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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #60 on: April 21, 2021, 10:36:23 PM »
The motogadget stuff is very nice but eyewateringly expencive.  (I have a munit installed)

Have you considered the acewell spredo/tacho, they are Chinese (and don't let the chinglish put you off), but I have one on a Honda twin project andnI can't fault it.


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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2021, 06:48:46 AM »
Nice gauges for sure. I think there are some 90's Ducati white face gauges that might work on these bikes, but not 100% sure. Was looking into this a while ago, that's what I remember.
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #62 on: April 22, 2021, 02:33:34 PM »
Nice gauges for sure. I think there are some 90's Ducati white face gauges that might work on these bikes, but not 100% sure. Was looking into this a while ago, that's what I remember.

The ducati 900ss white face speedometer works on a guzzi for sure, I've got one on my Sport. The tacho uses a different ratio which will always show more than the Guzzi engine is turning over (Don't know the ratio but shouldn't be much of a problem to find)
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #63 on: April 25, 2021, 04:10:34 PM »
I have a 80 G5 EML Sidecar Conversion that just being freshened up. It sat our side for decades. Just did the top end and it's coming along when I have the time






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Re: 79 G5 Build
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #64 on: April 30, 2021, 06:05:06 PM »
I have a 80 G5 EML Sidecar Conversion that just being freshened up. It sat our side for decades. Just did the top end and it's coming along when I have the time







The bike has great bones and will bruise your wallet. Mine certainly has. Do you have a chair for it?
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2021, 10:21:53 PM »
I had a free afternoon and got the swingarm, rear drive and rear wheel installed.


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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2021, 09:32:11 AM »
Looking good. Wow, you've got several nice bikes in your stable.

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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #67 on: May 09, 2021, 09:37:56 PM »
Thanks Bernie. Every one of them came to me needing pretty much everything and costing little.  By the time I was done with parts and my labor they each have cost more than theyíre worth. Stray dogs all but I love them.
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #68 on: May 12, 2021, 10:16:39 PM »
Front end is back together so now I have a rolling chassis.  Itís going slow since I have to tap every mounting hole in the cases, fork legs, triple trees etc. after the vapor blasting. I also installed the circlip on the wrong side of the front wheel. It has to go on the side opposite the big end of the axle.  Get that wrong and nothing fits. Luckily I could remove the circlip, drive both bearings and the inner spacer over a little and install the circlip on the other side. 

Also I installed stainless Mistral head pipes and crossover and new LaFranconi mufflers. Theyíve been in the box for a long time. Slow install also.

New Brembos installed in the forward position to please Groover.







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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #69 on: May 13, 2021, 07:12:50 AM »
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #70 on: May 13, 2021, 06:49:13 PM »
Well, if you are going to please  people - I'd like to see these on your handlebars.. :evil:




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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #71 on: May 14, 2021, 10:02:38 AM »
Nice job.  :bow:
I Love those disk brakes.  As a traditionalist, I would install the original tank.
New exhaust, huh?  My header pipes are rusted, but still whole.  I think I will wrap them for now.
How much did the whole exhaust go for?
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #72 on: May 14, 2021, 09:03:52 PM »
Nice job.  :bow:
I Love those disk brakes.  As a traditionalist, I would install the original tank.
New exhaust, huh?  My header pipes are rusted, but still whole.  I think I will wrap them for now.
How much did the whole exhaust go for?

So much. Head pipes, flanges and crossover are Mistral stainless.  The mufflers are LaFranconis.  The whole system was about $1100.00 not counting shipping.  Seems like a lot until I total up the stacks of Motogadget boxes waiting to be opened. This the most expensive $200.00 motorcycle Iíve ever owned.  It is the bike building that I love, and the money is really just paying for a hobby, like airline tickets for traveling or lift tickets for skiing.
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #73 on: May 14, 2021, 10:21:48 PM »
  It is the bike building that I love, and the money is really just paying for a hobby, like airline tickets for traveling or lift tickets for skiing.

...and the occasional new tool.

I might be down the Cape this summer and perhaps we can meet.
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #74 on: May 14, 2021, 10:54:25 PM »
We just started a Saturday morning coffee shop ride group.  PM me when you are coming down.
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2021, 08:59:23 AM »
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #76 on: May 20, 2021, 05:41:21 AM »
Rear fender installed.  I went with a T3 tail light and grab rail:




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Heel-Toe shifter fitted.  It is a gorgeous piece:





Carbs disassembled.  They were pretty bad, but arenít they always:





The tank and side covers are painted black and off to the striper.
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #77 on: May 21, 2021, 09:59:30 AM »
Did you get your chrome pieces back? How did they turn out?
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #78 on: May 22, 2021, 07:16:56 AM »
They gave me a quote of 2400 for about 7 of the smaller pieces. It was too much for me and I asked them to mail them back. Iím working around it and cleaning everything up the best I can Groover. The one part I canít seem to find is a good chrome headlight trim ring.
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #79 on: May 23, 2021, 10:17:18 PM »
Handlebars drilled and switches installed.  Iím not sure I like how the Domino throttle works with the right switch.  The throttle is too big and makes the switches hard to operate. The stock clutch mount fits the left switch nicely.





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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #80 on: May 24, 2021, 12:22:50 AM »
Hi Ben,

I have a domino throttle and a motogadget button set (m12 size). Frankly I dislike the system of having the right hand indicator switch on the right hand. I too thought that it was a neat system but have found it to be very annoying in actual use.
The best example is when you are accelerating out of a right hand corner, as when exiting a roundabout (left then quick right). Here you need to hold the throttle very stable to ride smoothly but at the same time you have to move your right hand off the throttle to reach the indicator button. Then back on the throttle to pull out of the roundabout. Then while accelerating out you again have to move your hand off the throttle to cancel the indicator.

I am working to change the indicator back to a three way toggle shift (on)-off-(on) on left side of the handlebar. If I had to use the buttons I would use two buttons on the left as indicators. (might take a while to get use to which one is which side though.) This way your right hand would be free to handle the throttle without having to reach over and indicate also.

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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #81 on: May 24, 2021, 06:03:35 AM »
Thanks Ulrik. I was thinking of putting both switch sets on the left. It would look much cleaner.  More drilling and fishing.
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #82 on: May 24, 2021, 07:21:39 AM »
No problem.

I plan to stick with two buttons on the right, but change the indicator button to starter button and keep the top button as the mode button.
Also when you run the cables through the handlebars make sure that you deburr and round the inside edges of the holes the very best you can. Any kind of sharp corner will cut your wires over time.

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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #83 on: May 24, 2021, 02:50:10 PM »
Hi Ulrik:

I moved both switches to the left side. I like the look better and they are easier to reach.  I did debur.  I also went a few sizes larger on holes to make routing easier. I found that if I lubed the wires with silicone grease they routed much more easily. I think my switch functions will be:

Top left - headlight
Top right - auxiliary
Middle left - left turn
Middle right - right turn
Bottom left - horn
Bottom right - starter







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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #84 on: May 24, 2021, 08:36:10 PM »
Hi Ben,

Looks good, I believe you will be much happier with this setup than the other one. Button configuration also seems to be spot on. But that's always easy to say before you have ridden the bike for a while. At first I thought the right/left button indicator was fine.

Looking forward to see how it ends up. I also have an extra tonti frame, and all the parts needed apart from the seat and painted parts. Hopefully I will get around to build it up at some point  :azn:
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #85 on: May 25, 2021, 10:10:49 PM »
Carbs vapor honed and rebuilt with new main jets, throttle springs, gaskets and air and throttle stop screws. installed with Emgo pods:







and then disassembled again since I was worried that I didnít get all of the honing media out. Everything is going back into the ultrasonic cleaner, then more soap and water and compressed air.




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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #86 on: May 30, 2021, 02:10:07 PM »
RME LI compatible Reg/rec installed.  I hope the location works.  Wired it to the alternator with a disconnect plug.







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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #87 on: May 31, 2021, 01:11:00 PM »
Positives and Grounds and Motogadget installed and powered with temp key. Outputs and inputs not wired.






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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #88 on: June 02, 2021, 12:51:41 PM »
Looking great!
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #89 on: July 03, 2021, 06:04:58 PM »
Thanks Groover.

Garage time today. The Motogadget is almost completely wired. Itís a blast to play with. New seat installed. Horns (very important) installed. Cranked the engine for the first time. No spark Yet. Tomorrow Iíll wire in the gauges.









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