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68C last won the day on December 27 2018

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    2004 V11 Le Mans Rosso Corsa with MyEcu (sometimes)
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    southampton, UK

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    Tinkering, motorcycles, simple electronics, lawnmowers, gardening, DIY, people.
    Norton Commando 750
    Guzzi V11, T3
    Yamaha FZ750
    Yamaha DT250MX
    BSA Sunbeam 250 twin
    Royal Enfield 750 bitza
    Triumph Trident 900 with sidecar
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  1. Lucky Phil, provided your carbon fibre parts are covered in some non conductive coating, laquer etc you may get away with it. Your aircraft parts are correctly built and will have adequate bonding which will disperse any inflight static electricity and help prevent the galvanic corrosion. Raw carbon fibre in contact with al alloy in the presence of an electrolyte (dirty water) will corrode the alloy.
  2. And another chance for me to mention the corrosion issue with carbon fibre and aluminium alloy. They must not be in direct contact but well separated, preferably with electrically insulating washers etc. Otherwise those lovely Ohlin mudgaurd mounts will corrode to dust. Carbon fibre is not plastic.
  3. Although this thread does refer to the WM15 ecu, it seems to only discuss the Ducati bikes that use that ecu. I know the WM15 ecu fitted to both Guzzi and Ducati are the same, I am using a Ducati 750ecu on my V11 for tinkering and playing with the map, the maps of course are different. Is this 3000 rotation determined by the map or is it hard wired into the ecu? As this is the first time I have seen any reference to this 3000 rotation I wonder if it is relevant to the Guzzi V11.
  4. I often use bits of cardboard glue etc to make a rough pattern gives me something to measure from for the next bit.
  5. Really impressed. I have always done minor mods to my bikes, surprising how long it takes to just alter a mounting bracket or move a component. The standing and thinking always takes much longer than the actual doing. You can forgive designers making apparently odd decisions when they have a whole bike to figure out.
  6. I was told a similar technique for foot and hand position. With a bike on its centre stand LOL, place both open hands palm down on the bars, try to stand up, if you need to grab the bars and pull your feet are too far forward, if you have to push then too far back. May be safer than checking at 60mph but of course does not take wind pressure into account. Perhaps add a slight degree of push?
  7. I did exactly what you have done as soon as I got the bike, that and drilled headstock to accept higher bars, a comfy bike.
  8. As you say, on a parallel twin maybe it helps. Have you ever contributed to a thread then after a few turns kind of lose interest in continuing the story.
  9. I thought the idea of connecting the manifolds was to help keep the carbs/fuel injector bodies balanced at closed or almost closed throttle, once you open the throttle it makes little difference. We used to blank the balance pipe off while setting up and synching the carbs then reconnect. Probably a 360° parallel twin thing.
  10. If they spin slower than than other Guzzi drive shafts they must be subject to higher, not lower torque.
  11. I have often wondered if linking the two manifolds would help low throttle balance. Many parallel twins do, perhaps the uneven firing order of our v- twins mean this would not be of any benefit.
  12. Yeah, like the idea of an off the shelf 90° box with chain drive. Make sure the wheel turns in the right direction though.
  13. We are not all rich and do what we have to do to keep our bikes on the road. To be fair to whoever did this 'repair' it seems to have worked and so saved our planet from having to produce a new part. Of course one should declare these ingenious repair methods when selling.
  14. So which bikes have the twin cable, could I retrofit it it to an 03 RC? You may remember one of my first posts was about the throttle linkrod adjuster knob getting caught on the rear shock reservoir pipe connector, this was at full throttle! Surprising how quick it accelerated, luckily on a straight road, until I remembered the kill switch. I am sure I could have made it roll off with a twin cable setup.
  15. Good spot JAAP, Wonder how strong 3D printed plastic is. Would be nice to see it in metal.
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