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Offline LowRyter

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another fine mess
« on: June 05, 2023, 02:10:28 PM »
V11 Sport oil leak







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Re: another fine mess
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2023, 08:52:55 PM »
I donít care what these guys said to you, but they are not competent Guzzi mechanics. 

Do not recommend.  Stay away !



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Re: another fine mess
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2023, 09:23:19 PM »
Breather hose? I think I replaced like three on my v11.

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Re: another fine mess
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2023, 09:57:07 PM »
The Green Dino is leaking oil...hopefully an easy fix!  Tank off here it comes!
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Re: another fine mess
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Re: another fine mess
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2023, 09:01:22 AM »
I donít care what these guys said to you, but they are not competent Guzzi mechanics. 

Do not recommend.  Stay away !





I think their specialty is moving pianos. 

« Last Edit: June 06, 2023, 09:04:08 AM by LowRyter »
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Re: another fine mess
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2023, 09:06:00 AM »
Breather hose? I think I replaced like three on my v11.

Had a once over and tune up on the bike @50k miles, new brakes and tires and had the hose replaced about 500 miles ago.  The bike has been back for leaking gas line too. 
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Re: another fine mess
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2023, 12:46:30 PM »
If your oil mess turns out to be the large diameter oil breather hose that runs from the front of the frame spine to the top of the crankcase just in front of the tranny, you might want to know this this:

When mine developed a leak just after I bought the bike last summer (97 1100 Sporti, i believe it's the same on a V11), I replaced it with a new one from MG Cycles. It split within 100 mies down near the bottom and MG Cycles replaced it for 1/2 price.  The replacement also failed in the same spot within 300 miles.

So, giving up, I did a little research and found a reference on another website to a Ford heater hose that is supposed to work:
Goodyear Ford hose #63318.   NAPA Item#: NBH10912  $55.99.   The bends are in the right place, you just have to cut off a couple inches of the ends.

I don't have many miles on this one yet, but the hose is rubber rather than vinyl and has a fabric reinforcement molded into it.  I don't see how it could be any worse than the original.  Also, it's not that much fun to install.

Hope this helps.

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Re: another fine mess
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2023, 04:45:20 PM »
If your oil mess turns out to be the large diameter oil breather hose that runs from the front of the frame spine to the top of the crankcase just in front of the tranny, you might want to know this this:

When mine developed a leak just after I bought the bike last summer (97 1100 Sporti, i believe it's the same on a V11), I replaced it with a new one from MG Cycles. It split within 100 mies down near the bottom and MG Cycles replaced it for 1/2 price.  The replacement also failed in the same spot within 300 miles.

So, giving up, I did a little research and found a reference on another website to a Ford heater hose that is supposed to work:
Goodyear Ford hose #63318.   NAPA Item#: NBH10912  $55.99.   The bends are in the right place, you just have to cut off a couple inches of the ends.

I don't have many miles on this one yet, but the hose is rubber rather than vinyl and has a fabric reinforcement molded into it.  I don't see how it could be any worse than the original.  Also, it's not that much fun to install.

Hope this helps.

FarmallA
Steve

thanks Steve.  I believe purchased this hose a while back, sitting in my parts stash.  Perhaps I should have left well enough alone?
« Last Edit: June 06, 2023, 04:55:23 PM by LowRyter »
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Re: another fine mess
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2023, 03:03:49 PM »
If your oil mess turns out to be the large diameter oil breather hose that runs from the front of the frame spine to the top of the crankcase just in front of the tranny, you might want to know this this:

When mine developed a leak just after I bought the bike last summer (97 1100 Sporti, i believe it's the same on a V11), I replaced it with a new one from MG Cycles. It split within 100 mies down near the bottom and MG Cycles replaced it for 1/2 price.  The replacement also failed in the same spot within 300 miles.

So, giving up, I did a little research and found a reference on another website to a Ford heater hose that is supposed to work:
Goodyear Ford hose #63318.   NAPA Item#: NBH10912  $55.99.   The bends are in the right place, you just have to cut off a couple inches of the ends.

I don't have many miles on this one yet, but the hose is rubber rather than vinyl and has a fabric reinforcement molded into it.  I don't see how it could be any worse than the original.  Also, it's not that much fun to install.

Hope this helps.

FarmallA
Steve

^^ this
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