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  1. RJVB

    RIP to RIP Norge :)

    Thanks Brian, Making the decision was the hard part, or so I thought. Coming back here I realise I'll miss ye'all too (though it'll be easier to come back here than to get back on a bike). Truth be told though I think life and I will just move on to other things, just as I've in fact been doing...
  2. RJVB

    Breva 11 - Norge 12 & 1200 Sport Registry and picture thread

    Hey Todd, I fear it's highly unlikely I'll buy another motorcycle because of a back problem that became apparent last year. But who knows, if we move back to an urban area I might need to find a way around that. I didn't get the impression the new owner is very fluent in English, but I sent...
  3. RJVB

    Mode switch contact

    Hi, My (now sold) 2007 Norge developed a small issue in the Mode switch; the selection (press) contact has become difficult. I've sprayed in what I think is a liberal amount of contact spray which helped a bit but hasn't yet resolved the issue entirely. Can this switch assembly be opened safely...
  4. RJVB

    CARC strip for bearing replacement.

    Going over my bike with the (then still potential) new owner we discovered what seems to be a tiny amount of vertical play on the rear wheel (bike on the centre stand). My knowledge in this area seems to have evaporated, so I couldn't affirm whether this was normal (related to the reaction arm...
  5. RJVB

    Breva 11 - Norge 12 & 1200 Sport Registry and picture thread

    VIN#ZGULPH0146M111908 : new owner: David-Olivier Flamand, dept. Nord, France (since 26/5/2018)
  6. RJVB

    RIP to RIP Norge :)

    My Norge had been mostly Resting In Peace on our doorstep for the last 4-5 years since I somehow lost my interest in riding (and shouldn't really any longer now, with a back problem that became apparent last year). But yesterday she went back to Ride Inducing Pleasure - in the hands of a new...
  7. RJVB

    Norge easy dashboard cover removal tips?

    My memory from the times that I had to change or adjust bulbs is that the inner fairing only comes off up to a certain point if you leave on the windscreen mounts. Note that I have the GT model, not the one with the motorised windscreen. Does anyone know why you have to disconnect the dash...
  8. RJVB

    Norge easy dashboard cover removal tips?

    Hi, We had a hailstorm here the other day, which caused a fracture in the inner fairing aka dashboard cover. Between that and the paint issue on my fuel tank I'm really not having a lot of luck selling the bike in optimum conditions... Official estimate for replacement is 2.5 hours work which...
  9. RJVB

    Grigio Excalibur touch-up paint from rsbikepaint.com ?

    Thanks - exactly the reasoning I'd been doing myself ... Additional thoughts are that if I list now I may also have to lower the price to incite buyers who wouldn't be considering an acquisition in an off-season, and if I don't sell the bike might get a "track record" for having been up for...
  10. RJVB

    Grigio Excalibur touch-up paint from rsbikepaint.com ?

    Hi, Does anyone have any experience with the silver-gray (Grigio Excalibur) paint provided by rsbikepaint.com for a 2006/2007 Norge 1200? I am looking for a touch-up applicator but with 13€ shipping for 11€ of product I'd prefer some confirmation that the match is close enough before I order...
  11. RJVB

    RJVB & HOLT; Where are you ? Is everything OK ?

    RSS is a news syndication protocol that allows sites to publish (summarise) "news" (like forum posts) in a standard way that can then be read by dedicated applications. If you're really "that old" you may remember Usenet News: RSS is comparable except that it only allows you to read articles...
  12. RJVB

    Modern "No Start" issue solution

    I think you're correct w.r.t. the hot start problem. The extra elements are for the other starting issue, in which the ECU sees a battery voltage that's too low, and disables the starter.
  13. RJVB

    Modern "No Start" issue solution

    Hi, More details in the attachment. Sorry I only have it in French but it may already be available in English in the tech docs section. The fix consists of adding a (big?) capacitor and a diode to the existing circuit which apparently has been designed to receive those extra components (so this...
  14. RJVB

    Modern "No Start" issue solution

    That sounds like an independent problem that's only related because it also causes a starting failure. Given that others ride Guzzis under much warmer conditions than likely in the UK (probably even *with* the relative humidity I'd expect on a warm UK day) it seems likely you indeed have a...
  15. RJVB

    RJVB & HOLT; Where are you ? Is everything OK ?

    By popular request then :) As Todd says, I haven't been riding much, probably even less than he implied. I'm simply not going through the easiest phase of my life. Being out of work, over-specialised and over-40s and in a region that simply has next to nothing to offer to me job-wise means I...
  16. RJVB

    Norge ABS stays lit

    Wow, after >3y I hope the OP solved his issue! ;)
  17. RJVB

    Spine Registry & Pic Thread

    And they called her the Danger Jaune? :)
  18. RJVB

    MIGHT be dangerous...new recall for >2011 CA.R.C. bikes

    What's truly worrying is if indeed the part was used as a replacement; I'm presuming there's (next to) no traceability in that case and owners could have a nasty surprise...
  19. RJVB

    speed bleed

    Anyone know these? Seems interesting (esp. with the bleeding procedure for the ABS equipped bikes ...) though for us metric majority it would require having a non-metric wrench or socket at hand. http://www.speedbleeder.com/
  20. RJVB

    Norge stock shock: when was the upgrade?

    Well, I also bought my (previous) Norge in 2007 (july), but according to the VIN it was almost a year old at that time. The one I'm looking at right now was 1st registered in April 2008, but constructed in 2007, so the jury is out on the shock (but not on the oil pump I hope!).
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