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by George 350
30 Sep 2022 15:36
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Grimeca master cylinder lever operation
Replies: 16
Views: 1594

Re: Grimeca master cylinder lever operation

Hi, The banjo bolts on original Morini master cylinders are M10 x1mm pitch. Most Japanese bikes (and their pattern parts suppliers too) use an M10x1.25mm bolt. As Steve said, if yours is a Sport, then the overall size of a replacement needs to be checked as, usually, when you fit it the banjo bolt w...
by George 350
30 Sep 2022 15:29
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Grimeca master cylinder lever operation
Replies: 16
Views: 1594

Re: Grimeca master cylinder lever operation

Hi, The banjo bolts on original Morini master cylinders are M10 x1mm pitch. Most Japanese bikes (and their pattern parts suppliers too) use an M10x1.25mm bolt. As Steve said, if yours is a Sport, then the overall size of a replacement needs to be checked as, usually, when you fit it the banjo bolt w...
by George 350
21 Sep 2022 17:39
Forum: Bikes and bits wanted
Topic: 1982 350 switchgear
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: 1982 350 switchgear

Hi, The later, almost ergonomic switches aren't the best and prices have gone up stupidly - must be the 'standard on a Ducati' effect with restorations... I have fitted 1990's Honda NSR125 switches to mine. Simple to fit and work so much better than the CEV ones. I have them on both my Morini's and ...
by George 350
17 Sep 2022 22:30
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: idiot lights
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: idiot lights

Hi Martin,
This is 100% normal. Mine got converted into an indicator repeater lamp instead - much more useful.
Enjoy Morini-ing!

George
by George 350
13 Sep 2022 21:31
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Bogging down/ rough running problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1305

Borrowing a pick up

Hi Matt, I have a spare pickup and magnet that was OK when I last had it fitted. It's not for sale as it is my spare one, but PM me your address and I can post it to you to try out if you would like to. There may well be other members not a million miles from you who could assist you as well. If you...
by George 350
07 Sep 2022 22:35
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Breather Labyrinths
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Breather Labyrinths

Hi, The breather labyrinth's are a non service item. They are either there or they aren't and they are either free flowing or they aren't. Not a serviceable item as they are only baffles in the breather system. While I have always had the rocker cover baffles in place, I haven't had one in the crank...
by George 350
05 Sep 2022 20:53
Forum: The 500
Topic: Fitting longer shocks
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Fitting longer shocks

Hi,
I suggest you aim for 300mm shocks. I do have a pair of original Marzocchi's st home, but won't be able to confirm length until next weekend, but I'm sure they are 300mm.
Regards
George
by George 350
23 Aug 2022 17:41
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Exhaust heat shield
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Exhaust heat shield

Hi all, Hot on the heels of Bruce's unfortunate side panel loss, I have to report that my exhaust heat shield finally succeeded in gaining freedom today after 44 years in custody. So everybody with a little vee, make sure that not only are the side panel screws tight (and with rubber washers on them...
by George 350
07 Aug 2022 12:55
Forum: The 500
Topic: Fitting longer shocks
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Fitting longer shocks

Hi Robin, Whilst I don't have a 500, I have Hagons on 3 out of 4 of my bikes including my Sport. Really like them as they seem to really suit the Morini and last well. I can suggest that you don't go longer, simply because you might find that the chain will start eating into the swinging arm at the ...
by George 350
17 Jul 2022 18:26
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Morini Museum
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: Morini Museum

Sadly no Morini, but the Guzzi museum in Mandello de Lario is really worth it. Only open Mon -Fri, and closed for typical Italian sized lunch breaks. Even the Mrs who isn't in to bikes liked it.
Regards,
George.
by George 350
23 Mar 2022 22:43
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: another new Sport owner 76 or 77?
Replies: 19
Views: 3202

Re: another new Sport owner 76 or 77?

Hi, George again. I'm have Tarozzi rearsets, albeit I modified mine donkeys years ago to have fold up footrests and brake tip. If you don't, then the kickstart WILL hit the brake lever and snap the brake pedal in half unless you use a kickstart displacer. Kickstart displacers used to be sold by NLM,...
by George 350
21 Mar 2022 10:42
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: another new Sport owner 76 or 77?
Replies: 19
Views: 3202

Re: another new Sport owner 76 or 77?

Hi, What a lovely original bike you have bought. As to 'I'm definitely going to remove the "American" style high bars and replace them with clip-ons' may I suggest that you buy a rearset kit at the same time? And a Kick-start spacer too. As standard the footrests were just bearable, wherea...
by George 350
09 Mar 2022 09:55
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: 1980 Strada Fork Oil info please
Replies: 10
Views: 1792

Re: 1980 Strada Fork Oil info please

Hu As well as the blue book, get a copy of the parts book. Helps you to see how things go together, if anything is missing, and what parts are named/ needed when you need to get something. George. PS: re oil choice, everybody is different. I'm a fan of slightly heavier weight oils. I use Silkolene 2...
by George 350
08 Mar 2022 09:56
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Twin Disc Master Cylinder
Replies: 33
Views: 6451

Re: Twin Disc Master Cylinder

Hi, I too have a '78 Sport. To me a single disc is fine unless you aren't a lightweight or really ride hard. Only time I really felt I needed a better front brake was when in the alps loaded with camping gear. I do have a larger disc/different caliper on mine - Kawasaki - but only went that route as...
by George 350
30 Jan 2022 19:28
Forum: Bikes and bits for sale
Topic: Valentini Morini
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: Valentini Morini

Considering the wheels on it, that price is decent.