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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2022, 07:43:04 PM »
One of the first things Iím going to tackle is the leaky rear driveÖ

Time to order some parts from Harperís Moto Guzzi.






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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2022, 07:53:53 PM »
By this point, I was thinking that the ďparts bikeĒ might be too nice to dismantle.  So I started looking for more partsÖ


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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2022, 08:08:24 PM »
By this point, I was fortunate enough to have made a friend of a fellow Guzzi enthusiast in Germany.  He was hunting for parts on his side of the ocean and found me a full set of bodywork.  Not only did he buy them on my behalf for a significant amount of money, but then he packed them up and used a friend in the import/export business to get them to me in the most cost effective method possible.  This guyís a friend for life at this point.  This minor disaster is already paying dividends. :wink:




 

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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2022, 08:24:55 PM »
Since the day of the mishap, I was absolutely sure that I needed a new gas tank.  At this point, I had spent about $5500 in my search for a suitable replacement tank; collecting up an entire spare bike and a full set of bodywork in the process.  That seems like the exact right time for my buddy, Dave, a professional paint and body guy, to tell me ďIím pretty sure that I can fix the original tankĒ. Doh!

He used the stud gun and pulled out both the dents; commenting that the Guzzi tank is made from surprisingly heavy steel.  The original tank will come out as good as new.





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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2022, 09:01:15 PM »
Lots of balls in the air and parts in transit at this point.  I spent a couple hours replacing the leaky seal in the rear drive.














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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2022, 09:10:02 PM »
I decided to do a little driveshaft maintenance while I had the rear drive out.  I cleaned everything really well and greased the rear u-joint.  The front u-joint, however, did not have a grease fitting installed.  I bought a selection of 6mm fittings and ended up using a 45 degree angled fitting so that I could actually get the grease gun in there.  I tried a straight fitting initially, but none of my grease guns had a small enough tip to get in there.






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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2022, 09:18:58 PM »
Since it seeemed unlikely that the freshly painted tank would match the 25 year old factory paint, Dave will be painting all of the bodywork.  I havenít been able to identify the original paint code, so I may be going with a non-standard hue.  In the meantime, a friend with a sign shop has recreated all of the decals from photos and dimensions that I provided.  Iím still debating between silver or gold decals at the moment.  If anyone needs a set, heís going to save the template so he can print more sets in the future.  Iíd guess it will be about $40 for a set of 6 decals. (Nose, Tank Left, Tank Right, Tail Center, Tail Right, and Tail Left)


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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2022, 09:26:13 PM »
I forgot to mention that my European delivery included the much more desirable non-US headlight!  Iíve always much preferred this design and I was lucky enough to get the bulb as well.  Unfortunately, Iím still on the hunt for the fairing frame that goes with it.  HMU if youíve got one that youíre willing to part with.  Iím having Dave paint both versions of the front fairing at the same time so that I can swap them out if I ever find the frame I need.



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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2022, 09:39:44 PM »
Lots of balls in the air and parts in transit at this point.
Oh..
I didnít know you were on it at the time... :rolleyes:

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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2022, 06:01:24 AM »
You might try.

 https://www.rsbikepaint.com//en-us/colours.php

For color matching paint. If your paint is not listed send them a message. Worked for me!

They do show the red.

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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2022, 06:39:03 PM »
Pick the red body panel you like and have it scanned for a match. Forget about finding the correct paint code. Been there, done that, failed.

next time this happens, post here first. I have a almost new yellow tank and a couple of spare Daytona RS fairings.
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Re: Sport 1100i - The Accidental Restomod
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2022, 09:51:30 AM »
I feel your pain but never managed to knock over that many bikes at once...I have resisted lining up my bikes for a photo so far.   Well written and enjoyable!I bet the KTM suffered the least damage.


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Harper's Moto Guzzi : Go Ride, Break Parts, Call me!
Harper's Moto Guzzi. Where we still answer the phone, use the highest quality parts, and also do Transmission, rear drive, and carb rebuilds fast. Call us at 816.697.3411 and get your problems resolved.
http://www.harpermoto.com
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