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Everything posted by docc

  1. There are always at least a couple "things" worth repeating . . .
  2. Coming from the Florida Left Coast (grouper, shrimp, pompano, black beans& rice), my first exposure to "BBQ" was in the North Carolina Piedmont. They claimed to have manifested the concept. The "pit" was out back for proof of concept. And there was "Brunswick Stew." I don't doubt the Kentucky claims to authenticity. Seems our best local Tennessee BBQ is labelled "Texas" . . . . And asking for "sauce?" > fightin' words <
  3. This way you can "read" all the sensors and ECU inputs that would otherwise leave you suspicious, but uncertain . . .
  4. Factory spec 170 rear? Or the oft preferred (for the 4.5" rim) 160?
  5. Can you connect "guzzidiag?"
  6. We've been stopping there for years. First time the hostess went to check on seating and came back to say, "You're bikers, right? We have a place for you in the back." (Mind you, we roll in along with the local after-church crowd. ) She then seated us with the "best server on staff" . . . (aka: off-duty Adult Entertainment Specialist )
  7. What with Brian back to serving breakfast at The Lodge at Tellico, plus the restoration of the Friday night pizza feast under the pavilion, I didn't make it "out to eat" in Tellico Plains at this year's South'n SpineRaid. Has anyone checked out the Iron Works Grille & Pub right on the river? https://ironworkstellico.com/tellico-plains-iron-works-grille-and-pub-food-menu
  8. While replacing fuel filter, also replace the air filter. And be certain there is not a cozy chipmunk nest in the airbox. . . .
  9. The Gondola in McMinnville, Tennessee, is our halfway home lunch-spot leaving the South'n SpineRaid. We always arrive with a big appetite after traversing the 4 thousand-foot climbs and drop-offs over the Cumberland Plateau. They have never let us down, but this visit was exceptional. Certainly the food, but mostly due to the presence of Kentuckians. Seems they have a particular "effect" on the service staff . . .
  10. Cannot wait to see, and hear, more from you and the Coppa Italia, @Guzzi 1947 !
  11. Lots of us actually prefer the mellow bellow from the LaFranconi. It's a sweet sound. And the extra ten pounds? I weighed that leaving The Gondola on the South'n SpineRaid after that lasagna . . . Others even had "birthday cake" . . .
  12. Those look "just right" with your gorgeous Rosso Mandello !
  13. 18,000 miles on a Guzzi tire? They must have rolled around the shop without starting it for that whole test . . .
  14. It would daunting to perform the entire ensemble of changes and upgrades that have evolved over all this time - charging, electrical, fueling, lighting, suspension, gearbox/shifting mods, instruments . . . Short answer: ~ nope ~
  15. You might want to rethink parting with that much moola - that's over a million Lira, bud . . .
  16. I could not "price" mySport. It embodies so much of this community's support and contributions as to be: > priceless <
  17. Yep, that listing looks legit. New owner just must be prepared for a bike that has "sat up" all this time. Plus, be certain of that gearbox recall status.
  18. Addendum: A buyer should verify that the VIN is outside the early gearbox recall range, or that the recall was performed . . . https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=9199 5,100 miles? Someone should do the first tune-up here, pretty soon . . .
  19. I paid for my Caruso gears in Pounds Sterling. I haven't checked if the US dollar is strong there, too. I'm looking at some parts from TLM, The Netherlands, and was surprised at the exchange rate with the Euro right now . . . Also, @LowRyter, My experience with HMB is that they are definitely reputable.
  20. So very much original about this V11 Sport. Yes, those are the US spec fuel tank evap canisters. Very unusual to find those intact. Also the rear, and front/side, reflectors. Even the front signal "extenders" are in place. Bosch relays in the critical positions (not a bad thing). Added SAE 12v connector, but with no other signs of electrical modifications. Very little scuff/ wear in the typical places (seat mounting tabs, fuel filler, alt cover). It wouldn't surprise me that this is a true 5100 mile Sport (the tach needles have been known to fade in advance of the speedo needle, for unknown reasons). A wee scuff on the tip of the clutch lever and maybe the front left turn signal is a little skewed, but original head guards and spark plug boots. No touch-down grind on the sidestand or any visible cracking around bodywork mounting points (not all the images are clear). The clutch fluid looks amber, but not black. Brake fluids look clear. Those are not original LaFranconi canisters, but cannot identify what they are, otherwise. Perhaps they are modified LaFranconi (polished, de-restricted, custom passenger boot guards)? Oil cooler brackets are changed (early aluminum ones failed. Warranty replacements were black steel). Aftermarket horns. The Rizoma bars, Givi fairing, and rear rack are not to my taste, but neither is highly admired Dom Perignon. Missing Eagle badge from the the right Frame Side Plate (and brake pedal index O-ring), but the >fragile< brake pedal and shift pedal levers look original. $6,000? Someone should get this nice V11 Sport! (I really just want the front fender. )
  21. This captures my heart about nine different ways: EmmyLou, fiddle, Kopfler, Gibson Les Paul, motor racing, Emmy Lou, another Les Paul, more motor racing, and more EmmyLou. The musicianship, stage performance, audio, videography (Okay, so, thirteen ways.) Did I mention EmmyLou?
  22. I keep hearing/seeing about "Mark." Any link or contact information to share?
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