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Throttle body balance today for the “grape ape” at Twiggers in Loughborough. Although they haven’t sold new Guzzi’s for several years, and the retail part of the business is now closed, their workshop is open for repairs & servicing. There aren’t many independent Guzzi specialists left in the UK, and I value being only 15 miles away

  

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On 5/20/2022 at 9:07 PM, docc said:

This is about as "before" as it gets. Day One: August 3 , 2000 . . .

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If I remember correctly , Wilson's Outdoor Equipment , Jackson Tn. ?

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7 minutes ago, gstallons said:

If I remember correctly , Wilson's Outdoor Equipment , Jackson Tn. ?

"Wilson's Outdoor Equipment , Jackson Tn."

Wow! Yes! A Mister Ben Curlin. What a fine gentleman and all around stellar person.  :sun:

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Took red out for a spin, with the sun showing itself this weekend, but just rode 4 miles down the local clear-premium gas station.  She runs sweet, but she’s wanting to idle at about 800-900 rpm, so i may bump it up.  Shop tune vs road test…

Adjusted the valves on Greenie.  Was musing about why all the locks nut were so brutally tight, then remembered that despite her age she’s only got about 1500 miles, so thats got to be the 23yr old factory valve setting/torque.  Not surprisingly they were not that far off.  If i was going to ride it hard I’d account/hedge just a little for the break-in, but I just set them to normal specs as it won’t be getting a lot of miles in the near or longer term.  

Old valve cover gaskets came off in pieces, much of it staying adhered to the cover, requiring some effort and time to get it all cleaned up.  And rounded up some replacement M6 bolts for the generator cover.  Between work, broken arms, and remodeling projects, she’s coming along slowly but surely…

anyone know a good wheel cleaner product?  Old topic, but the S100 wheel stuff i have isn’t working on the Duc spoked wheel rims (black rims), and arguably is making it worse.  The spoke spacing makes them a real chore to clean and an ideal candidate for a spray on miracle product, if there’s one that will work for that kind of surface, an almost eggshell black. 

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I've been waiting to fill my rear drive until my Chevron Delo Gear ESI 85w140 came in. Today was the day. First thing I noticed is that considering the labelled viscosity, it seems pretty loose in the container. Far sloshier than a heavy conventional gear oil. <wary look>
Visually it's darkish golden, not much different than other lubes. No particular smell. I added ~255-260cc to my dry, clean gearbox. While hard to see through the fill hole, it's quite obviously far above the 'level plug' on the back of the box, and someone has probably figured out before that the level hole *might* be correct if it was horizontal to the ground with the axle. 
Turning the wheel, the oil appears thinner than the Redline heavy shockproof I had in it, as well as the Lucas/moly additive just lastly. But it also carries up the gear well and leaves a heavier coat than I expected. 
All my research says this should be as good as it gets, and has alien magical properties unknown to lesser oils. 
I'd say 'we'll see' about how well it works, but truth is there hasn't been any shortcoming in previous oils to compare to. <shrug> I feel good about it, which is about all we ever get to say about gear oils. quart-224504-delo-gear-esi-85w140-311x31

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For what it's worth. I bought a case of 12.

Subtotal:

$96.78 USD

Shipping:

$32.00 USD

FL STATE TAX - FLORIDA:

$0.00 USD

Grand Total:

$128.78 USD

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 I bought the beautiful billet shifter/brake levers from Harper's not long after I bought the bike. Somewhere along the way I've noticed that there's more play in the pivot bushings of the shifter than I like, so I ordered new bushings. Upon disassembly and inspection, I found that the stock (most likely stock) bolt is 110mm long, and leaves just about 10mm of threads on the bushing side of the inner nutplate/mount. So the threads and bushing on the inside are hammered. I ordered a new Stainless bolt from McMaster 120mm long, which should get the threads out of the bushing, though I'll have to trim the length of the threads once installed. 

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https://www.mcmaster.com/92290A805/

While there, I pulled back the rubbers from the shift linkage and packed them with the open gear/cable grease I use for my driveshaft splines. They were in fine shape anyway.

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On 5/18/2022 at 2:04 AM, Joe said:

I've only owned the bike for a short time but I think the Rosso Mandello is gorgeous version of the V11. Ventura recommends facing the bag forward for weight distribution and aerodynamics. Clearly it looks like I need to order a smaller EVO bag, but I like the fact that the mounting system design lets you see the bike when used. I don't plan on using a tank bag for the same reason. I sport toured back in the day on a brand new silver 2001 V11 Sport with Techno bags and large tank bag, in a new season I guess. 

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I didnt like the look of the rack when not in use so removed it. I need to buy the short connector pipe that links the uprights for use when not carrying luggage.

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4 minutes ago, NicoNZ said:

I didnt like the look of the rack when not in use so removed it. I need to buy the short connector pipe that links the uprights for use when not carrying luggage.

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This is the short link pipe on my ST 

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On 5/31/2022 at 4:52 PM, NicoNZ said:

I didnt like the look of the rack when not in use so removed it. I need to buy the short connector pipe that links the uprights for use when not carrying luggage.

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Is that a V11 with a sissybar? 🤔

New Zealand certainly does their own thing...

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On 6/1/2022 at 9:52 AM, NicoNZ said:

I didn't like the look of the rack when not in use so removed it. I need to buy the short connector pipe that links the uprights for use when not carrying luggage.

I'm guessing that is a Ventura rack on your bike.

Dold Industries (manufacturer of Ventura Luggage Racks) is in Hamilton, just down the road from you. You could get their Grab Handle (GH14/16/B) that is designed to fit when that big pack rack is removed.

Moto Guzzi 1100 V11 Sport (00-02) – Dold Industries

 

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On 5/29/2022 at 5:02 AM, Pressureangle said:

 I bought the beautiful billet shifter/brake levers from Harper's not long after I bought the bike. Somewhere along the way I've noticed that there's more play in the pivot bushings of the shifter than I like, so I ordered new bushings. Upon disassembly and inspection, I found that the stock (most likely stock) bolt is 110mm long, and leaves just about 10mm of threads on the bushing side of the inner nutplate/mount. So the threads and bushing on the inside are hammered. I ordered a new Stainless bolt from McMaster 120mm long, which should get the threads out of the bushing, though I'll have to trim the length of the threads once installed. 
While there, I pulled back the rubbers from the shift linkage and packed them with the open gear/cable grease I use for my driveshaft splines. They were in fine shape anyway.

I found the bolt threaded too much on my bike as well. The lever inner bush was riding on threads, so was quite worn. I fitted a new bolt with more plain shank. Also the previous owner had added a grease nipple, which I thought was a good idea.

https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/19580-lucky-phil-extender-mod/&do=findComment&comment=212829

I'd like to know more about the rubbers you mention. I'd like to see what was done so I can do that too.

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On 5/28/2022 at 12:02 PM, Pressureangle said:

 I bought the beautiful billet shifter/brake levers from Harper's not long after I bought the bike. Somewhere along the way I've noticed that there's more play in the pivot bushings of the shifter than I like, so I ordered new bushings. Upon disassembly and inspection, I found that the stock (most likely stock) bolt is 110mm long, and leaves just about 10mm of threads on the bushing side of the inner nutplate/mount. So the threads and bushing on the inside are hammered. I ordered a new Stainless bolt from McMaster 120mm long, which should get the threads out of the bushing, though I'll have to trim the length of the threads once installed. 

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https://www.mcmaster.com/92290A805/

While there, I pulled back the rubbers from the shift linkage and packed them with the open gear/cable grease I use for my driveshaft splines. They were in fine shape anyway.

When I look at the threads, thread pitch mismatch comes to mind.

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On 5/31/2022 at 4:52 PM, NicoNZ said:

I didnt like the look of the rack when not in use so removed it. I need to buy the short connector pipe that links the uprights for use when not carrying luggage.

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I bet your pillion rider is an aerialist?

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11 hours ago, MartyNZ said:

I found the bolt threaded too much on my bike as well. The lever inner bush was riding on threads, so was quite worn. I fitted a new bolt with more plain shank. Also the previous owner had added a grease nipple, which I thought was a good idea.

https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/19580-lucky-phil-extender-mod/&do=findComment&comment=212829

I'd like to know more about the rubbers you mention. I'd like to see what was done so I can do that too.

I have a '97 1100 Sport-i, which has the 5 speed transmission. I don't think you have the same ends on the linkage; the rubbers on mine simply push over a ring on the pivot housing.

As a technical point, the shift lever bushes come out like a debutante with a 1/8" pipe tap.

I really should have taken another picture...the new bushes protruded from the shifter ends a mm or so, and instead of trimming them I fitted a 10mm viton sealing washer to each end as a spacer and seal to keep the grease in. :) proud of myself like a 4th grader.

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