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Breather and Oil Catch

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Breather and Oil Catch
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Lower line to Hoca crank case breather<br />Middle line to valve cover breather<br />Upper line to atmosphere
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windscreen

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Very nice Psycho! What windscreen is that?
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Re: windscreen

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cosmo wrote:Very nice Psycho! What windscreen is that?
I trimmed down a standard Cuppini Short windshield:
https://www.scooterworks.com/Cuppini-Wi ... 12245.aspx

I love the resultant size. Just the right amount of wind deflection!
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The screen looks great. What is the finished height and how did you cut it without damaging it?
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exmayor wrote:The screen looks great. What is the finished height and how did you cut it without damaging it?
Thanks!

I didn't cut it myself. I had it cut professionally by a plexiglass shop down in San Diego since the bike was down at Vespa Motorsport.

Originally I was going to have it cut by a shop here in L.A. They cut with a band saw and then sand the edges so that they have a factory finish. Other local options were laser cutting or water jet cutting. At least a couple of folks here on the forum have cut their windshields at home.

The final height is 195 mm on centerline. For the top, I asked the shop model the shape of the original top. It's not an exact modeling, since the windshield tapers as it rises. I didn't change the taper, but had them retain the shape of the corners to match the original shape, which I thought was nicely styled.

It came out pretty good! And I'm happy with it.
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Thank you.
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Heidenau K80's (100/90-10's front and rear)

Spectacular tires! I recommend.
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Windshield mounting

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I am also using bar end mirrors. How does the right side of the scree attach to the original mirror mount as the right side is reverse thread. I will be getting the screen in the spring
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Re: Windshield mounting

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exmayor wrote:How does the right side of the scree attach to the original mirror mount as the right side is reverse thread.
The windshield brackets are attached to stand-offs that screw into the mirror mounts. One of the standoffs is reverse threaded.
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GTM / GuzziTech Motocycles
Removable kick-arm center stand
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GTM / GuzziTech Motocycles
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GTM / GuzziTech Motocycles
CVT cover

Inner cover aluminum. Outer cover steel.
Shown pre-powder coating. To be finished with matte black powder coat. (Pics to follow.)
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Love the pipe. Brushed stainless steel or titanium? I can see one on my Blackjack!

The open CVT case looks cools as well, although for some reason they make me nervous. Like I would be concerned about a boot lace or something getting sucked into the variator or clutch. On the other hand, I do not have the same concern about something getting sucked into the chain of my motorcycle.
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HowHH wrote:Love the pipe. Brushed stainless steel or titanium? I can see one on my Blackjack!
Thanks. I am very pleased with the way it looks!
It's also lighter and has better clearance than any of the other aftermarket pipes, NCY or Prima (the reason for getting it).

Low-res video: https://youtu.be/ST8r6OWhFeQ
HowHH wrote:On the other hand, I do not have the same concern about something getting sucked into the chain of my motorcycle.
Ha ha! Exactly!
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Sounds awesome! :D
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Updated pic: GTM / GuzziTech Motocycles Exhaust with cooler weld treatment
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All those mods and aftermarket parts and you still have the fan cover on?


That's a nice looking pipe. About how much $$$ is it.
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scootERIK wrote:All those mods and aftermarket parts and you still have the fan cover on?


That's a nice looking pipe. About how much $$$ is it.
I might eventually need to get another fan cover. My mechanic broke the current one, and it's now only held on by two of the three screws. The plastic ring on the cover for the third screw is cracked. :(

Because I have the Ruima 4-valve head on the engine, the header pipe on my scooter is custom install. (The 4V head is taller than ether the stock Buddy 125 or 150/170i heads, so even the NCY pipe that I had previously had to have a custom header pipe in order to fit.) You could send Todd an email (todd@guzzitech.com). I'm sure he would be happy to quote you. Todd's not the one who broke the fan cover. LOL :)
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GTM / GuzziTech Motocycles CVT cover
(and removable kick arm center stand ;)
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That's a pretty cool scoot' alright!
My only concern is that you really shouldn't vent the crankcase to the atmosphere. I imagine that there's an oily mess forming under your seat where the tank is presently venting as well.
Keep up the mod's!
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GregsBuddy wrote:That's a pretty cool scoot' alright!
My only concern is that you really shouldn't vent the crankcase to the atmosphere. I imagine that there's an oily mess forming under your seat where the tank is presently venting as well.
Keep up the mod's!
Thanks!

The crankcase 'vent', in this case, is an oil return line. The valve cover vent vents to the oil catch can which returns the collected oil to the crank case.

On my Blackjack, I only used a crankcase (oil fill) vent to relieve excess oil pressure (without the valve cover vent). In that case the crank case vent was acting as a high pressure oil pressure release vent. In the current setup it is a low pressure oil return line.
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But there is vapor coming from the crankcase from blowby. It appears to be venting to the atmosphere if it is not introduced into the engine intake as originally designed by PGO.
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Cheeky Seat Cover

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Wet weight, fully fueled, after installation of GTM CVT cover and GTM exhaust.

212 lbs.
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