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Falcone kick start lever & other questions

Discussion in 'MonoCylindrico' started by lomax, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. lomax

    lomax Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I am not sure where to post this so please forgive if this is not correct.

    I have several single cylinder Ducati's and they have a rubber cover over the kick start lever.

    i just picked up a 1963 Falcone Turismo and the kick start lever is bare metal.

    Looking online at pictures I an only seeing bare metal levers.

    Does the Guzzi not take a rubber cover on the kick start lever to protect it?

    Is it a terrible thing to put one on?

    Here is the new bike.

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    Thanks in advance for the information.

    I added the and other questions as I could not find a specific Falcone Turismo thread and hopefully we can start that thread to help others out.

    Marc
     
  2. Raven

    Raven Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    I don't imagine you'll be riding in the rain or on dirt so there is no need for a cover. If you like the idea, go for it.
     
  3. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Hi Mark, congrats on the purchase(!). No, none of the Falcone/Airone et al ever had rubber on the kick-starter. Not a bad things per se, just Guzzi never put one on.
     
  4. lomax

    lomax Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Thank you for the information. I may put one on even though it is not a factory item. I would think after decades of being kicked it would wear the metal a certain amount. ?? I think it will be a very enjoyable bike to take for a mellow ride from time to time.
     
  5. lomax

    lomax Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Next Question,

    I am in Denver Colorado US and where is a good outlet for parts for these machines?

    Are there any MUST carry parts that should be with the bike at all times? I have been told that a clutch throw out bearing should be carried with just in case. ?? I would assume a set of cables would be a good idea also.
     
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    lomax Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I found upgraded throw out bearing at VXB.com Kit8159Thrust Bearing 7x14x4.5 Miniature.

    I also found the complete bearing with cup and the shift return springs here: http://guzzino.com/motoguzzi.html
     
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    lomax Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Is there such a thing as a side stand for the Turismo ??

    I wish this thing would get here, I am getting impatient LOL:
     
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    Guzzinerd Just got it firing!

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    The side stand came with the nuovo falcone but not on the originals. They roll back on the centerstand so easily you won't miss it also makes for much easier kickstarting. The only one i've noticed on the old singles is on the super alce, it's a huge (ugly) sidestand and if i remember right it attaches to the leg guard.

    Never seen a "worn-out" kickstart lever and i've never had an issue not having the rubber. This video shows how easily they start up:



    Regarding parts guzzino.com has a few consumables but you'll have to order from italy for anything else. I used to live in Denver when Harry's motors was open, despite them having been there for decades even they didn't have any old singles parts to speak of.

    Regarding the cables, you have enough bikes to make it worth while grabbing cable spools, sheathing and ferrules from Flanders. I have a bunch of odd bikes and love being able to make or repair my own cables.

    If the Falcone is sorted mechanically you're not going to need anything you can't find stateside for a long time, they're pretty durable. Guzziretro opened recently just outside Mandello and specialize in singles and speak English, ship worldwide etc.. even Valassi has a website now, used to have to call them, send a fax with part numbers then call them back etc...parts for anything are easy these days.

    Alex
     
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