Gregory Bender

Timing gear replacement

Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models


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All V7 / V700, all Ambassador, and all but the latest Eldorado loop frames came with three timing gears; one each for the oil pump, crankshaft, and camshaft. Even a few early V7 Sports came with timing gears. My camshaft timing gear broke just north of Bemidji, MN (but that's another story). In the process of replacing the gears, I have learned the following: