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velofish last won the day on August 29 2018

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  1. I moved from Pennsylvania to Indiana. PA used the M endorsement to indicate a need for corrective lenses. which I need. When I went to the DMV in Indiana to switch my Pa license over, the cute girl behind the counter looked at my license with the M endorsement and said, "Oh, you have a motorcycle endorsement?" I said yes. Never took the test.
  2. Acerbis made the tanks. I don't expect Guzzi to be expert on plastics. The blame for this, if there is blame, rests on Acerbis and not on Guzzi, Ducati, MZ, Aprilia, etc I wonder if it's helpful to run a ratchet strap circumferentially. around my tank when it's stored empty in my attic to help the shinkage?
  3. Thanks Footgoose. I have the problem with the resin tank on my MZ. Draining it and leaving it empty in the garage over the winter did not help. I'm glad that the Guzzi tank "shrunk' back for you. I'll probably take it off right before it goes on the stand for the winter and put the tank in the attic to dry and shrink. Kane: pretty standard stuff for these plastic tanks of a certain age. Some of the MZ guys report paint cracking but there are no reports of the actual tank cracking as far as I know. I just don't bolt the MZ tank down anymore.
  4. I would like to take the tank off of my 2000 V11 Sport to tidy some things up and replace the plug wires but I'm wary of tank expansion and not being able to get the tank back on properly. How many folks have had problems with tank expansion and how bad was the expansion/distortion? TIA John
  5. Aye, that's the man his own self. I'll let him know that he's missed.
  6. I've sent this to our man Dave in Belfast but I doubt he'll take this bait. Man seems to be quite fond of his 1200.
  7. The creator is a fellow named Jacopo Tarquini from Grosseto Italy. He won't be making more. The lowers are from a LeMans fairing. The "windshield' is for a Laverda SFC. I've decided that I like it. I'd like to see it in person to get a better idea of the proportions. Checking temps would be interesting.
  8. I think that it's a modification of an existing fairing: https://www.facebook.com/jacops3/media_set?set=a.597548490295559&type=3
  9. You've probably all seen this already. It came up on the FB group. Almost reminds me of a Bol d'or bike. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3235658873151161&set=pcb.3235660023151046&type=3&theater&ifg=1
  10. I do think the stretching machine will help, John. Remember, no bouncing. Long term, low load works. Stretch and hold it for 30 to 60 seconds. Stretch too aggressively and you will actually lose range of motion. My girlfriend is a yoga devotee and tells me that instructors can and do tailor exercises to folks who need gentler stretches. I've even seen "Beer yoga" classes. As a good PT (They're out there just not common) told me: "movement cures all ills". That can be modified to stretching cures a hell of a lot of ills in us old fucks. I'm the king of the "do as I say
  11. That suggests that you need some bloodwork, John. Muscles don't get stronger and weaker on random days; however, spotty levels of "fuels" such as vitamins, etc, can cause spotty performance, pain, and stiffness. As for leg exercises, strength isn't your problem. I'd bet my house that your calves, hip flexors, and extensors are tight. Don't worry, that describes almost every man in the world over the age of 30. Physical therapy or gentle yoga will fix you up. Personally, after working with PTs for 30 years, I'd try yoga first.
  12. He was also instrumental in developing a rescue boat for the navy. Sorry, I'm a Lawrence geek. And I've wondered what modern bike Lawrence might ride. The V11 always comes to mind. I wonder if he would have a non-Brit machine? I think I've chickened out at about 125 mph on the V11. Speedo wobbles so much that it's hard to tell.
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