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sp838 last won the day on February 14 2017

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    2001 MG v11 sport, 2006 Triumph Daytona 675, 1986 Yamaha SRX600S, 1973 Honda CB350, 1972 Honda CB450 (project), 1951 BMW R25/2 (project)
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    the lady prefers 100 octane

    Thanks! Pretty sure the tank is from a 2003 Ballabio, it's a metallic greenish grey, really very pretty. I believe you can still get the decals for it from MG Cycle. http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=42&zenid=c4b13244d5167f69d115c8ade90c7692
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    2001 v11 SP

    My Guzzi, from when I got her until now
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    Rear Axle

    Thanks, will do! Beers definitely on me.
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    Rear Axle

    So, Scud my man, would you be willing to lend me your axle? I promise to take good care of it.
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    Rear Axle

    Thanks guys. Pretty sure the axle is one thickness all the way across where it matters. Also pretty sure the later wheels have the same hub dimensions, just the wheel rim is wider. My Marvic wheel has a wider rim. I looked on ebay, my usual source, and came up empty, so Scud, I may take you up on that. How is everyone??? Been a while. I've had a very busy summer, sorry for not participating. Hope everyone is well.
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    Rear Axle

    As the title says, I need a rear axle. My bike is an '01, I don't think the part changed over the course of the model life. If anyone has one to spare, let me know. I really just need to borrow it for a while, I can return it if you wanted it back. I am hoping to make one out of 7068 alloy and need a spare for reference. I'd rather not pull mine out and have the bike be immobilized while I'm having it done. I can be messaged via this site, or directly at maydaymoto@gmail.com Thanks for your help!
  8. Rectifier passes the diode test. Thinking it's the reg. as well. Unfortunately there's no way to really "test" that. Idle speed is 1k. I've always had around 14.5 at idle, even back when the bike was bone stock...
  9. So, little update, I first tested parasitic loss at the – terminal, only 1mA which is what I was hoping to see. My speedo draws that to store mileage and GPS location. I then tested to see if the bike was charging, and it appears to be: 14.4V at idle, then as I went up the rev range, it dropped down to around 12V at 2K, then back up to 13V at 3K, and around 14.5V at 5K RPM. So it's charging. All the while, the idiot light on the dash was solidly on. No flickering, no turning off then back on again. I'll do the diode test this evening, thinking I might also do an AC test on the stator. I might also wire up a temporary idiot light to the r/r just to see if it's the idiot light wiring in the harness that is to blame. Hoping that's it.
  10. Thanks guys. I'll take those measurements, and will also do the diode test on the r/r tonight, as well as check voltage at idle.
  11. My charging system warning light is not turning off after I start the bike. Went out for a ride yeaterday, it flickered and then turned itself off after I pulled away so I thought, "a little weird but probably ok", but then after I got up to speed it came back on and stayed on solid, so after a few miles of watching it and hoping to see it turn back off, I decided to turn around, hurried home, and put a voltmeter on the battery expecting to see it show that it was being drained. Battery read 14.17V. Bike performed normally otherwise, idled fine, lights worked etc. I checked the wires for the r/r, all looked good. Ground wire is happy, yellow wires to the alternator are good, red wire out to battery seems fine, blue wire which sends the warning to the dash is clearly ok too. Did not look into the alternator yet. Did not check with voltmeter while running at idle yet. Any ideas as to what might be going on / where to look around first? Thanks!
  12. I attached it to the spine.
  13. Hmmm. So aside from longer lasting steel flywheel and easier clutch operation, it would be on par with the conventional lightened one from a performance standpoint? Lower weight results in lower inertia, one way or another methinks, or am I still missing something?
  14. Hey Scud, thanks for the link, I've already been on that thread and still don't really understand the difference, and specifically what makes the RAM product special and different from a lightened flywheel/clutch plate package. What's the remedial version? I was under the impression that it all came down to weight reduction of the spinning parts.
  15. I am very curious about this subject. How does the RAM clutch compare to this flywheel offered by MGC: http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193&products_id=4409 They also offer "lighweight" kevlar clutch plates that are compatible with this flywheel and most twin plate V11's: http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193&products_id=4749
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