So…… A R75/6 is nice but, a tiny bit of work makes the motor a tad more peppy…. 1000cc Siebrock kit completely rebuilt heads w Black diamond valves, new hard valve seats — R90s intake spigots installed rebuilt – rejetted –38mm Dellortos of course – I know this is a bad video— but… this is my shop mate Tyler pulling a 2nd gear wheelie — without the clutch ……. just a roll on 2nd gear roll on wheelie!!!!…. pretty sick
We had noticed pretty poor compression on the left cylinder, of course because its a BMW it still ran great– but, Joe really cares for this baby and it was time for a top-end job….. so, we did everything — at first startup after barley half a revolution it started up!!!! not bad! — compression now is perfect — idle is perfect ….very sweet little motor…. Joe did his due diligence and did the 500miles in 2 weekends Heads completely refurbished with hardened valve seats, new guides, new black diamond valves– Stainless pushrod tubes of course New BMW pistons, bored cylinders — look closely at the photos — cylinder fin was also repaired perfectly Cylinders before Clinders after with… Read more →
EVEN COMES WITH INSTRUCTIONS!
“MY swingarm was smoking” – that was the Text I got… smoke indeed — this is a Manfred Hecht Moto Guzzi Lemans 1 … and it feels like it — tons of power everywhere -close ratio gearbox, dual plugged, lightened flywheel, 1000cc, needle bearing rockers …. FAST.. and my customer rides the pISS out of it.. Thought is was a good time to replace the shocks, change fork oil, re-pack swingarm bearings – adjust clip-ons… touch up swingarm “exploded view” Toast Another close up New bearing & clip All done
Well, the Guzzi week ended nicely — but still tested my patience.. Full service of course, — timing, carbs, cables, valves… easy– but — FRONT END WILL NOT MOVE… STRANGE– forks completely locked — pull apart — replace internals … no problem– why did it happen? — because the transporter COMPLETELY collapsed the forks in transit and destroyed the dampeners.. Lovley!
tough week of work– BEAT TO SHIT GUZZI WEEK continues….. Change all oils, replace gaskets (take extra 30min to scrape gasket surface—- because gaskets have not been changed in 10 years!!) throttle, throttle cables, starter relay, starter (upgrade) make ignition wires- plug caps, fix electrical – re wire headlight — install relay to throw high and low beam w/ headlight cutout in headlight shell, battery, make starter and groung strap, replace neutral switch, fuel line & filters, misc hardware, clutch cable, set timing, set point, set cables – make run good… Nasty gasket: Better : Cleaned up headlight shell — with relay to operate high and low beam
One of the most beat up 850T3′s I have ever worked on!!!… I MEAN EVER – supposedly the clutch was replaced — (IT WAS NOT) all came in with zip ties around the headlight ears (because the bike would cut out!!!!!!!!) — a ton of work was preformed — and no more zip ties– ridiculous!! Replace clutch, replace main seal, input spline replaced and new seals– fix A LOT of electrical — full service, valves, timing, all oils, fix everything, replace missing bolts– new cables as needed — many many hours on the bench — and many left over parts that had no business being on the bike…. Still needs– steering head bearings, fork rebuild, shocks, etc, etc, etc, etc…… Next… Read more →
gorgeous original 1000s on the bench — obsessively cared for by the owner…. FULL Service, fix leaking neutral switch….. be careful
Sat for 15 years — runs absolutely perfect — A ton of work — forgot to take “before pics” – As I was finishing the bike –Every person that came into the shop wanted to buy it…
NASTY RIMS — sat for 15 years or so. Polished hubs, New Excell high lip rims (Borrani copies), stainless spokes & nipples, new bearings, stainless hardware, EBC Prolight rotor, Avon Roadrider tire… and a little lead for balance