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knumbnutz last won the day on April 14 2020

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About knumbnutz

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  • Birthday 08/01/1969

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    Moto Guzzi V11 custom, V11 Cafe Sport, 1200 Griso SE
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  1. oh... its definitely an italian thing, a friend worked at a maserati/ferrari dealership and he often removed and painted the inside of the engines to stop porosity leaks
  2. When i rebuilt my ducati engine, i wanted the cases painted and so the painter duly sand blasted the cases and painted the exterior. Looked superb too in purple pearl into an almost black main colour. .. anyways, he also sand blasted the interior casing paint off too that ducati use to stop porosity. Before reassembly, i repainted the interior of the cases in a dull red paint specially designed for stopping pososity... can't remember the name but it was easy to come by nor cheap. But it did work a treat and the engine still goes well and doesnt leak after 6years.
  3. Well I like the look of the sport but prefer the 6 speed box of the V11. I thing they can match up from engine to gearbox ok, so it was just a matter of whether the gearbox fits the frame. Cush drive was an interesting point too. I would prefer the injected model with USD forks over the carb model, although there is a carb model up for sale just down the road from me at the moment fitted with FCR carbs, but it needs a lot of TLC and at $10K, its probably got $3K in cosmetics to spend on it, not to mention its not the i model..
  4. Howdy all, Just wondering if anyone is familiar with the Sport 1100 models ? I know the V11 pretty well and was looking at a Sport 1100 today and the frame shock swingarm seems basically the same or similar, so im wondering if say a 6speed gearbox fits a Sport 1100, ECU type etc? Wheres a good place to learn more? regards Neil
  5. Side stand switch is probably not connected..
  6. I bought that same fairing and put it on my griso. They're sweet as..
  7. Only one left, better get in quick
  8. Andriani do a fork internal for stock forks or as phil said, get a front end off a suzuki gsxr or R1 or the like at probably the same price and you'll have a better front end and brakes. I did this to a TRX850 swapping to a R1 front end .. you would never go back.
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    900ss vs V11

    I rode one back in 2000 when a friend swapped a ride on my cafe'd Mille GT. The first thing I noticed was how light it was in the ability to spin up the motor, like it had no flywheel and reasonably light handling too. My guzzi was pretty light too, but the duck seemed to hold the weight better. They had problems with the rear frame bolt being undersized and would stretch and loosen. As it was pinned to the gearbox, the frame would eventually either crack or break a section out of the gearbox if the bolt wasnt replaced or upgraded to 10mm. There were known cases of crashes and
  10. 118208708_3167792959941768_6839143783665973872_n by Neil Morgan, on Flickr 118191090_3167793186608412_5258434246063902414_n by Neil Morgan, on Flickr 118248262_3167793219941742_2554938741030981586_n by Neil Morgan, on Flickr 118168019_3167793106608420_3838692331055736594_n by Neil Morgan, on Flickr 118209602_3167793046608426_4586231201704335463_n by Neil Morgan, on Flickr 118204010_3167792949941769_829049669166855045_n by Neil Morgan, on Flickr
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    TLM Guzzi

    Paul Lewis is happy to tell how fast he was He works down at the local Harley shop in Newstedt, Brisbane these days. I imagine his "confidence" may not have been overly popular at times but he could walk the walk from what I have seen. He had some interesting races over the years including a stouch at Daytona 86 where he and fellow competitor on a ducati clashed, Lewis fractured a foot and the other guy crashed off the track. Lewis rode to 2nd and then got carted off to hospital after giving his press conference from a stretcher
  12. knumbnutz

    TLM Guzzi

    Funny you should say that about the britten as I havent heard it before but, when I watch it go around I have always thought that it didnt look right, like they werent really trying to either protect the bike or they couldnt right it hard through the corners. It never seemed to want to lean. Of course I havent ridden it but I have seen plenty of footage and seen it live on the track. I am not completely convinced it its unworkable and sit on the fence, since I havent seen it run on a track. My knees are far wider than the heads and as seen in one of the pics with a full fairing, the heads
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    TLM Guzzi

    Built by the technician Gattuso , with the collaboration of the brothers Gennari, of Verolanuova BS. On the valve cover there is a G with the tail. The meaning of this "logo" stands for G squared, or the two Gennari brothers, and the G's tail, to remember Gattuso's little dog. [
  14. knumbnutz

    TLM Guzzi

    Here is a PDF of a magazine article which shows the designers original BOTT bike - Pier Paolo Gattuso http://www.fastguzzi.nl/files/g&g.pdf The website has some unique Guzzis too http://www.fastguzzi.nl/
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    TLM Guzzi

    and it makes better sense on a dirt bike because of the extra travel but I thought it would have been commonplace.
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