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Mikko last won the day on November 13 2021

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  1. The Dealer network in the US was inept. When I bought my greenie, the local dealer was just a tiny little place on a side street strip mall. They wanted it sold so badly I paid I think at the time $7,000 brand new and sold it for the same price +/- couple years later. Unless it’s been wrecked and dismantled, I see plenty of them still for sale today. They are time tested, reliable and fun bikes that you won’t see a dozen of at your local Sunday morning coffee shop.
  2. Daaaaaaang…those are one of the sharpest variants of V11-ness…. Nice!!
  3. And prevent fuel delivery issues by keeping the pump submerged in fuel… that’s a smart upgrade. Somebody at Guzzi had their thinking cap on that day.
  4. @Grim You do the “in tank” fuel pump also? That’s one of big reasons I went with the new style, along with the omission of the “Cheek Pad”
  5. Mikko

    Scura build

    I’ve put the side plate project on indefinite hold…while certainly titillating and über exotic, I need to focus on the core build items. I am still sorting out the engine and waiting to hear back on the transmission rebuilding (for increased reliability commensurate with the horsepower increase) She ain’t gonna be just a Show Pony… I have the files and eventually I will come up with something. Just right now, I have several irons in the fire and coordinating all this stuff internationally is cumbersome at best.
  6. Maaaan…now I gotta up my Pup-Photo game… that’s a good picture:)
  7. Mikko

    Scura build

    Not much to update really. Forks are nearly finished. Paul was nice enough to send me a teaser pic which I now share with y’all… Makes me hungry for some Carbonara
  8. Still having some issues with double clutching a 13 speed…..
  9. The computer repair company was able to source a good used ECM and program it for him. He stated that those are now many thousands of dollars if you can find one that works. Although it’s a ticking time bomb because eventually a capacitor/relay/resistor will fail annnnd your back getting your passport stamped at the port of entry in “ScrewedLandia” That company compared the Ferrari ECM to a BMW 7 Series ECM. That is conventionally built, large and individual components can be replaced. I just went through something similar with my dyer. It was working fine and then it’s not… I found a company Circuit Board Medics that fixes a whole slew of boards for all kinds of things. Good link to bookmark when you’ll need that service btw.
  10. Exactly what I was implying when I said “do you think there’ll be a “v100forum” 20-30 years from now? All these screens, computer crap will have been obsolete and unobtainable. There’s a guy on YouTube sinking large amounts of money into a Ferrari 360 and he needed a engine ECM. Those run 2, he sent the bad one to a company that repairs ecm’s and they can’t fix it. The board was built by a computer and its impossible to replace anything on it. Of course Ferrari no longer supports it and new ones aren’t available. This is where the world is headed. The Rent Seeking class continues to push towards planned obsolescence. We as a race are hurtling headlong into a situation where we are becoming increasingly ignorant and when something catastrophic happens… we’ll, it’ll be back to the Stone Age. Something that I think has happened maybe more then once already. My newest ride is a 2010 Mercedes and it’s full of those devilish German Electrical Gremlins… I had a good laugh looking at their new all electric model and thinking to myself that the 4-5th owner 10 years from now will be eternally screwed instead of thinking what a great deal they got paying 15% of MSRP.
  11. It’s going to be places like Ghezzi, Milliepercento etc to build what the Piagio overlords forbid.
  12. Daytona? At least that was built for a purpose. The Centauro is a bit of a mixed bag. The engine is the only thing I like about mine. The V11 is beautiful.
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