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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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    Thanks mate, always a pleasure to help! Lets hope we get to ride the bikes soon! hahaaaa

     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Well, received the 3D Printed clamps the other day so have positioned the headlight as it should be.
    Am still missing a few bits and bobs, but the idea is there. I needed a very fine clamp to hold the headlight as the tank comes super close to the forks when turning. These will do perfect for now and look the part I think!

    Here some shots

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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Have also given the frame a bit of a touch up so it doesn't go rusty. I will probably have it powder coated in a year or two when I do Stage 2! I'm no expert at painting, but tried to do the best I could for what it's worth! hehe

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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Well mate. I'm afraid you were totally correct. Went for what must have been a maximum 6km ride and got back with oil pouring out, so will have to find another solution.

    Would you be so kind as to explain a little better your solution. I have looked for the Agostini Competition breather and the price is ridiculous at 130€ approx...!!

    Hope you can give me a hand, all the best,
    Jake


     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Screw it, I bit the bullet and went for the Angostini, found a good price on Stain Dinse with quick postage so bought that and a new ball valve just in case.

    Once again thanks for your help guzzigray!



     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Pipes

    Unfortunately the Lafranconi I wanted are out of stock in pretty much the whole of Europe as far as I can see, so in the meantime I went for some cheap tips off Aliexpress, however they are just to noisy, so have mounted the stock exhausts for now. Patience is a virtue they say...

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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi to all and sorry for not posting!

    I have been trying out the bike last couple of days. Had some problems with the Oil breather. Ended up buying 2 different models: the Angostini as someone mentioned, and then a smaller version from an older bike.
    The smaller version does not work, ended up pissing oil all over the place and did a lovely mess... Agostini works the treat however will have to chop it up a little as ideally it goes where I have the M-Unit...

    Anyhow here are some pics of the bike, went for a little 20km ride and all seems fine (lost a few screws for sure). It will need to be carburated as am having some problems with the idle and revs not going down once the bike is warm. If anyone knows what that could be I'm all ears!!

    Ride safe and hope you like how the bike is coming along,
    Jake

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    Great job!
     
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    ChopSauce Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Some great stuff here!
     
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    Garthy Just got it firing!

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    So issues with idle and revs not dropping when warm. This is almost certain to be the chokes. Dellorto don't actuallly have a choke as such but a different circuit through carbie that make for a richer mixture. Anyhow if the plunger that seals this leaks then the rich circuit stays on a bit and this tends to lead to the idle running away when warmed up. Easy fixed. Get a seal kit for carbs. Pull them to bit and replace all the rubber bits. Only problem is the standard kit doesn't come with the choke plunger seals... I think I succeeded with a couple of small o rings in place. Other advice says carefully pry the seal out and flip it over.....
     
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