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General Discussion / Re: Value of Converts
« Last post by Groover on Today at 04:45:01 PM »
My buddy here locally just brought this home. This is his second convert, first hack. Beautiful machines.



Wow, love it! Is this the same buddy with the silver G5?
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General Discussion / Re: Is Idling OK in cold weather?
« Last post by Sheepdog on Today at 04:39:26 PM »
I do as Wayne has explained. My bikes, tractors, scooter, and 4-wheeler have CTEK pigtails and all get a periodic fillup with the charger. My batteries hold up remarkably well with the last two bike batteries lasting 9 and 11 years. My CTEK charger does have an anti-sulphation step in the “smart” charging protocol. Since batteries “age” by slowly dissolving the plates, the eventual sediment buildup shorts out the plates well before they are nearly depleted. Anything that retards sulphation is almost sure to improve life.

The other thing that will make your battery last longer is a dry storage area that remains a consistent temperature. Batteries suffer in extreme temps...hot or cold. I have a temperature/humidity controlled shop that I use to store my bikes...it makes a difference.
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General Discussion / Re: Value of Converts
« Last post by kidsmoke on Today at 04:37:59 PM »
I always thought they would make a nice sidecar rig..  Good power, easy to ride..

My buddy here locally just brought this home. This is his second convert, first hack. Beautiful machines.

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General Discussion / Re: Value of Converts
« Last post by JohninVT on Today at 04:22:21 PM »
It's selfish but I hope the value of Converts stay low until next summer.  I want a really nice G5 or Convert in the worst way.  A Convert would make no sense for me since I have a perfectly good Guzzi in the garage but for some strange reason I want to try one for a summer or two. 
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General Discussion / Re: Turn signal replacements Bassa/Special Sport
« Last post by fotoguzzi on Today at 04:19:38 PM »
some Buell's had similar signals but with more flexible shafts that mount right up and look stock. sorry don't remember which Buell tho.
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General Discussion / Re: V7 Electrical Gremlins
« Last post by fotoguzzi on Today at 04:16:42 PM »
get the battery load tested or replaced before anything else.
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General Discussion / Re: EV shocks
« Last post by Sheepdog on Today at 04:16:14 PM »
Shocks wear out. The nitrogen leaks out, condensation puts water inside, the piston shaft gets pitted, and the seals wear. Most stock motorcycle shocks start feeling funky after just a few years. I replaced the Sachs shock on my ‘07 Vintage after ten years with Ikon 7610s. At the same time I put in Hyperpro springs and fresh oil in my forks. Much, much better.
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General Discussion / Re: Gizzards & hearts
« Last post by drawnverybadly on Today at 04:11:11 PM »
Just looking at that is giving me a gout flareup.  :cry:
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General Discussion / Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Last post by Sheepdog on Today at 04:07:15 PM »
What route are you taking through Louisiana? There are so many good places to eat here; you’ll need to pare down where we’re talking about...
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General Discussion / Re: V7 Electrical Gremlins
« Last post by Kiwi_Roy on Today at 04:03:42 PM »
Here's a better drawing of the V7 III  Item 6 is the Start Relay
http://www.thisoldtractor.com/mg_manuals/wiring_diagram_v7-iii-e4-stone.pdf
Easier to read at least, print it on 11 x 17

Question
Item 51, what is that all about?
Looks like some advanced diagnostic connector or Code-reader socket.
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