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'86 LeMans
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:01:26 AM »




Currently working on a '86 LeMans and have a question. The crank has been drilled upon inspection. The journals look new, timing gears look new,crosshatch still visible. Do you think I should send this crank in to see if it is balanced correctly?
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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2018, 07:49:04 AM »
The bike is looking really sharp! In my opinion it looks like it has already been balanced. I don't think someone would just randomly drill holes there like that, but then again... that is always a possibility!
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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 09:11:48 AM »
You've been a busy fellow! Looking great!
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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 12:43:26 PM »
That's looking good! I think you owe us some more pictures of the process now that you have posted it in the build area ;)

On the crank, it would be weird for someone to randomly drill holes in a crank, but then again some people have all sorts of funny ideas. Did you run the bike with it before? If not I think I would send it off to a balancer

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Re: '86 LeMans
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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 04:58:10 PM »
I didn't take any pictures, but IIRC mine had a bunch of holes like that too.

Don't worry about it if it rode well before. Balance factors are voodoo anyway, not so much for durability as comfort. (anymore)
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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 06:51:20 PM »
Well one fellow asked for some before pics, so here are some









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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2018, 07:03:46 PM »
While we were taking the engine out, I got it hung up, I have never gotten a Guzzi hung up, but there it was! It was a bitch getting it out!!
 Got everything disassembled and sand blasted the frame, then painted it with a single stage black. Had a friend Vapor blast the wheels and I put a coating on them. With the engine and tranny I just sand blasted them, then glass beaded them. The fork lowers I polished them, we have all new bearings in all completed jobs. Haven't done the engine, but looks like all bearings are in excellent condition.
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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 11:22:53 PM »
Scares me hearing about frame sand blasting. Since the breather system utilizes the frame, I sure hope no sand got in there! It can lunch the engine if it has.

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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2018, 06:12:43 AM »
Scares me hearing about frame sand blasting. Since the breather system utilizes the frame, I sure hope no sand got in there! It can lunch the engine if it has.

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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2018, 09:26:13 PM »
Guess i'll have to hose that breather out!
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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2018, 11:09:03 PM »
Or you could go to another breather system that doesn't use the frame. I've heard the frame often rusts internally from the breather fumes and condensation.

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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2018, 01:47:28 PM »
Scares me hearing about frame sand blasting. Since the breather system utilizes the frame, I sure hope no sand got in there! It can lunch the engine if it has.

Scares me more when I read that someone has sandblasted engine and tranny cases...
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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2018, 12:21:41 AM »
Yeah, me too. Sand goes everywhere, gets lodged in the aluminum and can be really difficult to remove it all.

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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2018, 04:02:20 PM »
Well I have just finished the bike, that took longer than I thought. It looks good ans will be taken off the lift for my Laverda. Got some finished pictures











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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2018, 05:24:53 PM »
Great job, that looks fantastic!  :thumb:
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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2018, 12:11:14 AM »
Very nice!

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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2018, 07:49:53 AM »
Lots of polishing and detail work. Got to take a better look now that I'm looking at this from a computer (instead of my phone) Looks new!
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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2018, 12:32:45 PM »
Thanks, but long way from new.
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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2018, 09:48:27 PM »
Standing next to it ....it looks like it just rolled off the line Scotty...impeccable work.

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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2018, 12:09:29 PM »
Nice job!  :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: '86 LeMans
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2018, 05:40:56 AM »
That looks fantastic! Congrats!
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