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General Discussion / Re: V7III head shake
« Last post by Sheepdog on Today at 12:52:53 PM »
Check the runout on your front wheel. Look close and use a truing stand if you have one.
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Yes, run the V1000 motor complete or make it all work & balance pistons to your 850T piston weights.
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General Discussion / Re: Other one Bites the Dust
« Last post by Sheepdog on Today at 12:47:45 PM »
Many of us must travel to visit a Guzzi dealer. My nearest is 190 miles and three states distant. If there were more Guzzis around my area, I'd just fly a tech in for a week and save us all a bunch of cash and aggravation...
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General Discussion / Re: Other one Bites the Dust
« Last post by Griso8V on Today at 12:36:34 PM »
I am not sure about the maintenance, I actually for got to ask about that.  I will check back with them.  But Spirit is closer to me anyway.  We will see, I will call and ask. 

Yes, I could and can do my own work but with my job, restoring a third Lancia Appia, and family (94 year old mom) obligations, things get a bit complicated.  So It is nice to have the option to have a place to take the bike to in case something major or more likely me just not having the time.
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General Discussion / Re: Have Guzzi - will Snowbird
« Last post by guzzimaster on Today at 12:31:35 PM »
Big Biker Rick is in the Benson area.  You going down I10?
Yes, I will be in Benson on Feb 3rd for several days. Can you connect Rick & me?  My cell 425.507.5772 Roy
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General Discussion / Re: Norges at Auction
« Last post by dxhall on Today at 12:27:11 PM »
Unless the seller wants the bikes gone regardless of cost, it's hard to understand why the seller wouldn't put the bikes on an internet auction site like ebay or Bring a Trailer.  How many motorcyclists will travel to the middle of Minnesota in winter to place in-person bids?  I'd question the seller's good faith on this one.
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Hi All,

Recently bought a very nice '75 850T with 22k miles. Sat a lot, and I knew about the chrome barrels issue, and lo-and-behold, the left side is flaking at the very top of the jug, above where the top ring lands. I pulled the sump and screen, everything was clear. Next, I'll pull the rods and check for damage on the shells. I very much do not want to pull the crank. If the rod shells/crank is damage free, I may just deal with the top end, and run it. (I'm hoping that the chrome bits exited out the exhaust)

I have a lead on a 1000 top end with iron bores. I'm considering it over the Gilardoni kit. I hear the heavier 88mm pistons may introduce vibration. I've also heard that the 88mm pistons can be lightened to be close to the weight of 850 pistons. Has anyone done this? ( I know I'll have to turn down the spigots on the jugs to fit the block) (or I could run the entire engine)

I have a fair amount of experience with airheads and some home-garage balancing on the top ends.

Thoughts?
Thanks

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General Discussion / Re: Question for our friends down under-NGC
« Last post by KiwiKev on Today at 12:14:23 PM »
I come from a land down under..

Something about a vegemite sandwich

Dum de doo
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General Discussion / Re: Be honest, do you project an image..?
« Last post by John A on Today at 12:04:50 PM »
This video reminded me of this thread. Explains it for me anyway.  https://youtu.be/iDQ8DiP_Y_A
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General Discussion / Re: Other one Bites the Dust
« Last post by Perazzimx14 on Today at 12:02:30 PM »
If you are not a DIY'er I'd assume they still be able to perform the maintenance tasks just not as an authorized dealer.  So while you can't buy a new bike there you can still get work done.
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