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1968 V700 Rejuvination
« on: August 11, 2019, 10:45:07 AM »
It's hard to believe that I bought this V700 almost 12.5 years ago!   I think it is high time I get it together and on the road!

I purchased this bike in early April 2007 from Ken Johnson of Atlas Cycle in Tulsa, OK.  I found the bike on Cycle Trader.  When I did the deal with Ken his retirement was imminent as he was turning over the keys to the new owners in a few days.  He told me that the V700 would be the last bike sold out of Atlas Cycle during his ownership. 

The bike hadn't been registered for the road since 1977, and according to Ken it had been in his showroom for many years.  He stated that it was a very low mile machine with speedometer showing 81 miles



I decided that a bike that had been sitting that long needed a thorough going over before being ridden.  I knew I wanted to replace the original barrels and pistons with Gilardoni units among other items I knew would come later.

Shortly after the bike arrived I began the teardown.



Not that I would doubt Ken, but after tearing down all the normal wear items on the bike jived with a bike that has very low miles.   The condition of the original tires, brakes, clutch and clutch spline indicate that this is a very low mile bike. 

The original Pirelli 4.00 - 18 Super Sports have the old date code indicating they were made in November 1966.  They are in amazing condition with no checking of the sidewall.  If this bike was going into a museum or for display only I would leave them on.  Since I plan on riding and having fun with this bike I will be replacing them with new production Duro tires, which have exactly the same tread pattern.  I am sure Duro copied the Pirelli  Super Sports because they are identical.



After tearing the bike down and ordering the Gilardonis the bike has languished in several containers until now.   

Over the years I kept pecking away on the surface here and there.  I ordered a wiring harness from Greg Bender and had all of the rusty hardware re cadmium plated. 

Now is the time to get serious!

« Last Edit: August 11, 2019, 03:09:15 PM by Dave Swanson »
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 11:11:48 AM »
The V700 has many eye-catching features.  The tank, fenders, side panels, "pie crust" final drive,  speedometer and housing just look so good!  My all time favorite feature of the V700 is the oft maligned Dellorto SS1 29D carburetors.  I understand why many have replaced with later carbs, but to me a V700 doesn't look right without the original carburetors.

The SS1s on this bike had a few issues.  There was old crystallized gasoline in them which made disassembly difficult.  Thankfully there were only a few parts that needed to be replaced.  One of the pilot jets was seized and required a careful and nerve filled drilling operation to remove, but I was successful in the end!

Here are the carbs ready to be reassembled. 



And here is what $250 worth of SS1 spare parts look like.  I am not complaining about the price.  I am beyond happy that someone still has NOS bits for these carbs or I would also be running a newer carb.

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 01:43:54 PM »
I'll definitely be following your progress. V700s (especially the earliest ones) are something special IMO. What you're starting with is infinitely nicer than mine.

I've only ever seen one set of SS1s that didn't leak and actually worked correctly. Mid 30s mpg isn't uncommon with SS1s, with a switch to VHBs bringing that up to ~ 50.

Good that you already bought the Gilardonis, V700 sets haven't been available for ~ 10 years.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 02:42:35 PM »
I'll definitely be following your progress. V700s (especially the earliest ones) are something special IMO. What you're starting with is infinitely nicer than mine.

I've only ever seen one set of SS1s that didn't leak and actually worked correctly. Mid 30s mpg isn't uncommon with SS1s, with a switch to VHBs bringing that up to ~ 50.

Good that you already bought the Gilardonis, V700 sets haven't been available for ~ 10 years.

I am hoping to up that number to 2!   :grin:
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 02:47:49 PM »
Assembled and ready for battle! 

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 03:35:59 PM »

Good that you already bought the Gilardonis, V700 sets haven't been available for ~ 10 years.

Wow!  Am I glad I had the presence of mind to buy them 12 years ago. 

Charlie, you made me go down and take a look at them just in case I had dreamt I bought them.   :azn:

I checked over the contents also.  Ha!




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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 04:03:02 PM »
Wow...what a stunning bike Dave....congrats of finally getting started !!!!!! Will follow this with great interest

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2019, 03:31:10 PM »
The more things I inspect on this bike the more I find conflicting wear indications.

Today I looked closely at the rear drive internal and external splines.  They are quite worn out, especially the rear wheel spline!  Too worn out to put back together that's for sure.  I am looking for splines now. 

I am beginning to get the impression that this bike sat around the shop so long it was used for a parts mule from time to time.  No way of knowing for sure, but that would explain the difference in wear items. 



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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2019, 10:21:20 AM »
Beautiful V7 Dave!

Are those Dellorto carbs painted from the factory?

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2019, 10:39:08 AM »
Beautiful V7 Dave!

Are those Dellorto carbs painted from the factory?
Yes, that is the factory paint.  I will leave them as is and not touch up or respray.  It is quite unusual to still have the factory silver mostly intact I am sure.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2019, 03:15:23 PM »
Right off the sparklehorse and on to the NOS unicorn!

I like it, thanks for documenting, will be following this one
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2019, 05:35:58 PM »
Very cool, Dave.  If my V700 wasn't so incomplete when I got it, it wouldn't be going down the custom path.  There's still some V700 details I would like to know and include/retain, so I'll be watching what you post.

Beautiful V7 Dave!

Are those Dellorto carbs painted from the factory?

Fwiw- my V7 Sport frame is painted argent, as custom mixed by the paint shop to match the paint on a NOS 27mm SS1 I had at the time.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2019, 06:05:57 PM »
Very cool, Dave.  If my V700 wasn't so incomplete when I got it, it wouldn't be going down the custom path.  There's still some V700 details I would like to know and include/retain, so I'll be watching what you post.

Fwiw- my V7 Sport frame is painted argent, as custom mixed by the paint shop to match the paint on a NOS 27mm SS1 I had at the time.

Very interesting!.  Now that you say that the shade of silver is very reminiscent of the silver frame  V7 Sport owned by a local Guzzi guy.   Here is a shot of his bike.



I was very impressed with the color combo when I saw his bike in person.  When I restored my V7 Sport the frame needed a respray and I was sorely tempted to spray it silver, but in the end I went with the factory color for my bike which was black.   Sometimes I wish I had painted it silver.  Who would know that it didn't come from the factory that way but me?
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2019, 08:27:08 PM »
Very interesting!.  Now that you say that the shade of silver is very reminiscent of the silver frame  V7 Sport owned by a local Guzzi guy.   Here is a shot of his bike.



I was very impressed with the color combo when I saw his bike in person.  When I restored my V7 Sport the frame needed a respray and I was sorely tempted to spray it silver, but in the end I went with the factory color for my bike which was black.   Sometimes I wish I had painted it silver.  Who would know that it didn't come from the factory that way but me?

My bike had been customized in the 70's long before I got it, with different red on tank & convenient lettering and apparently a different mixed batch of red for the frame- less of an orangish/signal red like the tank & boxes, more like cranberry but not the right cranberry, more purple.   The tank & toolboxes looked cool red to me but the frame didn't match or contrast well.  So I decided argent would look cool and that NOS SS1 was true Italian argent.  It was small & easier to shoot for a color match than other silver/argent parts I had that were attached to other Italian bikes.

I really like the red & argent combo.  That's the only thing Ive changed on this bike since I got it.  Mine was originally a black frame when new.  I have no idea how close this argent it to the original color used by Guzzi.

I recently missed an NOS 750S seat like that for $200.  When the guy priced it for me, his buddy next to him said he could use it if he was going to sell it so I lost out...
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2019, 04:51:31 PM »
Much better!  Waiting on the wheel hub to be back in stock.



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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2019, 07:22:03 PM »
I had decided to use one of Josh Cole's super nice fuse blocks instead of the stock unit. 



It's a good thing, because upon closer inspection a few days ago the stock fuse block had a smoke event in the past!



I also decided to upgrade the safety of the electrical system with Greg Bender's super slick "relay solution" for Loop frames, along with one of his wiring harness sets.



I had ordered Greg's wiring harness a few years ago before I decided to go with the new fuse block.  This necessitates changing from bullet style connectors to spade.  I wanted Greg to modify the harnesses to the spade connectors so it would be done professionally, unlike the shoddy product I would have produced.   I sent the harnesses and the relay kit down to him and he turned it around in 24 hours on a Labor Day weekend!  Customer service extraordinaire! 

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2019, 03:17:07 PM »
The wheel hub was quite the little project to remove.   

The wheel hub OD is precision ground for a press fit, which I expected.   I was not expecting that the 6 bolts holding it in place would also have a press fit.  It took quite a few blows with the brass drift to remove each bolt.  During assembly, bolt hole alignment will be critical.



Using my trusty Jett lathe I fashioned a driver from a Craftsman 1 1/2" socket to push out the wheel hub.  The OD of the socket was a perfect size for a clearance fit of the wheel hub housing. 



The driver will perform double duty when pressing in the outer races of the Timken bearings. 


I warmed up the wheel hub aluminum housing with my torch.  Using my cheapo Harbor Freight press with one big pop the hub let loose and it pressed out without drama.


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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2019, 06:36:59 PM »
For those of us that have 4 speed Loops the preselector shaft housing does not have an o-ring (5 speeds have an o-ring).  Obviously transmission lube weeps it's way through without an o-ring. 

Patrick Hayes has developed a fixture for his lathe that allows him to accurately cut an o-ring groove in the housing.  And here is the punch line,  Patrick only charges $15 for this service including the return postage!  I would call that the deal of the century!  And it saves me hours of toil trying to reinvent the wheel.  My hat is off to those that selfishly help the Guzzi community, and Patrick certainly is one of those. 



Patrick also has a method of repairing rear transmission covers that have been damaged by throw-out bearing destruction for a reasonable fee.  He uses special tubing stock that he imported from Europe to sleeve the bore.   

V700s used a caged roller with fragile cages that were prone to destruction.  I was lucky.  My caged roller was still intact and the bore in my cover was still in great shape. 

I am upgrading to the caged flat roller.  I would recommend this upgrade to anyone with a V700 in the original configuration.

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2019, 08:33:49 PM »
After some discussion with Charlie we have decided the condition of the valves, guides, and seats do not warrant a valve job at this time.   

Charlie also reminded me earlier that V700 valves are no longer available.  They are not the same as used in Eldos and Ambos.  Just to be safe I snagged a couple sets.  It is always interesting to find parts still in their original wrap for the past 50 years.

If there are any smoking issues down the line these will come in handy!



The valve faces of the original valves are in great shape.



The seats are in very good condition also.



You gotta love the V700 valve covers.  None nicer than these on any of the models that followed in my opinion.



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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2019, 05:47:23 AM »
Wow, beautiful bike!
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2019, 08:10:05 PM »
The wheels are done!  I always like have the wheels finished and set aside early during a restoration. 

Since the rear wheel has a new splined hub and a new Timken bearings, shimming for preload needed to be performed. 



Using one of the axles and spacers to take up the slack space allowing me to torque the axle nut, I just kept adding shims until it became too sloppy and then backed off until I hit the sweet spot. 

McMaster Carr has a great selection of metric shims that fit perfectly.  I ordered what should be a lifetime supply. 





Wrenches down, time for a celebratory beer!



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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2019, 08:13:13 PM »
I also got all the black parts back from the painter today.

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2019, 07:10:31 PM »
Nice to see the black bits all done.  Looks great, Dave. And thank you for the Patrick Hayes heads-up...

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2019, 09:17:42 PM »
I have been mulling over getting a new crank for the bike.  The original has some issues, score marks, etc, but not horrible.  My preference was to try to find a new one instead of a regrind, especially since I already had new stock diameter front, rear bearings, and rod shells.  I called Curtis Harper and wouldn't you know it he had one on the shelf!  New OLD stock!   
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2019, 04:11:28 PM »
My beautiful NOS crank from Harpers.  It had been on the shelf for a LONG time. 

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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2019, 08:23:12 PM »
My beautiful NOS crank from Harpers.  It had been on the shelf for a LONG time. 



Sweet!
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2019, 08:27:21 PM »
Yup, Very cool. 
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2019, 08:52:30 AM »
I also got all the black parts back from the painter today.



What did your painter use for paint? I've been a fan of powdercoating for frame and chassis bits, I know there are some tough paints, too.
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2019, 09:19:27 AM »
What did your painter use for paint? I've been a fan of powdercoating for frame and chassis bits, I know there are some tough paints, too.
Larry

A single pack black as I recall.  Then he sprayed a coat of clear on it which I hadn't asked for and really preferred he had not.  I prefer the original look for frame paint.  The painter did such a high quality job I didn't have the heart to tell him I didn't want it that glossy. 

Personally I do not care for powdercoat.  As far as being tough, I have bikes that are 60 and 70 years old with the original frame paint that is holding up well. 
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Re: 1968 V700 Rejuvination
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2020, 09:09:22 AM »
I had a bit of delay with my "new" crank.  The first crank I received had already been ground in its past life.  Curtis made it good on it of course,  searching through all of his V700 cranks until he found a truly NOS crank and sent it to me.  Harper's is one of the Guzzi resources that makes owning a Moto Guzzi more special. 
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1974 Eldo
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1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
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