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That's the last straw!



*FART-eenth South'n Spine Raid at your place! :mg:


(Glad you found her by the roadside . . . none of us could likely resist her charms . . . ) :oldgit:

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Bring it on!  We have 421 through Shady Valley, Hwy 58 out of Damascus and good roads down to Hot Springs!  Heck, maybe a few more Guzzi will pop up on the road side. :rolleyes:   But I am going to try and make it, I need to block the calendar.


I think a complete tear down is in order, so far nothing is frozen on it, and it is complete, that is what I like about it.  The exhaust is not original, so in my eyes it can be replaced, one crash bar is bent, I think the rear shocks are toast, I could not get it on the center stand last night.


It will be a fun project, a good Blue Ridge Parkway bike, maybe I can get her done by next fall.

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 I could not get it on the center stand last night.

There's actually a trick to putting a loop on the center stand. I forget what it is, but it isn't intuitive..

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  • 3 years later...

OK, be honest, who gave up on me and this Bike?

Not done yet, made a lot a progress a few years ago, but got distracted.  I will be back on it in a month or two as soon as I get my workshop cleaned out and organized so I can get her in it and finish it.

All new paint, powder coated the frame, forks, swing-arm, etc.  Rebuilt the engine (new piston and liners, rebuilt heads) did some transmission work, new wiring, a few custom touches here and there.

A few issues I need to work out, rear wheel is dragging on something, I put new bearings in and shimmed them, I think I just need to shim the wheel, have the shims, just need to play with it.  Bevel gear box is leaking at the input, I think I might have forgotten the o-ring, have new o-rings to put in if that is the case.  I had some transfer on the inside of the left fork, I need to pull it apart and see if I can get rid of the transfer material, right now the fork is locked up, have a spare set of forks, but would need to powder coat the lower if I do replace it.

Hoping to to be riding her this spring.

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And the right tank, have a backup tank on there now.

And the V11 replacement, I finally got back into riding some last year, Love the Quota, just had to play with the timing some to get it running well below 4k rpm.

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