Moto-Guzzi V1000 Convert Motorcycle

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Moto Guzzi V 1000 I-Convert

Moto-Guzzi V1000 Convert

a picture of my 1976 Moto-Guzzi Convert. It’s a 950cc with a 2-speed transmission and a converter, which works an automatic transmission on a car, but the ability to switch between and low gearing. I’ll explain a about the bike, and I’ll the modifications I’ve done in you have an old Guzzi and want to it.

What’s it like to ride? of like a 600-pound scooter. All you to operate the bike is your hand. Power is always to the rear wheel, as in an automatic and there is no neutral.

It does a clutch, which can be pulled in to power from going to the Thus, when you start it up, the wheel rises up like a car. The bike has linked on the foot pedal, so when you on the pedal it operates the back and one of the front disks, and the bike of sits down and stops. The lever operates the other on the front wheel.

It can stop but requires a really firm on the lever and stomp on the pedal. The makes 70 horsepower at the crank and 50 at the wheel because of the torque

Handling is really good for a heavy bike. Mine has shocks on the back. I think are original equipment, but I’m not They’re pretty firm for commuting use, but the big soft seat on my bike makes it a ride anyway. On a twisty it corners a lot faster than you expect it to.

Period road tests read about the bike this. Guzzis are good It goes pretty good in low The front fork has automatic fluid in it as a lubricant and non-adjustable rods providing the damping.

is too bad in my case, because the damping are failing, and the only way to increase the would be to buy new ones $$$$$$. on a traditional oil-damped fork on my Suzuki I could just buy oil. I may try shimming up the springs and see if helps a little.

My bike has 55,000 miles on it as I write and it had a tendency to jump out of high into low at inopportune moments. If I it a lot of throttle on the freeway, it would a frightening grinding sound, jump into low gear and try to me over the handlebars at 70 MPH. I this by removing the gearshift and putting in a plate locking it top gear.

Here’s a link to a with a picture of the linking The user’s manual says it hurt the bike to keep it in top all the time. It just makes it a slower to get going from a

Moto-Guzzi people I’ve to seem to think it won’t anything to do this. I changed the oil after 1,000 miles of like this, and there any chunks in it. I suspect it’s a with the detent mechanism in the but it will be years before I time to take it apart.

I have an extra automatic in a box in my garage, which I got on eBay for Someday I’ll get around to it.

Maintenance on the bike requires the valves every 5,000 though mine stay in pretty well, and keeping the adjusted properly. And you have to and check levels of automatic fluid in the torque converter, oil in the oil in the gearbox, oil in the rear hub for the shaft and brake fluid. When I it on a trip to the mountains I had one saddlebag of camping stuff and the other one of oil and tools.

On a long trip it nicely at 75 mph. A big windshield help make it more When I rode up to the Sierras the part of the journey was easy. I got 45 per gallon on the highway.

Around I get closer to 30. The gas tank holds 7 gallons, so it has good range. In national parks, the fee to camp in campgrounds in the park at the time was $15 per but all parks have cheaper that are harder to get to and have services and no running water for $5 a As I didn’t have a job at the time and was money, I decided to camp at one of the places. It was at the end of a long one-lane sandy road.

That was when I really the difference between street and dirt bikes. Because of the braking, I couldn’t use the rear exclusively, so it was harder to control. And I a firm foot on the brake when I was stopped, or the rear would keep turning and dig a in the sand.

I got where I was going falling down, but wouldn’t it for off-road use.

If you’re for expert advice on the Convert or Guzzis, check out are lots of people a lot smarter me with decades of experience on old Guzzis.


Here are of the things I’ve done to the

The fork gaiters are stock BMW which I bought from a BMW They look great and fit good. I used automotive clamps to attach them.

very think and durable, more so than the ones I see for bikes.

Automatic timing tensioner. The stock timing tensioner on Moto-Guzzis of this including the T3 models is a plastic You have to remove the front cover, which is a pain, up the mounting bolts, slide it to get the proper tension, then it down.

This must be done On the automatic model, the transmission pump is under the cover, so you drain the transmission fluid the tank and lines before the cover. There are a couple of chain adjusters on the market. I mine from Moe’s Garden.

It’s a plastic with a spring on it to place tension on the chain. It made a big on how my engine ran. Before it, it ran rough and the timing mark around so much that I accurately set the timing. After it, the mark stayed where I put it and it and ran much smoother.

Moto Guzzi V 1000 I-Convert

And I never to go in there and adjust anything

Cafe fairing. After the cafe fairing on my bike, I that it looks kind of with the giant handlebars, but going to leave it on for a while. It a good job of covering the gigantic instrument pod. It was $49.99 Cycle Gear. It comes 2 metal L brackets that to be beaten and bent into to fit on the bike, but once you get the right it stays where you put it.

I’ve put fairings on a couple of bikes, and I them. In one instance I went the handlebars and shattered the fairing my knees without hurting This is a really important as a lot of the more expensive fairings and I’ve seen on bikes are thick and sturdy and look they could cut a person in Someone just told me couldn’t find it on the Cycle website. I looked and couldn’t it there either.

Their UPC number for it is 002433, and number is BA21-00018. I also it at for $59.99 with the number ZX029585R.

Rear I bought a rear rack and box (not on the bike anymore) Moto-Guzzi Classics. They’re guys to buy parts from. I get of my parts from them.

tire. The rear tire is a and it clears the driveshaft and fender fine. Stock tire on the was a 110/90.

Less-restrictive mufflers. are a little louder than but not annoyingly so. They were by the previous owner. Stamped in the is Lu Hao Silencers LTD. They pretty generic and you can buy them the JC Whitney Catalog.

The bike like a lawnmower at low speeds and a nice Italian roar I really rev it up.

Carburetor jetting. It has running great for 10 years #145 main jets size is #130), and the needles one notch. Pilot Jets are size, #50.

72-month car The battery is 7 or 8 years old now. a high-amp battery hasn’t the bike at all, and the only parts I’ve replaced on it are the coils when one of them bad.

Volkswagen ignition coils. told me I could use Volkswagen coils, so I tried it when went bad, as they a lot cheaper than motorcycle and they fit under the tank. I RECOMMEND DOING THIS. The ran fine at low RPMs, even to run better than it did with coils, but it was much less to rev quickly.

I removed them and some generic motorcycle from JC Whitney, which under $20 each and have great for 8 years.

Some remove the Guzzi engine and it with a Volkswagen unit. not sure how the transmission holds up to all the power over time, but an interesting conversation piece. a picture of one.

Moto Guzzi V 1000 I-Convert
Moto Guzzi V 1000 I-Convert
Moto Guzzi V 1000 I-Convert


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