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LaGrasta

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    03 Moto Guzzi V11s (early), 10 Moto Guzzi V7cc, 89 Honda GB500/CW600, 82 Honda GL500, 14 Kawasaki KLX250
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    Mission Viejo, CA

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  1. No, my guess is about 1 o clock, if looking at the left cylinder from the side of bike. I'm still not certain if it is leaking. I hosed it down after the initial road side oil blow, and was surprised to see any oil at all remaining. Granted this was the first time i started it after replacing the vent line. I'm being optimistic though, it's probably another leak, not sure where. Like I said, once I get the new dipstick screwed-in, we'll start it and see.
  2. …still tinkering. Since buying this bike, I've ridden about 150 miles. All the while addressing any needs that are obvious, or suddenly pop up. I just replaced the oil vent line with success. However I still see some oil on top of the engine, almost looks like the left cylinder base gasket. I'll hose it off, take it for a ride and see if it continues, maybe is residuals as it's very little. I can't yet do that because my ape of a friend, cross threaded my dip stick! My used ebay stick is to arrive this week. Once received, I'll screw it in, go for a ride, and see where I stand.
  3. Actually twenty quid in these days of inflation is twenty dollars. Thanks for the reply, however I bought one today, stateside. Cheers.
  4. @deadpen69 Yes, thank you!
  5. I use ratchet-straps on my handle bars, attached to the garage joist. I also use a car jack for stabilizing. When I recently did the front fork seals, I actually cradled the bike under a ladder with ratchet-straps! Please post a few pics when you can, I'd like to see it!
  6. @Speedfrog Once I discovered so many retailers were sourcing their goods from Ali, I started going direct, saving an amazing amount. More than this though, it's the selection, so many choices!
  7. https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256803717119650.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.main.81.19e570ccEQk2m7&algo_pvid=2003d322-8bb0-4148-82ed-d5173ad0544c&algo_exp_id=2003d322-8bb0-4148-82ed-d5173ad0544c-40&pdp_ext_f={"sku_id"%3A"12000027425432344"}&pdp_npi=2%40dis!USD!62.33!43.01!!!!!%40212272e216698255243497345d0740!12000027425432344!sea&curPageLogUid=6DUwsH5Bgm07
  8. @stewgnu thank you. I might be interested, can you check shipping for us please, to zip code 92691.
  9. https://www.ebay.com/itm/133483378388
  10. I wish these were available/affordable, https://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5659
  11. Raising the forks up through the triples will speed the steering. It shortens the wheelbase.
  12. The more I examine this option, I think I could remove the stock bars, raise the forks through the triple trees about a half-inch (achieving a welcomed slightly faster steering), then mount these Tarrozzi on top on the triple tree, achieving a solid 3" lift. The added bonus, maybe no need for longer lines! After I complete this handle bar mod, I want to fabricate rear foot peg mounts that don't put the passenger's feet tucked under their ass. I think I could easily make a new plate mounted to the same two upper mount points, same muffler mount relationship, then a more forward foot peg mounting location.
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