Gregory Bender

U-joint bearing/cross sources

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

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Thanks to barnestano and Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle for posting some of this information on the Yahoo! Loopframe_Guzzi news group.

Thanks to Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle for sending me this information. In Charlie's own words:

This one works perfectly with a little modification:

Successfully rebuilt my first U-joint the other day using those. They are slightly wider (original was ~ 43.89 mm, they were ~ 44.02 mm) and the snap rings wouldn't go in. So, I simply pulled all of the caps off, degreased the cross, then removed about 0.002 inch from each of the four legs with the bench grinder (carefully on the side of the wheel). Cleaned, reassembled, fit perfectly. Had to remove a tiny bit from the supplied circlips as well - couldn't get them compressed enough to go in, used a file to remove just a tiny bit of material near the holes (where you stick the pliers).