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  1. This is the second time I ran into @activpop at the Portland Cars and Coffee. Last time he was on I believe his Stelvio? Anyways this time he brought a proper Guzzi. I had the kiddo with me so no riding. We had one of those sneaky warm days (high was about 75F later in the day) in the early Spring. They are always welcome. The bike looks and sounds fantastic. The Titaniums are definitely not as loud as Mistrals but not everyone has to be a hooligan. One of these days I'll unbury the V11 and bring it out too.
    13 points
  2. Titanium canisters not shown in this stunning view.
    9 points
  3. Docc, your reputation is renowned throughout the realm.
    7 points
  4. Finished, now weather and tuning. ECU been a trip to C Jefferies. We like clean ladies. Cheers Tom. Sent fra min SM-S906B via Tapatalk
    7 points
  5. Silly I know, but I wanted to say thanks to all of you. It's nice to have similar passionate people to discuss details that only we'd understand. Roll on!
    7 points
  6. Well, ok.. I'll photobomb you.. We were in the path of totality, so had a cookout/eclipse party. My last apprentice, Austin..now the Indiana MGNOC rep, took these pix. As we approached totality, I went to the house and got my birding binoculars. It "appeared" that we could see eruptions around the corona. The temp dropped 12 degrees, colors changed, and the breeze we had been having dropped to dead calm. Crickets cricketed. I thought, "I wonder what it would look like from the air?" Quickly opened the hanger door, did a preflight, grabbed my flying jacket, silk scarf, and aviator cap, kicked the tires and lit the fires. The spring greens were a different shade, and it looked like a wall of rain 2 miles to the west. The above picture is looking west. When we got there, though, it still looked like rain ahead. Not a ripple in the air. Awesome. You can see some of the effect in this picture taxiing in. Shadows appeared to be cut out of cardboard, and the colors were still "off.: Truly a once in a lifetime experience.. it was good for me.
    6 points
  7. My Veglia instruments have been rejuvenated; Here's the before, and after the ministration of "CasadiMoto.com" in Germany. The Tachometer which was previously not steady is allegedly fixed. The pointers which color was washed out white were repainted orange. Cherry on top, the Odometer shows 33160 miles instead of 33162 when it left Texas!
    6 points
  8. Apologies for the radio silence this past few weeks but had to travel to NZ to sell a house and pack shit up. Back in Seattle now. Just posting to say the donation to Medecins Sans Frontiers has been made, as requested by Mr. Roper. Pete, I can email you the donation confirmation if you like... the amount was $220 USD.
    6 points
  9. its been warm enough to go for a few rides with my transformed guzzi... 50s during the day here ... salt is pretty much washed off the roads, though road crews havent fixed the pot holes yet ... stock airbox makes the v11 sounds better, even great, it sounds better ... i don't notice a power difference at all - seems like a totally appropriate and good refit .... rizoma mirrors are awesome (thanks again @Lucky Phil) no wobble, nice coatings, and as you said i have totally forgotten how much they cost and only notice the quality ... maybe my next initiative will be to remap to gain better MPG if possible. Oil change is complete (purchased the oil filter wrech suggested by @gstallons) Bike is running great. just need some better cold weather pants and a baklava for these early spring days.
    6 points
  10. The sticking gasket from the old filter is real and should be check each and every filter change. "Hand Tight" may have applied to external automotive filters, but is a formula for disaster on a V11 . . .
    6 points
  11. My son took these with his phone. We went to 6 flags my other son's treat
    5 points
  12. that should say it all: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2004-moto-guzzi-coppa-italia-4/
    5 points
  13. That sounds like the battery was not being charged and it ran out of electrons. That is a pretty good description of how a motorcycle stops when it is not charging the battery. It could be a bad ground, as mentioned. Or it could be an issue with the headlight circuit, which is the reference circuit for the R/R to charge the battery.
    5 points
  14. I'm looking for back-up offers. I made an agreement with another member who wants the bike, but needs to sell something else first. If he doesn't buy the Nero Corsa by April 15, then it can go to someone else. I'd prefer to deal locally, as I have heaps of original bits and goodies that can go with bike at full price - but will cooperate with shipping if needed. The bike has a California black plate "V11LMNS" that can go with the bike if it's staying in California. Asking price is $8,000 with bags and racks or $7,500 without. Here is a thread I did about the bike, where you can see everything. I have barely ridden it since doing all the work - because I got busy with life and the bike had an intermittent starting problem. I've since replaced the battery with a Shorai, and it does start up now. But I think it still needs attention and a "decent tune-up" Reason for selling... I bought Kindoy's Griso, and am keeping my Scura, along with still too many other bikes. Hard choices... but somebody's got to go. I just put a set of factory Titanium pipes on the bike. These were a used set that I bought from another member. They're in better than average condition, with a couple small dings/rubs. While the above thread documents most everything I did, here is quick list of non-stock bits: Speedhut gauges (GPS speedo) Ghezzi-Brian Carbon Belly Pan Ghezzi-Brian Carbon rear fender Rizoma fluid tanks Pazzo shorty levers Remote clutch bleeder hose Extensive powder-coating Kit Racing Titanium pipes (high hangers come with, but I don't have the small adapters for the hangers) Shorai battery All three bags and rack could be available separately now for $650 if somebody wants them. Hepco Becker fully powdercoated racks, and all three bags - the cool ones with the Moto Guzzi logos, and the paintable panels on the side bags.
    5 points
  15. I am so sorry to share that our member Mikko passed away unexpectedly January 10, 2024. He was an extraordinary fellow and I will surely miss him. R.I.P. Mikko
    5 points
  16. Dress for crashing, not comfort.
    5 points
  17. It's an awesome bike, The most rare and sought after of all the V-11's in my eyes..Even more difficult to find than the Rosso Corsa. I love that Black..and with all the tasteful little touches you always do to your bike..ie; Gauges,Powder coating, etc, and that un-obtainable Exhaust system..along with your attention to detail..it is a prize find. A number of years ago my first V-11..of the Seven I have owned , was your old Greenie which you went thru...An awesome bike that got me hooked on MG Someone will get a Winner!!!
    5 points
  18. Not silly at all. There is not enough of that positive stuff in the world. And yes, the forum is fantastic. I'm glad I found it.
    5 points
  19. Nice! you know your references.. There used to be so-called "gentlemen robbers", who did it in style without any harm to anyone. Those days seem to be long gone. When I look around, I can't help but think that our society has lost a lot of the values we got hammered with at school. I remember that we had "Civic tuition", and were taught how to be courteous with everybody else. I get the feeling there should be more people learning about the healing and peace you get from riding a V11... Lots of unhappy people around!
    5 points
  20. A baklava huh ? Hmmmm. Skip and I were discussing them just a few days ago ! Whether you eat 'em or wear 'em ?
    5 points
  21. I took delivery of this exceptional motorcycle from an exceptional owner yesterday. Drove North with a friend, and had the Stelvio in the trailer. Then on the way South we rode a few choice roads together. For those of you who know the area: Hwy 25 out of Hollister, and the @Chuck 's favorite, the Santa Monica mountains. Thanks again @KINDOY2 - I am completely stoked about this bike.
    5 points
  22. Lovely (potential) ladies and gentlemen. White smoke. The issue has been found! Long story short, I have been changing components left/right so many times now, I lost the baseline. During this process, I had an intermittend spark, which in turn was intermittend again. I got frustrated, cursed, wanted to push the bike into a canal. Decided to start over. Begin at the base I was left off with (which was with the signal wires of the pickup crossed). Put some fuel in her, had a huge backfire (remember the crossed wires?) But hey, the size of the backfire was new. Switched the wires back and BOOM. Started up "like a dream" But why? And then there was it. I had already abused one lithium battery to failure. In the process of getting the fueling so that she would start quick, I jumpered the battery of my V11 onto her. I only used the engine ground (and not the central ground point cable I also engineered into it) and she ran fine (before the head gaskets). The only thing that changed between the last no-run-with-fuel and yesterday's baseline attempt, was I added a central ground wire. I never looked into that because she ran fine without it earlier. Started the bike, removed the ground cable and she died. Repeated 4 times without failure. So yeah, the luck of the bike running without that main ground, turned into a big search later. The real story? I sold my Caponord 1000 two months ago to a friend. Yesterday I received my Aprilia Tuareg 660 AND found out the above. Moral of the story? I just needed a new bike Thanks everyone for thinking along!
    5 points
  23. Our hometown (Barlow) had a solar eclipse in 2017 and 2024 . It was in a pathway for both eclipses . This year's eclipse was spectacular v the one in 2017. I did remember where my Pink Floyd CD was and went back home , retrieved it and put in to play when the big show was taking place . Incredible as it seems , it was the first time hearing it w/o the influence of illegal substances .... hmmmm . The sky was DARK whereas the earlier eclipse turned everything hazy like someone was burning wheat fields . There were people ALL over the place around here from Oregon , Canada , etc. I thought The Beatles had reunited !
    4 points
  24. Speaking with the seller in Florida. Guzzi 1947
    4 points
  25. As hard as I try to learn the playing, sometimes it's more about the dancing . . .
    4 points
  26. As docc said, the air gap is the more important measurement for fork oil. Whatever amount of fork oil it takes to get the air gap where you want it is what you need. It is entirely possible the factory volume spec for fork oil is right for someone. But it could easily be wrong. For me, standard practice when taking forks apart is to measure the air gap, and add fluid to set the air gap back to that measurement when re-filling the forks.
    4 points
  27. Perhaps more relevant from that source, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !"
    4 points
  28. New to me artist. Maybe visited the crossroads? adderall? definitely collagen. seriously tho, the man is connected.
    4 points
  29. Why a Guzzi ? Why a V11? Because life is meant to be ENJOYED not ENDURED... Cheers
    4 points
  30. 820cc Denco modified to 120hk. Bought a new 72 H2, painted it maron, WHAT. Did around 28000km with those 2. The H1, nææh. Cheers Tom. Sent fra min SM-S906B via Tapatalk
    4 points
  31. Finally got a chance to pull her off the stand and get her out on the road, for a run-in-the-sun down to the local ethanol-free gas station. Proof of life. She has a different feel than the Lemans(s), or at least more than I had expected. She starts, idles, and runs sweet, but is a bit more buzzy at some rpm's (pods/airflow/TBS, etc), and I feel as though she's a lot smaller for my tall-ish body than the Lemans, though I know that's mostly in my head. Now back to Goldie, to see if I can get her ready for the June 28 MG gathering at John Day, for my Guzzi buddy to ride (i'll be on Red)
    4 points
  32. Alright, sorry about the stab at humor. Richard Widman's air-cooled engine (Corvair) discussion is still, IMCO, worth sharing. Sure, this input still requires some "extrapolation" to apply to our V11, but ever relevant for air cooled motors. I remain a devotée to Group 5 base oil in the 20W-50 range in my original Moto Guzzi specifications. https://www.widman.biz/uploads/Corvair_oil.pdf
    4 points
  33. I have had two motorcycle crashes. One with a heavy leather jacket/ no armor and the other in leathers with armor. Armor for me, now, in all riding gear. I've seen the difference in impact dispersion.
    4 points
  34. What fork seals are you using? I use these Ariete ARI.023 and the Y type dust seals with the spring on the outside. The dust seal will be something like 40x54.4x 4.6x14. It's written on the seal so you can X ref with Ariete p/n. I also use a very thin home made plastic sleeve for seal protection on the fork slider at the bush end to fit the new seal onto the slider. Make sure you tap the bush in before the seal and spacer. Don't fit them together. The seal should just push into the fork stanchion with a firm downward push on the seal driving tool. No need to hammer anything. Make sure your seal driver isn't a style that pushes down on the critical sealing lip area of the seal. I have a seal driver that I can't use on some seal s even though the driver is the correct size because it's OD isn't quite enough to not interfere with the sealing lip area. Phil
    4 points
  35. All the languages are now a "pot pourri" of many others.... The French have espoused many words from the English language, such as "week-end", even if the pronunciation remains French; the English have also made theirs many words or expressions from European languages, also keeping their own way of saying. I discovered "A tout à l'heure", which means see you later, which English pronunciation makes completely opaque: Toodeloo???? what?
    4 points
  36. I see a list of important words 😅 Let s not forget Hamburger.
    4 points
  37. What a story. Go Engineers!
    4 points
  38. https://www.donohuefuneralhome.com/obituaries/john-wittner
    4 points
  39. The only unhappy people I have ever encountered on V11 did not keep them long . . .
    4 points
  40. I wondered who might wade into these similar words . . . Balaclava is the face covering named for the appearance of Crimean War helmets at the Battle of Balaclava, the site of present day Yalta in the Ukraine on the Black Sea. Baklava being a Middle Eastern sweet pastry. Robbing banks with baklava is sure to make friends!
    4 points
  41. I knew that bike looked familiar. I remember when you got it. Sadly, I haven't seen this baby on the street, being in Tucson. But soon, I'll be representing the V11s in Southern Arizona getting my Scura back on the road. Man, something about these bikes. That "chug." Been riding my CB1100 and my Valkyrie lately. Total opposites of a V11. But the Scura now lives again. I'll be sure to post up the first ride out of hiatus.
    4 points
  42. Ha ha, wonder what a greenie with 102.000 kays on her might be worth these days....? Probably bugger all, but priceless to me all the same! Cheers
    4 points
  43. that Griso already knows the way to Tellico Plains
    4 points
  44. These arrived a few days ago from Joe. The latest timing gears and oil pump. The pump now uses a bronze bushing for the main drive gear to minimise oil loss through the needle bearing type. I had Joe make my Jackshaft gear 16mm wide as opposed to the alloy gears 18mm width. I don't see a reason for a wider gear if it's now steel instead of aluminium. Pumps L to R....Joes pump, a std Daytona pump and another brand aftermarket pump. The Jackshaft is an MGS-01 shaft. The MGS got rid of the long jackshaft with the additional plain bearing at the flywheel end of the crankcases. That was a carry over from the 2 valve engine which needed the rear bearing as in that engine it was a camshaft and needed the rear support. The MGS shaft is supported by a ball bearing instead of the plain bearing at the front of the crankcase for less friction but it means the oil supply to the heads and oil pressure switch is now blocked so those are fed from the oil cooler connection. I'm seriously toying with the idea of just chopping the rear bearing and shaft off the jackshaft and running just the front plain bearing. I can't see why this wouldn't work and so preserve the integral oil feed to the heads and oil pressure switch. A bit more friction is all I can see as the result. Details from Joe Oil Pump gears are Helical Case Hardened and polished and should give a Hardness around 55-60 R The Bronze bushes have a 1mm shoulder like a top hat to prevent the bush moving towards the crankcase. The large 56 teeth Steel belt pulley large gear is 16mm in gear width compared to the original of 18mm. All the gears are made from en36 or 655m13 which is an upgrade from before as I was trying out this new supplier and so these are shiny and not the usual black Tuftride finish. These are Case Hardened gears which are then polished and so have a harder surface wear finish . The black gears are classed as through hardened in the heat treatment and so not suitable for the polishing process. The case hardened gears have an increase of around 10 Rockwell over the Tuftride gears and so I think they might sound different too.
    4 points
  45. UPDATE: My forks are currently being worked on by Andreani. They have called a few times, just to update me on their findings. My forks are true, easily within spec limits. Bearings are slightly marred, but of no concern. He would possibly swap the bushings, but cannot find a parts source, even internationally. He wants to have this option for future orders, so he will continue to source these until successful. Their current cartridge kit has now been confirmed to fit for these forks/model years. Thus Andreani will be increasing their application fitment part numbers. They are appreciative of having this confirmation. At this point, anyone anxious, can call and order your kit now, or wait until they update their website, and order directly online. My forks will be completed today, so combined with shipping from NC to CA, I suspect I'll have these installed in the next 2-3 weeks. After my test ride, I'll report back!
    4 points
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