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  1. This sounds great, but I can't shake the nagging feeling that 'new' might be a very flexible word! These are the same folk who insisted that the V85 mill was ground-up brand new for years and years. And it is undeniably strange to leave any new model announcement until *months after* your brand's 100th anniversary. I want a new, euro-compliant, big bore transverse v-twin with oodles of power as much as anyone. If we get one in a sexy sport-tourer it will be my first ever completely brand-new buy, and my first dealer buy in 24 years. But I won't hold my breath, we've had too many of these false starts.
    3 points
  2. In my opinion theese SKF-tools (KM 1, 2, 3, etc) has not the perfect form. Put the pipes in a lathe and remove the front 2-3mm. Thereby they will attach the peg screws better. And sometimes I had to reduce the outher diameter to get it into the house to attac the nut. And for the old 5-speed Tonti gearboxes - SKF did not had that dimension - so I ordered about 100 directly from the SKF tool factory to be produced according to my drawings. I hope that Pete still have them. Rolf
    3 points
  3. A few days ago I emailed Bruno dePrato regarding his article - seeking confirmation the liquid-cooled four valves per cylinder engine was the final iteration of Federico Martini’s previous work. However Bruno’s unequivocal answer on the 20th March is clear but unfortunately contains no further details... “No Federico Martini leftover, this is a new projectRegardsBruno dePrato”
    3 points
  4. Mine arrived today as well - great stuff! Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
    3 points
  5. not enough caffeine in me yet, but i'm thinking 1000 Lire back then would have been closer to $1.50 (600-700 Lire per dollar in 70's?), and gas was likely down around .30 cents/gal (?), so she probably got a decent top-up for the top-off....
    2 points
  6. Re: rear axle. We've had instances of owners discovering that the rear wheel 'between the bearings spacer' was manufactured a tad bit short, causing it to eat bearings from lateral stress. Always a good idea to check bearings for notchy-ness every time the wheel is off. This 'could' cause the tightness you are referring to. There is a topic on it somewhere but once again, I can't find it
    1 point
  7. I rode it about 10 miles, only up to about 50mph, didn't notice any shake, but I'm going to replace it anyway. I'm learning a lot about these machines from this project, and I like how they are relatively simple and straightforward to work on.
    1 point
  8. I cleaned out the grease before trying to reassemble it, the splines bound up about halfway in.
    1 point
  9. Back to the original topic. There must be a design error to use this lockwasher in this position since more than me have "found" broken off lock tabs INSIDE of the CARC - where this piece of steel has caused critical damage til the pinion/crownwheel and bearings. I come to think it would be better to remove this lockwasher totally or replace it with an ordinary washer. This plus loctite only of the pinion nut only. It is not always belt AND suspenders are such a fine combination. Rolf
    1 point
  10. The best looking bikes ever are the V11 Sport and Lemans and they aren't on the photo board and only one photo of the previous? Now looking for the Tontis, like Calis and standards, I see a Lemans or two. Pretty strange.
    1 point
  11. Whilst it didn't solve it, it did give me peace of mind that I could rule them out, plus the old ones would have ripped eventually. What fixed it was re-setting the TPS, balancing the throttle bodies, then balancing air using air screws and a with vac gauge at 3k. Runs lovely now. Except I haven't ridden it during lockdown so I can't enjoy it!
    1 point
  12. http://www.fuoritraiettoria.com/2-ruote/moto-guzzi-va10-dm10-superbike-potenza-storia-caratteristiche/
    1 point
  13. Bruno dePrato would be an extraordinary advocate to further the truth of the Moto Guzzi V-twin's true history and stop the misguided tractor myth mistake. That this incoming liquid cooled V-twin is "a new project" also suggests it is not from the VA-10 designed by the team led by Danilo Majoli in 1997, under Finprogetti-TRG/ Cecchinato, that was shelved when Ivano Beggio acquired Moto Guzzi . . .
    1 point
  14. Excellent film - to hear Bruno Scola’s Bol d’Or story alone is gold! Early footage including V-twin 👌
    1 point
  15. Would you email him to provide unequivocal references that the military mulo engine had nothing to do with Carcano's V7? I firmly believe we, as a community, have the obligation to help well placed, and well meaning, journalists get this story right and stop repeating the erroneous myth.
    1 point
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  17. My stickers cam today (in just a week!) . . . They are very nicely done. Thanks @4corsa for posting!
    1 point
  18. Patience fellow grasshoppers... The Federico Martini led engine design and legacy will be the vanguard for the 2021 new century! Confirmed here - read it for yourselves! https://www.cycleworld.com/story/bikes/dive-into-the-history-of-the-sideways-italian-vee/
    1 point
  19. Hi Grim, I know I'm late to the party but FWIW my '02 Scura would backfire then spit off the RH inlet rubber after 100 miles. Replaced the inlet rubber & issue resolved, even found the low fuel light works as I now get 180 miles per tank. Rgds. Noel
    1 point
  20. I heard that the Lambo tractor gurus were consultants. Just a rumor.
    0 points
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