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    Well the bike did come with a solo seat!




    I do need to find a "radio" rack to work with the solo seat.
    And/Or a "beer rack" to work with the OEM seat
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    Nothing like cafe and and carbs in the morning!
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    Haven't tried coffee on them before but have found the Pinsol is amazing at making them look new.
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    Harper's and Cycle Garden have been my go-to guys for Guzzi stuff.
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    i thought i saw something about harpers closing up at one point a few years ago. obviously not. i got some stuff from them when i did my eldorado.

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    Engine on the bench for better access.


    Pulled the rear main seal bearing housing thing.
    SUPER easy with special tool.


    The offending oil. I actually think most of of was coming from the lower bolts not sealing properly.


    Looks like someone already addressed the cam seal


    Bike had fresh oil though.


    Kinda cool view.


    Honestly dont think this bike was ever run after restoration.


    Replaced the rear main seal(old one was hard as a rock), the bearing gasket, the two oil pipe crush washers and the other pipe gasket.
    Figured it was a good idea "while I was there"


    Alternator bracket that Grandpaul was asking about.


    This just looks REALLY bad.

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    what was up with the forks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad black View Post
    what was up with the forks?
    Im having an "issue" with some parts.
    Will report findings once I get to the bottom of that.
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    is this a bike that can have later model guzzi forks added that don't look out of place? that might make parts/repairs easier.
    I thought that a cafe racer was a custom that you could do whatever you wanted and there is no right or wrong.

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    Honestly do not know much about swap options.

    The main issue with the forks was that there were no springs installed.
    This is odd, but not the end of the world. Wirth makes a progressively wound spring that people really seem to like.

    My current issue has to do with the rebuild process.
    Hope to have a resolution soon.
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