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Offline wymple

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Cheap nice convert
« on: April 01, 2018, 07:46:21 PM »
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 07:53:44 PM »
It's just a plan old good deal. Better yet, the Converts have iron barrels and bores. No chance of of flakey chrome here.
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 08:26:54 PM »
I'd be proud top have this in my shop! My first Guzzi was a convert.
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 04:33:10 AM »
That's pretty much the whole list of to-do's, all done for you...there it is folks, if you've wanted one...$1700? You could rack that up with your first order for parts on a restoration...dang it even looks like it Could Be Fast...



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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 04:40:28 AM »
Is it rude to ask, when you accelerate away, is there a changing of gears automatically, or is it more like a constant speed (rpm) type of thing ?

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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 05:44:31 AM »
No gear changes. The torque converter handles that. It is a two speed gear box but that is selected from a full stop, not shifted on the fly. I always left my Convert in high range.

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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 06:04:47 AM »
It reminds me of a 50 Buick "Dyna flow."
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 06:38:16 AM »
Well it's got me obsessing....checke d the pics thre times...pretty sure those are loop valve covers, but it gives it a little v7 sport look to the motor...the stepped seat echoes superbike racers in the 78-82 era...think a Suk 1000 or Rainey Muzzy racers...looks great here...the left hand switch is done, geez, lots of little all done, great deal...is this anyone here? Says they have two others already...

Update: of course, it's in the wg classifieds, doh!
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2018, 07:12:08 AM »
$1,700 for a Tonti-framed bike with a 1000cc round-fin, iron barrel engine, and triple disk brakes.   Just add a 5-speed manual, and you've got the basis for a cool cafe or whatever you wanna make it custom Guzzi!

If that was local, I'd be real tempted to buy it and build a V7 Sport or 750S homage!
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2018, 08:28:00 AM »
$1,700 for a Tonti-framed bike with a 1000cc round-fin, iron barrel engine, and triple disk brakes.   Just add a 5-speed manual, and you've got the basis for a cool cafe or whatever you wanna make it custom Guzzi!

If that was local, I'd be real tempted to buy it and build a V7 Sport or 750S homage!

...and flywheel, clutch, different timing cover, u-joint and driveshaft, rear drive...
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2018, 08:56:17 AM »
...and flywheel, clutch, different timing cover, u-joint and driveshaft, rear drive...

 In the end probably cheaper and certainly much easier to start out with a T or a G . Of course then you have people like Rodekyll who puts a 'Vert transmission behind a 1200 in a trike  :shocked:

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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2018, 09:10:16 AM »
Leave it as a Convert. They're far too much fun to ruin as yet another awful pseudo Cafe.  If you take the time to get used to the torque converter you'll be Converted. I certainly am. I love mine.

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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2018, 09:48:40 AM »
Leave it as a Convert. They're far too much fun to ruin as yet another awful pseudo Cafe.  If you take the time to get used to the torque converter you'll be Converted. I certainly am. I love mine.

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Or, best of both worlds: dress it up as a 750S3, but leave all the Convert drivetrain intact.
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2018, 10:17:21 AM »
...and flywheel, clutch, different timing cover, u-joint and driveshaft, rear drive...

People like you, Charlie, are what make this forum great.   So much knowledge here!

In the end probably cheaper and certainly much easier to start out with a T or a G . Of course then you have people like Rodekyll who puts a 'Vert transmission behind a 1200 in a trike  :shocked:

 Dusty

True.   A G would be a great starting place.

:thumb:

Or, best of both worlds: dress it up as a 750S3, but leave all the Convert drivetrain intact.


I'm must not an automatic transmission fan, in bikes or cars.   But, I promise, for those of your Convert fans out there, I won't "cut one up" into a cafe.    :angel:



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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2018, 11:24:18 AM »
People like you, Charlie, are what make this forum great.   So much knowledge here!

True.   A G would be a great starting place.


I'm must not an automatic transmission fan, in bikes or cars.   But, I promise, for those of your Convert fans out there, I won't "cut one up" into a cafe.    :angel:

Have you ever ridden a Convert? Spend a while in the saddle of one and you might be Converted.  :wink: I'll let you ride mine sometime, if you'd like.
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2018, 12:15:44 PM »
That didn't take long, the ad is deleted. Anyone here snag it?

https://quadcities.craigslist.org/mcy/d/76-moto-guzzi-convert/6547122212.html

Even with the chrome bore problem this is cheap?
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 01:11:21 PM »
Have you ever ridden a Convert? Spend a while in the saddle of one and you might be Converted.  :wink: I'll let you ride mine sometime, if you'd like.

Sure, I'll try it.    You get up this way quite a bit, and I'd like to get down your way and check out some of the roads down there too.
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 01:19:14 PM »
:thumb:

Or, best of both worlds: dress it up as a 750S3, but leave all the Convert drivetrain intact.

Some guy did that back in the late '80s/early '90s and would ride down to Midway Cycles on it. Pretty neat concept!
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2018, 01:26:42 PM »
That didn't take long, the ad is deleted. Anyone here snag it?

Hmmm...I wonder who  :grin:

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Re: Cheap nice convert
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2018, 01:43:17 PM »
Mike,

Those are nice mufflers. They look like Valteks with flared ends. Do you know what they really are?

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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2018, 01:44:08 PM »
no, haven't picked up the bike yet...

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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2018, 02:10:02 PM »
Someone got a heck of a deal.  That one is mostly done.

...and flywheel, clutch, different timing cover, u-joint and driveshaft, rear drive...

torque converter, camshaft, cooler, tank, hoses  .  . . . .

Is it rude to ask, when you accelerate away, is there a changing of gears automatically, or is it more like a constant speed (rpm) type of thing ?

No, the Mighty 'Vert does not shift.  It doesn't need to.  You choose either high or low range before starting out and shift while stopped.  The torque converter does all the gear reduction from zero to redline.  This is how my trike works -- except for the high/low range part, since I didn't use the 2-speed gearbox.  I theorized that since we don't shift a Convert, we don't need the gearbox.  So I simply (HA!) stuffed the drive shaft directly into the torque converter, bypassing the gearbox, and bolted the other end of the shaft to the differential.  No transmission at all.

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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2018, 02:42:32 PM »
torque converter, camshaft, cooler, tank, hoses  .  . . . .

I was responding to Jay's post:

$1,700 for a Tonti-framed bike with a 1000cc round-fin, iron barrel engine, and triple disk brakes. Just add a 5-speed manual, and you've got the basis for a cool cafe or whatever you wanna make it custom Guzzi!


To which I replied: ...and flywheel, clutch, different timing cover, u-joint and driveshaft, rear drive...
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2018, 04:01:56 PM »
Update: of course, it's in the wg classifieds, doh!

"DOH" is right, I coulda sworn I saw an ad here or in the Swap section for a $1700 Convert, but there were no pics, or I would've snagged that thing myself.

Did the ad say how the chronic engine-breather-oil-spewing problem was solved? I owned mine from 10k miles to over 40k, and it NEVER looked that clean.

At even a higher-price, that looks like a sano rig worthy of lots of more miles. Automatics truly are wonderful after you give them time to make you fall in love...
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2018, 05:19:05 PM »
Those mufflers might be Zito mufflers.
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2018, 06:40:49 PM »
I was responding to Jay's post:

$1,700 for a Tonti-framed bike with a 1000cc round-fin, iron barrel engine, and triple disk brakes. Just add a 5-speed manual, and you've got the basis for a cool cafe or whatever you wanna make it custom Guzzi!


To which I replied: ...and flywheel, clutch, different timing cover, u-joint and driveshaft, rear drive...

I was just piling on.  It's a complicated conversion.

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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2018, 06:44:27 PM »
I was just piling on.  It's a complicated conversion.

Yeah. Not for the faint of heart or pocketbook.  :smiley:
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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2018, 07:13:15 PM »
I've got everything needed to change it to a 5 speed but that isn't why I bought it...been a while since I've had a Convert around and always enjoyed them.

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Re: Cheap nice convert
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2018, 09:27:17 PM »
Those mufflers might be Zito mufflers.
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