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po18guy

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  1. At only 750 RPM, that trans input shaft (cam chain and everything else that rotates) is accelerating and decelerating, much more rapidly - with alternating contact surfaces being impacted, with each cylinder firing event. Deep thinker Kevin Cameron at Cycle World writes of this. As I see it, far better to use the (L) idle screw to get that back up to 1050-1100 or so. This "clanking" can be heard from any internal combustion engine once operating RPM falls below design parameters. For now, raising the idle would seem to be the easiest way to quiet the whole mess down.
  2. You can find them on eBay. Silver here, but I believe the man can powdercoat them red for an extra charge. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Moto-Guzzi-Custom-VALVE-COVERS-Big-Blocks-Square-Fin-Heads-1100/131655506299?hash=item1ea747997b:g:4S4AAOSwkZhWTMhH
  3. Staintunes. Fortunately, came with the bike.
  4. No Briggs V-twin? Too heavy or...?
  5. Power is listed as "Adequate."
  6. Stylistically a knockout. It all flows very well visually - the fairing striking me first as too low. Totally unrideable. Now, tail down 15cm and fairing up 15cm and we're talking a rideable, distinctive beauty.
  7. And, of my two PayPal debit card choices, the credit union does not also charge a fee, but the commercial bank does. After all, it is "their" money, right? EDIT: Since I in fact had not received any product, it could only be sent to a friend. Should something arrive at my door, even better!
  8. Good to know! Do you suppose the entire unit might swap out"?
  9. Probably '03 and later, as is said. The '04 Ballabio (red, BTW), has the 43mm Marzocchi/Sachs combo, and later discs which are reputedly not as prone to warpage. Not bad and the best suspension/brakes I have ever owned - not saying much there. Öhlins no doubt better and more costly to rebuild. Oh, and the '03 and later have the 17/3.5 and 17/5.5 wheels for perhaps a little more rubber option. I think any of the '03 and later bikes would be just fine and about as trouble-free as MG gets. As Huxley wrote: "You pays your money and you takes your choice."
  10. In progress! Need funds? I have no trouble sending via PayPal or ??? And time is not an issue.
  11. I am good for one, since my joint flexibility seems to coincide with false neutrals.
  12. Green, being envious of silver...I have that on good authority. But, in the CARC the shaft runs through the swinger, does it not? If so, that in itself is a huge leap. Does it have CV joints too?
  13. po18guy

    M Unit V11

    "Ballabio"?
  14. Uff da! After 20 chemotherapy and biological drugs over 12 years, I have a T-shirt that says: "I have chemo-brain. What's your excuse?"
  15. Is that not what I just said? I'm confused.
  16. I have some excellent British SS banjo bolts with bleed nipples. Problem: The circular cavity in the banjo "fitting" rises above the bleed nipple. Unless bleeding fluid flow is rapid so as to carry bubbles along with it, there is substantial chance that some air remains trapped in that bit of cavity in the banjo fitting itself. For that reason, some F1 teams have employed banjo fittings with a vertical bleed nipple - no place for air to hide.
  17. Strangely, DOT 5.1 is not silicone, is still glycol-based and compatible with DOT 4. The numbering system is very confusing. In my mind, what is needed is a bleed nipple pointing straight up on the top banjo fitting, which is the high point and which traps air.
  18. Snooping around eBay, I see a right side only carbon fiber Mistral for $135 shipped from New Jersey. Lamentably, the seller has only the right side. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mistral-Oval-Carbon-Fiber-Slip-On-for-Moto-Guzzi-V11/124134561442?hash=item1ce6ff16a2:g:XAMAAOSwOQJegPcw
  19. po18guy

    My V11 Build

    Radical! And, being an '04 motor, it'll stay black instead of morphing into 101 Dalmatians.
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