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General Discussion / Re: Re-seating tire after tube change, how much pressure is OK?
« Last post by malik on September 18, 2018, 03:01:29 PM »
I've had (tubed) tyres up as high as 100psi on occasion. Bead goop & warmth help. Bouncing the super inflated wheel around the lot, while satisfying, rarely helps. But it does help keep the frustration within bounds - just don't let it get away from you.
General Discussion / REBUILT ECUs FOR GUZZIS
« Last post by Spuddy on September 18, 2018, 02:59:25 PM »
Last year's "Service" warning has again appeared on the dash of my '13 Stelvio NTX.  Although last November Lola was returned to me "fixed," the service technicians at MI could not find the cause of the malfunction. The only thing they did not do was replace the ECU.  So, that is the next alternative.

After a parts search, ECUs are no longer available from Piaggio. However, Chris at MI told me he saw on an internet forum some info about an outfit filling the void by selling rebuilt Moto Guzzi ECUs.

Can anybody steer me to this forum or business?

General Discussion / Re: Griso 8V colors - Red & Orange?
« Last post by usedtobefast on September 18, 2018, 02:55:17 PM »
I guess "burnt rust" doesn't sound so great!   :grin:

But with google translator ... burnt rust color = colore ruggine bruciata

"My Griso is ruggine bruciata" ... that sounds kind of ok.   :laugh:

So, OK, sounds like one "red" color for US models, but looks kind of orange, or burnt orange, or rust color, in certain light.

General Discussion / Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Last post by quietrider on September 18, 2018, 02:52:45 PM »
Bob. 68. Single. White. Male. Retired. Born in Detroit, I lived 40 years in the Denver area. My profession was working backstage for live shows. Stage Hand/Electrics/Technical Direction/Stage Manager/Production Management/Lighting Design. I have been traveling and living abroad since December 2013. The US via RV, and Mexico and Central America in a Jeep. I spent last year fixing up and living on a small sailboat in Florida. I am now researching possibly doing a tour of the UK and the European mainland as my last adventure before settling down somewhere.

A late bloomer, I purchased my first bike at the age of 48. I have owned 2 BMW's, a KLR650, and a Honda ST1300 which I sold when I retired.
Taken together I clocked 150,000 miles on those, hitting 44 of the lower 48 states, the western states multiple times.  I am looking to buy my last bike, it will be a Moto Guzzi. I have always liked them, but I have never owned one.

General Discussion / Re: gtmotocycles GTM01 -- 1400 motor in a modified Tonti frame
« Last post by Kiwi Dave on September 18, 2018, 02:52:43 PM »
Might be time to put this one out to pasture folks .


General Discussion / Re: Re-seating tire after tube change, how much pressure is OK?
« Last post by brider on September 18, 2018, 02:45:22 PM »
Lead/butter??? I don't get it, should I know this joke? It's a cast Cal 2 rear wheel, yes.

Side topic: What's that big external circlip for on the spline-side of the wheel, around the OUTSIDE of the bearing housing on that side?
General Discussion / Re: This riding season....
« Last post by Perazzimx14 on September 18, 2018, 02:28:31 PM »
The movers came and packed up all my toys in early Jun....and I just got them back yesterday. So.

Aren't you in Carlisle? If so you didn't miss much other than looing out your garage door at the torrential downpours. 
General Discussion / Re: This riding season....
« Last post by Furbo on September 18, 2018, 02:24:36 PM »
The movers came and packed up all my toys in early Jun....and I just got them back yesterday. So.
General Discussion / Re: Moto - International Seattle is closing.
« Last post by mphcycles on September 18, 2018, 02:10:55 PM »
I have no idea what happened with Moto INternational other than I 'thought' Dave retired and/or sold the business a couple of years ago. Moto International closing is some of the worst news regarding Moto Guzzi in the US I've read since MPH and Rose Farm both called it quits with Piaggio.

Thankfully, when one door closes another opens. I read earlier that Mike Haven is going back in business. I have no real idea what happened with MPH Cycles over the years either. But I'm glad to know Mike is back.
Thanks Mark,  Mike never closed MPH cycles, I just moved it to a building at home for a year. The buyer of MPH auto, has been evicted by me from my building, so I moved MPH cycles back to its proper home. I have no plans to resume sales of new bikes. Davy has rejoined me on a part time basis, so that we can continue to do service for the many riders we have met through the years
That's what I ordered.  The smaller one.
We'll see how it works.
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