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    03 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans "Rosso" Corsa, 07 ST1300P, 89 Hawk GT RIP: 98 VFR800, 05 WeeStrom
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    Bay Area, California
  1. Update to this old thread. My Rosso Corsa is almost all together now. Engine wise, i went with a megacycle 620x9 camshaft, installed a roper plate, and simply cleaned the piston and cylinder heads and valves (as well as lapping them). Upon inspection of the intake, it seems that someone had done some porting and polishing in a previous life. I've put everything together now basically after much trial and error. Ran into a few issues (stator wires broke apart so I re-soldered it together) and general difficulties of getting the bike together by yourself, but finally it started yesterday! After chasing down an issue that turned out to be a loose ground wire behind the transmission, she started right up! God I miss that sound! But.... now the clutch doesn't seem to "engage". The clutch lever has no pressure to it, and it doesn't sound like it's engaging at all when the bike is on. The master cylinder was disconnected from the clutch line while I was working on it, but I've bled the entire line through and still no pressure. From what I've read, it seems possible the the clutch pushrod is actually fully engaged and that's why the lever has no pressure to it. Any thoughts or ideas to try? I'd really like to not drop the motor again if possible to remedy this. I was thinking about opening up the transmission side case (have to anyway) and seeing if I can move the pushrod from there or not. One of the three screws on the slave cylinder is horribly stripped, so taking that off would be a big PITA. Any thoughts are appreciated!
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    I've got a full Motoport riding suit, Daytona security boots with Sidi adventure boots as backup, Helimot racer gloves and either a Shoei or Shark full face lid. I was hit by cars 3 times last year (1. Car jumped a red and hit me dead while I was making a protected left turn. 2. Car switched lanes into me and bumped me, resulting in serious lowside 3. Tesla pulled a left when she shouldn't have and I t-bones into her passenger door and few over her car) and crash nearly tested all my pieces of gear. Besides having my leg broken from the first crash (I was wearing old TXC boots that had worn out at that point) I somehow had no major injuries from the others.
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  4. Ok, so a bit of an update to the thread. I talked with Mike Rich about porting and polishing the heads, but unfortunately the turnaround time is too long for my goals. Instead I'll have a friend who's a master motorcycle mechanic and experienced hot-rodder to do the porting. I've dropped in a Megacycle 620x9 cam (along with new tappets) and a roper plate. I have the new clutch/ intermediate plates, springs and will be keeping the stock flywheel. At this point, I have everything I need engine wise besides the porting, and just need to go through it and make sure everything is torqued down and replace the engine consumables (rings, gaskets, valve stem seals) I also took this opportunity to take off the Ohlins and get them serviced (JpH suspension) and will go back to him for further adjustment when everything is back together. r3datom9, I'm more then willing to trade bikes when everything is back together and explore what riding the north bay has to offer. It'll be interesting to compare the bikes once all is said and done.
  5. Hello everyone, I was hoping I could get some advice from the great people here and get some opinions/ options to mildly hot-rod my Guzzi motor. Because of some transmission issues, I had to pull the motor from my Guzzi to diagnose (which I soon discovered was likely caused by literally disintegrated clutch plates) and I figured with over 45k miles, might as well take the opportunity to service and modify my Le Mans as I saw fit, especially with trying to squeeze a little more power out of the motor while still maintaining everyday reliability. What are the opinions on Cams/ Valves/ Springs/ Pushrods, anything else I might be missing? I was looking heavily at the Megacycle 620x10, but I'm unsure of the modifications needed for it. For street use, I've heard the 620x9 is better? Ghezzi Brian also sell a camshaft, but don't list the specs so if anyone knows anything about that I would be interested to hear. I know valves/ springs/ pushrods would help with the motor (and in some cases are necessary for a hotter cam) but I'm pretty lost when it comes to this aspect of Guzzi tuning. I know for sure I was going to try and find a Roper plate and get the heads ported and polished. I've decided against Hi-comp pistons because of how crappy the fuel can be here in California. This will be a street bike through and through! I don't want to make sacrifices to reliability as I want to continue to tour on it and put thousands of more miles on her. Though I'll take it to a professional when needed, I would like to do most of the work myself when possible. Thanks in advance!
  6. US pricing will start at $12,000, while bags will bring it up to $13,000 https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/2019-moto-guzzi-v85-tt-price/
  7. Hello everyone, Frequently used this forum, but never contributed until now. I'm fortunate enough to own an incredibly rare Rossa Corsa edition V11 Le Mans, one of the most beautiful production bikes ever made IMO. It's my first Guzzi, and my first bike after having my leg broken earlier this year. She's my everyday bike, commuting, touring, backroad blasting in the Santa Cruz mountains. She has her quirks, but my guzzi has been well sorted and I find is a very reliable and easy bike to work on! Been through a lot with her: Riding through death valley, trips up to Tahoe, doing the ton from Barstow to Vegas (going 100 miles in an hour) hitting a bird at 70+mph and breaking the headlight in the middle of a 400 mile stint, and I was planning to ride her across the US this year to AMA vintage days in Ohio until a car turned left into and made me low side her. I bought her back and repaired her though. I don't think I'll ever sell her. Bit about me, I'm a younger guy in biotech in the bay area. Basically I'm a lab tech that helps manufacture cell therapies for companies.
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