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  1. Not V11... but at least they are spine frames!
    10 points
  2. Another look: Ain’t she sweet? So what will the bright lads and gals at Moto Guzzi / Piaggio do to bring in the 100th anniversary? Will they give us a new bike with this fire, this visceral riding machine?
    9 points
  3. I’ve spent most of the winter and following lockdown giving the Tenni some love. I met a fellow Tennisti in St. Louis on a trans America trip in 2018(Iwas on a triumph)and his bike put mine to shame.A mixture of shit Irish weather, bad Italian paint, ethanol and me being lazy meant it was starting to look sad. The tank was suffering from severe measles, so that was the start, and it grew from there. I had one built by MCS in brightlingsea, UK, took about 5 months, not bad considering Covid had just hit. I had various bits of plastic repainted by a pro, the Tenni paint came from
    8 points
  4. Giro in solitaria sulla sponda del lago di Lecco, solo io e la mia moto ... il rimbombare dell'aspirazione nelle gallerie, lo sbuffare degli scarichi, l'odore della benzina combusta, il tiro poderoso del motore, il suggestivo panorama lacustre dietro ogni singola curva e quell'impagabile senso di libertà! Il saluto sincero dei Guzzisti che ho incrociato e un ultimo saluto al cancello della fabbrica dove è nata ... quasi come ringraziamento della mia moto meravigliosa. Traduzione automatica, scusatemi. Solo ride on the shore of Lake Lecco, just me and my motorbike ... the rumble
    7 points
  5. Maybe a little better...
    6 points
  6. This might be a little better...
    6 points
  7. And here we are. Phew! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    6 points
  8. I used to ride the Crest ( hwy2) to Newcomb's 3-4 days a week in my 30's and 40's...when I was self employed and a member of Pro-Italia clubhouse ( Italian bikes only)..I miss it a lot..and I miss my old riding buddies, I was down last week an saw some of them who have been riding it weekly since the early 60's ..a couple of the guys in their mid to LATE 70's with newer Italian Superbikes and they still get together and ride the crest EVERY Friday morning, unless their is snow and they still go like a Bat out O Hell"!...:-)
    5 points
  9. After too many weeks of limited in town riding, I took the Green Muse up San Gabriel Canyon / Hwy 39. It’s a lovely November day, and it felt great to hammer up and down a canyon! As usual, she ran flawlessly. But I think I’ve lost some of my handlebar vibe acclimation!
    5 points
  10. Sent this as an email to some UnGuzzisti friends -- mostly because I enjoy annoying them -- and others, and posted on another forum, but thought (despite no spine-frame content) I'd post it here, too, especially as ride reports are getting scarce above the Mason-Dixon line until spring. So, a Guzzi buddy in Rochester, N.Y., has a wife who is as indulgent as my Kathi. She and their daughters surprised Bob 10 years ago on his 60th birthday with a new Guzzi. They recently reprised that gift with another on Bob’s latest. Guzzista and N.J. friend, Nick, and I saw this as an oppor
    5 points
  11. Hers's my 1198 Ducati with the factory alloy tank. The bare alloy part is a Brushed finish like Scotchbright covered in clear gloss. Leaving an alloy tank a completely polished finish looks too much of a wank to me. Its got that "look at me I'm aluminium" dorky feel about it. A painted finish with a section of brushed aluminium and cleared over is class. My 1198 has a bit too much aluminium showing for my taste but thats std. The original was plastic but I got a deal on the alloy tank which is 2.5L bigger. Ciao
    5 points
  12. https://www.moto.it/news/nico-cereghini-il-museo-guzzi-sara-bellissimo.htmlTranslation by Google:Nico Cereghini: "Will the Guzzi museum be beautiful?"November 2, 2020 - The Piaggio Group Board of Directors approved theredevelopment project of the Moto Guzzi museum and the entire productionarea of Mandello. It will be a famous archistar to take care of it.Even if there is no other news for now, fans rejoiceHello everyone! At the end of September, when I anticipated that MotoGuzzi's 100th birthday would be celebrated in 2021 (read the article),many of you raised the theme of the Mandello museum.
    5 points
  13. Here are a couple shots from last night playing with the Iphone photo settings.
    5 points
  14. No surprise that there are those of us anxiously looking this far ahead. Plus, I was reminded that some folks have to put in time-off requests by year end. As ever: Weekend after US Labor Day (Sept. 10-12, 2021) Tellico Plains ,TN, USA Get There. Bring Tools. Here, again, 2021 is Moto Guzzi's centesimo, so we ought to whoop this up! (I'm not at all sure how "whoop this up" translates into Italian). Those riding in from Varsseveld or Bungendore can head out now and have plenty of time to "Get There" . . .
    4 points
  15. I normally spend my time in the Winter in the Santa Monicas. Old riding buddy, Guzzi Bob(RIP) lived near the crest. We rode literally thousands of miles together. I still miss him when I go out to SoCal..
    4 points
  16. First time playing with Guzzidiag. Saved a copy of the map, then used Tunerpro to turn the Lambda probe off. Reloaded the map and CO has changed from -128 to "0". Yay it worked. Set TPS to 157mv following the "Decent Tune Up" instruction. It was 80mv. Balanced the Throttle bodies with the Motion Pro tool. They were a little out. Set the idle and now ready to go. Prior to this I had set the valves and installed new plugs. So once I have repaired the headlight lens retaining screw setup I will be back on the road after a long period of maintenance. The bike should run a hell of a lot b
    4 points
  17. If they say it 'Works' on all variants it is probably one of the shitty air temperature sensor foolers rather than a super-shitty O2 sensor fooler. Don't use these awful, crappy, damaging pieces of shit. Just learn to use Guzzidiag and 'Reader' and 'Writer' and find someone with a similar bike to yours who has built a map that works and buy it and throw it in. The 15M, 15M-RC and W5AM ECU's have been an open book for a decade. All these widgets are not only unnecessary but are often damaging. Just say no to bullshit solutions!
    4 points
  18. From my notes, there are two coils in the Valeo solenoid (the old Bosch and the new Chinese starters all have 2 coils as well) One is 1.05 Ohms from the spade connector to chassis by Ohms law that will draw 12/1.05 = 11.4 Amps, this coil is powered up as long as the bike is cranking over. (I call this the Holding Coil, it can never close the solenoid just strong enough to hold it in place) The other coil is only 0.25 Ohms and goes from the spade connector to downstream of the main contact and across the armature. (I call this the Grunt Coil, it does most of the hard work if its wired
    4 points
  19. This makes me very happy to see! Perhaps not quite so happy as you, hammershaug, but what a delight!
    4 points
  20. One year ago I purchased this 77 Lemans. It was a nice solid unit but had a few cosmetic issues. The most serious was cosmetic damage to the fairing, instruments, and instrument housings. When I got it home I noticed that the red gear lube in the transmission was leaking from the bell housing. This gave me the incentive to give it a complete going over. Here is the summary. ENGINE The engine was partially disassembled for inspection and found to be in very good condition. Rear main seal replaced, and gave the exterior a detail. CLUTCH Replaced clutch and upgrade
    4 points
  21. This popped up on my YouTube feed and it's a rather nicely done Tonti - well, 3/4 of a Tonti anyway, as he explains.
    4 points
  22. Thanks for asking, docc. Almost there! Rear-wheel and a new shock in place this weekend. The first weekend in 3 months without building the temple, and time to care for miss Greenie.
    4 points
  23. Wow, man what a kindness! Thank you, Sir! This was my mostest-worstest oil change of all thirty. Drain plug pulled its threads out in bits/ first stuck oil filter, ever/ sump fastener that holds the left side, rear aspect of the sidestand index plate pulled its threads (all in one coiled mass). As many of you already know (or suspect), when my Sport goes down (for whatever reason), I become, er, rather afflicted . . . My local (O'Reilly) auto parts store had the full M10-1.50 Stanley "Heli-Coil" kit for the drain plug. Heat gun and a friction surface (100grit paper) insid
    3 points
  24. I'm THE authority on ruining things . Get the Heli-Coil and practice on some junk til you feel confident in what you're doing . It's easy . If a Simpleton like myself can do it , you can too !
    3 points
  25. Normally, when we are out over Xmas, you can't get much higher than Newcomb's. That's why I stay in the SMMs. Certainly, one of my most epic rides was when Guzzi Bob, two other old farts and I lit up the crest from the bottom to the top. Perfect day, and unforgettable...
    3 points
  26. You need to be an Aussie or an Englishman. Cattle dog.........catalogue, get it. It's called rhyming slang. Ciao
    3 points
  27. Ok, I got it off. Pretty easy once I understood things. This advice from MartyNZ showed me what I was doing wrong: And this advice from Docc is how I got the cover off: I'll attach some images illustrating the rib Docc mentioned if it helps others in the future. Thanks everyone!
    3 points
  28. Remember that there are two hollow dowels that locate the plate against the gearbox housing, so the plate cannot move sideways. The dowels are tight, which adds to the difficulty. The plate must pull straight away from the case by repeated jiggling after the bond line is released. Heat may help soften whatever is holding it. BTW, it is best if you can be certain that the bike is in either neutral or 1st before removing the plate. If you choose neutral, mark the cam wheel alignment at adjacent teeth. There's already marks for first gear.
    3 points
  29. Just fitted this LED upgrade, plug and play
    3 points
  30. And, now, Ken Hensley of Uriah Heep has given his Last Dance . . . Godspeed . . .
    3 points
  31. Just got home and checked the bike. BOTH eagles are pointing backwards! Damn you Jaap!! So, either: 1......I admit I’m an idiot and take off the decals and fit two more, or: 2......embrace the difference like the true maverick I am and bask in my bike’s individuality. I think I’ll sleep on it, I’m a little jetlagged...
    3 points
  32. It does on the left side, smartarse!! Anyway, I like looking backwards, it’s the fighter pilot in me....”check six”, and all that....
    3 points
  33. I don't have one on my V-11's but I had one made for my 07 Ducati and left it natural with a coat of clear urethane ..it had swelled..The bike was Black before.
    3 points
  34. Press to start and "nothing" can simply be the Clutch Safety Switch "bullet" connectors under the left side of the tank. They are notorious for locking out the start function. Sometimes, this can be confirmed by holding in the clutch lever while keeping the start button pressed and rotating the bars back and forth. If the starter suddenly catches, it is likely a bad connection at those flinky bullet connectors.
    3 points
  35. It's probably in this thread somewhere, the reason for the 30 Amp fuse melting that is. The cause as I see it is too much resistance in the clips holding the fuse, resistance causes heat at a current squared relationship and don't forget the current is pulsing, its not a steady DC but a pulsing DC, the peak is much higher than the average. So saying my VII Sport welded a fuse into the holder but I was able to break it free and clean the socket up again. It never gave me another problem but I eventually replaced the regulator with a direct connect type. Don't re-use a fuse that h
    3 points
  36. That's the same article I found out how wrong I was . I thought the were mixing up Bob Seger in there somewhere . BTW , just about everything Ken Burns does is GREAT . It may not be perfectly accurate , but it is good enough . This documentary also brought to the public Shelby Foote . THE MAN .
    3 points
  37. Great place Meticcio, been there quite a few times visiting the old yellow building. Last time with my son, the son looking at the old man saying, I like the feeling we can't make it home tonight, not tomorrow night either. Heard the speed limit for boats on the Lake Como is 65mph . Yes we can handle more pictures. Cheers tom
    3 points
  38. Greenie is going upstairs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  39. Sparklehorse does the greatest version of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here".
    3 points
  40. Caswell https://caswellplating.com/epoxy-gas-tank-sealer.html It now comes in colors. I don''t recall that being an option back then. I used clear. But Dragons Blood sounds cool. I left the tank empty for a few months, it shrank back to about original size, and I coated the inside with the Caswell gas tank coating. No issues since.
    3 points
  41. I thought it was just to keep the starter warm - a "starter cozy". 😂 __Jason
    3 points
  42. or maybe its the mk4 belly pan that's made the differance...
    2 points
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