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  1. The first coffee ( heart starter ) on Sunday!
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  2. After the short frame bikes they got fat, porky, and ponderous. Real men with big balls ride the "short frame". Old codgers tend to go for the fat lardy long frame version. Ciao
    5 points
  3. April 2, that's early up here. 11c and sun, Great. Cheers Tom Sent fra min SM-A505FN via Tapatalk
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  4. This is the kind of thing that keeps me fueling up my Sport and ripping along the creekways and across the ridges.
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  5. Can we confirm these are Canadian dollars? In that case the Sport and Le Mans are, what, $4000 and $5200 in US dollars, respectively? Those seem like decent asking prices?
    3 points
  6. For beauty I'd fly the Griffon Spitfire but if I actually wanted the best chance of surviving WW2 as a fighter pilot it would have been the P47 Thunderbolt hands down. Ciao
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  7. the P38 and the F4U... easily the most beautiful aircraft from the era. followed by the Spitfire and Messerschmidt BF109
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  8. I always liked riding a short frame...OH!..You mean a MOTORCYCLE!..
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  9. For one time in my life I'll clarify what Chuck said about a mechanical thing. I think the better term is firing interval (instead of firing order). The bike has a 270/450 degree crank, meaning that one cylinder goes 3/4 of a turn to fire while second one goes 1 1/4 turns to fire. In other words, consider twice around the clock for firing a 4 cycle engine. The first cylinder fires at 9am and the second fires a midnight. So the first cylinder works a little harder than the 2nd one. For sure, I've noticed that my EV runs hotter on one side.
    2 points
  10. *If* it's a Nero Corsa, I'd go with that one.
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  11. Well of course the other suggestions are valid but it depends on when you checked the head temps. The only real way is on the move riding. As soon as you stop other variable come into play. My bike also runs a little different temp one side to another but its also in the nature of the engine architecture. That's why the right cylinder fuel map is different to the left which is the base map and the right has corrections based on the left. The right cylinder's header pipe and intake are different lengths compared to the left due to the cylinder offset due to side by side rods. You can of course
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  12. That's not their main advantage, their main advantage was their ability to take a lot of damage and still keep flying and pilot protection. The big air cooled turbocharged radial was much better at taking hits than the vulnerable liquid cooled Mustang Spitfire etc. Here's an interesting account by Robert S Johnson of an encounter with an FW190 https://realhistory.co/2018/05/23/robert-s-johnson-p47-thunderbolt/ Ciao
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  13. reminds me of an old meme, and... the question 'what is the next word?'
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  14. Look's like just two at a time?
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  15. BBrace yourselves fella's, gunna try a multiple pic post!
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  16. Those are the factory LaFranchoni on the LeMans. Original levers, Vacuum tube still attached to the intakes, front side reflectors intact. Looks good. Right, so, a 2005 original-looking LeMans with 31,000 miles for $5200US? Hmmmm . . . Is there definitely a "5" in the tenth character of the VIN? (2005 models were not many AFAIK.)
    1 point
  17. @docc, YES, these are canadian dollars. 1.25 Cad / USD. So the $10K Scura would be USD$8K. Hmm, tip over possible, but the owner has been very diligent and bought from a collector. But that doesnt mean anything. Will check. Trying to upload a better pic of the V11 Lemans. The Exhaust looks upgraded?
    1 point
  18. Turn and Bank if you are asking what it stands for.
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  19. I heard the Silver Sports were a lot faster, right docc?
    1 point
  20. Well some claim you can pull the pump fuse and start the engine on the residual pressure to bleed it off. Personally I just loosen off the regulator hose with a rag around the joint. Even with 3 bar pressure you get SFA out of it. There's only maybe 100ml in the hose between the pump and the reg and as we know from school science with an uncompressible liquid you only need a miniscule reduction in the volume to dump the pressure. Ciao
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  21. @docc Thank you! The V11 Sport Silver is 5000km, so its low! I honestly haven't ridden either of them. It's all long distance dating right now. So hence don't have a preference. Want to have it in my collection and something worthy of keeping for a long time. Look good, feel good, sound good.
    1 point
  22. If you're looking at the same Scura for sale in Canada that I have recently seen reposted again(Quebec?), I don't think it's as "sorted" as you think. I contacted the vendor last year and asked the usual V11 Scura questions, ie shift return spring, Roper plate, relays and the single plate clutch issue, I got the distinct impression the seller either wasn't that familiar with the known issues of his bike or being deliberately vague, neither were confidence inspiring for me. fwiw good luck and happy shopping
    1 point
  23. I wish I understood that better, it's all Greek to me. I'm sure a comprehensive tuning would wake up the beast.
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  24. My understanding is the left works a little harder than the right because of the firing order. (?)
    1 point
  25. Look at the math . 01 Scura $10k Good looking bike . Ohlins , lots of plus .$10k , no way. 01 v11 for $5k or 05 for $6500 . 4 years for $1500 . Mmmmm . The 05 would be my choice .
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  26. Il Gran Premio d'Italia e il Trofeo internazionale della Velocità a Monza. Vittoria di Aldrighetti su Guzzi per la classe 250 e di Tenni su Guzzi per la classe 500. The Italian Grand Prix and the International Speed Trophy in Monza. Victory for Aldrighetti on Guzzi for the 250 class and for Tenni on Guzzi for the 500 class.
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  27. Absolutely. For sheer horsepower and firepower the P47 was clearly superior. Some of the combat history I've read lately has left me occasionally feeling a bit sorry for the opposition.
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  28. After removal and replacement it appears okay, no noticeable drag tight or loose. This is a great place.
    1 point
  29. My rudimentary knowledge of combustion tells me hot can mean a lean mix. First thing I'd look at is a possible air leak into the hot side intake. Like the cap (if you have one) on the balance nipple for the hot side throttle body. Those tend to dry rot. If not that, I would do the check involving a flammable spray onto the intake boot area while idling. While yer at it make sure you have no exhaust leaks. 50 deg doesn't sound like a lot. Is there any color difference to the head pipes? After that ... I'd ask the smart guys.
    1 point
  30. Basic starting point (includes balancing the throttle bodies = important!):
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  32. Not my Stornello, BUT I did add a single to the herd a few weeks ago! 1935 GTS
    1 point
  33. I think you have the brackets backward and the two "raised" holes go one the backs of the pillion mounts....ANYONE?
    1 point
  34. So little action here re Aussie roads. I have so few electronic images of riding, most are old printed stuff. Here's a few from more recent times although a bit boring. This is a fairly large water reservoir near home that I visit often as it's on one of my usual country rides. I like to keep an eye on it's condition as its one of the main water supplies for Melbourne. I've seen it looking dismal and beautiful over the years depending on its level. There is a sailing club and a couple of picnic areas around it and a very nice 18 klm long open bushland walk around its perimeter which the w
    1 point
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