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  1. Enjoying myself with the 1164ccm, rear part cleared. CF fender and a homemade protection plate fitted. Woud anybody know what fork holders are mounted? Moving forward on the bike. And what was inside the tranny when doing the Chuck spring [emoji85]. None of the metal parts, bits was hardened, gears undamaged The ss bolt, how the H ? Tranny worked fine, but she was charging 18V, so not many km this season. Beliveing tranny had plenty of Molycote, took some to clean the level glass. Taking care of that in hibernation time, and will she come back to a Greenie? Cheers Tom. Sent fra min SM-A525F via Tapatalk
    11 points
  2. I've been lurking on this site for a long time,only a member for the last couple of years since I got my new to me 2003 V11 Lemans VIN ZGUKTCxx73M111236 I always struggled posting images to this site, so I never entered my Lemans in the registry. Today's the day I recently stumbled on Docc's excellent instructions on how to post images in the gallery, I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was. Once again,Tks Docc for taking such good care of us My 2003 V11 Lemans,was originally purchased at Blackfoot Motorsports in Calgary,Alberta, Canada. The bike led a sheltered life only accumulating 6K kms., the owner & the V11 relocated to Kemptville, Ontario, Canada 6-7 yrs ago, where the bike was listed for sale, only an hour from my house. I never actually saw the V11Lemans when it was for sale close by,although I spoke to the owner selling it many times. Long story short, it slipped through my fingers and ended up in a living room as a display piece in Toronto Ontario, 3-4 hrs away. I kept tabs on the bike and contacted the new owner,and through a bizarre set of circumstances,I received a phone call one day out of the blue,the owner of the V11 told me if I could get down there with cash on the weekend while his girlfriend was out of town I could buy the bike;which I did,lol. I own 3 Tonti frame bikes,which I find much easier to work on and more organic and graceful in their design compared to the spine frames;but I've done a ton of niggly little jobs on the bike and I'm growing to love my V11,it is indeed a rocketship compared to my Tontis. What I've come to love and appreciate about the spine frames and my V11,is learning about Dr John and his passion and dedication in it's development. Seeing the design sketches by Marabese, adds to the provenance and my appreciation of this rolling piece of guzzi art history. I've adjusted the MPH risers dozens of times and it's still a frustrating exercise getting just the perfect set up. I often think of Todd Haven (rip) and how choked up Mike Haven was when I dealt with him in obtaining this special piece of kit for my bike. Pete with his Roper plate & the project by members here to get them made. Lucky Phil's tranny improvements & shift linkage extension & Chuck stepping up to get them made and distributed. Everyone that was involved in the shift spring development and manufacture. It's heartwarming to know,that so many passionate people have been involved in the background in making my V11 Lemans, the special motorcycle it is. Gratitude to Jaap's vision & dedication for giving us all this playground, so the magic can happen.
    10 points
  3. Hey guys. Thank you! I was the 30amp fuse. Though there we no visible signs that it had burnt out, I removed the old one, used WD40 connector cleaner and a toothbrush, put in the new fuse and voila - revving I get over 14v. Thinking the issue was maybe just a dirty connector, I put the old fuse back in and only got just above 12v. So looks like it definitely was the fuse.
    9 points
  4. @stewgnu shared this stunning image of his nicely modded Carryover Sport . . . @Guzzimax's Carryover Sport nicely compared to his beautiful silver RedFrame clearly showing the longer frame in front of the short tank: @motortouring's 2002 ("Pre-Carryover?) Sport: @LaGrasta's 2003 Carryover Sport . . .
    8 points
  5. Gots them too. Oldest rider award.. Yeah, it's stylish. Looks and sounds a lot like bikes I rode as a kid without the constant hassle.. very pleasant to ride. Slowly.
    7 points
  6. 2001 Moto Guzzi Rosso Mandello V11 Sport #49. 16k miles. Has Mistral crossover and Exan (Italian) carbon exhaust with removable baffle that sounds amazing. Power commander. Also has a Penske rear shock. Otherwise it is well maintained and original. Starts and runs great and has good Michelin Pilot Power 4 tires. Has a few small paint marks in tank from normal use. Only selling as I have wrist issues and can no longer sit on it for as long as I would like. I have original literature, letter of authenticity, parts manual, and workshop manual for the bike. Video of it running. https://youtu.be/2FSHFHEjas4 Bike is located in Mazomanie, WI. More than happy to work with shippers if needed. I have shipped and received bikes in the past. $6200 obo
    6 points
  7. There is a story to this bike and i wont get the straight story from the seller, that's for sure. He bought it 4/08, per bill of sale, and the title is dated 3/09, but the title is still in the original sellers name. The mileage typed in on the front of the title says 9843, but written in on the back where it when it was transferred is 11,283. Registration expired in 2015, so how did my seller register it without a title in his name? I dont have a clue. And even more bewildering is the title says 2004 bike, but both VIN and you guys say it is a 2001, which I agree with. How did that happen? Don't have a clue. Front tire is from 2004 so that is maybe just a coincidence, with the milage on this bike idk if it was changed after just three years of minimal riding, but could have been a road hazard. DMV says I am good to go with my bill of sale which I have. They will retitle and register it for me with normal fees. I will ask them about the year though. A lot of questions about this thing but it sure is pretty. Hopefully getting it for $2700 will soften the pain of any surprises.
    6 points
  8. Thank you, gentleman. Such kind words. I'm fond of saying I am more of a custodian than a "moderator." Just keeping things tidied up and uncluttered as best as I may. I do recall my older brother once telling me (I have no idea if this has any basis in fact) that Merlin, of King Arthur fame, was not a "wizard' at all, but was possessed of a good memory and used it to effect solutions for others throughout his life. So, yeah, I try to remember where others have advised us, often expertly, throughout our forum's history and guide others to, or gather and present, the archival content. In that light, "moderator" seems a bit stifling and "custodian" perhaps a bit underpaid. "Wizard DeLuxe " has a nice ring to it . . .
    6 points
  9. I worked on a Ford P-up for hours after pulling the fuse , holding it up to the light and it looked PERFECT . Pushed it back into the fuse panel and wasted the afternoon searching for the problem . Came back w/a test light to find out I had no power on the other side of the fuse . Installed a new fuse and problem was cured. There are fuses w/LEDs to indicate a blown fuse . Get them ! They are lifesavers . Just remove the fuse cover and look for a light . When you are looking at a fuse panel w/30 fuses , it narrows things down fast .
    6 points
  10. Aprilia Mana. 850cc SOHC, single throttlebody, 'L' twin, electronically controlled CVT with three automatic ride modes and one 'False Manual' seven speed mode controlled either by a foot lever or buttons n the left switch cluster. It makes low to mid seventies HP and has an absolutely flat torque curve. Mine, at the time that photo was taken about 12 years ago, had all the factory 'Fruit' on it. The bags, screen, top box etc. we're all expensive Aprilia branded accessories but I was a service agent at the time so I got them. In keeping with my usual practice I've spent money on suspension and brakes. The original forks were awful but a set of fully adjustables off a Gen2 Tuono, revalved and sprung, fixed up the front and the back wears a fully adjustable Hyperpro. Front brakes are 100mm radial Brembos with HH pads in place of the original 80mm no-names. It stops and handles very well! They were made from 2008 to 2014, from 2010 onwards you could get the GT model with a very effective frame mounted fairing. I had one in the US and completed a 14,000 mile tour that was enormous fun on it. A genuine 'Orphan' you can pick them up for next to nothing. They are a superb little motorbike. Very reliable and although there are a couple of big ticket service items, (Belt and valve adjustment.) these have very long intervals. You'll pry mine from my cold dead fingers!
    6 points
  11. I'm and idiot! I was confident the tires and air pressure are good because, "I know what low tire pressure feels like!" No. The pressure was down front and back. Probably due to the drop in temps and having not ridden the bike since warm weather. I'm an idiot for having not checked it at the nearest station! Hopefully I'll get another chance to test before snow!
    6 points
  12. This is the place to list what you, as a member here, have for sale. "PLEASE READ! 1. Registered members can post personal ads here." Links to Commercial products should be posted in " Commercial Ads " ( "Dealer's (or commercial enterprises') ads only.") If you wish to start a discussion about a V11 listed for sale online or on another website, please post it in 24/7 V11 or on this thread:
    6 points
  13. Rebuilt the slightly dragging rear Brembo on my '03 Le Mans Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
    6 points
  14. You don't make this one then we're having a SpineRaid between the lifts in your shop!
    6 points
  15. With so very few images and next to no description, it can be a challenge to critique an offering like this. Yet, who can resist? Lots to love: original mirrors, fenders, tail/tag light. Original turn signals including the front "width spacers." Those look like original grips! Very clean original exhaust with MG accessory "For Off Road Use Only" round carbon fiber canisters (probably made by Mistral), complete with the riveted tags! Correct color matched MG accessory flyscreen by Stucchi Luigi/Mandello. All four elusive "Eagle badges" appear to be present. The correct, red Champion spark plug caps have the correct, original black band. That the vacuum tap tubing is still present makes me curious if the entire fuel evap system/ charcoal canisters are still in place under the seat. (Along with a bank of original Seimens relays?) Spark 500 (original) battery? Along with the rear rack, there are TEKNO pannier racks (an original MG accessory). Any word if the panniers, themselves come with the sale?
    6 points
  16. I am very much interested in making May Kentucky Month -- tho the thought of any centerfolds from this bunch skeers me. Anyway, as those who care know -- an exceedingly small group -- I have ridden for many years twice to Kentucky annually: in late May (Memorial Day weekend) and late September for "Mutton Runs." As I ride exclusively on entertaining backroads vice the slab, the most practical way to make both of these events is to do the sSSR first, then head up to Daviess County. That mean$ lodging co$t$ ju$t as $everal of our 13 (ga$p) grandkid$ have birthday$. The days of those little shixes being happy with empty boxes are long gone. Moto Guzzis are my hobby; buying things for grandkids is Kathi's. As my newest Guzzi is a 2017 model, guess who spends more. 😳 The biggest impediment to being gone that long at that time of year as it's prime weed-growing season! That sounds like a joke, but I'll need to hire a bush hog instead of my zero-turn if I don't get lucky. I only wish that dandelions and the like were cash crops. I can mooch for a few days in Eddyville with an old friend, and possibly with some other unsuspecting high-school or college friends -- tho Kathi has a no-fly list that includes a Greensburg redhead from days of yore -- that I might lean on for free lodging between the events. Still, a 1500-mile roundtrip -- something like the map here -- is otherwise enticing. I sent a PM to Joe about that cabin's room, but if that is taken or all of this is in my too-hard-do box, I'll reserve a room now at the lodge and cancel if I must later. Bill P.S. I am still licensed to practice law in Kentucky, but as an officially retired Old Flatulent and "Senior Counselor," I'm exempt from paying bar dues. If any of you end up wearing an orange suit, I can return to "active duty" for your court appearance and would only charge you those bar dues.
    6 points
  17. Pretty sure this was only valid in proximity to the purchase. My original purchase was August 3, 2000. The "Important Recall Notice" I have is dated December 15, 2003. About a year before, I was telling folks my Sport wasn't shifting right. I was fortunate to be directed to this forum that has become The World's Foremost Experts on the V11 Moto Guzzi.
    6 points
  18. Really does make a difference. Recent purchase of my 48,000 Mi 07 Norge and while I love it and it reminds me of riding in the 1970's bike, it felt kinda raw and in a torquey tractor way, powerful. Finally got around to having decent 40ish degree F sunny weather to get into the garage to do my first CARC Throttle body balance and TPS reset using new tools on Hi Ho Silver w/48,000 Miles. With my new Carbtune in hand and Guzzidiag connected I got'er done. S M O O T H... even as it was not that far out of compliance and pretty easy to do now in the rear view mirror. Would have been very challenging to accomplish it without A LOT of reading, some new tools and guiding insight from some very helpful individuals who write directions quite well. Something very difficult to do.
    6 points
  19. The real answer is lucky phil is the winner. His excellent thread on the spring replacement said to ensure precise adjustment of the eccentric prior to re-fitting- which i took note of and realised was my problem when it wouldn’t shift after (the second) installment. There’s not much room for error.
    6 points
  20. Short version is that stewgnu is the winner, long version is weeks of aggravation After numerous take off and reinstalls of the selector box and sending it back and forth to Hamlin, a gentlemen named Dave Blue who worked for Guzzi for years came by and completely disassembled/reassembled the selector box and adjusted eccentric starting from scratch. He cant understand how it worked fine for 6K miles when it was way out. Dave was passing thru and had to leave so I reassembled and it shifted much better but was not returning to center every time and we knew center spring was good. This is where it gets Guzzi weird, I took off shifter box one last time to see if I could see anything obviously wrong, nothing. I reassembled it with the intent of burning it if I couldn't get it corrected. Went on a ride and shifted perfectly and has for 600 miles now. Good grief.
    6 points
  21. Other than riding Guzzis, of course! Election news gets understandable first place in the media here today, but this also made our local daily, the Winchester Star! 😄 If you care, here’s a link to the “rest of the story," which even has some Guzzi content. Old Guy Collects Flags Bill P.S. Apropos the second part of this post's title, the newspaper reporter who wrote the story collects ... drum roll, please ... sink stoppers! Yes, really. Has 600 of them! Made me seem darn near normal.
    6 points
  22. As an addendum, After installing my gears I developed a front seal leak. I blamed it on the seal, but it turned out to be the seal between the spacer and crankshaft. There's an o-ring inside the spacer sitting in a groove that I didn't see- which was hardened and came out in pieces- and on my '97 there is also a tapered relief in the crank end which was perfect to fit another o-ring as insurance. See # 7 & 8.
    6 points
  23. Hey, 2S-R I have her twin sister. Without the ferry tho Paul B
    6 points
  24. I haven't received my injectors back for install and testing yet, but I got the report back from Injector RX. Although I didn't have any 'symptoms' from poor fueling, I'm sure there'll be a noticeable improvement in smoothness from equalizing vacuum and therefore throttle balance, as well as better throttle response and top end power (a little). A 10% difference at WOT is huge. I'm impressed and pleased with their reporting. $46.00 including return postage, so about $55 round trip.
    5 points
  25. Chuck posted a photo of his bike on WG. It's a stylish thing. I think Chuck probably wears tweed now and smokes a pipe when he rides.
    5 points
  26. I try to mention Docc as often as I can,and I did at the top of my post,but I agree with you,it would be impossible for me to sing his praises and accolades too often or fervently. This place & our bikes wouldn't run as smoothly as they do if it wasn't for Docc,the master craftsman and resident expert of all things V11. For an electrical luddite like myself,Docc's intimate knowledge of the V11,and his patient methodical analysis and eagerness to help us work through problems and gather and organize the right information, and point us in the right direction,is invaluable. The V11s are a new motorcycle mystery to me,it's extremely confidence inspiring,knowing that Docc is there to hold my hand and spoon feed me the right stuff to keep my bike in fine running order. Words can't express my gratitude for Docc's sage guidance.
    5 points
  27. 2003 Carryover Sport configuration: 2002 "Long Frame" with early "Short Tank" (chin pad/external fuel pump/filter) and white-face Veglia gauges driven by the "angle drives." Wrinkly, crinkly, fragile black engine/driveline paint. 40mm forks. No front exhaust crossover pipe or "Long Tank" (internal pump/filter), no "tube driven" black-face ITI/hUR instruments, no 43m forks, no left/right turn indicators without a "battery" light. No tight "satin" black driveline paint. (all common to true&actual 2003 and later V11). These are purely 2002 specification V11 that were sold as 2003 "transition" models . . .
    5 points
  28. And the hundreds of hours docc puts in to keep it all going!
    5 points
  29. Adjusted the shifter pedal one more time and took a ride. 45F. Shifted really well, stiffer and crisper.
    5 points
  30. as docc suggests.... "crankcase vent tube and its connection at the top of that junction" - eliminate this possible first. 8 out of 10 leaks in the area you are referring to come from cracks in the vent tube. As an added benefit you'll be seeing to a known issue these bikes have, even if it's not the source.
    5 points
  31. That's my dopamine hit for the week They are on and (basically) adjusted. Should be fine. They are long on purpose. I will shorten as necessary when I fit them. Venhill USA has everything for the cablemaker in the shed. Buy extras of everything because trial and error is going to happen I hope everyone has a peaceful and blessed holiday. cdr
    5 points
  32. While not a Guzzi, the description nails Italian V's: "I’ve recently grown fonder of Italian Vees, and the 900 motor is the star of the show for me. While the Americans seem to be chasing the elusive power curve of a Caterpillar dump truck and the Japanese are hunting some kind of 20,000 rpm torque-free dream, the Italians are developing engines that punch you in the face with power at a useable rpm, and breathe deep enough that you don’t need 15 gear ratios to keep the bike in the powerband. The Dorso’s 900 V-Twin delivers a perfect example of a wide and smooth—but not bland—power curve that has a useful, enjoyable hit down low but carries you long through the shift point." https://www.citybike.com/bikes/aprilia-dorsoduro-900-review/
    5 points
  33. Music from Vince at Ruapuna.
    5 points
  34. Here the side cover of my V11 Sport. Production year 2001. (I dive into the month later this day)
    5 points
  35. Glad you regained control, @MattiGuzzi ! Good advice, already (rear brake, tire condition, road hazard). It also occurs to me to suggest inspecting the lower shock eye. They are prone to breaking on the Sachs shock, and that the swingarm pivot bolt can get corroded and seize. Also, to remove the rear wheel and inspect the wheel bearings. Failed rear wheel bearings can cause unexpected/unwanted shifts in the wheel position.
    5 points
  36. Well, we are THE V11 LeMans forum. RedFrameTrash , like me, are just lucky to have a place to park back in the corner . . .
    5 points
  37. at this point in "LeMans" evolution I'd say it's just a fairing and a sticker. I see why a Sport is a Sport but I don't understand why the earlier spines, the faired 1100 SportI, Spot, etc were not called LeMans. What were they waiting for, the '02 version? My BMV has no LeMans designation so my LM is titled "Sport" ....and the very early LM's had a quarter fairing.
    5 points
  38. What docc said, clockwise / turned in is more dampening. More dampening is slowing down movement of the fork in that direction, so the compression adjuster turned all the way in would be maximum compression dampening and the slowest compression of the fork it can do. The rebound adjuster turned all the way in would be maximum rebound dampening, meaning the rebound of the forks would be as slow as possible. Normally the reference point is the adjuster screwed all the way in as that is a positive stop where the needle hits the seat. When you turn the adjuster out, counter-clockwise, there is often not a positive stop as the needle is simply moving away from the seat. So where it stops is not always identical on one unit to another. It should be, but maybe it isn't. But turned all the way in, all the way clockwise, will always be the same because in that direction it stops when the needle hits the seat. Usually on the street you want as little dampening as you need to control suspension motion. At least that is my take. But if I paid someone who knows more than I do to re-valve the forks I would start with the adjusters where ever they put them. I would turn them all the way in, counting how many clicks out they are, and then put them back to that. From there I would adjust them in or out as required for best results. You could then use that info to have further adjustments made to the valving. If you had to turn the compression adjuster in to get the desired ride quality that would mean the valving maybe needs to be a little firmer, for example. @LaGrasta, just so you know, without blocking off the bypass holes as @guzzlersaid he had done you may find the adjuster has very little impact on compression dampening except in the last inch or so of travel (when the piston has gone by the bypass holes). By blocking off the bypass holes you force more oil to pass through either the valving in the piston or the adjuster. Without blocking off the bypass holes the fork oil is pretty much free to bypass the valving and the adjuster until the piston goes past the bypass holes, which is in about the last inch of suspension travel. The forks can work much better with one or more of those bypass holes blocked off. This seems to be mainly the earlier 40mm forks. I don't think the later 43mm forks have the same issue. But it is hard to say for sure, as has been mentioned you never know which parts are on a given Guzzi.
    5 points
  39. 5 points
  40. Here's mine, no makeup or expensive jewelry.
    5 points
  41. Machined the blanks yesterday. I have to rework the form tool a little, but should get them formed today. Most likely done tomorrow.. 4 are spoken for. Send me a PM with your mailing address if you want one. $50 plus actual mailing cost.
    5 points
  42. I found the video on youtube that I mentioned above, copied in a link below. I don't bother with releasing the fuel pressure first like he does, I just wrap the whole works in a rag to catch any fuel. Thousands of guzzzi owners are indebted to this video poster for solving one of life's greatest mysteries.
    5 points
  43. 5 points
  44. Update, the cottage is booked for the Spring Spine Raid, so we definitely have space for "repairs".
    5 points
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