Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => Bike Builds, Rebuilds And Restorations Only => Topic started by: canuck750 on August 29, 2014, 11:05:41 PM

Title: V7 Sport build the sequal SOLD
Post by: canuck750 on August 29, 2014, 11:05:41 PM
Here we go again. in the process of building my 73 V7 Sport over the past two years I accumulated a lot of spares, one thing led to another and now I have gathered up all I need to build a second 73 Sport.
All that I was missing was an original frame with title, Joe W. was kind enough to offer me a tired old 73 Sport frame with original title and that was the last key piece needed.
The Sport frame once hauled a sidecar as a race outfit, but this outfit was welded to the bike frame, took a little time to get the old brackets off.

Rusted and unloved

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/PC140001_zps55686dba-1-1.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/PC140001_zps55686dba-1-1.jpg.html)

cleaned up and ready for finishing, a lot of deep pits on the lower cross members but they will not be too visible

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03441_zpsd12762de.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03441_zpsd12762de.jpg.html)

made up some new tabs to replace those that were in missing or rusted away

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03446_zps49f4fa89.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03446_zps49f4fa89.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03447_zps3209a97c.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03447_zps3209a97c.jpg.html)

back from the powder coater, along with a set of NOS lower frame rails Curtis Harper sourced along with a center stand and swing arm

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03846_zpsd7afa1b9.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03846_zpsd7afa1b9.jpg.html)

Frame tag back on

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03845_zpse1452d12.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03845_zpse1452d12.jpg.html)

The block is not original (but Joe knows where the original is and who knows maybe the ying will find the yang)

Surface plate ground the base of the block and oil pan

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03635_zps85b89c28.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03635_zps85b89c28.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03636_zps35a8dc31.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03636_zps35a8dc31.jpg.html)

Reground crank, new mains and shells, balanced rods and NOS gears from Harpers

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03736_zps4433f5c9.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03736_zps4433f5c9.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03638_zpsaee58b86.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03638_zpsaee58b86.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03676_zpsb2acd7fd.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03676_zpsb2acd7fd.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03669_zps5f182084.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03669_zps5f182084.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03668_zpsd785090a.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03668_zpsd785090a.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02251_zps1db9e198.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02251_zps1db9e198.jpg.html)

Nice used cam

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03678_zps90bc984c.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03678_zps90bc984c.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03680_zps7ac24896.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03680_zps7ac24896.jpg.html)

and a good used oil pump from Moto Guzzi Classics

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03681_zps90178c69.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03681_zps90178c69.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03688_zps5ce9f551.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03688_zps5ce9f551.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03666_zpsec8e8f14.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03666_zpsec8e8f14.jpg.html)

Polished lifters from Moto Guzzi Classics

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03691_zpsb39186fa.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03691_zpsb39186fa.jpg.html)

New Giladorni kits

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03720_zpsaec1dc38.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03720_zpsaec1dc38.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03752_zpsdb4f807d.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03752_zpsdb4f807d.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03740_zps5561a2bf.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03740_zps5561a2bf.jpg.html)

Rebuilt heads with new guides, valves and springs

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03722_zpsa2f5867e.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03722_zpsa2f5867e.jpg.html)

Tore down the oil pressure release valve, checked and reassembled

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03685_zps0d4607ed.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03685_zps0d4607ed.jpg.html)

New hardware

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03728_zps199acd86.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03728_zps199acd86.jpg.html)

And a nice good used set of rocker assemblies with new washers

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03741_zps9f1eeea6.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03741_zps9f1eeea6.jpg.html)

New clutch springs and bolts, relined clutch discs and a new steel center disc

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03744_zps9338ec04.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03744_zps9338ec04.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03746_zpsb43cf46d.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03746_zpsb43cf46d.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03747_zpsbf821e70.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03747_zpsbf821e70.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03748_zps5935cefd.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03748_zps5935cefd.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03749_zps5ecad118.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03749_zps5ecad118.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03753_zpsb1498632.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03753_zpsb1498632.jpg.html)

New stator kit, rotor and rectifier

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02244_zps23af982b.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02244_zps23af982b.jpg.html)

Pulled apart a good five speed

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03430_zps0816156f.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03430_zps0816156f.jpg.html)

Replaced he main bearings, seals and gaskets and shimmed the drum (thanks for the tutorial Pete)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03438_zps2f2a1679.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03438_zps2f2a1679.jpg.html)

Carbs stripped, cleaned and internals replaced, new crankcase breather, distributor stripped and cleaned and a new starter

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03839_zps42d8f01e.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03839_zps42d8f01e.jpg.html)

Tank and tool boxes painted

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03832_zps1417880b.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03832_zps1417880b.jpg.html)

I got the tires mounted today on rebuilt rims

Many, many things to do, too much work these days and not enough quality garage time ;D



Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Don G on August 29, 2014, 11:12:14 PM
Winter is coming, lots of time to fiddle! ;-T DonG
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: smdl on August 29, 2014, 11:27:53 PM
 :pop
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Phang on August 29, 2014, 11:59:30 PM
Subscribed  :pop

Your clutch centering tool looks a million dollars  ;-T
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on August 30, 2014, 09:33:58 AM

Rebuilt heads with new guides, valves and springs

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03722_zpsa2f5867e.jpg)


This photo concerns me. Looks like the pistons are installed backwards. The "pocket" in the piston should be towards the rear/flywheel side of the engine. The SCA and arrow should point towards the front/timing side.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on August 30, 2014, 11:20:35 AM
Oh Dear!!! :o
 I think I corrected that before I buttoned it up but now my dim memory can't be 100% certain, time to pull a head I guess and be certain. I had the pistons off a couple times and I know the big cut out is for the larger intake valve and the arrow point to the front (exhaust), can't say why the hell I took the picture with the piston backwards????

Thanks Charlie, you have a good eye
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on August 30, 2014, 12:03:15 PM
Oh Dear!!! :o
 I think I corrected that before I buttoned it up but now my dim memory can't be 100% certain, time to pull a head I guess and be certain. I had the pistons off a couple times and I know the big cut out is for the larger intake valve and the arrow point to the front (exhaust), can't say why the hell I took the picture with the piston backwards????

Thanks Charlie, you have a good eye

If you have access to a good quality borescope, perhaps that would help determine which way it's assembled without disassembly.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on August 30, 2014, 01:42:34 PM
Hi Charlie, I was thinking the same thought, no access to a bore scope and I can't justify the cost of one.  I tried a micro light through the spark plug but couldn't tell for sure so I pulled the heads, assembled correct, better safe than sorry!

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02250_zps84cfb08d.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02250_zps84cfb08d.jpg.html)

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on September 01, 2014, 03:45:29 PM
Installed fresh swing arm bearings today, 1st to get the old ones out

Blind bearing puller is the only sure way to get the tight fitting races out, these removal kits are available from Harbour Freight or Princess Auto for a reasonable price and are very handy tools for transmissions, swing arms etc.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02258_zpsea016af5.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02258_zpsea016af5.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02257_zpse724d292.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02257_zpse724d292.jpg.html)

Then in with the new parts

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02259_zps86870103.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02259_zps86870103.jpg.html)

Pressing in the new races

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02261_zps33f6781b.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02261_zps33f6781b.jpg.html)

Then the U joint carrier bearing, I machined up this aluminum driver for an earlier build

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02262_zps755a98bb.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02262_zps755a98bb.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02263_zps70e63287.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02263_zps70e63287.jpg.html)


This little Harbour Freight bench top press is just right for a small work space and is very handy for all kinds of jobs

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02264_zpsbce56032.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02264_zpsbce56032.jpg.html)

Properly seated with no drama

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02265_zps99953c54.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02265_zps99953c54.jpg.html)

New snap ring

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02266_zpscfbcc827.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02266_zpscfbcc827.jpg.html)

grease the tapered swing arm bearings, the old fashioned by hand way my dad taught me 40 years ago

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02269_zpsc813d4ff.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02269_zpsc813d4ff.jpg.html)

new seal

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02268_zpsae370027.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02268_zpsae370027.jpg.html)

In goes the zinc plated shaft and coupler

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02267_zps719da9fe.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02267_zps719da9fe.jpg.html)

Bolted on the rear drive and protected the fresh powder with old blue jean strips.

Mark Ethrdige sold me a nice rear drive off a 850T with cush drive, he went through it and installed new seals, should be nice and quiet, came with a good used U joint as well. Mark is the best for sourcing good used and reconditioned parts.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02270_zps42bd6c31.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC02270_zps42bd6c31.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Cam3512 on September 01, 2014, 06:40:06 PM
Nice work Jim.  I can only imagine teaming up you, Charlie, and Joe W. into one restoration shop.  When I win the lottery, you'll all be based in NJ - huge shop, unlimited budget.  It'll Spank Cycle Garden.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on September 01, 2014, 08:16:42 PM
Nice work Jim.  I can ony imagine teaming up you, Charlie, and Joe W. into one restoration shop.  When I win the lottery, you'll all be based in NJ - huge shop, unlimited budget.  It'll Spank Cycle Garden.

Uh, yeah..it would be done right.  ;D Nice work, but is it Winter already?? I mean.. what are you going to do when it gets nasty out?  ;D
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on September 01, 2014, 10:13:17 PM
 I may have 6 weeks of riding left, hopefully enough time to ring some hard miles out of the V7 Sport! Then it's just a short 6 or 7 months of winter ;D
I have lots of projects to keep me busy for a long time, refresh the 750 S3 and build the 750S clone, it's the S clone I am most interested in, parts getting
Painted this fall and the list of needed things to build it is down to a few parts

I keep telling my wife I am selling this 74 Sport, I hope it lessens the disapproval of bringing the S3 home ::)
Cheers
Jim
 Ps a dream shop in retirement is my goal ;D
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Phil_P on September 02, 2014, 07:27:38 AM
Nice to see the Myford being used as a 'bits' rack in someone elses workshop, A real multipurpose bit of engineering :)


Phil
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: JoeW on September 02, 2014, 05:02:38 PM
Jim, Here's a picture of that bike/frame from 1979...
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/V7Sportsidecar001_zps8ba0a142.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/jwalano/media/V7Sportsidecar001_zps8ba0a142.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on September 02, 2014, 05:40:52 PM
 Wow, what a great picture ;-T
Thanks Joe
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: EldoMike on September 02, 2014, 08:27:44 PM
Jim, Here's a picture of that bike/frame from 1979...
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/V7Sportsidecar001_zps8ba0a142.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/jwalano/media/V7Sportsidecar001_zps8ba0a142.jpg.html)

That thing looks bad ass for sure!!
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on September 14, 2014, 09:50:27 PM
A little bit of progress, got some garage time in between days of business travel. Quiet time in the garage is the best therapy I know.

I cleaned up the fork sliders, good used dampers and springs, the fork tubes are not 100% but they are acceptable.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03865_zps96e9feb9.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03865_zps96e9feb9.jpg.html)

New seals and dust covers, new steering bearings, powder coated the triple clamps, replated lock plate.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03867_zps8ff297b3.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03867_zps8ff297b3.jpg.html)

Powder coated the headlight ears, repro swan necks. New rubber tank bumpers and stainless fasteners.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03868_zps696c71d9.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03868_zps696c71d9.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03870_zpsf0380453.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03870_zpsf0380453.jpg.html)

Jim
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on September 15, 2014, 09:52:56 PM
This is the easy part, assembling pre-finished parts onto a fresh chassis.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03873_zps694f2c68.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03873_zps694f2c68.jpg.html)

Replated the front crash bars, zinc plated the foot rest brackets and new rubber foot pgs

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03874_zpsf0f0fde3.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03874_zpsf0f0fde3.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03878_zpsc8101ac8.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03878_zpsc8101ac8.jpg.html)

The build will sit for a week while work once again intrudes.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Hahnda on September 16, 2014, 07:19:51 AM
Looking good Canuck. Is there a source that has the headlight brackets in stock?
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on September 16, 2014, 08:21:10 AM
I don't think anyone is stocking the head light brackets at this time.

Jim
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on September 21, 2014, 09:43:25 PM
A little bit of progress, I rebuilt a set of original Koni Shocks, stripped them, powder coated the bodies, replated the chrome, repro decals.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03879_zps76e867cf.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03879_zps76e867cf.jpg.html)

replated the grab bars, original inner fender, all new rubber bits, bolts, nuts and washers

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03880_zps9f9ce5bc.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03880_zps9f9ce5bc.jpg.html)

Lots of little rubber washers and bumpers around the battery tray

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03884_zps98cc4397.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03884_zps98cc4397.jpg.html)

I found a new electrical terminal box from TLM in the Netherlands

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03881_zps0a8d618c.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03881_zps0a8d618c.jpg.html)

Original set of gauges, new bezels and glass

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03883_zps2260e5ac.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03883_zps2260e5ac.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03882_zps23e49043.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03882_zps23e49043.jpg.html)

Installed the Euro version signal lights Aprillia units (same as on early Ducati's)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03885_zps0d47f0fa.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03885_zps0d47f0fa.jpg.html)

Replated the stock CEV headlight

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03886_zps671996c8.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03886_zps671996c8.jpg.html)

New ignition cylinder

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03887_zps7d93f051.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03887_zps7d93f051.jpg.html)

Polished up shifter

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03889_zpsf25abeaf.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03889_zpsf25abeaf.jpg.html)

And brake pedal

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03890_zpsef7222aa.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03890_zpsef7222aa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on September 25, 2014, 09:44:38 PM
Dug into a couple more boxes this evening.

Stuchi headers, P brackets, horns from MG Cycle.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03897_zpsf902cfac.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03897_zpsf902cfac.jpg.html)

Replated a set of original fender brackets

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03896_zps0859a337.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03896_zps0859a337.jpg.html)

Original Lucas reflectors

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03894_zps2d48ee6b.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03894_zps2d48ee6b.jpg.html)

I got an original used fender from TLM, had a few dents to pound out, file and polish

The fender is stamped INOX, does that stamp designate the front or the back?

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03893_zps23403844.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03893_zps23403844.jpg.html)



Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on September 25, 2014, 09:51:16 PM
Inox = stainless.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on September 25, 2014, 09:56:34 PM
Thanks Charlie but does the stamp go the front or back
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Phil_P on September 26, 2014, 05:55:59 AM
Thanks Charlie but does the stamp go the front or back

I would expect the back.

Phil
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Phang on September 26, 2014, 06:16:26 AM
Mine only goes one way as it has holes drilled for the rubber brake cable holders.

I don't remember I see INOX at the forward lip of the mudguard.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/Phang/Mobile%20Uploads/PPDSCN1569_zpsba552590.jpg)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Muzz on September 26, 2014, 03:15:16 PM
I am in awe!!!!   ;-T ;-T ;-T :drool

Looking absolutely fantastic, and thanks so much for the  :PICS!: of all the detailing.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on September 26, 2014, 08:26:48 PM
Mine only goes one way as it has holes drilled for the rubber brake cable holders.

I don't remember I see INOX at the forward lip of the mudguard.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/Phang/Mobile%20Uploads/PPDSCN1569_zpsba552590.jpg)


Thanks for the pictures Phang, I think I have the fender on backwards, same as on my 73 Sport :o

Jim
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Gintonious on September 26, 2014, 10:10:11 PM
Amazing stuff.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on September 27, 2014, 10:55:15 PM
The new coils I bought are a smaller diameter than the original frame brackets. I found some aluminum pipe and turned down a pair of sleeves to slide over the coils and fit the inner diameter of the clamps. I cut a lit down the length of the sleeves to allow them to clamp the coil body.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03898_zps4c2b4652.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03898_zps4c2b4652.jpg.html)

They almost look like they belonged all along

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03899_zpsb2368326.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03899_zpsb2368326.jpg.html)

One more little task done

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03904_zps3369630f.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03904_zps3369630f.jpg.html)

Now to tackle the wire harness and fuse panel
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on September 29, 2014, 09:44:38 PM
I would expect the back.

Phil

Agreed, I flipped the front fender around, stamp to the back, it looks better now

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03910_zps9952e5e2.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03910_zps9952e5e2.jpg.html)

This lock mechanism was causing grief, had to shim the top clamp, turn down the center nut a wee bit to center the lock plate in the lock body

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03912_zpsb3169f6f.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03912_zpsb3169f6f.jpg.html)

It flys

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03909_zps6739a736.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03909_zps6739a736.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Tazturtle on September 29, 2014, 10:20:19 PM
Beautiful workmanship and attention to detail as always. Thanks for sharing!

Kurt
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on October 17, 2014, 11:17:38 PM
Progress ground to a halt while waiting for a new front axle to arrive, thanks Curtis.

I found a new Record Cross rim in Germany, cleaned and re-spoked the hub, cleaned the brake plates, new shoes, bearings and seals, re-plated the brake hardware and a new tire.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03938_zps860f1536.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03938_zps860f1536.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03939_zpsecc7e20a.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03939_zpsecc7e20a.jpg.html)

I fitted a new bearing spacer I got from TLM but the inner diameter is too small for the new axle?? The axle fits the front brake plates perfectly, the wrong spacer?

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03940_zpsee84a4fb.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03940_zpsee84a4fb.jpg.html)

My small old Myford lathe doesn't get used much but when I need it it's priceless

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03941_zps91132b90.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03941_zps91132b90.jpg.html)

Just a few thousands off the inside

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03942_zps88550e14.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03942_zps88550e14.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03943_zpsbb3f353a.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03943_zpsbb3f353a.jpg.html)

all buttoned up

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03948_zps74bb7b84.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03948_zps74bb7b84.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03950_zps688d1503.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03950_zps688d1503.jpg.html)

Onto the back wheel, I was missing a rear brake plate, the Eldorado front plate is the same as the V7 Sport rear, just need to tap a stud into the bottom of the flange to accept the rear brake stay

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03944_zpsb577de65.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03944_zpsb577de65.jpg.html)

It's in pretty good shape but the brake control parts need re-plating

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03945_zpsa39f68c1.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03945_zpsa39f68c1.jpg.html)

It cleaned up well, new stainless washers, nuts and bolts, the shoes have a lot of life left

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03946_zpsff6f2e98.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03946_zpsff6f2e98.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on November 19, 2014, 10:18:59 PM
When I get the wheels back on a bike I feel like I have reached a milestone, it looks like a bike now, almost.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03966_zps7d79bf4c.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03966_zps7d79bf4c.jpg.html)

Getting the rear brake plate fitted was a chore. I always believed the Eldorado front brake plate was identical to the V7 Sport rear brake plate (other than the 10mm stud on the leading edge of the large flange that the Sport brake torque arm attaches to. Even Curtis thought they were the same, well.... I can now confirm they are not. So first I machined in a 10mm stud to match the Sport plate. The inside of the brake plate that buts up to the wheel bearing bushings is about 8mm taller, it means the brake plate sticks out (8mm) from the wheel. So after a spell on the milling machine, shimming the rear drive axle sleeve and the rear wheel bearing spacers its all good ::) A couple evenings work mind you but the wheel and brake plate look bang on, the wheel spins effortlessly.

If your fitting new coils here's a tip, FIRST attach the spark plug leads and then install the coils, forgot that from the first Sport I built.

Installed the tool boxes because I just needed to feel I was getting close.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03971_zpse2b8307c.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03971_zpse2b8307c.jpg.html)

Only a hundred jobs left, get the seat pan powder coated, recover the seat, polish the rear fender, install the rest of the lights, finish the wiring, install the cables, machine up a copy of the front brake cable splitter, etc............

I got my guide back in the garage to refer to at each puzzling twist in the build

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03967_zps642edafc.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03967_zps642edafc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: smdl on November 19, 2014, 10:25:25 PM
Beautiful!

Shaun
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Phang on November 19, 2014, 10:30:32 PM
The grey colour frame makes it looks bigger than the black one  ;D
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on November 19, 2014, 10:45:51 PM
Thanks Shaun,

Hi Phang, the colour is Camaro Silver (powder coated) I was hoping it would be a little metallic but no such luck, and I was not about to strip it all off and re-coat it. I think it will look very sharp when its all finished. I always loved the silver framed Laverda SFC and Jotta bikes, I think this will really transform the look of the Sport, may just keep this one and sell the red one!
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: v7john on November 20, 2014, 03:48:06 AM
You're getting on at quite a pace. Mine is still on the bench with no progress since I had my accident and broke my arm at the begginning of September.

(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab317/v7johnpics/DSCF1013.jpg)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Phang on November 20, 2014, 03:52:07 AM
You're getting on at quite a pace. Mine is still on the bench with no progress since I had my accident and broke my arm at the begginning of September.


Ah... the frame is more "silvery"

Is it powder coated as well?
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on November 20, 2014, 06:43:59 AM
Beautiful job
Can you please explain this picture
I don't recall seeing these inserts when I pulled mine apart

Also what steps do you take in getting the alloy parts to look so pristine



(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03668_zpsd785090a.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03668_zpsd785090a.jpg.html)
 
 
(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03666_zpsec8e8f14.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03666_zpsec8e8f14.jpg.html)

Thanks for the great pictorial

Roy
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: v7john on November 20, 2014, 08:38:50 AM
Ah... the frame is more "silvery"

Is it powder coated as well?
Yes mine is powder coated. It's the silver they finish alloy wheels in.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on November 20, 2014, 09:08:47 AM
Beautiful job
Can you please explain this picture
I don't recall seeing these inserts when I pulled mine apart

Also what steps do you take in getting the alloy parts to look so pristine
Thanks for the great pictorial

Roy

Hi Roy,

the tubes in the main bearings connect to the oil passages in the block casting, you must have them to maintain oil pressure. They pop out of the bearings with minimal force. You can get new ones from MG Cycle or Harpers.

I clean my castings with aluminum brightener I get from NAPA, very toxic, use caution, you must wear a full face respirator, rubber gloves and use a very high pressure car wash to blast the oxidation off once the acid lifts it from the cast surface. I have been using the NAPA product for many years, amazing stuff. I go to a truck was with very high pressure, take a tub that I mix the acid 50/50, I use a mist spray bottle to cover the castings, wait a minute while it foams up white and then hit it with the pressure washer, repeat until the pats is clean, sometimes this can take 6 ~ 10 coatings and blasts of water. I have even cleaned a motor in situ, just don't get the acid on the brake calipers or black plastic bits, it discolours black stuff!
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on November 20, 2014, 10:05:26 AM
I deleted my double post, sorry about that, my Mac has a mind of it's own.
Thanks for the tube explanation, I must have them in one of the boxes, I'm pretty sure my 72 had never been apart before me, or could it be they were added to later models, I will look at the bearings to see if they are drilled for them.

Now I remember, you told me once before about the Aluminium brightener, I will pay a visit to NAPA
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 20, 2014, 10:12:08 AM
I deleted my double post, sorry about that, my Mac has a mind of it's own.
Thanks for the tube explanation, I must have them in one of the boxes, I'm pretty sure my 72 had never been apart before me, or could it be they were added to later models, I will look at the bearings to see if they are drilled for them.

Now I remember, you told me once before about the Aluminium brightener, I will pay a visit to NAPA

All Guzzi big-block main bearings (V700 on) have those dowels and holes for them (at least up until the Nuovo 8v I guess?). The dowels serve another purpose - keeps the main bearing insert from moving around inside of the flange. Without them it's possible for the bearing insert to rotate, blocking the oil holes and resulting in major damage. Many times you can't even tell that they are in the bearing until you look carefully or use a magnet to check.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Travman on November 20, 2014, 10:24:57 AM
(http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03971_zpse2b8307c.jpg)

Where did you get the brass looking transmission oil filler bolt?  
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 20, 2014, 11:38:04 AM

Where did you get the brass looking transmission oil filler bolt?  

Probably the original, minus the chrome plating.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Travman on November 20, 2014, 12:04:41 PM
Probably the original, minus the chrome plating.
Really. I didn't know you could take the chrome layer off like that.

I sandblasted a S&S chrome air filter cover before and it had a nice satin silver look, but I never got down to a brass-looking layer.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 20, 2014, 12:20:53 PM
Really. I didn't know you could take the chrome layer off like that.

I sandblasted a S&S chrome air filter cover before and it had a nice satin silver look, but I never got down to a brass-looking layer.

The chrome is usually flaking off the Guzzi fill/drain plugs and dipstick as used on the Eldo and V7 Sport. Probably doesn't take much effort to remove the rest. Solid brass underneath. Most of the earlier Loop plugs were brass too, but zinc plated instead of chrome.

By sandblasting the S&S filter cover, you were probably down to the nickel under the chrome or perhaps the base metal (steel or aluminum?). There wouldn't have been a brass layer, but possibly a copper layer if it was "show chromed".
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on November 20, 2014, 12:24:59 PM
The chrome is usually flaking off the Guzzi fill/drain plugs and dipstick as used on the Eldo and V7 Sport. Probably doesn't take much effort to remove the rest. Solid brass underneath. Most of the earlier Loop plugs were brass too, but zinc plated instead of chrome.

By sandblasting the S&S filter cover, you were probably down to the nickel under the chrome or perhaps the base metal (steel or aluminum?). There wouldn't have been a brass layer, but possibly a copper layer if it was "show chromed".

Your bang on Charley, the plug was an old beater from my Eldorado, I bead blasted it and then polished it up to shine. I kinda prefer the big brass look but it probably should go back on my Eldo ;)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Travman on November 20, 2014, 12:45:50 PM
Your bang on Charley, the plug was an old beater from my Eldorado, I bead blasted it and then polished it up to shine. I kinda prefer the big brass look but it probably should go back on my Eldo ;)
I just checked the plugs on my Ambo and they don't have any flaking chrome. So I don't have an excuse to take it down to the brass and I don't want to risk messing with a perfectly good chrome plug.

The brass does look classy though.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on November 24, 2014, 09:52:30 PM
Cables, Hoses and Wires, there are a lot of them on the Sport. Two throttle, two front brake, 1 rear brake, two instruments, the clutch.

New cables hung up, oiled and left to drip oil right through to the bottom of the cable, when I see a drip on a piece of cardboard on the ground I know the cable is fully lubed.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03972_zpsa60ec8b5.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03972_zpsa60ec8b5.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03973_zps5a06a72c.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03973_zps5a06a72c.jpg.html)

Throttle, cleaned and lubed

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03974_zpsb73496cc.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03974_zpsb73496cc.jpg.html)

The throttle had some slack, the accelerator pump springs were toast, so I installed new ones to get that positive seat of the needle, the throttle is now tight.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03982_zps3e34e5d0.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03982_zps3e34e5d0.jpg.html)

Lots of small parts make up the front dual brake cable pulls, some are NOS and a few were made up on my lathe from stainless rod

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03976_zps9a7d6d5c.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03976_zps9a7d6d5c.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03994_zpsdb2a3065.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03994_zpsdb2a3065.jpg.html)

The front fender support I had did not have the early type chrome ring brake cable guides, MG Cycle has repro rubber ones, drilled holes in the front fender, carefully and slowly..

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03977_zps8ad3b536.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03977_zps8ad3b536.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03978_zps8aa4d499.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03978_zps8aa4d499.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03979_zpsbcbf638d.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03979_zpsbcbf638d.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03981_zps591f274b.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03981_zps591f274b.jpg.html)

The crank case breather hose needs a bushing to mate to the zinc plated bracket mounted to the frame, I turned one from aluminum

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03986_zpseff139ce.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03986_zpseff139ce.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03987_zpsf386b8cc.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03987_zpsf386b8cc.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03988_zps91981c08.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03988_zps91981c08.jpg.html)

Just a few more wires to hook up and then to fit the fuse box, under seat light, etc..

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03989_zps5dccd7c9.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03989_zps5dccd7c9.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03992_zps4192090f.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC03992_zps4192090f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on December 04, 2014, 10:29:32 PM
Getting close to the end of this build, I am aiming for having it ready for the 2nd week in January to place in the International Motorcycle Show.

Gregory Bender supplied all the wiring, fantastic kits!

Wiring 90% done, got the seat back from the upholster today, just need to get the fuse box sorted, finish the last of the wiring, some small chrome plating parts to come back from the plating shop.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04006_zpsb027c054.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04006_zpsb027c054.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04010_zpsdb672095.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04010_zpsdb672095.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04023_zps1b101ccd.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04023_zps1b101ccd.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04018_zpsfe1912a2.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04018_zpsfe1912a2.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04017_zps494266cd.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04017_zps494266cd.jpg.html)

Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: tonUPRacer on December 05, 2014, 11:06:53 AM
Good luck, I'm sure she'll show well. amazing work.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Cam3512 on December 05, 2014, 11:47:49 AM
Damn Jim, I'll say it again...NICE work.   Better than new.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on December 05, 2014, 01:37:18 PM
Damn Jim, I'll say it again...NICE work.   Better than new.

Thanks Cam ;)

I think I should be able to find a good home for it. I want to move this V7 Sport on in the new year and get on to my 750S clone project and start to clean up the 750S3 I bought in the fall.
I can't ever say I get bored.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: markyboy on December 05, 2014, 02:49:07 PM
Looking good Jim. I like the color combination grey/black.

Soon i am hooping to start with my TR project ;-)

Greets
Mark
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Cam3512 on December 05, 2014, 03:57:23 PM
Thanks Cam ;)

I think I should be able to find a good home for it. I want to move this V7 Sport on in the new year and get on to my 750S clone project and start to clean up the 750S3 I bought in the fall.
I can't ever say I get bored.

Someone will get a nice bike, and I hope you'll get some big money.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: MtnRider on December 06, 2014, 01:13:53 PM
Your restoration is amazing and makes me feel as if I will never get mine done.  There was so much you made and sourced ugh where do I start!  Can I come visit and drop off my parts to you  :bow

Sam
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on December 06, 2014, 03:33:31 PM
Thanks Sam,

Restoring an old klunker is completed one part at a time ;D

There are so many great people willing to help on this web site, no matter the obstacle someone will have an answer the missing part or the technical know how to keep you going.

The first Sport I built last year took twice as long and was twice as difficult, but the help from good people like Rolf in Norway, Joe in Chicago, Charlie in Virginia, Mark at Moto Guzzi Classics, Gord and Rick at MG Cycle and of course Curtis Harper, anything can be brought back to life!

Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on December 06, 2014, 09:43:49 PM
One part that I could not find is the grey base CEV fuse box. There are black base ones on Ebay, these are new and were probably used on a Moto Morini 3 1/2 or a Benelli 650 Tornado. Probem with the black base is that it only has three fuse slots, the rest of the case is empty.

Grey base one next to the black base.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04025_zps9850bb45.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04025_zps9850bb45.jpg.html)

I drilled out the rivets holding the clear back cover

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04026_zpsb2dced54.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04026_zpsb2dced54.jpg.html)

Then I drilled out the rivets holding all of the terminals and made copies of the L shaped brass plates that support the fuses, I found plated brass ta a hobby shop, drilled the ends and stamped a recess for the fuse end

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04027_zps05708520.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04027_zps05708520.jpg.html)

I needed 7 pairs

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04028_zpsc5fab247.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04028_zpsc5fab247.jpg.html)

I riveted it all back together

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04030_zps0125f1f0.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04030_zps0125f1f0.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04031_zpsb5233399.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04031_zpsb5233399.jpg.html)

It works pretty good, and it's about as close to stock as possible

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04032_zps1318395d.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04032_zps1318395d.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04034_zps60abc76f.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04034_zps60abc76f.jpg.html)

These stock fuse boxes with their European style fuses are sub-standard in my opinion, I much prefer modern blade fuses. I turfed the old fuse panel in my Eldorado and installed a modern compact blade fuse box next to the battery on my Eldorado. If I were keeping this bike I would do the same and keep the original style fuse box for safe keeping if I ever decided to sell it.



Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: MtnRider on December 07, 2014, 11:25:48 AM
Thanks Sam,

Restoring an old klunker is completed one part at a time ;D

There are so many great people willing to help on this web site, no matter the obstacle someone will have an answer the missing part or the technical know how to keep you going.

The first Sport I built last year took twice as long and was twice as difficult, but the help from good people like Rolf in Norway, Joe in Chicago, Charlie in Virginia, Mark at Moto Guzzi Classics, Gord and Rick at MG Cycle and of course Curtis Harper, anything can be brought back to life!



I will be asking and hope I don't drive you all crazy.  I just had the dents taken out of the tank by Evan Wilcox http://www.wilcoxmetal.com/ who is an artist!  Need to figure out how to clean and polish the hubs then they will get laced.  Yes one step at a time.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on December 07, 2014, 03:21:23 PM
Need to figure out how to clean and polish the hubs then they will get laced.  Yes one step at a time.

Easy,

Mark Ethridge at Moto Guzzi Classics told me about this method a couple years ago, no risk of any glass beads fouling a part.

Head own to your local NAPA store and get their Aluminum Brightener. Wear a full face mask and rubber gloves, dilute the chemical 50/50 with tap water and fill a mister bottle. You will need a high pressure car washer ( the local coin op late at night works great :D), make sure the aluminum parts are clean (get rid of grease, oil etc. with paint thinner or your favorite degreaser) Wearing your mask and gloves mist the part with the solution, get it real wet, wait a minute while it foams up with a white suds, then hit it with the high pressure wash, then keep repeating until the castings looks like new. It's that easy. If you don't hit the part with high pressure the oxidation lifted by the cleaner will remain on the part and you will have a dull grey crappy looking piece.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/1972%20Moto%20Guzzi%20850%20Eldorado/March032011004.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/1972%20Moto%20Guzzi%20850%20Eldorado/March032011004.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on December 07, 2014, 07:14:48 PM
With the wiring almost done (at least everything that sits under the gas tank) it was time to set the tank on.

This is a reproduction steel tank from MG Cycle, it fits just like it should. New manual petcock on one side/

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04037_zpse0a5bc55.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04037_zpse0a5bc55.jpg.html)

The Black and Camaro Silver frame completely change the look of the bike.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04036_zps8de17d0d.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04036_zps8de17d0d.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04035_zps19982d4a.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04035_zps19982d4a.jpg.html)

Now if I could just find that reproduction decal for the electro-valve???

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04038_zpseca9f47d.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04038_zpseca9f47d.jpg.html)

The only 'flaw' in the paint - my painter placed the Ustao Shell Olio decal too low, the seat covers it :(
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 07, 2014, 08:46:17 PM

Now if I could just find that reproduction decal for the electro-valve???


How many do you want? :) My friend John Appleby printed off a sheet of them for me.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on December 17, 2014, 11:19:41 PM

The decal looks great Charlie, thanks for your generosity :+1

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04046_zpsd0662bf8.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04046_zpsd0662bf8.jpg.html)

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on December 18, 2014, 03:45:33 AM


These stock fuse boxes with their European style fuses are sub-standard in my opinion, I much prefer modern blade fuses. I turfed the old fuse panel in my Eldorado and installed a modern compact blade fuse box next to the battery on my Eldorado. If I were keeping this bike I would do the same and keep the original style fuse box for safe keeping if I ever decided to sell it.


Ed Walton, may he rest in peace, before he passed away gave me lots of good advice on restoring my loop. He said to keep the tension on these fuses by stretching an "O" ring over the two brass clips.
(http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s526/Kiwi_Roy/Ed%20Walton/Edward_zps25a8bea9.jpg)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 18, 2014, 09:36:03 AM
Ed Walton, may he rest in peace, before he passed away gave me lots of good advice on restoring my loop. He said to keep the tension on these fuses by stretching an "O" ring over the two brass clips.

You can also use elastic bands meant for orthodontic braces.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on January 03, 2015, 07:54:51 PM
I finally sorted all of the wiring / electrical out (I think). Greg Benders wiring kits are fantastic but Guzzi's use of coloured wires, green joining black, orange joining red etc.. The headlight and it's wiring harness is 'unique' to be kind to the factory.

The CEV headlight has 4 blades at the back in a plastic enclosure, the headlight switch harness connects here, yellow, green, green-black and black. Inside the headlight the wires are blue, red and white, two blue wires one to the headlight plug ground and a pig tale to the head light shell. Why bother matching wire colours from harness to device?? :wife:

The wiring diagram is clear showing the headlight grounded (to the frame through the brackets). The wires that connect the 5 blade junction show black wires joining here from the fuse box (coloured black but a two hot wire). The black wire from the headlight switch has a female blade. Now you would think all three black wires connect to the 5 blade junction. But that results in a ground connect to two hot wires.  :beat_horse

This hiccup took me a week to sort out. The one black from the headlight wire harness is a ground. The other two female blade wires at the junction are hot wires, go figure. If you connect the three together an amazing thing happens, the headlight lights dimly and the signal lights all light up and the fuse does not blow. Oh Luigi, you genius.  ???

The signal lights are being illuminated by the ground of the signal lights to the frame and that one black lead sending power through the frame. Don't know if this is unique to how the Aprillia signals lights are built or not.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04072_zpsf97f127b.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04072_zpsf97f127b.jpg.html)

One other small item, if you want the headlights to only function when you turn the key move the green wire from the second fuse position on the left (sitting on bike) to any other position to the right. The 1st and second fuse positions are joined in the back so both are always hot.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04050_zps393f1d67.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04050_zps393f1d67.jpg.html)

I am posting some pictures of the underneath and less obvious areas in case they may help others who need reference to what goes where,

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04069_zps6f09652d.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04069_zps6f09652d.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04067_zps9b32674f.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04067_zps9b32674f.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04057_zps8a66d514.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04057_zps8a66d514.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04065_zps210ef204.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04065_zps210ef204.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04074_zpsaabf3b91.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/DSC04074_zpsaabf3b91.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: nick949 on January 04, 2015, 07:22:30 AM
Wonderful Jim.  I think I'd rather have one of yours than new.  Good luck with the show.

Nick

PS The switch continues to function perfectly. ;-T
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on January 04, 2015, 05:10:58 PM
Thanks Nick!
 
Our local section of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (NORAL) has been given a space to show 16 bikes this year at the International Bike Show, down from last year when I showed my Red V7 Sport so I am very grateful to our group organizer for accepting the Black Guzzi this year. Our local chapter of vintage enthusiasts have a very broad range of excellent bikes to choose from each year, you would love the Panther, Empire Star, and Vincent that were shown at an outing this summer.

Cheers
Jim
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on January 18, 2015, 06:55:07 PM
The 2015 International Bike Show has come and gone. My 74 V7 Sport was on display in our Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group Display.

The Sport gathered a lot of attention....

These lovely young ladies took a particular interest in it ;D

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/bikeshow2015_zps892f9e28.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/bikeshow2015_zps892f9e28.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Cam3512 on January 18, 2015, 08:14:01 PM
Can I buy that seat seperately?  Could always use a spare...
 ;D
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on January 18, 2015, 08:35:04 PM
This is a great resource.. nice work.  ;-T
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on January 19, 2015, 09:19:10 AM
Can I buy that seat seperately?  Could always use a spare...
 ;D

Of Course I will sell the seat separately, asking $14,000.00 (will throw in the bike with it ;D)

Cheers
Jim

Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Cam3512 on January 19, 2015, 09:30:30 AM
Of Course I will sell the seat separately, asking $14,000.00 (will throw in the bike with it ;D)

Cheers
Jim



 ;-T
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 AM
I was sent another picture of the bike from a fellow exhibitor,

I think this shot highlights the svelte rear end of the machine


(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/20150118_163932_zps83a0853f.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/20150118_163932_zps83a0853f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on January 19, 2015, 01:26:04 PM
Yes the V7 Sport is for sale, pm me for specifics

Thanks

Jim
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: smdl on January 19, 2015, 02:37:04 PM
Does Katie come with it?   ;D

Beautiful work, Jim (as always).  Anyone would be proud to make this bike part of their stable.

Cheers,
Shaun

Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on January 19, 2015, 09:09:58 PM
Does Katie come with it?   ;D

Beautiful work, Jim (as always).  Anyone would be proud to make this bike part of their stable.

Cheers,
Shaun



If you think old Guzzi's take some maintenance I would hate to think what a young 'Katie' would take to keep purring. In my case I am too old to know what to do with such a pretty young thing, guess that's why I prefer my beauties to be 40 or over. :BEER:

Cheers ;D

Jim
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: smdl on January 19, 2015, 10:20:13 PM
If you think old Guzzi's take some maintenance I would hate to think what a young 'Katie' would take to keep purring. In my case I am too old to know what to do with such a pretty young thing, guess that's why I prefer my beauties to be 40 or over. :BEER:

Cheers ;D

Jim

Yeah, I get you.  The way I look at it, though, is that I'm too old for a 916, as well, but that doesn't stop me from dreaming about enjoying some curves on one!   :BEER:

Cheers,
Shaun
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Cam3512 on January 20, 2015, 08:18:03 AM
Of Course I will sell the seat separately, asking $14,000.00 (will throw in the bike with it ;D)

Cheers
Jim

If this is your asking price for the seat with a free bike thrown in,  it's worth every penny.  Better than new, and restored right before our eyes.  Good luck with the sale!
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on January 25, 2015, 05:56:22 PM
We have been having unseasonably warm weather, +7 C and its sunny so I opened up the garage door, poured some fresh premium fuel into the tank, flipped open the chokes and crossed my fingers. 1st attempt at starting the V7 Sport, the electronic petcock snapped open, fuel filled the bowls, a couple cranks and it roared into life ;D ;D ;D

The Sport warmed up quickly and I was able to flip the chokes down in about 30 seconds. Adjusted the idles and it purred real sweetly. After a few minutes the break in oil burned off and it just sounds great. Tomorrow I will re-torque the heads, check the valve clearance and replace the 1st run oil.

It is so satisfying (and a heck of a relief) when a newly rebuilt engine starts for the 1st time.

Cheers
Jim
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on January 25, 2015, 05:59:09 PM
We have been having unseasonably warm weather, +7 C and its sunny so I opened up the garage door, poured some fresh premium fuel into the tank, flipped open the chokes and crossed my fingers. 1st attempt at starting the V7 Sport, the electronic petcock snapped open, fuel filled the bowls, a couple cranks and it roared into life ;D ;D ;D

The Sport warmed up quickly and I was able to flip the chokes down in about 30 seconds. Adjusted the idles and it purred real sweetly. After a few minutes the break in oil burned off and it just sounds great. Tomorrow I will re-torque the heads, check the valve clearance and replace the 1st run oil.

It is so satisfying (and a heck of a relief) when a newly rebuilt engine starts for the 1st time.

Cheers
Jim

There's nothing like it.  ;-T Well, to a gear head, anyway..
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: smdl on January 25, 2015, 07:37:19 PM
Congratulations, Jim.  Well done!

Shaun
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: nick949 on January 26, 2015, 06:18:17 AM
Congratulations, Jim.  Well done!

Shaun

 :+1 :bow :bow

Nick
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: 750S3 on February 01, 2015, 02:09:35 PM
Jim, is the S3 next ? Not that I care or anything ....
Luca
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: smdl on February 01, 2015, 02:27:27 PM
Jim, is the S3 next ? Not that I care or anything ....
Luca

Or is it the T/S?

Enquiring minds...

Shaun
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on February 01, 2015, 05:02:50 PM
Jim, is the S3 next ? Not that I care or anything ....
Luca

I am starting to favor going through the S3 and then doing the 750S clone, I have the 850T stripped down ready to build but I think I want to get the S3 on the road where it belongs. I have sourced a pair of original Silentium shark gill mufflers that need to be copper plated to get the dings out of them then ceramic coated. The mono post seat with a metal pan was reproduced last year so I grabbed one for the S3. I am rebuilding the brake calipers and bought a pair of FAC fork dampers, progressive springs and a pair of new fork tubes. I am going to see if I can get the rotors turned, if not then new ones will go on. I will send the original cylinders off to get Nikasil plated, bought a pair of NOS pistons and rings and have all got a new set of valves, springs and guides. I am going to get all of the chrome pieces replated and will powder coat the small parts but I think I will preserve the frame paint as is. The tank and side covers will get polished up but not repainted. I have bought all new rubber pieces, cables, hoses and wire harness.  

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/PA090001_zpsd41e2550.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/PA090001_zpsd41e2550.jpg.html)

Stay tuned....

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: smdl on February 01, 2015, 07:28:51 PM
Nice!  Looking forward to this one!!
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on February 02, 2015, 05:39:54 AM
Nice!  Looking forward to this one!!

Me, too..
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Moto Fugazzi on February 02, 2015, 03:09:24 PM

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/PA090001_zpsd41e2550.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/PA090001_zpsd41e2550.jpg.html)

Nice! Any way I can can get the width of the stripes on the fuel tank and side panels? I'd like to paint my V7C to match the pattern.
Ken
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Petrus Rocks on February 02, 2015, 03:39:33 PM
Thanks so much for the detailed build!!  Very impressed with your attention to detail.  When the weather breaks please give us a ride impression.
 
It looks like a new bike-oh wait, it is! ;-T
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Seagondollar on February 02, 2015, 04:54:21 PM
The 2015 International Bike Show has come and gone. My 74 V7 Sport was on display in our Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group Display.

The Sport gathered a lot of attention....

These lovely young ladies took a particular interest in it ;D

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/bikeshow2015_zps892f9e28.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/bikeshow2015_zps892f9e28.jpg.html)

Women of taste.  Yet not a one of them was probably around in 1974.  I am going to restomod my 74 V7 Sport and will use this thread as a valuable reference.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on February 02, 2015, 08:42:36 PM
(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/PA090001_zpsd41e2550.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/PA090001_zpsd41e2550.jpg.html)

Nice! Any way I can can get the width of the stripes on the fuel tank and side panels? I'd like to paint my V7C to match the pattern.
Ken

I will take measurements on the weekend an send you pictures

Jim
 
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on February 08, 2015, 04:55:39 PM
The painter I use called to say the 750S tank and tool boxes are finished, picked them up this morning.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04099_zpsbe4fd024.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04099_zpsbe4fd024.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04109_zps87d9fb0c.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04109_zps87d9fb0c.jpg.html)

Stripe Measurements:

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04106_zps94960ca9.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04106_zps94960ca9.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04107_zps42061fe6.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04107_zps42061fe6.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04104_zpsd46de01c.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04104_zpsd46de01c.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04103_zps8d8d085f.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04103_zps8d8d085f.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04105_zps05324911.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04105_zps05324911.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04102_zps6fe312fa.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04102_zps6fe312fa.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04101_zps33697e03.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04101_zps33697e03.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04100_zps18d95b1e.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04100_zps18d95b1e.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04111_zps6c7716fa.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04111_zps6c7716fa.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04110_zpsa0db1beb.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04110_zpsa0db1beb.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04113_zpseee0174d.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04113_zpseee0174d.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04112_zps98fb6793.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04112_zps98fb6793.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20850T/DSC04114_zps13a6b20d.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20850T/DSC04114_zps13a6b20d.jpg.html)

Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: smdl on February 08, 2015, 06:22:14 PM
Those look great, Jim, and somewhat familiar!   ;D

(http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/u553/smdl/PaintComplete003Med_zpse7653ee6.jpg)

By the way, I haven't taken the time to sort out how to mount the gas cap yet, so would appreciate your sharing any thoughts you might have once complete.

Cheers,
Shaun
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on February 08, 2015, 07:26:40 PM
Nice work Shaun!

The gas cap slides over the tank tangs, the spring loaded tab on the underside of the cap folds back and the cap slides over the tangs.

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Cam3512 on February 08, 2015, 07:32:22 PM
As I was throwing a coat of wax on my '14 V7 Special (50* here today), it pissed me off that Guzzi didn't continue the 750S - type stripes up over the top of the tank.  If you're going "retro", do it right for shit sakes!
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: smdl on February 08, 2015, 08:11:12 PM
Nice work Shaun!

The gas cap slides over the tank tangs, the spring loaded tab on the underside of the cap folds back and the cap slides over the tangs.

Cheers

Jim

Thanks, Jim.  I think I understand what you are describing, but might have a couple of questions when I get to that point.  Can't wait to see how yours comes out!

Cheers,
Shaun
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on February 08, 2015, 11:27:18 PM
As I was throwing a coat of wax on my '14 V7 Special (50* here today), it pissed me off that Guzzi didn't continue the 750S - type stripes up over the top of the tank.  If you're going "retro", do it right for shit sakes!

Guzzi is doing a great job on the new line of 750's but I would like to see a new V7 done up with all the original styling queues of the 750S, black shark gill mufflers, the 'right' paint job on the gas tank, spoke wheels with Boranni or Akront rims, swan neck bars, chrome fenders a big all chrome headlight and the monoposto seat. The 750S is such a classy looking bike and 'adopting' the original high end touches would really set the new bike apart.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: Moto Fugazzi on February 08, 2015, 11:56:55 PM
Looks amazing! Thanks for getting measurements!
Ken
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: mantaray on February 09, 2015, 04:29:09 AM
Hi Jim , about the 750S3(nice new project)

Do they have chrome plated cylinders like the 750S ?
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on February 09, 2015, 08:53:46 AM
Hi Jim , about the 750S3(nice new project)

Do they have chrome plated cylinders like the 750S ?

Yes chrome plated cylinders on the S3, I am sending the original cylinders to be coated and matched to new pistons and rings.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
Post by: canuck750 on February 09, 2015, 05:53:27 PM
750 S3 Stripe Measurements

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040002_zps4774da1f.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040002_zps4774da1f.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040003_zps82023165.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040003_zps82023165.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040004_zpsb44b9a5d.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040004_zpsb44b9a5d.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040005_zpsb373ac74.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040005_zpsb373ac74.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040006_zps85ec84b2.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040006_zps85ec84b2.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040008_zps50e772b7.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040008_zps50e772b7.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040009_zps919a759b.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040009_zps919a759b.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040010_zps5f8f95ad.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/Moto%20Guzzi%20750%20S3/P4040010_zps5f8f95ad.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal FOR SALE
Post by: canuck750 on February 14, 2015, 03:11:43 PM
It's time to find a good home for this V7 Sport. Other projects await and I can't keep two V7 Sports. This bike is finished, it starts from cold immediately, idles smoothly.

I am going to list it here for a week before trying fleBay and batting off Nigerian 'entrepreneurs'.

My asking price is $13,750.00 I can arrange shipping anywhere in the USA or Canada but buyer pays shipping costs. Across Canada is likely under $1000,00, as far south as Florida will likely be $1500.00

I have a clear Illinois title, all receipts of parts and machining.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090012_zpsba323403.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090012_zpsba323403.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090003_zps9dc026ac.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090003_zps9dc026ac.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090001_zpsd06f218f.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090001_zpsd06f218f.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090018_zps7cb921eb.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090018_zps7cb921eb.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090045_zps27db9363.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090045_zps27db9363.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090019_zpsdc28454a.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090019_zpsdc28454a.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090017_zps1be9ee67.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090017_zps1be9ee67.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090015_zps616e8cbd.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090015_zps616e8cbd.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090010_zps574aef4c.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090010_zps574aef4c.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090005_zps2919a295.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090005_zps2919a295.jpg.html)

The bike is registered as a 1974 but the ID tag says it is a 1973

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090051_zpsbff9c012.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090051_zpsbff9c012.jpg.html)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg217/canuck750/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090025_zpse7ee3209.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/canuck750/media/74%20V7%20Sport/P4090025_zpse7ee3209.jpg.html)

From this post you can see that everything has been replaced or refurbished. The original block was long gone so a new V7 Sport motor was built up with an original crank, rods, cam and NOS gears, Gilldorni cylinder kits and rebuilt heads. The block was re-stamped to match the ID tag.

The only item not 100% correct is the rear wheel is a standard Record rim, not a Record Cross, front rim is a NOS Record Cross.

The European type Aprilia cast signal lights are used rather than the Lucas.

The motor needs to be broken in, I have flushed clean oil through three times.

If interested send me a pm and we can talk. Have many more pictures upon request.

Here is You Tube link to the bike being started from cold this afternoon. It had not been started in over a week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkQ-mP4JYjY&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for looking!

Jim

Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal FOR SALE
Post by: rboe on February 14, 2015, 05:58:38 PM
Now THAT is a proper motorcycle.   :bow
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal FOR SALE
Post by: mantaray on February 15, 2015, 02:55:12 AM
And a very fair pricetag.

Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal FOR SALE
Post by: canuck750 on February 15, 2015, 01:52:39 PM
And a very fair pricetag.



Thanks! I hope it can go to a good home where it gets ridden.
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal FOR SALE
Post by: Seagondollar on February 15, 2015, 03:03:38 PM
+1 on the price and build quality.  Nice job.
Title: V7 Sport build the sequal SOLD
Post by: canuck750 on February 20, 2015, 04:23:16 PM
The V7 Sport is off to the Big Apple, thank you Peter!
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal SOLD
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on February 20, 2015, 05:02:40 PM
The V7 Sport is off to the Big Apple, thank you Peter!

He got a deal. Better than Moe's for less money... ~;  :BEER:  ;-T
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal SOLD
Post by: Cam3512 on February 20, 2015, 08:02:05 PM
The V7 Sport is off to the Big Apple, thank you Peter!

Peter from Moto Borgotaro?
Title: Re: V7 Sport build the sequal SOLD
Post by: canuck750 on February 20, 2015, 09:26:15 PM
Yes, I have admired his work on his website for a long time. Very pleasant fellow to deal with. have you Been to his shop?