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General Discussion / Re: Chineeze V85TT Copy
« Last post by guzzisteve on September 20, 2023, 08:09:58 PM »
I do know it's been 5 yrs that they been making parts for Guzzi internal engine parts.
General Discussion / Re: Norge aftermarket saddlebag options
« Last post by brider on September 20, 2023, 08:02:40 PM »
It looks like with the H-B mounts (in configuration very similar to my '85 Cal 2 mounts) any type of flat-sided top-loading bag could be adapted. But at least there IS a mounting option.
General Discussion / Re: Chineeze V85TT Copy
« Last post by jacksonracingcomau on September 20, 2023, 07:57:41 PM »
German article with much more images:

Thanks for that, the plot thickens, Piaggio will announce soon if it is collaboration under licence, like ktm 790 parallel twins, the “copies” are simply the old model under license. These possibly v7/3 motors ?
Shame about the bloody chair, gets in the way of photos, text says they’re using a 5 speed but I can’t see if it is the classic Tonti designed case and box. Could be a new life of parts if it is. Even better if it marries up to late model 2 UJ drive shaft.
Definitely a civilian model though, sidecar wheel is not driven, real chair men have to put up with new old boxers for a while longer it seems. Although the wartime Zundapp KS750 was actually a v twin !
General Discussion / Re: Supermotard Quota
« Last post by John Croucher on September 20, 2023, 06:44:45 PM »
john croucher -

are you running stock front forks on that racer? I did a similar conversion but had a 17inch front hoop made, geometry is awesome but the stock marzocci suspension just feels a bit soft

Sport 1100/Bassa forks.  Magni swingarm.  A weight loss on frame, wheels and clutch.
General Discussion / Re: Chineeze V85TT Copy
« Last post by Tom H on September 20, 2023, 06:13:22 PM »
I was giving all this some thought about Guzzi having parts made in China.

Let's just say I walk into a Guzzi dealer. I like a bike they have. So I do my research on it. I find that 75-100% parts are made in china and assembled in China. This bike will cost $10,000 from Guzzi.

So while I'm doing my research, I find the exact same bike with a China brand on it for $6,000.

So which would I buy. The Guzzi one at a higher price because I want to support Guzzi. Or get the same bike for less since Guzzi is having them made in China.

I would prefer to buy the Guzzi made in Italy, not China. But since they are coming out of the same factory in China. Money does matter.

If it is true as written here that if you have a item and have it made in China, you give up all rights to that item. They can make and sell them as they wish.

Then maybe Companies should not have their parts or complete product made in China.

General Discussion / Re: Replacing timing chain
« Last post by Huzo on September 20, 2023, 06:03:34 PM »
Keeping the woodruff key in place on the crankshaft can be a bugger, have the top of the key on a slight angle downwards toward the front. It enters into the slot in the sprocket easier.
If you warm the gears in an oven to the point where you can just handle them, they slide on a fair bit easier.
Don’t forget the small key in the oil pump or the driving dowell in the camwheel…(if applicable).
General Discussion / Re: Norge aftermarket saddlebag options
« Last post by Huzo on September 20, 2023, 05:57:58 PM »
I remember seeing the Police Norge’s in Italy and they had top opening side cases.
General Discussion / Re: A women traveling alone on her V7
« Last post by Muzz on September 20, 2023, 05:55:13 PM »
Nice. I prefer solo actually. I do a fair bit with a friend who has an'85 Yamaha FJ600 four. Horsepower about the same and he rides exactly the same as me, and that is ok. Still, on your own their is nothing like finding a nice spot, haul out the coffee doings and relax and enjoy the moment.
General Discussion / Re: Chineeze V85TT Copy
« Last post by Muzz on September 20, 2023, 05:49:12 PM »
It wasn't all that long ago that Chinese machinery was looked on as being "cheap rubbish".  A few years back I re-engined  a lawnmower with a 5hp Loncin. The "lawn :rolleyes:" it is used on is pretty rugged. This engine really is a nice piece of kit, and my brother who definitely was not in favour of it but eventually acquiesced has changed his tune completely, so much so that when his newer Briggs packs up it will be a Loncin that replaces it.
General Discussion / Re: Chineeze V85TT Copy
« Last post by Muzz on September 20, 2023, 05:36:53 PM »
It's pronounced ooraall Huzo.   :grin:

So it's an Oooranaall. I can live with that.... :rolleyes: :grin:
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