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 Post subject: Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 12:37 pm 
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model: 900 SS
year: 1989
Yes Frank the 900 does have a nice set of legs and I'm hoping the brakes work as good as they look, I think they are M1BB forks 40 mm, I decided to polish the alloy as opposed to standard black


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 Post subject: Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 1:47 pm 
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model: 900 SS
year: 1989
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I bought this bike recently to scratch my guzzi itch, if anything its inspiring me to push the 89 along, I owned one of these about 22 yrs ago and sold it to buy my first house , gotta be happy about that


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 Post subject: Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:04 pm 
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It seems you made the same mistake I did. Imho tires and belts should be the very last things to replace in a restoration unless you have a certain date when you know it will be finished. My tires haven't seen the road yet but you can feel they have become harder :banghead:

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 Post subject: Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:29 am 
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Yeah too true, in hindsight I should have built the engine way back when and left the belts to replace last up, the tyres were actually on the old girl when I got her, not sure why she was pretty much impossible to ride, better get cracking or I'll need to replace the new belts as well, I really are bumbling my way through this but still confident of a good result


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 Post subject: Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 1:29 am 
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The way its all panning out it looks like the cases will be split and a full rebuild is going to happen. I have ordered a low km set of gearbox internals complete. Bought complete as buying the shaft alone was hard to find and any new ones were conciderably more expensive than complete secondhand units. I can't see myself ever being content without digging deep now and going for a strong finish. When i started this project it was to be on a budget style restore, well thats gone out the window, i have no idea yet as to cost of doing the motor (no doubt enough to bring tears to my eyes) but the show must go on.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 11:38 am 
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Pretty much finished polishing the silmoto exhaust, I'm guessing with a little maintenance they will continue to look nice


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