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Bjorn last won the day on October 11 2016

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  2. Doc, below is a link of a a guy (who is funny as fack, but that aside) in this video he shows a trick to remove bearings in blind holes. I know the swingarm bearing is pretty big and I needed a welder to remove it, I wonder is the trick works. It looks plausible.
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    IMG 20161007 195211854

    The picture doesnt lie haha. it it im afraid...
  4. Progress is slow but steady The gearbox has been rebuild by the Guzzi shop and is in working order again. During the search for the oil leak comming from the rear of the engine, the mechanice discoverd that the clutch was f*cked up. Somehow the rivets of one of the frictionplates had failed. I would not be suppised if this happed during the lock up of the gearbox. Anyway the clutch was fixed and the rear crank seal was leaking and was replaced as well. All in all enough euro's where spend on getting the bike back onto the road. My brother also modified the shifter mechanism according to the topic here on the V11 forum, and he is very happy how it turned out! He told me it makes a big difference. O and i also want to share these pics below. These are some pics from our old gearbox. What supprises us is the amount of corrosion! The bike is around 13 years old and we own the bike for about 4 years now. We have always stored it in a garage. However for 1 year this was a very very humid one. We dont know if the corrosion has always been there or occured during the last years. But this was not what we expected to find in a ''oily gearbox''. Even though its splash lubricated. anyway.... hope to stay out of the ''technical topics'' for a while
  5. We will look into the oil leaking bit! I have inspected to hose before. Looks fine on the outside. We have aready replaced 3 springs in the gearbox hehe . But thanks for the heads up!
  6. Worked out a deal with Scud (thanks for that!) and the gearbox has arrived savely. For the peace of mind we will have the bearing that failed on the old box replaced for the new one. We also noticed oil in the clutch bell housing. We suspect its the rear crank seal, this will need to be replaced as well. Since both require some special tools we will take it to the dealer. Not much to recognise as a V11 anymore
  7. we just came back from surgery. This is what we found: getting the box of was easy peasy after the last encounter with the thing haha. we first opened the inspection plate since that was the easiest to do. In that compartment of the box we only found 3 pieces of the bearing cage. So we opened her up further. We found a sh*t load of metal and alu parts in there. Most of the roller balls had left the bearing a broke out a piece of the casting. We have no clue how this happened but I find it very ''telling'' that a almost identical failure mode had been observed by a fellow owner posting his findings some years ago. Here a pic from that topic which as been mentioned here as well (thanks for that!) As for now.... the main guzzi dealer in the Netherlands is closed but we think our best option is a new gearbox....
  8. Added the pics to the V11 gallery, seems to work fine
  9. Yes the rear wheel locked up! After coming to a stop we diagnosed the following: Engine works fine, clutch works and is able to disengage the engine from gearbox. No exterior damage could be observed on any parts. We used the centre stand to lift the rear wheel from the ground. After 10 minutes of messing with the gear lever we found something that felt like neutral (N light on). We could rotate the rear wheel During further rotation of the rear wheel (like during the pushing onto the trailer) horrible metallic grinding noises could be heard from the gearbox . We had the idea to open the gear shifter assembly plate on the LHS of the gearbox to maybe see what the F*ck happened. But since it was unsure when the AA would arrive we did not open it up. Risking a half disassembled bike by the time help would arrive. Once we get it back here, we will take the gearbox off en open her up. By that time I hope to have figured out how google photos works
  10. Out of the blue everything locked up. Thank god it was at a very small road at low speed. After that shifting was near to impossible and the noise from the gearbox was terrible. Even during pushing. The AA Guy was very helpfull and towed the bike to a bigger City where it is now awaiting shipment. Could take a few weeks.
  11. So the gearbox on the ol V11 died and f*cked up the motorcycle trip for this summer . Bike is still in the UK and will be shipped back to the Netherlands. Might as well share it here for the fellow guzzi owners. Probably be the last topic, since this bike has been in the garage more then the road. BTW anyone got a good picture sharing platform recommendation? Always used picasa but that has been dropped ** pics added
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    Not charging

    Hi guys, Just a small follow up on this issue: I see you have been brainstorming about this item! The last part I find hard to understand . Anyway after our (my brother and me) last findings some parts have been changed. We started with the reg/rec since it was the easiest to come by. We went for an original OEM replacement from Ducati. Did not seem to make any difference at all acc to my brother. Next he changed the stator for a new one. He took it out for some big test rides (4h+) and did not run into any problems. Battery voltage afterwards seems to be OK. He measured the Vdc at the battery during 3000+RPM and the bike makes around 13,8 V on a crappy VOM. He told me this is comparable to values he had seen during measurements in the past. I find this value to be on the low side, since the manual states around 14.0-14.6 Volts. To conclude, we will change those crappy bullet connectors and the battery in the near future. The extra ground for the reg/rec was already in place before this happened and the rest of the wiring looked OK. Im not 100% convinced we solved it but we'll leave it for now and see what happens.
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    Not charging

    Why do you think the RR is aftermarket? Its exactly as shown in the official moto guzzi manual (see pic above) anyways the voltage is not going up. Hate to just order parts randomly. Would really like to rule out which part is faulty (if possible).
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