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So I bought another Lario
« on: November 22, 2022, 07:31:33 PM »
Ran when parked, never been apart or blown up, 75k km (47 k miles)




Cheap enough, didnít care if someone had had a go before this bloke bought it as long as it wasnít another badly repaired blown up rh head.




Was true, orig valve springs, can barely get 010Ē between coils
Anyone want to bet on cam & followers condition ?
Be a few weeks till I can get it on bench apart but donít hold your breath, will be same as all the others but caught in time.

Also has the pointy indicators some love, I donít




I didnít know
1/ Lucas supplied 2 types of starter, this one smaller than others I have






2/ Guzzi were ready for timing chest mount in 87, finally done in 2019 for v85 but look at similarity to Aero cover which did, of course, use them. Theyíll be used on this, eventually




Not sure where this bike sits in the priority list, saving the engine from halfwit mods was main reason for buying and Iíve bothered to fix one, I might as well do another, it is a lovely engine, far ahead of itís time.

The plastic fantastic bodywork does no more for me now than it did in the 80ís so very unlikely I use any of that, will probably sell it and the dash to try and recuperate some of outlay, Iíll list it on here but possibly freight too dear for internationals, any Aussies want it, pm me.
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Re: So I bought another Lario
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2022, 10:02:25 PM »
Cool project......have fun!!!

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Re: So I bought another Lario
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2022, 05:47:42 AM »
nice project , with the unobtainable indicators.
the original engine of my lario also managed 75.000 km before dropping a valve, nice you got it before the inevitable happened.
the timing chest mount is nice , i have seen specials where they used the timing chest mount , and completely removed the downtubes.
shows off the engine and gives a nice clean result.

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Re: So I bought another Lario
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 08:58:32 AM »
Chuck in Indiana is looking for a chin fairing, but yeah the shipping might put it out of range $$$
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Re: So I bought another Lario
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 08:58:32 AM »

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Re: So I bought another Lario
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2022, 03:20:25 PM »
Thanks for the bump, Chad.. :thumb:
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Re: So I bought another Lario
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2022, 03:31:53 AM »
Chuck in Indiana is looking for a chin fairing, but yeah the shipping might put it out of range $$$
Thatís about the only thing missing , probably rare for any of those low fairing things to survive here, we have potholes and sleeping policemen to break them, let alone the fact weíre allowed (encouraged?) to park on footpaths, nice big bluestone kerbs in Melbourne eat them for breakfast.

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Re: So I bought another Lario
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2022, 03:33:47 AM »
nice project , with the unobtainable indicators.
the original engine of my lario also managed 75.000 km before dropping a valve, nice you got it before the inevitable happened.
the timing chest mount is nice , i have seen specials where they used the timing chest mount , and completely removed the downtubes.
shows off the engine and gives a nice clean result.
Any pics ? Not so much front timing chest mounts but footrests, levers etc, keeping it all neat and not fragile without lower rail is harder on SB than BB.
In fact, I donít think Iíd ever seen a timing chest mounted SB until V85 came along, nor even noticed that late Lario covers had the lugs there.

Iím getting some ideas for chassis on this next 8v 650 project, 6 speed box, drive shaft / swinging arm from v85, 6Ē travel back and front, the lightweight all roads bike Iíd hoped the v85 would be, I am , of course, unrestricted by euro 5 , ABS, TC, modes etc
Aiming at sub 400 lbs full of fuel and ready to go, no nonsense like the Lario Forth Bridge holding rear seat off the frame etc, this one will be as basic as my mk1  8v, just a bit more travel and gearing, late drive shaft solves lots of issues too.

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Re: So I bought another Lario
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2022, 05:10:52 AM »
nice project , with the unobtainable indicators.

Does anyone really want them? And pay over the odds ? Whatís record price ?

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Re: So I bought another Lario
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2022, 06:50:45 AM »
Does anyone really want them? And pay over the odds ? Whatís record price ?
I saw a pair on ebay a few years ago for $140. I didn't bite.. :smiley:
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Re: So I bought another Lario
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2022, 04:10:44 AM »
A stupid hot day here but I got a chance to take it apart, cam looks the same as last two Iíve seen, completely and utterly Donald Ducked.
The PO deserves a medal for not actually breaking it into pieces and therefore giving me the opportunity to see exactly how they left Mandello
Please anyone,do not try to ďfixĒ a Lario without measuring Mr Camshaft.. He is, without doubt, the first casualty of the war,

 

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