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Last weekend I added a Carbon weave alternator cover on my Rosso...along with changing out the damn crossover pipe with a set of Mistral down tubes. The cover I got was from Pomponi's Garage.  Claudio did a really nice job on the part and was great communicating with me from Italy.  This picture shows the cover with the old cross over pipe, which was a beeyatch to seal (even with a solid shim kit) and was always in the way. The new Mistrals sound great, were easy to fit. They run into a Stucchi x-over and a set of Mistral Titanium ovals.  

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Celebrated twenty years with the Sport today.   

Roper sloppage plate, LP extender, and Scud's spring.  All finally in.   And new rubber too! 

Fitted the new carbon rear hugger and at the wifes suggestion went for a ride on a nice sunny day. Ciao

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Took old Red out for a test ride with the new downpipes...central coast California, out on Hwy 166.  Here at the Willow trailhead on the Los Padres N.F.

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Some beautiful, great riding over there (los Padres NF).  Hoping to swing through that area in early april on my way north, but not sure yet. 

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So do you notice any differences with the new downpipes? Sound, responsiveness, etc?

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13 minutes ago, 4corsa said:

So do you notice any differences with the new downpipes? Sound, responsiveness, etc?

just seat of the pants...they seem to give a little more mid range torque and put out a slightly deeper sound than the stock ones with cross over.  However, its probably all in my head (gotta justify the expense!).  MG cycle is the USA distributor for Mistral and they were fast to ship. Great service.  

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4 hours ago, Gmc28 said:

Some beautiful, great riding over there (los Padres NF).  Hoping to swing through that area in early april on my way north, but not sure yet. 

Take HWY 33 from Ojai, and cross over through the mountains near Ozena fire station....Pine Mountain intersection and then down to New Cuyama and out to the coast.  I used to work at Rose Valley near the top of the mountains for the Forest Service on a Helicopter crew and that was a daily commute.  Its a great road, often used to film car and motorcycle adverts.

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3 hours ago, droydx said:

Take HWY 33 from Ojai, and cross over through the mountains near Ozena fire station....Pine Mountain intersection and then down to New Cuyama and out to the coast.  I used to work at Rose Valley near the top of the mountains for the Forest Service on a Helicopter crew and that was a daily commute.  Its a great road, often used to film car and motorcycle adverts.

Helicopter crew for FS.... fire crew?  I’ll be at Lancaster for our spring training for LAT crews late March, and that’s my excuse to be down there.  Lived in Santa Clarita for a short while about 25yrs ago, so based on your advice maybe it’ll shoot over from Lancaster,  do a fast cruise down memory lane of where we lived, then out 126 and up 33 from ojai.   hate to bypass that Frazier park and pine mountain area coming out from Gorman/Lebec.... but a change would be good.

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11 hours ago, Gmc28 said:

Helicopter crew for FS.... fire crew?  I’ll be at Lancaster for our spring training for LAT crews late March, and that’s my excuse to be down there.  Lived in Santa Clarita for a short while about 25yrs ago, so based on your advice maybe it’ll shoot over from Lancaster,  do a fast cruise down memory lane of where we lived, then out 126 and up 33 from ojai.   hate to bypass that Frazier park and pine mountain area coming out from Gorman/Lebec.... but a change would be good.

Yes, old retired firefighter here...38 years of service...most with City of Santa Barbara FD.  Going across Pine Mountain area, you can drop down 95 through the Bitter Creek Wildlife area...its an amazing road with so many twists and turns...it will really give you a work out.  It goes all the way down to the 33/166 corridor.  If you continue through Frazier Park you can go down Lockwood Valley Rd, where it ties into 33, near Ozena fire station.

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57 minutes ago, droydx said:

Yes, old retired firefighter here...38 years of service...most with City of Santa Barbara FD.  Going across Pine Mountain area, you can drop down 95 through the Bitter Creek Wildlife area...its an amazing road with so many twists and turns...it will really give you a work out.  It goes all the way down to the 33/166 corridor.  If you continue through Frazier Park you can go down Lockwood Valley Rd, where it ties into 33, near Ozena fire station.

I used to love riding in that area..Some of the best riding around.

 

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Agreed.  Common in the story of my life, I often don’t see the best stuff where I live until I move away.  Had to leave Oregon for 15 yrs before I recognized a lot of the great things in Oregon, and left Santa Clarita before I realized how great those  LP national forest roads were.  Like an old country song about needing to get away from home...

Red is up on the lift at home, waiting patiently for me to get back there to grease/lube/service her up.  And maybe she’s hearing rumor of a greenie coming into the harem.

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6 hours ago, droydx said:

Yup, "You dont miss your water...till your well runs dry..."

 

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Bought a greenie.  Or almost did... seller forgot the title, so bike is in our hangar, and we’ll do a money and title swap next week to finish things up.  
Very low miles, runs decent, but needs lots of little stuff, and the big thing (that I know of) is the clear coat coming off the tank.  Right side valve cover leaking oil.  He converted to pods. Lots of light surface corrosion. Etc.

any wise words on things I should know about the red frame, vs my (2) longer frame Lemans?  I think it’s mostly all laid out well enough in the pinned topic that compares the models...

under the seat are two black cylinders with fuel lines.  Are those of charcoal cannisters?  Just noticed them and didn’t take the time to trace the lines to confirm.  

will likely make this a project for next winter, to thoroughly go through the greenie.

 

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2 hours ago, Gmc28 said:

Bought a greenie.  Or almost did... seller forgot the title, so bike is in our hangar, and we’ll do a money and title swap next week to finish things up.  
Very low miles, runs decent, but needs lots of little stuff, and the big thing (that I know of) is the clear coat coming off the tank.  Right side valve cover leaking oil.  He converted to pods. Lots of light surface corrosion. Etc.

any wise words on things I should know about the red frame, vs my (2) longer frame Lemans?  I think it’s mostly all laid out well enough in the pinned topic that compares the models...

under the seat are two black cylinders with fuel lines.  Are those of charcoal cannisters?  Just noticed them and didn’t take the time to trace the lines to confirm.  

will likely make this a project for next winter, to thoroughly go through the greenie.

 

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Nice! Clear coat? Perfect timing for the Coppa Italia makeover!

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7 hours ago, Gmc28 said:

Bought a greenie. . .any wise words on things I should know about the red frame, vs my (2) longer frame Lemans?  I think it’s mostly all laid out well enough in the pinned topic that compares the models...

under the seat are two black cylinders with fuel lines.  Are those of charcoal cannisters?  Just noticed them and didn’t take the time to trace the lines to confirm.  

will likely make this a project for next winter, to thoroughly go through the greenie.

 

 

Yep. Along with twenty feet of 1/2 fuel line. No, really: twenty. The whole mess weighs five pounds.

Gonna be fun getting her the way you want. It will be interesting to hear what your think of the nuances between the RedFrame and the LongFrame. :race::bike:

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