« Last post by Huzo on March 20, 2023, 11:06:28 PM »
so far as goosing the throttle while sitting still, the bike dips to the left, not the right such as all the other Guzzis.
Could you enlighten us as to why that might be the case ?
« Last post by frozengoose on March 20, 2023, 10:49:25 PM »
When I bought the T, it had low, narrow bars. After a few years, age and arthritis intervened, so I wanted a more upright position that would take the weight off my wrists. So I found an old Triumph handlebar in my parts stash and mounted it on the bike, took a piece of pipe 3-4 ft long that fit over the bar ends and then while holding one side, pulled the pipe back on the other. After several tries, got the angle I wanted. Still riding the bike that way after maybe 10-15 years. So I think you could do it the other way, pushing the bars forward. Probably be easier with some help, but I did it myself by guess and by golly, so it does work.
« Last post by Moparnut72 on March 20, 2023, 10:33:16 PM »
I think Honda Motors would disagree with you. They stated the counter rotating clutch and gearbox cancelled out the torque reaction when they brought out a certain model Goldwing, I don't remember which one. They made a big deal about it. That bike is so damn heavy maybe the torque reaction didn't affect it that much anyway. Personally I don't know why people make such a big deal about this, on our current bikes it is a mere fraction of what my /2 and /5 BMWs exhibited. Lighter rotating assemblies have reduced this effect substantially. Shaft jacking is also basically non-existent compared to the short framed R75/5 I once owned.
« Last post by krglorioso on March 20, 2023, 10:25:05 PM »
The Breva 750s have plastic (Nylon) fuel tanks that are affected negatively by ethanol fuels. The alcohol or water that the alcohol attracts damages the Nylon, causing it to expand if used for long periods or in the likely case of the Breva 750 under discussion, to have been stored for years with ethanol fuel in the tank. One effect is to cause the tank to swell in such a way as to make re-fitment on the frame a bit of bother.
Pure Gas sponsors a website showing all the gas stations in the USA and Canada that sell various grades (octane) of non-ethanol fuels. My '04 Breva 750 has never been stored with ethanol gas and its former owners apparently were also very fussy about that. Texas has many gas stations that sell non-ethanol fuel. One is less than 3 miles from my home near Austin. 90 octane non-ethanol fuel is about $3.79 a gallon today.
As to what to do with this bike, does it start and run? If not, your friend can avoid it or bid it down significantly based now on your knowledge of the effects of ethanol fuel. If it's sat too long, the injectors likely are blocked with gelled gasoline
I'd offer $1500 for it.
« Last post by John A on March 20, 2023, 10:14:55 PM »
I never had any luck rebending bars . Finding a place to clamp them is the first problem, it would hurt the triple tree to use that. Once you got them clamped I think you could stick a rod in the end or over the end and tweak them. Getting them even is the next thing. I always thought the were off from each other even if they weren’t. I'm thinking of compound bends, It’s easier to try a different set of risers, either taller or shorter. Hold a pencil in each hand and hold your hands in front and you can get an idea how the ends should be bent for you.
« Last post by Zenermaniac on March 20, 2023, 09:44:56 PM »
I’d like 2 or 3 degrees less pullback on my handlebars. Anyone re-bend their bars? Would it weaken them or be too hard to control the bending? Crack the chrome plating?
Most pressure is on the heels of my palms and I’d like to make it more even across my hand if possible. It’s not enough of an issue to pursue the expense of new bars at this time - just a thought if I can do it myself.
« Last post by Turin on March 20, 2023, 09:32:29 PM »
Chatty neighbor wanted to talk while I was recording. Ram clutch on the 1105cc Rennsport engine.
Irishflyer, the 1100 sporti is one of the prettiest guzzi's ever made and if I could only have 1 bike, that would be my choice.
« Last post by Scout63 on March 20, 2023, 09:32:19 PM »
Two degree wheels... my best to his family. Such a loss.
« Last post by Turin on March 20, 2023, 09:28:24 PM »
Yes, I'm sure all the bike on the towers, walls and suspended from the ceiling routinely get taken down and they get to go a lap or two around the track or started and revved up a few times for the audience. Yup just the way manufacturers intended.
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I wonder how one applies for that job...
« Last post by Turin on March 20, 2023, 09:22:33 PM »
seems a little pricey for a V11 LeMans with ohlins.