Moto Guzzi V1000 I-Convert — Project motorcycles — Gregory Bender

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Moto Guzzi V 1000 I-Convert

Total hours expended to = 191.1

Photo courtesy of Bender.

This is a 1979 Guzzi Convert project that I purchased on February 18, from a gentleman in Phoenix, It is mostly complete and is in good, condition. It does not run.

conversations with the previous I learned that the oil filter loose in the sump and destroyed the bearings, etc. This to — perhaps — the owner. The second owner had of fixing the bike up, but never did to it. Then the previous owner the bike in 1997 and proceeded to go the engine.

After repairing the damage and numerous parts, the previous rode the bike for about 15 The bike started running (perhaps due to rust in the tank), and he it. It sat untouched until I purchased it.

makes me the fourth owner

Before starting any disassembly, I

the main and big end bearings have replaced

the original 1000cc and cylinders were replaced 850 Le Mans nikisil pistons and

the wheel bearings were

the brakes were rebuilt

the rear drive and transmission not been touched

the u-joint has replaced

It is tempting to clean the replace the fluids, shove in a and see if the bike will run. experience has taught me that bikes learn to leak. rather fix these bits rather than deal it afterward.

My goal is to perform I call a mechanical rejuvenation. will include:

Evaluating all bits to ensure they are in condition.

Replacing all gaskets, and O-rings in the engine, transmission, and drive.

Rebuilding the carburetors.

the fuel tank.

Flushing the brake fluid.

the forks with new seals.

the stock airbox with a more efficient unit.

Fit pod instead of the stock airbox.

the tires to tubeless (if they are not

Moto Guzzi V 1000 I-Convert

Replacing the battery.

Fitting a 7 headlight bucket.

Replacing the with something having a shape.

Replacing worn


I’ll probably end up up some of the larger cosmetic along the way (chrome, frame and I absolutely have to do something the seat. But, I certainly do not to perform complete, fully cosmetic restoration. The idea is to this bike into a dependable runner that puke oil all over the place.

What will it look when I’m done? I’m not certain yet. now I’m leaning toward off all the crash bars, rack, fairing, etc and keeping it slimmer and

But, we’ll see how my desires

I plan to keep a very tally of the hours I spend on this project (along detailed descriptions of what I did that time). Although will be desk time (reading instructions, ordering etc), I’ll only track of actual garage

Table of contents

2008 Feb 18: and disassembly ( 3.00 hours )

The owner delivered the convert to me afternoon. We did the deal, took a photos, and then I proceeded to disassembly. Overall, I am quite with how well things apart. There were no crusty, stuck bits and the exhaust slid apart a dream. Good stuff.

I the bike has sat outside for the last months here in Phoenix. it most certainly did not spend the 11 years outside. It is in too good of for that to have been the

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