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    2003 Moto Guzzi V11 Lemans, '72 MG Eldorado, '72 Honda CL350, '81 CB125s, '87 MG Lemans SE, '91 Honda CT70, '08 Honda Goldwing, '12 Suzuki Wee Strom
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  1. And, then there's the recommended "updates" ...indestructible shift spring, etc.
  2. Yeah, I have the same question! Also, the forks on my '03 Lemans are 2xR and starter cover bracket is held on with hose clamps. Art
  3. Hey, @Tom in Virginia, Thanks for posting, I like your bar risers, they look like Convertibars. I presently have DAS Mototec risers on my red '03 Lemans that were installed by the original owner and I'm a little less than comfortable with them. Plus, the Mototecs required raising the forks 15-20mm higher into the clamps and it slightly countered the benefit of installing them. Whereas, the Convertibars mount underneath the top clamp so oem steering geometry can be maintained...imho. I think I could a lot more comfortable with the Convertibars so I was happy to see your post. The Convertibars website has installation instructions for their v11 risers but their sales page doesn't list them so I guess if I want a pair it might require further inquiry. I realize hose, cable & wiring mods or replacement might be required but don't see it as a big problem. Just glad to see those risers on a v11 Lemans before I go further. Art
  4. FWIW..... http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=131&products_id=4603 Also, checkout Wildguzzi.com Art
  5. Hey Audiomick, FWIW, I spotted this on ebay... https://www.ebay.com/itm/144886423387?fits=Make%3AMoto+Guzzi&hash=item21bbe75f5b:g:0qwAAOSw6q9jtcl8&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAsOFx%2B4i9E9BlpYJjXyybNjHuBZL2%2BNmzpoDr3HR9mICx5YDVyjvkamPG4CYaaGE4%2B3qY36IFis1Zq0E67ij8jFa8%2FpqsB7QgwXIEkuX%2BSVQ0L8c7%2B9cHMhV8s3rfXI2D3WRGrz9BeNT9eMdt9F80bJ1SS01Trku8T%2BlzFGsIh7IRjRBJ%2F%2FI%2Fez4YBCZ9T989cDGWBNr%2B7R4LhmK5MZ%2FTGivt%2B3sFowp2CGd9fGygSTTq|tkp%3ABk9SR7zSlLiwYQ Art PS - I have no conneciion to seller.
  6. Hi Audiomick, Yep, those are H-B's. I know it looks odd but if you think about it, they couldn't go lower otherwise they'd hit the mufflers or further aft because they would hang too far off the back. I don't know how comfy a passenger would be back there but my son in law has had it out with my daughter on the back and didn't register any complaints. I bought the bike in 2014 from a friend of mine who was the original owner. I made the mistake of riding it in 2007 and told my friend if he decides to sell it, let me know. Happy New Year! Art
  7. I use a combination of idiot light and trip odometer to determie my fuel needs & range. I've run out of fuel on my Eldo twice last summer cause I'm an old fool and that bike has neither trip odometer or idiot light and l ran with both fuel taps open versus one open/one closed so I'd have some reserve fuel. Glad you made it to a gas station. Yeah, riding boots ain't made for walking. Art
  8. Apparently, you got the fancy upgrade model!
  9. I would take the Advanced Rider Course every 2-3 years when offered by Goldwing Road Riders Association. I found the lead up to training day caused me some anxiety. I would take the course to improve my riding skills and lower my insurance rate but didn't want to drop the bike in front of my peers, get hurt, break expensive plastic that envelops the bike, etc. At the end of the day, about 2hrs of classroom and 6hrs of parking lot, I was cheerfully exhausted. I felt I had improved my riding skills, my poor habits had been pointed out to me as areas that need improvement and mainly, I didn't fall, get hurt, damage the bike, etc. I could hardly wait to send a facsimile of my course completion certificate to my insurer so my rates would be lowered accordingly and the the tremendous savings realized by me by taking the course, this scenario played out about a dozen times over the years. Well, the GWRRA has recently closed it's doors so, I don't know when, where or how I'll go about taking another ARC in the future. And, what will that do to my insurance rate reduction? So, I called my insurer and asked what my rate would be because I don't know if I'll ever be taking an ARC again, my insurer told me to hold on while they look at my policy list of discounts, I replied that if it listed in my policy I'll look it up myself and then I hung up. The policy discount for training is $1.00. Yeah I thought I was saving all sorts of hard earned cash by staying current with training! Oh well, not such a big savings moneywise but all that training probably helped me survive the "mean streets" over the years. Anyway, I advocate taking an ARC if you're able to, I was never successful selling the benefits to my riding buds, they were always too busy, didn't feel they needed it, etc. Art
  10. Not my thing but think they coulda left obnoxious looking plate & bracket off for photo shoot, imho. Art
  11. Yeah, I had Craftsman beam types for decades and then gave them away decade ago for click type, it began too get difficult focusing on the reading & too bulky. FWIW, brag, brag, brag, I have a genuine AC Sparkplug ratcheting flex head click type 3/8dr. torque wrench I bought in the '70's for my short stint as an A & P mechanic in general aviation. My other click type ratchet heads are: Proto 1/2"dr.ftlb, Precision Instruments 3/8"dr.ftlb, Snap-on 3/8" dr.inlb. My Precision Instruments TW looks exactly like a Snap On but for a 1/3 to half the price and it is a flex head too. There was a time where I used to think I had the "feel" and most of the time I didn't need the use of a TW, but not anymore since arthritis and other ailments. I see HF is selling some pretty fancy looking TW's, I wonder if they're as accurate as they are good lookin'. Also, at this stage in my life, I don't see myself going for one of those digital jobs either. Art
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