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  1. Is that the long chain to your wallet in your Levi's back pocket.
  2. Thought your new Temple was lovely especially with the trees behind and the beautiful house. I must confess I am now stalking you via Google Earth and watched an interesting 12 minutes video of Gausdal and the area. I never expected such diversity in a relatively small area. I am jealous, Southampton is OK but what was left after the Nazi air raids was torn down by 1960's town planners.
  3. Yes, I remember girls, not sure how many of them remember me.
  4. Oh, but it has to be said it is a very pretty bike and well worth the sum to a discerning buyer.
  5. 2002 Rosso Corsa up for £9,999.00 on UK Ebay, do not see that selling too quickly. Ex Dutch bike with mph speedo fitted so mileage? 'Fully restored' so not really original. Seller thinks only 500 sold world wide. Auction ends today 13.24BST. No bids. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-V11-Rosso-Corsa-Le-Mans-/114370264917
  6. Ever ridden one of those old Honda 90 step through bikes, they have leading link forks with the brake unit fixed to the arm, when you brake the front end lifts up and pushes back at you on the handle bars. Actually rather fun in a way but did tend to patter on the road if wet and at speed.......55mph!
  7. Being English, I had to Google 'tree change'. Nice phrase.
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    TLM Guzzi

    Paul "Loopy" Lewis was involved with the Dock Gate 20 Harley dealership in Southampton, Uk. He seemed a likeable chap the few times I chatted with him, happy to listen to you and told a few interesting stories. I do remember him wheelying a full dresser Harley in a very tight space at a show. Also going like a maniac pulling wheelies around the roundabout opposite the shop. No longer sure of the details but I remember him saying he could beat any non-racer on any other bike with his Harley. .
  9. Yeah, most tractors have a governor rather than a throttle.
  10. Not sure why it even has a mechanical output, unless you want to run two speedometers.
  11. I assume you have to blank off the mechanical output if not using a mechanical speedometer. Will it still fit under the Fuel Injection linkage then?
  12. Sorry, cannot help with alternator cover, but am happy with the pannier bags and frame I bought from you, arrived safely and well packed. I did get excited when I saw the box for Black Widow exhausts though. What did you fit them to?
  13. Looks great, is it carbon fibre laid onto the original parts or a wrap? If carbon fibre overlay won't it be heavier than standard, I thought carbon fibre is usually used to reduce weight.
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    Thank you all, they replied and sorted things out. Plain old human/robot error I suppose.
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    Does anyone know who IMGZEIT are and if they are connected with this site? I believe they are an image store outfit, been receiving unrequested bills from them.
  16. That is exactly how I see it. Our OEM pipes were probably designed to tuck the system away neatly under the bike, perhaps for cornering clearance but most likely cosmetic. There may be a weight saving in having two smaller shared silencers. All this discussion about Stucchi, Mistral et al is really about which system is least bad, none of them probably enhance power over the Tonti H system. Two seperate pipes may even work best for peak power. Hence that system that looked like a crossover but had no hole between them. But, as I said I do find the V twin exhaust system confusing.
  17. And how is that pulse timed to help the extraction. I can believe it will help on one cylinder but, unless you quickly change the pipe lengths, how does it help the cylinder? Edit, should say 'other cylinder'
  18. Sorry po18guy, I really do not follow your logic. How are the pulses timed? They cannot be even due to it being a 90' V twin. Why do you think it will improve mid range and top end?
  19. Touring motors seem to be getting bigger, sports motors smaller. There were a lot of 1000cc V twins around before the second world war, took another fifty years for them to come back. Cost of a V twin construction killed them in the first instance. Difficulty in getting real power from them now is the limitation. Ok, Aprilia can do it but with motors that are a little fragile. A friend bought a wrecked Tuono motor to strip for spares, a rod had gone, everything was useless, both heads smashed valves, the rod even punched a hole into the gearbox to chew on the gears. To be fair the clutch would have been usable but oddly it did not come with the motor.
  20. Still very confused how a V11 crossover works. The two down pipes are different lengths, the four stroke 90' V twin exhaust timing is not even. I understand how a parallel 360' crank can have even length down pipes and by merging at the correct point can make use of the scavenge effect from the other cylinder, albeit probably really effective at one throttle opening and one rpm. But how all that uneven scavenging would help a V twin I cannot work out. In my confusion I did once draw out the V twin exhaust timing as a graph, did not help, perhaps if one cylinder had a much longer down pipe. Looking at the HD 45' V twin layout made even less sense, yet loads of clever exhaust systems on the market. Then throw in that other thread with the dented down pipes.......
  21. My Dad lived on a farm in Dorset as a lad, he often spoke of seeing and hearing Lawence and his Brough riding along the main road near Blandford army camp. It was rumoured locally he would go through a set of tyres in a two week leave. Dad also told a story about Geoff Duke racing at Blandford Camp, he came to a bend and saw a rider laying in the track. Sadly he was dead, at the inquest Duke was asked how he avoided hitting him, 'Oh, I just laid the bike down and slid to a stop.'.
  22. Well, I suppose I stand corrected. Assuming its not a spoof video.
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