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  1. The old Odd-I-See has taken a dump. No amount of amperage, Young Frankenstein electrical theatrics or pleading can bring it back. Therefore, A Yuasa YTX15L-BS has taken up residence. Got the fresh bottle of DeoxIT out and gave the veritable plethora of cable terminals an alcohol bath, followed by a bronze brush scrub-up. Then Deoxed both sides of everything. You know how those ground problems can be so vexing. While giving the terminals some love, I noted that someone, somewhere was a little generous with the insulation. Funny that it was the ground side, since everything red is hanging out
    5 points
  2. update. Had my tank off, totally empty, for 4 weeks. I put it on a home made rack to simulate a frame mount while it rested and I did my tank-off stuff. It didn't tighten up on the rack to my surprise so I figured that wasn't much help, or maybe it was. Upon installing (you all know the drill) it was SO close to fitting... but the bolt would just not start. After 10 min of prying, fumbling and cursing, it hit me... cut back the front mount rubbers. Solved. I actually cut more than needed but I can rotate the 'lobe' to adjust the distance. disclosure: can't recall but I may have had this i
    4 points
  3. Not mine, my Coppa isn't going anywhere until I pass away even if I can only sit there and look at it.
    3 points
  4. it was in this topic. Just found it.
    3 points
  5. It's not that. The reasons have been identified, and it's water. The nylon tank material absorbs water and swells and fuels that contain ethanol are more hydroscopic than straight fuel and have a higher moisture content and therefore swell the tank. Leaving them dry for a few months in a warm dry environment pretty much brings them back 100% as the water leaches out of the Nylon tank material. Ciao
    3 points
  6. I bought my first V11, which is a 2002/03 black frame, but with the earlier “short” tank only 4 years ago as an alternative Guzzi to my Griso, I’d always liked the classic look of the V11, and IMHO they were the last “raw big blocks”, as much as I like the Griso, the CARC bikes just feel smoother. Then around a year later I bought a V11 Le Mans, then another year on I decided I’d quite like an early red framed V11, I found a fantastic Silver 5000 miler in great condition, bought that. Then only a month or so after getting the red framed V11, a Ross’s Corsa came up for sale, and it was too good
    2 points
  7. that would be positioned to the rear at about "8 o'clock" but the mount bolt will secure it in any position you're tank's needs work best. My tank was a bit loose in the correct position so I rotated it a bit and it tightened up. ****PS Recall Docc's advice for red frame bikes ... You may encounter a situation where the forks strike the tank on full lock. See how much room you have before cutting these.
    2 points
  8. Never owned a Stelvio as I’m not really into dual sport bikes. I prefer road focussed bikes; I’ve got a 8v Griso that I’ve now had for 7 years, and for me the Griso is different enough to a V11 to make me appreciate the qualities of both bikes. I’ve promised myself I will test ride a V85TT this year as my local dealer now has a demonstrator just to see if there’s anything that moves the Guzzi experience on from the CARC bike era, but I’m not too optimistic; for me the various V11’s and Griso are the last of the sporting big block Guzzi’s
    2 points
  9. https://www.mecum.com/lots/LV0121-471086/2004-moto-guzzi-coppa-italia
    1 point
  10. I really like the maroon Sport.. not as much as a greenie but it's unusual so I like it..
    1 point
  11. Daniel, if you have a Baggy 660, plain old regular unleaded is fine. It's an MZ though.. not a MG..
    1 point
  12. FYI - Living in hot country (lithium’s don’t like cold apparently) I decided to experiment & installed a lightweight LiFePO4 battery some 18+ months ago... A whole 600 grams worth - which is literally like a pack of cigarettes in weight. Is 0.6kg equivalent to like 1.32 pounds? (Not sure if there’s a difference in UK 🇬🇧 vs USA 🇺🇸 pound variance..) Over 200 CCA which is more than a PC545 Odyssey I seem to remember.. The LH7L-BS is suitable for spinning over thumpers up to likes of Husqvarna 570cc so I figured if it can spin over one big cylinders compression it’ll probab
    1 point
  13. Yes, you are deep into the territory! I really want to check out an 8v Griso. The V85 is a great bike for a an adventure bike. I know that small blocks catch some flak in these parts. I have a friend who has one and loves it. I think it will take you where a GS will and if you drop it you can probably pick it up without the help of another riding buddy or two. So, where can I get a green belly pan? That’s awesome!
    1 point
  14. I'm fascinated by the man who has four variations of the V11. Two ShortFrames, two LongFrames/ Three Sports and a LeMans . . . Care to elaborate, @Guzzimax?
    1 point
  15. That's right ....... Anyone removing their fuel tank needs to do this. It also gave me clearance at the rear of the BRAND NEW PRISTINE condition tank I installed couple of years ago that rubbed the paint off in a few places from expansion . I am still not smart enough to post pics , but I ground down to the top of the lettering on the pucks .
    1 point
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  17. I cut an arc 10mm thick off the pucks and about 1/3 around . Drilled and pinned them so they wouldn't spin and installed the tank . P.S. the leak was at the retaining nut . Installed another sensor (used) from a 2000 tank & had to swap connector because it was DIFFERENT . BTW , the tank fell onto the bike !
    1 point
  18. Let me throw this in . I do have a two tank system on the black frame . with the red tank (NEW) having only non-ethanol fuel only used . The tank still was a JOB to remove / install with paint rubbed off in places I didn't like . I am going to say mods to the front tank pucks are the only way to go w/o aluminum .
    1 point
  19. I remove my tank about every three years (about the same interval as my swingarm removal). I only hope my tank does not, one day, split at the rear mount as I am "coaxing it" back on. While moving the tank forward does not look like a good option for the ShortFrame/ShortTank (1999-2001), I also am reluctant to lift the front of the tank. Sure, that might relieve the stress to the rear mounting bolt, but I don't think I would like the look . . . Here again, though, those with LongFrames and short tanks (2002 and early '03 "carry-overs with chin-pad tanks), grooming the forward mounting p
    1 point
  20. Took a small crescent out of each of mine with a Stanley knife til tank fitted snugly.
    1 point
  21. It's the fuel. Non of my bikes are run on Ethanol fuel and non have tank swelling issues. Ciao
    1 point
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