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Title: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; done)
Post by: JoeW on August 29, 2015, 01:30:31 PM
I am way behind in my work, this bike is promised for November 1! Wish me luck..
http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/jwalano/slideshow/1973%20V7%20Sport
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on August 29, 2015, 01:33:32 PM
Better quit wasting time posting on WG.. :evil: :cool: Good luck!
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: zedXmick on August 29, 2015, 01:39:04 PM
Can't wait to see this rebuild!  :cool:
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: Cam3512 on August 29, 2015, 03:04:15 PM
Just buy Jim's and you're done!  I'm a genius...
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: JoeW on August 29, 2015, 04:34:12 PM
Just buy Jim's and you're done!  I'm a genius...
What? And let him have all the fun?!
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/Jim%20Green/IMG_20150829_162635937_zpszxhvbdr0.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/jwalano/media/Jim%20Green/IMG_20150829_162635937_zpszxhvbdr0.jpg.html)
I like taking things apart!
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on August 29, 2015, 04:58:09 PM
Quote
I like taking things apart!
Yeah, me,too. What I don't particularly like is all the cleaning, prepping, sanding, etc.
I *love* assembly..
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: lucian on August 29, 2015, 06:34:56 PM
This is gonna be good. :popcorn:
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: Denis on August 29, 2015, 08:19:51 PM
What? And let him have all the fun?!
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/Jim%20Green/IMG_20150829_162635937_zpszxhvbdr0.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/jwalano/media/Jim%20Green/IMG_20150829_162635937_zpszxhvbdr0.jpg.html)
I like taking things apart!

Nice Kashan Green '41 Indian over there. I can't tell but is that a four cylinder?
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: canuck750 on August 29, 2015, 08:27:29 PM
You have your hands full! at least it is mostly all there, it will be lovely when done.

If you run out of time you can swap the red one I am selling, no one will know. :grin:
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: JoeW on August 29, 2015, 09:37:52 PM
Nice Kashan Green '41 Indian over there. I can't tell but is that a four cylinder?
It's a '40 four cylinder. The owner bought a factory, period correct sidecar to hang on it. I've put it together already and driven it. Now I've disassembled it to have the mounts that I made powder coated and the sidecar body and fender restored and painted to match. It'll be a she stopper when it's finished.
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: JoeW on August 29, 2015, 09:41:06 PM
You have your hands full! at least it is mostly all there, it will be lovely when done.

If you run out of time you can swap the red one I am selling, no one will know. :grin:
My hands are full, like I said I am a bit behind schedule.
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: Gliderjohn on August 29, 2015, 09:44:49 PM
Quote from JowW:
Quote
It'll be a she stopper when it's finished.

Freudian Slip? :grin:
GliderJohn
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: JoeW on August 29, 2015, 10:19:33 PM
Quote from JowW:
Freudian Slip? :grin:
GliderJohn
Sometimes auto correct gets it right even when it's wrong!
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: jas67 on August 30, 2015, 08:21:33 AM
Yeah, me,too. What I don't particularly like is all the cleaning, prepping, sanding, etc.
I *love* assembly..

 :1:
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: Joliet Jim on August 30, 2015, 09:00:47 AM
So basically I need to wait for a warm November day to bring you the centauro for a belt change
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: Cam3512 on August 31, 2015, 03:37:49 PM
Quote from: bigjohn linka=topic=78639.msg1236051#msg1236051 date=1441042137
If I can help
http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=78684.0

He's already behind with ONE restoration.  Why add another project to the mix?
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update, started today)
Post by: JoeW on November 25, 2015, 02:55:25 PM
This was after establishing oil pressure...
http://vid1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/1973%20V7%20Sport/VID_20151125_121732319_zpsmcgws5nt.mp4
This is after timing and carbs adjusted...
http://vid1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/1973%20V7%20Sport/VID_20151125_142620080_zpsk6yfefqc.mp4
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 25, 2015, 03:38:41 PM
 :thumb:
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today
Post by: bigbikerrick on November 25, 2015, 03:56:52 PM
You do beautiful work, Joe!
Rick.
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: Moto Fugazzi on November 25, 2015, 06:37:45 PM
I love that invisible gas tank!
Seriously, very cool!
Ken

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll83/ksiegel7/Misc/v7_zpsvviwuz3x.png) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/ksiegel7/media/Misc/v7_zpsvviwuz3x.png.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: Cam3512 on November 25, 2015, 06:52:38 PM
I'm tellin' ya, imagine Charlie, Jim, and Joe under one roof.  Cycle Garden who?

Cam
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: jas67 on November 25, 2015, 08:48:54 PM
I'm tellin' ya, imagine Charlie, Jim, and Joe under one roof.  Cycle Garden who?

Cam

 :1:

Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: canuck750 on November 25, 2015, 08:59:58 PM
 :bow: :bow: wow do you work fast! it looks fantastic.

I have finally got back to finishing of the last of the work to get my 750 S3 done, got all the lights, horn, starter, etc... working, needed to add a ground to the rear signal lights, came back home after a couple days on the road for business and the battery is stone dead, damn! got a short somewhere, and every bit of the wiring is brand new except for the 40 year old switches and the original coils, where to start? Did I mention how much I hate, I mean really hate electrical!
Joe if you were closer I would ship the S3 to you to sort out where that damn smoke leaks out.
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: JoeW on November 25, 2015, 09:11:40 PM
:bow: :bow: wow do you work fast! it looks fantastic.
Joe if you were closer I would ship the S3 to you to sort out where that damn smoke leaks out.
You could fly me in?
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: canuck750 on November 25, 2015, 09:20:07 PM
You could fly me in?

Hmmm ... now that may be one heck of an idea, tune my Sport and get the S3 sorted. It's damn cold here though, spring time, ride the rockies after?
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: JoeW on November 25, 2015, 10:02:30 PM
Hmmm ... now that may be one heck of an idea, tune my Sport and get the S3 sorted. It's damn cold here though, spring time, ride the rockies after?
I'm In!
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: Cam3512 on November 26, 2015, 06:02:02 AM
I'm tellin' ya, imagine Charlie, Jim, and Joe under one roof.  Cycle Garden who?

Cam

Oh yea, and the ultimate Guzzi mega restoration/repair shop will be located in NJ.  Sorry.
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 26, 2015, 09:07:07 AM
Oh yea, and the ultimate Guzzi mega restoration/repair shop will be located in NJ.  Sorry.

Leaves me out!  :wink:
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: JoeW on November 26, 2015, 09:31:50 AM
Leaves me out!  :wink:
JERSEY?????
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: canuck750 on November 26, 2015, 05:43:56 PM
Oh yea, and the ultimate Guzzi mega restoration/repair shop will be located in NJ.  Sorry.

It snows in New Jersey :tongue:

I want to end up in a place where it never snows hardly ever snows, but no nasty bugs or poisonous snakes, or man eating reptiles, near to an ocean but without the hurricanes or tidal waves to contend with, the natives are friendly and I don't need to hide behind a gated and guarded fortress with the locals calling for death to the infidel!  :violent1:

If such a place exists please let me know, I will pack up my bikes and tools and plan my escape.
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: injundave on November 26, 2015, 05:49:41 PM
It snows in New Jersey :tongue:

I want to end up in a place where it never snows hardly ever snows, but no nasty bugs or poisonous snakes, or man eating reptiles, near to an ocean but without the hurricanes or tidal waves to contend with, the natives are friendly and I don't need to hide behind a gated and guarded fortress with the locals calling for death to the infidel!  :violent1:

If such a place exists please let me know, I will pack up my bikes and tools and plan my escape.

New Zealand!!!
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: canuck750 on November 26, 2015, 06:07:35 PM
New Zealand!!!

You certainly have some of the best scenery in the world, it's a damn far ways away though but new Zealand sure checks a lot of boxes for me, Commonwealth, English speaking, respected and stable progressive government, 1st class health care, familiar rule of law, low crime etc.... You drive on the wrong side of the road but when on 2 wheels that shouldn't be too hard to get used to.I have heard from several of your countrymen that the temperament of the Kiwi is very similar to the Canuck, we both start off most conversations apologizing for something, and neither of us appreciate being confused with our neighbours. Scots, Kiwi's and Canucks are all cut from the same cloth.
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: JoeW on November 28, 2015, 04:59:01 PM
First ride today, in the 30s but dry. Just ran it up and down the street a few times then let it cool down. Then took it out on the main street and got it up to 4th. Tomorrow clear and in the 40s, I should be able to get 50 or so miles on it...
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/1973%20V7%20Sport/IMG_20151128_155428407_zpszecedoin.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/jwalano/media/1973%20V7%20Sport/IMG_20151128_155428407_zpszecedoin.jpg.html)
Borrowed the tank from my 74
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; started day)
Post by: canuck750 on November 28, 2015, 06:00:35 PM
Looks very, very nice and I bet it runs like a top!

Some one is going to be very happy this Christmas :thumb:
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; DONE)
Post by: JoeW on December 05, 2015, 02:58:43 PM
I've put the finishing touches on the bike and now have clocked about 70 miles on it. It's ready for its new owner and I and moving on to my next project. I've updated the link to my pics..
http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/jwalano/slideshow/1973%20V7%20Sport
BEFORE...
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/1973%20V7%20Sport/IMG_20150326_132957689_zpshs4ugbl2.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/jwalano/media/1973%20V7%20Sport/IMG_20150326_132957689_zpshs4ugbl2.jpg.html)
AFTER...
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/1973%20V7%20Sport/IMG_20151205_110528230_zpsaaybn7ig.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/jwalano/media/1973%20V7%20Sport/IMG_20151205_110528230_zpsaaybn7ig.jpg.html)
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; done)
Post by: canuck750 on December 05, 2015, 04:42:00 PM
BEAUTIFUL  :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; done)
Post by: V7Sport73 on December 05, 2015, 09:59:24 PM
BEAUTIFUL  :bow: :bow:
Nice job.  Gets my approval. 
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; DONE)
Post by: jas67 on December 06, 2015, 12:25:35 AM
AFTER...
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/1973%20V7%20Sport/IMG_20151205_110528230_zpsaaybn7ig.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/jwalano/media/1973%20V7%20Sport/IMG_20151205_110528230_zpsaaybn7ig.jpg.html)

 :drool: :bow: :thumb:
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; done)
Post by: oldbike54 on December 06, 2015, 12:33:32 AM
 WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW





























                                                                  WOW !

  Dusty
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; done)
Post by: Joliet Jim on December 06, 2015, 07:50:54 AM
Nice Joe, there are times I wish you were the Triumph Doc
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; done)
Post by: jcctx on December 06, 2015, 09:47:52 AM
:>)
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; done)
Post by: dsrdave on December 06, 2015, 05:21:06 PM
I was able to visit Joe at his shop earlier this year and had a good chance to look at some of his work.  Most restorations look good in photos, you really need to look close to accurately judge the quality of work.  Joe's attention to detail is great, all the correct hardware and proper finish as per OEM.  His attention to detail is what makes a good restoration a GREAT one.  Kudo's to Joe !!!!  He should have one very happy customer.
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; done)
Post by: JoeW on December 11, 2015, 11:40:08 PM
I was able to visit Joe at his shop earlier this year and had a good chance to look at some of his work.  Most restorations look good in photos, you really need to look close to accurately judge the quality of work.  Joe's attention to detail is great, all the correct hardware and proper finish as per OEM.  His attention to detail is what makes a good restoration a GREAT one.  Kudo's to Joe !!!!  He should have one very happy customer.
Thanks Dave, that means a lot to me. One last picture and this thread can fade away...
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/1973%20V7%20Sport/IMG_20151211_154012888_zpsv17swfcm.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/jwalano/media/1973%20V7%20Sport/IMG_20151211_154012888_zpsv17swfcm.jpg.html)
Waiting for the truck to take it to its new home
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; done)
Post by: Phang on December 11, 2015, 11:47:07 PM
the bike looks better than new, top craftsmanship  :thumb:
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; done)
Post by: canuck750 on December 12, 2015, 10:42:46 AM
Can we see a few more picture? It is really a fantastic looking build and to me it's Guzzi porn :grin:

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; done)
Post by: JoeW on December 12, 2015, 12:11:32 PM
Can we see a few more picture? It is really a fantastic looking build and to me it's Guzzi porn :grin:

Cheers

Jim
How about a walk around video..
 (http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/1973%20V7%20Sport/th_VID_20151205_110826440_zpsccfihobr.mp4) (http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/jwalano/1973%20V7%20Sport/VID_20151205_110826440_zpsccfihobr.mp4)
Here's the link to my photobucket file...
http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/jwalano/slideshow/1973%20V7%20Sport
Title: Re: V7 Sport restoration starts today (Update; done)
Post by: Groover on December 12, 2015, 02:12:45 PM
Good job Joe. Looks very nice!