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    Posted: 10 Feb 2018 at 19:53
I'm working my way through my '79 Convert bought late last year. One of the drive coupling UJ's is binding slightly. On checking, I can't see the 55 x 22mm UJ's available anywhere. Guzzibits don't even list the complete coupling for the Convert. Does anyone know of a source, preferably just for the UJ's?
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Thanks Brian. My mistake, that should have been 50 x 22mm. They don't seem to list that size.
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Have you tried greasing the one you have? You can dismantle them.
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Not yet Brian. That's the next stage when progress isn't interrupted by the rugby. I might be lucky and get away with a re-grease, but I thought it would be handy to have a source for the replacement spiders in case they're needed. 
You wouldn't think that Guzzi would use a unique bespoke size, and that it would be readily avaialble, but maybe there was a reason for it.
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I was looking it up in the forum,
 http://www.guzziriders.org/price-difference-for-uj_topic4561_page2.html, it is a confusing mess of different bearing sizes.

What I know, don't ignore the rumbling. Uj failure, if you survive hearing it disintegrate on the move, then once you've stopped the pieces collapse and you can't push the bike even one yard.


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Hi Thanks for that info.

There's no rumbling at the moment, I discovered the slight bind on the UJ whilst de-bugging a newly purchased Convert last year.

I'd like to get hold of a couple of spare UJ's so I've got them to hand for the future.
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Hi Pete.I don't know if it's of any use but you could try these people.Best of luck.

http://www.theujointstore.com/55156.html

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Thanks Dave. 
At least that proves they exist? If they're available in the States, they should be over here too. I will do a bit more digging, and get back with the results for anyone else who might be looking for them in the future.
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http://www.cpsdrivelink.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/propshafts_universal_joints_brochure.pdf

There's something on page 9 here for a guzzi would'nt know if it's what you want though looks it.
22x50.2 and 22x49



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I think you've hit the jackpot RL1.That looks to be the very one.

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http://www.ims-ltd.co.uk/products/search/universal-joints/
 
They list a 22x50 for Moto Guzzi. External circlip, central lube.
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Morning,
As an aside, what are your thoughts on the convert as a daily ride?
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I'd give it a good one everyday until you can't get your leg over.
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Wise words, but I'm talking Converts.
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