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Everything posted by bbolesaz

  1. Always like Kukko pullers and tools. Expensive but I haven't found a bearing it couldn't pull yet.
  2. Hmm. Does this mean that I actually need to be riding 2 bikes at the same time ?
  3. Anyone have thoughts on the "improved" tensioner, MG Cycle #13058200 ? http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=347
  4. http://www.ghezzi-brian.com/en/modelli/v11-trofeo/ Nice looking kit, but I still like the lines of the stock V11 better.
  5. Heard tires squealing behind me in a line of traffic at a light. Was in gear, made a quick move towards the curb and watched the car behind me smash into the one in front of me. I usually sit in gear unless it's a really long light.
  6. 4 cilindros ?? OK maybe 4 jugs, when she's on board.
  7. I love NM-4 across the Valles Caldera. Yummy.
  8. That's what AZ riders were saying for many years. I have many memories of watching custom Harley riders leaning out their carbs within an inch of running, then getting pissed off when they failed the NOx test due to the lean running.
  9. For many years, Maricopa County Arizona (Phoenix metro) was the only place in the US where you had to emissions test motorcycles. The day the AZ legislature changed that law and eliminated the emissions test was one of the happiest days of my life. Old aircooled, carburated BMW Airhead motorcycles were a bitch to get passing emissions. Those cannisters may have been required if the bike was sold here.
  10. however it did add a small residual current that would flatten a NEW battery in a hot summer garage in Mesa, AZ if left for 4-5 weeks. Another data point. Solution, ride more.
  11. Any bike under $5K is probably either come and gone or still in the garage somewhere.
  12. I also had GTL Advantage line my tank. Some jobs best to leave to the pro's.
  13. OK since Rosso Corsa has upped the barrier to entry by $30K or so, here's my list. 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma, in blue of course. 1982 Suzuki GS1000SZ Katana
  14. I get just about the same numbers as Chuck above.
  15. Mike, mine was one of only 3 Guzzi's at the Largo. A guy from NM and a guy from Florida !! were the other 2. I have a cabin reserved for Lake Henshaw, but not 100% sure I can go. Will finalize in Sept.
  16. My plan was to ride to Datil by way of the Devil's Highway. Turned out another group was going the same way on the same day, so I hooked up with them. We met at 5:00AM at the usual departure gas station. I am on my V11 Sport Scura. There were 2 Guzzi Grisos, 2 Buells and 3 Harleys in the group. At our 1st gas stop in Globe, problems develop. One of the Harleys key fob battery dies and the bike cannot unlock and start. Amazingly, the Circle K we got gas at has the correct key fob battery, but a half hour is killed here. About 30 miles outside of Globe, I'm leading when I notice the group has stopped behind me. I pull over, wait around for about 20 minutes. 2 Guzzi bikes go past me, but I don't get a good look at them. I follow them to Safford anyhow. Turns out to not be the 2 Guzzi's in the original group. They say the group is pulled over and hanging out back near Globe. OK, so I've lost the group. Worse things than a nice run up the Devil's Highway by yourself. BTW, one of the Buell's had a wiring problem and stopped cold. The group was waiting for a tow truck to come hual the Buell back to Phoenix. So anyhow, I have a really fun run up US-191. Here's a pix of the Scura about 1/2 way for a rest break. There was a group of 10 bikes from Texas. Having local knowledge of the road, I passed them up easily. They were the only other traffic I saw. I had lunch at Bear Wallow Cafe in Alpine, then headed off for the Largo Motel in Quemado, NM. Along the way, I crossed 30K miles on the Scura. About 8K are mine. Visited the rally site in Datil, NM. Got registered and got my door prize ticket, had dinner and visited with fellow Zonie Guzzistas. Saturday, I rode around the area in the morning, then spent the afternoon at the rally. Here's some shots of the bikes lined up. There were 78 attendees, down a bit from last year. Suprising, since the weather was spectaclular for the weekend. 85 and no monsoon rain at all. The bike show winner was this beautiful restoration of a V7. The grand prize this year was a '70's Guzzi California, with custom seat, Harley top box, what looks like Krauser bags and the most immaculate Vetter Windjammer fairing I've seen in 40 years. And no, I didn't win it. Ride home Sunday was marred by a huge 2 semi truck accident and fire just outside of Rye. Fortunately no one seriously hurt. But traffic backed up for miles on big downhill between Payson and Rye. Since it was downhill, that helped me since I just shut my engine off and coasted my bike and I didn't have to worry about it overheating. Maybe I did some lane splitting also. Or maybe not. Even with that, took more than 1 hour from Payson to Rye. (news images) Thanks to Matt for all the work to put the rally on. Very enjoyable event.
  17. Paper wiring diagram? What is this, the 20th century?
  18. Arizona to be precise. And yea, I know I overpaid, much to 4corsa's benefit. But what is the cost of LUST. Haven't regretted it one bit. Riding the Devil's Highway Friday on the way to New Mexico Guzzi rally in Datil, NM. I'll be laughing all the way.
  19. My Scura didn't match either diagram. Don't remember the details. I marked up the 1999 diagram to document the differences. If I had access to the source files, I could likely edit the diagram to create a new diagram matching the reality. Can't really edit a .gif or .jpg diagram.
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