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    Griso, V11 Coppa Italia, Strom 650
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  1. Thank you Docc! I didn't consider that and will test it next time she's refusing to start:).
  2. thanks docc. I didn't know about that potential issue and will check it out.
  3. Interesting. I've had the same issue with my V11 Coppa when warmed up. Then again, sometimes I have starting issues at cold start-up. I turn the key, depress the starter and nothing. I repeat a few times, then it eventually starts perfectly. I also had this issue after re-fueling and had to pull away from the island, remove the seat, jimmy the relays around, then it started right up. My issue is intermittent but similar. I've never noticed them begin warm, but then again I've never thought about it. I also believe my relays are original, or at least I've never replaced them.
  4. A quick update. I received my speedo back from Joel Levine this afternoon. Prior to shipping he explained that the V11 speedo is a Chinese replica of a basic Japanese speedo but made with cheap materials. Apparently there is/was a Chinese factory in Italy manufacturing these IT speedos. He rebuilds the Guzzi speedos with refurbished Japanese parts. Long story short, I reinstalled and it appears to be running fine following a spirited 20 minute ride. So all good on the speedo front. Also, the trip meter knob sold on MG Cycles is a perfect OEM fit where mine was broken. Now to solve the interm
  5. Wise words spoken by a true sage. Funny, I took the Strom out this afternoon for an off-road excursion with a buddy who was on a Tiger 800. It may not excel at anything in particular, but it does a pretty damn good job at just about everything. I can't get rid of it... Now to find the right Duc that complements the stable:).
  6. It's all good. I'll have a backup[emoji4] Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  7. Thank you for the generous offer! I may very well PM you later in the fall to try and coordinate a little shop time. Funny you have a Duc multi too. I've had a few phone calls with the guys up at Motocorsa regarding a deal on a 950S multi. I'm really tempted to sell my faithful little Strom for a multi but haven't been able to mentally get there yet. I'd like to know more about your Duc experience/impressions. I'm currently waiting on my speedo to arrive so I can get the V11 back on the road. Of course I screwed up 2 cylinder head threads (or they may have already been screwed up) when repla
  8. Tom, yes that looks to be the same knob as the one MG Cycles shipped me. That said, when Joel called me to report my speedo was ready to ship he also offered to make me a new knob which I agreed to. This way I know I have a solution and the backup knob from MG. Will let you guys know how it all works out.
  9. This is helpful info. There's never a dull moment with these wonderful Guzzis[emoji16]. Thanks for the tips! Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks Pete, footgoose and gstallons. Yes, I believe the head sliders are aftermarket. The bolts appear to be the correct length but are a bit shinier than the originals. I was really careful screwing them back in so I suspect they must have already been buggered. The Timesert looks like a good repair but ill try to clean the threads first. Thanks again- Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  11. This is excellent news. I have the SW Motech tank ring setup on my Strom and it works great. I'll be ordering a ring for my V11 too. The AF1 guys are really helpful and responsible for getting my Guzzi obsession started back in 2010 with my first Griso purchase. Damn demo rides[emoji38]... Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  12. No Sir, is that something I can pick up at Ace? Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks, I had not actually heard of a Timesert until now. Looks like a good fix [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  14. Sorry for another post, but I'm all in on getting to know my new V11. Well, all was going smoothly this afternoon.... My new MG Cycles shop stand arrived along with fresh valve cover gaskets and new spark plugs. Covers removed, valves inspected - hey they were perfect! New spark plugs gapped and reassembly in progress. Well two of the threads on the right cylinder head got cross-threaded (indicated in the photo). Now I'm super meticulous, starting them by hand and crisscrossing my way around the cover with a torque wrench at 10 NM. Anyhow. Two of the damn threads got cross-threaded. Not su
  15. I'm curious if there is anyone in Oregon who has experience performing docc's decent tune-up and would be willing to share tools and knowledge? No problems adjusting valves, installing fresh plugs or changing the oil, but the rest of the procedure has me scratching my head. I'd enjoy learning more about maintaining my V11, rather than dropping off at a garage in town. I'm in Central OR, and will be happy to pay with beer, bourbon, fine Italian wine, etc. Thanks!
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