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    Since this is a 4 speed, there seems to only be a Circlip and the hub comes off the shaft.
    At first I thought there was a nut there too, but after talking to some Guzzi guys and looking at the drawing I found out I was a wimp and not pulling hard enough.
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    oh. don't think i've ever worked on a 4 speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer_John View Post
    You have a Stinger? Those were a neat little bike!
    Technically the 69 Stinger was a birthday gift to the missus many years ago which she was not entirely enthusiastic about. I also have enough bits to build a pretty complete 70 stinger minus title.

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    Had some time this weekend to dig into the bike.
    At this point I feel like I have a bunch of open items on the list that are almost done.
    Almost being the key word.

    First order of business was to button up the engine.


    I still want to pop the valve covers off to double check that timing is set correctly, the valves are adjusted and everything is installed right.
    So far I have learned that with this bike at least, that time is time well spent.

    Next on the list was the transmission.
    All the guts removed and case cleaned.


    Gear oil was fresh, I really do not think this bike was ever run!



    Some discoloring, but I do not think there is any problem


    But the day was not without some issues.
    I was having a heck of a time pulling the clutch hub off it's shaft....
    Used a fair bit of heat and penetrating oil.
    But I reverted to a Neanderthal and hit it with a hammer.
    Ended up cracking the shaft.
    So now I need a replacement.
    Anyone got one?


    Not really excited about the setback, but it is my own fault.
    Will be hunting for a replacement.
    Or talk to me about a 5 speed swap.

    In the meantime I will be having some of the covers of my 4 speed modified for better sealing.
    Transmission leaks - four speed pre-selector shaft - Loop frames - Moto Guzzi - Topics - Gregory Bender
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    Check with Moe at Cycle Garden.
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    Through the magic of ebay, and searching for poorly listed parts, I ordered a shaft this morning.
    Will report back as soon as it gets here to confirm that it is correct and solves my problem.
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    I know this doesn't help you... but. I've found when it comes to those shafts, sometimes a press is the best way to go. Only trouble is... one strong enough isn't cheap and they weigh a lot. Plus they collect dust most of the year. There must be some ancient european dude in your neighbourhood who has a machine shop crammed in his basement. There is a guy here in town that will help me with the odd task. He won't take on any work, (retired and only does his own stuff) but will assist folks from time to time if you play your cards right. Its worth the trip to his basement just to see the equipment and the absolutely gobsmacking stuff he turns out.
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    I have two nice press at the office.
    Normally I use them, this time I was lazy and stupid.
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    5 speed would be nice. that way you don't have to worry about the bushes and required gear oil.

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    Matched the shafts up last night and everything looks good to go.
    My plan is to lay out the whole transmission and inspect the gears, bearings, clips, bushings ect for damage, wear and improper installation.
    Should be a fun and rather zen process.

    Fork springs should be here tomorrow.
    I bought those fancy progressive wound ones.
    It is only money at the end of the day....

    Transmission covers are at Mr Hayes' shop being modified.

    Bike is slowly plugging away.
    Anyone going to be at MidO next weekend?
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