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V2.0 Clam Stick AVAILABLE!

Discussion in 'Griso-Bella Chat & Tech' started by Spaceclam, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Spaceclam

    Spaceclam Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Re:A REAL dipstick?

    HOLY S#!T

    I have been blown away by the response to this. I posted this thread about 3 days ago, and the list is currently up to 16!

    Im only making 20 though, and one of them is mine. This means, there is only room for 3 more!

    Current progress report: the threads have been cut, and the O-rings have been delivered. Tomorrow i hope to cut the actual sticks, and maybe start on the handles. By friday's end, i should have all the pieces pressed together. This is of course, assuming i dont screw up.

    By the way, if anybody is interested, i have ONE tail tidy remaining. The party has backed out, and other responses have gone cold. If any one wants it, it's up for grabs. $85 shipped.
     
  2. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Re:A REAL dipstick?

    Andrew, just a FYI... every two piece metal dipstick made has fell apart, and dropped the "stick" into the pan. I don't know how you plan on securing yours, but be aware of what the excessive vibration will do to it.

    There's probably good reason Guzzi uses plastic aside from cost. ;)
     
  3. Spaceclam

    Spaceclam Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Re:A REAL dipstick?

    these are getting PINNED and pressed. That is, a pin will go through the threads (which are also pressed) through the cap body, and then through the stick.

    it wont be physically possible to drop the stick.
     
  4. Gootsy

    Gootsy Just got it firing!

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    Re:A REAL dipstick SOLD OUT/WAITING LIST

    Clam -

    I tried to pm you but the system reset and erased my login details!

    Which bikes does it work for?

    Is the thread pitch suitable for any/every or just modern Guzzis?

    How long is the column?
     
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    Spaceclam Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Re:A REAL dipstick ANOTHER BATCH?

    I know for a fact it will work on the g11 and g12, as well as the b11 and b12. As long as the thread is M20x1.5, i can make the stick any length you like.

    I HAVE NO IDEA what the thread pitch is on any guzzis other than the four i just mentioned. My only guzzi is a griso, and i can only reference the part no's.

    HOWEVER,

    I am currently sold out. I have had several requests for an EV/Bassa/Jackal/Vintage stick, so if those requests keep coming, that's my next project.
     
  6. Gootsy

    Gootsy Just got it firing!

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    Re:A REAL dipstick SOLD OUT/WAITING LIST

    Thanks Clam.

    I'll have to sort out the measurements of mine with a depth micrometer and work out the pitch. I can't imagine finding such a fine little detail in the useless quadruple language manual I have for my Guzzi!
     
  7. Spaceclam

    Spaceclam Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Re:A REAL dipstick ANOTHER BATCH?

    So it has come to my attention that the EV/Bassa/Jackal/Late california models use the same threads as the current batch, the stick lengths are just different.

    SO

    If there is enough interest, i'll do another batch. Because i can put whatever size stick i want in my design, it's open to ALL the above bikes. Thats the G11, G12, B11. B12, Bassa, Jackal, Ev, Late california. If you want one, email me and let me know which bike you have. AVF@socal.rr.com

    -Clam
     
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    anothersteve Just got it firing!

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    Re:A REAL dipstick SOLD OUT/WAITING LIST

    Clam, Money sent. Thanks, Steve
     
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    klaas123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Re:A REAL dipstick SOLD OUT/WAITING LIST

    anothersteve wrote:
    Ditto.

    Thanks, Klaas
     
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    Spaceclam Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Update!

    Update at the top.
     
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    Spaceclam Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Re:Update!

    Ok, so next batch starts on monday. Anyone interested can put in a reserve between now and then. I WILL ONLY MAKE SO MANY EXTRAS and im sick to death of making these things, so when they are gone, they are gone.

    if interested, send an email to AVF@socal.rr.com.

    this batch will include sticks to fit the brevas, grisos, as well as the EVs, Calis, Jackals, bassas (all 1998+)
     
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    Re:Update!

    Recieved my stick today and am impressed by it's look, feel and quality.

    Thank you very much Andrew!!
     
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    YBFAST Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Re:Update!

    Got it.. installed it... Holy Cr*p! I can read it in the garage without a bright light :)

    (still think it would look better w/ peppermint stripes tho :silly: )
     
  14. Spaceclam

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    Very cool, glad you guys like it.

    The v2 sticks have a thicker rod on them :silly: and it's much more finely brushed. And the knobs wont be two tone, instead it will be milled finish all around.

    Just for you, I will consider peppermint stripes for batch 3. Maybe instead of a handle, i can cut a gum drop or laser cut a gingerbread man.

    Ill also include an optional tube of frosting for $5.
     
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    V2 sticks are now shipping. These things look REALLY good.

    Still taking names for a possible batch 3.

    -Clam
     
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    Re:V2.0 Clam Stick NOW SHIPPING, list for batch 3

    Count me in for the pinned & pressed fit model.
    Nice thought!
    Don-M aka Kid Thunder
     
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    Re:V2.0 Clam Stick NOW SHIPPING, list for batch 3

    Kid Thunder,
    ALL of the sticks are pinned and pressed. If you would like one, i have a (rapidly) growing list for batch 3. Please send me an email at avf@socal.rr.com and tell me what bike model(s) you have, and ill put you down for however many you need.

    Cheers,
    -Andrew
     
  18. MarcoRod

    MarcoRod Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Re:V2.0 Clam Stick NOW SHIPPING, list for batch 3

    Got mine today and it is incredibly light. Swapped it out and the Griso feels nimbler and zippier - almost like a dirt bike. What a performance upgrade :laugh:

    All kidding aside - excellenet workmanship. Thank you!
     
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    Re:V2.0 Clam Stick NOW SHIPPING, list for batch 3

    Update at the top, yall.
     

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