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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: hidn45 on October 04, 2018, 06:49:07 AM

Title: Gilardoni deal I couldn't refuse
Post by: hidn45 on October 04, 2018, 06:49:07 AM
So, MG Cycle had a set of Gilardoni's with a couple fins knocked off they were selling as blem's, so I jumped on 'em.  Saved almost $200!  They even sent the broken pieces so I can stick 'em back on....


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No excuse now, she'll hafta be rideable by spring.....
Title: Re: Gilardoni deal I couldn't refuse
Post by: Muzz on October 05, 2018, 02:16:24 AM
I see they even came with pisstins. :thumb:

Are you replacing chrome barrels with those?
Title: Re: Gilardoni deal I couldn't refuse
Post by: lucian on October 05, 2018, 06:36:20 AM
Nice grab. I'll bet a marine propeller shop could repair the broken fins.
Title: Re: Gilardoni deal I couldn't refuse
Post by: PeteS on October 05, 2018, 07:39:19 AM
Given the location it could be welded but I used JB Weld on a BSA head and its still holding today. Once sanded it even pretty much matches.

Pete
Title: Re: Gilardoni deal I couldn't refuse
Post by: Turin on October 05, 2018, 10:26:00 PM
Thanks for the heads up. I just bought the other set of blemished gilardonis.
Title: Re: Gilardoni deal I couldn't refuse
Post by: hidn45 on October 07, 2018, 05:06:19 PM
Yeah, I was quite pleased.  Pistons, cylinders, wrist pins, & circlips.  I added a top end gasket & seal kit.

Muzz - Yes, I picked up an idle 850 T3 last summer to redo as my daily - didn't even turn it over, knowing it had been sitting & had chrome bores....

lucian, Pete - I've a friend who welds alloy for a living, going to have him take a look.  If not, Hi Temp JB Weld is my back-up plan.  Plan C is just leave 'em off.  It'll be a rider, not a looker....