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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kateguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 2016 at 23:35
Slow to build up revs....that'll be yer heavy throttle...oil the cables ..route em properly.... I cut and pull springs...works a treat.....
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I pretty sure the later Mk3 LeMans mid mounted side stand fits ok and easily, they are available new from Gutsibits i think, at around £100 ?, makes it so much more user friendly. 

Good luck with the bike and yes they take a bit of time to pick up and go.
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Originally posted by chilly chilly wrote:

I pretty sure the later Mk3 LeMans mid mounted side stand fits ok and easily, they are available new from Gutsibits i think, at around £100 ?, makes it so much more user friendly. 

It's the same stand but an extra bracket on the centre stand mount. On mine (Le Mans) a bit of bending and fettling is going to be needed to clear the exhaust neatly and the springs need 'spacing out' a bit. Longer mounting bolts needed too - despite Motomecca selling me 'LM1000 bolts' that were too short!

I got the bracket on eBay for about £15.
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Hello & thanks for the "swap" offer!
I still have not checked the replacement electronic ignition setting & the air filters still look grubby - so either of those could be responsible. I'm not expecting sports bike performance, but I am comparing it with a 60bhp 1974 BMW R90/6 - should be quite similar but over 75mph the BM felt positively sporty compared to the Guzzi & I don't think that should be so. The modern 750 is based on a smaller engine (500?) i believe & is probably completely different in character. The engine in my T3 sounds nice & starts so quickly that I can't believe there is much wrong with it. I will let you know how I get on - when I make some time!
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A Mk 4/5 Le Mans side stand and associated brackets is a really good mod.
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Originally posted by T3Chris T3Chris wrote:

Hello & thanks for the "swap" offer!
I still have not checked the replacement electronic ignition setting & the air filters still look grubby - so either of those could be responsible. I'm not expecting sports bike performance, but I am comparing it with a 60bhp 1974 BMW R90/6 - should be quite similar but over 75mph the BM felt positively sporty compared to the Guzzi & I don't think that should be so. The modern 750 is based on a smaller engine (500?) i believe & is probably completely different in character. The engine in my T3 sounds nice & starts so quickly that I can't believe there is much wrong with it. I will let you know how I get on - when I make some time!
cheers.

i've got a T3 cafe racer. It's at its happiest up to 80. The ton comes up relatively easy but with a few more vibes. It will pull to about 120 but by then i think it is out of its comfort zone. They are not a revvy engine. It's more about the low down. I tend to pretty much go everywhere at 80.

The brakes work, which is better than a lot of older bikes. I had a Triumph that was 10 years older than my T3 but the T3 brakes are light years ahead. Certainly equal to most early to mid 80's jap stuff. By the late 80's everybody realised brakes were important and moved on. For the period (mine is a 76) the brakes are pretty good.

Enjoy and pop some pictures up
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Originally posted by T3Chris T3Chris wrote:

Hello & thanks for the "swap" offer!
The modern 750 is based on a smaller engine (500?) i believe & is probably completely different in character. The engine in my T3 sounds nice & starts so quickly that I can't believe there is much wrong with it. I will let you know how I get on - when I make some time!
cheers.

Oh well, I tried :-)

Mine isn't a modern 750, it's a 750T from the early Nineties, but essentially the same as a modern V7, all based on the small block that I believe started with the V35/V50.
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Hi, I finally have got around to loading some pics in the "rogues gallery" - you can see I have done a little work - nothing drastic. The brakes work well - no leaks, the pistons in the caliper I took apart are later teflon coated items & hopefully the rest are too. New EBC organic pads give decent stopping power.
I have changed all oils & filters, and tracked down what I hope are the correct carb intake tubes (velocity stacks?) - I never saw the originals. Tappets & timing checked & set correctly. I have also got a sidestand from a Mille GT that bolts onto the centre stand mount - it was on ebay & the picture of the mount looked just like the new kit on Gutsibits - hope it fits. The bike is progressing, but I also have a BMW R90/6 in bits that requires my attention.
Happy riding, Chris
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