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    '04 V11 Café Sport / '14 Griso 1200 8V
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  1. The Becker Technik stand can be had from Stein-Dinse for quite a bit cheaper... that’s where I got mine, 19% VAT deducted from final price when shipped outside the EU and about $30 in shipping. Bundle it up with miscellaneous parts you might need and it makes the shipping from Germany worthwhile. I’ve placed a few order from SD and I’ve always received the goods in 3 to 5 days!! It’s as if they have their own airplanes or something.. https://www.stein-dinse.biz/product_info.php?products_id=132
  2. BECKER TECHNIK makes a nice workshop stand for the V11, it clamps onto the lower bolts of the side plates(“pork chops”) and is very secure and safe. My bike came with the original MG stand and the pork chops were all chewed up as a result of its repeated (mis?)use. No chance of that with the BT as it uses two 1/2 drive - 18mm sockets to locate the holding pins onto the nuts and locks into place. Once clamped-on, you use it pretty much like a regular centerstand. You can also use a 1/2 in. drive breaker bar to aid into lifting/lowering the bike. I only find it necessary for lowering the bike when the front wheel is held by the chock and the bike cannot roll forward freely. And unlike the MG stand, it doesn’t have a long handle that sticks out the side, an added bonus when used on the lift where that long handle juts overboard and has to be propped up. https://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2995
  3. Hot damn! It must have been quite a commotion when you realized what was going on. Finding yourself and your hot bike doused in gasoline must be quite unnerving... glad to hear disaster was avoided! Damage to your leathers is only an inconvenience.
  4. Dude, you are cracking me up with your Ali Baba cave findings.. “Open Sesame!”
  5. Hey @stewgnu, I'm still waiting to hear from you about that Ballabio fairing you had that I was interested in buying from you...
  6. Tommaselli clip-ons 54mm, fully adjustable. 2/2.5 inch rise might not give you the rise you are looking for... https://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2916
  7. I like that home made mock-up.. Good luck with your project.
  8. The Aprilia Dorsoduro is one awesome bike that I have always lusted after and I would love to add one to the stable. That nice description is not helping my restraint...
  9. I like my frogs dredged in flour, salt & pepper then sauteed in butter with garlic, topped with parsley and a little lemon juice.. but only the legs(gambalunga?) mind you! Some people pay good money for "Cuisses de Grenouille" at fancy restaurants, and for others just the thought of it will make them queasy... it really is just about what one considers valuable.. but that taste, let me tell you, is deliciously tangible.
  10. And Fernet-Branca will be dispensed all along the parade route for attendees to stay “hydrated”
  11. Ballabio in Austin, Texas https://austin.craigslist.org/mcd/7541773795.html
  12. Omobono from the Latin homo bonus “good man”... What a life story eh! Born in a alpine mountain pasture hut, high above the city of Tirano, learned to be a mechanic before becoming a fearless moto racer... And the hair!! Anywho, that was fun! Thanks CDR for the cheesey quiz, I’ll take the crapprize. They’ll be added to the pile, ready for the upcoming rejuvenation of the Café Sport, besides, I never win anything so that makes me feel better
  13. Nice machine 68! Congratulations and welcome to the hive
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