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Thread: The ‘79 California Rebuild Thread

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    Thanks gents.

    The engine and gearbox have been standing for years, so they all have to come apart anyway. Mikeyboy, who I trust to do this properly, can sort them out for a reasonable rate, so I think decision made.


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    Getting it to look like new, or better than new, is one thing, keeping it that way, especially if you use it, is another thing altogether.

    I always rebuild mine to be easy to clean and as corrosion proof as possible but I yet to find a way to preventing alloy cases acting like a magnet to dirt and corrosion.

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    Good point, Chas.

    The mission is to get it looking as good as it reasonably can, and everything working as it was designed to, or better.

    And then ride it and allow the patina to develop naturally from there, while keeping it in the ideal mechanical state.

    I’m not a very enthusiastic motorcycle cleaner I must admit.


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    So it begins. I’ll be up for air on Monday.




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    The front housing on the motor (where the alternator goes) is it FUBAR?

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    Nothing a bit of cyanoacrylate won’t cure.




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    Or Mikeyboy

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    Loving it already

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    The ‘79 California Rebuild Thread

    Found the missing bits from my barbecue!




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    The ‘79 California Rebuild Thread

    The chrome box exploded


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    Some of the chrome isn’t lovely




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    And some is. Welcome back Guzzi, I’ve missed you.




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    No lockdown boredom for you mate!
    Hope your debit card is charged and ready for abuse
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    Have you got workshop manuals?
    You are more than welcome to borrow mine while you build the motor and gearbox etc

    They are a bit ,errrm vague.
    But a picture speaks a thousand words
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    This company will be a useful contact
    http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/boltbase
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    Thanks Mikeyboy. I got some useful reading with the bike:



    Thanks for the link to the bolt supplier as well, that’ll come in handy.

    The aim is to get gearbox and engine dismantled over the weekend and the casings delivered up to you sometime next week.

    Carbs are fine, don’t need doing. I’ve got some soda blasting kit coming and will try that on the manifolds.




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