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General Discussion / Re: Mille non corre
« Last post by pete mcgee on Today at 02:27:57 AM »
I have never had an issue with the dyna 3.
I have had 3 piranha electronic ignitions die on me, which is why the points plate and points live in the bag. Always on 100 deg days 100 + miles from home.
The dynas been in there 21 years and 130,000 miles.
But obviously YMMV.
Cheers
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General Discussion / Re: NGC Help name my RV, NOW surging gen fix
« Last post by aklawok on Today at 02:27:14 AM »
ROCINANTE was the name of don qiote's horse and the name of jack kerouac's airstream. my dad had it painted on his when he retired to full time RV many years ago...
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General Discussion / Re: still in love? V85tt
« Last post by Huzo on Today at 02:25:54 AM »
If you want and v85, great, go get one!  But come on, add a set of H&B c-bow bag mounts and you super easily add 46L of carrying capacity with very little in the way of ugly.   Don't blame the bike, for your wondering eye!
Jeez Chad youíd make a great wife, you just canít stand to see him enjoy himself..
He was just wondering, hence the wondering eye that you mention at the end of your post.
Now of course if he had a wandering eye, well that would be a completely different thing... :wink:
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General Discussion / Re: EBC brake pads
« Last post by Guzikid on June 24, 2021, 10:43:38 PM »
  I use the HH pads on my Breva 750.  They are very good.....will use them again !!!  The Kid
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General Discussion / Re: 2021 Guzzi lineup. Verona show
« Last post by krglorioso on June 24, 2021, 10:34:58 PM »
They just can't get the message! Flat paint sucks! Small gas tanks do too.

My sentiments, exactly.  $10K out the door for a bike in flat brick red--or is it primer?

Granted I'm hopelessly biased, but my recently-acquired '04 Breva with its charcoal/medium silver gloss paint gets onlooker applause that half the 2021 Guzzis never will.  Has Piaggio ever tallied what paint finishes most leave earlier models sitting on the dealers' floors?

Yech!

Ralph 
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Got home from work today.  Told my wife that I needed to pack my V85TT for the weekend.  She says yea, I think your motorcycle is leaking oil, but it doesn't look that bad. What??  So I go to the garage and sure enough there is oil on the floor.  I started into a profanity laced diatribe since my V7 is currently being repaired for a rear drive leak.



After my rage subsided, I took the skid plate off and found the filter bolt was loose. 





I tightened the bolt and cleaned up the oil.  I took it for a 10 mile ride and didn't find any fresh oil.  I topped it off with oil and all appears good.  It currently has 3500 miles on it and the dealer did the 900 mile service.  Not sure if the dealer didn't tighten it enough or if it worked loose.  So after an exciting afternoon, I'm still on for the weekend.

I got it figured out!  Your wife doesnít want you leaving this weekend and loosened the bolt to make you think there was a more serious problem causing you to stay home!  Thatís what really happened!!!
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General Discussion / Re: Mille non corre
« Last post by ozarquebus on June 24, 2021, 10:25:04 PM »
I called Dyna a while back for an intermittent problem with my Dyna equipped SPII and they did not offer a testing service or online assistance other than to tell me they do not fail intermittently.
I bought a full Dyna Kit just to eliminate ignition potential problem. That wasn't it, so now I am pursuing carb demon for the right side gas fouling.
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General Discussion / Re: accelerator pump check ball
« Last post by LesP on June 24, 2021, 10:17:58 PM »
Does anyone have a tip for replacing the check ball in the acc. pump in a vhb 30 carb? I can't get at the plastic ball without destroying the brass piece containing it. Thanks Tim

They are very easy to check and clean which I did as part of refurbishing the VHB 29's which included new slides.



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General Discussion / Re: 1973 Eldorado Floorboards
« Last post by guzzista on June 24, 2021, 10:15:57 PM »
At the risk of offending some  rivet counters ( aka Concourse Police), if it were my Loop, I would seriously think about doing a little fabrication and bolt on some later Tonti footboards.  Definitely easier to find, tons cheaper and  more comfortable due to anti vibration insulation design. With a little planning  and   TIG welding  I think they would look the part and installed  to configure with the  existing shifter and brake pedal even better than the originals, which require  footboard  specific items to work as intended
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General Discussion / Re: still in love? V85tt
« Last post by jrt on June 24, 2021, 10:07:41 PM »
I used a sheepskin for a long-ish trip recently.  Don't expect it to transform the bike into a long-distance couch.  The V85 was pretty comfortable, but any bike after enough hours will be torturous.  My limit was 10.  The next 4 were less than fun.  Use a cover for awhile, then take it off to give yourself some variety. 
I also run a CalSci large shield like some others do-  it provides very good protection and I am totally satisfied with it (I'm 5'10", 32" inseam- very average).  The bike pushes down the highway at an indicated 80mph very well.  My GPS says that is actually 75mph.  Any faster and the noise and turbulence really starts to build up and the gas mileage drops quickly.
Maintenance has been...a breeze.  I love Guzzi's for this.
This bike is close- so close- to being a bike I could say that I'll keep forever.  But...it isn't.  It is a small block motor and is fundamentally different than the big blocks.  I have an 850 El Dorado for comparison.   like the small block for it's well-mannered characteristics, but it is too close to beemer-like for my tastes. Too smooth, too linear.   I'll keep this bike for awhile, then try something else. 
Maybe it is just me.  I've been married forever (happily), but I like to shop around on bikes. :boozing:
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