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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:10 pm

I really love them small block Guzzis, my V50 mk2 was a cracking bike, sadly it died when my garage flooded Crying or Very sad 
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:43 am

that must have been a bad flood . i actually named my cat guzzi so i felt it only right to own one . and calling yamaha would be a bit strange.  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:53 am

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that must have been a bad flood .

Yep, 3ft of dirty water, and the Guzzi was partially dismantled, so it was completely under water.

Ah well, meant I had to buy all sorts of other interesting bikes before getting another Guzzi... Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:45 pm

an evening in the garage . always amazed about the amount of mess you can make not really doing allot .under tray to house fuse box and rectifier and battery .https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n-ExaHJ5GYs/U0hDDrvuJsI/AAAAAAAAZII/Ju84YZ847uc/w1153-h865-no/20140411_191206.jpg


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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:46 pm

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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:11 pm

let the wiring commence ,add wires and relays and a friend whos just rewired a campa van . ta da


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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:12 pm

I'll be attacking the Le Mans wiring next weekend. I'm not looking forward to it No 
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:21 pm

ill try and post as many pics as i can , lights are separate off a relay , that also links off to the horn that is switched by a micro under the seat to turn off while cranking , could also be done through ignition switch , other relay runs electronic ignition and coils , another relay runs starter button all with some links off to other bits , and all fused . really hard work to get your head around ,  bit by bit , this is a full days wiring we have lights and ignition and turns over but still a few bits to do . maybe another full day to get everything going .
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:26 pm

and it all still fits .
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:14 pm

bit of tidying up today ,conduit conduit i can think of anything that rhymes with conduit . just the headlamps horn and starter button to go then .
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:51 am

had struggles with the rear light trying to get it flush and get a number plate lamp in to . i have gone the easy route and got a landrover rear lamp and drilled a hole for an led number plate lamp in it. the foam was to hard to do in one piece so have gone for 2 pieces , these are all things i may change in years to come but haven't turn out to bad really .
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:31 am

painted up the badges to match the front will stick them on tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:13 am

looking great... on the road for this summer ?
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:38 pm

hopefully in the next few weeks. i keep telling myself it doesn't matter if its not or if the engine has to come out again its no biggie . truth is i cant wait.  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:16 pm

badges on and rear lights and front lights and horn rigged up . spent about an hour looking for one blue terminal to connect the side light but must have used every single one , oh well little job for tomorrow .
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:21 pm

had a little idea for a push button start , should look good here
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:05 am

Nicer and nicer  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:57 am

well the big day came to finnaly see if the engine was any good ,we were pretty sure it was but you never know . its gonna need setting up but thats the main bit .
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Thu May 01, 2014 1:15 pm

finished off some wire tidying and number plate bracket , just a number plate light and a rear mud guard to finnish off then  some tuning ,maybe an mot in the next week or so .. fingers crossed
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Thu May 08, 2014 11:43 am

not really that sure of the rear mount numberplate , might try a different mount , just doesn't look that good , ive tried extending it out so i can get more angle bit its just not right , might play about with a side mount.
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Mon May 12, 2014 6:35 am

see what you mean, not much room there to angle it downwards. side mount plates can make your bike look a bit 'bobber' ish sometimes, but saying that I have seen some racers that look ok like that. how about putting the rear light below with the plate above , i dunno , just a thought... let us know how you get on
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Mon May 12, 2014 7:49 am

I think it really comes down to the ridiculously large std number plate . With such a small bike I haven't got much room to play with . 7x5 plate works either mounted on the rear or side mount . I guess that's what I'll do . I have made up a side mount aswell and ill post some results when it arrives .
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Mon May 12, 2014 10:42 pm

RussJ wrote:
see what you mean, not much room there to angle it downwards. side mount plates can make your bike look a bit 'bobber' ish sometimes, but saying that I have seen some racers that look ok like that. how about putting the rear light below with the plate above , i dunno , just a thought... let us know how you get on

Problem with that Russ is you need the clear part at the bottom of the rear light to illuminate the plate and you can't have the white light shining upwards. I agree with the 'bobber' thoughts though.
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Tue May 13, 2014 12:51 pm

well epic fail on the bobber look side mount plate it just doesn't look right at all without a full mud guard .
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PostSubject: Re: moto guzzi v50 80 build   Tue May 13, 2014 12:54 pm

but much better with a 7x5 plate on the back just numberplate to arrive and ill file it up a bit .
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