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Purloined last won the day on July 23 2019

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About Purloined

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  • Birthday 11/02/1957

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    2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport. Sold: 1980 Moto Guzzi Le Mans. 1984 Honda XL600R. 1980 Kawasaki KDX 250. 1977 BMW R100RS. 1975 BMW R75/6. 1970 Honda CB450.
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    New Haven, Connecticut

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  1. 'wrong' and 'intriguingly sweet': a philosophical alliteration that gets a good smile up in here. A deft and sharp snark kicking of the ass of my foppish design and linguistics in one blow. kudos. Me like.
  2. 204.8kb conflates to 408.2. Or some other iteration of a dyslexic jumble . My apologies to the bandwidth overlords, it's just that the last bit and re-sizing felt Sisyphean. And in fact was. Okay. I give up on the file upload. Tiny and under the limit and still it caterwauls.
  3. Strange things had been done to this 2000 V11 by the original owner and dealer in agreement in 2000. Apparently due to defects in the paint from the factory (I could see them beneath the paint once I stripped it.) I bought it two and a half years ago with its whack grey paint on the front fender, two-tone on the tank and seat frame. And pin-stripes. All of which I hated. Offense and atrocity coalesced and I finally, brutally, sanded it off with the intention of eventually repainting it another color altogether. The paint chemistry was a formula that Satan derived and the tank had had two ap
  4. Thanks, Weegie, very helpful. The assembly was previously ty-wrapped behind the headlight bucket. With a jumper, I think I can incorporate everything inside the headlight shell, there's plenty of space. The blinkers are operational for brief periods, so I don't think too much heat and the LED headlight bulb does not give off much. I did replace the flasher relay with an electronic unit a when I first got the bike which solved the rapid flash problem. Don't know if the addition of the resistors by the PO was to curtail the 4-way flash affliction, but they were obviously okay with the
  5. As was pointed out, I don't know if the module that was integrated into the turn signal circuit was resistor or diode or something else. It is painted white on one end, wires toggle out of the other end with jumpers coming off (it is covered in shrink wrap). Retaining it in the circuit (there are identical modules for both the R/L turn signals) results in the turn signals flashing properly. Modifying the flash indicator in the instrument module in a circumscribed space sounds daunting. Is there a reason not to retain this setup after I replace the turn signal bulbs (LED > LED)?
  6. Link to the thread: I usually encounter the Donnie Darko rabbit or Brer rabbit in the rabbit hole as opposed to the more cuddly rabbit brother from my childhood; consequent aversion.
  7. The 'search' is an hours long journey down the rabbit hole, but after posting I came across thread about the instrument indicator being the culprit. The resistors in the loop eliminate the problem. Is there any reason not to re-integrate them
  8. I've been sorting out various issues with a 2000 V11 Sport that I've had for about 2 1/2 years. A previous owner had replaced the OEM turn signals with a terrible set of LEDs. When I got the bike they flashed erratically and I replaced the relay with a proper LED unit and the flash rate returned to normal. Now I'm replacing the insipid aftermarket LEDs with brighter units. I began disassembling the old wiring and there are what appear to be resistors wired inline on the front turn signal wiring, one for each side. My guess is that these were installed in the day to provide a better flash ra
  9. I can't tell if the exhaust is stainless or aluminum. The veneer of the 'carbon fiber' was a thin, plastic, adhesive. It peeled off pretty easily. There were two holes under the cf skin that I assume were for a riveted logo of some sort. I threaded them and plugged them with stainless steel button head fasteners. I like them much better with the cf stripped off. It wasn't aging well.
  10. Makes sense, docc. They are 'straight through' pipes. Like telescopes without lenses. I can see from one end to the other (sans magnification). They're throaty, but not obnoxious. My brother in California says that the type of pipe is not legal in his state. My 2000 V11 had these pipes on it when I bought it. I didn't know if they were stock or aftermarket. From what you're describing, they're obviously add-ons. They sound better than the exhaust I bought from 4Corsa. And half the weight as well. The cf is def a veneer. I peeled it off the old pipes; tapped and plugged the two holes
  11. Hi, 4Corsa. I bought your old exhaust. I weighed them. They were 10.2 pounds each. I don't know what the exhaust on my 2000 'Greenie' is called, cylindrical cans wrapped in 'carbon fiber' adhesive, but they are 5.2 pounds each.
  12. Yeah, yeah. Tons of wisdom about tectonics. Of course I got in line and learned a lot. And I of course bookmarked in order to later educate myself when ignored problems have their inevitable tantrum. Your Flickr page? Great photos, great photo album. A lesson in anatomy. the skeletal system, (the digestive tract), and a lens for once welcomed beneath a skirt. A good gallery of images; a lot of work to document and post and a hearty hurrah that you did.
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