Gregory Bender

Intake manifold clamps for rubber sleeves

Moto Guzzi V7 Sport, 750 S, 750 S3, 850 T, 850 T3, 850 T3 California, V1000 I-Convert, V1000 G5, 1000 SP, Le Mans, Le Mans II, Le Mans CX 100, Le Mans 1000, 1000 SP III, 1000 S, California II, California III, California 1100, California Jackal, California EV, California EV Touring, California Aluminium, California Titanium, California Special, California Special Sport, California Stone-Metal, California Stone-Touring, California Classic, California Touring, and California Vintage models

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Thanks to Richard Sunnbobb Mattrass for sending me this information via email. In Richard's own words and photos:

I thought I'd share a little trick for replacing intake clamps on a V11 EV. I learned to use these years ago when working on Goldwing intakes.

The stock Moto Guzzi clamps work alright, however, the screw tensioner can strip or snap off if corroded.

These clamps from aircraft spruce fit perfectly, provide even clamping pressure around the entire rubber manifold, and won't corrode. At about USD $5.35 a piece, they are hard to beat.

Here is a picture of the clamps and an invoice giving details. The clamps are part number 17800131-10 065-9, and can be ordered online from Aircraft Spruce.

Stepless stainless intake manifold clamps for Moto Guzzi models that use rubber sleeves to connect the intake manifold to the carburetor or fuel injection assembly.
Stepless stainless intake manifold clamps for Moto Guzzi models that use rubber sleeves to connect the intake manifold to the carburetor or fuel injection assembly.

Photo courtesy of Richard Sunnbobb Mattrass.

Stepless stainless intake manifold clamps for Moto Guzzi models that use rubber sleeves to connect the intake manifold to the carburetor or fuel injection assembly.
Stepless stainless intake manifold clamps for Moto Guzzi models that use rubber sleeves to connect the intake manifold to the carburetor or fuel injection assembly.

Photo courtesy of Richard Sunnbobb Mattrass.