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1973 V7 Sport Cylinder Relining Millennium

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Richiez22908:

--- Quote from: Chuck in Indiana on January 25, 2023, 07:28:01 AM ---That is a fact. I truly don't know how he has the time to do all he does for the Guzzi Community and still run a business. Charlie gets a double Attaboy.  :smiley:

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You said it... he's really an amazing guy. I'm so appreciative.

Scout63:
+1 Kudos to Charlie.  I have to imagine heís broken a lot of motorcycles in order to know so much.

I sent my v7 Sport cylinders and pistons off to Millenium a week or so ago.  They called with a price almost immediately.  About $570.00 to plate both.  Very reasonable considering Gilardonis are more if you can get them and the bike keeps its original jugs. I canít wait to get them back.



Richiez22908:

--- Quote from: Scout63 on January 26, 2023, 07:26:33 AM ---+1 Kudos to Charlie.  I have to imagine heís broken a lot of motorcycles in order to know so much.

I sent my v7 Sport cylinders and pistons off to Millenium a week or so ago.  They called with a price almost immediately.  About $570.00 to plate both.  Very reasonable considering Gilardonis are more if you can get them and the bike keeps its original jugs. I canít wait to get them back.





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Yeah mine took a bit but came back looking like new!

s1120:

--- Quote from: Scout63 on January 26, 2023, 07:26:33 AM ---+1 Kudos to Charlie.  I have to imagine heís broken a lot of motorcycles in order to know so much.

I sent my v7 Sport cylinders and pistons off to Millenium a week or so ago.  They called with a price almost immediately.  About $570.00 to plate both.  Very reasonable considering Gilardonis are more if you can get them and the bike keeps its original jugs. I canít wait to get them back.





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That really is a fair price. When I was looking at a T3 a few years ago all I was seeing for replacements was about a grand by the time I got them to my door. Also as you said, you get to keep the stock jugs.

Richiez22908:
Finally got a NOS rear main... and about to put the motor back together... until!

So I spoke with someone that had worked on my bike back bafiore I had it.. went thru three rear main seals. He told me to double check the crank for pitting where the seal rides.. and it has some. Spoke to the machine shop that "checked and polished it" and he claimed he was surprised his guy let it go like this and advised me to being it to a crankshaft specialist they send them to for grinding... if they need it. So that guy, who really seems to know... measures the ring bearing area as out of round... showed me. Also the timing side is out of spec. So both of those need to be taken one undersize, and now I need a front bearing and new rod bearings(anyone need a brand new standard set?). Regarding where the seal rides... three options. Install the seal just a 16th inward our outward so it rides elsewhere, or get a sleeve/bad for the crank and he'll install it. He also says he's not sure that the way it is actually would have hurt the seal.. it was probably one of the other issues causing the leak. Anyone know where I can get a band/sleeve for that part of the crank? Also... for what its worth, probably going to get a partial refund form the machine shop... owner seems decent and they had a good rep... maybe the tech looked at mine on a Friday afternoon, lol. But either way, so thankful I caught it now! They guy that had worked on my bike before said it was mean to be that we crossed paths that day... and I can't disagree.







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