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  1. czakky

    900ss vs V11

    The Terblanche SSs make cool street fighter projects IMO. I need to be more upright to be comfortable with that tank to seat ratio. The Tamburini SSs though, look perfect to my eyes. I think it’s like a poor boys 851. I’ve just never ridden one. Somebody mentioned Il Monstro, the early 94-00 900s with the good heads definitely get a look too. @Lowryter, you SS is poetry in motion but I’d have to sell my three bikes to have one and I just like having a vintage bike around!
  2. czakky

    900ss vs V11

    Ha! That’s awesome. interesting as I always lumped them together. Im pretty sure I need to test one....
  3. czakky

    900ss vs V11

    Awesome. Thanks guys. Similarities, few or far between?
  4. czakky

    900ss vs V11

    Fellow spine frame raiders (?). If I go long enough without riding my old V11 I contemplate other bikes to replace it. The KTM Duke series seems fun but eventually you do have to look at them. A Triumph Speed or Street Triple get a look, but I’m not sure I’m a multi cylinder guy. There’s VFRs and Hawk GTs but I’ve owned a VFR and I just never felt lust for it. There is one bike that I just can’t shake and is fairly obtainable today. The super sexy carby Ducati 900ss. My question to anybody that has or does own a 900ss, how do they compare objectively and subjectively to our Sports? Im only a bit curious I still love my old v11. thanks for any help
  5. Ha! I had some hair then! I still lurk around every once in a while. How the heck are you Docc?
  6. How do I keep my Bub exhaust headers from bluing like yours Chuck?
  7. @kantmakm I dropped mine yesterday too for the second time in three years. My most dropped bike for sure. The best part is it fell on another Guzzi and my helmet. Shes ugly, overweight, not the smartest but she’s all mine... Ha! edit: Truth be told there are few people that will feel sorry for a guy when one Italian motorcycle falls onto another Italian motorcycle...
  8. Another piece of collateral damage when having these heads done was the head temp sensor housing, bakelite thingy broke. When looking for a new part I ordered from AF1. Those guys seem to run a great business! I don’t normally go to them but I should. thats all.
  9. Guzzi torque specs! That’s frustrating, well done.
  10. I went with Fast by Ferracci valves. Looks like he’s liquidating ($22 US each). The step is on the top side visible when valve springs/spacers are removed. It is the same color of the guide itself.
  11. All is right with the world. She’s back together and probably running better than ever. Left side valves seems to make more noise than before so I’ll be checking them soon. Hopefully that oil in the bell housing is from my recent breather hose leak. Two things the machine shop asked me about. One is, the original(?) guides look to have a step on the top side. Does this indicate a liner at some point? The other question. The shop asked me who did my porting? Do all Guzzi’s have these shaping/grinding marks in the intake and exhaust ports?
  12. I’m sorry Phil, I was referring to Kibblewhite. I don’t see V11 Sport size valves listed.
  13. @Phil, I’m not seeing any 39.5 or 46.5 valves listed on there website. Have you bought this size from them? Thanks
  14. These are the stock size valves. Well the same size as what’s in there now. When I get that low mileage Scura I’ll get all the expensive hop up parts.... That’s when. Ha!
  15. I dropped off one head and got a call the next day from the machine shop saying the valves are way too worn to work with the guides... There was a noticeable step on the valve stem. So at this point I figured I better do both heads. Checked the usual suspects for valves, everybody had to wait for a long slow boat for Italy. I remembered that Ferracci was blowing out there inventory since they closed. Sure enough they still carry some valves and are doing an online business still. After pulling the right cylinder (plug came free with little drama) the cylinder tried to come with the head. So I know I have to atleast do the right side base gasket. This thing is stuck to the case like you wouldn’t believe. Arduous task to remove this thing. All the while trying to keep garbage from falling into the case.... Maybe I should drop the sump? Then there is the Roper plate...
  16. As Gstallions said, I had a friend from work weld a nut on it. He said it didn’t resist much after the welding.....
  17. I just keep falling in love with this old slow girl. It disappears underneath you and lets you go where you want. 5k miles in 3-4 months and I no longer am shopping for Lemans tanks and rear sets. It does what it does. My 70s 2t seized badly awaiting another massaging, my v11 is in pieces. I feel pretty lucky too!
  18. Plug is out, head is at machine shop. Hoping to be back on the road in a few days!
  19. I’ve been stressing about my driveshaft ever since Docc’s failed. This is an awesome solution. Thanks Pressurenagle!
  20. Careful eh?... I’ll have a base gasket on hand.
  21. Got the nut, got the welder. Should I replace the base gasket while I’m at it?
  22. Check your main ground! Clean and grease. Typically behind the seat lock.
  23. I guess I need to get a welder out here.... Do you worry about warping the head?
  24. Sorry, Docc will tell you I’m no photographer. Yes you are right that’s a broken no5 easy out and the outer rim of the plug is breaking away. These don’t have loc-tite on them?
  25. No 5 spiral bolt extractor gave up after I put an old fork leg on it for 3/4 of a turn... ground a nice flat on the plug to give some good smacks, then the plug split. Now I’m getting nervous
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