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    V100 Mandello Chat - H20

    Anyone heard whether this liquid cooled motor is a brand new design or the venerable Small Block with added liquid cooling to the cylinder and/or heads? Tony
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    Took a spin out on my V85 TT to the Route 1066 Cafe in Hastings....

    Reminds me of the brother of my buddy - he likes an English detective show on BBC America -- but has to watch it with the sub-titles on :rolleyes: I remember first time visiting Texas, when it came to checking out the hotel I sorely wished the hotel clerk had sub-titles :( Tony
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    bad luck or stupidity??

    Thanks for this salutary lesson. The workshop that serviced my Guzzi over-filled the engine oil. Remembering your experience I have broken the habit of lifetime and bought myself a proper tool to suck out the excess. Besides, I doubt I can sneak the turkey baster past Mrs T-J. So I dropped...
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    How is the 8v better than the 4v? - or isn't it?

    You mentioned the VFR. My previous bike was a 1998 VFR 800 Fi gear cams (5th Generation). I loved that bike. It is still sitting in my garage. The VFR and the Guzzi Sport are very different experiences. Tony
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    How is the 8v better than the 4v? - or isn't it?

    Renevator, I have a 1200 Sport 8v. I have no experience of the 2v but my experience on 8v fuel consumption is as follows, based on 22k miles of riding. 1. the fuel consumption in the dash is US mpg so looks worse to UK riders. 2. fuel consumption varies significantly with use so there is no...
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    Sometimes its sunny, and sometimes...

    I believe it is Sweden. Pretty far north. Northern Sweden has snow on the ground 6 mos of year, but statistically more likely is the more populated southern Sweden. Tony
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    Guzzi factory fuelling ??

    Does anyone have a link to a chart of the factory fueling mixture? For a 1200. I'm sure I seen one on here but now cannot find it anywhere. Just curious to know how bad it is. Thanks Tony
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    Silly rear wheel spline grease question

    Gease posts - just like Which Oil and Which Tire posts ;) Tony
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    Silly rear wheel spline grease question

    Paul, my apologies for slow reply, I was fitting new curtain rods all yesterday! I don't have the primary source any more, I looked into this for suspension linkages Spring 19 and cannot recall the details which is why you should be cautious and check. I concluded the most wet environment was...
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    Silly rear wheel spline grease question

    I'd think carefully. Nothing comes for nothing. Boat (trailer) grease works better inundated with water but it lubricates less well. It's a trade-off thing. Consider which offers more value - riding with the axle under water, or riding over 60mph. You'll likely "get away" with using...
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    Removing fuel line quick disconnect

    I plan to splice new connectors into the fuel line of my 1200 Sport. I bought chrome plated brass connectors, made by CPC - check out CPC, they are a global manufacturer making quality connectors. There may be a local supplier in your country. I have not installed mine yet but those I have...
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    Removing fuel line quick disconnect

    A bit off topic, but another way to avoid cross-coupling two fuel line connectors is to NOT install them next to one another. Ensure the connectors are installed few inches apart and you'll never be able to pair them up incorrectly. The shorter tails and connectors won't reach when you mix...
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    GTM Cafe Racer bars - interest?

    I would have a set of the Big-Bike bars, drilled for switch gear, if they fitted the 1200 Sport - the question on fit is the fat old Breva tank, I don't want the tank & bar switchgear to become the new lockstops! ;) Tony
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    Switzerland exchange riders?

    What an interesting idea - I can see a GuzziTech's own informal AirBnB & Guided Tours service developing here! One thing I'd highlight, if you plan to rent a bike in Europe check with the rental company if you plan riding across international borders - not least their insurance may cover only...
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    Side-cut keys

    European part is MG # 978220 - Rotor Kit with Keys.
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    Side-cut keys

    A very helpful post by Andrew, I was wondering how to rekey the locks of my second/spare panniers. This helps enormously. I have built up a tumbler kit for a BMW, I don't know if the tumblers are the same, BMW tumblers come in 3 sizes and you match each indent on the key to its tumbler. I...