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« on: September 21, 2014, 07:26:57 am »

Well, been riding the Cali for almost two months now, and I still smile when I'm walking towards it, smile walking from it, and look back and take a look at it when walking away in a parking lot!  I've had several bikes through the years, and liked them all, but this one is different.  The ride, the riding position, the sound, the look, the feel!  I am sure glad I found the Guzzi!!!!  Every time I go for a ride somewhere, and people see it, they look at it, then slowly get this look on their face   Confused  as they slowly realize it isn't a Harley.  Then as they summon up the courage to ask what it is, another look comes over them even more confused, lost as they struggle to figure out what a Moto Guzzi is!!!  Yesterday went for a ride and ended up parked at hot dog place in touristy town near Ottawa, there was a line of Harleys, a couple of spaces and a line of sport bikes, so I pulled into the empty space between the two.  As I was taking off my gear the owners of the Harley next to me came out and started getting ready to leave, the look on their faces was priceless!  You could almost hear the voices in their headsm,"Huh, whaat....Not a Harley......."   It was great!  Love the bike, love the uniqueness!!  Just have to remember to tighten the screws regularly, lost one screw on the right lower exhaust heat shield.  Metric screws are some hard to find around here!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 09:48:29 am »

I've read that it is a very nice ride and has plenty of power. Good for you.




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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 04:31:37 pm »

Lol. You're all heart Blue!!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2014, 05:14:47 pm »

Because the heat shield screws go into the pipes themselves Loctite won't work in this application. Either deforming the thread slightly with a file or using schnoore washers is the best way to prevent them jumping ship.

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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2014, 05:19:32 pm »


Because the heat shield screws go into the pipes themselves Loctite won't work in this application. Either deforming the thread slightly with a file or using schnoore washers is the best way to prevent them jumping ship.

Is it any wonder why I love Guzzis?

They force you to live outside the box!  Thumbsup
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2014, 07:21:14 pm »


Lol. You're all heart Blue!!!


Just trying to help out!!

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 10:06:44 pm »

Mechanic friend of mine once said with a straight face "Loctite is OK, but a cross-thread holds forever."   Lol
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 10:22:44 pm »


Because the heat shield screws go into the pipes themselves Loctite won't work in this application. Either deforming the thread slightly with a file or using schnoore washers is the best way to prevent them jumping ship.

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Schnoore?    Headscratch    Schnoore?    Nuts Shrug    Pete, you made that up.   Lol
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2014, 10:41:12 pm »

LOL. You could also try Nord Lock washers. I use them all the time at work. Very effective.
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2014, 12:40:36 am »





Schnoore?    Headscratch    Schnoore?    Nuts Shrug    Pete, you made that up.   Lol


Errr? No.

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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2014, 02:37:38 am »

Schnorr a.k.a. Belleville.

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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2014, 06:01:57 am »

Nah, a Bellville doesn't have the serrated surface and depends purely on its connical shape to pre-load the thread form.

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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2014, 10:43:32 am »

  Two good solutions, but if you can find Nord Locks, there is nothing better on the planet. I maintain and rebuild large machines for a living, some with some serious vibration. These are what the factory assembles them with.
 I see Fastenal carries them, but you may have to buy a bag of 25...lol.

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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2014, 12:22:01 pm »

I'm the ignorant one here...Pete didn't make it up after all.   Bigsmile  Looks like Schnorr is from Michigan.   Thumbsup  Never heard those washers called that before.


Those NordLock washers are sweet!   Bigok   Just the thing for times when you don't want vibration to move your bolts ever.
 
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