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Guzzi 1100 Custom build

Here is the finished wiring… and the final diagram of which I am always happy to share a full size version. I like to use the braided sheathing rather than the hard PVC stuff of old. I see that many cars and bikes now use it. Its a bit fiddly but if you touch the end on the soldering iron after you cut it, it stops it fraying. Another nice advantage is if you need to pull one or two wires out, you can do by just parting the strands.

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Here is the finished wiring… and the final diagram of which I am always happy to share a full size version. I like to use the braided sheathing rather than the hard PVC stuff of old. I see that many cars and bikes now use it. Its a bit fiddly but if you touch the end on the soldering iron after you cut it, it stops it fraying. Another nice advantage is if you need to pull one or two wires out, you can do by just parting the strands.

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You have Mad Skills, Sir!

Well done.
 
Lovely! Well done.

That’s a Tonti frame right? Or did you fabricate that too?
yes its a California I just modified the back, cut off all the brackets I didnt need, moved the footrests...

So its start-up time… I had a good spark, but I wasn’t sure if it was on the right cylinder as I hadn’t made a note on the coils… so it was a 50% chance it would start… It did! It quickly settled to a nice tick over, but I had to shut it down as I am missing the “0” rings off the sensors and they leaked oil. I have been waiting a week for them, bloody Royal Mail strikes!

With any fresh engine build I have a routine I stick to that has served me well over the years… first thing I do is remove the oil switch and pump oil into the engine. I use a plastic pump up bottle for this. This primes all the oilways, fills the filter, fills the oil pump, and oozes out of all the bearings. I prefer this to engine building paste, which I am not a fan of… I do use a smear of it on the cams and followers though…

The other thing I do is screw in a pressure gauge. I was pleased to see that it immediately shot up, which is always a relief. This has saved me a couple of times in the past… Once when the pressure relief valve in a new oil pump was stuck, and the gauge went off the scale… the other time was my fault when I put an oil pickup pipe joint on wrong, and the joint itself covered the pipe hole… started it up and initial pressure then nothing… that gauge is a lifesaver!

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well how annoying is that I noticed the section of one pipe was going blue... checked it and its magnetic! looks like the supplier mixed in a piece of Mild Steel in with the stainless! Oh well, new piece is on its way

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Somebody would owe me some restitution for that bungle!

Somebody would owe me some restitution for that bungle!
he was Very apologetic! at the end of the day its no big shakes, and is recoverable

well this build comes almost to an end, I am sure there will be some snagging to do, but that can be done in Spring when I can ride it! I will post a video of it running as soon as we have a nice day. Here is is with the last couple of builds I have kept as I liked how these ride!

Its time to start the next Build… I have another Multistrada at the back of the garage which I will wheel out soon and make a start on that… this has some nice parts on it and should make a great bike, not sure on the style of this one yet, I guess it will evolve over the coming months.. Have to say I have really enjoyed the Guzzi build, a refreshing change to Ducati’s as the next one will be Ducati number 10 build!

So apart from a video at some point its goodbye from me and I hope you have all enjoyed my ramblings. Unless of course any of you are interested in the Ducati build, I could always continue posting onto this thread.

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he was Very apologetic! at the end of the day its no big shakes, and is recoverable

well this build comes almost to an end, I am sure there will be some snagging to do, but that can be done in Spring when I can ride it! I will post a video of it running as soon as we have a nice day. Here is is with the last couple of builds I have kept as I liked how these ride!

Its time to start the next Build… I have another Multistrada at the back of the garage which I will wheel out soon and make a start on that… this has some nice parts on it and should make a great bike, not sure on the style of this one yet, I guess it will evolve over the coming months.. Have to say I have really enjoyed the Guzzi build, a refreshing change to Ducati’s as the next one will be Ducati number 10 build!

So apart from a video at some point its goodbye from me and I hope you have all enjoyed my ramblings. Unless of course any of you are interested in the Ducati build, I could always continue posting onto this thread.

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Please do. I've always have and will be a sucker for those air cooled duc motors. Very cold blooded if they got high compression pistons installed but once they get warmed up boi they are such a riot.
 
The front under the headlight didn’t look right, so I made a plate and etched a Guzzi badge on it, I am still amazed how well the etching works!

Here is the video of it running, followed by some photos that tell the story of its build… Its -5 this afternoon on the drive, so It wont be up the road for a while!



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