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  1. Good idea for a repair. My tap needs polygrips to open or close it, so your scheme might be on the horizon. Do you want some DuPont Krytox grease to use when you assemble the tap? I can send a squeeze over to you.
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    Do you have some Krytox grease to use when you assemble the fuel valve? If not, I can send you a squeeze from my tube.
  3. The NZ government is feeling a tad miffed about Covid19, so they have a plan to fix it. Here is an early draft of a press release: "2020 to be Cancelled. We hope that you have enough toilet paper stored now, so that soon demand will fall to zero, and the tissue manufacturers will have to lay off staff. Then they can join the rest of us in sharing the despair and misery. That happy thought aside, we have given careful consideration to the situation, and we have decided that it is no longer in the best interests of everyone involved to proceed with 2020. While we recognise that a lot of hard work has gone into 2020 already, if we're honest it has turned into a bit of a shitshow. We feel it is best to just call it off. We understand that some of you were looking forward to seeing what cruel and peculiar clusterfuck of a disaster 2020 would throw up next, but on balance we believe it is probably best not to find out. As we wait for 2021 to commence, we will provide some advice on vegetable growing, ark building, and methods of repurposing surplus toilet paper. Our plan is to deliver a more enjoyable year, similar to say 2011, which everyone thought was the absolute worst year of all time but in retrospect was a walk in the park. See you next year" Meanwhile, kiwis are trying to do their bit to save the world.
  4. Scud posted pictures of frame damage that can happen to a V11. It may be a good idea to look around the steering head as well as the gearbox top mount for cracks. https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/19236-parts-bike/&do=findComment&comment=207333
  5. New Zealand infections just passed 28, with no community transmissions yet. They have just closed the borders to all except NZ residents, and they have to "self isolate" for 14 days. We feel for China and Italy, and worry about the same happening here. Working from home could be my next step. Dream job, working in my shorts from home. It is fun watching goofballs panic-buying toilet paper at supermarkets, instead of buying essential items like coffee and ice-cream.
  6. Imagine some previous owner is removing the battery; he starts undoing the +ve terminal first. Then the spanner slips and touches the ECU. 12v goes to ground through that little wire. Sparks or melting wires get your attention. Don't ask how I know.
  7. Try it. For very little effort, you can add your experience to the forum. I believe that the 4000 rpm hiccup that the V11 engine is prone to, is caused by inlet valve clearange too tight when engine is hot . A bigger valve clearance helped my bike. You lose nothing except your own time by trying different clearances.
  8. 68C is right, but for me, I went a cheaper way. I saved the existing map using IAW15XREADER, and carefully labeled the saved file. This saved file can be reloaded over any other BIN file at any time. IAW15XREADER will take about 15 minutes to save your file, and IAW15XWRITER can overwrite a new BIN in about 10 seconds. My ECU has been overwritten several times. All the BIN files I tried were good, some were excellent. I didn't feel that any would fail to get me home.
  9. I put a piece of silicon foam between the relays to reduce movement, and a slid a piece of split rubber hose over the seat latch cable. I don't know if it helped much, but it didn't make things any worse. See bottom left of picture.
  10. There is one for sale in NZ. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/tourers/moto-guzzi/listing/2538328622
  11. While you wait for Pete, you could download the workshop manual and parts catalogue for your bike. They both have a section about the rear drive. http://www.thisoldtractor.com/moto_guzzi_misc.html Then you could look at some previous posts: https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/20168-rear-bevel-box/ https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/20765-rear-bearings-and-brake/&do=findComment&comment=240105 https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/19797-ring-pinion-gears/ https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/15908-rear-drive-seal/
  12. Rob, I bought an improved side plate for my bike, which has an eccentric adjuster and banana link that Phil mentioned above. See https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/19547-v11-shift-improvement/ and https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/18571-trying-to-fix-broken-shifter-spring/&do=findComment&comment=202283 You can buy one here: http://www.harpermoto.com/selector-kit-v11-973260900017.html It has the black semi gloss paint finish, but it is hidden by the starter so it doesn't matter much. Or you can have the one I take off my bike this winter, but that will be a couple of months away.
  13. Sharp eyes. Yes, silicone foam tape is in there to reduce relays shaking in their sockets. I don't know how effective it is yet, but when I got the bike it had loose terminal sockets for some of the relays. A possible downside is a slight reduction in heat loss from the relays. Docc has written about relays getting hot. The white square covers are over single stud terminal blocks. All the cables to the battery will go there, and another cable goes to the battery. That's the plan, but I haven't got to finish that little job.
  14. The Shorai LFX21L6-BS12 is 148 mm side to side, 82 mm top to bottom, 140 mm front to back, and weighs 1.36kg. It is the biggest model I could get that would fit in the stock cradle. I think the PC545 Odyssey is 177.8mm side to side, 85.9mm top to bottom, 131.3mm front to back, and weighs 5.7kg.
  15. I'm happy with the Shorai LFX21L6-BS12 on my bike. It has given no signs of trouble over the last three years. It better not, given the price, though it does have a 5-year prorated warranty. I plug in the dedicated Shorai balance charger BMS01 a couple of times a year, as Shorai says "While standard lead-acid chargers can be used with Shorai LFX when needed, the BMS01 is specifically designed to charge, store, maintain, balance, and diagnose your LFX battery".
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