All The Small Things

Ok, I´m finally getting there, step by step. The oil pan and mesh filter have been cleaned, the crank checked, the sump got a new seal and all fluids were changed. I used the usual Castrol 20W50 Classic XL oil for the engine. But in contrast to the past, Motul Gearbox 80W90 with MoS2 found its´ way into both gearbox and shaft drive casing. Many Guzzi riders recommend using this extremely ugly stuff. It helps to avoid pitting – but looks like very used oil when new. The 1-liter bottle is just what you need, one quarter for the shaft drive, the rest for the gearbox. My buddy Klaus was overhauling his own Guzzi V7 front fork and brakes along the way – because all the special tools were still at hand…

 

I also found some time to fiddle with minor bits. In short, I…

  • Polished the cylinder heads and the foot brake lever
  • Renewed the engine breather exit hose
  • Verified that the flywheel tooth got caries when the starter engine had malfunctions at Wheels & Waves last year (I will sort that later)
  • Painted and polished the rear brake rail and adjuster
  • Polished the swing arm bearing caps
  • Checked the spark plugs (fine!)
  • Painted the exhaust brackets with 650 °C matte black spray
  • Removed oil and dirt from the engine, using brake cleaner
  • Cleaned the complete bike with Castrol Bike Polish (brilliant stuff: It generally cleans, nurses paint, helps chrome and polished surfaces, rises the shine of rubber and plastics without leaving marks and is easy to apply…)
  • Removed the old ignition lock and unused cables from the cockpit electrics
  • Replaced broken wires on the tail light
  • Eliminated the starter button from the handle bar
  • Cleaned and adjusted the throttle assembly
  • Cleaned, painted and foamed the battery holder
  • Replaced the Magura grips with shortened Biltwells, mixing the lovely Magura check pattern with the round silhouette of V7 standard grips

It´s looking good already. So let´s wait for the paint shop parts…

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One thought on “All The Small Things

  1. Hi Sven, the fork tool has made it back. Thank you. Glad I could help. Regards Kevin. On 2 Mar 2016 08:58, “The Vintage Moto Guzzi V7 Very Special DocuBlog” wrote:

    > Wheels of Stil posted: “Ok, I´m finally getting there, step by step. The > oil pan and mesh filter have been cleaned, the crank checked, the sump got > a new seal and all fluids were changed. I used the usual Castrol 20W50 > Classic XL oil for the engine. But in contrast to the past, ” >

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