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  • Birthday 02/25/1971

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    2000 Guzzi Quota, 1971 Guzzi Ambassador, 1986 VFR700f, 1995 VFR750f, 1989 VFR750R (RC30)
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    North East Tennessee

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    Guzzi's, Honda V4's, Alfa Romeo's, Chainsaws, Lawn Equipment

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  1. Ridgewood is the best around here, down a little back road in the middle of nowhere.
  2. South East Ohio has some great roads, we did some of the Zanesville rides, won't be anything like the Dragon, but fun, just do the south of Zanesville rides. West Virginia is another ride rich state. Bristol TN/VA is another good area, 421 to Shady Valley and Mountain City is an excellent road.
  3. After cranking awhile, pull the plugs and see if they are wet, if dry, then you have a fuel issue, which could be pump, regulator, injector, etc.
  4. Just to confirm, you have; *Spark *Signal to injectors *Fuel to injectors *Fuel flow through the injectors The only thing left is timing and air, starting fluid should over come any bad programming on the cold start enrichment, that is a head scratcher.
  5. I also did the home brew injector cleaning, there is a $20 injector tester that will open and close the injectors, I hooked up a low pressure pump and ran seafoam through the injectors (1 at a time) while in an ultrasonic cleaner (no heat). Did great on my Bosch L-Jet injectors, also did my Quota injectors. You can inspect the patterns before and after and see an improvement. Just FYI, don't try to use straight Lucas injector cleaner, way too thick, could not pump it.
  6. I had a hard time starting my greenie, never could figure it out, on it's last ride, it took 15 minutes to start, had to put it on the battery charger after a while. I had a couple of different maps loaded, all the same. Once warm, no issues, started first time. Replaced one of the injectors to no help. It could be as simple as a little more fuel for cold starts. I've been working on my Alfa Milano with a GoTech MFI injection system, so I'm learning a lot about cold start.
  7. I've been running the real gasket silicone valve cover gaskets for a couple of years on my Quota and Ambassador, very happy with them. Tried the silicone pan gasket on the Quota, not as happy, went back to the paper gasket and reusable sealant, the low torque spec on the silicone pan gasket made me nervous, tried blue loctite, but still was not happy. Leaked and when I pulled it off it had tears.
  8. I went to the MotoA race at Road Atlanta this year, love the track, remember seeing Nicky Hayden in his early days of AMA racing. But I have concerns about the track lasting many more years, several large neighborhoods being built within miles of the track, we are talking 1000+ homes, at least it looked that way, the city of Atlanta will swallow it soon, and I doubt another will get built in the area. I think VIR is safe for a while, Barber also, but it will take Barber money to make a new track and keep it in business.
  9. I've owned this one since '95, it is a blast to drive, the Maserati is a little more plush and refined, but I would pick the GTV6 for a mountain road any day, even though the Maserati has an additional ~70 hp (stock trim).
  10. Just put in my order, since it is requisite reading! This explains why my Quota and 430 use the exact same throttle position sensor, and they are the only two vehicles that use that TPS. What are the odds....
  11. I'm still learning, this is at a friend's house about 5 hours away, I go about once a month to work on it. I have driven it about 100 miles in total, but the starter took a dump for the third time my last time down so I have a new upgraded starter to put in and a spare transmission (5spd) to put in my next time down. It is a surprisingly good car, it is a later FI car, manual transmission, good power for the era, good ride, just a fun car to drive. Parts are a little hard, but I have become friends with a good source out in California.
  12. Even the "not so good" Italian Engineering. This was my ultimate Automotive Sin, bought as a non-running Biturbo with a spare wiring harness in the trunk....
  13. I heard BMW stood for "Big Money Wasted" I like Italian Engineering! Especially in Red (I have two red Alfas from the 80's)
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