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General Discussion / Re: If your favorite actor/actress road a Guzzi???
« Last post by aklawok on Today at 03:22:42 PM »
I could totally envision tom cruise wheelying a v85tt across a rooftop while dodging boolits! Lol!
General Discussion / Re: Motos & Murals
« Last post by PJPR01 on Today at 03:01:05 PM »
Lots of new good ones here!  Enjoying the show...thanks for sharing.
General Discussion / Re: 1993 Daytona 1000 in crate sells for $31,500
« Last post by Tom on Today at 02:59:37 PM »
Check out this vid on a 1975 Norton 850 Commando

Biggest thing not to do is titling the bike and turning in the MSO.  Once the MSO is turned in the bike starts to officially age and lose value.  It's still a "new" 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000.  It doesn't matter how mileage is on the odometer.
General Discussion / Re: Tonti's Revenge airbox drain?
« Last post by guzzisteve on Today at 02:54:06 PM »
A rubber boot goes on there and is connected to the frame breather system with a hose. Leave it taped off.
There is a pic of it in the Cal II workshop supplement.
General Discussion / Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Last post by Tusayan on Today at 02:09:29 PM »
Typically a nail or screw in a tubeless tire will create a slow leak, providing time to ride the bike to a better location for repair.  In Europe I carry a 12V powered compressor on the bike to make that even more practical.  It's a much better situation than with tube type tires, avoiding the necessity to look and act like a monkey on the side of the road.

Carrying tire irons on the bike is not something I'm going to do, not least because I'm unwilling to damage the rims wielding them on the side of the road.  Mine are not dirt bikes and the tires neither unseat or reseat easily, a tire machine is much better.  I have two remaining bikes with tube type tires, both with virtually irreplaceable wheels, and my preferred solution in the highly unlikely event of getting a flat in the few hundred miles a year they're ridden involves AAA 'plus RV' membership that'll collect me and them for free.   The others including the V85TT can in almost every instance be ridden for repair.
General Discussion / Tonti's Revenge airbox drain?
« Last post by brider on Today at 02:08:34 PM »
Now that MGC has the carb boots back in stock, I'm about to re-install my stock airbox on my Cal 2. There is a "port" on the bottom face of the box about 1/2" dia on the CARB-SIDE of the filter; now what the heck would that be for? I had it taped off when I previously used the box to prevent un-filtered air being sucked in, but it bothers me now that it's even there and I can't imagine what its purpose is. The "port" is actually a stub-tube sticking out that has a bulb-ed edge, as if a hose should be clamped to it.

It looks like it ALMOST lines up with the tranny breather screen on the topside of the tranny in that area, and if it was to be used as a PCV device, I could buy that. But it doesn't quite line up.

I'm going to install the box with this port blocked off again, but it just bugs me.
General Discussion / Re: 1993 Daytona 1000 in crate sells for $31,500
« Last post by brider on Today at 01:59:18 PM »
Haven't read this whole thread but... This gem will only maintain the current value (in our lifetime) if it remains in the crate, right? I can only imagine that a non-rider bought it. Seems like a rider wouldn't be able to NOT put it together and ride it.
General Discussion / Re: Yellow and Black CX100 still missing
« Last post by Guzzistajohn on Today at 01:56:54 PM »
Good luck! Hope

 you find it! Pretty good old scooters!
General Discussion / Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Last post by Huzo on Today at 01:56:10 PM »
If you’ve got tubeless wheels and you cannot fix the leak with plugs and you’ve just used your last CO2 container, you’re gunna’ wish you had tubes because a new one will fix it.
If you’ve got tubed wheels and you were too stupid to have a spare in a remote location, you’ll wish you had tubeless.
We all want what we don’t have when in trouble…
General Discussion / Re: 1993 Daytona 1000 in crate sells for $31,500
« Last post by tazio on Today at 01:54:21 PM »
16 for the bike.
16 for the box.
The price of wood HAS gone through the roof! (so to speak).
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