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  1. Many of the small towns in our region were built along the railroads. Quite a few have an old caboose on display honoring that heritage. I put together a day ride that took in five cabooses (plus the BBQ Caboose Café ), 215 miles, 8 counties. . . . and 2 happy Guzzisti on their romping Sports . . .
    17 points
  2. Picked up the Nero Corsa from Germany today [emoji16] IPA time. Cheers Tom. Sent fra min SM-A505FN via Tapatalk
    13 points
  3. 2005 Ballabio, C/F front fender, side panels, GB bellypan and high Mistrals
    8 points
  4. Transmission was all powder coated, gone thru and now back together..now for the motor!! Step by step!
    8 points
  5. Becuase Guzzis are made with red wine and Harleys are made with beer. Wine has a higher alcohol content, so it burns more efficiently. The tannins in the red wine also account for Guzzis having more character. My Scura, for example, has hints of blackberry and chocolate.
    7 points
  6. Looks more like a glimpse of the promised land.
    7 points
  7. (200 kb only sucks with these sorts of topics) My wife thinks I’m on another oil thread... 🥸 Now, do you reckon that’s about 5W30 weight? Yes Darling, coming... Phwoarrr! That’s one well lubed Italian Nevada right there!!
    7 points
  8. Somebody just posted this on WildGuzzi, and I thought it would be interesting here too. I didn't know the MGS01 used a 6-speed transmission "modified" from a V11.
    7 points
  9. A simple perfect tool for Phase sensor distance. Cheers Tom Sent fra min SM-A505FN via Tapatalk
    7 points
  10. My 1100Sporti had a bad phase sensor when I bought it, which took a minute to sort out. I had precisely the same symptoms, that is it ran great just about far enough to be a real pain walking back then quit. At first it was intermittent loss of power, intake spitting, then quitting and restarting after a short cool-off. It got worse until eventually I was afraid to leave the garage with it. Eventually it became obvious that the problem presented with heat, and some forum investigation led me to pull the sensor and ohm it cold and hot- sure enough, a heat gun made the sensor open right about th
    7 points
  11. Yep, that is low fuel on an early Sport (chin-pad, external pump/filter) tank. The right "lobe" holds up to 0.8 US gallons of "fuel." Or is it half (or more) of accumulated detritus, water, and "binary azeotropes?" Draining the fuel from the regulator return hose will only drain the left side "lobe." The right side lobe will have to be siphoned from the filler at the top, or the regulator removed, or the tank removed and turned on its head. Fully draining your tank should be properly shielded from the public eye . . . @czakky knows how I wait for these moments . . .
    6 points
  12. Picked up the Scura yesterday, after a long wait for a voltage regulator. Finally, it runs again (been sitting for over 2 years, maybe 3). Took it on a romp, and remembered how much fun this bike is. WOT at 6,500 RPM up a long, curvy grade... just lovely.
    6 points
  13. The powder coating process took longer than expected as half the old bubbled crappy 02 paint practically fell off but the other half didn't want to come off at all..Then after much effort finally the powder coater said he was afraid to turn the pressure up on the sand blaster any higher for fear of doing damage to the cases..so We took the cases to another guy in LA that he recommended who does a special chemical paint removal and after 2 weeks there it was ready to go back to the powder coater and be coated..He did a great job of masking and painting..very happy with that! So now the m
    6 points
  14. ^^^^^Like I said, I have a dollar riding on it. I had to let the moths out of my billfold to make sure I had one.. (Guzzi content)
    6 points
  15. Dynotec makes the Centauro look a bit better IMHO
    6 points
  16. I don't think HD is chasing HP. They are after torque, it seems. And feel. HD has built some pretty powerful engines. Obviously there was the V Rod engine. But they also built a 1200 air cooled engine for the Buell that made 101 HP (mine put out about 80 HP at the rear tire, more than the wife's V11, and over 70 ft/lbs of torque). That was a seriously sweet motor. Not like a V11 motor, it was much more of a stump puller that would still rev while the V11 motor is more of a mid-range motor. Certainly HD could build a more modern engine, but really they seem to be doing fine where they are.
    5 points
  17. I'm back on track and everything seems okay! I noticed a huge improvement in gear shift action, thanks to Lucky Phil/Chuck-made shift lever extender. More importantly, I have charging again. The Shindengen 847 was a good investment for sure. A day to remember. I wouldn't be here without all the advisory from @Tomchri @Rolf Halvorsen @docc and all you other guys on the forum. A big thanks to y'all! The coughing at 3000rpm has gotten worse, but I'm confident that a full tune-up will make a difference. Never ever done that.
    5 points
  18. Well, as far as bums on a bike go, this is a Honda, not a Guzzi, but do you all remember the movie, “Vanishing Point”? It may not be “Citizen Kane”, but that movie, along with “Easy Rider”, and “Electra Glide in Blue”, had as much to do with anything to put me in the saddle. As a very wee lad, me and my pals would jump the chain link fence at the local drive-in and appropriate a speaker where we would sit at the very back of the lot watching these motoplotation movies. It wasn’t long after seeing “Easy Rider” and wearing out the soundtrack LP, that I was able to get my hands on
    5 points
  19. Kudos to author Robert Smith for getting the origins of the Moto Guzzi big twin right in this December, 2020, article on an interesting Eldorado for Motorcycle Classics magazine: https://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-italian-motorcycles/zm0z21jfzols/ "(That the V7 engine was developed from Guzzi’s “mechanical mule” military project is now refuted by most authoritative sources, including marque specialist Greg Field in his book Moto Guzzi Big Twins.)"
    5 points
  20. Valuation is interesting business, especially as these bikes are becoming twenty+ years old and each individual model/ color is only seen in relatively small numbers. (I don't know if they are "rare as hens' teeth ", but certainly "finer'n frog hair! ") An experienced member here spoke to me recently about valuation issues related to our model specific forum. The fellow has bought and sold a series of very nice V11 in recent years. I trust his opinion and he opened my eyes to a phenomenon that I had overlooked. And I paraphrase: Those of us with intimate knowledge of this mo
    5 points
  21. I'd have to disagree with the 'Anything is possible' supposition. How do you get a motor to make more power? The bottom line is you either have to get more molecules into the combustion chamber or you have to excite them more once they are there. Preferably both. Unfortunately the Guzzi Hi-Cams, both old and new, have several limiting factors in their overall design and engineering that preclude the ability to get significantly greater volumetric efficiency, thermal efficiency or mechanical efficiency, (Although the 'New' hi cam and to a lesser extent the MGS01 engines do have significant
    5 points
  22. Whether it's a $6k bike or not, like my Grampa said about the farm land he bought, "They're not making anymore of it."
    5 points
  23. Well worth the visit. Guzzis predominated. Some well used 70s and 80s Guzzis and a very nice Magni. More new than old Ducatis present and a couple of Morinis, but no Laverdas that I noticed. Only one V11 other than my Tenni. Lots of very nice Ferraris, Maseratis, Alfas and a few Lancias too. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
    5 points
  24. heh. i have gone through the cycles of not super happy about it. but I don't blame the bike- mostly me for not properly maintaining it. So its now in oregon in the back of my brothers old truck- which luckily DID make the trip. reason I was traveling up is my mother and brother finally got vaxed - first time I have seen them in 1.5 years. I just booked a flight back to SF as i have to get back to pick up my daughter by tuesday- I ordered a new sensor from MGcycle and the bike will stay here until I come up later in July. I may work on it a bit today but also may just take
    5 points
  25. Just something to put into your bag of possibilities. Looking back over this it seems that you get it going... and then it stops. I'm reminded of a very strange and - tough to find - problem I had a while back. Though my problem was blowing fuses, it was directly related to forward motion. Turned out the side stand safety switch wire blew up against the head pipe and melted, causing the fuse to blow. Then It dropped away and was good with a new fuse until I got up to speed and it shorted again. Took me a week to find it. Reading about your damaged sensor wires made me recall my problem an
    5 points
  26. So the fuel pump is running but just for a couple of seconds? Is it still running while cranking over, if not it's probably the Phase sensor. The phase sensor turns on the injection relay through the ECU, the injection relay turns on the pump and the ignition coils, if the Phase sensor dies you lose the injection relay, pump, spark & injectors. You could make sure no-ones added extra spacers to the sensor, sometimes that gets done in an attempt to make it oil tight. The gap should be 0.6 - 1.2mm. Probably your best bet to find another sensor is to borrow one from a local Guz
    5 points
  27. OK! it stopped raining and I went out and removed the phase sensor, cleaned it.. and indeed, that oring was all messed up. So I removed the ring.. it was chwed up and expanded etc.. no good. Cleaned the mating surface as best I could.. put it back in.. and VOLA! the bike works! Now it has done this before... so not sure if its just back to its intermitant "runs Great! then dies in a few miles- or its actually now set correctly. My brother is nearly here so I may try and ride up and he will follow and see how far I get. NO oring but a bit of oil leakage I can deal wi
    5 points
  28. This behaviour sounds exactly like mine did. Only happened when the bike was hot, eventually traced back the problem to the phase sensor. A non-oil compatible o-ring underneath it had swollen, causing the mounting plate to bend and the phase sensor move away from the phonic wheel causing these issues. A new o-ring did the trick in my case. Not saying in your case it is the o-ring, but the phase sensor explains the behaviour very well.
    5 points
  29. ^^^^ I understand and do not necessarily disagree. That said, I view all such things through a "time, manner, & place" lens. What I say around my supper table, fire pit, and the like to friends are not things I say in motorcycle forums outside of "BS" subtopics. I loathe PC and all its fellow travelers, and, regrettably, it seems to have driven speech underground. Sad. But I also don't view every venue as a soapbox for my pet rocks ... and I assure you that I have a rock garden of those. So, if interested in any of those or in sharing yours, you and others
    5 points
  30. Lost pocket knife found May 2021, Indian Boundary Campground, Cherohala Skyway. Inscription: DAVID BLANTON FROM DAD 4-14-84 [wow, @Pressureangle, a genuine kindness. I typed out the message to make it web-searchable. Maybe someone could post this on ADVRider as well . . .]
    5 points
  31. Seems I tried to turn my GB into one of those . . . Just back from a Completion Ride after thirteen weeks and parts from three continents, several set-backs and learning experiences. Thank goodness for good friends and Polished Tools!
    4 points
  32. Bolted on the Shindengen 847 MOSFET regulator today. Charging 14.5V. Yes, I can finally go for a ride:) No more charging light. No charging light ever(?) because the blue and red/black wire to the charge lamp(reference voltage) has no connection with the new regulator. Is there a way to get it back, or do I have to look for another type of voltage monitoring? EDIT: I like simplicity. This is simplicity: SparkBright Eclipse No-brainer?
    4 points
  33. two kinds of relays, those that work and those that don't.
    4 points
  34. Tour the Alps and the Pyrenees. Then ship it home from Portugal or Morocco.
    4 points
  35. First, you have to think about how the horsepower is being measured. If you are measuring it at the rear wheel, there is likely around 15% more power at the crank. So a bike with 100 hp at the rear wheel has probably around 115 hp at the crank. Then you have the old joke about how small Italian horses are.... As a former racer of Ducati's, I know all about inflated horsepower claims. Our Ducati racebikes would make an honest 75 hp at the rear wheel (two valve air cooled 750 twin). We raced against guys with similar motors claiming upwards of 100 hp at the rear wheel from their two valve 7
    4 points
  36. The bare wood walls look great! Good call on not painting them.
    4 points
  37. New "Pork chops", refreshed Motor and Trans with new RAM clutch kit are all re assembled and back in her Frame!...Heads etc will go on today!!
    4 points
  38. After a little time and work, Bobby D’s 850T3 is cleaned-up and running. I flushed everything out and got new gas and oil into her, cleaned up the plugs, charged the battery, and fired her up. I had Mark give her a good look over and dial in the carbs, and she runs pretty good. What a different animal from the V11. What a difference 23 years makes! (1978-2001) Nonetheless, this bike is very fun to ride, although we’re still getting to know each other. The clutch is real grabby, but the 5 speed tranny shifts crisply, but neutral is a little elusive, and the faint dash light
    4 points
  39. What a gorgeous collection of V11 (two is a coincidence . . .) ! And bookend Corsas to match your garage floor!
    4 points
  40. My Forks are going to Holland! Isn't that viert? The big upgrade is now in effect. They use the Forks as a template to build the new ones. The internals will be Mupo CSP30-R‘s This old girl is going to have the best front end currently available to the general public! Massive front end diet planned with these Forks, Magnesium Triple Clamps, Sicom Rotors and OZ Racing Wheel.
    4 points
  41. They all liked riding at the back of the truck, even going fast, full control. First one in 75, enjoyed the 440 music. Oluf the monster 68kg, way later. 4 males, 1 chick. Cheers Tom. Sent fra min SM-A505FN via Tapatalk
    4 points
  42. I don't own a Centauro but have a Daytona HiCam engine which is giving me a lot of grief (but that's another story). Just a couple of thing's Mikko, if you know already forgive me. The HiCam engine has both belts and gears, gears to drive the oil pump and service shaft and pulleys to drive the cams from the service shaft. I see somebody went the gear to chain route, but as you have a Caruso pump & gears, you are obviously not considering it..................wise move! AFAIK the V11 chain and pump conversion will reduce your oil output from the pump at least 20% (probably mor
    4 points
  43. Many in NZ say "kays". Although as a country with a lot of sheep, we could start using Sheppies. Douglas Adams said a Sheppy is the closest distance at which sheep remain picturesque (about 1.4 kays).
    4 points
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