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About cycles4fun

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    Guzzisti
  • Birthday 06/01/1960

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    1987 Lemans 4
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    Fremont California

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    In addition to the obvious motorcycle addiction I'm also an advid cyclist with a full carbon racer and all the goods, and strangly as it might sound I'm a Volvo enthuiast. Turbos are great fun to play with! Nothing like big boost in a stealthy sedan to prey on the unsuspecting! My daily life as a Shop Foreman in a Volvo retailer makes the Volvo fun very easy. Between all the motorbikes, the bicycles, and the Volvo's I have little time left for much!

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  1. I purchased a MY ECU for my V1100 Lemans directly from Cliff Jefferies and really never embraced it and lost interest with the project. It came loaded with a recommended map from Cliff as a starting point from his personal V1100 sport and that's as far as I got. These are fully programmable ECU's which you can control all aspects of fuel and ignition delivery. Far superior to a power commander and also allows control over the ignition system. I believe I paid around 600.00 shipped and it's like new. Make me a reasonable offer. You can read more here . https://www.myecu.biz/MyECU/index.htm Call Mike 510-861-3086 or email.
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  3. Mike the bike looks fantastic! Nice to hear its back together again. Believe me I know the feeling! Mike Sorge
  4. I'm looking for a set of throttle bodies with cables and throttle for a 2002 Lemans or similar. This is for a Tonti project bike I've been working on. Actually I already have the throttle bodies however all the linkage parts have been stripped off the throttle shafts so I either need all the parts seperately (good luck) or complete T-bodies. The cable and throttle assembly would be great but not required. I'm not on that much so for a faster response please contact Mike at cycles4fun@sbcglobal.net Thanks
  5. Thank you for your reply. I spoke with my local MG dealer today and thank goodness they do offer an oil control ring seperately. Its around 50.00 which is really steep but much cheaper then the 130.00 they want for a complete set for ONE piston. Its available, ordered, and I should have it in a week. I will also check the site you mention for the parts manual. thanks again. Mike Hello, just hopped over to MPH Cycles website and the parts manual is there! Awesome , Thanks again. I love this Forum!
  6. Thank you for your reply. I spoke with my local MG dealer today and thank goodness they do offer an oil control ring seperately. Its around 50.00 which is really steep but much cheaper then the 130.00 they want for a complete set for ONE piston. Its available, ordered, and I should have it in a week. I will also check the site you mention for the parts manual. thanks again. Mike
  7. Hello, I do not have a parts catalog and wondering if anyone knows the part number for piston rings on a 2003 V1100 lemans. Unfortunately during assembly (bonehead move, don't ask) I broke one oil control ring and need a new one or a new set for one piston. Is there any chance they offer the oil control ring as a seperate part? I found this part number, 05061030, from a Euro website and and its listed as an 92mm oil control ring for a Breva, Griso, Cali Classic and wondering if its the same. Thanks Mike
  8. Hello, I have been waiting for a good Lemans crankshaft and bearings as well as a few other bits and pieces. I'm definitely interested in the engine if its still good and the price is fair. Please give me a call when you get a chance and perhaps we can work something out. Thanks Mike 510-651-7439
  9. Sorry gentelmen, I just realized I have asked this question previously "crankshaft interchangability" but really never got an answer. Perhaps someone has a new take on this topic. Just off the tio of my head the stroke is the same and they both use a Ducati alternator. Ipso facti they should be interchangeable. Bearing sixes have been the same since God was a boy. Pete Thanks Pete, Yea I figured the same just did not want to be stuck with a boat anchor of a crank. I have not weighed each to compare. I guess If I want to play it safe I should just get the bearings and get it done. Like most Guzzi guys I'm a bit of a tight wad so always looking for a bargain!
  10. Sorry gentelmen, I just realized I have asked this question previously "crankshaft interchangability" but really never got an answer. Perhaps someone has a new take on this topic.
  11. Hey guys I need an expert opinion. Other then balancing, Is a crank from a V1100 California and a V1100 Lemans the same. The answer is obvious as the part numbers are different, however if its only a minor balance change this could easily be corrected with rebalancing. I understand the pistons are likely a different weight which will require a different balance. I need a good crank for my 2003 Lemans motor or undersize bearings and a remachining. I can get a good motor for just a bit more then it would cost to rebuild my crank plus I get all the other bonus parts. If the crank is significantly different then its obviously not worth it. I dont mind rebalancing it as I'm going with different pistons anyway. Thanks for your speedy reply.
  12. Interesting idea, however the crank main bearings are machined aluminum. Rebabbiting would not apply in this application. Actually after looking at these it looks as though the center machined section is pressed into the housing assembly. I bet you could press out the old "bearing" machine up a new one and press it back together. This is only my cheap tight a-- speculation thinking out loud. In any event I dont have the tooling to do it and even if you could it would likely be cheaper to simply replace the bearings with new parts. Mayby I'll have some fun with old bearings and see if its plausable.
  13. Long story, see my post "BEWARE- clean out your crankcase breather". Really a major bummer. I can easily remachine my crank journals (rod journal is fine)and use 1st undersize bearings but it would be cheaper to replaced the crank with a good used one. Plus these cranks are nitrided and from what I have been told turning it .010" (.025mm) would minimize the effectiveness of the nitriding. The last crank I nitrided cost me 300.00 bucks! Ouch
  14. I'm looking for a crankshaft for my 2003 V1100 Lemans motor. I came across a 2003 V1100EV crank and looked it up in the parts catalog and noted the two have different numbers. The only thing different I could think of may be a different balance factor due to the heavier flywheel of the EV or perhaps a different weight of the lower compression pistons. Does anyone have a definitive answer? If it is a balance issue could I not just have it rebalanced to my pistons / rods? Thanks in advance
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