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Re: Typical Price For First Service
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2022, 09:28:05 AM »
My first service on the V7III cost about $300 at Powersports Outlet here in Prescott.  Although I'll do my next routine service at home I try to maintain a relationship with the dealer by purchasing oil, filters, and various parts from them rather than online sources.

My decision to buy a Guzzi was greatly influenced by having a respected dealer close to home.  After a very disappointing experience with a new Royal Enfield 650 and the disinterested "MC Superstore" dealer/service here in Arizona I value the security blanket of a small, local, established shop. 

Also......it doesn't hurt that the dealer has two friendly dogs hanging out in the showroom. :cool:




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Re: Typical Price For First Service
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2022, 09:41:43 AM »
Are you sure thatís the correct direction ?
Itís clockwise on the big block



I didn't feel like arguing that one last year, and I don't get around to smallblock valve checks very often since I spread my miles out over the years. But I'm about 99% certain that, viewed from the front of the bike, the smallbock engine rotates CLOCKWISE while running.

I made marks on the front engine face and the crankshaft nut and use that to turn my Mk I motor when setting valves (always have, just like on my big block Breva 1100 and Jackal 1100 before it).

Even though I've marked the crank, I still have to watch the valves to make sure I'm on TDC of compression and not intake, and I've always watch them open and close in the correct order - meaning Exhaust closes and as it is closing the Intake opens.

If I was turning the crankshaft and therefore valve train backwards, would that not be reversed?!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMETeTblQfI

See about the 10 - 12 minute marks.

Anyway, thought I'd mention it this time.

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Re: Typical Price For First Service
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2022, 09:45:16 AM »
I think is one of the best thing you can do ,develop a relationship with the dealer it may be 450 it may be 650 but is probably well worth it.

I once felt this way.

I went out of my way to use two different Guzzi dealers to purchase new bikes (AND PAY MORE FOR THEM BECAUSE OF IT, at least one of them SIGNIFICANTLY).

BOTH ARE OUT OF BUSINESS NOW

The latter of the two (that I bought TWO NEW BIKES FROM) also let me down when I DID need him.

Nope, I'm out.

I've now bought other bikes at such a discount that if I have to THROW ONE AWAY SOMEDAY I will break even or be better off not having wasted my money with another one.

I'd LOVE to have a dealer I can trust (somewhere in the same or at least an adjacent state).

I don't.

It's not up to me to try and make that happen anymore.


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Re: Typical Price For First Service
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2022, 10:37:55 AM »
Gappy does your motor rock to the right when seated? Then one would assume that the motor turns clockwise when seated. Correct me if I am wrong. Almost all manuals that I have read, say to rotate the motor in the direction of travel but that doesn't quite make sense as the motor is reciprocating.
If the motor rocks to the right under increasing revs, (which it does), then the motor is spinning anticlockwise when viewed from the riderís seatÖ.
The torque effect you feel, is equal and opposite.
Remember that the torque reaction, is the engine block trying to spin around the heavy crankshaft that does not want to accelerate due to itís inertia.
The same effect as an electric drill that binds when drilling a hole, if the chuck is spinning clockwise when viewed from the operators perspective, the drill body will try to spin anticlockwise when the drill (in the chuck), meets a resistance.
Itís also the primary reason a helicopter needs a tail rotor.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2022, 10:40:36 AM by Huzo »

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Re: Typical Price For First Service
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2022, 10:37:55 AM »

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