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  1. As I said over on the AF1 forum I didn't think the price utterly outrageous. I mean they will be a direct bolt-on as they are from a basically identical machine. I'm sure that something else could easily be made to work by boring the yokes or shimming the legs and some form of aftermarket shock would be aquireable but chances are it would involve a lot of buggering about and could end up being equally costly. Really, at the end of the day, does he really want or need the top end gear or is he just wanting some extra bling? I know that if I had a V11 I'd probably want to upgrade the suspen
    6 points
  2. The sensor is a thermistor, no capacitance at all just resistance that changes with temperature, yours read 1.4k because it was reasonably warm then you dipped it in fuel and cooled it down. I just went through this again with a V7 owner, he took the regular speedo off snd wanted to use a 12 Volt LED in its place. He tried using the LED directly with his sensor but of course found it was always lit. I tried to talk him into using an incandescent like the VIIs use but he wasn't having it Measuring the sensor on my V7 the thermistor is ~1,800 Ohms when cold (it will vary slig
    3 points
  3. My best friend contracted it after denying the power of this virus . He lost 30lbs and every day and thought he was going to die . He caught it from his wife and she barely was sick . After recovering from (his words) the illness of a lifetime , he resumed watching his favorite news channel and has forgotten all he learned from his experience . I do NOT waste time with this hot topic because everyone's knowledge (if you want to call it that) comes from news channels only . My wife , step-daughter had it while I was in Ind. working . They had symptoms with hardly any illness . My step-
    3 points
  4. I just looked up the latest stats. 511,113 Americans have succumbed to the virus to date. Seems some breeze through it barely noticing they have it and others get nailed well and truly. Frome what I can see it's about how each individuals immune system responds to the virus. Some's immune system just goes crazy and causes big issues for them and then there's the people with underlying issues that the virus magnifies. Pauldaytona has had it and was close to death but has recovered to a large extent but not entirely yet after 8 or 9 months. I've been in a full lockdown 3 times now for various ti
    3 points
  5. Was able to spend some time in the shop today and changed the engine oil (and filter), gearbox oil, and rear transmission box oil. Got some fresh fuel, wet the tank, crossed my fingers, and hit the starter button. It's alive!!! Let it run for a bit, no leaks or issues, and went for a spin around the block. I had a huge grin on my face. Next stop will be to the DMV for the tag. Felt like I was on such a roll I even changed the ignition starter switch on my '78 Pinto. Unfortunately that battery is suffering from sulfation and wouldn't even take a charge. Pulled it
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  6. You can dump the return anywhere you like but you must use the the regulator. The pump output is above reg pressure and the reg controls the line pressure. Whats the oil leak like John? Big, weep, dripping? Ciao
    2 points
  7. Biggest effect? Canceled my moto trip to Spain last year, and my trip to the Himalaya's this summer is hanging by a thread. Lucky that I'm a engineer by profession and have been able to work from home no problem. Personally, I'm very strict on public interactions and so far, so good. Wife is eligible and scheduled for vaccine at the end of the month. I'll have to wait a bit.
    2 points
  8. Now that’s something I haven’t seen for a long time!
    2 points
  9. I just checked my old( IDK if it is good/bad) one and it checked 1.4k ohm and nothing on capacitance scale . The resistance wet up to 1.8k after a dunk in gasoline . 0 in cap range . INSPECT your connector terminals before doing anything . Yes , I got a used one but it had a different connector/terminals than the 03ish bike I was working on . I was going to change the connector/terminals to Weatherpack and couldn't find ANYTHING til I got finished w/the job .
    2 points
  10. We get our second shot tomorrow. At our advancing (how could that be??) years, we have been erring on the side of caution. We know several people that have had it, some almost died, and a couple of them did. For others, it was almost a non event. I'm thinking that things may never return to "normal" whatever that is.. but by fall it will be much better. I'm certainly missing rallies. (Guzzi content)
    2 points
  11. Just put an ohm meter on the leads. "Some" resistance? It's ok. Naturally, open or shorted.. not so much.
    2 points
  12. To the best of my knowledge , this is a capacitive type sensor and you don't test with a meter or the way you normally test . I replaced mine because of fuel leak and irregular operation . The terminal contact was broken on one terminal . After getting a used one with the wrong connector . I tried swapping connectors , wrong terminals & all kinds of mess , I went through about 10 wiring harnesses and found a terminal that somewhat worked . Hmmmmm . I will check the old sensor by dipping it into fuel and test it & I will let you know what I find on how to test and what is a good
    2 points
  13. Thank you for making me welcomed - I'll start a thread in the appropriate space to talk about the V11 and 1100 Sport. If I'm honest, I like the looks of 1100 sport and it seems to be a more focused ride. However, the V11 Lemans is a hell of a bike as well... Not in a hurry!
    2 points
  14. Digging a little deeper, they have the rear shock as well.
    2 points
  15. A couple guys have already made reservations. Coming on six months out, so I suppose I should get with it and make mine . . . https://www.lodgeattellico.com/ There are other places around that folks stay, or camp, but this is the locus. And where most of the tools get put to use. Definitely where the deals go down . . . . . . and photo ops of celebs . . .
    2 points
  16. Guess you went thru...and not around...this Tennessee hamlet...
    2 points
  17. Nearly a year into this thread. Time enough to reflect. Much of that reflection is of a political nature or could be construed as such. We don't do that here on the forum and that's not what this is about. Just a guy in Indianapolis and what it's like to look back. One life and his small world. I do carpentry with a medium sized ($150k-$1m+) remodeling co. A crew of 6 and a dozen sub/vendors coming and going. Almost no one wore/wears a mask. I mostly did, but I did before covid. All private residences, and homeowners were all good with how things were done. Our work was unaffected by vir
    2 points
  18. From the album: V11 Coppa Lemans

    Too nice to EAT!! (Homemade)
    1 point
  19. Speedo finally died. Happened 10ks after leaving home on trip to Dunedin weekend before last It had been swinging wildly for a while so it was no surprise. Solution seems to be replace with new from Speedhut or get repalred. There is company called Parrots here in Christchurch that I know have repaired another V11 speedo with same problem. Can you get the parts to repair them yourself? I’ve found the video on youtube which gives some idea of what’s involved Motoguzzi V11 Sport Rosso Mandello 2001 Overhaul of speedometer and tachometer - YouTube Thoughts?
    1 point
  20. So couple of data points first a long boring video showing the results. Pressure is still a little low but I wonder if the pressure at the gauge is the same as what's at the crank, possibly a little higher at the crank. As the 2 valves run at this sort of pressure too I suppose it's nothing too much to worry about. Certainly better than in the 40s which I reckon the OEM will give you. Oh that Staining/drips on the tiles is some small leaks where the cans mate to the pipes, and the drips are water. There was another small oil leak from a rocker I reckon now fixed I'm
    1 point
  21. Last year I did not go to Fiji because of Covid. All the other years I didn't go because I was poor.
    1 point
  22. Ok thanks Phil that's really what I thought. Cheap reg to run with it about £20-30, plan to use 2 tanks I think (the beer cans) with a line between them to hold level, so not too bad It was just a drip about every 30 seconds or so wouldn't have affected the running but made a mess inside the Oz fairing, after a while. Pretty sure it was that rocker gasket that was missing, nothing above it and there were tell tales drips on the rocket cap screws at the lowest point. Everything else was clean(ish). Had a spare so it's now on and ready to try again Nothing to worry about, Oh I'll add a
    1 point
  23. What precisely does "full of water" mean? Ciao
    1 point
  24. It doesn't come on a stick like the VII ones but I'm fairly sure its value is the same, it would certainly work with an in tank fuel pump. You could adapt the V7 one by carving open the stick to access the connections. I would try to avoid having to re-make the tank seal.
    1 point
  25. Yeah it's an idea I do have 2x5 litre empty (a long time ago) beer cans. I'd need to do a little math though on what the rate is, I'm assuming the return is more that the bike drinks by some way so if it's returning a lot, running time could be limited, I could connect the tanks together using a line to balance them I'm assuming that the tank regulator back pressures the system and reduce the flow. I don't have a curve for the Bosch OEM on the bike, but a replacment Pierburg (IF it's characteristics are similar) is flowing about 100-110 litres per hour at 3 bar. With no regulato
    1 point
  26. How about set up your temp tan to the pump and connect a longer return line back to the regulator on the main tank nearby? The fuel dosn't have to return to the same tank unless you're going somewhere . . .
    1 point
  27. Welcome, Tomas! If the bike didn't stutter, the water did not enter through the intakes. The three places that come to mind to inspect are the crankcase vent hose at the rear/top of the engine, distributor block-off plate at the top-right of the engine inboard of the back of the right cylinder, and the dip stick. Let us know what you find!
    1 point
  28. No not on the HiCam @docc that engine has an external fuel pump (located at the head of the frame) In tank pumps were later Oh may have found the leak anyway, a PO had installed 2/3rd of the left rocker cover gasket, he decided to save weight an leave 1/3rd out, that looked like where the leak was eminating from but not 100%, I'll only find out when I re-run it. I'd still like to have a method of using a temp tank, as it's a handy tool to have
    1 point
  29. A few of my distant family members have had it, none died but a couple of them came very close.I'm still waiting to get my first shot, I scheduled it over 8 weeks ago but March 10th was the soonest I could get..My wife, my youngest Son and I don't go out except to the grocery store or an occasional ride/drive and long early morning walks 4-5 days per week, We always mask up around anyone outside of our 3 way circle and have since last March 13th, We are fine with that,We DON'T WANT IT! I've got my 70th coming up next year,,,I want to go back to Italy and ride next year. I do miss seeing fri
    1 point
  30. Pretty sure I just saw one on US ebay. edit: I see three: https://www.ebay.com/itm/moto-guzzi-v11-sport-lemans-fuel-level-sender/324479724769?hash=item4b8c7face1:g:vXwAAOSwT~dgIYfV This one is from a '99EV: https://www.ebay.com/itm/99-Moto-Guzzi-V11-V-11-EV-V11EV-gas-fuel-level-Sensor-sending-unit/273583812267?hash=item3fb2ddaeab:g:H48AAOSwg-tb~oTihttps://www.ebay.com/itm/99-Moto-Guzzi-V11-V-11-EV-V11EV-gas-fuel-level-Sensor-sending-unit/273583812267?hash=item3fb2ddaeab:g:H48AAOSwg-tb~oTi And NOS, $119.99US: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Moto-Guzzi-V10-F
    1 point
  31. You have like : it is on your bike or It is for sale ?
    1 point
  32. We are a well aged population, and more subject to every disease. The media has gone insane over perpetrating hysteria over the virus. I saw that in the 1 1/2 minutes that I could stand to watch it. I am intentionally immune suppressed, as my transplanted immune system kills cancer but also wants to kill me. I am not the slightest bit worried about the virus - this from someone who may only partially respond to the vaccine, if at all. Worry = lack of peace. My world view teaches that worry indicates a lack of faith. So, I work on that. Regarding all of the social and political turmoil,
    1 point
  33. Check out these Germans on the Nurburgring. Scroll down in the video's section to "One green hell, please". Note these are road bikes and they know their way around. I rode the ring back in 1984 on a touring BMW and that was interesting enough. https://www.gaskrank.tv/rennstrecken/nuerburgring-nordschleife/ Ciao
    1 point
  34. Scura #600 - new to me today. Just sold my old Scura w/ Coppa paint job couple months ago and the garage just didn’t feel complete anymore. This one was apparently on and off the market a couple times and popped up again yesterday.......brought it home today. Will need a little TLC, but I’m excited nonetheless.
    1 point
  35. I've just replaced speedo cable & run with & without angle drives & speedo still misbehaving (Posted a couple of weeks ago) But to eliminate possibility will disconnect speedo from speedo cable and run bike. If cable still turns its the speedo?
    1 point
  36. Yes he didn't repair anything Mines done 72,000 k's approx
    1 point
  37. I've worked all day on the tps---- I twisted the tps clockwise as far as possible + a little more,I got my 157.3 on the tps---I didn't fair so well with setting the stop screw,I gave it all it was good for but nowhere near the 378 I need. I started engine + found idle to be about 3k---turning left stop screw c/clockwise 4 turns put it close to1200 rpm as idle ----getting it sorted I think I've got it,until I can ride it I won't know for sure if its fixed. Last I checked tps was 220mv----It runs good in the garage I hope I cured the 6mp gallon problem. Thank you all for posting + yo
    1 point
  38. I've done the same but with printed off sections of google maps, highlighted and cut into trapezoids. I rode once long ago with a guy who used one of those scroll thingies. I thought that was cool but didn't have the patience to prep one.
    1 point
  39. I found one of my Route books and a couple Route Cards that I made to get to the Barber Vintage Festival entirely on backroads and around all the little towns. The cards are just sections of the DelOrme copied in black&white, then highlighted to read at a glance. Worked a charm. Had I been on my Sport, I would have been using the Zūmo, but was on the Honda GB 500 that year with a tankbag only . . .
    1 point
  40. Oh Docc don't be modest. This is his Holy Words,to be obeyed by all,..especially V11 Newbs http://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=15816
    1 point
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