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by steveO
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Petrol Tank capacity on a Type 1
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Petrol Tank capacity on a Type 1

Can anybody tell me or confirm the tank capacity is 26 -27 litre?
I know I could ask Alan, but he's a busy man.

Thanks,
Steve
by steveO
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electronic gear change!
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Electronic gear change!

A lot of guys in North America run the Pingle equivalent on their Harleys with good results. They basically yank on the gear selector links replicating foot or in our case hand movement. 2 buttons on the handle bars. Don't know if people run the ignition interrupt for clutchless changes, bit of a st...
by steveO
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Hydraulic clutch
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Hydraulic clutch

Has anybody converted from cable to hydraulic? I see slave cylinders for Moto Guzzis are available from various vendors (MG Cycle in the US for example, but they probably get from Stien Dinze {spelling}). Thinking a 5/8" bore master should work ok and these are available to match original type one b...
by steveO
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Newsletter Trifles
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Newsletter Trifles

Thanks Richard and all who provided content,
received in Calgary
Steve
by steveO
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build tread (kind of)
Replies: 33
Views: 3127

Re: Build tread (kind of)

when bought my type 1 had a cast guzzi rear wheel. It felt as if the wheel was flexing or the tire rolling on the rim. Alans car rim mated to a guzzi hub fitted with a car tire totally corrected this with the added benefit that the smaller overall diameter ~24" improved pull away from stand still as...
by steveO
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build tread (kind of)
Replies: 33
Views: 3127

Re: Build tread (kind of)

Hi, Just fitted a pair of Metzler Block K to my type 1, so far so good ~1000km. I bought it with Dunlop K70s which lasted about 2000 km being round profile. Metzlers always worked the best on Harleys and here in Canada were the best value option as list is around CAD 220 but dealers discount to CAD ...
by steveO
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Member in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: New Member in Canada

Hi,
I know a guy in Calgary imported a JZR kit without issues, but he may have been lucky. Another way is the regs say no going back for parts after a kit is delivered, but it does not say you cant buy the parts first. That was my plan before I found a type 1 in the US.
Best Steve in Calgary
by steveO
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Rear Tyre Size
Replies: 15
Views: 2811

Re: Rear Tyre Size

I have Alans car rim on a Guzzi centre wheel on my series 1. Need to watch what size (width) will fit in the swing arm. I have a 135 Firestone. Had problems in Canada finding a tire to fit. Neil in Eastern Canada has I think a 145. Makes a lot of difference I always felt the rear bike wheel was flex...
by steveO
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Triking Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Happy Triking Christmas

Seasons greetings and a happy new year to all from Western Canada.
Lots of snow here so very little garage time.
Steve
by steveO
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2020 Calendar
Replies: 23
Views: 2740

Re: 2020 Calendar

Eric, makes me think of fitting a snow plough to the front. I can just imagine it with a huge rooster tail of snow flying into the cockpit. Flying helmet and googles definitely needed!
Steve