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  1. footgoose,

     

    yeah, 85.00 to cut the channels sounds about right from what I've run into.....

     

    two years ago when I started this project these were $90.00 a piece to make when spread across 12 or more units. so $180.00, but that cost was two different machinists, one to cut, one to broach the end for a hex key, ( long story on how that trap was sprung on me...) then coated... and the government needed their part, so I was pushing the $200.00 a set price point and had to order 12 or more to get that price.......

     

  2. I decided with the size of the bike, style of the bike, and my personal preferences, and over 50 vision... that I wanted better mirrors so had to design mine to accept the Rizomas.

     

    here is a comparison of the CRGs and the Rizomas.

     

    they look close in size in the photo, but the Rizomas are actually noticeably bigger and better glass, plus with the longer arm they moved the mirrors out of the way of elbow, I no longer had to move my arm at all to see behind me.

     

     

    CRG vs Rizoma.jpg

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  3. Like all things Guzzi, nothing is simple or standard...... God Bless em!!!

     

    Pre-2002 bare end mirors were one piece with a outside weight OD of approx 25.80mm

    I found inconsistencies in the pre-2002 measurements depending on who manufactured them, there was apparently a second mfg whos tolerances, only closely matched the original on the weight, since it didnt matter it was an "air" dimension... it just existed to be...

    2002 + years were 7 pieces with a weight OD of approx 31.53

     

    my design, incorporated the one piece design of the pre 2002, with the OD of the 2002 plus (At the fattest part they match the 2002 Plus, but step down to accept the Rizomas with an OD of 29.80)  as they seemed to fit the bike better in terms of fit/finish, and with the larger OD, I could set them to slip-fit the Rizomas.

     

    here is a picture of all three, 

    top: pre 2002

    middle 2002 plus

    bottom: my design

     

     

    all three versions.jpg

  4. As I chase down rabbit holes to solve issues with low production number bikes I find that the market simply doesn't meet my "needs", so I started designing some of my own parts to accomplish what I needed or wanted.  some simple in thought, some more complex, and this is all in my spare time.

    I've designed about 12 or so different parts for my early Buells (S2, S1, X1..) to change things that I felt needed to be addressed (modified) that didnt exist within the market, sure if I was riding, collecting Ducatis, there would have been a ready supply of anything I wanted.... NOT a knock against Ducati, quite the opposite... but I'm drawn to lower production bikes, which means lower number of parts and solutions.

    A very common complaint on these V11 variants is the lack of after market or OEM support with bar end mirrors due to the way the bar end weights are designed to thread in, so I worked out a design with a new machinist, which added to the complexity, but was a necessary evil since I had recently retired from the USAF and moved back to the midwest.

    These are designed for a very specific Rizoma mirror (Class Retro) that I wanted on my bike, these are big bikes with lots of shape and in my opinion need a mirror that works with the bike and compliments the lines of the bike and that FUNCTION!  I found all of this while riding a buddies Ducati Monster that had these mirrors, and knew I had found my mirror of choice but they wouldn't fit the bike... I have been down this road far too many times with mods to my tube-frame Buells.

    The bar-ends needed to fit and function like the OEM design, and needed to be heavy, but needed to fit the Rizoma ID mirror mount.  and for added bonus, I had a channel for an o-ring cut that put a slight pressure bump against the inside of the mirror mount so that they were a slight pressure slip fit, in this manner they would stay put as you got them into perfect position, anyone that's messed with bar end mirrors knows its a bit of "fiddelsome" thing to find the right position holding with one hand, tightening with the other and then holding position while you actually get into how you sit on the bike to ride....

    I did have a few extra sets made to make available here, but with new kids I just haven't gotten around to it.

    I had two different types made to account for early model and late model (2002 year break) as there were thread pitch differences between the early model and late model year groups...

    they are made from heavy steel, I do not remember what grade as they needed to function like the OEM to balance out the vibrations, then iridite coated (if memory serves me correctly...) to protect them like the OEM bar end weights.

    Early up to 2001 were single piece weights and bar ends, 2002 and later had like 7 pieces that made up the bar end weight and the bar end.

    These are one piece (well two if you count the o-ring).... and are correctly thread pitched to match early or late model design thread pitch.

    I do have sets left........ 

     

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    bar end close up.jpg

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  5. I had a few people reach out so I just wanted to follow up after my last message, I know that the classifieds isn't the right place to wander, but since a few reached out I just wanted to let folks know why I disappeared from my own thread.

     

    My son is only 1 1/2 years old and was diagnosed with a large tumor in his belly, you never imagine how tough it is to hear cancer and your child's name in the same sentence.

     

    He had emergence surgery last Monday to take out a very large tumor and his right kidney, he begins chemo today.  the type of cancer has a very high survivability prognosis. based upon the type, and the pathology, though he still requires 18 weeks of chemo and a following for about 10 years.  we are grateful that he survived the surgery and will come today.  tough road ahead for us and my little man, but we believe we are all going to be ok at the end of this journey with him based upon the very favorable prognosis.

     

    I will move to a new thread for the bar ends, in the mean time, if you are searching for a set, send me a private message, the bike is still up for sale, with a new path for the funds from the sale.

     

     

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  6. Sorry I’ve been absent from my own thread, I’ve had a significant family emergency Involving my 1 yr old son and we’ve been focused on family and his survival.  I now have a moment to get back to this after seeing him smile and be playful this evening that gives me hope!
     

    I’d like to focus this thread on selling this bike, even more so now with the unknown medical costs that lay ahead.

     

    I’s like to move discussion regarding the bar ends to a separate thread. Next moment of breathing room I’ll get a thread started.

     

    yes I do have bar ends that fit a Scura, these were originally designed for a Scura I was finishing for a buddy, and designed 2 version for the early vs late model.

     

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  7. I was going to ictroduce these in the proper forum area but a few folks have asked here in the classified ad for the TT, so.....

     

    As I chase down rabbit holes to solve issues with low production number bikes I find that the market simply doesn't meet my "needs", so I started designing some of my own parts to accomplish what I needed or wanted.  some simple in though, some more complex, and this is all in my spare time.

     

    A very common cmplaint on these V11 variants is the lack of support with bar end mirrors due to the way the bar end weights are designed to thread in, so I worked out a design with a new machinist, which added to the complexity but was a necessary eil since I had recently retired form the USAF and moved back to the midwest.

     

    These are designed for a very specific Rizoma mirror that I wanted on my bike, these are big bikes with lots of shape and need a mirror that works with the bike and compliments the lines of the bike and that FUNCTION!  I found all of this while riding a buddies Ducati Monster that had these mirrors, and knew I had found my mirror of choice but they wouldn't fit the bike... I have been down this road far too many times with mods to my tube-frame Buells.

    The bar ends needed to fit and function like the OEM design, and needed to be heavy, but needed to fit the Rizoma ID mirror mount.  and for added bonus, I had a channel for an o-ring cut that put a slight pressure bump against the inside of the mirror mount so that they were a slight pressure slip fit, in this manner they would stay put as you got them into perfect position, anyone thats messed with bar end mirrors knows its a bit of "fiddelsome" thing to find the right position holding with one hand, tightening with the other and then holding postion while you actually get into how you sit on the bike to ride....

     

    I did have a few extra sets made to make available here, but with new kids I just havnt gotten around to it.

     

    I had two different types made to account for early model and late model (2002 year break) as there were thread pitch differences between the early model and late model year groups...

     

    they are made from heavy steel, I do not remember what grade as they needed to function like the OEM to balance out the vibrations, then iridite coated (if memory serves me correctly...) to protect them like the OEM bar end weights.

     

    early up to 2001 were single piece weights and bar ends, 2002 and later had like 7 pieces that made up the bar end weight and the bar end.

     

    these are one piece (well two if you count the o-ring).... and are correctly thread pitched to match early or late model design thread pitch.

     

    I do have sets left........ 

     

     

    bar end 3.jpg

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  8. 2001 V11 Sport TT for sale, 

    This is one of the 15 designated "TT"s that were put out in the U.S. only as part of the U.S. import for sales.

    EXTRAS

    carbon fiber M4 exhaust

    CRG brake and clutch levers

    custom bar end weights with Rizoma mirrors.

    (as part of my "hobby" I work with a machinist and design parts for bikes that the market no longer really supports or never supported to a great detail.  I have designed about 12 - 14 parts for my Buells and Guzzis.  these bar ends are modeled after the factory weights and thread into the bars like the OEM weights but are stepped to accept the Rizoma mirrors and have an o-ring in a channel to hold the mirror while you adjust it before tightening it.)

    Mileage: 13733

    asking price: $5,500.00

    Sport TT ad_opt (1).jpg

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    bar end close up_opt.jpg

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  9. Since this is a common problem has anyone compiled a step by step, picutes and arrows, job guide for this?  I have a 2000 v11 sport that I am having an occassional issue with the shift lever sticking/locking in the down position when downshifting.  I am able to correct it by actuating the clutch while moving but at some point it is going to lock up and leave me stuck somehwere.  I have the three replacement springs, ordered from Harpers, I have a reprinted service manual, that does not go into any detail what so ever.  there are no pictures and arrows with part names or anything in the manual.

     

    I am an old school tube frame Buell guy as well and have a nice collection of tube frame Buells that I have spent a lot of time on and have built a few job guides for solving issues, now I find myself in unfamiliar territory with getting ready to get into this bike.  Ive read the thread, but it addresses a few small questions with specific areas, and assumes that folks know how thie transmission is labled and functions on this bike...  A complete "how to" job guide would be great!

     

    thanks in advance,

     

    finally have my Buells all set up and its time to get into this and start spending some on my Guzzis....

  10. I talked to the guys at Europa Macchina in PA, its a bit of a drive but they seem to think they can get it running correctly. The mechanic seemed to be extremely knowledgable and has a lot of experience both riding and wrenching on Guzzis, next step, sort out potential budget for one more lap through fixing this bike while I try and buy a house in this current market.....ouch. will keep you guys posted on the experience and result with this shop. Thanks for the recommendation!

  11. Raz,

     

    I followed your link to MyECU, seems to promise to fix all of the issues with my bike. What kind of problemns were you having that lead to you purchasing "MyECU"? is this the mecca of ECMs? does it truly deliver all that it claims? Anyone else out there using this product that can chime in. Seems that in concert with some of the research I have done in the past that the ECUs are really at the heart of a lot of issues with these bikes......I would like to end up with a system that gets rid of teh mulitple gained black boxes....just in theory that seems frightening....and in reality, well it didnt fix anything!

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