Wednesday, March 25, 2015

1970s Bosh Starter Motor test from Moto Guzzi Eldorado/Ambassador

Testing Magneti Marelli solenoid

"Restoring Ms Elly" a slideshow of the before and after

This is long overdue. This 30 seconds slideshow covers virtually six months of progress working weekends and some time at night. She is now fully operational and I put few hundreds miles on her. She is a lovely ride for as long as you remember, you are riding a vintage motorcycle so take it easy :-)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Front brake switch on vitage Guzzi, an alterantive

This is my take on solving the front brake switch problem on front drum brake Loops. I purchased a universal car brake switch, built a simple bracket using anodized aluminum scrap and connected the spring to the lever via the spring that came with the switch. Instead of trying to hide it, I choose to just lay it bare, a functional/industrial look. The bracket was bent 90 degree to receive the switch and then bolted on the mirror clamp. I reckon you could also reverse it and attach the bracket to the lever itself, effectively hiding the switch behind the handlebar while you ride; but again, I did not mind the look so I did not even bothered.
Cost? about $20 total.