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    '85 LM1000 '97 1100 Sport i '89 Mille GT '71 Norton Fastback Commando '74 Aermacchi 350 Sprint
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  1. These are, in fact, the correct part number for '97 1100 Sport.
  2. Finally got rid of the crappy stock brake rotors. New T-drive Brembos with Braking pads. This combo should be smooth as glass and one finger braking...mostly lol Looking at the stockers, the Galfer green pads didn't love them, either. Pulsing, jerky, pull-to-one-side, inconsistent lever bastages. Can't wait to try these out, maybe tomorrow.
  3. That'll be an interesting comparison. Share and report.
  4. "Lady" not so much, maybe. Valkyrie. Web Cams 86B and probably the best heads ever done on a 2-valve Guzzi.
  5. So, based on... Scott's? bike, I found (hopefully) the correct set of Brembo T-drive rotors. Soon to be installed with Braking street pads. Testing will probably take an entire weekend of up-northing in the Georgia mountains. May even get back to the Lodge if the weather cooperates. Kudos to Sportbikes4hire.com for doing the homework.
  6. I'm a big fan of MicroBlue. 85 LM1000 build Photos
  7. I did a 10k last year with a suit, tailbag and tank bag. It is what you make it. Summer tour 2018
  8. Having looked at all shipping options, there is a considerable savings in using a padded priority envelope for these plates, particularly for international buyers. I'll offer that up as your option, and the plates are stiff and durable but there is always some small chance of getting bent. To those who have already paid but not received, let me know your preference and if you'd like to go with the padded envelope I'll refund the difference.
  9. Just to toss a bit more clarity into the mix; Gears are one of the most difficult systems of mechanical engineering. Purpose, environment, shock, expansion, duty cycle all calculate into the mix. Tooth profile, materials, loads, lubricants. Heavily loaded gears are always steel, with heavy, high-additive lubricants. Lesser loads can be handled by lesser materials; but Aluminum is at best a poor bet in any case. High-speed gears subject to high heat demand specific lubricants; think your rear drive unit with Red Line heavy, etc. Well your engine doesn't have Red Line heavy. Your engine has motor oil, which is *not* a very good gear lube. One solution is to use very high quality, ground-profile gear teeth that don't clash. What you hear in your straight-cut gearbox is actually each tooth bashing into the next one as the gears rotate. That's a lot of abuse. To eliminate the noise, the teeth have to be finish-ground rather than hobbed (cut) to have the correct profile and finish, and the clearance needs to be within a very specific range. Aluminum is not out of the question here, with the caveat that gears have a minimum threshold for load capacity, obviously, and metals have the very odd property of disliking mating gears with the same hardness. One gear must always be harder than the other, unless both are hard enough to have zero deflection and adequate lubrication to keep them apart. So by the time you create an aluminum gear of high enough quality and finish, and mate it to a steel gear of sufficient hardness, you may as well just go with steel anyway, which is what Joe Caruso has done. I would also wager that if you could watch the cam gear on our engine with a strobe light, you'd see it flopping all over in a wobble as the camshaft deflects, which leads to edge loading the gears, multiplying the problem. I wonder if Joe has a tiny bit of camber built into the teeth to prevent that edge loading. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, I'm tired and rambling.
  10. Yes, received. I had houseguests and was away a few days. Your plate should make it out in today's mail. Eric
  11. You'll need 2 upper gaskets and one lower gasket, unless you can save the upper that's already in the bike. Swooshdave has made a super video on the installation. Swooshdave's awesome Roper Plate install video
  12. Most of you probably follow the Redux thread, but I wanted to move the pertinent info to the top where it's not buried 7 pages deep. Pete Roper licensed sloppage trays for V11 broad-sump motors, US-made in 304 Stainless Steel .080" thick. $70US, plus USPS medium priority mail box in the US, total $84.35. International orders, $70US plus actual shipping. PayPal to pressureangle@gmail.com or check/money order to; Horst Manufacturing 9501 E. Center St. Windham, OH 44288 ;)
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