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doslemans last won the day on August 10 2018

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About doslemans

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  • Birthday 04/19/1954

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    04V11Lemans, 86Lemans1V
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  1. Good point Kiwi_Roy. Only time I have ever disconnected them is once during tank off maintenance checklist and second time to fix overheated/not charging situation last weekend. Will do your suggested fix when I get back home from Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival next week.
  2. Sorry to take so long to reply. I have the extra ground that goes directly to the battery attached to the regulator. I had the tank off last winter to do the checklist per this site to change air and fuel filter. Also disconnected every connector including the yellow wires and the other 4 pin connector from the regulator to deoxit, too. Perhaps I loosened up the spade terminals on the yellow wires when I did that and caused the bad connection and overheating. Chuck nailed the location as he and his son were leading this repair effort. Both connectors associated with the regulator are Molex type, tywrapped to the left front downtube just above where the left exhaust header exits the head. You can see them if you look there but very limited access with fairing installed. I was able to check them last winter with the tank off and fairing installed, though.
  3. 2004 V11 Lemans 76K miles. Was headed to the Kentucky Guzzi rally last Thursday In Frankfort and voltmeter I added a couple years ago indicated the charging system was fading away. Was hoping to get to a town before it died altogether as I was out in the middle of nowhere. Voltmeter flashes when it drops to 11.8 volts and I was surprised how soon the bike quit after that. Luckily the cell phone got a signal and was able to contact guys at rally so they came the 80 miles to get me with a trailer. After removing fairing and troubleshooting in the campground, the connector that the 2 yellow wires are in had overheated and fused together. Took 2 pair of pliers to persuade it to separate. Cleaned best we could and removed burned plastic, tightened the terminals, and applied caig deoxit electrical magic. Made it the 300 miles home Sunday charging better than it has since I added the voltmeter. Need to cut out the connector and replace with individual disconnects for permanent fix. Any recommendations as to what type of disconnect terminals I should use?
  4. ronkom, I do have a set with the instructions and John's business card attached. I will contact you via the email address you listed in your original post. LowRyter, if Ron doesn't want these since he asked first, I will contact you as I no longer need them.
  5. I think I have a set of those that were installed on my 04 Lemans when I bought it several years ago. After first 1500 mile weekend trip decided I did not like that riding position and reinstalled the original stuff that came with the bike. I'll check the stash on the seldom looked at upper shelf in the garage tomorrow am and let you know.
  6. may be a only a few attend this but knowledge and friendship shared is top notch. gonna take me a couple days to recuperate. Friday tech session was mentioned about leaking valve covers which I stated had never happened to me so guess what. On water fall loop I had oil all over my left boot and bike. Knowing this bunch of guys checked tightness on cover screws and all were tight. Cut ride short and returned to lodge and waited till engine cooled. Sure enough, left valve cover gasket was split. Always carried spares thinking someone else may need them, not me. Replaced and no leak coming home today. Great event!
  7. Texted docc earlier this evening that I'm in again this year. Might as well move up there, made 3 bike trips to Tellico area and North Carolina best scenic twisty roads since mid July this year. Pat from Normandy, TN
  8. Or you could ride my 04 Lemans and I'll take the 86 Lemans1V I sent you the pic of recently after getting it back on the road.
  9. Hey paulnaz, I have a spare set of those brackets from stock mufflers long since replaced. Let me know if u still need them and send me address, by pm if needed. These will need painting to be perfect. Have 3 of the 2 short bolts needed each bracket to attach to mufflers but 4th has gone to unknown
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  11. First time attendee though long time guzzi guy only 150 miles away and will not miss another one. It was a truly awesome weekend. Met friends haven't seen in years and more passionate guzzi brethren I hope to see again. Like docc says, endless sharing of tips, good roads to ride and too much other to mention.
  12. I feel your pain. I have 04Lemans Docc has been helping me with to cure same behavior it's had for probably 40-50K miles of 72K total. Been thru every check/upgrade I've seen mentioned in threads related to this issue and no improvement o date. Just got back from 500 mile weekend ride over twisty back roads around Tellico Plains, Tennessee. Pops thru intakes on every roll off of throttle from anywhere between 3000-6000 rpm to drop gears entering into and exit out of tight curves. At times, severe enough to create unexpected excitement in holding lane position. Also, does it nearly continuously when running steady at low speed/1st/ 2nd gear from 2000 to 3200 rpm, like approaching driveway in neighborhood or town traffic or similar.
  13. Just wanted to say in full disclosure I am the guy DOCC is helping with the 04 V11 Lemans with the infamous light throttle hiccup issues and questions related to the map currently loaded in my bike. Thx for all input.
  14. I've been looking into installing one of these troubleshooting lights on a 2004 V11 Lemans and on mine the fuse number 8 is a spare 15 amp fuse. No power to either side clip with fuse removed and both ignition, run switches on. Just wanted to pass that info on. Now need to decide which other fuse to wire the indicator light to.
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