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docc last won the day on September 13

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

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

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  1. One of the aspects of the happenstance formula of the current South'n Spine Raid is the serendipity of coming across other SpineRaiders unexpectedly. Like fueling up halfway there and some magnificent V11 rolls in to our delight!
  2. Beck has long had amazing bassists! (Not sure who this is . . .)
  3. Santa, could I please have some luscious 50s-60s Italian single with those delicious curves all over the engine (and tank) for less 5k?
  4. Ah! That makes sense. I've gone up to about 1/4 mile on the tip-slosh. Helps to pin the throttle as any unused fuel is returned to the right side fuel trap. I suspect the internal pump tank is similar, but IDK.
  5. docc

    My Scura Build.

    Retains an homage to the original Veglia white-face tachometer!
  6. No manual reserve. Petcock only on the left side of the tank. My light flickers dimly at idle or downhill right-handers when the tank needs 4.1-4.2 US gallons (giving me a safe 25 miles of reserve, but maybe not 35. Acceleration or left and uphill extinguishes the light. When the light comes on full bright it is telling you to coast to the roadside and perform the deep Tip-Slosh rescue maneuver. Resetting the trip meter each fill-up and noting your acceptable range becomes the primary refueling alert in most cases.
  7. That raises the question, "What would have broken that stator housing?" Crash damage?
  8. Hey, seriously, I got the privilege to ride a V85TT a few days a go. It made me really nervous to be sitting up, with hands out and feet down (compared to the V11 Sport). The bike was very responsive with its wide bars. The motor is sooooo smooth. Revs so very smoothly to be sneaky-fast. Just no clatter or drama. Sweet clutch pull, quick gearbox, and > zero < driveline lash. It would take me a lot of "getting use-to."
  9. I really wanted to like this new Indian. It's not a V85TT. Biggest difference is the luggage capability and fuel range of the Guzzi. By comparison, the Indian is just a "city bike."
  10. Yo, Mikko . . . I am totally shocked you would take on anything "eccentric". Jus' sayin', bud . . .
  11. I keep longing after this funky-old hi-mile Guzzi some codger has holed up in a frankin' bunker under dance lights. Word is it's been "gone through" and "ran when last parked" . . . There is something about "prying off his cold, dead fingers" that gives me pause . . .
  12. Got that plug out just how???
  13. So, (depending on your set-up and state of tune) I usually can get 35-37 US mpg with my jackrabbit riding style. 34.5 when the ambient temps are low (40-55ºF) and 40-42 if I am "behaving." I have run out of fuel (too many times) and stopped to tip the Sport deeply to the left a few times (Tip-Slosh) to get a few hundred yards or more down the road. "YMMV" applies here quite literally!
  14. Sorry, I should have warned the squeamish to avert their eyes . . . Early V11 tanks trap a significant amount of fuel on the right side of the tank and forward (if riding downhill). Close to a US gallon. So, yes: 5.8 gallons minus about a US gallon . . . I use 5.1 US gal as a full tank . . .
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