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    V11 Enthusiast
  • Birthday 03/20/1965

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    2002 V11 Scura, 2013 Husqvarna TE310R, 2017 Husqvarna 701 Enduro, 2017 Moto Guzzi Stelvio
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    Carlsbad, CA

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  1. I'll be interested to see the price quote - but a 36 week lead time doesn't seem like a good idea. The place I used before gave me a price quote that I can afford. No response yet from my potential second source. I have not heard of a single problem with the new springs, so I think a re-order from the same place will probably be OK.
  2. I got a price quote in today for another batch of springs - from the same company I used before. But I wasn't totally happy with them (as detailed somewhere back in this enormous thread). So I'm also going to check with a local manufacturer. We'll get a batch on order soon and be back in business. ^^and to Footgoose's picture request, I posted a few in the Adventure Bikes thread. FYI - Chuck's engineering diagram is posted in this thread so that the design specs are available for anyone who is motivated enough to have a batch produced. Neither Chuck nor I are trying to claim ownership or exclusive rights to this.
  3. Have a good time. Stop and smell the cactus flowers (if they're blooming). I have pictures (somewhere) of several different motorcycles near the metal dinosaurs at the gas station in Gila Bend. When my oldest daughter was at NAU, our visits often included at stop at Gila.
  4. It's legal. The license plate broke off yesterday, you can see it in yesterday's photo. The rear signals are, shall we say... discreet.
  5. Thats' the spot. Here it is this morning, when I found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow: And a dirt road off CA1 by Treebones, North of Gorda. Surf has been pretty good too. :-)
  6. I put a 19 inch front wheel up front with a street-knobby and I'm going to put a real dirt-knobby on the stock 21 inch wheel. Both wheels use the same hub, brake rotor and ABS sensor - so it's a simple swap. If you look closely in the background, you can see snow. This is on California Hwy 1 at the south end of the Big Sur coastline. I think I will take the bike to the snow tomorrow morning. Happy Thanksgiving.
  7. Howdy boys... I'll commit to running another batch of springs. Been busy with work lately - lots of travel. But I can get another batch ordered. BTW - I'm gonna need some help with electrickecy soon. My Scura's been parked too long. But today, I'm up in Morro Bay near the start of the Big Sur coastline. Waves are supposed to be 25 feet by Piedras Blanca on Big Sur. Me and Husky 701 are going to brave the wet, rocky, muddy stuff to inspect. Happy Thanksgiving.
  8. While Chuck is thinking about whether to hand-make a batch, I will inquire about a re-order. It's probably not a big deal to order up another 100 or so - and I have a stock of boxes left over for shipping.
  9. Hey Scud

         Could you send me an email at groundhog105@gmail.com.   I have something I want to talk to you about 

     

    Bob

  10. Let's not be too quick to dismiss Moto Guzzi's methods here... all the "limited edition" models had their names printed on the side panel badge-stickers, such as Scura. The faired LeMans models said LeMans, and many of the sport models said V11 Sport. I don't know about the year-by year variations, or which models got only the checkered pattern, but there is definitely a consistent pattern in the labeling of the side panels. There are lots of colors available as well... and some are carbon fiber.
  11. ...but how would get the complete assembly back on the bike without major disassembly? Unless, perhaps the bike is already in a disassembled state. How about just setting the sync rod so both butterflies close at exactly the same time - by feel or by eye? There is a set screw on each TB. Put them both in enough so they do not stop the movement of the mechanisms. Then attach the rod and adjust it until they are both closed at exactly the same time. Seems like a good time to clean the injectors too - or send them out for a rebuild to a shop that make them flow at the same rate. Maybe your idle problem is due to injectors and liquid-flow, not air-flow.
  12. Approximately 150. That means 150 V11 owners can ride with more confidence, knowing that the proverbial Achille's Heel has been strengthened.
  13. Ron is all set. I'm kind of surprised too. I thought I'd be living with a bag of springs for a while longer.
  14. Update... I'm down to two springs available for sale. I'm keeping one with Chuck's engineering diagram in case we need to make another batch someday.
  15. Scud

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    Earlier = Red Frame models Later = Black Frame models starting in 2002
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