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    Posted: 27 Feb 2018 at 14:21
The best ready-made cable available in the US at the moment:
http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=135_144&products_id=5013
The "B" on the end of the part number stands for "Barnett":
http://www.barnettclutches.com/moto-guzzi.html
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Great, thanks Dave, I'll give them a bell
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No off the shelf option that I know of.I've used these people for the last thirty odd years..http://www.motorcyclewebsite.com/j-j-cables-ltd

I've even worked there on occasion.If you phone and speak to Dave he'll sort you out.He'll need your old cable as a pattern and to re-use the adjuster.Most of their work is Imperial so he won't have the adjuster himself hence the need to re-use yours.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 12:28
[QUOTE=iansoady] That back wheel looks at a funny angle....
I thought that when i looked at the photo. Hope the frame isnt twisted and its just an optical illusion.

WARNING: I tried to post a photo on the Google Guzzi forum using postimage in exactly the same way as on here, but the image wouldn't display. One of the members there opened the image by deleting the bits of the address outside the img brackets (stay with me) and now he is being inundated with dating spam. It's all beyond my brain capacity but beware, i guess.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 12:00
That back wheel looks at a funny angle......

And surely that's not a 2012 registration?
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Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

https://www.mgcn.nl/database/mg-kleurcodes
Click the link for the colour codes.These are from the Dutch club website.
Green Brake linings, Is this the old Ferodo AM4 material? If so I didn't know it was still available.Apparently, it contains asbestos
I've done nothing special to my front brake apart from setting it up very carefully.As 1960's TLS brakes go it is very good and I'm quite satisfied with it.It works better with a heavy duty cable, not the skinny thing that is generally sold for it.And the cable which incorporates a brake light switch is best avoided,It makes the action very spongey.Ferodo AM4 linings were really intended for racing and don't work well unless they are up to temperature, or so I understand.
Take your time setting up the brake.Get the lever angles right and you will have a brake which is very good given its vintage.

Dave, have you found a supplier for an off-the-shelf thicker front brake cable? I am thinking about getting one made by Venhill but a cheaper alternative would be good.
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Further experiment
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Hi Alanw. I got a little confused, when you mentioned the colour of the bike and stated that yours is identical.I thought you were reffering to the white V7 with TLS brake.Now I see you were referring to the red 850 with 4ls front brake.Oh well, the article covered both types.
I'll be interested to know how you get on with the Green Gripper linings.They are a new one on me.Please give us a report when appropriate.
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Hi Dave, thanks very much for the information and advice. Have tried to post a picture of my bike showing the brake linkage etc but with no success. I've already set the linkage up as per Greg Bender and I'm informed the green gripper linings are the nearest to the old Ferodo green but non asbestos and woven with non ferrous content and definitely not hard. I'm also going to look for the thicker cables without the front brake light switch....and it looks like cherry red's the colour. All the best,Alan
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It really is a piece of Art
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There y'are Johnno.Just for you.
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Hi Dave dont leave it like this ,lets have a full size picture of your bikeThumbs Up
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http://www.thisoldtractor.com/moto_guzzi_loopframe_brake_adjustment.html

Read this article, if you haven't already,it's very instructive.The last photo showing the linkage is what you're after.This gives maximum leverage when the brake is applied.
Good luck.
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https://www.mgcn.nl/database/mg-kleurcodes
Click the link for the colour codes.These are from the Dutch club website.
Green Brake linings, Is this the old Ferodo AM4 material? If so I didn't know it was still available.Apparently, it contains asbestos
I've done nothing special to my front brake apart from setting it up very carefully.As 1960's TLS brakes go it is very good and I'm quite satisfied with it.It works better with a heavy duty cable, not the skinny thing that is generally sold for it.And the cable which incorporates a brake light switch is best avoided,It makes the action very spongey.Ferodo AM4 linings were really intended for racing and don't work well unless they are up to temperature, or so I understand.
Take your time setting up the brake.Get the lever angles right and you will have a brake which is very good given its vintage.

Edited by Dave P. - 20 Feb 2018 at 00:25
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