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Thread: Here we go again - SP3 makeover - freshen up.

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    B4 & after....
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    Are those cable ties around your wrists you mad fecker?

    You are a one-man Guzzi saviour.
    There are two opinions of the GS. There are those who have ridden one who think its fantastic and there are those who haven't who know its crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aidan1150 View Post
    Are those cable ties around your wrists you mad fecker?

    You are a one-man Guzzi saviour.
    Yes
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    It's nice when your hard graft pays off....
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    Full engine degrease & oil filter change
    New HTC leads & spark plug caps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aidan1150 View Post
    Are those cable ties around your wrists you mad fecker?

    You are a one-man Guzzi saviour.
    Isn't he just.
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    Great stuff Ash, I do like a project thread.
    It will be a nice road bike when refurbished.
    I always start a bike project with loads of Aldi,s finest GT85 and stiff pound shop brushes to clear away all the accumulated crap.
    Very satisfying seeing the result.
    Also pound shop nail varnish remover (acetone) good for shifting stubborn crud.

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    Never thought of pound shop nail Polish remover..
    Thanks Pat..

    GT85,a gallon of Gunk, cheap Artists paint brushs via eBay ( for touching up )
    All the family's old clothes ( rags), all there old news paper's & cardboard to cover the bike lift...

    And so many hours trying to get bits off / on with my u/s body especially my hands wrists.

    Trying to get the main stand washers & springs on was a reet bitch yesterday evening ..

    But so worth all the aches & pains, it's also good for the soul & realistically that not expensive.

    Biggest cost will be for the bespoke throttle cables made by Venhill @ £63...
    Perfekt ist nicht gut genug.

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    ... Trying to get the main stand washers & springs was a reet bitch..
    I did wonder just how the hell you did that - i've enough trouble with two good hands!

    cables;
    my throttle is a short cable, into a junction box and two cables from there (under tank) to carbs.
    Standard fitting.
    EDIT: definitely standard - i got mine from Motomecca - just told them it was for the Cali 3 Fully Faired (maybe THAT'S the difference / longer cable? with the daft 1 metre wide handlebars)
    fwiw - i use scooter brake cables for the clutch on my Cali 3. big eff off nipple at handlebar end / solderless nipple at the gearbox end.
    Way cheaper than standard and handy for adjustment and fitting. Been using the same outer now for about ten years!
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    Brilliant job, and good to see a quirky Guzzi (aren't they all?) being brought back to life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogmios View Post
    I did wonder just how the hell you did that - i've enough trouble with two good hands!

    cables;
    my throttle is a short cable, into a junction box and two cables from there (under tank) to carbs.
    Standard fitting.
    EDIT: definitely standard - i got mine from Motomecca - just told them it was for the Cali 3 Fully Faired (maybe THAT'S the difference / longer cable? with the daft 1 metre wide handlebars)
    fwiw - i use scooter brake cables for the clutch on my Cali 3. big eff off nipple at handlebar end / solderless nipple at the gearbox end.
    Way cheaper than standard and handy for adjustment and fitting. Been using the same outer now for about ten years!
    Trouble with mine Og is it's got suzuki switchgear, so different end at handlebars, intern making it an odd length.
    I looked at all guzzi suppliers I knew & nobody supplied mine at the correct length & with the correct end to fit the suzuki twist grip.
    Hence bespoke Venhill cables, I don't think £63 was bad including next day delivery.
    And wouldn't want cheaply made cables snapping God knows where....
    Perfekt ist nicht gut genug.

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    Rear wheel out, must say the CML3 bike lift with the pull out panel is excellent.
    Superb paint quality for a 28 yr old bike..
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    UKGSER-A place where I've wasted so much time, learned so much, laughed a lot and cried a few times.

    Every bed of roses has pricks in it!

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    Rear brake caliper bracket in need of a repaint

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    Piccies back to front.....
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    UKGSER-A place where I've wasted so much time, learned so much, laughed a lot and cried a few times.

    Every bed of roses has pricks in it!

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    Fairing damage repair time....
    First time I have ever tried this.
    3 different colours ranging from semi dark metallic Grey to light silver metallic & then a darker metallic Grey FFS....

    I had 3 old tins of spray paint.
    Some old lids for mixing colour.
    A few cheapo artists paint brushes from eBay @ £1.99 for 15.
    Some panel wipes from Halfrauds.
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    Perfekt ist nicht gut genug.

    UKGSER-A place where I've wasted so much time, learned so much, laughed a lot and cried a few times.

    Every bed of roses has pricks in it!

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    The worse panel.
    Front panel, really bad we're the stones / grime has been frown against the fairing over 35k miles & 28 years...

    I did all this with tiny brushes after mixing in red pepper pot lid.
    (as in picture in post b4 this one )

    Blending the colour as I went.
    Adding silver metallic first then Black to get the dark grey metallic colour needed.

    A right faff of a job.
    But happy with the results for a cost of about 30p all in...

    Another thing to look at is the fairing goes dark/light/dark metallic with smoke effect, like the BMW Airhead fairings, which made it much harder to paint...

    Oh
    And some sort of Black paint or body protection compound a bit like " Shultz body automotive underseal "

    Which was a reet bitch to get off....
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