Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Scout63 on September 16, 2021, 09:58:41 PM

Title: Musings
Post by: Scout63 on September 16, 2021, 09:58:41 PM
Some random thoughts while working on the G5 project tonight

Moto Guzzi clutches are much easier to assemble on the bench face down
Everything, but everything comes apart at least three times
You canít have too much light on your project
Itís so much fun to use a specialty tool
Good professional motorcycle mechanics are amazing. Iíd lose my shirt.
Never lend your garage radio to your cousin for the week
Classic twins with the right pipes sound especially nice on the way home in the dark after a long day of work
How is is that so many people donít get motorcycles
A pile of clean soft shop rags is wonderful
Two hours alone in the garage beats bad tv anytime.
I wish Iíd thanked more WWII vets when I had the chance.
My next restoration will either be my Ď77 R100S or Ď73 SL125, probably the Honda.


Title: Re: Musings
Post by: normzone on September 16, 2021, 10:25:34 PM
I'm working from home for a year and a half, but pipes in the dark speaks to me.
Title: Re: Musings
Post by: Dave Swanson on September 17, 2021, 07:08:54 AM
Nice list!  I have similar thoughts but never write them down before they go poof! 
Title: Re: Musings
Post by: mechanicsavant on September 17, 2021, 07:45:15 AM
Nice musings . On the sl125 according to a friend who has his thumb firmly on the vintage Japanese dirt bike market an sl100 is quite rare & more valuable by a significant amount . Good hunting !
Title: Re: Musings
Post by: Scout63 on September 17, 2021, 09:42:38 PM
Nice musings . On the sl125 according to a friend who has his thumb firmly on the vintage Japanese dirt bike market an sl100 is quite rare & more valuable by a significant amount . Good hunting !

An old friend gave me a Ď73 SL125, a Ď74 XL100, an extra 125 engine, two extra 125 heads and an extra set of forks.  The bad news is that they sat in a lean-to for thirty years and look like hell. There is no way I could restore either one and make a profit.  The 125 would be a tear down and rebuild without lights or gauges.  I tried to offload the 100 but wasnít willing to give the local dump the required $20.00 to take it. Now Iím keeping it for extra rims, brackets, coils, etc.