for those of you that adjust your own valves you have noticed that the valve cover bolts are a very soft type metal and round out fairly easy.
having just adjusted my valves for the first time of course i rounded out one trying to get it out, after many searches and orders from a few online stores i come to find out that there are none in stock anywhere, i was able to ask the parts guys at AF1 if they could check with one of the Tech's if they had 1 tucked away in his tool box and they came up with up 1 for me - oh happy days hell-yes!
so with that being said i searched and found as many you of you have the ones that GuzziTech offer - that are superior in every way, so hopefully i will never have to go through that exercise again.
or if you live in UK, you can try stainless set at Lincoln Eagle Engineering
I bought a set of red CNC ones from MVS-Performance in Saltau (lower Saxony Germany), but they seem to have stopped doing them
Pete Roper GRiSO Capo
Posts : 10200 Join date : 2013-05-30 Age : 66
Subject: Re: valve cover bolts - GuzziTech type Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:22 am
Using a small amount of anti seize on the threads and not over torquing them works as well. I've never stripped one or rounded one out but I've had to remove a couple that have been. I think if you live somewhere where they put salt on the road doesn't help with them seizing and therefore rising rounding out. Using the wrong tampons can cause problems too.
lcjohnny GRiSO Capo
Posts : 1416 Join date : 2016-01-26 Age : 68
Subject: Re: valve cover bolts - GuzziTech type Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:42 am
Pete Roper wrote:
Using the wrong tampons can cause problems too.
That's what i heard too
Oz1200Guzzi Don Abbondio
Posts : 6069 Join date : 2014-03-13 Age : 69
Subject: Re: valve cover bolts - GuzziTech type Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:34 am
You guys use tampons? Glad I've got a Sport...
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beetle GRiSO Capo
Posts : 9933 Join date : 2013-09-30
Subject: Re: valve cover bolts - GuzziTech type Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:24 am
I have 8 tampons installed. Simultaneously. There's leaks, otherwise.
830249 Damper drift 8 Technical Specifications :Old version[OLD] this type is like a washer OEM Moto Guzzi Valve Cover Bolt Grommet -1A006716 (ex 879975) Technical Specifications :New version[NEW] - this type is like a cup within a washer - superior design