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  1. Whilst of limited interest to most here I thought I'd gauge whether anybody would be interested in a documentary of a single spark 1400 Nuovo Hi-Cam build? I've just acquired a 'Repairable write off' Griso that I'm going to use as a test platform for final development, (I've already built two 1400 single sparkers.). I'm not willing to have my old warhorse off the road while playing silly-buggers with the motor so the idea is I do the build, iron out any problems, then fling the final product in the 'Green Horror'. This will be my swansong. I hope to be retired within a year.
    6 points
  2. Agreed. Common in the story of my life, I often don’t see the best stuff where I live until I move away. Had to leave Oregon for 15 yrs before I recognized a lot of the great things in Oregon, and left Santa Clarita before I realized how great those LP national forest roads were. Like an old country song about needing to get away from home... Red is up on the lift at home, waiting patiently for me to get back there to grease/lube/service her up. And maybe she’s hearing rumor of a greenie coming into the harem.
    4 points
  3. Business wise (I'm self employed) I had a really crappy 2nd and 3d quarter in 2020. But in October suddenly (new) clients began to call. Everything's going well! Next week I will receive the keys to my new home. After 4 years in a small apartment, my GF and I decide to finally stop with the LAT and move in together. We bought a nice roomy house (with a garage! ) and we hope to grow old together there. As for Covid: we had an 'intelligent lockdown' last year and in the summer after the first wave everything loosened up a bit. But when the second wave came our government decided we had to
    3 points
  4. Yes, old retired firefighter here...38 years of service...most with City of Santa Barbara FD. Going across Pine Mountain area, you can drop down 95 through the Bitter Creek Wildlife area...its an amazing road with so many twists and turns...it will really give you a work out. It goes all the way down to the 33/166 corridor. If you continue through Frazier Park you can go down Lockwood Valley Rd, where it ties into 33, near Ozena fire station.
    3 points
  5. Took old Red out for a test ride with the new downpipes...central coast California, out on Hwy 166. Here at the Willow trailhead on the Los Padres N.F.
    3 points
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  7. Sounds good Pete, bring it on. Ciao
    2 points
  8. I talked with Walt (Lodge at Tellico) today on the phone. What a golden guy. Our Seventeenth "South'n Spine Raid." I told him I thought it is our twelve'th staying with them at The Lodge at Tellico. Yep: year one there (in Tellico): 2010 . .
    2 points
  9. just seat of the pants...they seem to give a little more mid range torque and put out a slightly deeper sound than the stock ones with cross over. However, its probably all in my head (gotta justify the expense!). MG cycle is the USA distributor for Mistral and they were fast to ship. Great service.
    2 points
  10. You'll need to bead blast all the paint off and dry the tank out then preferable line the inside. The bead blasting leaves a really good finish for paint to adhere to but there are plastic primers for the task. Every car bumper is plastic these days. Its a pointless exercise patching a tank on a motorcycle as by the time you prep the tank for blending you've painted most of it anyway. Personally I can't see a good painter having an issue matching the paint. I've got a belly pan and several side covers that have been re painted and they are all a very good match. Ciao
    2 points
  11. as I posted above, "A Political Blues" (Little Feat with Mick Taylor). But they're all good.
    1 point
  12. That looks like it would be good times. Well lets hope..................... Ciao
    1 point
  13. Helicopter crew for FS.... fire crew? I’ll be at Lancaster for our spring training for LAT crews late March, and that’s my excuse to be down there. Lived in Santa Clarita for a short while about 25yrs ago, so based on your advice maybe it’ll shoot over from Lancaster, do a fast cruise down memory lane of where we lived, then out 126 and up 33 from ojai. hate to bypass that Frazier park and pine mountain area coming out from Gorman/Lebec.... but a change would be good.
    1 point
  14. Take HWY 33 from Ojai, and cross over through the mountains near Ozena fire station....Pine Mountain intersection and then down to New Cuyama and out to the coast. I used to work at Rose Valley near the top of the mountains for the Forest Service on a Helicopter crew and that was a daily commute. Its a great road, often used to film car and motorcycle adverts.
    1 point
  15. Dunno about "all the time" but she's got "all the gear" . . .
    1 point
  16. Yes works both ways. I do it this way because that's how I've always done it on the race track, before quick shifters were around. Load the lever on the upshift then flick the throttle and leave the clutch for a "race shift". It wasn't for the lap time but so my left wrist survived. Downshifts of course need the clutch but loading the lever that way on the Guzzi makes for a better shift. As an aside Troy Bayliss never even used the clutch on downshifts when he race his 996/998/999 Corse factory bikes in WSB until Tardozzi pulled him up about it cause it was costing the factory too much in tran
    1 point
  17. "Villanelle," yah? I see this is BBC, so I've not seen any of this. Wait . . . I haven't watched any "television" since the early 80s, so would not have seen it anyway . . . Thanks, p6x! Lovely!
    1 point
  18. There's nothing "careful" about it, it's just a technique. Same as the starting process for a Guzzi or Ducati big twin, if you know the process it works well, if you dont it works less well. Ciao
    1 point
  19. Pup catching some sun
    1 point
  20. Last weekend I added a Carbon weave alternator cover on my Rosso...along with changing out the damn crossover pipe with a set of Mistral down tubes. The cover I got was from Pomponi's Garage. Claudio did a really nice job on the part and was great communicating with me from Italy. This picture shows the cover with the old cross over pipe, which was a beeyatch to seal (even with a solid shim kit) and was always in the way. The new Mistrals sound great, were easy to fit. They run into a Stucchi x-over and a set of Mistral Titanium ovals.
    1 point
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