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  1. 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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  2. 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.
    6 points
  3. 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
  4. 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
    5 points
  5. Same morning at the Upper Yarra Reservoir
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  6. Today (and yesterday): Proper cleaning Installed a pair of Angel GTs (with my new hitch-mount NoMar tire changer) Flushed clutch fluid and both brakes (I thanked myself for installing speed bleeders a while ago) Cleaned the brake calipers and pistons Changed transmission oil and rear drive Dropped the pan during oil change since it had been sitting idle so long. For entertainment, here is an easy way to bleed the rear caliper (while you have the wheel off).
    4 points
  7. 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
    4 points
  8. 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.
    4 points
  9. 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!
    4 points
  10. @KINDOY2 shared this with me when he noticed the bassman plays a Fender so like my new one. Thanks, man!
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  11. "What? No, I don't smell anything"
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  12. Guareschi celebra i 100 anni con una special. https://www.omnimoto.it/news/499066/moto-guzzi-guareschi-100-anni-special-anticipazioni/
    4 points
  13. You know how the YouTube Rabbit Hole goes. You start searching videos on replacing fork seals and removing snap rings and click on something diversionary, but interesting. Then you see your bass on stage with a Gold Top Les Paul. And Beth Hart. "Whole Lotta Love!" - indeed....
    4 points
  14. @chamberlin! Glad to see you!!!! You're shopping???
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  15. Ciao mio fratelli Guzzisiti! https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2004-moto-guzzi-coppa-italia-2/
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  16. 2004 cafe sport Added ground wire to regulator casing Installed some swank Rizoma fluid resevoirs Removed air box and installed aluminum velocity stacks with K&N filter. Found ground stud on case loose Replaced broken fast idle cable Recrimped start circuit bullet connectors under the tank Bike seems ALOT more responsive with the velocity stacks and filters Starter has alot more umph with the loose ground tightened Still waiting on headers without the crossover and will install thr carbon fiber timing cover when i do.... I r
    4 points
  17. The tire smudge is the light point to be matched up the the heavy wheel point (valve stem)?
    4 points
  18. I used the Shindy on a past V11 and was happy with it. I would not hesitate to use a Hyperpro. Ohlins dampers were stock on the "special" models that came with Ohlins forks and shocks - so you know the Ohlins will fit easily. The Shindy I installed took a little fussin and cussin - but only a little.
    3 points
  19. G'day mate Yeah the standard Bitubo ( I think from memory ) isn't all that flash! I put a Hyperpro damper on when I had my Suspension done as my std unit was leaking too, it's been bloody good / no issues. Yep definitely worthwhile upgrading your suspension by the way!! Cheers Guzzler
    3 points
  20. I did get the clutch partially working. I opened the bleeder valve and let out a little fluid, but couldn’t properly bleed it, as I didn’t have any hose. I squeezed the lever about 100 times to build up pressure, which seem to work (or it made my hand tired). I’ll do a proper bleed tomorrow. Thank you for all your help.
    3 points
  21. The seals in the MC can go bad when sitting. When you grab the lever the seal doesn't and the lever just pulls back without pressurizing the rest of the system. A few of my race bikes do this when getting pulled out. Sometimes a good flush will clear debris that caused it and sometimes the MC needs new seals to fix.
    3 points
  22. Yes. It is commonly accepted knowledge that the stock air box is preferred. Guzzi put a lot of work into making the flow optimal, a long time ago. It's not just a box, it's an integral piece of the intake system. It is surely the 'tuner friendly' way to go. That said, Dr. John Wittner, who was instrumental in development of the spine frame, succeeded in putting Guzzi back in the racing limelight for a short time in the 80's, certainly used V stacks on at least some of his bikes. It can be done right, I just don't care enough to do it. I'd be interested in reading anyone's outcomes using p
    3 points
  23. Connect stereo speaker leads to the PC545 and feed Johnny Winter into it. All the conditioning the battery can stand.
    3 points
  24. What kind of person reads and posts a tech manual about batteries? Drink two (or 4) cocktails and put on Miles' "Kind of Blue". Now zone out. good night
    3 points
  25. NICE bike!.... and the Italian flag garage floor! (don't let Bill H see this)
    3 points
  26. I've got to relay my experiences. I have been changing tires for 50 years using a bead breaker mounted to my bench and concrete floor, tire irons, 4x4's on a concrete floor or car tire wheel with protector on my bench, and rim protectors. I've always been successful, even with a 240 section Harley tire but, with the exception of the skinny '75 Triump tires, it was always a struggle. And, anytime I thought I had learned a trick, either it didn't work next time or it was so long between tire changes that I forgot it. Then I bought a No Mar Classic HD along with their tire irons, Xtra h
    3 points
  27. ...and the tire is mounted consistent with the direction of travel! Got a similar model (mine has the bead breaking gizmo at waist level) for myself last Xmas. Got to learn about concrete anchor bolts and hammer drills as a side benefit. One of the better investments I've made, IMO. Creates a back saving elevated work surface. Ease of use is partly a function of the wheel design; shallow drop centers are a pain (think F6B/Gold Wing). Just put a new front tire on the H2 yesterday and it took more time taking the body work off for an oil change than demounting/mounting the tire. I don't
    3 points
  28. Beware of Step #5: "Oven Cure" to coincide when momma is away on shopping or otherwise distracted from her kitchen . . .
    3 points
  29. Yeah , I think a person can think too much about something . I can remember having a conversation one time and this guy was concerned that the engine in his car didn't stop in the same position EVERY time .
    3 points
  30. ^^^ What Lucky Phil sez. BIL Harley Bob has EGTs and CHTs on all 6 cylinders of his Continental. He gets worried about them not all being the same. I told him, "too much instrumentation."
    3 points
  31. 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
    3 points
  32. I have the HF, and saw pix of the mojo lever and mojo blocks, so naturally I converted the horrible HF lever to a mojo lever. (I have *lots* of Delrin, and a lathe.) Made something that looks like mojo blocks, and have changed *many* tires. I like the mojo lever idea..
    2 points
  33. I wouldn't be happy with just bleeding the system after a failure. Consider flushing it completely. If you have a little syringe, you can draw all the old fluid out of the reservoir and fill it with new - that will reduce the amount of flushing you need to do. FWIW, I just did this yesterday as I am getting mine back on the road. I used Motul DOT 5.1 fluid in place of DOT 4. (not DOT 5, which is not compatible). It's best to have a helper to squeeze the lever while you work the wrench and monitor the fluid. To keep the hose on the bleeder and avoid making a mess, use a zip tie.
    2 points
  34. Thanks for the recommendations, gents!
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  36. Great stuff. Now I have to throw down some Stevie Ray Vaughan! Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
    2 points
  37. Walter Trout is up there. Had to re-learn guitar after an almost failed liver transplant. And a duo with his son Jonathan Trout. Dad taught him well.
    2 points
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  39. AHHHHH....Sandy Kosman Machining work....a friend of mine from 40 years ago...
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  41. As a Canadian, the monarchy has always been a part of my world and life as well. Prince Philip was always the calm steady rock in the background, and carried himself with dignity and class. It would be nice to think that society and the media could emulate him and rally their support around the Queen when she needs it most.
    2 points
  42. Great taste in music! Follow it up with Coltrane's Blue Train... Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
    2 points
  43. Still learning. So much great information in this Odyssey Technical Manual: https://www.odysseybattery.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/US-ODY-TM.pdf
    2 points
  44. That Guareschi Faux-mans has the most butt ugly fairing. C'mon, it's Italy. You can do better! Looks like this fellow's helmet painted red and hi-viz.
    2 points
  45. And it's gone - first guy to see it, bought it on the spot. Been nice chatting with you all over the last few years. Look for me and the red car at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret CT on Sunday mornings. I'll be at the Guzzi table...as an alumnus :-) VT4L
    2 points
  46. A friend put a pair on his FJR. It was on my recommendation since I love them on my LeMans. I have the first gen and he got the new style. He complained about a slight wobble. He went back to the installer and they rebalanced but it did not help. They then exchanged them for a pair of the earlier style and the issue was solved.
    2 points
  47. Not my cuppa either. Now if they had done it all tastefully, in the faster Rosso Mandello color, different story, lol
    2 points
  48. Though they may be the most desirable, I would suggest, is to the general population. Not to take anything from it mind, but not my cuppa either. I must say though, it was a stunning way to end the series, (I know-ScuraR) but they should have wrapped it up with an "equal" LeMans.
    2 points
  49. A shot from the Guzzi club breaky a few years ago. Cheers Guzzler
    2 points
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