Transmission - Proper shaft alignment for a 4 speed transmission
Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models
This tip came from John Schwartz. When reassembling a four speed transmission, it is absolutely necessary to properly align the gears. If the gears are not properly aligned, the four speed transmission will magically turn into a two speed transmission (you will be able to get first and second gears OR third and fourth gears, but not all four. Fortunately, John Schwartz sent me a diagram showing precisely how everything must be aligned before putting on the rear plate.