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  1. 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 :/
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  2. 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...
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  3. Resurrecting this thread. Does anyone have a link to the production numbers? Here is my 2003–just got the stock exhaust headers polished!
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  4. 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.
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  5. Thanks for that, Jaap. It has been and continues to be a wonderful resource.
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  6. Inner city Melbourne before the transformation to V11/V10 Ciao
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  7. Taken Near Kaikoura on East Coast of South island New Zealand
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  8. My new puppy is 5 mo old now. He's a Griffon.
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  9. Would you like to give us some history on what inspired you to get this forum started .......
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  10. I had to look up when I registered the domain name: 2002-04-16 13:55:03 UTC
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  11. Replace the spark plugs with screw in desiccant cartridges.
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  12. (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.
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  13. 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
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  14. We always had rottweiler's, the reason for side car. Now the son is taking over. Rossi has been, let's say a handful, 13month and 53kg. 3 dead dogs in front of God waiting for entrance. God asking the german sheperd, what have been your goals? disiplin, training and loyal to the master. Ok, on my right side. God asking the puddel, your goals? Love, care from my master and piece in the world. Ok, on my left side. God looking at the Rottweiler asking the same question. Rottweiler saying,,, your standing in my place. Cheers tom. Sent fra min SM-A505FN via Tapatalk
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  15. Has everyone who ordered a Roper plate received it in good condition? Just making sure nothing fell through the cracks. I have 4 remaining.
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  16. @Admin Jaap, what date is V11LeMans.com's actual birthday?
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  17. Show off. No make that "cheap" show off Ciao
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  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
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  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
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  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.
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  21. Nope, not even close to fitting. Gearbox mounts are different as is the engine offset in the frame. Ciao
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  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!
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  23. What is daunting to one just may be recreation to another.. Carry on, Kindoy.. I'll get my popcorn, too.
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  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
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  25. (Can't find eating popcorn icon) My Scura needs all the same. Love to follow along.
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  26. Hey brother , I see you got that aluminum plate between the oil pan & block ! Good luck .
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  27. 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.
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  28. 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
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  29. I bought these for my tank https://ziptyracing.com/products/fuel-pump-elbow-oem-8000ah2930-gte-fi-husky?_pos=1&_sid=4604f34df&_ss=r
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  30. Hi, if you screw in a new bolt in and shake it from side to side you should find out if it needs helicoiling
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  31. 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
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  32. 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
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  33. GM- My local wrench that did my Greenie gearbox was the head mechanic at the old Duc store here. I talked to him before I purchased my Duc and he gave me some reasonable labor hours for the desmo service. Of course I did not consider timing belts and computer flash. I have a couple thousand miles to stew on it. Hell, getting a rear sprocket is turning into a European scavenger hunt. Really. Having said that, the bike's been totally reliable, easy to work on and the best ride ever. I'll just have to take 18k mile blue pill and hope that Don treats me right. You guys will kn
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  34. Great pic! FYI, I'm filing a claim with UPS today. The seller believes it was damaged in shipment. Mike
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  35. My sweetie got me a Formotion clock for Christmas. It's been too cold in the Guzzi Garage (tm) to even think about installing it, but it *will* go on. One way or another.. That Timex looks nice, Docc. I installed something similar on MZ I have in California.
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  36. I've been buying my crush washers from McMaster-Carr for most of my stuff (bikes & cars).
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  38. 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.
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  39. Those washers go by a couple of different names, iirc "Dowty" being one of them. I can't remember where I got my supply, Amazon, MGCycle or the local hydraulic supply shop? fwiw. At $5 each, I'd be sourcing the good ones locally.
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  40. So, early RedFrames (and the 2001 Rosso Mandello) have 4.5 inch rear rim width and were delivered with 170 tires. My 2000 came with really soft, 'pointy' Pirelli Dragon Corsa that were gone in a flash. The 170 is a little bit of a "pinch" onto that rim which then looses some "roundness" in the profile. I have found the 160 on the 4.5" rim much nicer on the turn-in, especially with a more "sport-touring" tire (currently Bridgestone Battlax T31). Beginning with the 2002 LongFrames, rim width increased to 5.5" and came with a 180 tire. Lots of folks, similarly, have gone with a 170 on the w
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  41. I love Corsos. I had one a while back. Great natured. Ballerinas in the house(At least mine was). Very smart.
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  42. Don't have much experience with Ti cans, but I just cut into a Satintune can trying to repair it. They used stainless steel wool for the packing pretty sure its 434 alloy just slightly magnetic. Water is a by product of combustion and combustion is never complete so you end up with products like carbonic acid or nitric acid its not just a heat issue. They ended up using about a #3 grade. I wouldn't use stainless steel wool directly against your Ti skin but make a hybrid packing. Lay some lateral strips to build up the oval shape and use your old winding to finalize it. The old packing doe
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  43. The very first post in Jaap's popular "What do you listen to?" thread is Earthshine-Rush:
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  44. Snuck out for a short ride this afternoon. It’s been raining for a while so the sun was a nice change. This store closed a while ago but it use to be a nice stop along the way to get some snacks and ethanol-free fuel.
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  45. Mark of Moto Guzzi Classics in Long Beach / Signal Hill, CA, has just posted a bunch of bikes on the local CL. Lots of cool pics of vintage MG’s: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=moto+guzzi&sort=rel I took a look at the Cal/Cafe Racer conversion and the 850T last time I was there. Both are very nice. The 850T was a trip for me as that is the model I had back in the day, the one that infected me with Guzzi Fever. Mark does great restorations and is a great guy!
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  46. High of 50ºF/10ºC, and sunny skies = search the countryside for a pot of chili and some views. Success on both counts!
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  47. Three Covered Bridges and a Goose. I gave a preview of this ride in the Overcharging thread. https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=20562 but now you get the video: Depoe Bay, Oregon. World's smallest navigable harbor which I guess it means you can turn a boat around in it? Also great for whale watching (more on the ocean side but I think they have had a whale sneak into the harbor on occasions). And it was misty and cold. Colder and wetter than I had hoped for. At least it cleared up a little once I got north on the coast. Marys Peak, h
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