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    V11 Sport 2003

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  1. Finally got time to work on faults. It's winter time here. As Tom suggested, it was a simple fix. Using Docc's checklist, the new TPS needed a small adjustment, and the valve clearances were too tight on one cylinder. Back to awesome 👌.
  2. I hope you can get a brighter colour than matt black if you want to be visible.
  3. Have you downloaded the manuals Greg Bender made available? They're about 10MB. https://www.thisoldtractor.com/moto_guzzi_misc_spare_parts_catalogs___exploded_parts_diagrams___parts_fiche.html
  4. If you have intermittent operation of the indicators, then you have bad connections or bad grounds. If both sides flash at the same time after fitting LEDs, you need to modify your dash lamp circuit. See: https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/topic/30710-signal-indicators/?do=findComment&comment=291012
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    Throttle body

    Have you looked at this? It might be a RH TB, as it has a TPS on it. But it seems to have the idle-up cable connection that is only on the LH side on my bike. No, I got that bit wrong. https://www.ebay.com/itm/166294418426?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=upabpsgjsow&sssrc=2047675&ssuid=e8jR-wz6R-m&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
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    Yup. Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow includes this iconic WWII fighter-bomber aircraft. It is ex-RNZAF de Havilland DH98 Mosquito NZ2308.
  7. Here's a link to a picture I posted of my gearbox in neutral before fitting the cover : https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/topic/20201-re-engineering-the-shift-spring/?do=findComment&comment=272756
  8. See repair/overhaul advice here: http://www.largiader.com/tech/valeo/ http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/boschvaleostarter.htm http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/valeo-starter-refresh.954653/ You could also search this site for "valeo". You are not the first guzzi owner to have have starter problems.
  9. Yes, I did that too. I got some genuine oil resistant hose, and found that it was too stiff to install. So the hose is used for coupling a sharp s/steel elbow at the front and a bent up aluminum tube further back. It works well and the uglyness is well hidden.
  10. Nah mate, I bought one for my bike based on your recommendation. I just didn't say thanks. So thanks.
  11. Just for an experiment, can you try reducing your spark plug gaps? I have seen healthy fat blue sparks on removed plugs, but no fire when fitted. Compression pressure can be high enough to prevent a spark jumping the gap. The higher the air pressure at the plug, and the larger the plug gap, the higher the voltage needed to spark. Maybe the new gaskets have raised the compression pressure? I've seen a 1909 Fairbanks Morse engine run with a plug gap of 0.15mm (0.006"), but not with 0.63mm (0.025"). The weak spark from the magneto sparked a 0.6mm plug gap fine when removed. A V11 runs well with a spark plug gap of 0.7mm (0.028"), with 9.8:1 CR, because the factory electronic ignition delivers high voltage with high energy to each plug. Nippon Denso has some basic information on plug gap and compression pressure: Conditions that affect the discharge voltage | Spark and Ignition | Basic Knowledge | SPARK PLUG | Automotive Service Parts and Accessories | DENSO Global Website
  12. Retorquing the heads alone shouldn't stop it from running. Could the ignition timing slip somehow? Does it have points needing adjustment and tightening? Or does it have a sensor that has picked up some metal particles?
  13. Crankcase pressure is always more than ambient due to piston ring blowby, however slight. This is unavoidable on all piston engines unless you have an unusual feature like a scavenge pump. For this reason, crankcase pressure will slowly build until it finds an escape path. If you block the vent going to the airbox, the pressure will rise until it relieves somewhere else, possibly showing as an oil leak. I don't think you should block that hose.
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