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  1. I painted my engine while it was in the frame. I did find that I had to keep the spray can well away from the engine in order to get more texture. I started too close and didn't get much texture at all. I just dug up my thread on this from 2006. I had to hold the paint can over a foot away to get the texture right.
  2. Hi Al, I used the Harley texture paint back in '07. It matched the OEM finish pretty well and it's held up well. Here's a picture that I took after I applied it.
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  4. It looks like that bike is a special that the Guareschis built for a customer. http://www.guareschimoto.it/portfolio-articoli/guareschi-presenta-750-gc/
  5. The only tank that I can think of that might fit and accept the fuel pressure regulator is one from a fuel injected Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 from around 1996
  6. I hate to say it but...kill switch?
  7. Most if not all of the aftermarket cans work with the stock passenger footpegs. Based on the few aftermarket cans that I've heard the larger oval cans are a little quieter than the round cans. My MG Ti cans dent really easily. If I was looking for replacements I'd go CF. The crossover will effect how the bikes sounds too. The stock crossover is the quietest, Stucchi/Ferracci is a little louder than stock, and the Mistral is louder still.
  8. If that happened to me I'd go with new aftermarket cans. Mistral makes round and oval CF cans for the V11. They're available from MG Cycle in the US. I'm sure you can find a vendor in Europe. Here's a link to the oval CF cans on MG Cycle site: http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=26&products_id=2531
  9. The shift arm shouldn't be sloppy at all on the shift shaft if the pinch bolt is tight. I don't know where you would add nylon washers. As long as that through bolt is good and tight there shouldn't be slop unless the heim joints in the MotoBits linkage are wearing out. The tip of the stock shift arm will eventually break with the MotoBits kit unless it is reinforced. See this thread for more info: http://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19976&hl=motobits&do=findComment&comment=221633 I overdid it when I had mine done. Just adding a bead of weld to the inside radius of the shift arm tip would probably have been adequate.
  10. "You have to install the "thru-bolt" slightly loose so not to bind the shift arm but in doing so add a fair amount of play at the motobits rod." I think that's your problem. All of the bolts on my MB setup are tight and there's no binding. The link that attaches to the long bolt/sleeve has a heim joint that should rotate freely. There shouldn't be any slop at all at the shift arm attachment.
  11. All I can say is my IAB screws are at 3/4 turns out, my CO is set at zero, and the bike runs well. Edit: My IAB screws are one full turn out.
  12. It does sound lean. If you've ruled out vacuum leaks it could be your CO trim is set way lean. Do you know what your TPS setting was before you touched it? Do you know what your CO trim is set at? Are your idle air bypass screws all the way in or out?
  13. Here's a video that shows how one auto machine shop refaces rocker tips. He uses a fixture similar to what Chuck posted, but he grinds them on a grinding wheel instead of a sanding belt. Unlike the sanding belt I think that would keep the face parallel to the rocker shaft.
  14. Does anyone know of a vendor who can grind a new radius onto a worn rocker arm? That seems like the easiest solution to the problem.
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