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    Posted: 13 Oct 2016 at 10:36
The company listed below can supply new crosses for Moto Guzzis.  Obviously you need to know what size the cross is on your machine to be able to order and at the price below, you have to fit them yourself. I asked them if they did a fitting service when I picked a cross for my bike, and they said that they did, but they can't supply the steel hardware that the crosses fit into. I didn't ask for a price for this service, sorry.
For a  pair of crosses on an 80's Tonti, 22mm x 49mm, they are charging (today) £60.00 incl vat £4.80 for delivery to the UK and were very helpful when I spoke to them.
 
 

Dunning & Fairbank Limited, Cross Green Rise, Cross Green Ind Est, Leeds, LS9 0SD.

T: +44 (0) 113 2488 788

F: +44 (0) 113 2489 619

info@propshaft.co.uk

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I bought some from Driveline Glasgow 01505 615606 . These were the 22x49 not sure what the price was at the time but were very reasonable.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ReggieV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2017 at 13:36
I've just picked up two 22mm x 49mm crosses from Dunning & Fairbank this morning as I live fairly near. Price was £60 including vat. Good price.Thumbs Up
 I've just got to fit them now!
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I’d quite like to resurrect this briefly....
What do folks reckon is the expected life of a UJ in a small block Guzzi like my 2013 built Nevada? In the very old days (and I mean very old!) the old boys used to routinely remove and submerge in hot liquified grease, allegedly to extend their life. Then there were UJs with grease nipples....
Clearly poor gear and clutch technique will shorten the life but with smooth low shock changing what do folks think? Incidentally my engine and running gear is identical to the same year V7 Mark II. Finally, speaking of engines and gearboxes, I have recently changed lubricants. I had, last time, perhaps against my gut feeling used Eni lubes in both engine and gearbox. This time I used Silkolene 10/60 Pro in the engine and 85/90 Silkolene Medium Gearbox oil in the box. And I can swear that the motor feels sweeter and the transmission smoother. Is this my imagination or a placebo effect?
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The one thing which knocks out a UJ is when the cush drive stops working.
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Hi Brian,
So do you “routinely” replace the rubbers?
They take up a lot of the shock so is it a worthwhile exercise?
And if so is there a mileage range that you would consider appropriate?
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Nevada John said; "So do you “routinely” replace the rubbers?"

It is quite possible that the rubbers harden over time, and so replacing them is an option.
 
However, what some people have done is take out half of the pairs of rubbers so that you only have half the number of rubber fillets dealing with all of the "shocks" and therefore as long as it is adequate, a less harsh time for the UJ.
 
Another option which has been done is to drill some holes in the rubbers as per this link below.
 
 
I've done this, drilling all of the rubbers and I drilled 3 holes of appropriate diameter in each rubber fillet.


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Actually I think the small block cush drive is less prone to stiffening up than the big block version which have been known to sieze up completely.
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