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The Guzzi 850 T5 Cafe Racer Project

Discussion in 'Custom Guzzi Builds' started by judgefargo, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. judgefargo

    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thank kampe. I think I am going to listen to your advice and go for the Dynatek ignition system and coils. I did a little work on the electrical system yesterday and its a total mess. Does the ignition system substitute the Bosch "rectifier" as well?

    Thanks for your help, will keep at it slowly.
     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Was looking into getting the foot pegs adapted. Seems pretty straight forward. Was thinking of going in a diagonal and putting two ball joints on each side. I'm not sure if the angle and force will be correct though. Measured the thickness and its a 6mm screw I guess.

    Any ideas??
    Will search around now see what I can find.

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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    abbienormal High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I am not positive but I'll bet that is 6mm right hand thread on one end and left hand thread on the other unless it is one piece with the ball joint. Ball joints on either end should be ok as it is common practice. Just keep the angle as little as possible for better feel.
     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Ok mate. I will see if they have anything similar in my local store, if not will have to order online and just go trying.
    Will let you all know how it goes, have a good weekend!
     
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    stomp944 Just got it firing!

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    great looking project, judgefargo.
    I've just been through this on an 850T after going with a set of Tarozzi rearsets. each part of the linkage should be as linear as possible (straight, or 90 degrees applied force) and using as much leverage as possible (longer, better). judging by the above photo, I doubt this will work. there will be as much outward/inward force applied as downward/upward. if it does shift, there will likely be little sensitivity (ie to find neutral).
    the earlier T (mine) has no aftermarket setup so I had to make my own using pieces from other kits and drilling through the left foot peg plate to accept a spline shaft. as well as cutting down a shift arm; note, I cut one arm too short and lost a lot of leverage, to the point that I had to pony up $40 and 3-4 days waiting again to buy another one to get the required leverage back.
    in some ways I wish I'd kept the original shifter lever and shaft and shortened it; but after drilling through the left plate piece I lost any potential for this...
    check out Fast From The Past; Jim may have a solution for you.
    Sean
     
  7. Faisal

    Faisal Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    This looks like a great project, looking forward to the end result! Keep us updated!
     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Sorry guys I have not been on the ball for some time lately. To be honest I can't seem to get in contact with the man whom is making my tank at thetankshop. Have been calling him for more than a month now and no answer. Someone (a neighbour) has told me that he may be on holiday, so am being patient and try calling once a week. Thing is I need that tank for it is the backbone of the project (not the heart for that has to be the engine). So to be honest haven't really done any more work on the bike.

    I just wanted to thank you stomp944 for your insight regarding the pegs. Have got the part now and will try it shortly I hope. Have been a little disconnected lately and changed job. However winter is long so hopefully I'll get my act together and be able to send you guys some more pics and tricks.

    Ride safe,
    Jake
     
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    kampe Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Hello Jake,

    I'm very sorry for the late reply to your question. I just saw it in your reply. My ignition system does not replace the rectifyer. I mounted it on a V7 wich has an alternator and therefor has no need for a rectifyer.

    sorry again for the late reply

    Kampe
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Kampe, All bikes with an alternator (produce AC current) require a rectifier to change the AC to DC to charge the battery and power the electrics. If the bike has a generator, then you only need a voltage regulator and a rectifier is not needed as a generator produces DC current.
     
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    kampe Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    thats what i meant to say :) it has a voltage regulator ( mechanical ) but no Diode bridge.
     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Well guys, the tank has finally arrived!! It seems like John Williams (owner of Thetankshop) was on holidays. So they called me, made payment and they sent the tank fast. Here a few pics of the tanks on its own as well as on the bike.

    Next parts I will be buying will be the Dynatek III Electric ignition plus coils, a front wheel of a Gixxer for now and a headlight holder.

    I think with that I can at least go for a ride with the bike for now and continue upgrading parts as I save up.

    What do you guys think?? I need to do a few mods to the seat and chassis also, also some indicators etc to make it at least Non police instant stoppable!

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    On the bike

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    Faisal Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    V7 racer style tank, can't get any better.

    The gold fork played some tricks pn my mind. For a second their I thought I was looking at a R9T.

    Looks very nice btw, keep us posted!
     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Cheers mate, tank is made by this guy: http://www.thetankshop.com
    But allow at least 3-5 months for completion, I assure you all its worth it however. Premium quality.
    Will hopefully get some parts soon and will be able to put it back togeather! Thanks to all for your support.

    PD: That E9T is a lovely bike I must admit, but I just cant resist the V Engine!
     
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    stomp944 Just got it firing!

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    beautiful tank. project is coming along...!
     
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    Oz1200Guzzi High Miler

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    Rocker covers "should be" those off a 2 valve 1200 Sport would make a huge difference to looks and get the spark plug lead away from harm. And polished to boot!
     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Well lads. Havent been doing much on the bike, but did scout for some parts. In the end I'm listening to some of our more experienced users and gone for the Electronic ignition (Dyna III), and some Dynatek 3 Ohm coils, so I can keep the triangle in the frame clean. Will be arriving shortly. Scouting for a front wheel off a Gixxer for now, and later on will have a set of Excel Takasago laced for the bike. That is about it. Will get cracking on the electrical system when electronic ignition and coils arrive.

    Sorry things are going slow, Its just a hobby so you guys know how it goes... Sold my Hypermotatd 1100S by the way, so am bikeless, but did get my hands on a Honda S2000 to keep me in the comfort zone. Its not a bike, but revs like one!

    Drive safe lads, all the best!
     
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    Wow! Looks great. It's nice to see an old guzzi get a new life, especially one that was not so beautiful from the factory. I thought the Mille and T5 were guzzis with Honda clothing. Have fun riding it, those forks is exactly what tontis needed.

    Mallorca - I spent a few days there back in '95 on a trip to Spain. Don't remember a whole lot now, but remember the birth place of Junipero Serra and some castle. I thought it was remarkable how close the the climate and flora matched California.
     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thanks Rafael. Weather is definitely getting better and my riding itch is creeping in. For sure this will motivate me in getting my act together!

    Wow that is a good memory you have there by the way. Fry Juniper Serra was a well know man here yes. He probably was known also over there in California. Legend goes that he was one of the Spanish that brought wine techniques over to California for exactly the reasons you have pointed out, the climate and flora is very similar to the ones in Spain. As mentioned it's just a Legend, but I guess there is some veracity in it, for it was the Romans that started large production of wine, specially in the Mediterranean (Spain and Italy mostly).

    Ride safe, I'll keep posting as bike comes along.



     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Sorry guys I havent been posting much, have done a bit of work on the bike now and again but it's not until recently I got my act together. Managed to save up a little and went on your recommendations and bought the 3ohm Dyna Coils and Dyna Electronic ignition to keep the frame free of so many cables and mess. Am seriously considering getting a professional to do me a new electrical system, for I am pretty much doing a trial and error at this point for my knowledge in electrical systems is quite limited.

    Here are some photos of the parts, are brand new and got them on Amazon and ebay for a reasonable price, and thank goodness they did not get stopped in Customs, so happy about that u can't imagine!

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