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heavy lucas starter on V75...

Discussion in 'Small Block' started by redwitch, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. redwitch

    redwitch Tuned and Synch'ed

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    hi everybody.
    My rebuilt V75 is now on the road, and I think of some improvements for the winter workshop sessions.... I want to lighten the whole machine a bit. the Lucas starter is horribly heavy, and I wonder if an alternate model , would be available? If somebody has made a swap for a lighter " click and run " unit, I would like to know what kind of stuff is good for these machines. ( actually, same as V50's and V65's )
    thanks for tips. regards. Hervé.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    The Valeo as used on newer models is a bolt on replacement.
     
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    Brian UK GT Reference

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    Even lighter when the magnets fall off.
     
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    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Never had a lick of trouble with my early '90s Valeo starters, both of them adapted to older bikes (LeMans V and 850T). They weighed about half what the original Bosch starters on those bikes weighed and delivered much more consistent starting performance.

    That said, I recall there was a run of them that would fling their magnets in the middle and later '90s. Manufacturing defect.

    I seem to recall also that there are various outfits now offering modern starters (made by Mitsubishi and others) for older Moto Guzzi models. Do a search for "modern starter for Moto Guzzi V75" and you'll get a few pages of links from that. :)
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Here is the after marked starter I recommend. Rick Jones makes good ones. http://www.motoelekt.com/starter.htm
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    All of the Guzzi Valeo's have been superseded to a $303 'Made in China' version used on all of the newer models.
    I can get the Valeo for $189 or a U.S. clone for $119 -- write me direct email if interested; Todd at GuzziTech.com
     

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