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bridge last won the day on May 2 2020

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    2003 Moto Guzzi V11, 1967 Moto Guzzi V700
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    New Hampshire

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  1. Yeah! That would be great -- please send details when you get back -- thanks!
  2. Hard or soft, I'm not picky. Hoping to get on the road this summer for some multi-day touring.
  3. YOU GUYS ARE GENIUSES! Everything on my Lemans works! 🙏🏽 Had my doubts about the relays. Now I have a working clutch, high beam, horn, and tachometer. Yes!
  4. I had ordered these — looks like the numbers differ — Amazon threw them up as an option and I didn’t double- check. OMRON ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - G8V-1C7T-R-DC12 (2 Pieces)- MICRO AUTOMOTIVE RELAY, SPDT, 12VDC, 20A https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071J39P7V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_P99Z6TAWGP6EACWJZ3Z1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  5. Thanks. I just ordered the Panasonic replacements, which looked correct on the Digi-Key website. Hope this solves all my problems!
  6. The OMRON replacement relay on the left; original on the right.
  7. I bought five OMRON G8HE-1C7T-R-DC12 but they don’t fit. What is the generic relay for the V11 Lemans?
  8. That worked. Thank you Tinknocker. Thank you all for your excellent advice. Now, my high beam, horn, and tachometer don’t work. The fuses are all OK. It’s a mechanical tach, correct? Where should I start to troubleshoot the high beam and horn?
  9. Makes sense, but in my case the bike had idled only a minute or two (I hadn’t ridden the bike yet), and the hydraulic line was still cool.
  10. I did get the clutch partially working. I opened the bleeder valve and let out a little fluid, but couldn’t properly bleed it, as I didn’t have any hose. I squeezed the lever about 100 times to build up pressure, which seem to work (or it made my hand tired). I’ll do a proper bleed tomorrow. Thank you for all your help.
  11. First truly nice day here in coastal Maine. Got my 2003 V11 Lemans out of the garage. It started right up. That’s the good news. I have absolutely no clutch. Hydraulic fluid looks full and clean but there’s no resistance on the lever and the clutch is not operating. Please let me know where to look to diagnose the problem. Eager to ride.
  12. I am reacquainting myself with a 2003 Lemans, a bike I had owned from 2004 to 2011 and regrettably sold. This year I became very ill and during my recovery I decided I wanted to ride that bike again, and I acquired one a lovely black Lemans from Arizona. I remembered spending lots of time and money sorting out the ergonomics on my earlier bike and realized I had to do the same on this one. This weekend I installed Apex bar risers, which, after hours of fiddling, worked perfectly. As for the seat (I had a Rich Maund seat on my earlier Lemans, but he's retired now), it still needs improvement, but it's basically tolerable with a seat pad. I tend to slide forward into the tank. Any thoughts on aftermarket seats? Russell seats look comfortable, if not attractive, and expensive. I relocated the stock footpegs using existing mounting points, and not leaving well enough, I kludged together a pair of adjustable pegs with bushings and shims to lower the pegs even more (probably a total of three inches). But the foot controls are way too high and are awkward to use (I miss lots of shifts). Are the stock foot controls adjustable? I discovered the Motobits footpeg relocator kit -- are there others? I had an Evoluzione kit on my earlier bike, no longer available, nor is the Motratech kit. Is there another option to adjust the foot levers, now that I got the pegs right? My Lemans burps and stumbles at low revs, and especially when decelerating. It's rather jolting and unpleasant. Riding at low speed is no fun. My earlier Lemans had a Power Commander III, which sorted out injection issues. Should I look at some electronic management device/remap, or is there another solution to the issue? The engine doesn't miss a beat over 5000 rpms. Lest it seem that I have nothing but complaints, I haven't had this much fun on a bike in a decade (when I sold my first Lemans, I guess), especially when riding with revs 5500 to 7000 rpm. It's an absolute joy to ride, and to look at as well. I love this bike --
  13. Got it right. Thanks for your responses, especially Lucky Phil, who kept me from doing something dumb.
  14. Excellent -- thank you. I put it back to rights after dinner, and by keeping the clip-on clamps below the triple clamp and extending the bar post all the way up (4"), was able to get the rise I wanted, keep the stock hoses and cables, and not worry about disturbing the front end. Will post photos tomorrow.
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