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VtwinStorm last won the day on October 2 2021

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  • My bikes
    '14 M696, '01 V11 Sport (riding and loving it!) '98 900SSFE, '96 900SSCR, '95 Daytona 1200
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    NH, USA

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    I'm motorcycle obsessed. It consumes 90% of my waking thoughts in one way or another. Riding is my passion in life.

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  1. It's subtle, not loud...just right. Love the Guzzi big block on full chat.
  2. Exactly. Lithium batteries aren't some panacea for all of us.
  3. ...probably the finest sounding V twin ever built? I love the Ducati desmodue, but I'll be damned if the big Guzzi doesn't match, or at least rival it for sound and character! I'm loving mine more by the day.
  4. Had a Shorai in my Daytona 1200. Electrical system, carbs, plugs, wires, all were on-point. Thought I'd save a few lbs. on a 556lb. bike. Nope. Lithium is useless for my applications. After 2 weeks dancing and praying for it to work, bought a heavy AGM Yuasa. Started 1st time at 46 degrees...with a set of four carbs and a heavy 1200cc to turn over. That lithium battery would have blown my sprag clutch if I kept trying until it decided to start my bike. Clack clack clack...that was my sprag getting destroyed one attempt at a time. That's an engine out job...no thank you! I will say, that lithium battery was a very light paperweight!
  5. I doubt these fit a V11 Sport. I'm not getting burned and wasting money on a lithium battery ever again.
  6. Did that with my Triumph...multiple times. Didn't work. Not throwing away another $200+ to experience the same with my Guzzi. If I lived in Texas or Australia, fine. But not in New England. The tech isn't ready for "the rest of us" in less than warm climes.
  7. Problem is, I live in the cold, New England. I don't live in Italy or Florida. I like to ride when it is chilly outside. I bought a Lithium Iron battery for my Triumph 1200, and it was a disaster. I'd get 3-5 cranks from cold, and almost always..."clack clack clack" of the sprag clutch. Installed a new Yuasa AGM, fires right up, first time, every time. Until I get cold start capability, I'm not switching.
  8. It worked. Thank you, @docc!!! Battery light started flickering under 2k RPM on the way home, so now I have to figure that out...hmmm.....
  9. No problem. Will give that a try...
  10. I love you, Docc. Will try that @2am before I depart @430am...fingers crossed!
  11. ? At what temperature should I start worrying?
  12. So, I rode to work tonight, and it's going to dip into 36F. I charged the battery very quickly before I set off a couple of hours ago. At what temperature does this Odyssey battery make the V11 harder to start? I think the CCA is 170...sweating a little bit atm with such a big engine and such cold temperatures...I want to avoid a no start/tow in the morning when my shift ends, if possible... Any wisdom is appreciated.
  13. I will counter: During Winter, I ordered a V11 oil temp gauge/dipstick with a white face, to match the white gauges in my dash on my 2001 V11 Sport. They sent me a black faced oil temp gauge/dipstick instead. I contacted them, they apologized, and sent me the correct one, with a return label for the old one. This isn't a 750 Honda Nighthawk. I am deeply grateful I can get parts for my obscure Guzzi. I've spent probably $500+ with MGCycle for misc parts, and have always had great service, so YMMV. I'm just a guy who owns a V11 Sport, and don't work for MGCycle. I'm just gratful they and AF1 Racing exist.
  14. Wheels roll very smoothly...will recheck tore pressures tomorrow on my Diabolo IIs.
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