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JBBenson last won the day on November 18 2018

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    2016 Stelvio, 2001 V11 Sport, 2002 Aprilia Caponord (sold), 1983 850 LeMans 3 (sold), 1983 Yamaha 650 Turbo (sold), 1972 Honda CB750 (sold), 1981 V50 3 (totalled), several Vespas and one Lambretta.
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  1. I'm not hearing anything very unusual. Hard to tell from the video. I think those sounds you mention are coming from the exhaust. They have a resonance that makes me think that. Does it do it on the other side as well?
  2. Whether it’s the recall issue or not, you should get the recall work done, it’s still active, so it will be covered by Piaggio. Finding a shop that will make that effort and is capable of doing it will be more of a problem. It’s a big job, everything aft of the motor has to come off. My invoice had 9 hours labor estimated, and the mechanic hadn’t done one for years. This was 7 years ago, so you see the issue. The Speedo drive cable can make a mild clicking sound after it snaps, but that doesn’t sound like this is it.
  3. I sold my V11 Sport, so now I'm selling all of this stuff. Discounts for bulk purchases! Best contact me through email: jessebenson(at)Mac(dot)com Omar’s Dirt Track Racing Fairing, Woodcraft clip-ons and mounting hardware: 200.00 + shipping Everybody wanted to know what fairing I had on the bike. Now, you can have it too! This fairing is solid fiberglass, not cheap flexible plastic. I had this painted to match the MG silver, it’s a perfect match. Has some nicks and scratches but I’ll bet your bike does too, right? Steel oil cooler mounts, LH and RH: 35.00 + shipping for the pair, will not split For some reason I have a second set, even though my OEM aluminum ones cracked and got replaced with steel a while ago. Have yours cracked yet? Don't worry, they will...!
  4. Yeah, I still have it. A few buyers were interested, but in a world-wide pandemic, motorcycles seem to be the first thing people hesitate buying. Go figure. $4750, includes the OEM clip-ons, triple clamp, bars and bar-end weights to bring it back to stock. If you don't want them, I can drop the price a bit. I also have some other parts I am willing to throw in to sweeten a deal, if there's interest. PM me. Buyer can even have the special grease gun tip I made, to get to that damn upper u-joint without taking off the rear wheel. Yeah, the price is not a "steal", but I defy you to find a better value. All the main issues are taken care of. Don't worry, its a 20 year old Italian bike, you will still have things to tinker with....! My next project was to re-do the fuel lines under the tank, per Scud's method, I have the correct fuel line, the heat sleeve and the shrink wrap end pieces, buyer can have them. There's nothing wrong with what's there, I just like to upgrade things when possible. That's the kind of owner I am. I would really prefer to sell to someone who understands these machines. I would prefer letting her go to a good home. If you are a Ducati or Aprilia owner, but are curious about that other, mystical and legendary Italian marque, this is the bike you want for an introduction. I would also be willing to throw a leg over this bike and ride to Los Angeles, (if my body would take it) that's how much faith I have in it. It has some small "love bites" on it, it's not spotless, but that’s because it's a driver, optimized for performance and reliability, not a garage queen. That's why I don't like it sitting there. Someone should be riding it, and riding it "con Passione"! "A motorcycle is safe in the garage, but that's not what motorcycles were built for"
  5. Hi JBBenson,

    Keen to purchase if still available.



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    2. JBBenson


      There's someone ahead of you, Ill give him a chance to respond again and then get back to you

    3. Delloman
    4. JBBenson


      Sold sorry, good luck

  6. I miss a shift now and again. Usually just poor form on my part. If it does it repeatedly then try the simple stuff first.
  7. http://www.knightdesignllc.com/Products/Motorcycle/Moto-Guzzi/Moto-Guzzi-Motorcycle-Menu.html
  8. I like Todd too. Don’t get the hostility towards him. But this general trend of tail-less modern Manx-style motorcycles leaves me cold. The proportions are all wrong. Some of them are so extreme as to look ridiculous. Look at pipeburn.com for some really bad examples.
  9. The crappy little Do it Best Center on York Boulevard in Los Angeles has an amazing selection of metric fasteners. Wish I had that here...!
  10. I have an f250 7.3 too, got a link to the intake you installed ?
  11. I think you will only introduce a bunch of idle and running problems with near-zero performance gains.
  12. Scud, I just PayPal'd and sent my new address for the 2 springs I reserved. Thanks for doing this...!
  13. $4750 A strong running V11, selling because I got a nearly new Stelvio which I use all the time. The Sport sits there and should be used, it’s really a nice driver. I keep the nearly new battery conditioned and tires inflated and take it out once in a while. All of the weak points with these models has been addressed, including the NHTSA recall, and the performance mods have been done. It’s Japanese reliable: add gas, turn the key and go. The bike is currently in Atlanta GA, with GA title and registration (formerly it was registered and titled in CA). All extras are here in GA and go with the bike. I am NOT separating the bike from the extras, or the extras from the bike. Bike is currently configured with handlebars. CA emissions sticker is still on the bike, under the seat. I can assist with shipping, but buyer is responsible. I have used Shipping Masters, including their title escrow service before, and can recommend them. Or you can fly and ride, and ship the extras using UPS or whatever. 3 weeks sitting, cold start video here: https://vimeo.com/406649103 2000BY / 2001MY Bought with 4.5k miles Transmission recall done by Pro Italia, CA, documented Currently 13.6k miles Open-loop ECU (no Lambda) Roper plate installed Front forks rebuilt with Racetech springs and gold emulators Rear shock upgraded to Hyperpro 460 (290mm, +/-5mm) Stucchi crossover Mistral slip ons with DB killers (removable) Re-map by Todd Eagan @ Guzzitech MG Cycle manual petcock Upgraded oil cooler mounts (steel) Motiv Cycle Works transmission brace New Dunlop Road Smart 3’s installed winter 2018, approx 1000 miles on them “Lucky Phil’s” shifter mod installed (still have OEM) “Scud’s re-engineered shift spring” (installed) Upgraded relays and relay base, OMRON G8HE-1C7T-R-DC12 Casper Electronics breakout harness (to facilitate checking the TPS voltage) Just replaced rocker cover gaskets Just replaced the regulator with new Ducati Energia RR Just replaced the angle drive for the speedo Just replaced the battery (Odyssey 545) EXTRAS: 2x Lower sump gaskets Cortech tank bag 1 x extra “Scud’s re-engineered shift spring” OEM clip-ons (clamps, bars, bar-end weights) OEM shift linkage lever (Lucky Phil's now installed) OEM foot pegs OEM owners manual OEM tool kit 4 liters Eni i-Ride 20-50w + new Hi-Flo filter 2 keys Custom grease gun tip for greasing the upper u-joint without removing rear wheel OTHER INFO: Oil last changed at 11k Transmission fluid last changed at 11k (running Redline Heavy Shockproof) Bevel drive last changed at 11k (running Redline Heavy Shockproof) I have used Bell ethanol gas treatment since I have owned it. Shop stand pictured not included but available for purchase Photos:
  14. Piaggio should just hire the guy like they did with that dentist....😁
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