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docc last won the day on April 6

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About docc

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    Guidare bene!
  • Birthday 10/15/1957

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    2000 V11 Sport, and also Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy
  • Location
    middle Tennessee, USA

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    Blues bassman, bogus poet, hopeful humorist, languishing linguist, relentless tinkerer, restless wanderer.

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  1. Sounding check . . . Gotta be close to a start-up video!
  2. Best to Paul! What a fine gentleman!
  3. Nothing wrong with your madness. ("Let's ask the other inmates on the ward if we really are crazy . . .") No worries about the idle mV. Once all other parameters are set, put the idle wherever your motor seems happy. Could be +/- 0.50 mV, doesn't matter.
  4. This one deserves some explanation, buddy! Dali in Oklahoma?!?
  5. That balance should be fine for a mechanical starting point, but surely you have some sort of vacuum synching device (Mercury sticks, TwinMax, or such . . .) to fine tune the synch? Critical to baseline the TPS. This sets the map in the ECU to the actual, mechanical throttle plate opening. 157mV with the throttle plate entirely closed (No right side idle stop screw, linkage disconnected, high idle cam released, clean throttle bore).
  6. Best method is to host your images ( I use and only trust imgzeit )and "copy Image Location" to post onto this site. LuckyPhil (also in Australia) seems to have the resizing and uploading to this website down cold. Not sure how he does it . . .
  7. I recently fitted my first non-Pirelli to that Sport (rear): Battlax Sport Touring T31R. So far, so good. I've long been fond saying, "If I don't like it, it'll be gone soon anyway." Very interesting the classic style of the BT46 . . .
  8. docc

    Decent Tune-up

    No question my Sport has offered up hiccups for a myriad reasons from tune-up to relays to coil wire connections and on (and on). She absolutely hates ethanol fuel with high ambient temperatures stuck in traffic. Yet, a regular "decent" tune-up and quality fuel, along with keeping the motor "on the cam" (not "lugging it) can yield some awesome running even on the apparently flawed factory map. If a complete "decent" tune-up doesn't yield adequate results, time to look for flaws and other issues. Chasing other issues before a decent tune-up will be a formula for frustration and may lead to a craigslist ad. Currently, Meinolf's latest map version (v.93?) would provide the cleanest, most well developed map available for those inclined. Some of the tuning parameters differ for his map, yet no map is a substitute for a complete tune-up.
  9. I was just thinking that is such overkill to get the cork out of that wine bottle . . .
  10. Hi docc, I just posted a link to a Craigslist ad in the Personal Sale section of Classified. Now Im not sure that is allowed. Sorry I didn't ask before I posted. If not allowed could you please delete for me? TIA, Joe

    1. docc


      Hey, man, that's all cool! I added the image to it.

      So, you're passing on that one? Really wondrous you are looking for another V11! (And "no", you can't have your canisters back!)

      So great to see you back around, Joe!  :thumbsup:

      Let's find you a fine V11!

      docc in Tennessee

  11. I remember calling Moto Guzzi North America in early summer 2000 when a Cycle World ad showed a brilliant green RedFrame, leaned over in action, and saying $9,999(US). I couldn't believe they could be available after seeing an image of a black V1l Sport from EICMA 1997 (three years earlier!). The nice lady on the phone (yeah, yeah, we used phones then. Mine had a coiled wire fastened to the wall. ) said, "Oh, yes, they are available in the US. Your dealer has one (er, 125 miles away . . .). But they're not $9,999. $11,999." That one was already sold, but the silver Sport was under my skin a few weeks later, $11,700US, all up and delivered to my driveway. As I recall, prices for V11 really did not seem to change much over the production run, even with the special models (ie:Öhlins). I feel sure my Sport will be worth that again, someday. Like when it gets dug up by archeologists. From another planet.
  12. No use worrying over what's next before doing what's first. Removing and replacing the shift plate is not horrible. (A lift makes this much more pleasant!) I have had more than one V11 over that the external mechanism had just rattled itself apart and loosened up over time. Something between the vibration, exhaust heat, road spray down there, and being continually kicked (literally!) up and down.
  13. Simple stuff first? Fettle, tighten, shim, clean, lube, and adjust the foot lever mechanism and its connecting rod, "Heim/ Rose" joints, and lock-nut on the pivot shaft. The whole Rube Goldberg affair can get loose in eight (8!) places. Make sure the "pawl arms" stay parallel. Next, fresh fluid for the clutch. Then on to the other likely culprits. (For sure, your early sport has had the Gearbox Recall performed?)
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