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Offline Dave Swanson

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #90 on: July 27, 2019, 04:58:09 PM »
I am happy to report that the 1000S performed perfectly on its first real shakedown ride!  The fueling was perfect.  The bike handles the twisties very well.  The sound of the Staintunes is glorious!   Not a drop of anything to be seen from the bike.    I loaned my Griso to a riding buddy I am trying to convert to MG.   He really liked the Griso.

We had a post ride toast to Mark Linkous.  A perfect day. 



Dave Swanson Northern IL
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1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
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2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #91 on: July 28, 2019, 04:30:03 PM »
The last piece of the 1000S puzzle was installing the shroud for the clocks that I got from Tom - blackcat.

My fiberglass repair to the shroud  left a bit to be desired, but it looks pretty darn good installed on the bike.  I am happy. 



« Last Edit: July 28, 2019, 04:31:50 PM by Dave Swanson »
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2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #92 on: August 01, 2019, 11:58:16 AM »
Congrats on a rebuild well done!

And I love your Griso! I definitely have to get one of those as my next bike! :laugh:
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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #93 on: August 17, 2019, 06:57:49 AM »
Here is a short video of the 1000S starting up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkLFxVlf-3o&feature=youtu.be
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2015 Norge GT8V - Beetle-ized
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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #93 on: August 17, 2019, 06:57:49 AM »

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #94 on: August 27, 2019, 11:34:44 AM »
Great job on your 1000S. It looks great! I would like to suggest an update for the bike.I have owned a 91 1000S since new and have had great fun with it over the years. Recently I added a Browns side stand to replace the marginal side stand on mine.I cut off the Browns BMW bracket and my shop guy made a plate to bolt it to the mounts where the original stand mounted. Instant great side stand that is easy to deploy and has the bike secure on the stand. Most BMW airhead friendly shops have or can get the Browns side stand for 81-84 Aieheads.I have no worries about parking on the side stand now and it can be returned to original with undoing two nuts1

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #95 on: August 27, 2019, 04:02:05 PM »
Great job on your 1000S. It looks great! I would like to suggest an update for the bike.I have owned a 91 1000S since new and have had great fun with it over the years. Recently I added a Browns side stand to replace the marginal side stand on mine.I cut off the Browns BMW bracket and my shop guy made a plate to bolt it to the mounts where the original stand mounted. Instant great side stand that is easy to deploy and has the bike secure on the stand. Most BMW airhead friendly shops have or can get the Browns side stand for 81-84 Aieheads.I have no worries about parking on the side stand now and it can be returned to original with undoing two nuts1

Thanks for that.  It sounds like a good solution. 

The stock sidestand is certainly  not confidence inspiring, but I don't think it will fail.  Since it makes me a bit nervous I usually just deploy the centerstand. 
Dave Swanson Northern IL
1968 V700
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1974 Eldo
1977 Vert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2015 Norge GT8V - Beetle-ized
2015 V7 Special - Beetle-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized

2003 EVT - departed and now remorseful

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #96 on: August 27, 2019, 07:22:22 PM »
That's a sharp looking green&black.
Are the mirrors original or did you find something similar?
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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #97 on: August 27, 2019, 07:54:29 PM »
That's a sharp looking green&black.
Are the mirrors original or did you find something similar?

Those look like the mirrors from my Norge, only painted black. Similar, but not quite like the ones on the Piaggion BV350 as well.

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #98 on: August 27, 2019, 08:53:24 PM »
That's a sharp looking green&black.
Are the mirrors original or did you find something similar?

The original mirrors are chrome and rectangular.  I thought these look appropriate.  If I ever find originals I will replace them.
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1977 Vert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
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2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2015 Norge GT8V - Beetle-ized
2015 V7 Special - Beetle-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #99 on: August 28, 2019, 11:13:51 AM »
I can't find originals for my V65 and I agree these mirrors look decent.
Do you recall where you got them?
Thanks!
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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #100 on: August 28, 2019, 11:21:56 AM »
I can't find originals for my V65 and I agree these mirrors look decent.
Do you recall where you got them?
Thanks!

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #101 on: October 11, 2019, 12:31:42 PM »
The last piece of the 1000S puzzle was installing the shroud for the clocks that I got from Tom - blackcat.

My fiberglass repair to the shroud  left a bit to be desired, but it looks pretty darn good installed on the bike.  I am happy. 





Dave,

Looks good. If I was a better man, I'd sell you the one I have on the shelf but I just can't. If Guzziowner or Leafman posts news of my departure, contact my wife and she might be able to send it on.
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FINAL DETAIL!!
« Reply #102 on: November 03, 2019, 03:59:52 PM »
Although the NOS headlight assembly was correct, the finishes were not. 



 I had the trim ring chromed - they did a very nice job of retaining the CEV engraving, and I had the bucket painted gloss black. 





Now I can call it done!!

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #103 on: November 03, 2019, 05:07:51 PM »
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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #104 on: November 03, 2019, 05:11:43 PM »
Your bike is now my wallpaper on the computer.  Thanks.
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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #105 on: January 11, 2020, 01:37:38 PM »
Hi Dave,

Congratulations with the rejuvenation of your 1000S. I am a big fan of the 1000S. May I ask your attention for some details that are often overlooked during a repair work? Some bolts and nuts are not the right model. For example, the bolts of the instrument holder must be black. Some bolts and nuts on your motorcycle are different from the original, namely on the headlight, the exhaust mounting and the passenger bracket next to the seat. The handle rubbers should be from Ariete. I still come across them sometimes in Italy. The mirrors are no longer available from the original supplier, but copies are easy to find on eBay and look very similar to the original.
To clarify, I have taken some pictures today of the details that I want to draw your attention to. The photos are of an unrestored and unmodified Moto Guzzi 1000S that is still owned by the first owner.

Cheers, Daan





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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #106 on: January 11, 2020, 02:00:31 PM »
Daan,  thank you very much for all of the great pictures!  Congratulations on a very good first post on the WG forum!  Welcome.  Please introduce yourself on the general forum.

Regarding the instrument bolts.  They have been replaced with black oxide bolts.



Both of my 1000S have had hex head bolts for attaching the headlight.  Since my other 1000S (recently sold) is a 1200 mile original as it rolled off the line, I am assuming that different hardware was used for the headlight bolts during the production run.

My had grips are the closest thing I could find, but now that you have let me know the grips were made by Ariete, I have a chance to find correct ones!  I did not know the manufacturer's name, Thank you!
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Dave Swanson Northern IL
1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1977 Vert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2015 Norge GT8V - Beetle-ized
2015 V7 Special - Beetle-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized

2003 EVT - departed and now remorseful

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #107 on: May 04, 2020, 05:48:49 PM »
Daan, djkid  thought my 1000S needed a correct set of Ariete grips.  Daan was going to make a trip to Italy in February and and offered to attempt to procure a set of these rare Arietes with hole for bar end weights from a source he knew of in Milan.   With much persistence, phone calls, and emails, Daan was successful.  Then the Covid lockdown happened and he was on an evacuation flight back to the Netherlands with Ariete grips in hand!  After more than a month in transit they arrived today and of course are perfect!

How do you thank someone who went through all of that to ensure that a 1000S many thousands of miles away that is owned by someone he did not know has the correct hand grips...

 My hat is off to you Daan!  :bow:



The 1000S will soon be wearing the correct grips!  I never thought I would see that day.  Very cool!

The winter resting spot for my 1000S

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1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1977 Vert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2015 Norge GT8V - Beetle-ized
2015 V7 Special - Beetle-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized

2003 EVT - departed and now remorseful

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #108 on: May 09, 2020, 03:06:50 PM »
You are welcome  :grin:

Daan, djkid  thought my 1000S needed a correct set of Ariete grips.  Daan was going to make a trip to Italy in February and and offered to attempt to procure a set of these rare Arietes with hole for bar end weights from a source he knew of in Milan.   With much persistence, phone calls, and emails, Daan was successful.  Then the Covid lockdown happened and he was on an evacuation flight back to the Netherlands with Ariete grips in hand!  After more than a month in transit they arrived today and of course are perfect!

How do you thank someone who went through all of that to ensure that a 1000S many thousands of miles away that is owned by someone he did not know has the correct hand grips...

 My hat is off to you Daan!

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #109 on: May 11, 2020, 01:28:48 PM »
Great stories and restorations happening here  :thumb:
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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #110 on: May 13, 2020, 12:53:07 PM »
That's one awesome restoration Dave! :thumb:
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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #111 on: June 24, 2020, 06:13:37 PM »
The cosmetic damage to the left Staintune has always bothered me.  On a lark I thought about asking Staintune if they could make another 1000S exhaust system.  I fully expected them to say no, but was very surprised that they said they could make a set for me!  It was a bit expensive but will be worth it.   It will be finished in 1 week.  I ordered it a month ago. 
Dave Swanson Northern IL
1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1977 Vert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2015 Norge GT8V - Beetle-ized
2015 V7 Special - Beetle-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized

2003 EVT - departed and now remorseful

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Re: 1000S Rejuvenation
« Reply #112 on: June 24, 2020, 07:18:05 PM »
Daan, djkid  thought my 1000S needed a correct set of Ariete grips.  Daan was going to make a trip to Italy in February and and offered to attempt to procure a set of these rare Arietes with hole for bar end weights from a source he knew of in Milan.   With much persistence, phone calls, and emails, Daan was successful.  Then the Covid lockdown happened and he was on an evacuation flight back to the Netherlands with Ariete grips in hand!  After more than a month in transit they arrived today and of course are perfect!

How do you thank someone who went through all of that to ensure that a 1000S many thousands of miles away that is owned by someone he did not know has the correct hand grips...

 My hat is off to you Daan!  :bow:

Great story!  Thank you Daan!  (and Dave)  I've also had help from some people I've only met through WG.   :thumb:

Cool thing about Staintune too!
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