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  1. My Ballabio in the mountains in Northern Colorado, smoke and wildfires cut short the ride. Hope everyone is hanging in there in these strange times, take care. T
    12 points
  2. Just got back from a 3 day 730 mile tour with friends in the Catskill Mountains. First tour for my 03 Le Mans, and happy to say she performed flawlessly - such a pleasure to ride on 50 - 80 mph sweepers!
    7 points
  3. Got out for an extended ride on the "new" to me "new" '02 LM. Beautiful weather finally has arrived. Tipped the ODO over to 2650 miles. She's tight and runs like a good sewing machine.
    7 points
  4. So I've just been rebuilding my throttle bodies due to bush wear and leaking seals. Although this is for the Daytona side flow bodies the top feed bodies are exactly the same in detail. So first thing to do is remove the throttle bodies which requires separating the cross supports on the bike. The top steel support fasteners come out fairly easily but the lower alloy cross brace held by the countersunk 5mm bolts are super hard. Dont even consider removing these without heat and a lot of concentrated heat. You need a fine tip oxy torch with a hard flame. So it needs a lot of heat directly
    7 points
  5. Hibernation time around the corner, snow plow markers up,, ALREADY. Or just happy for another season. Cheers Tom Sent fra min SM-A505FN via Tapatalk
    6 points
  6. Where's the social distancing? That BMW might pass on something quite nasty:) Ciao
    6 points
  7. About a week out and I see I started the Sport's shakedown three months ago and have ridden it over 2700 miles. About as ready as it can possibly be and properly separated from the Waddington Effect (unwanted outcomes from my messing with it ). I told a buddy that if I didn't saddle up and head out next week she would probably sprout a cortex and leave without me! SpineRaiders are looking to number 10-14 for this S'xteenth South'n. Y'all ride well, ya hear?
    6 points
  8. Hi Phil, thanks, a very lucid and detailed explanation. I re-worked the throttle bodies of my Jackal and V11 some years ago, some additional comments based thereupon. This is important, the butterfly valves have edges ground at an angle to fit to the throttle bodies when closed. The original screws block a substantial amount of the cross section, the two pictures (before/after) show the difference. Using flat-headed screws frees up some of the cross section, especially if the screw is selected (or made to fit) to the diameter of the shaft. For those willing to go f
    6 points
  9. Gfived (is that a verb?) the 4130 over to my old (now) friend Brad at the water jet shop. He says "Next week." So. If you want The Last Edition Lucky Phil Shifter Extender (tm).. speak up now.
    5 points
  10. Ordered material today. It should be here by the end of the week or early next week.
    5 points
  11. Just that curious bronze patina our pipes offer us from running her hard (but never putting her away wet!).
    5 points
  12. I agree with the comments of previous contributors but, to me, the most revealing and interesting bit of information that would seem to help locate the problem is the rather odd phenomenon that the engine does shut down when you pull in the clutch and press the start button. This action energises the starter relay which, apart from putting voltage on the starter motor contactor, it turns off the voltage powering the Lights Relay, thus de-energising the lights, including brake lights, headlights etc while starting. This is fed from Fuse F5, so I would anticipate that pulling out fuse F5 would
    5 points
  13. Here is the other decent shot I got out of the series. I just though that first one the more "artistic" . . .
    5 points
  14. Guy's When are you going to do a REAL Southern Spine raid ?? Like the Southern hemisphere per chance!! You could call it the EXTREME Southern Spine Raid perhaps ? Seriously though, hope the planets align and it's a goer for you all.Have a bloody good time and enjoy it eh. It would be a hoot to be able to be there and catch up for a ride and a few sherbets afterwards. Take plenty of photos for us down here eh!! Cheers Guzzler
    5 points
  15. A quick update. I received my speedo back from Joel Levine this afternoon. Prior to shipping he explained that the V11 speedo is a Chinese replica of a basic Japanese speedo but made with cheap materials. Apparently there is/was a Chinese factory in Italy manufacturing these IT speedos. He rebuilds the Guzzi speedos with refurbished Japanese parts. Long story short, I reinstalled and it appears to be running fine following a spirited 20 minute ride. So all good on the speedo front. Also, the trip meter knob sold on MG Cycles is a perfect OEM fit where mine was broken. Now to solve the interm
    5 points
  16. Here is what happens when the engine was run with the Griso spring in
    4 points
  17. Hey everyone, New member here. Hope you guys are good and fine .
    4 points
  18. No, don't sacrifice another lovely old T3 on the altar of this obscene, masurbatory, cult. If you have to build some pretend POS 'Cafe Racer' just buy some shitty Chinese copy of a 1980's Japanese single. It'll look the part when you're sitting at your stall selling your pomade and beard grooming products and all the pissants you're trying to impress will flock like moths around a flame. Just leave the old Guzzis alone. Please.
    4 points
  19. Bottom line for me is it's more beautiful and desirable than almost any new bike available at any dealer showroom in the past 15+ years - period.
    4 points
  20. Ha ha I've been lucky enough to have been up in a helicopter and an old Tiger moth and DC 3.As a passenger not a pilot! I've also skydived, my Dad was a paratrooper in the British Army as a young man so almost felt compelled to try it! Although all of the above were truly life affirming experiences, the helicopter ride was over a glacier in NZ,tiger moth flight was over the Great Ocean road here in Oz and the DC 3 a flight over Melbourne and the Port Phillip bay at night. I have to say they can't compare to my lifelong love of motorcycling and the experiences that it ha
    4 points
  21. The pipes are BUB. I'm not sure they're the best possible top end performance, but the thing pulls like a dump truck from 1500 RPM with the Web 86b cam.
    4 points
  22. New battery, new fuel pump, new relays, first ride, second ride, third ride. Funnily enough, relevant to posts above, took advice off here to buy omrons, and tried to start it with new fuel pump before I put them in. Could hear bosch relay clicking away, but pump not working put new ones in and all peachy. Took a while to clear injectors out, but a tank full of clean gas and some gentle throttle and it soon cleared up to steady tickover and smooth running thru the rev range, after about ten minutes all the stutters gone. Was going to put it away as paperwork etc, but it was such a nice ni
    4 points
  23. Doesn't look as if any of us responded directly to your inquiry except by the positive inferences you may have drawn. Still looking? Pull the trigger? I have 82K miles on mine. A grand machine. Romped with it a week or so ago. Bill
    4 points
  24. "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." - George Bernard Shaw [image by Tom in Virginia]
    4 points
  25. [docc posted image by "Copy Image Location" and pasting]:
    4 points
  26. Here's a link to the photos I took during the weekend. Didn't pull out the camera, just the phone, but had a good time with docc and the guys. https://ibb.co/album/NtZSgC
    4 points
  27. Yes Chuck, time to move on.......onto the Lucky Phil "Eazy Glide" manual fuel tap mod for the USA members. I mean you have nothing else on do you Chuck? I had the tank off my bike again the other day and the shear pleasure to be had from reaching in there and turning the tap off and it seal perfectly without any effort or the use of pliers etc was very rewarding. I'm so easily pleased it seems. Ciao
    4 points
  28. Scott and I are South'n bound and down, loaded up and truckin'!
    4 points
  29. Sweet. I see that the mic is plugged in. Is it live? I think you could record a pretty good drum track between the engine and the clutch!
    4 points
  30. Another Eagle, has landed near by , and I sort of know the guy, 1 more ordered. Cheers tom.
    4 points
  31. Finally drank the relay Kool-Aid. I've decided to hold onto all 10, though, as I like the idea of having spares on-hand, and eventually doing pre-emptive replacements at some point down the road. __Jason
    4 points
  32. I have responded to Chuck on mail. I thought mail was a proper platform for one-to-one chat. Come on folks! We need this stuff[emoji1] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  33. All I have to say is that if you've never ridden a Ducati do it at least once. That being said there is something more visceral about the V11 Sport. Which is saying something considering the opposition.
    4 points
  34. Both Italian? I fired up my Ducati yesterday. It's eerily smooth although it sounds like it should shake. There is a big difference between the 90 and the 45. My brother is selling the V11 Sport (it's on eBay) as he prefers his Ducati. Having ridden his I can see the appeal. Revs to the moon and feels a lot lighter. But I'll stay with the Guzzi because it's a little rough and pudgy, like me.
    4 points
  35. Yes it is. Unwise to ride it until its fixed. Make sure the wire is connected to the switch, if it is then its most likely the switch, they are unreliable. Pull off the wire and earth it against the engine case and turn the ignition on and see if the light comes on. If id does its the switch and if not its either the bulb or a wiring fault/open circuit. Ciao
    4 points
  36. I have gone to uninsulated butt connectors and heat shrink . This is the only approved method for FoMoco wiring repairs . I have done it for 3 years now and will never go back to anything else . Get this and practice doing it . After talking to smarter people a long time ago , I threw away about 5 lbs. of the Scotch-Lock connectors . P.S. do not modify the factory wiring unless you know what you're doing and why you're doing it . The guy that messed up the original wiring had good intentions . He just knew enough to mess things up . You should be able to get good uninsulated butt connect
    4 points
  37. Rear wheel finally showed up!
    4 points
  38. I have a top of the range Hyperpro on my Aprilia Mana. The stock shock, and forks, were utter shite. Front end wallowed, back end couldn't even try to hold a line! I invested a bit of cash in the fully adjustable front end off a Gen 2 Tuono at the front and the Hyperpro at the back. While it isn't a scalpel it's pretty close to a rapier and given the original set up was less like a cutlass and more like a combine harvester I'm really more than chuffed. Hyperpro make a good shock.
    4 points
  39. Oh, my no. A fellow I know who gave me permission to get that close. Maybe the most beautiful Alfa ever, the Sprint Speciale by Bertone. Or, as my friend likes to say, “Bert One.”
    4 points
  40. Okay, sorry for not getting back to this earlier - but got caught up with the usual stuff. So following the two adaptation rides under 3000rpm - I went on a ride into the city of some 45 minutes with plenty of stoplights, roundabouts etc. the bike was an absolute joy - smooth, stable tempo with every manoeuvre, gear change. Then I took the bike out beyond the suburbs to give it some gas. Perfect. What was most notable, rolling off the throttle the bIke has lost all its pops & burbles emitted from the M4’s. Zero. All revs, all gears, downhill coasting from high to low re
    4 points
  41. Thanks.. The Magni system has grown on me.. When I looked back on the 17 years documented history of this bike with him as owner I saw that the original owner of this bike spent a great deal of time over the years trying different things ,tuning and tweeking this bike and the intake and exhaust system on a dyno to get it just right..and the thing runs very well ..so I'll not fuss with it..I admit was up in the air about whether they would stay at first, but when I look at them in the context of the Magni styles I do like them now. As far as the black drawing attention to the center of the
    4 points
  42. Yes well it was great. One of the wires had been sitting down in the swingarm area naked to the eye. The last thing I did was put the battery frame and battery in so with this wire coming from a different direction..I am sure its the main earth to the gearbox I couldn't. I couldn't see it due to the bodywork and everything else masking my view. Once the battery frame was out I could just make out the wire so pulled at it and sure enough she is all go again. Thanks for all your help.....feeling stupid but I can confirm that there are three positive and three negative leads to the battery o
    4 points
  43. Having the same Mosfet regulator experience with my 2 V11. Only around 10000m so far, but 14.73 v idling, and the 30amp fuse has nothing much to do. Slipped in a 15amp fuse , just to observe, still there Cheers tom
    3 points
  44. Luckily the starter decided to give up the ghost two weeks ago. I had a spare ready and waiting so all should be well.
    3 points
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