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  1. I started at $4,200. Have been letting the ads expire and I keep dropping the price. Yeah, I've seen the groms, but if I was going to buy a really small bike, I'd get the Honda Monkey Bike. The TW will go damn near anywhere - and I think I will put a surf rack on it.
  2. Anybody want a great deal on my ST3? I'm just not riding it, and want to get a TW200 as learner bike for the family. Here's the link to the ad on Craigslist. https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/mcy/d/carlsbad-ducati-st3-priced-for-quick/7036033050.html Open to offers. Priced low as I am on the verge of "giving it away" as a trade in on a new TW200.
  3. I spy my old red LeMans. I hope she is treating you well. She was a lovely companion to my Scura for a while (after she got sorted). Then the red-framed Greenie came along and I had three functioning V11. The large fairing on the Lemans is very good for distance, the naked (or bikini-faired) red-frame bike was also good for distance, but was a bit more fun in the twisties. I ended up keeping only the Scura, which was my first V11 - and which I had from new. The other two were both projects after prior owners' neglect. The Scura fit between the two, but it has the light, single-plate clutch, which I like. I enjoyed having multiple V11s, but I enjoy more having bikes that are very different and I like being able to get onto rough pavement and dirt without worrying about a nice street bike - so the Stelvio and Husqvarna fit the bill for me.
  4. Wow... I was selling them for $10 each to do a bit better than break even. Thanks for posting the quote - I'll go ahead and get my order placed this week.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. :-)
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. ...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.
  15. Approximately 150. That means 150 V11 owners can ride with more confidence, knowing that the proverbial Achille's Heel has been strengthened.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Scud

    Name the part

    Earlier = Red Frame models Later = Black Frame models starting in 2002
  19. so... I just happened to find a 250-bolt kit for a 701 Husqvarna. It's by Fast Metric - you might contact the company to see if they know how to put a kit together for a V11. https://www.ebay.com/itm/250pc-HUSQVARNA-Bolt-Kit-for-701-ENDURO/152542811910?fits=Make%3AHusqvarna&hash=item2384429706:g:QesAAOSwrhBZDO2V
  20. Scud

    Name the part

    A later "document holder" will not fit the earlier tail section. The tail sections are totally different too - even the rear subframes that the tails (and pockets) mounts, too, are different. With the earlier tail, the pocket comes off with the tail section. With the later tail, the pocket stays on the frame and tail has to be slid over the pocket for removal or installation.
  21. ^with friends like you, who needs financial advisors? Good thing I have business travel and a family vacation that take me out of state almost the whole month... so no worries about being tempted.
  22. I'm down to one V11 and a cabinet full of parts.... Kind of regret trading my red LeMans for the Ducati ST3 sometimes... The ST3 is for sale, but I rode it 400 miles yesterday including two passes through the Santa Monica Mountains - and it is a fabulous bike. Love 'em all, can't afford to keep 'em all. I'm enjoying the Stelvio and the Husqvarna 701 the most right now since there are so many dirt-road diaries to be written. (country song reference)
  23. Dave - have you ever considered an Aprilia Tuono? They catch my eye periodically and I think the older ones are reasonably priced. Here's one near me: a 2008 for $2,750 - needs tires and battery. https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/d/wildomar-2008-aprila-tuono/6894426377.html
  24. ...and my prior Greenie is available from its current owner. This is a great bike with an Ohlins shock. I did a lot of work while I had it, including resealing the gearbox and installing the supplemental transmission brace. https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/d/murrieta-2001-moto-guzzi-v11-sport/6892875711.html
  25. Here's a red/grey 2002 LeMans with 18,000 miles with a $2,800 asking price. It's within 45 minutes of my house. https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/mcy/d/ramona-moto-guzzi/6919262532.html
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