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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. 

https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/wilderness-wildlife-week
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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.

http://www.guzziriders.org/id-this-bike_topic3781_page2.html
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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.

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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!
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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 »
<depressed>

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

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

https://www.ngk.de/en/news/ngk-press-release/article/ngk-spark-plug-europe-bleibt-exklusiver-zuendkerzenlieferant-fuer-leistungsstarke-ktm-motoren/

One sure fire sign that total BS is about to follow is when the word 'modern' is thrown about by casual observers of technology.
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General Discussion / Re: Dead V11 Sport
« Last post by LowRyter on Today at 08:57:55 PM »
<depressed>
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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 ....
Paul


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

Lannis
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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!

randy
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