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New Owner 1999 Bassa Need Help, in process of restoring

Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by Param, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Kubbie

    Kubbie Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thanks guys. Learn something new every day.
    My Griso is only bike #6, and all but bike #1, a 76' KZ750B, had spin on filters. So just assumed they all did.
     
  2. vagrant

    vagrant Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Buy a new pan gasket u will need it if you don't have one on hand. Same for valve covers. MG cycle is a good parts sour e so is Harpers if u don't have a dealer.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT Famiglia

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    Since you have a Griso, the filter is external, but recessed on the left front of the pan. No need to drop the pan. This thread is for a Bassa which has the internal filter.
     
  4. Kubbie

    Kubbie Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Oh, yeah, I know. Thanks for keeping an eye out.
    Was bored and looking for something to read when I found this thread. Just wanted to confirm what I was seeing.
     
  5. Param

    Param Just got it firing!

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    thanks for all the help and advices and sorry for late replies its very cold these days to be in garage
    here are more pics, i love reading threads and like pics in them and it helps for guys like me

    also i am learning as i go along never dropped a sump before
    got the pieces from powder coating, looks good had to clean the overspray, also bought the used cali shock as the air shocks i was trying to use was 14 inches and it was messing up the oil level in the final drive and transmission

    questions
    does it need a gasket sealer ? on one side both side of the gasket, it does have cleanup groves on the surface from powder coating overspray?
    also do i need to do thread sealer /lock on the pressure relief valve?
    also i found this weird pink wire coming out of the flasher relay and i tested it its positive
     

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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT Famiglia

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    That pink wire may have been added by a previous owner. Just cap it with shrink sleeve so it doesn't ground out on you. For the sump gasket, I like to coat both sides with chassis grease. Also your bike doesn't need the 10W60 oil and will do fine on 15W50 but it won't hurt to use the 10W60. Oil level in the rear based on shock length isn't an issue. Just drain and add the required 250cc to the rear drive. I never pull the level plug on these components, just drain and fill with the specified amount of oil.
     
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  7. Param

    Param Just got it firing!

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    so i actually kept the transmission/final drive level drain open overnight with bike straight, does that mean i drained all the fluid ? or just the extra one?
    my understanding was this will drain the extra oil not required in transmission also same rule for the final drive
     
  8. vagrant

    vagrant Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Looks like the relays were replaced by good ones only too tall to remove easily. Now is the time to pull and clean with deoxit.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT Famiglia

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    Here is the thing. If you get a quart of 75W90, put 250cc in the rear drive. The remaining 700cc in the geabox. It does just fine 50cc less then specification. Leave the level plugs sealed.
     
  10. Param

    Param Just got it firing!

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    almost ready , got the fluids changed, pending brake line bleed

    dash neutral light, turn signal is not working any idea why ?, dash high beam, battery lights do work
    turn signal are working
    brake light is always on ??
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT Famiglia

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    Get the schematic from the downloads section. Could be a fuse, flasher etc. As to brake light always on it could be a stuck brake light switch, although they usually fail in the open condition so the brake light doesn't go on. If you don't know how to trouble shoot circuits look here for that information. https://www.guzzitech.com/forums/threads/troubleshooting-circuits.3001/
     
  12. Param

    Param Just got it firing!

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    Thank you i could not download the document as its for people who have donated & have access, but i have a diagram that should be good enough for me to track, weather is going to be not so good this coming long weekend, was hoping to finish it by long weekend
    whats the maintenance looks like for the shaft drive?
    I appreciate all the help
    thank you
     
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    Param Just got it firing!

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    got all the dash lights working its was just the bulbs
     
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    Almost every brake lite 'always on' situation I have seen on 90's and later Cali's has been the front switch. Out of adjustment or the bearing ball in the perch behind switch rusted or replaced w/something that doesn't work well. Could be a bad switch where the button is stuck in. Don't loose the 2 little screws & nuts.
     
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    Param Just got it firing!

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    thank you for your reply front i have checked no problems, where exactly is the switch for rear brake ??
     
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    V700Steve High Miler GT Contributor

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    Should be off the top of master on a banjo between master and rear line. Unless it has been updated to integral braking then it would be on the splitter. Looking at your pics I do not see one.
     
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    Param Just got it firing!

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    going to track brake issue on this weekend, hopefully an easy fix.
    Anyone replaced the inner lens for headlight ? mine has some reflecter damage spots other than that headlight is fine.
    should i paint it with some shiny paint? or replace it with the expensive lens
    everything about guzzi is so expensive on ebay , in some cases i found new items cheaper from mgcycle or other stores than on ebay
    thank you
     
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    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    The same lens is a BMW part number #63121243541 for those that drive on the right side of the road. Something ridiculous in price compared with the same Guzzi part.
     
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    Param Just got it firing!

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    Sorry my bad I meant to say the reflector is damaged not the glass lens , reflector has some dull spot where the reflective material has gone
     
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    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    Wouldn't pass a warrant of fitness here in Kiwiland, but where ever Moto is, perhaps you will be fine. Unless you're doing a lot of night riding, then the headlight is just there to be seen.
     

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