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Re: Guzzi 1100 custom build
« Reply #150 on: August 05, 2023, 12:46:17 PM »
I really think I should just give up…!

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Re: Guzzi 1100 custom build
« Reply #151 on: August 11, 2023, 10:59:54 AM »
I really think I should just give up…!

never give up!


  I have been out and about on the Guzzi quite a bit lately...  A photographer captured this at a local bike meeting... my smile says it all!


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Re: Guzzi 1100 custom build
« Reply #152 on: August 11, 2023, 12:33:01 PM »
It doesn’t seem like you, to have the clutch cable routed that way.

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Re: Guzzi 1100 custom build
« Reply #153 on: August 12, 2023, 04:49:54 AM »
It doesn’t seem like you, to have the clutch cable routed that way.

its the throttle cable  :thumb: I did originally run it under the tank, but that caused it to stick.  so I moved it temporarily as I am going to replace the throttle and cables soon, but didn't want to start the job as the weather has been good and I wanted to ride it!

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Re: Guzzi 1100 custom build
« Reply #153 on: August 12, 2023, 04:49:54 AM »

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Re: Guzzi 1100 custom build
« Reply #154 on: August 14, 2023, 04:43:25 AM »
well it had to be done!

if anyone is interested I did a page on my blog about paint spraying at home...


https://jtccc.wordpress.com/projects-2/paint-spraying-at-home/




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Re: Guzzi 1100 custom build
« Reply #155 on: September 06, 2023, 07:41:47 AM »
never give up!


  I have been out and about on the Guzzi quite a bit lately...  A photographer captured this at a local bike meeting... my smile says it all!



Excellent photo !

That's such a cool bike. 

And the grin on your face !!!

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Re: Guzzi 1100 custom build
« Reply #156 on: September 14, 2023, 03:28:47 AM »
Excellent photo !

That's such a cool bike. 

And the grin on your face !!!

Thanks!  here is another!


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Re: Guzzi 1100 custom build
« Reply #157 on: November 09, 2023, 11:20:12 AM »
I have been doing quite a few miles before I put the bike away for the winter and getting used to it. One thing that annoyed me was the feel of the front brake… It was quite soft and somehow just lacked the feel I have with the Ducati’s. I looked on Ebay and thought I would give one of these radial master cylinders a go. They are quite neat in that the adjuster alters the pivot point of the lever so you can adjust the lever ratio! much better feel now! So much so I have bought a similar but better designed one to try on the Ducati!



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Re: Guzzi 1100 custom build
« Reply #158 on: December 22, 2023, 09:38:34 AM »
A custom build is never finished....

When I first built this bike I wanted an underslung silencer, which I did make… Unfortunately the bike ran like a bag of crap with it on, due to a silly design error i made in opposing the inlets from each cylinder into the silencer.. at 1/8 throttle, it ran rough. So this is MKll design!

I also wanted to put the British standard numbers on it, just in case the MOT man was in a bad mood… so I had some stencils made up and etched them on along with a Ducati logo. this is a very easy and simple process, here is a short video of how it’s done.







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EUHDefIB7E

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Re: Guzzi 1100 custom build
« Reply #159 on: January 09, 2024, 09:20:05 AM »
Probably my final post....


Well I said I wouldn't build another bike this winter, instead focusing on some house renovations which I started in September, planning to finish around March.  But I got my skates on and had them finished by Christmas, gaining me MANY brownie points...


Last week I got chatting to a mate who had this Honda SLR 650 at the back of the shed, not ridden for a few years.  Well I have always fancied doing a big single, and as this was Electric start, it fitted the bill perfectly!  I have gone to the dark side!  :wink:


I like to have a design brief in my head before I start, In this case, as always it will be minimalist… As light as I can make it… Parts I do put back on I will ask myself, “can I make it?” The front wheel will be changed to a 17” to match the rear, which will entail a wheel building session, something I have wanted to do for years… we will see on that one!


I ordered the tank soon as I got it...  Brand new... off a CG125 Honda, great quality, came with a new cap and tap... £38 delivered, how do they do it for that little!


If anyone wants to follow this build it will be on my blog... www.jtccc.wordpress .com  or I am happy to post on this thread if that's what people want?










 

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