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chamberlin last won the day on August 12 2017

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About chamberlin

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  • Birthday 11/20/1971

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    2003 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport (resto-mod)
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    Oro Valley, AZ U.S.A
  1. Wow, 112 watchers and 1,845 views but no bids. On to plan B! (whatever that ends up being)
  2. Hey Rox, I had no idea there were any other Tucson V11 guys on here! (or at least part time Tucson V11 guys!). We'll see how the sale process goes, and if I still have the bike in Feb, I'd certainly entertain a meetup with you! Thanks for reaching out-
  3. Hi Al, I built my own tail light, turn-signal and license plate holder from various sources. It wasn't a kit, as I remember trying out different plates, tail lights and turn signals until I found a group of parts that worked nicely. But that was over 4 years ago now, so I have NO idea what vendors on eBay I got those parts from. Pretty sure the faux carbon fiber turn signals came from Slovenia, if it helps!
  4. https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=18247&do=findComment&comment=236599 https://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-Moto-Guzzi-V11/143058482499
  5. A sad moment but I had to do it guys. Thanks for all your support over the years, mio fratelli! https://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-Moto-Guzzi-V11/143058482499 Please spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested.
  6. Thanks Docc, actually tearing up a bit on that one, sad-laughter! I finally looked up quixotic BTW... who knew I had my own adjective out there this whole time! Birds of a (Guzzi) feather I guess!
  7. Thanks for the comments Scud, they're much appreciated! I'll definitely get a new battery for the bike, but I don't see myself changing the engine oil or gearbox oil - I know it's almost 4 year old oil (with about 64 miles on it!), but I'm more scared to mess something up on the bike, not having been in guzzi-wrenching mode for such a long time now. I don't even remember how I used to jack the bike up back then! Pretty sad actually. I also agree that I could do pretty well money-wise to sell the suspension and exhaust separately, and even maybe some of the carbon bits, but per my above statements, I'm not prepared to wrench on the bike to that level, especially with 6 BMWs that also need TLC, and essentially no spare garage space to safely do it in anyway. It would probably take me 4 weekends to convert it back to stock, at my slow and methodical pace. By the time I got done getting my hands dirty with the bike, I'd probably want to keep it all over again! All-in-all, I'd really like to sell the bike as-is to somebody who's familiar with the V11 (or at least Guzzis) that can appreciate the mods, and is confident enough with the platform to refresh what's needed before riding, or just enjoy as is as a piece of static art LOL! I know you're not afraid to put the miles on man, just ribbing you! Although I know there are PLENTY of motorcycle collectors out there that have wharehouses of bikes on display and have no intention of regular riding their display pieces. I'm fine with that too. I'll try to get a battery for it real soon, and get some gas into the tank and see what happens. It's been too long since I've heard the Quat-D! I'll take video, and some real photos of course. Only problem is that I have an 8 series BMW in the way that I'm rebuilding the engine computer on, so gotta get that done before the Guzzi can come out to play!
  8. Ok just took delivery of another BMW car (the insanity continues!), so I've decided to sell the Moto Guzzi V11 Sport, serial number #1 for model year 2003. Since I've been out of the M.G. hobby for some time, could you guys give me some guidance on pricing? I know it might be a tough one, having so many mods and customizations and extras. I have a price range in my head, but I have no idea what the V11 market is like these days. I can price certain BMW cars better than most appraisers, but I'm lost on this one. Just as a short list if you didn't read the build thread, it has Ohlins (from a used Le Mans) suspension shipped from TLM in Netherlands ($2400), the Jean Marc hand made risers, new hot jet coated grey Quat-D underbelly exhaust ($$$), SpeedHut GPS custom gauges, brand new gas tank (NOS), brand new seat (NOS), powerflex bushings on the reaction rod, Power Commander (balanced throttle bodies too), Brian Ghezzi carbon fiber rear fender and chin piece, OEM carbon fiber cowling and front fender, side covers, and starter cover. Also, I've got TONS of extras with the bike, including original seat, forks, stock LaFranconi exhaust, gauge cluster, stock rear suspension, original valve covers, plus another spare seat, OEM LaFranconi carbon fiber mufflers, two large bins of parts and pieces, and who knows what else on the shelves. I've had the bike 5 years coming up next month, and have ridden it less than 100 miles since the rebuild. Needs new battery, probably new tires (just from age), and some minor things finished (like spray tinting the front windscreen darker), but overall it's ready to go. Fluids have hardly any miles on them but are about 4 years old now. Any advice would be helpful - I'd love for this bike to go to a V11 enthusiast who understands these bikes, and appreciates the resto-mods done. I could probably part the bike out and do quite well monetarily speaking, but in my opinion there is a pretty damn good 'sum of the parts' machine here that would be a shame to undo. grazie mio fratelli Guzzisti Joe
  9. Hi guys - I'm considering selling the V11... haven't committed yet, but my BMW car hobby is getting out of hand, and something's gotta give. It still hasn't been ridden since sometime in 2015, so basically still just 64 miles or so since the rebuild... Need to take some new pics one day with the QuatD installed, and put some gas in it along with a new battery. Not sure where I'd end up pricing it though... so much time and money!
  10. Finally the money shot!!! Thanks for the tip on setting the odometer too....I was going to do that on my bike, but the mileage was already an unknown to some extent as my ITI's were broken when I got the bike. So I decided to start fresh, being as the bike was totally overhauled! Sadly, the ODO still sits at a paltry 64 miles... I'm sure you will best that 4 times over on your first ride!
  11. I'm pretty sure I removed everything I could get out of the drive hole, but I don't remember a second washer... Maybe stick a magnet probe in there? Then, you just have to find the appropriately sized bolt!
  12. Congrats! (?) At this point I'm thinking Speedhut should just start advertising Moto Guzzi gauge packages and pay a licensing fee for the logo LOL Good luck Docc!
  13. Good idea. There was a guy looking for advice recently about a touring rig - but didn't want a Norge. This might be what he wants. ...and Chamberlin - go ride those things. Isn't it peak riding season in Southern Arizona right now? Haha, yea it's pretty nice here, although getting a little cold some days. But mostly 60-70°F in mid-day... Which also makes it good BMW car wrenching weather too... [ ]
  14. Will do! I think I might have an account over there (v11lemans.com has been my sole M.G. home!)
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