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  1. Wow, it seems like such a long time since autumn . . . Finally! (just watch out for all that winter road gravel . . .)
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  2. OK guys, the T3 California was completed in record time for me, 7 months. Usually it takes me 7 years! I have about 50 miles on it and it runs perfectly! A most enjoyable project.
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  3. Bought a greenie. Or almost did... seller forgot the title, so bike is in our hangar, and we’ll do a money and title swap next week to finish things up. Very low miles, runs decent, but needs lots of little stuff, and the big thing (that I know of) is the clear coat coming off the tank. Right side valve cover leaking oil. He converted to pods. Lots of light surface corrosion. Etc. any wise words on things I should know about the red frame, vs my (2) longer frame Lemans? I think it’s mostly all laid out well enough in the pinned topic that compares the models... under the seat
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  4. Evening All! So I had a little wiring issue with my wee Monza, and decided to draw out a coloured wiring diagram to gain some control over the problem. Went marvellously- all sorted now yay. I ended up enjoying it so much that I decided to draw out the V11 diagram in colour too. So, if any of you fine gentlemen would like a copy of this let me know. It’s been a tough year, that’s for sure, so no charge for this unless you’re feeling flush and want to punt a few quid my way. I’ve gained enough from this forum over the past few years not to feel greedy at all. Looking
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  5. 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
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  6. One more from Anglers Rest / outside the Blue Duck Inn. Cheers Guzzler
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  7. Peering at a fuse box in a Scottish factory, he said: “It looks as though it was put in by an Indian.” He later backtracked: “I meant to say cowboys.” ...I remember well the media beat up outrage at this infamous Prince Philip quip - but the deft recovery reported a few days later made it all the more infinitely hilarious - an absolute classic!! He was a great irreverent wag - the Queen will miss that for sure! End of an era HRH.
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  8. April 2, that's early up here. 11c and sun, Great. Cheers Tom Sent fra min SM-A505FN via Tapatalk
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  9. The first coffee ( heart starter ) on Sunday!
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  10. G'day folk's I was looking for something the other day and stumbled upon this old Instamatic photo from 1977. Sorry about the quality! This bloody thing was my second bike after teaching myself to ride on my first,a Suzuki RV75 Van Van ( yep the one with the balloon tyres ). I swore I'd never take the wee zook off road and remember 60 k's an hour feeling bloody fast. Yep , sure enough I ended up taking it off-road! After about a year, my cousin got wind of another rider in the family and dropped round to see what was what.He raced a heavily modified CR125 in loc
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  11. Gotta love the local council's sense of understatement ! Cheers Guzzler
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  12. The Marabese V11 Sport is a pure work of art! Grazie, Maestro!
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  13. I replaced my leaky BiTubo at about 68,000 miles in August 2009 with a Japanese Shindy (SHIN-juh) standard length/oval body (17-001). It's nicely made and comes with fresh end joints (ball joints/Heim joints/Rose joints . . . ) that have tiny grease fittings on them. Only 58,000 miles on it these eleven years, but staying "flash." http://www.shindypro.com/ss.html
    5 points
  14. Well it ended up being the TPS. The new one came in, installed it, and went for a spin. It was wonderful! The sputtering/burping/hiccuping has been eliminated and the bike did great on a 20 mile loop under varied loads and speeds. Time to enjoy the bike!
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  15. Pretty interesting to study through 78 images with good light and decent resolution. The bike is very well presented (well, you know: "bringatrailer"). The text is maybe 99% correct, yet with a few notable omissions that say the seller doesn't really know what's been done to the bike. Gonna be interesting to see the final sale price. I reckon the Coppa Italia is one of the two most desirable V11 (along with the Rosso Corsa). They are not my cuppa, yet I remain fantastically mystified that a finely fettled (ie: expertly molested), silver (like a Gambalunghino!), early RedFrame (Telaio Ross
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  16. Same morning at the Upper Yarra Reservoir
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  17. 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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  18. The Boggy Creek or Curdievale Pub. Site of the Laverda and Moto Guzzi club rally ( Piss up !!) 2020. This was taken the morning after when all was quiet whilst consuming over coffees and Bacon/egg rolls before heading off on the 400 k ride home. Cheers Guzzler
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  19. ok, here's one... 1971 separated US Army early May. This was taken late fall same year. My hair used to grow fast. When I got out I bought the fastest thing I could find. A '69 Mach III. A couple things of note... This was taken at Geist Reservoir outside Indianapolis, when it was owned by the good citizens of Indiana and the water Co. as a resource for water. Then the inevitable... You can't get near the water now unless you walk out someone back door. All private property. All very big $. My fatigue shirt shows signs of the remnants of the heavy starch we used to have done for
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  20. Tom's Le Mans in the act (sweeeeeeet, buddy!):
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  21. https://ibb.co/Qc1Z13k https://ibb.co/X7QnMQK Got out on the 02 LeMans for a short meetup with a few friends. Turned over the odo to 3300 miles. Such a sweet stock ride!
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  22. I saw some pure copper commemorative coins about the size of a silver dollar for a dollar. Thought, "hmmm, I'm tired of fighting those stupid connections.. made a couple of angled brackets. Cheap. (Guzzi content)
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  23. Oh, easy! You just need to get all those pesky extra parts out of the way to get the Q-Tips into the tight spots . . .
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  25. I ordered a few of these today - nicest design I've seen so far. They have 80 other items with this design, from sweatshirts to duvet covers (surprise the wife!): https://www.redbubble.com/i/sticker/Moto-Guzzi-100-Years-by-GuzzistaVikings/69960271.JCQM3?ref=product-title&utm_campaign=2019_orderconfirmation_transactional_en&utm_medium=email&utm_source=RB&utm_term=44567697
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  26. Awesome. That's doing it up right.. We faced the East and a little South.. raised our very best bourbon, and sang "Happy Birthday" in 2 part harmony. (I also told Luigi he sucked.)
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  27. I meant to post this yesterday, but let’s just say celebrating got away from me. In fact, I’m glad Kathi’s in Alexandria with some of the grands, as some of the “rest, residue, & remainder” are still painfully with me this afternoon. Anyway, here’s a tailored version of how I spent most of yesterday in an Moto Guzzi centenary celebration … by improving the Moto Grappa. For years, I have wanted to have a concrete pad at the front. I often made fun of visiting Guzzisti who fretted about the gravel approach. But, if the truth must be known from time to time,
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  28. Well, no tyres to be had in Dubbo so I rode it home, gently..... Rear tyre is now as bald as a badger's arse but not down to the cords. so much win! It really was a great trip, (Appart from Greg busting himself up!) I really enjoyed it, even though a lot of the road was boring. I'm sure now that I'll enjoy touring on this rig. It gives me a great incentive to actually fix the carburetion properly!
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  29. Meant to post a slideshow of pix of installation, etc., but forgot. Here they are. Moto Grappa & Moto Gomme Open the link to see in "collage;" hover cursor over pix for captions. All best viewed in slideshow mode. Peter Youngblood is a Guzzista saint. Bill
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  30. Am guessing that the slave might be the weak link. Either quickly in my case, or over time as in yours, air is seeping in. First time in history that something leaks into a Guzzi.
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  31. @chamberlin! Glad to see you!!!! You're shopping???
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  32. Three nations disconnected by a common language..
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  33. Unfortunately I don't have a pic of myself with my first motorcycle, but see a stock photo below. Yeah, a Bridgestone 175 Street Scrambler! Hahahahaha! I actually did try to ride it off road while accompanying my older brother on a Baja trip. The ribbed front tire left a little to be desired in the soft sand two tracks. I used nearly half of my one and only student loan to buy the little rotary valve twin screamer in 1970. It was followed by tens of other bikes, including for real dirt pounders. Now down to a 2005 DR650 and 2004 V11 Naked as the riding chapter winds down to a close. Tot
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  34. I had a 64, the first year of roll up widows IIRC. Got in a baby way and traded it for a Nash station wagon.
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  35. Multi enduro and Ktm 990 are both fantastic. Couldn’t decide, so ended up eventually having one of each. 990 is most definitely a better off road machine, although still nothing like a true dirt bike. The multi is magnificent beast, but at the weight and just overall size is brutal off-road. Realizing that you’ll need a helicopter to lift it out of a ravine if you dump it makes you ride nervous, which isn’t good. But it’s a fantastic road bike that also does fire roads with glee. The Ktm lives in Alaska, and the multi is my daily rider. As a properly obsessive Motörhead I have more to o
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  36. If I can find the right link I’ll post it...! 👍😂 🍻 The courage to go further”, the whole Moto Guzzi story On Monday 15 March, on the exact day that the Moto Guzzi blows out its 100 candles, the Automotoclub Storico Italiano presents the preview of the documentary film entitled "The courage to go beyond". An independent project conceived by enthusiasts Massimo Zavaglia and Bruno Nava, produced by Alboran and sponsored by the Municipality of Milan. “The courage to go beyond” (written by Laura Motta and directed by Maurizio Pavone) is the story of the life of the three men who gave r
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  37. Well, I was talking to myself on my ride today, trying to ride the Stelvio like a sport bike on my 200 miles loop to Borrego Springs. On the way home, I balanced out the 3 cases with a 10 pound bag of oranges in each, along with avocados, tangerines, onions, ginger, and cinnamon. I love the fruit and veggie stands out in Pauma Valley. Perfect spring day in San Diego County - hot in the desert, there was still some snow on top of Mount Palomar, and ocean breezes at home. Another thing I like about the Stelvio - 8 gallon tank. If I had left with it full, I could have done that loop easily withou
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  38. These are the casting that make up just one cylinder head. I think there are twenty castings all told and about the same number of ball bearings, the only plain bearings being on the gear selector mechanism and kick start shaft. Makes the V11 rather simple.
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  39. Anglers Rest ( Victorian High Country ) Oz Great spot and the Blue Duck Inn is a ripper !! Cheers Guzzler
    4 points
  40. Sorry to open an old thread but thought I would carry on with the story. So, it's now 2021, Covid and retirement has given me time to get back to the Ducati 750GT motor rebuild. Some inheritance money has enabled my brother and I to spend a little more than we intended on the bike. Bought a Machine Mart bead blasting cabinet and started to clean up the castings. The raised threaded section on the LH case for the clutch adjuster was broken. Also the RH side case support for the kickstart was broken off. Took them to a welder who complained about my using glass beads as they remain
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  41. Was a Great fan of the original GT's, ran three sets of them on my Z's, but, wanted to try something different. Since BMW & KTM chose the Metzeler M7rr for the S1000rr & Super Duke, I put Z8's on the work horse & M7rr's on the show pony. Loved the change so much, I put Z8's on the V11. With the soft rounded contour as opposed to the high crown of the GT's, transitioning right-left-right is so much smoother. Don't get me wrong, the GT's are an incredible tire....my MultiStrada customers won't use anything else. Just take a look at the Metzeler's. Similar profile to the Road 5's, bu
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  42. The bevelbox on the CARC system is generally pretty robust. The one Achilles Heel it has is the light preload on the pinion bearings supplied by the nut and the fact that it is held there simply by a lockwasher. For some bizarre reason Guzzi don't Loctite it and if the bearings settle or wear the preload is lost, the nut comes loose and things go pear shaped fairly quickly. First symptom will be noise from the final drive on the over-run. If you notice this stop riding immediately. Not only could it preceed a catastrophic failure but also if you stop it there and then it may well be possi
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  43. 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
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  44. Ooh nice thread. Just purchased some TI cans with a couple of small dings. Now to find some PVC pipe and more importantly some IPA. The dents are removed more easily with some throat lubricant I take it!
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  46. My Father in law ( RIP) had an antique Art and collectables store in SF for years...When my wife would ask how much something was worth..he would say..its worth whatever its worth to you? How much do you have ? How bad do you want it? I always kind of go by that..How much do I have? and How bad do I want it?..that is really all that matters.
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  47. A proposito di birra ... A proposito di birra ...
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