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  1. Thanks guys. I think I'll order the spring and have the clutch fluid changed with a rear tire replacement and driveshaft service? Kill three birds with 30 stones (rather than a single bird with 27 stones). I suppose there is logical reason for burying the bleeder.
  2. For a Indy winner, I'd bet it's a piece of cake compared to going flat out into Turn 1 qualifying at The Speedway. It was pretty funny watching him pass so many cars in the wet like they were parked. All of them classic '60's sportscar racers.
  3. The bike was sitting for a while and we had some nice weather last week so I took the bike out. All my bikes have different feel for the clutch but I noticed that riding the Sport that lever had more than 50% slack play before engagement. I was thinking that's a little too much but not sure. The clutch doesn't drag and doesn't slip. Clutch holds bike stationary when in gear. No complaints about the clutch, only a question about play in the lever. So given that, I'd like some advice as to cause. Next question I was thinking about changing the fluid. Can someone tell me where the bleeder valve might be. I see the line go under that tank but can't see where it connects to the to the bell house/engine/transmission, wherever. Finally, if I need a master cylinder rebuild, are kits available? Are the seals/parts available piecemeal? I did a search but I couldn't find the info here. I figure that someone will know this off the top of their head. Thanks.
  4. If it's not a Magni, it's probably an AirTech knock off. They make a lot of reproduction fairings and universal ones. That one looks just like the cover photo. https://www.airtech-streamlining.com/index.html
  5. Some things aren't rational. For proof of that, I can look in the garage.
  6. For me horsepower isn't the limiting factor regarding how fast I might ride on the Skyway or other fast and treacherous roads. Excluding the human factor, stability, braking, feel and handling are prime. But yeah, my skill set and courage are the human factors.
  7. Adhering to the advice per this thread, I can assume that every rider has an assortment of take-off relays as spares in their tankbags.
  8. Whenever I see this thread I think of omicron now. In fact one my Guzzi buddies asked me about relays I could only mention "Pyro Dan" and "omicron".
  9. https://www.salon.com/2022/01/09/-byrds-so-you-want-to-be-a-rock-n-roll-star/ So you want to be a rock n roll star? a little history
  10. So many flights have be cancelled. Lucky you didn't have to walk or drive up I95 in N Virginia.
  11. I remember going to the 2000 USGP, those 18k rpm V10 sounded like vacuum cleaners. Just like they did on TV. Nothing you'd ever hear sounded like the '90's CART Indycars. They revved to about 16k, V8 turbos with metal valve springs (unlike F1), those cars would really give a shiver down your spine. I think they own the closed course record of a 245 lap at Fontana. Those cars were monsters. So far as headers vs cast manifolds. My tech hates headers for cracking, breaking and leaking. Tells me to never change out stock exhaust manifolds for performance for your daily driver. Only for hobby cars.
  12. KR- the weather turned cold, so I'm not working in my garage now. I'll try to assimilate your instructions at the next opportunity. Thanks for all your PMs. I have to admit that it was a little over my head.
  13. LowRyter

    EICMA 2021

    I just sat on it. There are no demo bikes. This was a display bike that was being ferried to different dealers. They also had 660 Tiger standard and another new bike or two.
  14. LowRyter

    EICMA 2021

    Photo I took posted on Ducati forum
  15. LowRyter

    EICMA 2021

    It was a red one just like the photo above. I have a couple of photos on my phone. I don't know what P6X is asking.
  16. LowRyter

    EICMA 2021

    I had a chance to sit on the new Speed Triple RR today. They took the comfort out of the standard bike and hit it with a pretty stick. This one looks half the size of the standard Triple, I suppose an illusion. So far as the riding position, I'd say it's about 2/3 extreme from our bikes into full a sportbike. A had to tippy toe it a little bit too but it wasn't a problem for me. The mirrors swing out, so very adjustable.It's a nice looking bike, reminds me of the early '00s Guzzi Lemans although not quite that pretty. A little bit retro. Given that I'm a little puzzled why they didn't make it a touch more comfy but I'm perhaps a little older than their target. I'd post a photo but photos are too large to drag and I'm too lazy to URL it.
  17. We didn't lose power in many places north of the Re, myself included. It seems crazy to purchase generators rather than just fixing the grid. For sure there can be temporary disruptions, storms and wind.
  18. we've had great weather in flyover America. Sleeping with windows open, BBQ'ing tenderloin for Xmas dinner. Riding in 75 degree weather. Christmas here was 6 degrees cooler than the last 4th of July. However, you might remember last winter when the power grid gave out, dozens froze to death, we had below zero weather for a week and didn't get over freezing for two weeks? And that was in February when the weather is usually turning balmy.
  19. Neil looks like a happy camper. Graham and Steven are having a good time.
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