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Moto Guzzi Jackal

Custom Moto Guzzi

by Vin Heron for webBikeWorld

Since my Jackal I had really missed the of a tacho and as it was my first Guzzi, I only go by the sound and feel of the to tell me whether or not it was happy the revs I was using during up or down the box – I did not have a clue as to those revs actually

OK, I wasn’t doing clutchless changes all over the place, and my lap to the local bikers meet not really a consideration, but still, I was to fit a tachometer to see what was going on in the bit. I also really an analogue clock for use when (I was late a couple of times year when touring in the of N.W. Scotland and missed a of closing times which led to all of grief) but that’s a different

After reading the article, I both to Martin at Motoworks Morecambe at Reboot Guzzi to see what was available in the way of second-hand I also examined the drawings in the manual.

I suppose I could bought either a new or second-hand EV dash but they don’t to be all that easy to get hold of and I had up my mind to see what I could in the way of a new dashboard myself (I am often of doing everything the hard I also wanted to try and keep the layout of the original warning cluster, in preference to the Cali EV

The original Jackal item is out of 4mm alloy plate and the edge is pretty poor – surely I improve on that at least?

in the end, it came out not too shabby and I’m happy with it. The making of the was only the half of it however; the right tachometer (I wanted one matched the speedometer), the cabling, the loom etc were the other and I will tell you what I out and the odd problems I encountered along the


I could not determine type of alloy was used by Guzzi for the original 4mm thick dashboard but experience told me most aluminium alloys probably do the job by using a bit of care manufacture. As for stresses on the dash, would be pretty minimal.

For the technically-minded among you, the I made mine from was a bit of 4mm 1050-H14 aluminium (BS 1470 ). is a 99.5% pure aluminium, is malleable and has good corrosion You can get a table, which will BS (British Standards) to ASTM Society for Testing Materials) if you to.

Don’t worry if you do not have material available; just use you can get. As long as you can pull a on the mounting ‘Lugs’ without it then it will probably be Aluminium comes in various of hardness: fully soft, and fully hard. I don’t a clue what grade the bit I got

I just made a test put it in the vice, and it bent OK (fine, use that then).

Moto Guzzi Jackal
Moto Guzzi Jackal

Manufacturing and Tools

This section may to be too early in the proceedings but how you intend to the dash has a bearing on everything

I originally intended to have my cut out by the water jet cutting process and a local company that it. As with anything, start-up are the … but this particular makes aerospace bits and is to one-offs thus keeping it economical. Enough orders and it be worth having a batch

I talked to the Managing Director composite cutting and PU / PE plastics and he me some samples that beautifully done with a finish cut directly from CAD via Very nice. This got me I can tell you!

Look for firms — it’s what you can find on your although it can be a bit of a Sherlock Holmes

If you get stuck, take the original to the company that does the jetting and ask if they will use it as a for the warning light cluster PCD (Pitch Centre Diameter) and the holes and explain to them via a what you want where you it. The I spoke to were quite to produce a CAD (Computer Aided manufacturing drawings from my

Plasma Cutting

Moto Guzzi Jackal
Moto Guzzi Jackal


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