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LangleyMalc

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About LangleyMalc

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    Guzzisti
  • Birthday 11/28/1950

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  • My bikes
    2004 Balabio, 2014 California and 2013 Stelvio.
  • Location
    Langley BC

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    Motorbikes, cycling, sailing, horses

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  1. No it is still in kit form. I purchased all the necessary parts including some second hand bits from the US that we’re apparently made of Unobtanium but those bits are sitting in Point Robert’s on the wrong side of the Border (along with my boat)! Not sure I will get to see either of them until late Spring. I did however get a Stelvio during the year to add to the collection and put some miles through that and the California, so all was not lost. Now we need the rain to stop and I can start to use them again. Roll on Spring. Happy Xmas to all.
  2. Thanks Pete. One less thing to think about.
  3. A separate question. On the top of my rear shock is a 10mm long bolt. It secures the top of the shock and has about 15mm of threaded bolt sticking out on the left side but there is no lock nut on it. There are yellow paint marks on the end of the threaded section, so my question is should there be a lock nut or castellated nut on the end of this bolt? Yes,🤔 I think a Nyloc is in order. Can’t do any harm and one less thing to think about while tooling along at speeds close to but not over the posted limit!
  4. A separate question. On the top of my rear shock is a 10mm long bolt. It secures the top of the shock and has about 15mm of threaded bolt sticking out on the left side but there is no lock nut on it. There are yellow paint marks on the end of the threaded section, so my question is should there be a lock nut or castellated nut on the end of this bolt? thanks in advance. M.
  5. Done the tappets and now set to 4&6 thou. They were a little bit wider than that but not a huge amount. The throttle cables were slack as a wellie boot top, with about 20 degrees of “free play” before the twist grip did anything, so I took the slack out at the handlebars end, which has made rolling off and on a lot easier. The paint on the left hand throttle stop is intact, and I pulled the two sensors on the throttle bodies and cleaned them with carb cleaner, in case fouled with oil from the over enthusiastic “Red Seal” mechanic who changed it at the selling dealer. Just on that the gearb
  6. This a 2013 with the big tank and the roller tappets. 20,000ks on the clock so just about run in. I will get it on the Guzidiag some time in the next month to check the mapping after I have been through the rest of the bike. The vibration is not major and could just be the tyres ( new Shinko 705s) on the highway. It is just the California has zero vibration. (The Cal is a pig to move about under 4kph, As it wants to lie down and is impossible if you park it down hill, but otherwise once rolling is a great cruiser!). No insulting my Mule! On the Stelvio, when delivered they had changed
  7. Not comparing! Observing the differences as I have both And they do different things. Why does a Multistrada vibrate at highway speeds?
  8. Well the Stelvio is finally in BC. In the end I had to give up on riding it across from PEI as the people of the Atlantic Canada Bubble do not want the rest of Canada visiting them except for essentially services and apparently collecting the Stelvio did not qualify. Anyway the dealer crated it up and shipped it over at a not inconsiderable cost and it arrived yesterday in good order and with a full tank of Gas! The previous owner had fitted additional guards, and a hugger and I fitted new tyres so I did not have too much to do straight away apart from check the fluids, (oil too full
  9. I think so thanks. I bought some of it at Harpers, some at MG cycle and some off one of the breakers on eBay. Now got to get the chin spoiler painted etc and wait for the border to open so I can collect the bits from the US side. Free shipping in the US and a silly price to Canada!
  10. I need a left hand foot peg and a gearshift lever, plus a black Brembo adjustable clutch lever. any Suggestions gratefully received. I have sourced them from Harpers and MG combined but not cheap and international postage is slow and expensive.
  11. Well I got down to the Gearbox and no cracks! Also picked up some replacement cans and a head guard from Gary Saks in Mission. So now I need a left hand foot peg and a gearshift lever, plus a black Brembo adjustable clutch lever. Between Harpers and MG I can find both but with the border being closed it may be a trip to International Motorsports and wait for Piaggio to deliver- eventually. I will also post in items wanted to see if anyone has them “lying around” but otherwise may have to bend over and pay the postage etc.
  12. The bike came from Gord in the first place and I always got good service from them. Sorry to see Gord retire. I will talk to Matt once I have a clear picture of where I am going on this. thanks
  13. I am going to pull it apart this week and will check for cracks and report back. I do know that the handlebars are slightly out of line. It does not seem to have bent the bar itself but one of the mounts to the triple tree looks to have bent about 1 cm or 1/2 an inch for you lot! Also the exhaust muffler rear mount has been pushed in about the same amount. I won’t know if it has bent the frame mounting points or just the hanger until I get it off. we shall see. Needless to say it started first time post the drop.
  14. First off many thanks for all the replies. My daughter is a Sargeant on the road with Delta police here in B.C. (cars not bikes!). she should have known better, but at least she had all the gear on. A bit of first ride of the season excitement, but now a valuable lesson for all of us. I will start pulling it apart (again) later this week and should be able to start following up on the offers of parts to buy once I get into it. This CV19 is stopping me playing with anything else right now so I should have plenty of time. I will start with Guzzigary as he is just up the road from me. 60km is
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