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Yes,the 80's stying was ugly when new, lol......The cat has no interest in bikes ,people food, litter boxes, or most anything not related to being a cat... I find the most challenging thing for the naked frame look is a decent looking and fitting seat and the handlebars. Guzzi style swan neck clips look the part but are expensive. I am not against drilling two holes in the upper yoke for risers for conventional handlebars.... And remounting the gauge panel. I do have a set of fork mounted replica Tommaselli headlight brackets....
I think I have at least one extra Marzocchi top triple tree clamp with mounts for upright bars that need an appropriate home. plain Ducati stuff, not the sexy $$ goodies.. If you keep the bike and have interest, maybe we can swap notes & measurements
I tried to start the bike again..but it just backfired softly and a few flames from the exhaust....The ignition pick ups on the flywheel are known to be a problem when they get old...They check out at 220 ohms each but the wiring insulation is flaking off...I'll fix the wiring and see what happens....The valve timing is correct, 125 psi compression on both cylinders with the engine cold and sitting for a week. It has to be an ignition issue. New pick ups are available but there's no way of knowing if the ignition contrl boxs are good and the factory service manual that came with the bike has little info on the ignition... So if new pick up wiring doesn't do the trick...the bike will be for sale....I don't want to spend a bunch of money and time on this bike.....
the two cylinders have ignition systems that are pretty independent, so with a defective pickup it should still start one cylinder , having both pickups fail at the same time seems unlikely. there are a pretty limited amount of faults that would affect both cylinders.
If you had to buy a bunch of that wire, i would be interested in some of the leftover.
The same basic ignition system is used on the V50 and V50 II Guzzis, may be more information in that manual. I'll be fixing the pickup wiring on a '78 V50 later today - even the NOS pickup the customer supplied has the insulation falling off.
You may know this,but I found it helpful when replacing wires on pick ups because the are polarity sensitive. " When all is installed, stick some plugs in your plug caps, ground them, power up the ignition and get a thin-bladed screwdriver.With the ignition turned on, place the screwdriver blade across the magnetic poles of one pick-up and pull it off sharply. You should see a spark at the corresponding plug.If you see a spark as you APPROACH the pick-up, the polarity is incorrect. In this case, simply swap over pick-up connections. Repeat for other pick-up"
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