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About brenwin

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  • Birthday 05/15/1949

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    04 Ballabio , 012 Stelvio ntx ,73 eldorado
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    courtenay , british columbia , canada

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  1. brenwin

    Another V11

    Your hands will sit a little higher on the Ballabio bars . The extended fairing cuts the wind nicely , much better than the standard mini fairing on the Sport , least in my experience . I love mine and for an older rider works well . Dave Richardson said if the Ballabio had come out in earlier years they would of sold a lot of them. Funny , I don’t find the fairing ugly at all , in fact it’s downright beautiful especially in red 😊.
  2. Try Chilliwack Motorcycles , ask for Matt Hill . They might have some V11 parts still from when they had the Guzzi dealership . Gord might have some in his garage , Matts dad . Sorry to see this but glad your daughters ok , could of been a lot worse .
  3. I used rubber washers all around and didn't over tighten . It is pretty thin plastic thats for sure as I found out the hard way . Second ride today and all good with not a peep from vibration after a good 2 hr ride . Cool on the island , high of 13 C but a stiff north wind coming in off the salt chuck . Up side very little traffic . thanks po18guy , appreciate your input ! Cheers 🍻
  4. The faring ended up breaking in half were it was already cracked which was a real bummer . I took it to a local reputable body guy , had a decal made and he matched the paint beautifully . I bought a cheap piece of weather stripping at Home Depot and surrounded the headlight without it showing . Took it out today and zero vibration . Very helpful forum here and much appreciated . The ride also took my mind off all the bad news we are presently faced with . All the best and big thanks for all the suggestions .
  5. Looking for one but scarce as hens teeth . Checked just about everywhere . Thanks for looking .
  6. It’s amazing how this little bikini fairing blocks the wind from the head area however a little breezing around the neck . I hope to rack up as many miles on mine as you have docc . Pretty impressive !! thanks again for your input 👍
  7. Thanks po18guy , good to know .
  8. You guys are great , some good suggestions here . One thing that has reduced overall vibration was syncing the final drive . Must of been messed with before I purchased the bike but found it while doing some preventative maintenance . Thanks for the advice and glad I’m not alone in this .
  9. My Ballabio bikini fairing has a nasty sound to it from vibration so I’m taking it off and will check it out . Tightening the shield might of cracked the plastic . If anyone has been through this would sure appreciate any suggestions to remediate . Sorry for no pic , one day I will get the software figured out . Thanks
  10. I was told by a reliable dealer source who is now retired that Guzzi would of sold many more V11s if the Ballabio was made available initially at the start of production in 2000-2001 ! The upright riding position being the main reason .
  11. This information came from Piaggio Customer Service after documentation was sent with the bikes VIN asking for these numbers . Took a longtime !
  12. Ballabio s manufactured , 628 total and 223 in 2004 . Confirmed with letter from Piaggio Customer Service in Italy . Just went through this myself for collector plates but don’t have them yet . good luck with yours
  13. Thanks Docc , appreciate the info and will hopefully get some pics up soon .
  14. It’s been a while since I posted here but am still loving the Ballabio . I have a couple of questions hope you can help me out with . 1. Why is the engine number different than the VIN ? 2. I can’t upload pics , says they take too many bites ?! Thank you gentlemen , have a great ride out there .
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