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by paulcali3
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Guzzi oil pipes/fuse box
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Guzzi oil pipes/fuse box

Braided steel hoses, definitely, I asked a hydraulic "specialist" in Cork, who I won't name, to make some up for me..after a week he still hadn't bothered his arse to do it so I got cheap rubber hoses and was back on the road in 20 minutes, they should last a few years...anyway they can't really be ...
by paulcali3
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Oil level on an OIF Triumph without a dipstick?
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Oil level on an OIF Triumph without a dipstick?

Yes this breather must be piped to somewhere safe..on OIF racing bikes oil would shoot forward up the frame tube during heavy braking, and out the breather..
by paulcali3
Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Guzzi oil pipes/fuse box
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Guzzi oil pipes/fuse box

Me neither...apart from the fuse box...
by paulcali3
Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Guzzi oil pipes/fuse box
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Guzzi oil pipes/fuse box

Just a word or two of warning.. the rocker oil feed pipe (rubber) on my 1990 Guzzi California 3 split leaving me stranded as there was no way I was going to keep riding given the torrent of oil coming out...(impressed with the oil pressure though :? ) If yours are getting past their best (they may l...
by paulcali3
Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Oil level on an OIF Triumph without a dipstick?
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Oil level on an OIF Triumph without a dipstick?

Don't I know that scenario too! Oil coming out of the frame breather tube near headstock :x Seems the trouble with old Brits is either too much oil or not enough...
by paulcali3
Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Oil level on an OIF Triumph without a dipstick?
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Oil level on an OIF Triumph without a dipstick?

I use a ten inch length of old steel measuring tape.. there should be a little bar near oil return in the frame that the tape tag can sit on. You could use a longer length if you want to see just how much oil has drained into the crankcase overnight :o
by paulcali3
Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Tuned Commando
Replies: 36
Views: 854

Re: Tuned Commando

Thanks TomC, point taken.
by paulcali3
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Tuned Commando
Replies: 36
Views: 854

Re: Tuned Commando

Hmmm..now I'm getting confused..OK.. 1) I never presume anything about an engine I haven't stripped myself. There could be two BSA Bantam crankshafts welded together in there for all I know. 2) I'm reluctant to strip a good oiltight working motor..however a carb swap is no big deal. Probably try tha...
by paulcali3
Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Tuned Commando
Replies: 36
Views: 854

Re: Tuned Commando

Thanks Velton, that's the first time I've heard that you can put 850 top end on a 750 Commando..Definitely give it a go (if the right bits come my way) I have plenty of info to work with now..so, 850 conversion, soft cam , low comp pistons, rubber mount everything (including myself), six speed gearb...
by paulcali3
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Tuned Commando
Replies: 36
Views: 854

Re: Tuned Commando

Actually I hired a Heritage Softail 1450 on holiday in Majorca..ran out of steam at 80mph and sparks flew on roundabouts! Good though I wouldn't buy one.