Griso 12 clutch replacement

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Griso 1200 clutch plate . worn right down to the rivets . The centre of the plate was rubbing against the middle of the pressure plate , causing the clutch to slip under load . You can see the shiney part on the rivets where they are touching the pressure plate .

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Does your drive box oil come out looking like this ?

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does your oil come out like this ?

this is oil with maybe 10% water in it . Probably caused by lots of short journeys , where the drive box doesn’t get hot enough to make the water evaporate off .
solution , change you oil more frequently , open out the hole in the vent at the breather .

When you change it , try and do it hot , just after a ride is best , leave it to drain , overnight if you can .

Then refill to the correct level .

You may need to do this twice in quick succession , to get all the affected oil out.

Your drive box is an expensive bit of engineering , oil changes are very cheap by comparison .

This weeks fun !

Spada , well that was what it started as ! lovely exhaust wrap , right over the clamps i need to undo .  Frame all newly re-finished , now to fix the oil leak from the RMS.

Nice , but i don’t think i would want to ride it in the dirt tho’ .

? anyone know who made the alternator ?

( plus i get to find all the things the builder bodged when building it )

Servicing your bike

You don’t have to go to an authorized dealer . Provided the service is done to the standard the factory set ( not hard ) using genuine parts ( to support the factory ) the service book is filled in , all the right oils are used , and all the items on the maintenance schedule are completed .

There is a piece of E.U. law that allows you to do this . It was designed to stop the monopoly of franchised dealers/importers .

how not to have an alarm fitted

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This is an alarm removed in 15 mins from a V7 . Fitted by a Datatool Dealer . Bike came to a halt , because it was so badly fitted . i don’t know any alarm fitter who would have done it like this , it was embarrassingly bad . Have spoken to Datatool who want it back , so they can see what has been done to it .

there is a wire to sense that the ignition has been switched on ….the wire was poked into the ignition live …it is supposed to be soldered in .

Hopefully a new unit is on it’s way , and a letter will be sent to the fitting dealer .

Moto Guzzi Norge 8V GT broken collector box

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Norge 8V GT

broken exhaust collector box , needed welding .

here is what happens… next put bike on the bench , remove fairing panels, remove header pipes …deal with exhaust studs, deal with exhaust clamps to coll. box ,remove silencer, strap bike to bench , jack the bike up, chock rear wheel ( for a bit of height ) remove centre stand, 4 hours later collector box in your hand ! ….take to welders.