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  1. 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
  2. Staintunes. Fortunately, came with the bike.
  3. No Briggs V-twin? Too heavy or...?
  4. Power is listed as "Adequate."
  5. Who knows, it might fly...
  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. PayPal sent to "friend" $54.05
  11. In progress! Need funds? I have no trouble sending via PayPal or ??? And time is not an issue.
  12. I am good for one, since my joint flexibility seems to coincide with false neutrals.
  13. 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?
  14. po18guy

    M Unit V11

  15. 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?"
  16. Is that not what I just said? I'm confused.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. po18guy

    My V11 Build

    Radical! And, being an '04 motor, it'll stay black instead of morphing into 101 Dalmatians.
  21. A new plate came with my V11. Still breaking it in, and riding fairly easily, so it will go on when the stars align.
  22. Ah, had to be a reason. They were sky-high on many of their other parts anyway.
  23. They seem to be gone, but here is a set from an '04 Cafe Sport being parted out in Cali. Blowout price of $143.95 shoppe to CONUS: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-03-05-Moto-Guzzi-V11-Cafe-Sport-OEM-Throttle-Body-Bodies-Intake-Assembly/362925598507?fits=Model%3AV11&epid=4037097677&hash=item54800d272b:g:GOQAAOSwhcZeVMJT
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