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    Default Looking for info on Moto Guzzi Airones

    I am looking for info on 1950s era Moto Guzzi 250 Airone motorcycles. Photos, literature, technical stuff or clubs. Thanks.
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    Since my las post on these interesting small displacement Italian motorcycles I have purchased a 1955 Military Moto Guzzi Airone.

    Still looking for any and all info, parts and other sources on Airone stuff.

    Thanks.
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    Default Moto Guzzi National Owners Club

    Hello Have you been to the Moto Guzi National Owners Club web site?
    It will link you to what you want to know.
    Paul

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    Cool

    How about Harper's MotoGuzzi ? I stopped by there over the summer and it's a fantastic place, got something like 650 bikes for sale. I've seen their ads for years and finally got to check them out.
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    well I got my 1955 Moto Guzzi 250 Airone military bike running (after sitting for many years with a previous owner) after I drained the terpentine sitting in the gas tank. Then I changed the oil - REAL old and thick. But the bike would not idle and it spit a lot out the carb.

    So I cleaned the carb as best I could (I have the owners manual and shop manual in Italian - which I don't speak or read) and found some nasty black gummy stuff in there. After putting it back together I got it to run and idle with the occasional spit out the carb - and the odd looking air cleaner housing was broken when I bought the bike.

    Any suggestions on how to get rid of the occasional spit back from the carb? I figure the more I ride it with some carb cleaner in the frsh gas the better it will run - at least it has so far.
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    Default Carbs

    Buzz,

    Does that bike have Dellorto Carbs with remote floats? I had a racer with a later set of Dellortos and they were a real pain to tune! Check this out:

    http://www.guzzino.com/decapa.html

    Did you clean out all the carb jets, especially the low speed stuff. They tend to have very small holes. A set of gas welding tip cleaners is very usefull in getting gunk out of small holes. You can pick them up at Home Depot, etc. Carb cleaner followed by blowing the jets and passages out with air usually does the trick. Also make sure the the float and needle assembly are clean and free moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlm32 View Post
    Buzz,

    Does that bike have Dellorto Carbs with remote floats? I had a racer with a later set of Dellortos and they were a real pain to tune! Check this out:

    http://www.guzzino.com/decapa.html

    Did you clean out all the carb jets, especially the low speed stuff. They tend to have very small holes. A set of gas welding tip cleaners is very usefull in getting gunk out of small holes. You can pick them up at Home Depot, etc. Carb cleaner followed by blowing the jets and passages out with air usually does the trick. Also make sure the the float and needle assembly are clean and free moving.
    Dave thanks for the reply. Yes I have had the carb (remote float) apart and cleaned everything I could. Actually I used a piece of racer safety wire to poke through the holes. And funny that you point me to Guzzino - that's who I bought the old Moto Guzzi from. And glad I did - he is a stand up guy.
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    Buzz,
    Patrick Hayes is the go-to-guy for "bacon slicer" info...
    pehayes(at)comcast.net

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    Buzz,
    Have you seen the new issue of " the Classic MotorCycle"? There is a restored Airone in it. and as always with their articles a few contacts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rub View Post
    Buzz,
    Have you seen the new issue of " the Classic MotorCycle"? There is a restored Airone in it. and as always with their articles a few contacts.
    Robbie
    Have not seen it. Can you send me a scan of it? Thanks.
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