grin:  :boozing:
Dave Swanson - Northern IL
1935 GTS
1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1977 Vert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2015 Norge GT8V - Beetle-ized
2015 V7 Special - Beetle-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #59 on: April 26, 2020, 05:56:32 PM »
While waiting for the transmission spacer I took the opportunity to get some of the miscellaneous black bits ready.   The shocks were disassembled, chrome springs were polished and caps bead blasted.  Shock body was wire wheeled and cleaned with solvent before paint.  The regulator cover and breather assembly were bead blasted and painted also.

Dave Swanson - Northern IL
1935 GTS
1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1977 Vert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2015 Norge GT8V - Beetle-ized
2015 V7 Special - Beetle-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized

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