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MartyNZ

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  1. During a visit to a wrecking yard, I noticed that some Toyota cars had Denso relays the same size as the V11, so I added them to the cart. I will try them and report back. I expect good things, as Denso is a good brand, and a car electrical system is at least as demanding as a bike.
  2. The world already judges Alex Epstein. He makes absurd claims to make money.
  3. We have to try. More fires, hurricanes, droughts and floods anyone? My Australian cousins know about that. The Nordic and Scandinavian countries are showing the way.
  4. My grandchildren will look back at my generation and say "Can you believe they burned things for energy?" So my next car will be battery electric. The technology is mature and durable. Maybe hydrogen when it's here. We have known since the 1970s that this day is coming. NASA gives us proof: https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
  5. I made up some tools and took measurements to modify these taps easily, so if anyone locally wants their tap modified, I can do it. @cash1000has my first attempt at the @Lucky Philmodification on his bike, and he tells me that his bike hasn't caught fire. He left me a fist-full of the o-rings recommended by Phil. I must get on and do my own bike.
  6. Phil, let me know if you have any surplus. I'll buy them off you. Ta, Marty.
  7. I found the bolt threaded too much on my bike as well. The lever inner bush was riding on threads, so was quite worn. I fitted a new bolt with more plain shank. Also the previous owner had added a grease nipple, which I thought was a good idea. https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/19580-lucky-phil-extender-mod/&do=findComment&comment=212829 I'd like to know more about the rubbers you mention. I'd like to see what was done so I can do that too.
  8. I'm guessing that is a Ventura rack on your bike. Dold Industries (manufacturer of Ventura Luggage Racks) is in Hamilton, just down the road from you. You could get their Grab Handle (GH14/16/B) that is designed to fit when that big pack rack is removed. Moto Guzzi 1100 V11 Sport (00-02) – Dold Industries
  9. Good suggestions there. An electric heat gun can slowly heat the pan to 100-120°C without causing any damage. Remember that it gets to that temperature normally on a hot day in slow traffic. An infrared thermometer lets you check. It will take a while,as the castings are very thermally conductive, so you will be heating the crank case too. The heat softens most sealants and glues. Then gradual force from wood or plastic wedges can progressively open gaps for more wedges. BTW, thanks @docc for keeping this forum from going toxic. The world needs good moderators.
  10. Doc posted a picture and a tip on how to release the fuse block https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/21830-persistent-left-cylinder-misfire/page/7/#elControls_261648_menu
  11. Have you looked here: MG Colour Codes (mgcn.nl) or Moto Guzzi tuning, codes, infos & tips - guzzifan.com - the site for Moto Guzzi fans Stickers are available here: Sticker and Decal sets - Stein-Dinse Online-Shop Emblems, décor, stickers (hmb-guzzi.de) MOTO GUZZI - New parts - Stickers & Badges - Page 1 - TLM Nijmegen
  12. I looked at Cash1000's stand, and thought I could make one like it, but red, and with wheels. It has plastic clevises to avoid marking the pork-chops.
  13. Penrite have some useful comments about oil. Note the paragraph about the change of additive requirements since the introduction of unleaded fuel. https://penriteoil.com.au/knowledge-centre/Oil Composition and Additives/44/zinc/396
  14. You could make one from a V11 Hub GU01335230. It would involve some cutting and machining, but the MGS01 uses the V11 bevel box.
  15. MartyNZ

    20220501_164541

    Electrically it would be happy without the sensor, but you would need a way to stop fuel falling onto your left foot.
  16. MartyNZ

    20220501_164541

    Well bugger, that looks bad. I have wiring, fuel resistant sealant, and thermistors, so might be able to fix it.
  17. Some previous talk about this https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/20091-no-neutral-after-twin-plate-conversion/#elControls_224256_menu
  18. How bad is the drag? Is the bike unrideable, or just tricky to get going? I wonder if things will get better as the new plate wears a little, and beds into the flywheel.
  19. True, but as I see it, the electrical part of the switch is attached to the key part with 2 screws. If @billgreenman1 only wants the electrical part, it might be a good option. Oh wait, I see a crack in the black plastic housing. It might not be a good idea.
  20. Ebay.it has several. https://www.ebay.com/itm/133744293230?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190917065201%26meid%3D62b6112cb1ae48a2a903f0e4f36352f2%26pid%3D100935%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D254658852092%26itm%3D133744293230%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2332490%26algv%3DSimplAMLv9PairwiseUnbiasedWebCpr08MlcGreedyV3&_trksid=p2332490.c100935.m2460&amdata=cksum%3A13374429323062b6112cb1ae48a2a903f0e4f36352f2|enc%3AAQAGAAABAOEFQvf1KhbQVqdCaWUvbzqFgkIUPItO8rc9Q4S4fSSaP6eS39GUCAZDjXuZsSPiVKNMk3whVSymt4VqTBU0ujHOiK6xxEj9OtrOFteEutd%2BHjMT03hss0kqoxAUjrkL251e9%2Fk4iR9oSBXsOqICNEHkSW4wjQFDhUh0Wpa4BLVBieThR%2B3kxOqXljQB4IPYsl12rp5fGNvnYy5pASSEopXJUEnsepWBh9Cc2y7uuixiV3nmZp07AUctKspxo8vFC3pY6RqmEBRdQPP5cTLssXrzE9%2BY%2BliQfUy0bXNruKcG3UBi2Kqx8KyeM0gyPNYQ2qd1vRkN%2Fo55If880TvB0uU%3D|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2332490 https://www.ebay.com/itm/254658852092?hash=item3b4ad9b4fc:g:C~cAAOSwP35fFGxf
  21. I have a LiFePO4 type Shorai battery in my bike. For cold starting, they say: "If starting at 5°C, headlights on for 30 seconds will help wake the battery and increase cranking performance. If at -17°C, leave the lights on for 4~5 minutes before cranking. The result will be a better first crank, and longer battery life. If the engine fails to start on first crank, that first crank has warmed the battery, and the second attempt will be much stronger." So Phil makes a good point. The Shorai LFX21L6-BS12 cranks my V11 well.
  22. While we are looking at the gearbox selector mechanism, here is a reminder of some collected wisdom about the selector pawl arm and its troublesome spring.
  23. And here is a picture of the selector cam wheels set to neutral. Note that the yellow marks align when in first gear.
  24. Here is what my gears looked like when in neutral. I hope this helps.
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