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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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  3. judgefargo

    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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  4. judgefargo

    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


     
  5. judgefargo

    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!



     
  6. judgefargo

    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...

    Here some shots

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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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  8. Trout

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    Great job!
     
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    ChopSauce Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Some great stuff here!
     
  10. Garthy

    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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  11. El Vikingo Tropical

    El Vikingo Tropical Just got it firing!

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    Stunning and beautiful bike!
    How does the bike runns with the shorter wheelbase and 17" front wheel...
    I`m up to putting CBR900RR fork with 17" wire wheel to my bike with custom made top yokes, but I dont know how if the bike comes very nervous

    Cheers
    From Gran Canaria
     
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  12. judgefargo

    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hola Compañero!

    Unfortunately I had to sell the bike, and didn't get to ride it a lot. What I can say is that the steering turning travel is much shorter due to the handlebars touching the tank, and you need quite a few manoeuvres to say turn out of a parking spot.
    However handling was pretty good, as these forks are much better, and well you can adjust them either in height by moving them up or down, or in stiffness.

    I hope that helps you out a little, feel free to ask for any further questions and I'll gladly try and resolve them.

    Now that I'm at it I will post a few photos of how it looked before they took her away.
     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    As mentioned to our colleague here, I ended up selling the bike, and she went all the way to Germany. It's much easier to homologate over there, so I guess she will be on the road with no problems!

    Anyhow, here are two photos of her before she left, just in case anyone is curious to see what the close to end result was like:

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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    And, as much as I tried to stay of the 2 wheels for a while, a mate of mine bought a Buell, and he offered me to have a go on it... Silly me I did, and well, one thing lead to another.... and I ended up with one of these!

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    So I'm still in the Guzzi business, just now I went the down the easy route, that is all! haha

    Ride safe everyone, and thanks for following the build!

    All the best,
    Jake
     
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    johnno Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Nice work , griso pure class
     
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    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Help me with this "had to sell the bike" and then have a Griso ? 1/2 decade building this bike
    and it's gone ! I don't understand this at all . Peter
     
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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hello Peter. I'm glad that you asked. I will explain my reasoning beneath:

    Unfortunately there were two solid reasons I decided to part with the Project bike.
    1. I had reached the peek of my knowledge to work on the bike. After that I would have had to find a professional to do the remaining work, and that defeated the purpose of the Project Bike aspect. I was doing it as a Hobby in my limited free time. So the important part of the Project was the journey, and not the destination (if that makes sense).
    2. In Spain it was a nightmare to get the bike back on the road do to very harsh homologation rulings. Doing so is possible (in the most part), but very expensive, not to say extortionate.

    You see I had quite a severe accident a few years ago, and that put me off riding later on in my life. I shifted my taste towards cars instead. The Guzzi Project was more of an entertainment than anything else, so the main purpose was the Project itself and the distraction it gave me in my free time.

    The Griso has been a recent impulsive purchase, after trying my friends Buell. I was looking for an easy going bike that felt safe and was for just riding along. To my surprise it packs a punch! More than I was expecting, as I had in mind an easy going bike like the Buell. However I'm thrilled with it, as its such a beautiful bike to ride and look at.

    Well, I hope that helps you better understand my reasoning, and you don't feel like I made a mistake! haha

    All the best,
    Jake
     
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    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    ^ That was a great follow-up , thank you much , and enjoy that Guzzi :) . Peter
     
  19. Matthias Otto

    Matthias Otto Just got it firing!

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    Hi all,

    I´m the lucky guy that bought the project and managed to get it on the road here in Germany. here some pics how it looks now.

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    judgefargo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Man what a lucky guy!!! hehe

    Glad you posted here to show the progress on the bike! She is looking great.

    Ride safe and please keep posting, all the best,
    Jake
     

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