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  1. ...to add to Kiwi_Roy's post, the rep from ElectroSport who set up my regulator with the correct connectors tied off the small black ground wire so it is not used. He said to make sure the connection at the case to the bracket was clean and tight as that makes a better ground. That said, I'm going to attach a heavy gauge wire from under the regulator fastener washer to a timing case bolt as Kiwi_Roy recommends. A guaranteed ground for 10 minutes worth of work - why not? Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  2. It's sold Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  3. Replied to both - perhaps there's a delay? Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  4. Mistral Crossover 99-02 V11 Sport & Le Mans w/ NO lambda port. Used but in very good condition. $350 new at MG Cycle, yours for half that: $175 plus shipping (from New Jersey, USA). Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  5. Manufacturers go through different phases - often times choosing less desirable routes just to survive. We all love the glory days of Guzzi and MV legends of the 50s - 70s. But I'm also glad they are still here today (unlike Laverda and others). I don't think the current state for either marque is the final one, and am hopeful for more glory days for both. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  6. In case you didn't see this - a very nice letter from MV Agusta to Moto Guzzi commemorating their 100 years. Great stuff. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  7. Ok, here is the reply from ElectroSport regarding charging and an extra ground: "You do not need to disconnect the reg/rect when charging. I suppose an additional ground might be helpful, I cannot see how it could hurt in any way, so it is a good idea. But I would not say it is required. Every reg/rect could benefit from additional ground connections but in most cases it would make no difference." Thank you, Kyle Wood - Sales Manager Procom Engineering / ElectroSport 21 Brookline, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 PH: (949) 305-4200 www.electrosport.com Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  8. Forgot about that. I'm going to send that screenshot to my contact at ElectroSport and see what he says - will report back. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  9. Great - thank you for the info Docc. I wish I measured again at idle after the ride, I gotta believe it would have been higher than the 13.28. I'll definitely measure the voltage while it's on the charger and keep an eye on it. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks Docc. Yes, it's a PC545, approximately 5 years old according to the previous owner. I did in fact get a reading on the battery at idle: 13.28v (before I went for the ride). I use the attached 7.5amp Duracell charger. It was recommended by an old-timer at Batteries+ who said he was very familiar with the PC545. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  11. I'll top off the Odyssey on the charger and see what reading I get, and then keep an eye on it after rides. I don't know if draining it down so low on that fateful ride home had any negative affect on it (no pun intended). I did charge it for 48 hours after I got it home that day. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  12. Once again the sage advice from this forum has saved me countless hours and probably some $$$. 3 weekends ago while riding my 03 Le Mans home I experienced fading dash lights, followed by a dying tach, and 5 miles later a backfiring engine. Didn't quite make it home. After checking the fuses, testing the Omrons, and then the alternator (thanks to all contributors in this topic!), it was clear that it was likely the regulator/rectifier. I placed my order with ElectroSport. But here's where I can make a small contribution - the Guzzi OEM regulator/rectifier changed in early 03, and has different connectors and no low voltage warning light (see attached photos from MG Cycle website). I sent these photos to Kyle at ElectroSport and followed up with a call. Their 03 version did not come with these connectors stock, but he was happy to modify it for me, and also tie-off the accessory wires for the warning light. So it was 100% plug and play when it arrived. I installed it Saturday and after a 90 miles ride my Odyssey battery measured 12.63v - seems all is good. Thanks again to everyone for making this a simple repair! Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  13. Beautiful bike! Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  14. Doh! Thanks Footgoose! Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  15. ...on my 03 Le Mans, rear of transmission. Any idea what this is for? Assuming I should pump some grease into it - no? Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  16. I like many things about the new V100, and glad Guzzi is producing a sport touring bike. That said, and coincidentally, Triumph just released their new Speed Triple. All things considered, it's hard not to lean towards this option between the two. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  17. I didn't see anyone had posted this V100 Mandello release video yet, apologies if it's a repeat - I just received it this evening: Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  18. ...for my '03 Le Mans. New or used. I live in Philadelphia area. Thanks. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  19. The 2017 Ducati Supersport S I bought last year came with Pirelli Angel GT2 tires with only 600 miles on them. I went on a 1600 mile tour in West Virginia and Kentucky (mostly twisty roads). I was pretty shocked to see the high amount of scalloping that had developed by day 2. Mind you, I checked my tire pressure every morning (34 front / 37 rear). By the end of the trip they were squared off and scalloped - basically done after less than 2500 miles. Grip is great in hot weather, but falls off significantly below 50°F. Never again will I buy Pirelli for sport touring (although they make great tires for the track). My V11 LeMans (and VFR800 before that) have Dunlop Roadsmart 3s, and I couldn't be happier with them. The dual compound offers great corner grip, and excellent even wear and durability. A+ in my book. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  20. Yes, it's on a rear stand. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  21. Mine is the same 64mm (2.5") Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  22. Just a straight tip Docc Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  23. I was able to get a standard grease gun fitting on the front nipple on my '03 Le Mans. Was not able to bend the hose successfully through the obvious direct path, but when I routed it through a crevice over the top it was easier. I had to use a pair of pliers to push it down onto the nipple once aligned. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  24. Gotta love R.L. Burnside - a true original old school Blues artist. And that's his grandson on the drums! Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  25. Andy, did you ever get the chance to take a better photo to share? Thanks. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
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