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Moto Guzzi V-Twin Cut-Away View #4593880
12/04/17 12:40 PM
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SOHC 8 valve dry clutch









'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: Moto Guzzi V-Twin Cut-Away View [Re: LoneRanger] #4593936
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Makes my SOHC parallel-twin Honda look like an OHV Briggs. shocked


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

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Re: Moto Guzzi V-Twin Cut-Away View [Re: LoneRanger] #4593938
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Kinda how the new 4 valve Harley is except with pushrods

Re: Moto Guzzi V-Twin Cut-Away View [Re: LoneRanger] #4593958
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Nice cutout LonerRanger! What interval does Guzzi recommend inspecting/replacing the timing belt btw?


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Re: Moto Guzzi V-Twin Cut-Away View [Re: LoneRanger] #4594048
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Apparently my big block has a morse chain and hydraulic tensioner for timing. Can't advise on interval for the belts versions. Believe the cut away is of a small block Guzzi.



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'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
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Looks like it's easy to adjust the valves. I'd think the belts that drive the cams would last many miles like cam belts in most automotive engines. The Guzzi service schedule should show the belt inspection/replacement interval.

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It is beautiful, inside and out. I'll take a V11 LeMans, which I think is only a 2-valve.


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Re: Moto Guzzi V-Twin Cut-Away View [Re: LoneRanger] #4594439
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The belts are driven off the old camshaft drive, so they are half time and should last much longer than engine speed belts. Rockers are very much like every Guzzi, on a separate plate which unbolts from the head...and of course very easy to get to.


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Re: Moto Guzzi V-Twin Cut-Away View [Re: LoneRanger] #4594749
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Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Apparently my big block has a morse chain and hydraulic tensioner for timing. Can't advise on interval for the belts versions. Believe the cut away is of a small block Guzzi.


That's awesome, at least you'll never have to do a belt inspection/replacement with your model being chain drive! And yes, the valves look incredibly easy to adjust, just those two things alone will help keep maintenance costs down tremendously.


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Re: Moto Guzzi V-Twin Cut-Away View [Re: LoneRanger] #4700073
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Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Apparently my big block has a morse chain and hydraulic tensioner for timing. Can't advise on interval for the belts versions. Believe the cut away is of a small block Guzzi.
Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Apparently my big block has a morse chain and hydraulic tensioner for timing. Can't advise on interval for the belts versions. Believe the cut away is of a small block Guzzi.


Iím just learning about Guzzis and Iíve been looking at a V7 Stornello which comes with what I think you Guzzistas (?) call a small block. I was very surprised to find out that itís got a pushrod valve actuating system. Still seems like a pretty good bike and Iím scheduled for a test ride soon as things melt and dry out.

Maybe they make different versions of the small block, some with timing belts and some with pushrods.

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I have a Stornello...1974, the last of the real Stornellos


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Re: Moto Guzzi V-Twin Cut-Away View [Re: Silk] #4700711
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Originally Posted By: Silk
I have a Stornello...1974, the last of the real Stornellos


Excellent! Since you brought it up, you owe us a picture.

Re: Moto Guzzi V-Twin Cut-Away View [Re: LoneRanger] #4700786
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Too bad it's ancient air-cooled... smile go to all that trouble with fancy dual OH cams and 4 valves per head only to stay with antiquated air cooling. Horrible for anyone that lives in the south or desert regions!


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Re: Moto Guzzi V-Twin Cut-Away View [Re: racin4ds] #4700893
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Originally Posted By: racin4ds
Too bad it's ancient air-cooled... smile go to all that trouble with fancy dual OH cams and 4 valves per head only to stay with antiquated air cooling. Horrible for anyone that lives in the south or desert regions!


Radiators belong on cars, along with windshields and electric starters. Been riding air-cooled bikes in the desert all my life and never had a problem. Water cooled engines make more HP per cc but at the trade-off of weight and complexity. To each their own.

Re: Moto Guzzi V-Twin Cut-Away View [Re: Langanobob] #4701387
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Originally Posted By: Langanobob

Excellent! Since you brought it up, you owe us a picture.




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