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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #90 on: July 10, 2021, 07:56:54 PM »
I test fit the side covers and fitted the breather box.  I covered it with a section of inner tube to hopefully prevent any contact vibration. Sandblasted, painted and installed the sidecover mounting brackets. Thanks Charlie for the photos.















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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #91 on: July 10, 2021, 08:31:45 PM »
What a beautiful job coming together.
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #92 on: July 14, 2021, 10:49:51 PM »
Tank and side covers fitted. Itís a little weird looking having G5 badges and T3 tank seat and bars.  Iíll stick with it a bit.

The fuel cap needs to be fettled, fuel light new installed, brake rebuilt and installed, gauges installed, throttle fixed and installed, front forks fettled, everything checked for tightness. Etc.




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Orleans, MA USA
1971 BMW R75/5
1972 Norton Commando Combat Interstate
1977 BMW R100S - on deck
1978 Yamaha SR500
1979 Moto Guzzi V1000G5 - current project
1980 Moto Guzzi v50ii

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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #93 on: July 15, 2021, 08:02:38 AM »
Great progress on the bike!

Isn't it strange how the breather box just sits on the two rubber hoses- no mounting bracket or tab so it can be secured to a frame tube. But I guess it works.  I'm off to buy hose clamps to install mine today.


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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #93 on: July 15, 2021, 08:02:38 AM »

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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #94 on: July 15, 2021, 08:25:26 AM »
Great progress on the bike!

Isn't it strange how the breather box just sits on the two rubber hoses- no mounting bracket or tab so it can be secured to a frame tube. But I guess it works.  I'm off to buy hose clamps to install mine today.

Back around '70-'71 the Ambo breather box did have a bracket that secured it to one of the distributor bolts. On V700s, the fuel line crossover bolted to a stub on the top of the breather box.
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #95 on: July 19, 2021, 09:12:46 PM »
Gauges and original switch.

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1972 Norton Commando Combat Interstate
1977 BMW R100S - on deck
1978 Yamaha SR500
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #96 on: July 21, 2021, 09:02:38 AM »
 The gauges are the perfect combo of black print on a white face with a slim red pointer. And a just right sized digital display at the bottom. Beautiful!

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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #97 on: July 23, 2021, 07:51:47 AM »
Thanks Berniebee. The gauges are really designed for single use so Iím having to split wires if I want info on both gauges. Once itís set up I might try to water jet a custom plate. This one from MG is great for sorting but not quite what I want.
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Orleans, MA USA
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1972 Norton Commando Combat Interstate
1977 BMW R100S - on deck
1978 Yamaha SR500
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Re: 79 G5 Build
« Reply #98 on: August 19, 2021, 09:39:02 PM »
Slow progress. I have finished wiring the gauges.  Drilled the gauge plate to fit a mode button for each gauge at the bottom. Also installed led idiot lights for oil pressure, turn, alternator and high beam.


Ben Zehnder
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1972 Norton Commando Combat Interstate
1977 BMW R100S - on deck
1978 Yamaha SR500
1979 Moto Guzzi V1000G5 - current project
1980 Moto Guzzi v50ii

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