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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2015, 02:22:59 PM »
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2015, 02:57:58 PM »
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2015, 04:18:34 PM »
1.1 kg return springs for VHB carbs.
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2015, 04:19:57 PM »
Stock OEM Mufflers for G5, Convert, 850T3

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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2015, 10:39:02 AM »
Wish granted, top of the page here: http://www.motostoricheitaliane.com/EN/guzzi-1.html

I guess I should have said "CHEAP Stock OEM Mufflers for G5, Convert, 850T3"

There goes one of my wishes.  ;)

(Thanks for linking!)

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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2015, 11:29:00 AM »
I guess I should have said "CHEAP Stock OEM Mufflers for G5, Convert, 850T3"

There goes one of my wishes.  ;)

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They're probably "cheap" (made), just like the originals. Seams that rust, none too thick metal and typical Italian chrome. Too quiet (even for me) and rather restrictive.
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2015, 06:32:57 PM »
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2015, 07:30:48 PM »
1.1 kg return springs for VHB carbs.

Oh yea. The "middle" weight spring.  I'm pretty sure I found the last four pair on the planet a few years ago - and I searched long and hard.   A small shop over in England had them.  Still sitting on two pair.
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2015, 12:44:02 PM »
cheap cheap cheap, I want gold, but I want it cheap, chea cheap cheap I want small batch parts, for off rband bikes, but cheap My time is worth everything yours os worth nothing My skills have value, yours should be free, Why won't anyone make cheap high quality for my bike and do it for less than the cost of materials? Cheap cheap cheap

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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2015, 01:04:34 PM »
cheap cheap cheap, I want gold, but I want it cheap, chea cheap cheap I want small batch parts, for off rband bikes, but cheap My time is worth everything yours os worth nothing My skills have value, yours should be free, Why won't anyone make cheap high quality for my bike and do it for less than the cost of materials? Cheap cheap cheap

Here's one I just thought of: 4 spd., 4th gear bushing. Used my last new one in a customer's trans. today, don't seem to be available anywhere. Interested in making a batch, Lee? Looks like this:



Last they were available, the cost was $95.
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2015, 01:37:52 PM »
looks pretty straight forward. Can you pm me some dimensions and tolerances?

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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2015, 03:52:55 PM »
looks pretty straight forward. Can you pm me some dimensions and tolerances?

Will do, when I get a chance.
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2015, 04:22:26 PM »
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Finding those springs would be like finding a few boards of Cuban mahogany. I have looked at every Dellorto and Guzzi parts site for them to no avail. If you should want to part with a set sometime before I mount the PHF 30's I'll put you in my will and on my Christmas card list. You'd even get an invitation to my daughter's wedding in September at Heron Hill winery.

They also made .8 kg springs but I have read that the 1.1 kg variety is the lightest they should be.

I have googled 850 T3 for articles and reviews on it and come across MANY riders whose only complaint with the bike is those nasty, heavy springs.
 
One last try. Does anyone know a person who makes springs?
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2015, 04:29:47 PM »
If you should want to part with a set sometime before I mount the PHF 30's I'll put you in my will and on my Christmas card list. You'd even get an invitation to my daughter's wedding in September at Heron Hill winery.

They also made .8 kg springs but I have read that the 1.1 kg variety is the lightest they should be.

The springs Cam has are for Dellorto VHBs, so if you're using PHFs they won't work. Guzzino has three different weight of PHF springs: http://guzzino.com/thspphfphm30.html
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2015, 08:23:30 PM »
how about the plastic sleeves that go between the 30mm VHB carbs and the manifolds on 850Ts, T3s, SPs, Converts, etc...

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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #45 on: March 05, 2015, 11:30:51 PM »
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2015, 11:46:01 PM »
The springs Cam has are for Dellorto VHBs, so if you're using PHFs they won't work. Guzzino has three different weight of PHF springs: http://guzzino.com/thspphfphm30.html

Yes.  I happened to get my PHF springs from Bevel Heaven.  They're the lightest of the three, and are exactly what I was looking for.  No sticking slides, and no tired wrist.  I have no idea why they weren't standard on Guzzis.
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2015, 04:50:56 AM »
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2015, 09:28:21 AM »
how about the plastic sleeves that go between the 30mm VHB carbs and the manifolds on 850Ts, T3s, SPs, Converts, etc...

I've machined some out of Delrin for a customer, but it was time consuming for an amateur machinist like me with an old worn out lathe.
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2015, 09:35:24 AM »
I've machined some out of Delrin for a customer, but it was time consuming for an amateur machinist like me with an old worn out lathe.

better we learn to 3-D print them...

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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2015, 09:38:36 AM »
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2015, 09:42:18 AM »
better we learn to 3-D print them...


I'll continue to just make them when needed, but if there was enough demand, I could have a local machinist whip out a 100 or so...
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2015, 10:04:20 AM »
better we learn to 3-D print them...

Anyone have a  photo?

Edit:  I found a thread on it:  http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0   What does this part actually do?  Does it take much load, or is it just a spacer?  If I can get the dimensions, I can 3-D print them.

2nd edit:  From the photo at the bottom of that thread, it looks like a 3-D printed version would work fine.   Does this sound correct?  I can get my son to print a couple Nylon ones in a matter of days is anyone is interested in trying them.
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2015, 10:15:57 AM »
Anyone have a  photo?

Edit:  I found a thread on it:  http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0   What does this part actually do?  Does it take much load, or is it just a spacer?  If I can get the dimensions, I can 3-D print them.

It's mostly for heat isolation and to seal the carb body to the manifold. Load? The weight of the carburetor.

The issue I had with machining them is that if the o.d. was made to the specified 40 mm, when it was installed in the carb body, the i.d. ended up smaller than 37 mm and it wouldn't go on the manifold. I had to "fudge" the o.d. to get the required i.d.  

After digging around in my stash recently, I found a n-o-s original which could be used as a pattern.
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2015, 10:27:17 AM »
It sounds like the best way to have a chance of good printed parts is to get a carburetor body, plastic spacer, and "manifold" in hand.  Then I can try the fit of the printed parts and make slight adjustments until they fit correctly.  I'll get it done if someone is able to loan me the parts, which I'll return promptly.
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2015, 10:36:48 AM »
It sounds like the best way to have a chance of good printed parts is to get a carburetor body, plastic spacer, and "manifold" in hand.  Then I can try the fit of the printed parts and make slight adjustments until they fit correctly.  I'll get it done if someone is able to loan me the parts, which I'll return promptly.

I have the plastic spacer, but no VHB30 or manifold.
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2015, 12:15:08 PM »
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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2015, 04:51:42 PM »
I have all the parts (one good sleeve, manifold, 30mm VHB), but it is cold and my garage is snowed in, and I'm not in the mood right now to go out there and find the parts to make this happen. PM me in a few weeks with your address... FWIW, there is an oring groove on the OEM sleeve that AFAIC is totally useless. These things couldn't leak air if you wanted them to.

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Re: what parts do you wish were still made?
« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2015, 05:49:11 PM »
I have all the parts (one good sleeve, manifold, 30mm VHB), but it is cold and my garage is snowed in, and I'm not in the mood right now to go out there and find the parts to make this happen. PM me in a few weeks with your address... FWIW, there is an oring groove on the OEM sleeve that AFAIC is totally useless. These things couldn't leak air if you wanted them to.

Excellent, thanks very much.  I'll do as you suggested.  If you don't hear from me, it's because I forgot, not because I lost interest.  But I'll try to leave myself some reminders.
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