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by Spaniard
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Thinking about buying a 1100 cc engine.
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Thinking about buying a 1100 cc engine.

You might also want the coil brackets, the shift linkage for the transmission, the spacers for the rear fork (we call it a swinger in the US) and make sure you get the double u-joint for drive shaft. I also used the exhaust clamps from the stock bike. If you are using a rear wheel from the bike you ...
by Spaniard
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Thinking about buying a 1100 cc engine.
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Thinking about buying a 1100 cc engine.

I am not sure of the prices of things in Europe compared to the US, but you will also need the ignition coils, fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, wiring harness for the ecu, rear wheel, and a few other items I can’t think of at the moment. If you can find a complete running bike you might be better...
by Spaniard
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alternator/Stator
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Alternator/Stator

Bill, Take a look at this website. They sell an upgraded charging system for Guzzi. https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/category-s/1844.htm Guzzi electronics are strange. When I built my Triking I noticed that the wiring diagram I found for the model and year of my bike didn't match the actual wiring ...
by Spaniard
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Rear Tyre Size
Replies: 15
Views: 1018

Re: Rear Tyre Size

I don’t remember off the top of my head but I think it was on the higher side or recommended pressure. Probably mid to high 30s psi. The smaller diameter wheel should help with starts from a dead stop. The reason I go with higher pressures is because of the soft side wall. Haven’t had any grip issue...
by Spaniard
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Rear Tyre Size
Replies: 15
Views: 1018

Re: Rear Tyre Size

Eric I have Continental ContiProContact tires in a 155/60 R 15 that I bought at Discount Tire in Minnesota. They had to order it in and I got it in about a week. I think a 165 would fit but didn't think I needed it. I used the swingarm off a 2002 California that had a 140 tire in the rear. So far I ...
by Spaniard
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: quick disconnect steering wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: quick disconnect steering wheel

Thanks for the info. I placed an order with Alan. Hopefully it doesn't get held up in US customs. We still have plenty of snow, about 50 cm, so I won't be driving it any time soon unless I can get it out on the local lake where some friends race their motorcycles on the ice.
by Spaniard
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: quick disconnect steering wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 374

quick disconnect steering wheel

I recently purchased a steering wheel quick disconnect hub from Amazon here in the US. I am very disappointed with the free play in the wheel. Of course I didn't discover this until after I cut welded and mounted the unit. What kind of play are you guys finding on the quick disconnect unit that Trik...
by Spaniard
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Fuses and Relays advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: Fuses and Relays advice please

I second the Moto Gadget unit. I installed one and am very happy with it.
by Spaniard
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build progress
Replies: 44
Views: 6157

Re: Build progress

Looks GREAT!!!
I did happen to notice one thing. Steering wheel is on the wrong side. ;)
by Spaniard
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Tyres

I also have Heidenau 400 x 18 and like them but I have not tried anything else. Wet weather grip seems good. Wet weather brakes is a different story.