Gregory Bender

Rear main bearing installation

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



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To avoid oil leaks, installation of the rear main bearing requires some special attention. Charlie Mullendore and I share the same basic approach to installation. I extracted this information from Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle on the old Yahoo! Loopframe_Guzzi news group (which has now moved to In Charlie's own words:

What I do (others may have their own preferences).

Wave locking washer.
Wave locking washer.

Photo courtesy of Fastenal.

Source for thick wave washers: