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Apparently Aprilia Moto Guzzi in Portland, OR closed? They're still listed in the Find Dealer page on the Guzzi site, and their website is still up, but all of my phone calls go straight to voicemail.

I haven't been able to find any other source for service/parts in the Pacific Northwest. Any suggestions?

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Swooshdave should be along momentarily to advise . . .

What are you looking to accomplish (parts, service, specifics)?

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Service, if it's close enough. But definitely parts.

Right now I've got a '98 EV11 with a broken clutch cable that I need to replace.

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Is that something would be within your personal "Wrench-Range?"  :luigi:

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4 minutes ago, docc said:

Is that something would be within your personal "Wrench-Range?"  :luigi:

Yeah, finding the right part is the hard part.

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5 minutes ago, padarjohn said:

Yeah, finding the right part is the hard part.

Here are three reliable US parts sources. You can check the online availability with the first two, but best to actually call them on the phone to confirm availability and advice about fitment. The third has a reliable website, but they probably don't have much-if-any hands-on knowledge of your EV (or our V11) . . .

MG Cycle in Wisconsin (Gordon)

Harper's Moto Guzzi, Missouri (Curtis)

AF1 Racing, Texas

Often one will have something the others don't. Downloading a "Parts Fiche" and referencing the part number you need is helpful . . .

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Here is a source for parts catalogs. Not sure which applies to your '98 EV ( not in my paygrade ). . . :huh:

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/moto_guzzi_tonti_spare_parts_catalogs___exploded_parts_diagrams___parts_fiche.html

But, seriously, actually calling Gordon or Curtis will get you to the bottom of it pretty quickly!

I haven't worked on an EV, but suspect a clutch cable change could require tank removal (?) . . .

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22 minutes ago, docc said:

Here is a source for parts catalogs. Not sure which applies to your '98 EV ( not in my paygrade ). . . :huh:

http://www.thisoldtractor.com/moto_guzzi_tonti_spare_parts_catalogs___exploded_parts_diagrams___parts_fiche.html

But, seriously, actually calling Gordon or Curtis will get you to the bottom of it pretty quickly!

I haven't worked on an EV, but suspect a clutch cable change could require tank removal (?) . . .

You might be able to pull the new one through attached to the end of the old one docc and avoid the tank off.

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Optimum Performance Motorsports is a MG dealer in Kirkland/Totem Lake (the "eastside" of Seattle). 

Here is a link

Cheers,

Bob

 

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9 minutes ago, Bbennett said:

Optimum Performance Motorsports is a MG dealer in Kirkland/Totem Lake (the "eastside" of Seattle). 

Here is a link

Cheers,

Bob

 

I do not see "Parts" on the website. Am I missing something?

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Were they owned by the same owner as Ducati Seattle and Hinshaw's in Auburn? If so, he got into serious financial trouble and the bank swooped in and carted everything off before locking the doors.

EDIT: Apparently not, according to this article: https://www.redmond-reporter.com/business/financial-turmoil-contributed-to-ducati-redmond-closure-records-show/

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20 hours ago, docc said:

Here are three reliable US parts sources. You can check the online availability with the first two, but best to actually call them on the phone to confirm availability and advice about fitment. The third has a reliable website, but they probably don't have much-if-any hands-on knowledge of your EV (or our V11) . . .

MG Cycle in Wisconsin (Gordon)

Harper's Moto Guzzi, Missouri (Curtis)

AF1 Racing, Texas

Often one will have something the others don't. Downloading a "Parts Fiche" and referencing the part number you need is helpful . . .

So it turns out I had already reached out to MG Cycle. Gordon got back to me today and says that this is the correct part:
  http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=135_136&products_id=90
But we already have one that looks just like it, and it's too short. The description says it's 63.25"+3.25". ThisOldTractor.com doesn't have a parts catalog for this bike, but I managed to find this:
  https://www.parts-motoguzzi.com/moto-guzzi-motorcycles/1100-MOTO-GUZZI-MOTORCYCLES/CALIFORNIA/1998/California-EV-V11-EV-USA-/
According to that, the part number is 03093000. One domestic site shows it as 58.5" + 4" (and wants $90 for it).  But a document I found on a French Moto Guzzi site indicates it's 1593 mm x 1440 mm (62.7" x 56.7", or 56.7" + 6"), which sounds a whole lot closer to what we need:
  https://languedocmotosrenov.com/pdf/cables/Embrayage.pdf

I'm praying we can find the original to compare it to. Unfortunately, the process is basically break-the-cable/order-new-part/wait-for-part/find-time-to-work-on-it/install-new-cable. Unfortunately, with typical Oregon winters and personal schedules, that second-last step takes a while. I'm afraid that someone threw away the old cable somewhere along the line. :(

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I got a custom throttle cable from Barnett's a few months ago . All they need is a little discussion , application and your old cable . Give 'em a try !

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Try Stein Dinse they have 3 options. The -Z part numbers are aftermarket equivalents.Outer 159.9 cm inner 144.5 cm. (62' and 61/64ths by 56' and 57/64ths )  

https://www.stein-dinse.biz/advanced_search_result.php?inc_subcat=1&keywords=03093000&x=9&y=5&categories_id=

Ciao

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22 hours ago, docc said:

I do not see "Parts" on the website. Am I missing something?

Docc - padajohn said he was seeking "service/parts" in his initial post

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