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    66 Yamaha 305, 74 TX650, 75 RD350, 82 XJ650RJ, two GPz500S and the topper: a right decent '04 Ballabio w/4800 miles.
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  1. From the interwebz: Exhaust manifold temperatures vary for different vehicles and operating conditions Manifolds and/or exhaust pipes on some vehicles can reach 1200 degrees F. It is rare to find temperatures this high in normal operation. The hottest locations tend to be those for which there is some constriction or impingement of exhaust gas. For example, a bend in an exhaust manifold tube immediately outside the cylinder will have a surface upon which the exhaust gas has a greater capacity to transfer heat. Exhaust system temperatures will be reduced at any point of contact with cooler components of large thermal mass, such as the cylinder head.
  2. All three screws go into the airbox, right? Any contact with the lower rear edge of the tank? There is/was a foam piece almost glued there to prevent.....something. Too bad the covers are already painted. Could open the holes to 8 or 10mm, use rubber grommets and a flanged screw to cover the entire mess. My other experience has been with a Kwacker in which the side panels mount to fuel tank (post), frame (screw) and tail section (2 posts) - all of which have a mind of their own.
  3. Is that at slow idle or fast idle? i noted that my Ballabio did that while on choke and I was gearing up - since then I've dropped it to low idle. Otherwise, single wall pipes and maybe timing is retarded? My Kawi EX500/GPz500s does that at fast idle warming up - but its carbs have enricheners rather than a choke. Had an '85 Thunderbird Turbo and after an uphill run home from work, the exhaust manifold and exhaust side of the turbo would be glowing.
  4. With the solid mount fairing and particularly the gauges, there is scant room for clipons at full lock.
  5. If you are interested, there is a Ballabio registry thread.
  6. By '04, there was the header cross-over tube and 9.8:1 compression. 43mm Marzocchi forks and a cast alloy fairing/instrument mount. The seat fairing looked the same but was manufactured using a different process. Plastic headlight bucket with clear lens/multi-reflector headlight.
  7. Nicked my fekkin pint while I was out havin a fag... That kind of stuff?
  8. I never saw Joey (R.I.P.) in any other position.
  9. Well, the Americans have just about had it. They are demanding and end to this pandemic! OK...maybe not.
  10. Honestly, they look more like Wallaby chops, but that will be immediately denied. p.s. For a mere $250 those beauties can be yours!
  11. I am glad to see someone's fertile mind has come up with a way to to deal with the V11's weight. Unfortunately, they make it even heavier.
  12. The efforts of members here is epic. Pretty soon, Mandello del Lario will be buying some! Hello? Piaggio? Are you listening? Are you even awake?
  13. Who knew what was on his mind - but he was certainly aware that the respirator could be used to save another life. As we age, we get tired, and ready to move on from this life. As Saint Paul wrote in his Letter to the Philippians, he longed to leave this world and go to the Father, but he agreed to remain here if there was profitable work (i.e. evangelization) for him to do. And so it may be with Fr. Berardelli. Eternal rest grant him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful deputed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
  14. On my Ballabio, I noted that it was a somewhat sketchy attachment, and the long screw can completely miss the nut plate. It took a bit of jockeying to get it all into place and snugged up. My '04 has the ABS plastic housing with an impossible to remove QD multi-pin connector at the lower rear. As to loose rims when attached to the bucket, you might wrap some teflon tape around the portion of the bucket which the rim covers. It will take some experimentation, but it will tighten the fit, help with vibes a tad, and possibly seal the unit against rain or wash water.
  15. Look up places that do hydraulic hoses and fittings. They usually custom make hoses, and can crimp on the fittings, removing the worry about a screw-type clamp working loose.
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