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  1. OK,Got a Casper BO cable and ya,much easier to get a reading and from memory the last time I did the TPS never felt confident in the back probe reading,Caspers was a rock solid.Setting was way off 203ish,assuming last set was way off,moved over time or combination of both,but small throttle openings were always an issue since last TU,so assuming it was a bad setting by me at that time.I'll do a test ride and check it again and then do TB balance.Thanks !
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  2. My Rosso Corsa and V11 Sports
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  3. Yes it has one Different thing, the ugly fairing gene.
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  4. Heat’n’hammer:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  5. The factory settings are .1 and .15 and most run .15 and .2 which is within reason. Running .25 on the inlet is +150% of the factory specs. It's all very well talking about CO readings and how well it runs but I'm also concerned about mechanical issues as well and I doubt Meinolf has done a 120,000 miles with these valve settings. It's like tuning a race engine, a lot of the time you need to sacrifice the last few % of performance to aid rideability and reliability. Ciao
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  6. Greetings everyone, first post but I’ve been lurking around for some time. I’m a long standing Guzzi owner with maybe too many V11’s and a Griso 8V. The current crew consist of an early red framed 1999 V11 Sport, a black framed 2003 V11 Sport, a recently purchased 2003 Rosso Corsa and a 2004 Le Mans which I’m planning to sell now that I’ve acquired the Rosso Corsa. I’ve seen a Ballabio that’s caught my attention, and I’m interested in your opinions if there is anything the Ballabio does that the “standard” V11 Sport doesn’t? Both my current red and black framed V11 Sports are keepers bein
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  7. Decided it was the day to play with maps and tuning. Did the Decent Tune Up route a few weeks ago and valves to 0.007/0.009", idle bypass full closed. Coppa with Ti mufflers and front crossover. I've not been able to match the map up on it with anything out there, ran decently except for the occasional 3k blip and stubborn cold start. First up was Meinolf's 2017.08.31_#93_6. Cured the cold start issue, fired up right off. Set idle to 1100 rpm and went for a ride. Huge improvement at 4-5000 rpm up. Only problem was 3k rpm cruising, stumbling and missing like crazy. Roll on a litt
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  8. I think the Ballabio handlebars would be around the same height, but would angle the hands differently. The bars appear similar to those of my Griso, very comfortable when riding gently, but a lot of wind resistance when “making progress” but I suppose the Ballabio’s small (ugly) fairing would help a lot...
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  9. My 2003 Sport has the crinkly engine paint, blank faced instruments, and clips ons that are above the triple clamps. It’s fitted with Mistral cans
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  10. The V11 LeMans, Griso and MT01
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  11. Well, Mr gstallons was kind enough to contact me and suggested I also check the battery under load. (Genius ! Yes I said it. And I'm embarrassed for not thinking to check it.) Having 12.69 v at rest I ASSUMED the battery was okay. It turns out it was registering 5 to 7 v with the ignition on. Lesson 1 here; never ASSUME. Cover all the bases. Lesson 2; There's a great group of helpful people here in the V11 world. Thank you all. Lesson 3; gstallons is just plain, old, smarter than me. Damn him ! Hats of to you gstallons, and thank you again !
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  12. We are on the fringe here. ""Most" of the small block Guzzi buyers are more toward the hipster mainstream, and that is what parent Piaggio wants. They are a scooter company and urban appliances are their forté. As I see it, the newer bikes have probably been subjected to focus groups and marketing studies. Homogenized 2-wheeled McDonald's hamburgers. Satisfying many but exciting (or offending) none. Guzzi exists and for that reason we should derive some satisfaction, and Aprilia had things moving in the right direction until they fell on hard times. If I had to guess, Piaggio bought the c
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  13. I'll see, but I have no idea where they are packed away at the moment... If I even have them. That being said, a bunch of folks here have installed them over the years, so they may have photos. But honestly it would be tough (impossible?) I think to reverse engineer them from photos without technical drawings and specs. Plus that isn't really fair to John and his intellectual property and the effort he's put into designing them. I'd really recommend your dropping a note to John or call him, since his contact info in the first post. You never know, he may have a set still han
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  14. You either have a bad connection or a bad battery . I assume you are testing at the battery terminals ? Loosen and retighten them and test again .
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  15. Easy , what is your battery voltage with key off ? It had better be above 12.65 v What is the battery voltage with key on engine off ? ______
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  16. Hi, it's 156.25mV or, if total accuracy is targeted, 8*(5/256) with as many decimals as can be successfully measured. Much success Meinolf
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  17. Yep. Maybe the naked munter tickles your fancy Pete. 😁
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  18. Jesus wept. Not here as well. F*ck this shit. It's bollocks. And thinking it would be anything other than a wheezy, hopeless decedent of a Breva750 if it ever made it off the screen of the fantasist who dreamt it up is a joke. Loosing 30Kg would just make it a slightly lighter antediluvian sack of shit. The V85, somewhat miraculously, makes about 60 RWHP. Dressing that up in designer clothes just makes it the two wheeled equivalent of Donatella Versace and that is not where I want Guzzi to aim for as a *Future*. Sadly, I think I'm out voted seeing as how well the V85 is selling..........
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  19. This effort in asphalt&rubber is more appealing than the red throwback above... If the factory could ‘add lightness’ of say 20-30kg to the coming Stradale version they’d have another winner on their hands...
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  20. I had everything except his valve clearances. 157 mv TPS, new plugs, fresh carb balance, bypass screws closed.
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  21. It was . It's worth hearing again .
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  22. They're not really lights, but reflectors. The glow from the cylinder heads and exhaust helps light the way - for a mile or so.
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  23. If there's one thing a Guzzi or any big air cooled V twin doesn't need it's something impeding airflow to the cylinders, let alone the hottest area of the cylinders. Do people not rationalise this stuff before going ahead with something like this? Apart from that it looks Shite in my opinion, but thats to be expected from someone that runs the Quad-D tin can and, Ahem, bar end mirrors:) He's achieved the trifecta of bad taste here. Ciao
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  24. All right: "my bad" . . . The RedLine products are extraordinary and use full synthetic group 5 base oils. The "ShockProof" (as I understand) incorporates a synthetic "moly-like" (molybdenum disulfate / MoS2) substance to protect against the high shear of gear contact. Great stuff. Love their products and the ShockProof series should be on everyone's list of "lubricants of interest" for the gearbox and reardrive. It is just the "RLSP/Heavyweight" that may deserve some extra attention on fill volumes and extended change intervals.
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