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Trevini

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Trevini last won the day on November 29 2019

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About Trevini

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    V11 Le Mans
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    Lowestoft, UK

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    Bikes - also own a TDM 900 and a member of CarpeTDM
  1. Trevini

    Trevini

  2. I reckon it's been dropped looking at the MOT history. It had an advisory in May 2010 that the near side bar was bent at (406 miles). 17 miles between April 2007 and June 2011 won't have done it much good either. I reckon anyone that buys that to use it will have an array of issues to deal with in addition to the ones already listed. Oil seals failing quite quickly where everything has dried out being just one that springs to mind.
  3. Been using it for years. It's best for components that need to be removed fairly regularly, such as rocker covers, sump gaskets etc when used in conjunction with the correct gaskets. Easy to clean off too.
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    Tires

    I've been running Conti Road Attacks on the V11 for a few years now. Great tyres. I've also been using the RA 2s on my TDM and they're an improvement on the originals. They do wear quite quickly if doing a lot of non twisty riding. I've been getting between 4-5k miles from the rears on either bike. Just about to change tyres on my V11 and have a set of PR4s to go on purely to get better longevity for sporty touring. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Nice collection of Alfas you have there. I had a 159 before the Giulietta and I have to say, it was a much better car all round. Keep hold of the Brera. I reckon they'll start getting collectable in a few years, especially the V6 engines models.
  6. We have three in our household...Two Italians and a Jap. My daily driver and works vehicle is a wreck of a a Suzuki Jimny. The other daily driver is an Alfa Giulietta, which is usually driven by 'er indoors. Italian no 2 is a Maserati 3200 GT and is purely my plaything and mid life crisis car, but looks good alongside the V11 in the garage.
  7. I can charge a capacitor up and post to you if you like, that'll be fun lol
  8. Docc This is a pretty good site for sorting out valve amp issues For info on biasing, click on the link to tube amp FAQ in this link You'll need to make up a tool to check the bias on your amp and any others that aren't fixed bias. BEFORE doing any work at all inside a valve amp, make sure the electrolytic capacitors have been drained as they can hold lethal voltages. You can make up a tool to drain them using a wooden chopstick (do not use a graphite pencil under any circumstances), a short length of wire, crocodile clip and a 220k 1w resistor. Solder one end of the resistor to th
  9. As long as they're not red plating you should be ok. If they are, it could be a bias issue. At the last valve change, was the amp rebiased to match the new valves?
  10. I had a slight drain on mine after fitting an electrex reg/rec. Easily sorted with a 70amp ignition switched relay fitted on the positive lead to to unit. I can leave mine for months without any fear of a flat battery now.
  11. You're not wrong Docc. There's a lot to be said for old technology, whatever it's applied to. Everything just seems more organic. Modern tech is just too clinical and efficient (for me at least). If you want a lovely instrument, you could do a lot worse than one of Chris Larkin's custom jobbies. I know Chris from the Carpe TDM forum and have toured with him. He's a lovely chap and shares a passion for cake as well as guitars. Beautiful instruments too and all hand made. I'm saving my pennies to buy an ASAD one day.
  12. They're not exactly hi tech amps that I build. The real beauty is in the simplicity. Comparing the 18w to the 15w amp, there are almost double the components in the pre amp and filtering side of things just to reduce noise. Compared to "modern" amps, they really are old school. The payback for that is in the dynamics and tone. The whole thing is organic and lends itself very well to players that actually use the volume and tone controls on their guitars. You'd be surprised how many players change their tone by jumping on a pedal or two and don't even explore what the amps and instruments
  13. Thanks Docc. I make the turret boards from scratch using FP4 board and can adapt the boards for different sized components/ requirements for custom builds. It's a shame that most people won't ever get to see the insides of the amps they buy, but at least I'll know. It's getting there. To be fair, I haven't done too much to the V11 loom. The charge circuit has been sorted out properly to go long with the Electrex reg/rec and it doesn't have any of the normal issues they suffer with. Mine also has the three coloured LED charge system light built into the dash. Other than that, if it ain'
  14. I don't make the cabinets, I buy those in built to my spec, but the rest is all my own.
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