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  1. This would potentially solve one of those issues: https://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=281&products_id=1937 No first-hand experience with it... although I have considered it. __Jason
  2. The other zero-effort thing I did today: new K&N pods. The old ones were getting sort of ratty - particularly the left side, which got a bit crushed somewhere along the lines. Last time I cleaned and oiled them, I decided it would be the last time, and it was time to get some freshies. __Jason
  3. Fun with magnets! My sump doesn't have a drain plug, per se (due to it being commandeered by the breather return), so no ability to use a magnetic drain plug. I have a handful of rare earth magnets, so decided to play around with putting them on the oil filter. Seems simple enough, but I'm curious if they will stay put on their own, or if they will work their way off - they do slide around the filter fairly easily, so I might have to resort to using something to hold them in place. We'll see. __Jason
  4. IIRC, no red-frames came from the factory with black valve covers, so these were probably replaced or refinished by a previous owner. __Jason
  5. Like a BMW? That doesn't seem right at all! 😂 __Jason
  6. I do believe that in this scenario, the clutch switch is necessary - so do try that. If it still doesn't work, then I'm with docc in suspecting either the ignition (key) switch, or the wiring in between that and the pin 30 on the starter relay. Someone correct me if I'm wrong (my earlier bike is different) but I think there may be a splice somewhere off the ignition "on" circuit and the starter relay, as that circuit does more than simply power the starter relay. If so, that splice point could be faulty as well. There may even be more than one splice point... that path seems to take a mea
  7. Personally, I don't know if I can trust myself not to cause galling. Which is one of the reasons I'm also wary of stainless. __Jason
  8. Isn't Ti on a Guzzi a bit like lipstick on a pig? 😂 Currently, I'm trying to source some M10 button heads to replace the rusting ones that hold the side plates to the frame. Thought about going fancy, but in the end I'll probably end up with some zinc-plated 10.9 steel. If I'm not mistaken, the originals were simply black oxide? So if I get something that looks just a little better than that, I'll be thrilled. __Jason
  9. There is some SS stuff here: https://www.ebay.com/str/stainlesscycle/MOTO-GUZZI/_i.html?_storecat=29353045018 __Jason
  10. They are out-of-production currently, but are in-stock here: https://www.onlinecomponents.com/omron-electronics/g8he1c7trdc12-42670683.html (I just had a batch of them delivered to me yesterday) __Jason
  11. The (updated) manual page that was posted seems to say that there is no compression damping adjustment - only rebound damping and spring preload. If that's the case, then it seems changing oil viscosity is about the only way to adjust compression damping (which would, in turn, also affect rebound damping). I hate to say it, but if you want to really be able to fine-tune, you might want to consider an improved cartridge, such as: https://www.omniaracing.net/en/andreani-misano-evo-adjustable-hydraulic-cartridge-for-moto-guzzi-v11-mans-20012006-p-43777.html __Jason
  12. Interestingly, this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-2004-Moto-Guzzi-V11-Ballabio-Complete-Front-Fork-GU01490280/362402336724?epid=13021999341&hash=item5460dccfd4:g:M5QAAOSwyglbYOlK Shows the same... both forks are marked "R" only: Not sure that really solves anything, but... 🤷‍♂️ __Jason
  13. Finally drank the relay Kool-Aid. I've decided to hold onto all 10, though, as I like the idea of having spares on-hand, and eventually doing pre-emptive replacements at some point down the road. __Jason
  14. Strange. On my 2000 V11S, it has "C" and "R" as I would expect. Not sure about the preload question, offhand. __Jason
  15. http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2995 or https://www.stein-dinse.biz/product_info.php?products_id=132 __Jason
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