Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi Tips and Tricks

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ABS Plastic Repair Tips

abs saddlebag repairs can be accomplished a repair kit called duramix’ rigid plastic repair. the kit a tube of two part solution mixes as it is plunged out of the tube. the mix in fifteen minutes and dries to a hard plastic that black abs perfectly. the saddlebags on my had some deep scratches i filled with this mix and the were great. the mix filled the and did not need painting since it into a black abs. the kit with a plastic mesh can be used if a hole has to be filled or my son has a sport bike with abs and we used the mix to repair a hole two inches in diameter and it was strong and i purchased the mix at an automotive paint store. the brand name is #4049. the manufacturer is polymer corp. 1630 fiske pl. calif. 93033 (800-537-9204)

V11 EV Air tip from Wildgoose: Just the Amsoil air filter (P/N and I give it an A. Very noticeable The bike breathes better, smoother and increased gas mileage by 2 Call 1-800-777-7094 They ask for a customer #, give them # and order air filter # s1938.

V11 EV Air from Steve Saady:

The KN Air part number for stock air boxes? It is 33-2682, and crosses w/ part number Fiat I have my KN box here, it has 33-2682 on it, and if you go to

is available for about 55 USD at Moto www.MotoInternational.com and other Moto dealers and shops.

Amsoil Oil Tip from Lowery: Amsoil now Motorcycle specific (Moto Specific) oil filters. New, sump bikes part are SMF 125, and for older bikes, use number SMF124. Price is each.

V11 EV Oil Filter tip from

Replacement oil filters that great are either the AC-Delco or the Fram 6022. I personally run the AC in

Other compatible filters Fram PH3614, Mobil-1 (D-364),STP (SMO-22(, Bosch and Super Tech (ST3614). If you opt for a filter, you can use the one for a new Harley VRod. look good and work on external oil filter kits.

now lists a motorcycle specific, specific oil filter. Newer sump bikes part#SMF For older bikes it is part#SMF Price is $8.75.

Fuel tip for EV from Wildgoose: Replace the filter with NAPA number 3008. Almost an fit. I had to put a little tape the filter so it would fit snug in the Napa cost — Guzzi cost —

I’ll go with NAPA. will fit Bassa, Jackal Sport, Stone) as well. The Wix is 33008. AutoZone FF600 with washers.

Battery Tip Andy Hill:

I sent one to the club newsletter awhile but maybe it has a

place here, this is for the guys using or car batteries

in their bikes.

batteries lack a decent system- they have slots in the

caps, resulting in fumes eating the paint off the

battery tray, and the insides of the covers. all I did was dig up a T

an elbow fitting my scrap vacuum line [used on cars].

drill out the slots with a 3/16 bit, blow the plastic out

of there, then install the T in one and the elbow in the other.

connect the two a short piece of hose, run a long one from the

remaining leg of the T the frame to the air.

Takes to describe it than to do it! my Eldo to me with allot

of corrosion in the area, but looks great maybe this works. )

Andy hill

Followup Terry Troutt The tractor not only don’t vent I’ve had one blow up

right in the I now buy Wal-Mart motorcycle batteries match the Harley listing. seem to work well. about $35.00.

Battery up grade tip from LA Robertson:

recently going though starter woes I got a suggestion the original wires may not be up to snuff so I to my friendly sears and got to looking at the mower starter and I noticed the cable was much heaver on my Ambo. My original wires to be about 10 gage. I am using a battery (vented of course) So I to Auto zone and bought 4 gage universal starter 24 long one red one black and hooked up now it cranks hot cold when I need the total cost was $10.00

— LA Robertson

Battery Tip from John

I am aware that a popular for the original battery in several is the Odyesssy model PC-625. I am aware that you can no longer use the tray that comes the seat.

For 30 bucks more, the model PC-925-L is the correct for what, (at least) came in an EV. Probably the same for ’98 too. Not sure about Because the terminals are a differernt it is a PITA to get the bolts in. Also, the are just different enough you cannot use the hold down.

It was to put the tank bolt back it having it hold the tool too. But the tool tray fits under the seat ok. is pretty secure and because of how the are oriented, I see no danger of shorting out the frame or anything.

I believe the between the 925 and the 925-L is that the are swapped around. There is a designation with that MJ. That means the batt has a jacket. (The dimentions change.) The number would like this PC-925-LMJ.

With or without the metal you would want the L designation so as to the terminals on the proper ends.

By it is my understanding that with the it is necessary to use some styrofoam or to take up the extra space and the battery from moving Possibly above it too. It has about half the capacity of the

I know many people opt for the of the two, both for weight and cost. I felt I wanted to my tool tray and also more capacity for running the like GPS, XM Radio, and vests/gloves. (Yes plural, for two at Before you comment on the last I understand that will not the battery from discharging running around in town. it will do is have more so that it would not reach a low as quickly.

A new volt meter installation also in order to that situation.

There is of the inexpensive garden tractor HD Battery, etc.

I like the that the Odyessy will not make fumes, or corode the near it. Also they the 925 as having an expected service of 5-8 years! $130.00 doesn’t so bad for that kind of life. It has a shelf life of two years means it will not be necessary to it once a month for us northerners who ride year round.

I I might throw this out for anybody interested. I am aware we all have different reasons for we do to our bikes, so this might not fit plan. But hey, that’s it’s all about.


John Henry

’01 EV

V11 EV wheel bearing replacement by

I just recently had to replace the right wheel bearing on my EV. a standard bearing that I was to acquire from Napa. number 6304 2RS (2 rubber

Same price as a Guzzi ($49), but I don’t have a dealer, so I didn’t have to for shipping.

Update — same bearing price be $13 or less from bearing or Grainger. I have also the 6304 2RS listed in JC Whitney for $6.

Bearing tip from Ron Bishop:

Save a buck on bearings. your yellow pages for Got SKS wheel bearings for my G-5 at a bearing shop, saved 50% Loop generator bearings are the same as generator bearings.

Less $5.00 a copy. Take the old with you when you go shopping.

is a tip for those who want to be sure see them braking. There are blinking brake lights and most cost quite a I found in an Advance Auto store(and others) a rack items labeled FAST and as in the movie I would guess. I a light that has red blinking and a center white strobe that lights when I hit my

Really gets motorist and the light is DOT approved and legal in all 50 Easy to mount and wire and it cost $25.00. Measures 3/4 thick and 2 long. Ride Joe

Brake Light Visibility Tip Roy in Germany:

I have a flashing brake light from there is a part of it that on the back of your helmet a steady light and when you hit brakes it has a line of leds flash. the sender is mounted on the of the bike. it is a line of sight hooked into the brake it is a bit pricey but really gets the across, oh yes it comes with batteries and a charger. individual are available also.

Roy in Germany .

Brake Tuning Tip John Wells:

After for some time for a procedure for tuning the connecting linkage on the brakes for optimum performance, I the following on Paul Friday’s UK for the Nuovo Falcone (http://www.devce.demon.co.uk/falcone.htm ). more sense than explanations I’ve found, and terrific on the Eldo and Ambo tried it on so far.

Front performance on the ’73 Eldo was than perfect, with a bit of lever travel from to real stopping power, to squeal at low speed, and suddenly with slight additional Ambo police just performance on front stopper.

up the front end so the wheel just the ground, released the cotter key and the pin closest to the end of the brake tie rod that and locked the wheel with the adjuster so that wheel can be turned with reasonable Then adjust tie rod length so with lever on second engaged by hand you get about as much resistance to wheel as with one shoe. **Check it the pin installed, not just by eye, as is a tiny bit of unavoidable play in the Pin everything back up and back off adjuster again. Result: as good a front brake as you want without discs—great and progressive action, just the designer intended. (Discovered the had uneven pressure on shoes, and was definitely braking with one only!!)

Paul Friday’s instructions: Setting up the Twin-Leading Front Brake

Following a embarrassing meeting with an MOT I became aware of the need to set up the shoe front brake, and in it could not be easier.

The problem is unlike a single leading which automatically holds shoes against the drum to exactly the same degree, the shoe can be used with the oblivious of the fact that one of the shoes is in fact in proper

SO to set the twin-leading shoe front remove the split pin through the pin on the connecting rod at the end nearest the inline Then tighten the cable on the lever or the front brake so the brake (for one of the shoes is hard applied.

Then off the locknut to the clevis and alter the of the clevis on the connecting rod so that the through the clevis lines up the lever when the other is applied by hand.**(NOTE my refinement to technique above—JW) When is so apply the lock nut on the connecting rod and the mechanism with new split wherever you have disturbed Then re-adjust the cable for The brakes will probably two days to bed in then WOW.

Wells in PA

Breva Tankbag Cover — Unless tankbag is filled to include the portion, the raincover threatens to off the tank bag during at-speed Instead of riding with one holding down the billowing cover, I brainstormed this to sew a buttonhole in the cover so it will over the hook and be held in Now, that won’t in the billowing aspect, but will me from feeling I have to with one hand on the cover.

way it is secure should it blow up, it blow off!!


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