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    Aerostitch Roadcrafter 2 piece Underarmor long top & bottom Thorlo boot socks Gasolina Typhoon boots Held Rodney gloves Shoei GT Air Did 10k miles/ 8 weeks with this, one t-shirt, one pair jeans, one Patagonia hoody and my AMEX card. I would not change a single thing. FL/TN/OK/KS/CO/WY/MT/ID/WA/OR/CA/NV/CA/AZ/NM/TX/FL. Started at 95*F and saw ~45*F a couple times.
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    I know we've discussed bike lifts before, but some things bear repeating . . .
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    First report with the Shindengen 847, all good, and now with a led voltage monitor [emoji32]. Now my 30amp fuse is on holiday forever. Anything happens, will report back. Upgraded wire size to starter and ground. Cheers tom. Sent fra min SM-G903F via Tapatalk
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    New seat. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    I thought we decided that gears were better for motorcycles and chains were only for Phil’s bedroom activities....?
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    Pics Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Greetings! Last week I got really lucky. After looking for a motorcycle for over a year and a half with no specific model in mind, I came across a really nice example of the 2001 V11 Sport Rosso Mandello. With a little over 4000 miles, good service history records, and a reasonable asking price, I was sold. I am looking forward to getting the bike sorted out this week and hoping for some good riding weather. I am in Denver, Colorado. Thank you for providing this forum!
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    Received my set. They look slightly different from yours, hopefully they are correct. And I hope you don't mind if I pester you with questions when I get around to installing them heheh EDIT: confirmed with Joe that these are correct. The hole pattern is different on these newer iterations.
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    Well I managed to get the engine upright on the bench with the help of my son who visited last night. This is one heavy sucker. God knows how I'm going to get it off the bench once the front cover etc is on, maybe a 3 man job. getting it upright allowed me to fill the engine with oil and go through a pre oiling procedure. Put a pair of 13mm nuts on the oil pump drive and rotated it with my battery drill until oil emerged from the front main and cam bearings. Pulled the rocker covers and yep,oil in the heads and rocker pins. Now to assemble the front of the engine and do the cam timing. Oil present and accounted for. Ciao
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    I was never able to fully figure out why the handlebar starter switch would not work. There seems to be a broken wire inside the harness somewhere so i would use a small blade screwdriver to jump the starter connections. I realized the other day that the dust was gathering because I wasn't riding as often cause of the starting situation. Don't have that problem anymore As far as safety goes...well I'm old and crusty and I don't need no stinking safety switches. Somethings are just very old habits. Maybe this will last another 122,000 miles
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    My Sport has gotten all spitty and jumpy just off closed throttle where I "cruise," pull away from stops, and out of corners. Very annoying and I remember it doing this when the original TPS played out at 62,000 miles/ 100.000 km. Using the Caspers Breakout Harness and Triplett DVOM set to Ohms, the resistance jumps all around at those low throttle openings. Time for a replacement! I've been running a H-D PF4C over ten years (49,000 miles/79.000 km), but those now seems to be non-adjustable so I ordered the CA-CycleWorks PF3C they spec for Ducati. Almost $100US shipped. We shall see if the "Nasty Hiccup" resolves . . . and how the correct PF3C curve "feels" after all this time with the PF4C.
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    Yeah, I've dealt with those things. Just use a cap screw, and consider yourself lucky it fell out.
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    That is the anti tamper bolt that goes into the bottom of the Ignition switch or it's mount. Its meant to be not removable . They screw it in then snap the head off. It's not easy to remove but sometimes they loosen up and fall right out.. I once cut a groove in one to get it out with a screw driver.
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    I would not drill the steel RAM flywheel. I think it behaves basically the same as the aluminum one that I removed from my Scura. While the new RAM unit weighs a bit more, the mass is more centralized as it has three spokes, not a full circle. And it only weighs about 1 pound more (not 1 kilo). Here is a link to a post I made a while back comparing the three clutches: back
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    Phil, and Pete It's my pleasure to help you guys out. My appreciation goes to you and the many others on this forum who go out of their way often to help and share their expertise.
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    A nice review, thank you, very correct. Surely the problems you pointed out are obvious, but believe me, the beauty is just traveling by bike in these areas. Sure you'll have more problems than downtown but you'll learn a new and different way of visiting by knowing. Intricate and lively areas like the Amalfi Coast are the most beautiful to visit by motorcycle, as well as my mountains. Last year a Marsican bear crossed the street in the rain in October, emotions that have no equal in places that are not easy and have so much character. The same "strong and kind" of the people who live here.
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    Abruzzo will enchant you...
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    From Joe, email him directly. Mention the forum and my name. There's nothing in it for me personally but he's a good fellow and always been very helpful to me and I like to encourage these type of talented people to keep producing stuff for Guzzi's. Lets him know I appreciate his efforts and pass the word around. joe.caruso@ntlworld.com Ciao
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    It should be somewhere near the seat release lock Mine was under the seat release screw, i moved it pretty quick. A gearbox bolt is an obvious point. Some VIIs have let out magic smoke when the main ground became lose, this diverts the starter current to the small black wire from voltage regulator to battery, it pretty soon glows red hot melting into other wires.
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    PF3C arrived today, now installed. Well, it is a beautiful thing to watch the Ohms rise and fall perfectly smoothly on a fresh TPS. Hoping for a brief test ride tomorrow, but the coming weekend will tell the tale. I'll be adding the resistance test to the Decent Tune-up. After all, once the DVOM is hooked up to baseline the TPS to 157 mV, it is really simple to switch over to Ohms and look at how smooth the potentiometer (TPS) is functioning. I have never been able to catch a bad TPS watching the change in millivolts, but in the 2000 Ohm range the resistance variation (jumping around) opening and closing the TPS is obvious. Pretty sure Meinolf has said that a bad TPS can be seen in guzzidiag watching degrees of opening while opening and closing the throttle.
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    got tired of using the screwdriver to start the motorcycle now I have a remote start button
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    You can have the chair I used when I did the exact same thing.
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    40.000 yrs ago... the era of air-cooled V-twin pushrod engines
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    Ear plugs are a necessity. Period. The wind noise alone will damage your hearing. Trust me on this..
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    Or do it yourself. instructions on Greg Bender's site by both myself and in more detail by John Noble.
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    any wondering as to who the mfg of the exploding flywheel is cleared up here. can't believe I never noticed it before...
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    I reckon I've taken some liberties with the Scura folk with this one: "Rich, Dark, and Sexy!"
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    You are aware I'm sure but, you'll want to take note of flywheel position as you remove it. Reason being, the crank position mark may be hard to see or gone altogether. The marks on your new clutch may not be the same "font" (?) or characters... but will be in the same positions as the stocker. Just note which one's up, and duplicate it with the new one.
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    It seems entirely plausible the Neanderthal gene may be over represented in the Moto Guzzi population . . .
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    The very last thing you want to do is ditch the EFI. People that do this on a big twin esp, are delusional believe me. Ciao
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    This place is absolutely stunningly beautiful. Unfortunately as others mentioned not a lot of cool bikes to see unless you want to see a ton of Vespa scooters and the occasional BMW GS Adventure. The bus drivers on these tiny coastal winding cliff side roads are darn good drivers. Literally coming within inches of each other without even flinching. We visited mainly Positano and stayed right in the main square (Mulini Square down by the beach). We went to Capri, Rovello, Praiano, Nochelle, Montepurtuso, Amalfi, Pompeii. I would have to say the most memorable thing from this vacation was to see a level of service and pride in ones work that I have not seen in the states for a long time. Every single person provided 5 star service whether it was a baggage porter, server at a restaurant, boatman taking us into seaside caves, driver in a cab, or private driver to tour us around Pompeii and Amalfi. No one expects to be paid tips there (but the drivers do appreciate them). Servers in restaurants were confused when you try to leave them tips and encouraged us not to do so. Every meal at a family restaurant came with free wine included....and it was very good wine. It seems like a lot of the tourism businesses are family run so each family member had a vested interest in simply providing an excellent service without motivation by extra money. From what I was told the majority of businesses on the coast are owned and operated by families who have been living there for generations so their goal is not to get rich but to maintain the lives they've always known. And living on the coast does not look easy. In fact it seems that everything is physically difficult. The second most memorable thing was the pizza. Best pizza in the world and they bring it to you fresh in less than 10 minutes from ordering. Third most memorable....the cannolis. I've never had such good cannolis in my life. The food is so rich and tasty I was shocked that the average person is bone thin and very few morbidly obese people. Seems like life on the Amalfi coast is very active. Lots of walking and literally thousands of stairs (steep steps) all day long. We walked literally 2000 steps to get down from the Path Of The Gods from the city of Nochelle to Praiano and my legs are still in pain from it. And this was no escalator. These steps looked like they were built by the gods 2k years ago. Spent one night in Milan before flying back to LA and Milan felt very different and a world apart from the coast. It was beautiful to see the snow capped foothills of the Swiss Alps in the horizon from our hotel in Milan. Overall loved the trip but can't say I would want to ride a motorcycle there. At least not on the coastal roads. The congestion on the tiny roads made LA seem not so congested. And even if the roads were not congested, you could barely get past 30mph because the twisties are so tight and has blind hairpin turns every couple hundred feet with unprotected cliffs (100's to 1000s of feet in height) out of nowhere. Lastly the most impressive thing that comes to mind is that despite a constant barrage of tourists, they keep this place spotless. At least Positano, and some of the other smaller towns are literally without a single piece of trash on the ground. Amalfi was surprisingly not this way. It seems they have garbage trucks running daily (recycling one day, paper one day, plastic the next day....and so on). I have a new level of respect for the Italian people in this region because they have turned what at first seems like total chaos in to a very smoothly run operation. I would recommend visiting the Amalfi Coast to anyone thinking of traveling through Italy. But don't ride a motorcycle, just take a cab or bus. It would be great to hear from some Italian members on the forum to see if my experience is typical or did I just luck out and meet all the nicest people on the coast? Positano, Italy (view from the ferry ride to the island of Capri)
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    Abruzzo will enchant you...
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    A speed freak's sneek peek @ Bald Peak?
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    I have the preselector removed from my bike and ready to ship. It is in perfect working order. It is currrently on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/163655856298
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    I have to read this even if the brain hurts,, another IPA. Happy to have controll over 40mm Dellortos,,, and glad some body have control over the INTERWEB V11s. Ulversheim is not to far,,, Cheers tom.
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    Hi, consider the following. The BIN contains two fuel (and ignition) maps, these are indexed by rpm and TPS and each rpm/TPS breakpoint contains fuel values. The main maps contain values for the left cylinder, the delta maps for the right cylinder contain the differences to the main maps. So a breakpoint in the main map might contain the value 100, the corresponding value in the delta map could be 10 (or -10). Which is added (or subtracted) from the main map value, so the value pair would be 100 and 110. These fuel values would achieve a given Lambda/AFR at a given airmass going thru the engine at this specific breakpoint. The airmass going thru the engine is determined by several engine specific characteristics and the opening of the throttle butterfly valve. The free area through which air can flow is described in a rather complicated cosine function, which also takes into account the diameter of the shaft and the thickness of the butterfly valve. The nature of sine/cosine functions is that they are not linear. Accordingly a very small rotation angle change from closed state would result in the same free area than a much larger angle change, say at halfway open. The TPS breakpoints are staggered very closely at the beginning, the steps would (for example) be 2.0°, 2.6°, 3.2°,.... At higher settings the breakpoints much farther apart, say 45°, 55°, 67°, 81°. But, with well choosen breakpoints all steps would result in linear increase of airflow, or rather airmass, moving into the combustion chamber. The essence is that at low TPS openings appearently minor changes have the same effect than much larger ones at bigger openings. The BIN and the included maps are not very carefully designed in the first place. They are acceptable for, say, 95% of all engines, deliver poor results with 4% of the engines are are perfect for 1% of the engines. Which, if one considers the priorities of a manufacturer, deviations from the blueprint due to mass production differences in all components, wear of said components and other changing parameters, such as gasoline mixture during the last 20 years, is not too bad. So the question is how to accurately align TPS breakpoints. Opening angle is not practical to measure, so indirect airmass flow is chosen. Indirect because synchronization uses pressure as an analog to airmass, which together with the fuel generates a certain force with which the cylinder is moved downwards and results in a partial vaccum. Springs are used to force the butterfly valves closed. The throttle stop screws act against the spring pressure and take up any loose play. Thus using the throttle stop screws for sync'ing gives a start non-variable position. My BINs contain fuel values in the main and delta maps tailored for a specific Lambda at any breakpoint. If the idle sync is not done as described the result will be that these fuel values at specific breakpoints no longer match. So, to use above figures, instead of having a value pair of 100 and 110 the value pair might be 100 and 120, because the next delta map breakpoint value is being used. The result would be different Lambda value for each cylinders. Which means the cylinders are working against each other. Allowing a user to loading a different BIN with edited maps was not intended by Marelli. Instead CO trim and bypass screws were the intended methods to correct differences between the two cylinders. CO trim influences fuel delivery, bypass screws influence air delivery. The effect of both methods tapers of with increasing fuel values (CO trim) and increasing airflow (bypass screws). So I've chosen to use fuel values which, with CO trim set to 0 and bypass screws closed, are on target. I could have chosen fuel values which provide the same Lambda with a CO trim of 100 and bypass screws 5 turns open, but why would I introduce 2 variables? Cheers Meinolf
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    Sounds like the main shift eccentric stop is out of adjustment. Check out the V11 shift improvement sticky thread and pull the selector assembly off and adjust it on the bench. Don't attempt it on the bike. ciao [docc/edit/link: V11 Shift improvement in "How To . . ." Thanks docc I'm working remote at the moment. ciao
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    Check that your linkage is correct. I can post a pic of mine in a few minutes.
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    You haven’t nipped up the long allen bolt on the lever have you? It wants a wee bit o slop in it or it binds. Which is a bind.
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