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  1. I'm Starting down the road to pulling the motor on the Scura today..Going to strip the engine paint and fix the dreaded 02 bubbly engine/trans paint, Install a Ram clutch kit, and reseal the trans and do the Lucky Phil shift mods with Chucks shift lever......I did the wheel bearings, and Swing arm bearings last week...
    6 points
  2. Here is a video of a V11 going from Christchurch to Akaroa in New Zealand. This is a popular trip around here This seems to be the guy's first ride on a Guzzi, and he has some charming commentary about the bike. https://youtu.be/E3us8tjJRTU And here is my bike at a bay near Akaroa
    5 points
  3. (Sigh.) Guys. It really is a matter of minor consequence. As long as the threads in the casting are good you can use either and there should be no leaks. The Dowty seals are readily available, 3/8th if you can't find 10mm work fine. In most situations you can re-use a Dowty seal several times if it's a low pressure application like a drain plug. Alloy washers can also be annealed but the process is the exact opposite of copper and really not worth the effort. Buy some sealing washers. Use them. The End.
    5 points
  4. Taken Near Kaikoura on East Coast of South island New Zealand
    5 points
  5. Those Dowty washers are great, especially on fittings with pressure behind them. For drain plugs they are a bit of overkill in my opinion. Use of aluminum or copper sealing washers is perfectly fine if you remember they are really only meant to be used once. When you tighten the plug the soft metal conforms to the surfaces of the plug and its seat forming a good seal. The downside to the compression of the washer is the metal work hardens and if reused it requires more torque to make the seal and this will often lead to distortion and weakening of the threads causing them to strip eventually.
    5 points
  6. I've experienced casting porosity quite a few times over the years with Italian motorcycles so why would the V11/V10 be any different. I thought I'd do a piece on dealing with it in the case of the Daytona engine, specifically the cylinder head. It's of course of no real import to anyone here V11 wise but may be of general interest. My original V11 engine had an issue with the oil drain back gallery in the l/h head apparently which the original owner had rectified with a sleeve. I've not had the opportunity to look at it but it has never leaked in the 10 years I've owned the bike, so I'll call
    3 points
  7. Pretty road. Needs a shifter extender.. "you have to stomp on the gear lever"
    3 points
  8. Far too many differences to list. Even between the Sport C and Sport I there are a host of changes. If you can be more specific about what you want to know or what you are thinking might be possible I may be able to help a bit further but if I started down the road of listing the differences A to Z I'd probably still be typing at Easter and remembering other little bits of shit to add.
    3 points
  9. Show off. No make that "cheap" show off Ciao
    3 points
  10. Replace the spark plugs with screw in desiccant cartridges.
    3 points
  11. It's been 5 years since my Corso passed away. I miss having a dog. I picked her up a couple weeks ago, she's a 2 month old "Blue" Cane Corso. My God, I got a refresher course on what Hell Raiser's little puppy's can be :/
    3 points
  12. As others have mentioned, red-frames originally came with 170s, but I've run a 160 on mine for as long as I can remember. As others have stated, the 160 is better suited for the 4.5" wheel. Anything wider is purely cosmetic. __Jason
    3 points
  13. Well, he wasn't going very fast, but he *was* having a good time.. and that is what it is all about anyway.
    2 points
  14. A couple more images from Anima Guzzista . . . The prototype monoposto tail section http://archivio.animaguzzista.com/maestri/marabese/images/coda3.jpg A cherished moment: http://archivio.animaguzzista.com/maestri/marabese/images/commenti.jpg
    2 points
  15. Here's some interesting information from Beard ( who invented Guzzidiag) on the German Guzzi site with regards to map applicability between different 15M ECU's. http://www.guzzi-forum.de/Forum/index.php?topic=50506.0 From 15M to 15RC goes.From 15RC to 15M does not work.In PC jargon:You cannot copy a (full) 8GB USB stick to a 1GB stick.The other way round is not a problem.The comparison lags slightly, since the same IC with 64kB FLASH is built into the ECUs.But the 'BIOS' of the 15M only erases and writes 32kB,the BIOS of the 15RC erases and writes 48kB. Ciao
    2 points
  16. I moved from Pennsylvania to Indiana. PA used the M endorsement to indicate a need for corrective lenses. which I need. When I went to the DMV in Indiana to switch my Pa license over, the cute girl behind the counter looked at my license with the M endorsement and said, "Oh, you have a motorcycle endorsement?" I said yes. Never took the test.
    2 points
  17. Changing my oil today, I noticed that the new OEM crush washer for the 17mm drain plug, P/N GU10528900, does not have the nifty little rubber gasket in the center of the washer like the one coming off of the bike. I guess Piaggio is saving money by omitting the rubber center (while charging $5.25 for the washer ). That rubber center gasket is such a good idea! Hmmmmm. What’s up with that?!? I gave it a few good tugs with a 6” socket wrench to seal it. Hopefully it will be as leak-free is the cool rubberized old style. old style is on the left, new style is on the right:
    2 points
  18. I think Little Feat was the best band ever. I was reading the bio on those guys ("Willin") and they were pretty volatile. The band was about to throw in the towel before they recorded "Waiting for Columbus", the best Live album of all time. They had the Tower of Power and Mick Taylor. Stories of drug fueled all nighters, playing mad at each other on stage, Richie throwing his drumsticks at Lowell when he was singing. Lowell mixed the record, the band was ready to quit and they listed to the first song, "Playing in the Band" and wow. WOW. So after reading that, here is Mick
    2 points
  19. https://theclan.motoguzzi.com/eventi/calendario/gmg-centenario-moto-guzzi-save-the-date#comment-4731 https://37rdh3754wjnwbrvk46m3ocv44-adwhj77lcyoafdy-theclan-motoguzzi.translate.goog/eventi/calendario/gmg-centenario-moto-guzzi-save-the-date#comment-4731
    2 points
  20. Edit; disregard. I left half of them in Ohio. I still have plenty. 21 January 2020. I have 2 plates left. I'll be ordering another 50 shortly- if it takes 2 more years to sell them, that's ok. E.
    2 points
  21. Nope, not even close to fitting. Gearbox mounts are different as is the engine offset in the frame. Ciao
    2 points
  22. I elected to replace internal filter on my '03 Lemans because tank gasket failed. Although the internal lines looked fine, I figured I didn't want to ever go in there again (unless pump failed) so, I replaced the 17 year old lines with the Euro Moto item specified in prior post. Good luck!
    2 points
  23. What is daunting to one just may be recreation to another.. Carry on, Kindoy.. I'll get my popcorn, too.
    2 points
  24. Seems one might be more inclined to got the other way round and fit the narrower early rim to the later Longframes. Less unsprung weight and such . . . I've long wondered if the change to the 5.5 rim, in addition to footgoose's observation about the marketing of the day, was Moto Guzzi's extensive redesign that may have been in response to reports of the early bike being less "stable" than expected. So, we got a longer wheelbase, frame and subframe bracing, bigger rear rim/tire, bigger forks. @gstallons is an a unique position to compare the changes with an '03 Sport and a RedFrame S
    2 points
  25. I started using those Dowty washers on any plugs that had a tendency to leak or weep oil, ie sump, tranny, diff, but especially the fork drain plugs; they solve a lot of niggly leak problems, fwiw.
    2 points
  26. Well I found this: https://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34&products_id=52 That must have been what was there before, rather than the current OEM as mentioned. I guess either will work, but the rubberized one at MG Cycle is less expensive if nothing else.
    2 points
  27. (Can't find eating popcorn icon) My Scura needs all the same. Love to follow along.
    2 points
  28. Hey brother , I see you got that aluminum plate between the oil pan & block ! Good luck .
    2 points
  29. They look similar but a wire hair pointing Griffon is not the same as a GWP. I hope he's a fearless retriever but I'll have to wait and see, he does point at the chickens next door. I've done a lot of shooting with him nearby and it doesn't bother him a bit, my passed Lab was gun shy.
    2 points
  30. Hi yes I still have my lovely V11 Le Mans. I didn't ride it much last year as was busy with my other bikes but I did get it MoTd last autumn so it's all good to go. Reminder of the spec- Ohlins remote adjustable rear shock, mistral exhaust system, power commander 3, high compression pistons etc. Beuatiful deep original paint, runs and rides great, sounds awesome. Needs nothing apart from a new rider! Call me on 07979 192998 if you want to discuss. Sent from my SM-G986B using Tapatalk
    2 points
  31. Passo Maniva nord Italy near Garda lake Start to Terrazza del Brivido to Ledro lake to Passo Maniva https://goo.gl/maps/xdwuRPAAgAv19ZA6A
    2 points
  32. I wouldn't bother with the internal lines personally but if you do here's a link for replacements. Does Guzzis as well. https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/product-p/fp-hosekit.htm Ciao
    2 points
  33. 1999-2001 V11 Sport (short Red Frame models) Rosso Mandello - Limited edition, total 600 made, first 300 numbered. (short frame, but black) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2002 (braced Long Frame, short tank with chin pad and external pump and filter. Rear rim width changed from 4.5" to 5.5") Le Mans Scura Tenni Sport Naked (At least in the US, some of these
    2 points
  34. Pretty recently, @Cabernet started a thread about using the BeeLine for navigation. He made numerous great observations about motorcycle navigation, devices, and techniques. Lately, my riding buddies have been suggesting I update my maps. Shoot, they're only a year older than the bike I bought new!
    1 point
  35. Great pic! FYI, I'm filing a claim with UPS today. The seller believes it was damaged in shipment. Mike
    1 point
  36. No docc mines had the wider rear wheel for years. Ciao
    1 point
  37. Well, the tank is a "Nylon" (a polyamide derivative) and the starter cover is likely ABS (a styrene derivative). A "reinforced composite" (combination of bonding agent/epoxy with a substrate like glass fiber or metal particles) will work on either (with proper prep, as Chuck has said). In this case, I would be inclined to bond a reinforcement plate (maybe a shaped aluminum plate) to reinforce the rear mounting point for the tank. I would be concerned something broke that tank (impact) and carefully inspect the two front mounting points for stress or damage . . .
    1 point
  38. It's a crack that runs vertically near the hold down bolt. It appears to go thru the tank. You can barely see it on the video. Mike
    1 point
  39. I've been buying my crush washers from McMaster-Carr for most of my stuff (bikes & cars).
    1 point
  40. Flip the aluminum washer over next time and use a thin coat of wheel bearing grease on both sides. Never had a leak.
    1 point
  41. My work vehicle ( 86 Suburban ) had a milk crate full of these for Il , Mo , Ky , Tn . & other states This was before I accepted the fact GPS was a beneficial tool . I used to be able to cross a county on back roads by dead reckoning . I have been able to invoke Daniel Boone " I can't say I was ever lost out in the wilderness , but I was once bewildered for about three days" when needed !
    1 point
  42. Please realize 180's were generally adopted on most 'average guy' sport bikes for purely esthetic purposes. I think they (everybody) went with the 5.5 rim just to fit the 180 so it was more appealing, ... and Docc's post is spot on.
    1 point
  43. You know , you coulda been a member all this time ! With that being said , I hope you get good money and the new owner gets a good bike and gets a lot of enjoyment .
    1 point
  44. I bought these for my tank https://ziptyracing.com/products/fuel-pump-elbow-oem-8000ah2930-gte-fi-husky?_pos=1&_sid=4604f34df&_ss=r
    1 point
  45. It is a vestigial structure left over from earlier wide sump models that had two oil return lines from the spine frame (one on each side of the spine).
    1 point
  46. While you are there, stop by Bergamo and tell Giacomo Agostini "ciao" from all of us! https://www.villavittoriabergamo.it/en/who-we-are/ https://www.motociclismo.it/giacomo-agostini-apre-museo-bergamo-73931
    1 point
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