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  1. I also used vaseline. Lately it was not really necessary so no recent experience. I do have a nice anekdote on this however. I had done the righthand switches of my LM2 before going to Mandello a few decades ago. All worked fine and I parked the guzzi outside Il Giardinetto (it was a hotel back in those days) on the side where the ramp to the lake was. Two days later we were about to return home and everything was packed. I pushed the starter and nothing happened. Kill switch was in RUN, so I pushed again and smoke and a smell of burn came out of the switch. Immediately after a large bunch of ants were evacuating the switch. Be carefull with vaseline in your switches when parking in Mandello next to Il Giardinetto. There are vaseline eating ants.
  2. I like to thank all of you for your responses, sharing experiences and urge to rational methods. Very helpful and when it is about engines (particularly Guzzi), I just love to read it.
  3. @Lucky PhilI didn't mean to have the all covering solution to potential oil pressure problems :-). The methodology is flawed (and then you put it mildly), but so are a lot of methods. When running a test-center back in the past, the accreditation counsel always joked that at the end every sensor is temperature sensor, suggesting that temperature should always in the equation for correction. An incorrect pressure release valve is difficult to find with cold oil (in the workshop). A short blink of the LOP-light in a corner at low revs and the lack of delay in LOP light gave my workshop immediately the hint to first check the valve. I must say, I had never even heard or thought that the valve could be calibrated. Unfortunately, I had driven it to long at low pressure, so harm was done to the bearings of the crankshaft. But I will order a new pressure sensor for the V11 '99. They turn out to be less than 10 Euro :-).
  4. But on the topic. Could a oil pressure sensor have some sort of temporary failure? Something like a clothed opening that works like a membrane?
  5. Well, to me it shows some constant time that I like to relate to the slope of pressure drop when the engine is turned off. I started doing this when I had a pressure problem with a LM3. That light went off the instant the killswitch was off. It turned to have a bad adjusted pressure valve and worn crankshaft bearings. I guess a sort of a tick.
  6. Phil, this is indeed not well explained. I switch OFF with the RUN/STOP button, because I like to check the delay in the OIL Pressure Light. That is where the delay is coming from.
  7. I like to share a little observation with you. It might look familiar and I am interested in your experience. I used to ride pre-injection Guzzi's like the Cali 2 and LM2 and 3. They have always a very clear oil-pressure-light behavior. Switch-ON(the master-key or ignition-key)--> Oil pressure light is ON. Start engine --> Oil light turns OFF. Engine running --> Oil pressure light OFF. Turn OFF ignition --> 3-6 sec delay and Oil pressure light turns ON. With my V11 2002 it is like this. So, it satisfies my expectation. With my V11 '99 it is different. The oil pressure light stays of after the engine stalls(Ignition OFF) and the oil pressure light is sometimes ON when Ignition is ON and engine is not running. But not always. It feels to me like the switch has some hysteresis or something or the oil pressure remains above 0,5 bar near the switch. I use 10w60 oil, the viscosity is a little higher, could this have an effect. Then we have the V11 LeMans '02 of a friend. I have not seen that light ON for ages, so that will probably be a defect light. We grounded the wire to the oil-pressure sensor and that didn't switch the light ON. Now in the 25 years that I am riding Guzzis, this light has never been the cause (there can always be a first time) .
  8. Of course they want to see it. Everybody wants te see it.😀 There is a rumour out there about supersonic shifting.
  9. YIPPIEKAJEE!! Overseas also received the mods. A new era of shifting is yet to start 🥳🥳🥳
  10. This is Wales, they don't drink in Wales 🙈🙈
  11. Ooh, well if it helps you to cover the costs I like to make my order one more, 3 in total. Always a good birthday present for the V11 friends in the neighbourhood.
  12. O yes, you are right. This is because the steering head and fork are not parallel. And I finally understand the difference between offset and rake.
  13. I think fork length is not in the equation.
  14. It is maybe a bit difficult to see, but the aluminium colored is 44mm and the black is 42,.. mm Very provisional measurement. The reference is the frontside of the triple clamp and the inside of the triple clamp tube. So the rake is smaller for the later models. It will give 8mm more trail(estimate).
  15. Very interesting!! The first proof I have seen. I am going to the shed this evening to measure. I have a 1999(KR, redframe) and a 2002 (KS)
  16. Count me in as well (2 times). Five and six.
  17. I did the same. It takes a bit of patience.
  18. The diffuser is necessary for old H4 bulbs. The ones the sell today have a diffuser on the tip of the bulb. If your diffuser is still not touching the reflector, you might be able to get it out through the hole of the light-bulb. Then it is good to go again.
  19. You can buy a new reflector at Stein Dinse. It is not in the catalogus, but they do sell it. Or the Dutch representative of SD has another source for this. JRE Robers motoren.
  20. Hi Stewgnu, Do you stil have them? Motortouring?
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