Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Bill Hagan on February 22, 2015, 09:32:27 AM

Title: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: Bill Hagan on February 22, 2015, 09:32:27 AM
Well, at least, I think it is from one of my Guzzis.  ::)

So, hypothetically speaking, of course, if one would (theoretically) end up with a leftover thingamabob while reassembling an EV or Norge, what would this little guy be? 

Don't think it's from my Griso, as I gave up futzing with the quick-release until I finish servicing the Norge.


(http://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/photos/i-pBVzV8f/0/L/i-pBVzV8f-L.jpg)


(http://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/photos/i-KksLQ9S/0/L/i-KksLQ9S-L.jpg)


Thanks.

Bill




Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: Cam3512 on February 22, 2015, 09:35:09 AM
Yup, definitely a thingamabob.
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: BillinPA on February 22, 2015, 09:36:28 AM
Hi Bill, It is obviously a spacer, might help if we knew what general areas you disassembled on each bike.
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: 56Pan on February 22, 2015, 09:40:58 AM
That looks like a spacer between the backside of two of the lower fairings and either the oil sump fairing mounting boltholes or frame mounts on my '12 Norge.  Had those fairings off a few weeks ago.  This is from memory and is worth what you're paying for it.
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: John A on February 22, 2015, 09:41:46 AM
My guess is a shock absorber mount spacer
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: Asylum on February 22, 2015, 09:45:49 AM
It seems as if there was a sleeve or a spring that was pressed up against the spacer. That thought came to mind when I noticed the black ring on the washer, and how it's off centered.

Good luck
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: RinkRat II on February 22, 2015, 09:48:19 AM
  ~; Looks to be a non metallic Vernier caliper next to a Thingamabob. You're welcome.

     Paul :BEER:
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: guzzisteve on February 22, 2015, 09:53:26 AM
6mm hole. EV spacer for evap canisters to mount, OR the tin(chrome) frame covers in front of fuel tank. Spacers on the back have a step in them.
There is also one like that on bottom of license plate mount to fender.
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: blackcat on February 22, 2015, 09:53:56 AM
If you flip that over it might say, "Mr. Nevada Commemorative Doughnut", though I think they originally were pink with sprinkles.
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: tusong200 on February 22, 2015, 10:04:20 AM
My guess is a shock absorber mount spacer

My first thoughts as well but I think its a bit too small.
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: Rich A on February 22, 2015, 10:08:33 AM
Spacer for mounting a silencer? I often seem to need something like this when I'm mounting up a non-stock exhaust.

Or a spacer for a saddle bag rack.

Rich A
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: Scott DeRoss on February 22, 2015, 10:26:37 AM
Yup, definitely a thingamabob.
Or a whatchamacallit  :)
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: Two Checks on February 22, 2015, 10:28:35 AM
Spacer between frame rail and grab bar on Tonti frame bike.
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: Bill Havins on February 22, 2015, 11:00:25 AM

I don't believe it is off of your HD&M, but what do I know?  As Steve said, the "sheet metal spacers" on the EV are all stepped.  And I don't recall any of the spacers on my EV being of the "chromed-metal-bottle-cap-packed-with-rubber" variety.

As above, consider what you serviced on either bike and zero in from there.

Or maybe Wayne or Lannis came by while you were out and threw it in the door just to cause mischief?  ;D

Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: mgfan on February 22, 2015, 12:20:35 PM
I've got one if you want to have a pair of them. Have no idea where it came from!   :BEER:
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: mtiberio on February 22, 2015, 12:24:40 PM
If it was a 70s era tonti, that would be a coil mount spacer or maybe front tank mount spacer
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: Lannis on February 22, 2015, 12:29:31 PM


Or maybe Wayne or Lannis came by while you were out and threw it in the door just to cause mischief?  ;D



Heh heh heh .....
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: BillinPA on February 22, 2015, 03:51:06 PM
Maybe top windshield bolt on EV opposite the cable guide. 
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: rodekyll on February 22, 2015, 09:27:57 PM
Solo saddle hinge spacer?

I'm still trying to understand how an attorney asks a question he doesn't already know the answer to. 
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: Guzzistajohn on February 22, 2015, 09:34:57 PM
Looks just like an asshole off a hobby horse to me ;D
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: Sasquatch Jim on February 22, 2015, 10:12:31 PM
 Hobby horses don't have ass holes.  They're for kids.  Kids don't want to shovel horse poop.
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: Guzzistajohn on February 22, 2015, 10:30:35 PM
You suspender snapping old fart. You will even argue about hobby horse assholes ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: twhitaker on February 23, 2015, 07:05:21 AM
That spacer might go between the sidestand and the engine. Doesn't the Norge have one that mounts that way?
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: lucian on February 23, 2015, 01:11:01 PM
Looks like one of the spacers off one of the bolts securing the carc tourque reaction arm.
Title: Re: ID This Guzzi Gizmo?
Post by: Bill Hagan on February 23, 2015, 01:25:18 PM
Thanks to (nearly  ;D) all.

In Atlanta this week.  Will try to resolve the mystery next week.

Bill