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  1. Mimosa?? Champagne and Caviar baby
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  2. Do you do any of your own maintenance? Seems to me you could enjoy a ride with a minimal work: Flush the hydraulics (all 3) - and really, a short ride with the current fluid is probably not going to hurt anything. Brakes are easy, clutch fluid is a hassle the first time. Valve clearances are easy enough to check, but if it's running well now, it's hardly urgent. Fuel lines are probably fine... but worth doing over the winter. I'm a fan of new tires... but hey, if they are in good shape and not 20 years old, just ride it. In short... I don't see anything that would stop me from taking it for a ride immediately.
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  3. Here you go docc
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  4. Just to add information not as a dictate, when I changed the springs on my Griso, which is a similar weight, I installed 1.05 kg/mm Traxxion springs. The Griso has Showa forks & with all the gear I ride with I'm at 200 lbs. This allowed me to get the sag settings I was looking for, 35 mm at the front. Initially I bought a 0.95 kg/mm spring which was too light & Traxxion swapped it for me, costing me freight only. Remember as well as changing the oil weight, the air gap needs to be precise
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  5. Congrats on the find. Welcome to the “Familia”
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  6. This South'n SpineRaid exhibited the classic elements that are the formula for success and delight. Nothing can happen, in the least, unless you "Get There." Ride a Griso? Bring a LoopFrame? A Honda? Come late? Bring a friend? Okay to trailer? As long as you get there! Lots of ways to "get there." Three Sports to the wind? Check! And "Get There" was not lost on these cool cats (what a sight!!) : "Get There."
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  7. Yup...........What Scud said. These girls are pretty bullet proof but for sure get fresh sporting rubber on as fast as you can. Best money you will ever spend. If she hasn't been out for a while good chance it will run a little crappy ..... patience and heat cycles solve a lot of those problems I have found. Ciao
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  8. Yes. That was the *last* issue I had after I finally had it running perfectly, except it would hiccup very occasionally at 3400 rpm (from memory) The final solution was the brass temp sensor holder. When I was playing with the CO setting on the Mighty Scura, I could get the hiccup when it was too lean, FWIW.
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  9. Until the "battery brains trust" makes a comment, I'd like to share my opinion. Full Spectrum Power claim " lightest weight; highest cranking power; most capacity; smallest size". They don't specify their lithium cell chemistry, so it probably uses the high performing but dangerous polymer technology. It wouldn't be fun sitting on a battery fire. I use a Shorai LFX21L6-BS12 on my V11, and plug in the dedicated Shorai balance charger BMS01 a couple of times a year. It is a LIFePo4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) type, which doesn't hold the most power, but is the safest chemistry. Comparison of lithium cell chemistry here: Safety of Lithium-Ion batteries - PowerTech Systems Shorai Battery Finder | Shorai Power (litema.com.au) What you need to know about lithium motorcycle batteries : FastBikeGear, Importers and Distributors of Motorcycle Accessories
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  10. Piaggio "Corporate Image" https://ibb.co/NrQ7cbp
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  11. @Kostarika posted this pic in his Gallery, but a lot of members don't pay attention or comment there. This stunning image deserves front page news, IMO . . .
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  12. Alright, alright, I apologize about about the whimsy of that last one especially after such genuine, quality, and refined musical posts. I probably posted this before, but on the eve of heading to the Seventeenth South'n SpineRaid, and to acknowledge those SpineRaiders who have tried, but could not arrive, I am reminded of this ballad of The Last Chance Texaco. A place we have all been to. I still hear the forlorn whine of the trucks flying by . . .
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  13. I'm much more a jazz fan than I used to be. I'll say 'classic' jazz fan, if that's a thing. Awhile back I watched a series titled Bosch, about a modern day LA detective. They developed the characters quite well for a US made series. Detective Bosch was a jazz fan and a vinyl fan. I loved the show but the soundtrack also got my attention, as well as the many jazz references throughout. He named his dog Coltrane. Web searches of the soundtrack brought up a plethora of sweet players, many unknown to me, and rekindled my interest in both this era/style of jazz, and of vinyl. It has become my go to list for "new" artists. I picked up several records of this guy first, just to get things (re)started. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
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  14. If you like Jazz, big band or Trumpet music..or music in general ..or if you think your getting older like me and want some motivation..this is an excellent biographical film about an amazing guy on PBS which I watched last night..I had no idea as to his level of commitment to his art, or the lifelong background and the depth of experience with other artists. https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/stream-never-too-late-doc-severinsen-story-documentary/17495/
    1 point
  15. Right now, I'm listening to this. No! Not Jay Leno - the Alfa.
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  16. The Motobatt that came with my son’s Cagiva lived a hard life, due to non realization for a number of years that it was a LiPo and not AGM (sigh), and consequently was handled improperly. In the end when it came out, not only had it been abused pretty badly, but it was also realized that it was very undersized for the application in the 904cc duc according to motobatt. But you never would have known while using the bike, as it took it all in stride. Just had the usual LiPo thing where it would behave sluggishly when it got real cold-soaked. moral of the story remains more or less as one might think: in the midst of strong support for one side or the other on LiPo or AGM, when looking at overall behavior rather than just single data points, they both seem truly fine. The AGM seem to last longer when properly cared for, and some argue are easier to care for. But the LiPo’s are of course much lighter and smaller, probably won’t last as long but will last a good number of years with their version of “proper care”, which others argue (not inappropriately) is easier than AGM battery care. Like you noted early on, its quite like an oil thread, with lots of anecdotes from everyone about why one is better than the other. My experience has been that way... had that early bad experience with LiPo, leaving me stranded a couple times, and some wise old KTM techs supporting that LiPo was junk. But since that time a number of years ago, am now instead having very good success with LiPo, and lots of other folks supporting that reality/view, along with touting the light weight and size. I’ll offer based on my own narrow experience, that if a LiPo gets too low on Voltage, such as in an application that has a small parasite draw even when the bike is off, it seems they don’t like to come away happy from that experience, unlike the AGM which have great recovery techniques one can use (as Docc and others have nicely explored and laid out). In my ADV bike that lives out of state and for which i want the highest reliability and no surprises, I’ve stuck with Odyssey. For the bikes in the shop at home that get trotted out seasonally and that i mess with a lot more in my own shop, I’ve become fond of the LiPo’s for their easy in & out and light weight, and the fact that once you get a handle on how they work they really are very reliable. For what its worth, several Cagiva fans I know of in your neck of the woods (UK) have voiced strong support for Motobatt as a brand.
    1 point
  17. When I was doing the CO Trim adjustment it clearly says in one step to use the Kill Button. Otherwise I'm using the ignition switch, as instructed.
    1 point
  18. On a V11, you cannot set the PF3C TPS from a computer. GuzziDiag will only show you the ECU's interpretation of the TPS voltage. If the physical position of that TPS is wrong, then the ECU will have bad data. Then the ECU outputs for fuel and ignition will be sub-optimal. The TPS is set mechanically by loosening the clamp screws and twisting the TPS to the datum position. See guru Docc's instructions on how to do this here: http://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19610.
    1 point
  19. Just back from a 70 mile checkride. Short version: no change separating those leads . . .
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