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Well with a new battery in the DVOM, I found an open plug cap and one with high resistance! Checked the ones from my top secret stash and both were good so on they went. Tomorrow tells the tale!Thanks for the suggestions! Brian
Stay dry, front coming across there this AM. I had an issue w/Cal2 would cut out every time I went over 60mph, slow down it'd come back on. It was the float needle shutting off the fuel. Worn pin let's it extend. Put in next size larger fixes it.
Points gap..gazing at a crystal ball from 2000 miles away Good luck!My 2nd WAG is a coil working at cooler temps, overheating and not working after warm up…any cracks around the leads?
Wow, did it take you long to figure that one out?
Well this misadventure is coming to a somewhat sad conclusion. I changed one condenser, the harder one to get to, both carbs off, airbox out etc., etc. Rode a little farther running worse and worse, tried to change other condenser, dropped the little screw 5 times found again 4 times. Called for a wrecker. Dropped the bike while getting it to a better spot to load on wrecker. Called my buddy Rod to go over to the house and make sure Kim had the trailer connected right. Turns out Rod is in Missouri with his motorcycle on a trailer and possibly room for one more. Illinois rally won't be happening for me. Everything has turned out as well as can be expected. Too hot, no shade, I'm done in for now. Towed to nice hotel, Rod here in a couple hours. I am blessed with good friends both here and in meatspace. Thank you all for your care and concern.Brian
My Mille had a failing coil that would run normally until the coil got hot (about 20 miles.) Then it would drop the cylinder at idle, picking back up above 1500 rpm. As the situation got worse, the rpm when it would pick up the cylinder went up to 2000, sometimes higher. Even then, it ran fine at cruising speed. I got stuck in stop-and-go traffic once and had to pull off the road to let it cool off because it was running on one cylinder so much. Naturally, when I was attempting to diagnose the problem, it cooled off to the point where it didn't misfire. While it was hot, I determined which side it was by pulling one of the wires off the spark plug, then swapping coils side-to-side to verify the problem also switched sides. Fortunately, I had an OEM coil in a box of parts I picked up at the Daytona Vintage Swap Meet many years ago.
I am keeping a positive attitude about this because to do otherwise would be counterproductive for me. I am by nature an optimistic realist, nothing to be done? put your best face on and go about your business till all is right! I've owned this bike for 30 yrs, first time I've been let down. If, mind you, if, this could have been foreseen then maybe there would be some blame to spread around. No one else has ever put a wrench on this bike, I was serviceing it for the owner before I bought it. It is still a low mileage Moto Guzzi, just over 36,000 miles. It has a long life ahead with me or without me. I probably should have checked it better before I left but I still would not have found anything, in all likelihood. It did stutter a few times well before my recognizing there truly was an issue, seemed fuel related so I spent my time and effort on those issues before the final stoppage. Then the heat of the day and my failure to properly hydrate myself left me a fumble fingered, not very smart, technician. I am also grateful that my friend was available to rescue me and allow me to continue/commence another adventure!Brian
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