v10 service

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Nice red Centy , in for big service , followed by a big bill ­čśŽ . front end is out to make it easier to do the belts . you can do it with the wheel in but you risk scratching things , so i take them off .

Cam followers are on the way out , BUT , they are still available , phew .

Stelvio swinging arm bearings , all carc models

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A distinct lack of grease from new…these are going to be a problem for every owner. The problem will be compounded by other problems that you are trying to fix at the same time .

This needs to be a job on it’s own, because you will end up doing the knuckle underneath at the same time .
Parts involved , knuckle, swinging arm bearings , seals for bearings , swinging arm spindle …and if you are really unlucky …a swinging arm .

Getting the rhs bearing out , means grinding/cutting the inner race as the output shaft from the gearbox gets in the way of a puller , and the shape of the hole and frame stop you getting a drift on it from behind .

Moto Guzzi California II X reg Knocking noise

In my profile picture you will see a Moto Guzzi California II in white, this bike came to me with a knocking noise which started from around 2 thousand revs and stopped around 3.5 thousand revs. After a road test. I found the issue by stripping the engine and checking the con rods. The rods were egg shaped worn. This caused the bike to make the noise.

With a engine out of the frame, second hand conrods, machined crankshaft to oversize shells. The bike was brought back onto the road.

This bike had been seven years parked up so it was good to see a happy customer able to use the bike as it should be. No nasty  noises and back out, on the open road.

Baldrick

baldrick and california II