Moto Guzzi Nuovo Falcone 500, Part 1 — The Real Classic Bike Guide — Rea…

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Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara

Moto Guzzi Nuovo 500, Part 1

Kicking classic bikes might be of the ‘charm’ but not everyone appreciates all the Steve Hodgson went in of an electric leg for his single-cylinder Guzzi.

It all when my recently acquired Guzzi Nuovo Falcone 500 and I decided to go on its maiden voyage to with the Teeside Yesteryear Club ( ). I had ridden the around the block on the Saturday and nowt dropped off — so it was here I come.

My next-door and TYMC member Terry volunteered to lead the way in his Rover, so off we The Guzzi was running a bit rough on but with the wick turned up a bit it on without much bother. No getting down to Elvington, for a 60mph right angle when the Rover decided to the dual carriageway, just as I had the Guzzi to overtake a car at 65mph!

Up to the at Elvington, pull over to Stop the engine. Pay my money. Oh (I am polite). The kickstart is on the left; all the controls are on the right.

So unless you have arms a gibbon (and don’t a dodgy right knee) it is to kick over the Guzzi though it will start easily) without putting it on the

We have all been there, gear on, first kick, wry second kick, wrinkled third kick, sweat.

the fourth kick, look for sympathy and help.

Terry and his lad pity, and uttered those words; ‘Do you want a It was a bit like a strong-man event, chuff, chuff — no (Except perhaps the pushers on the brink of collapse!). I noticed the lever’ on the right hand of the handlebar. In desperation I pulled it and the Guzzi burst into immediately, leaving my breathless and no grateful pushers relieved as the chugged away.

(I have realised that the ‘air is really an ‘increase fuel’

Still, the Nuovo Falcone very well from the Once you get the big outside flywheel it’s … easy it just works.

So why do I have a problem?

The first teeth on the kickstart quadrant are hence only 90 of travel are and that is from the horizontal to the (Anyone who has kicked off a big single not want to have his foot the vertical’ when it kicks On the stand and all things equal, it is no but at the gate at Elvington…?

I came to riding some ten years and all my bikes (except my Norman have had electric start a great facility, if you stall it, the button and you are away. My previous the Cali III, use to burst life with a reassuring giving the impression that I was in control.

I convinced myself my Nuovo Falcone would be a improved bike with an start.

The Nuovo Falcone was produced between 1967 and and the civilian version a couple of longer. They are quite in the UK but nevertheless attract people me to own them. I discovered that the version had an optional extra of an start — this I from information gained the Moto Guzzi Club ).

The problem was that I had no idea how the starting was done on this All my other Guzzis had conventional motors just like a and if this system was used I could foresee a few mechanical but information was not easy to find. I out that the unit used was a Dynostart unit, made by and simply replaced the existing on the bike?


Bosch was just not in giving out old information, which had been archived. It seemed a vee-belt drives the dynamo on the from the outside flywheel; a Fiesta fan belt will do the

I rang Stuart at North Motorcycles. the importer, and received with the words ‘rare as teeth’, but he did outline the basic Armed with this I emailed Agostini Duilio in asking them if they had They replied some weeks later and advised they had found one for Ј300 PP and with the control gear on


I thanked them but to try for an alternative. Surely a company as Bosch must have these units for other

After many hours on the and many phone calls I was a lead by a Bubblecar website, mentioned Dynostarts in their lists. I rang the owner and a number of emails was advised some invalid cars have had dynostarts similar to the I wanted.

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Guzzi stuff on

I live in Darlington. I remembered a company which operated in the where I was brought up used to invalid cars. It was still so off I went to ask if they had any information on units.

The familiar blue cars have been from service and are now illegal to use on the The later versions were by a Steyr Puch 650cc twin and — lo and behold were started via a Bosch (It also turns out that the Fiat 500s also had engine — hence the with Italy).

They produced a starter from their stores bingo! I could see instantly how it fit the Guzzi. The unit proved to be identical to the unit used by except there were no lugs to attach it to the bike.

To fit the carriage unit to the Guzzi fitting mounting brackets, took the form of mounting and I made these in my workshop a jig based on the dimensions of the original dynamo.

Add a few wires, a Mini solenoid, which I have in one of the tool boxes, handlebar button and bingo!

I have an start Nuovo Falcone!

easy, don’t it?)

For the the existing wiring loom is not and the existing dynamo connections are to similar terminals on the dynostart

Only the simple wiring to operate the starter circuit is Although the rating of the dynostart is 20A as opposed to the 11A of the original dynamo, the regulator unit seems OK.

The original battery is more man enough and is kept charged up

In action, the dynostarter doesn’t much of a stir. It is driven by vee belt, so there is no mechanical when operated. Depending on how you to do it, it sounds more like a dryer, followed by the bike up at a very slow tickover.

been known to lift the lifter and jab the start button and walk away as the bike up — Guzzi don’t do like other folk!

Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara
Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara
Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara
Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara
Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara
Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara


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