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  1. Thanks, Kelly. Went on a 500 mile round-trip on it, shortly after getting it. Was about 70 miles out when I found it struggling to maintain 65 mph. Kept going. Last 100 miles of the outward journey struggled to maintain 40 mph on a motorway, and limped to my destination. Exhausted. Seven hours to cover 250 miles. Next day, tank off, fuel pump and filter out. Scavenged a drill bit and reamed it, spigot to spigot, to allow fuel to flow through it. Filter completely blocked with rust particles. Strained the remaining fuel through a dish-cloth into a cut down Coke bottle (because I had to, no
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  2. I wasn’t even looking for a wheel. Joe Caruso asked me to buy him a Ducati 750 wheel from eBay because the seller wouldn’t deal with international types. So when I bought his wheel, eBay has those “recommended for you” things and boom there was this rear wheel for less then half what they go for. In a moment of blood lust I’m stabbing the “buy it now” button
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  3. Wow! One down and one to go! TLM had the MGS-01 rear wheel on sale for about half what they cost when you go looking at the spare parts suppliers. Hopefully I can get lucky finding the front wheel for a discount next!
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  4. Not mine, spotted on local web site, may be of interest to European members. 2002 Scura, looks right, owner looking for just under Euro 5K. Search "DoneDeal" Ireland. Motorcycle section and search Moto Guzzi. Unable to post link. The site is reputable. Apologies if this is posted in the wrong section, but may be of interest to someone.
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  5. In the past, I have gone down WoG (without gear). Young, foolish, ignorant, mostly happy. Ahh... but once again I digress. I prefer not crashing, but with gear if I must. Recently bought a couple of Spidi jackets for a relatively good price. They do not come with back protectors. Hmmm. Looked around and it seems that CorTech has one of the best accessory spine/kidney protectors, all things considered. It's called the Latigo and retails for about $90. Found a new w/tags example for less than half that, shipped to my house. Tried it today with the Spidi mesh jacket on an 80+ degree day: rur
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  6. Mmmmmm. How about repairing the problem ?
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  7. Here ya go, lads: https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-for-sale/moto-guzzi-v11-sport-scura/25506726?campaign=3
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  8. Actually I’m with Erickson Aero Tanker (Aero Air). Jack Erickson sold sky crane many years ago, and partnered with my boss to buy this company. And it is his collection we speak of. His name is part of both the old and the new companies, as founder of the old company and owner of the current one. We work alongside the big sikorsky’s sometimes, but we’re in the white/orange fire fighter jets, the MD87’s. And we’ve definitely been overhead in northern AZ quite a bit this season, and on the ground there at Prescott, Winslow, then over at silver city NM, etc.
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  9. a fair portion of my saving will be spent buying all this crap :/ it does have something like a Cush drive. See #4 & 5. I’d be super disappointed if I paid the $3,000+ they list for annnnd cough up about 1,200 worth of crap to make it work. I paid $1,224 w/ shipping so that’s still cheaper then list price for just the wheel.
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  10. I have an inner peace (when I allow it) that is out of this world. I am happier after three cancers than an awful lot of folks are with none. Belief, attitude and perspective. Being patient (and retired), I picked up a new Spidi mesh jacket for $55 +sh on eBay and another textile for $79 shipped. In the long run, they are simply fairly nice Italian-styled Chinese jackets.
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  11. I started a new thread just for this: Prices are unknown at this point. The more people that want them, the lower the price will be as the costs to make the tooling can be spread out. I’m not doing this to make a couple dollars either, so whatever Exotic Car charges is what it’ll be. It would be fair to say that they won’t be competitive with what you might find on eBay/Amazon from some dodgy outfit in the CCP.
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  12. one of these might help on your lever ... https://gtmotocycles.com/products/gt-long-eccentric-folding-toe-peg I'm re-doing my levers now and will be using them to prevent tip over breakage. A smaller throw version ... https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/woodcraft-eccentric-folding-toe-piece?gclid=CjwKCAjw34n5BRA9EiwA2u9k36im21wCZJelA3hYzQLDuxIe-jU8gh_-qby3Al5p_mj5a4937rRutBoC9n0QAvD_BwE
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  13. Talk of balancing tools reminded me I have this ALFA Romeo relic:
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  14. Not exactly a newer model but hey So it's a smallblock 750. 2 or 4 valve per cylinder. I can't remember. As for parts there is some communality with other models but stuff like bodywork and some engine bits will probably be difficult. Try TLM in Holland, Stein Dinse in Germany or Ago's in Mandello.
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  15. Ah, one other thing. I was thinking that if we solved the breaking at the coil by whatever method.. why is it breaking at the bend on the short end? I wonder what minimum bend radius on music wire should be.. so looked it up. 1 1/2 stock thickness. The one I have is .078" as nearly as I can measure, so is well *under* the minimum bend radius of 3 mm. (.118") That could explain it.
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  16. The single biggest improvement you can make to the shift action of your V11 is to lengthen the shift lever arm and incorporate a new eye end mount hole 12mm ctr to ctr from the original upper hole. Shortens up the shift action to Japanese bike standards and gives the gearbox return spring greater leverage over the shift lever. It also makes the shift action a little bit stiffer which means you need a little more load on the lever before it shifts gear which makes for a faster cleaner shift. This is the shift selector. The area that is blued rides over the pins on the shift drum durin
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  17. You're back Chuck, not a slow trip i see Ciao You mean 2016-09-04_04-32-01 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr this?
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  18. I really can't remember. When I was working in London the V75 had just been launched. It was one of the biggest grenades ever! The shop sold one to a bloke in Bristol, he picked it up and it dropped a valve before it got to Reading! They did that a lot!
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