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  1. Mikko

    My Scura Build.

    Installed the MotoBits controls.. took the time to polish them up first. Not bad.. neat bit of kit for the V11. and a cool little bit of fun.. Vintage style Öhlins stickers... Daylight pic of new headlight.
  2. I have 5 from the U.K.! Belgium would be cool..who lives in Belgium?? I don't remember reading anyone offering to help our brothers from "over that way" so why not? This is a great upgrade and its not cool to have a $100 minimum for a $20 order.
  3. Since online components has a $100 minimum to ship outside the Evil Empire, what I can do is order however many you would like, then package them up and send them off to whatever foreign land you call home. No mark up or extra costs.. whatever it is to buy & ship is what you’ll pay (plus whatever confiscatory fee’s PayPal charges) reply to this thread with the number of relays and your country. This way anyone who would like a set, can have a set. Relay Specifications
  4. Okay...hurricanes or not... I’m there for the sweet 16!! Dang those are awesome pictures!!
  5. I’ve been studying that and I think I’m going to purchase one because it’s a proven design that works. Probably let Randy deal with it as I’ve decided to run a MotoGadet M-Unit. Bin the stock wiring harness (keep the engine harness) and run what little electrical stuff is needed with that compact bad boy. Since Randy is building the frame.. one of my design goals is to route as much wiring, hoses etc... inside the frame(s). The M-Unit will be key to tucking away wiring. I find it optically offensive when looking at the area where the coils are. That just isn’t going to work...
  6. Thanks! Although it’s probably more of a “necessity is the mother of invention” type smarts. There is a whole lot of nothing between something out on the big road.. something starts going sideways you either fix it or your screwed. Things like Circuit Breakers that wasn’t factory equipped when my truck was built, LED lighting, oversized wiring when replacing...big alternator... My bike does the battery light flicker at low idle.. I haven’t addressed that yet. From what I’ve been learning, a updated alternator/regulator sounds like a good idea.
  7. I wish I would have kept my greenie
  8. Instead of a reverse drill bit, start with a small regular bit and start drilling it out dead center of the bolt. Move up to next size and eventually the broken bolt will come out. I did that with two broken footpeg bolts
  9. Mikko

    My Scura Build.

    I live in a viaduct and sold my children to Gypsies some years ago.... I bought a brand new Greenie back in 2000-1? New Guzzi dealer opened in my town and I stopped in to see what there was to see. The V11 was sitting on the floor and it was love at first sight. I asked if I could take it for a test ride and I rode it to my bank, withdrew what they wanted... rode back and bought it on the spot. I sold it along with a couple others when I was told about the MGS/01... that never came to pass in street trim.. so I ended up with a 999R. Always thought selling that bike was a mistake. So now almost 20 years later I’m kinda picking up where I left off.
  10. You can still trace a active fault because the CB will trip and reset, trip and reset ....What it can do, is not leave you stranded after you've used up any spare fuses and still might have a problem. I run Cb's in my semi truck and they have proven their worth for almost 3 million miles. In the 20+ years i've owned my truck, I've had my share of wiring issues you can bet on that. CB's for me have been a worthwhile upgrade and so naturally, i used them on my bike.
  11. No problem! Considering that this is a safety sensitive thing and these Guzzi factory headlight buckets and reflectors are built to work only with each other, i thought this is the best bang per buck upgrade you can make. I didn't know that the bucket and reflector was not a universal type that you would normally see on a car. When i ordered this stuff i had no idea it wasn't going to be a plug-n-play thing. So imagine my disappointment when i took it all apart and found out that the new reflector wouldn't sit in the bucket properly. I studied it for while and then figured out that the new reflector will actually sit right inside the old one. I mean it's not a "perfect fit" but it works perfectly! Once you snap the chrome trim ring into place you can't tell this isn't a factory set up. The new reflector sits tight and secure inside the old reflector. Isn't that wild? using 20 year old factory parts with brand new tech and somehow it just fits together without having to do a bunch of crap to make it work. That's why i took it all back apart tonight and documented how to do it because this has got to be the frikin "HOW TO" of the year! I'm very happy with just how through shear luck, this works... and it works well. You can see in the pictures that it puts out plenty of clean light. And the bulb has a lifetime warranty... I hope anyone else who may have issues with their stock headlight will see this How To and enjoy a kick ass, painless upgrade! Plus i wanted to give back because this site has been very helpful to me in my rekindled love affair with the V11
  12. This new LED bulb is cutting edge tech. I forgot to mention that i removed and did not reinstall the dust boot. From VCLED. This model uses our proven CSP LED chipset and is designed to fit in even the smallest confines. Using an innovative miniaturized LED driver, we’ve been able to eliminate the external heatsink and fit the entire assembly within the headlight housing without compromising the beam pattern or light output. The VCm3000 is only 10mm longer than a standard halogen headlight! and is IP67 waterproof rated. This means it is protected from dust, shock and capable of withstanding water immersion between 15 cm and 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. It also backed by a lifetime warranty. some out-takes
  13. Install the wiring back into the bucket Take the new/old reflector and place it back into the bucket. Be careful screwing it together, these buckets fall apart around that area. I fixed mine with super glue. Put it all back on the bike! Gaze in wide eyed wonderment of LED-ness Don't forget to aim the headlight after install. Low beam High Beam Can you spot the Alien craft? Look straight up towards the top of the picture...without this upgrade i would not have been able to notice those who walk among us....
  14. I have a 2002 Scura w/ the black plastic headlight bucket and crappy stock headlight.This How To will show you how to install a superior Hella Glass H4 Reflector and LED bulb that will fit right into the bucket with no permanent modification ( aside from eliminating the city light, you can choose to keep it ) WHAT YOU'LL NEED (1) VCm3 – 5.75 INCH LED HEADLIGHT FROM VINTAGE CAR LEDS (You can choose from 3 different styles of glass reflectors, I went with the German Hella H4 and that's what this how to uses. Idk if the other 2 options would work ) (2) Stock Black Plastic Bucket used on V11's with Fairings (3) Heat shrink tube, friction tape, phillips screw driver, allen wrench (4) desire to see at night Remove the Headlight assembly from the bike. Remove the headlight from the bucket. Pull the plug from the bucket. Old stock Headlight. The center reflector cap broke and would not stay un-broke. Grab the glass lens and twist back and forth until it comes off the plastic reflector. You will not need the original glass lens. Keep the grey gasket ring and plastic reflector housing. Remove the H4 to Bucket plug I chose to cut out and seal up the city light leads. I used heat shrink and friction tape and then wrapped each end to the closest wire for a tidy set up. Take the new reflector with the bulb that is already installed and place it into the old stock plastic reflector. Make sure you line up the square mark on the new headlight with the screw insert on the old reflector to insure proper alignment. I used friction tape to seal up the hole left by the removal of the city light. Take the grey gasket and lay it around the gap between the old and new reflectors Now take the chrome trim ring and place it on the old reflector and snap it into place being careful to line up and gently press each snap tab, there are 4. You might hear a little crunch or other scary sound..just take your time and be firm yet gentle. Chrome snap ring install demonstration
  15. Mikko

    ANSWERED Best Relay

    You have friends stateside.. I’ve offered to help send stuff over to people.
  16. Mikko

    ANSWERED Best Relay

    It’s not that hard bro... they have 3,718 available as of 9/11/19
  17. Mikko

    My Scura Build.

    Was you asking for a specific price on something? The problem with these kind of “one off” builds is that he has to make a jig for everything. So that is part of the cost. Idk if it would be less expensive once a jig is made. You can catch a bunch of static here so I’m hesitant to say how much each piece is. The front and rear subframes are $2,500 each and the spine is $5,000. Going 100% Ti on that. Labor is $40hr, who knows how many hours it’ll be to dissemble and reassemble. So I’m trying to maximise the labor hours spent. It’s a big project... and expensive. But we only get one ride on this bus...
  18. I installed circuit breakers...better then fuses (IMO) The lid won't fit as the CB's are a wee bit taller then fuses. 30 amp 15 amp 10 amp 5 amp Plus i brought along a little mini tube of Caig Deoxit, just enough to do all the relays and fuse sockets Deoxit
  19. Mikko

    My Scura Build.

    He made a invoice, The prices are parts only. Give you a rough idea..it's 10K for the full 3pc frame.
  20. Maybe I might make a weekend out of it..kinda bummed i pulled the plug on the SSR because of the non event hurricane.
  21. Mikko

    My Scura Build.

    Since it's night time, I took it out and adjusted it plus a short ride to see how it performs. I think it's one of the best mod's so far! Low Beam pointed across the street into a State Forrest High Beam..
  22. Mikko

    My Scura Build.

    LED HEADLIGHT INSTALL My stock Headlight was something i didn't care for very much. Then the center "cup" broke and was rattling around inside. I tried to fix it, but it broke off again. I started looking around and found a place called https://vintagecarleds.com/ There, I found the VCm3-7 LED Bulb and chose the German Hella H4 Upgraded glass reflector/lens. Together it was $149 w/ free shipping. I was able to install it tonight. This is not a simple "plug and play' I had to do some creative tinkering. The Housing and bulb arrived already assembled I took the stock Headlight apart, separated the lens from the stock housing and was able to fit this housing inside the stock reflector. I removed the bulb from the pilot light, sealed the plug and tied up the wiring. Placed the assembly back into the black plastic bucket, ran the thin grey gasket that was part of the original glass lens around the new one, snapped the chrome trim ring shut and fastened the screw at the bottom. Just as if it was like that from the factory. Very lucky!!!! There it is. Fits perfectly inside the stock reflector! No fans, bulky wiring or other nonsense..clean and tidy install that fits within the factory headlight and i am thrilled at how perfectly this works!! This is on a Scura with the black plastic bucket. Idk if it'll work on the metal non fairing sport bucket.
  23. Mikko

    My Scura Build.

    That’s the idea.. being able to adjust this and that. Maybe it was because I was working on those plates and then went out. That was a fair bit of messing around. I’m feeling better now.. still a little stiff in the hip. But hey.. I am always thankful I am still relatively fully functional. What screwed my pooch was my left leg hitting a fence post during the “on my back leather ride” could have been worse. Hopefully I’ll have it by the weekend and I’ll try it out.
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