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I'm *assuming* they have a small dome to make them rotate? I'm *not* a Guzzi mechanic..

Conventional camshaft and lifters ; the camchaft lobe is not '' level " . One edge is taller than the other and the lifter foot "bottom" has a convex . These features will help the lifter to spin and slow down wear . ANY imperfections on the bottom of the lifter means to replace the lifter and install w/cam & lifter lube .

 Roller lifter camshafts have perfect height of the cam lobe and the foller on the lobe . This lobe needs to be ferfect to help keep the lifter in alignment .

 You cannot mismatch these components .

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So I need to replace the cam too?

I guess they do look a bit convex.

Probably not. How about a picture?

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Well I sorta buttoned it up already. Then I started googling stuff.

I’ll see what I can do.

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I doubt it's a problem.. but.. if it's flat, I'll surface grind them for you. Free. (Guzzi content) Don't tell anyone, though..  :rasta:

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You’re a helluva guy Chuck! I think I’m going to let her ride for now. This bike has costed me enough already.

If I was having tappet/follower issues would I see the valve lash close up fast?

 

The plan is to break in the cylinders (500 miles) retorque and do the valve lash. Change oil and filter again.

Then just ride it.

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You’re a helluva guy Chuck! I think I’m going to let her ride for now. This bike has costed me enough already.

If I was having tappet/follower issues would I see the valve lash close up fast?

 

The plan is to break in the cylinders (500 miles) retorque and do the valve lash. Change oil and filter again.

Then just ride it.

Open up..

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I have no reason at the moment to remove the rear wheel or any thing back there. But I’m wondering what the standard practice is for spline maintenance on old Tontis?

Anybody have experience?

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Look at em. Are they worn out? (Yes) Fall on sword. (No) Yay! Spooge em up, put back together forget about it for a while.

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I still haven’t gotten to the spline servicing. Here’s a shameless pic (Docc will verify that I am not a photographer) of my progress anyway.

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To make a long story short there was oil compression no out of the bell housing. It was most likely from the input shaft seal on the transmission. But while I was there things got out of hand. Refreshed all the leak points on the back of the engine and trans, fresh bearings and shims in the trans where needed and a fresh clutch. After some strange ignition issues (two brand new condensers failed in 30 miles????) this is a really fun bike to just enjoy riding. I’m not sure that I’m a floorboard guy though maybe they’ll grow on me. Footpegs are hard to come by.

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5 hours ago, czakky said:

To make a long story short there was oil compression no out of the bell housing. It was most likely from the input shaft seal on the transmission. But while I was there things got out of hand. Refreshed all the leak points on the back of the engine and trans, fresh bearings and shims in the trans where needed and a fresh clutch. After some strange ignition issues (two brand new condensers failed in 30 miles????) this is a really fun bike to just enjoy riding. I’m not sure that I’m a floorboard guy though maybe they’ll grow on me. Footpegs are hard to come by.

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Extraneous comment from the peanut gallery:  That is a fine looking scooter even by today's standards.  IMO it beats anything Guzzi's made since the V11 (MGS-01 aside, hey, there's one for sale right now for only fifty two kilobucks! :o ).  Good fortune and happy riding with your retro-mount.

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4 hours ago, swooshdave said:

Footpegs will come up sooner or later. Did you check with Charlie at http://www.antietamclassiccycle.com?

He is one I have not checked with. After Cycle garden quoted me $600 I stopped checking most of the regulars. I will hit Charlie up though, good call.

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