Author Topic: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)  (Read 542 times)

Offline gil

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moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« on: March 03, 2020, 06:06:33 AM »
Hello to All,
I am restoring a le Mans  1 (series 2) .
Could anyone confirm the correct  handlebar switchgear ? Was similar switchgear  (  3 items ) used throughout the entire  Le mans 1 production run  , or was a different/upgraded item used/( such as the coloured Lego type which appear on the "le mans 2 "models)?
 thanks in avance for All replies

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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2020, 08:59:31 AM »
Sharing pics of my Ď78 (Dec Ď77 build) original switchgear. 








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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 10:22:23 AM »
850 lemans (lm1) was all the same. CX100 was the LEGO type. I suspect lm2 was also
The OEM switch gear for an 850 lemans is $$$
I have a couple of nos left side ones if interested
Let me know
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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 10:55:50 AM »
Being pedantic here...there is no Le Mans I; it's either a Le Mans, a Le Mans Mk II, III, etc  :wink:
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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 10:55:50 AM »

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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 11:42:43 AM »
Being pedantic here...there is no Le Mans I; it's either a Le Mans, a Le Mans Mk II, III, etc  :wink:
Of course the first wasn't called LM1 - but who cares if you add the one? It for sure helps others know it definitely isn't a 2 or 3, etc, you're talking about. On the same note, be sure to call the fourth version a LM1000 and not a LM 4.  :laugh:

Offline Luke

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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2020, 11:56:45 AM »
How about Le Mans IV?

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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2020, 03:03:29 PM »
How about Le Mans IV?
That wasn't the official name from the factory, so NO.  :azn:

Frankly, who cares as long as we all know what you're talking about?

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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2020, 04:42:50 PM »
  FWIW , the original Le Mans 2 switch gear was absolute crap . Less than 2 years into ownership I'd added Yamaha
switch gear , 36 years later it's still working fine . Definitely not OEM , but if you intend on using it a lot , an idea  :azn:, Peter

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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2020, 08:46:28 AM »
thanks everyone  for all replies and the pics-very helpful

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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2020, 09:05:03 AM »
Nice work.. :thumb:
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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2020, 10:11:05 AM »
  FWIW , the original Le Mans 2 switch gear was absolute crap . Less than 2 years into ownership I'd added Yamaha switch gear , 36 years later it's still working fine . Definitely not OEM , but if you intend on using it a lot , an idea

I replaced my LM II switchgear with new OEM parts in 1988, as the originals had been abused prior to that.  Now, with the bike having been ridden about 70,000 miles in the 32 years since its still in good shape, functionally and cosmetically.  The main issue is that it is clamped with long self tapping screws into plastic and if you remove and replace it you need to be careful not to over torque them.   Otherwise Iíve found the OEM LMII style switchgear to be OK, and considerably better than the original LM I parts.
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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2020, 10:20:36 PM »
  ^ I can honestly say you are one lucky camper , the screws were bad enough , but the actual switches were kinda hit and miss by their
2nd summer and finally jammed and came apart inside by the end of that year. Peter
ps; I bought it brand new in Alberta .

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Re: moto guzzi le mans 1( switchgear)
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2020, 05:56:48 AM »



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