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Welcome to Herman's Moto Guzzi page.


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my first Guzzi: V65 Lario

kmevent
40,000
November 1990: Bought a V65 Lario.
58,000
October 1991: Exit Lario due to an accident.

my Le Mans III, which gradually becomes a Le Mans 1000

64,000
24-Dec-91 at 17:00: Bought a pearl-white 1985 850 Le Mans III.
75,000
Apr-92: Replaced the mechanical twin contact breaker for a Dyna III ignition.
88,000
Nov-92: Replaced the valve guides to try to reduce an oil consumption of 1:1000.
90,000
May-93: While heading north for a Moto Guzzi meeting in Norway the oil consumption increased to 1:250; replaced the piston rings and the oilscraper ring.
103,000
Sep-93: Visited the factory
107,000
Sep-93: The rear break disk broke off when hanging in a nice right turn which is much more nice using the rear brake.
111,000
Apr-94: New 90 mm pistons + cylinders, LM-IV twin spark cylinder heads, double Dyna coils and Rennsport titanium push rods.
112,000
Jun-94: Honeymoon through Scandinavia; up along the eastern border of Finland to the ultimate north of the Norwegian mainland. Passed the 30 longitude to Vardoe and returned west to the North Cape. Then in that very, very lonesome north between Tanabru and Ifjord the battery ran dead. A wire of the rotor had broken but could be welded at the Nordkjosbotn Moto Guzzi service centre.
135,000
Oct-95: Moved from Alkmaar to Heerhugowaard.
Oct-95: The right conrod broke when driving 7500 rpm in 2nd gear and destroyed the engine. Worn-out clutch plates saved me from a crash, see also the pics down the page.
Apr-96: A complete new 1000 CC engine replaces the old one, see the engine on top of the page.
137,000
Jul-96: Lost the box with sparking plug sparks near Delft. But, there is 5 years of guarantee on a Dyna III ignition.
Jul-96: Replaced the cardan joint.
146,000
01-Mar-97
150,000
11-Jun-97
158,000
Dec-97: Broken upper fork yoke as a result of to close examination of the asphalt.
Jan-98...Jun-98 Le Mans IV yokes and stay tubes were mounted; the bottom yoke had to be modified to make it fit in the Le Mans III frame.
Replaced the rotten exhaust system with Lafranconi 'silencers' for a stainless steel exhaust system with Mistral silencers.
Replaced the seat.
160,000
Aug-98: Unable to adjust the idle speed and very poor cold start:
New: trottle valves 60/3, needles K5, atomizers 265 AB and idle jets 60.
Old: trottle valves 60/3, needles K8, atomizers 268 AB and idle jets 58.
Reduced the main jets from 140 to 132 to try to lower the extreme fuel consumption with the new settings in the carbs.
Aug-98: Generator light stays lit and battery is not loaded; home made rectifier and regulator.

26-Aug-98: Birth of Niels Lucas.
162,000
Dec-98: Battery loading problems, broken wires in both the control grips and fire in the contact lock. Replaced the wiring, the control grips and modified the throttle grip to use Le Mans V throttle cables.
Put back the K8 needles, 268AB atomizers, the 58 idle jets and the 138 main jets as a results of to high fuel consumption with the K5 needles 265AB atomizers and the 60 idle jets.
166,000
Oct-99: Bought a Moturist P2 side car.
167,000
Nov-99: Had the side car connected to the Le Mans III.
fuel comsumption: 1 liter / 10 kilometers.

14-Nov-00: Birth of Jens Mathijs.
172,500
Jun-01: Disconnected the side car from the Le Mans.
Overhauled the gearbox which shifted very bad through the gears.
Mar-03: Renewed the DYNA III ignition due to very poor engine performance in the winter.
Apr-03: Lost the fuel filler cap cover somewhere.
May-03: Mounted a new fuel filler cap cover.
183,184
Jun-03: Placed an electronic Sigma Sport BC800 speedo meter on the handle bar because the mechanical speedo cable drive on the gearbox is worn out and can not be removed.
Oct-04: Ordered a new motorcycle; delivery in March 2005
200,500
Feb-05: Replaced the sparking plug wires.
201,500
Jun-13: 'Sold' the Le Mans III and the Moturist P2 for an AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1:1.8 G.

discontinued or...... V11 Le Mans

Some pics of damaged parts:

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