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    Posted: 13 Dec 2016 at 07:40
Been planning a few more Mods/Jobs for my Stelvio.

Already fitted/done;~
Lower and narrower Bars.
Bar-End Mirrors.
Nice loud Horns.
LED Spots.
'Mudguard' for front of Engine (also holds the Mouse-Mat in place that I've been using to cover my Oil Cooler).
Grease Nipples fitted to Shock Linkages.
Oil Temp Gauge.
Reverse Linkage for Gear-change (one-up-five-down).
Chopped the Pillion Grab-Handles off (I want to slim down the rear, moving the Pannier racks in by around 3-4" each side), so that 7.5kg Silencer will have to go too!

Re-wired H/Lights so both Hi-Beams come on.

Next on the list;~
Fit the Griso Cast Wheels I have.
Make an Oil Thermostat Unit and plumb it in.
Fit SM Style front Mudguard to the lower Yoke (Brackets made).

I stripped it all down Sun/Mon.

Offered-up the 32ltr Tank I bought (S/H) for it, but I think I might not bother with that mod now.
The Plastics needed are stupidly pricey (apart from the rear Tank cover and H/Light surround), and it would mean chopping three Brackets (at least) from the Frame.

Anyhow, unless all the Bikes in the Group you're riding with have the same range, there's not really any advantage, is there?


 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doc. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 2017 at 23:57
Sorry for the delay.
Would have got a lot done over the New Year's break, but some muppet did this to my Multipla, 0530 on the Morning of the 1st . . .


Anyway, nearly done now~






Need to make the End-Cap now (to go in the threaded hole).
I decided to make it slightly adjustable, via different sized packing pieces (still to make) that will fit in the cap, and form the location for the Rod of the WaxStat unit.


The larger (16mm) Unions are the Guzzi originals, the original Oil Lines will connect to them.
The smaller (14mm) ones are for the new Cooler Lines.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Feb 2017 at 21:30
Oh sh!t, presume the car was just parked in the road? Ouch



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Parked on the Verge on the opposite side of the Road to where the muppet was driving, so he did really well to hit it!
If the car hadn't been there, he'd have ended up in the front of our house, or next-door's, or both!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2017 at 12:50
Crap! Shocked

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2017 at 17:28
nice work Thumbs Up, shocked by your car Shocked
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Wouldn't one of these have worked, £30.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doc. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 2017 at 07:00
That would do the job, although I don't know if it has a 'generic' and more importantly removable Wax-Stat unit.
I would say the 75-80°C operating temp is a little low.
The unit in mine is rated at 93°C, but can be swapped easily for differently rated units.

I wasn't aiming to save money, there are plenty of reasonably priced units available, it was just an excuse to make something a little complex and 'interesting'.

I've also made a replacement Shock Linkage to fit a non-Stelvio Shock . . . 

And modified the Swing-Arm Axle so I can Grease the Bearings without stripping it down . . . 

I do like making/modding things . . . Wink


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Bluddy hell ...





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I bet he's got a shed to die for.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doc. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 2017 at 16:41
Workshop needs a bl**dy good tidy-up, I know that!
I can see approx 20% of the floor!
Every time I start cleaning up I get distracted by something I find and start working on that instead . . . 

I have an old Belt-Driven Lathe that's seen better days, but I have use of a decent one at Work.
I also have an old Milling Machine, it's an Adcock and Shipley ES-1, for those in the know.
Very useful!


The Axle was done because someone on the ADV Rider forum was saying they'd like to be able to Grease their Swing-Arm Bearings without having to strip it all apart.
I had the same thought when I did mine for the first time, but didn't get round to it.
It's so quick and easy to strip down that it's not really a big issue, but I did it just to see if it was easily doable.

If I did it again, I'd use a Flush-fitting (Needle-Point) Nipple for the R/H end, then you wouldn't need to remove the Nipple to slide the Axle in/out.

I'm also thinking of making an adjustable Link (the Frame-to-Linkage one),, or just a slightly longer one, to allow a slightly lower seat height . . . 


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Rocker-Cover Red is much 'Redder' than it looks in the photos, almost identical to the Red of the Tank Badges.
Thinking I'll re-do the Rim Stripes, solid Red, I did the Tri-Colour when I got the Wheels, long before I decided to do the Covers.

Shock and Linkage work great, very 'plush', but still rock-solid stability and 'neutral' cornering.
Needs a touch more pre-load I think, and a fiddle with the Comp & Rebound adjusters.


Thermostat seems to be spot-on too, temp rises much quicker than before, then settles to around 106-110°C (in the 14°C temps on yesterday's 'shakedown' ride).
Mounted on the Sump-Plate I made to accommodate it.


Upper Bracket is riveted in place.
Lower one attaches with the four 6mm Allen Screws.
Bracket holes are lined with bonded-in shouldered Delrin Rings.

I'm going to make a couple of Rubber 'Flaps' to fill in the open Corners of the Plate.
Will also add a guard plate to cover the top of the Thermostat, and the front of the engine as before.
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Been busy again.
Just a teaser until I finish it off . . . 

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