Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: leroy_can on May 02, 2021, 10:52:11 AM

Title: LMIV / 1400 2500km update
Post by: leroy_can on May 02, 2021, 10:52:11 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/pKMwB0V/guzzi-river-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pKMwB0V)

(https://i.ibb.co/g9RKmtJ/guzzi-river-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/g9RKmtJ)

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    I have put 2548 kms/1580 miles on this so far and it is fairly well sorted. I am super happy with the torque and power which seems lots more than before despite the new 8/33 gearing. The  gas mileage isn't as good as I hoped but I can't say I ever checked it much just doing local trips. On 4 different tanks of fuel figured to U.S. gallons I got 34.6,38.9,39.13,and 39.2  This has been city and highway combined in mostly cooler than normal conditions so I expect to hit 45 on a steady highway trip. I used to get low to mid 50s as a LMIV. I can certainly live with that with a 6.5 U.S. capacity.
     The breather catch can I made seems to be a great final solution to the breather system. It has a sight gauge and I drained it after 1000 kms and even with cold weather riding there was  only a few drops of water at the bottom. On my first oil change I will connect the return line to the sump so I will have the option of draining and discarding the oil or re-using it.
      It basically runs as good as it ever did and it's easy to forget anything was changed which is all I could have expected. I'm setting it aside for a bit now and have bought 5 consecutive 5 day permits for my other bikes including the Guzzi and will cycle through them all to keep them active.
Title: Re: LMIV / 1400 2500km update
Post by: lazlokovacs on May 02, 2021, 12:11:29 PM
such a cool bike, glad it's treating you good

Title: Re: LMIV / 1400 2500km update
Post by: Travlr on May 02, 2021, 12:35:23 PM
Anyone riding in Manitoba in April has my respect.   :thumb: :thumb:

Mike
Title: Re: LMIV / 1400 2500km update
Post by: Groover on May 04, 2021, 09:03:05 AM
Thanks for the update. That is a great project you did on that one, and it still looks pretty much normal at first glance! You'll have to gift us with a sound or video clip someday :grin:
Title: Re: LMIV / 1400 2500km update
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on May 04, 2021, 09:33:02 AM
Good Job Leroy! looks great! Glad it's working out as you hoped.