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General Discussion / Re: Ga/Tn Monthly Meet & Greet Lunch May 12th
« Last post by busdog on Today at 09:19:30 PM »
Rats!  I have my "Waterfalls of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park" presentation the 12th in Pigeon Forge.
General Discussion / Re: To Tonti or Spine?
« Last post by Tusayan on Today at 09:17:15 PM »

The first spine frame v-twin Guzzi of the early 80s had a round head engine, so don't let that hold you back.  Built by Tony Foale.
General Discussion / Re: Tell me about a 1200 Sport
« Last post by jas67 on Today at 09:14:58 PM »
The plastic tank swells with ethanol gas and in some cases can distort. Mine seemed to get longer- so removing the tan k became a chore (I had to use a ratchet strap to get the rear mounting hole to line up).

I had the same problem of the lengthening fuel tank with my 2006 Breva 1100, and also with my 2009 V7 Classic.
I also had to use a ratchet strap to get the rear mounting hole to line up on both bikes.

General Discussion / Re: Ga/Tn Monthly Meet & Greet Lunch May 12th
« Last post by Motormike on Today at 09:13:31 PM »
Good, since I have to work that weekend and would miss it!  Sold our house and are downsizing.  Man, I've got way too much stuff!
General Discussion / To Tonti or Spine?
« Last post by rjamesohio on Today at 09:10:52 PM »
The long time plan to build a hot rod Guzzi started two years ago with the acquisition of a pile of parts that included the Ducati inverted front end, Tonti frame, one and a half round head motors, a 5 speed tranny, multiple Tonti swing arms and a nice Tonti rear drive that looks practically new. Misc wheels and tires, et al. Titled as a G5 which matches the frame.

The thought was to build something like the gorgeous Tontis seen here recently with modern inverted front ends.

Well - I just acquired most of a V11 spine frame and am think now about mating that Duc front end with the spine frame.

Challenges : 5 speed may not be wide enough to mate the output flange on the wider spine swing arm. And why put a round head in a spine frame? Somehow it seems like running a flathead motor in a 67 Mustang.

So - thoughts on this fun project? In either case the idea is to build alloy body panels, this is definitely not a restoration.

Which base would you go with?

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General Discussion / Re: Dead V11 Sport
« Last post by Lannis on Today at 09:06:06 PM »

Don't be depressed!   Put a new battery in it and ride it home .... (he said confidently but without skin in this particular game ...)

General Discussion / Re: Well? Why not?
« Last post by Tusayan on Today at 09:00:32 PM »
KTM dual plug details here

One sure fire sign that total BS is about to follow is when the word 'modern' is thrown about by casual observers of technology.
General Discussion / Re: Dead V11 Sport
« Last post by LowRyter on Today at 08:57:55 PM »
General Discussion / Re: How do you get around the world..?
« Last post by Lannis on Today at 08:53:16 PM »
Hi Huzo,

.... and up to Finland, across Russia and Mongolia to Vladivostok ....

One of the great, terse, compact understatements of all time!   Took me a second and a half to read it, BUT .... !!!!

General Discussion / Re: Cali II, mostly dead to completely dead
« Last post by hidn45 on Today at 08:51:29 PM »
I looked at startus interruptus, but everything I saw was for newer bikes.  The direct connect does sound like a good plan, though - I'll investigate that some more...

So I went out to see what I could see...  Lots of volts, so I turned the key just to see, & lo, there is life.  Well, might as well give it a shot...  Push the GO button - one good 'klack' & all is dark again.  But, there is hope...  Might as well start with the easy stuff, even though everything "looks ok".  Cleaned & brightened, greased & re-tightened, we try again.

Barely touched the starter & she's purring like a kitten.  She always did start well (unless it's raining...)  Wouldn't have thought that was it from looking at it, but that just goes to show ya....

Once it decides to be a bit warmer I'll take some time, get out my stool, & go through the starter circuit top to bottom.  May even strip the starter down & spiff it up a bit.  For now, though, it's good to know that my baby's ok &, with a little work, she'll be good to go....

Thanks, all, for the kind responses.  The collective knowledge of the group here is an invaluable resource that, luckily, I have rarely needed (although I've probably jinxed that now....).  I hope to be able to get going on my T3 project soon though, so I'm sure I'll be dipping into the well again before too long....

Thanks again!

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