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Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by Chet Van Aken, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Chet Van Aken

    Chet Van Aken Tuned and Synch'ed

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    No issues, valves were in spec. again. Fuel filter was fairly easy to change as well. Plugs were a little dirty but no visible wear, changed them as per schedule. It is easy to work on the Guzzi compared to my Aprilia's! (except for the rear wheel removal).
     
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    ssmith996 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Nothing beats my Ducatis’ single sided swing arms for easy rear wheel removal.
     
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    PaulDavies Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Out of interest, what is the recommended mileage for replacing the fuel filter. I cannot even see a reference to it in the owner's manual under servicing.
     
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    Didier Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    If its like my BMW, 50,000 kilometers.
     
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    Chet Van Aken Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I thought I saw it at 24,000 miles. Anyone had issues with the fuel gauge? I had the tank off and upside down and it seems to want to stick on low or high. Took it out and it moves freely and the indicator changes, if slowly. Could be binding a little but there is no calibration procedure I know of?
     
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    roadventure High Miler GT Famiglia

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    And let us not forget the air filter access difficulties.... ;)

    FYI, I am planning to ride to visit a friend who lived just southeast of Montgomery, AL. I see you are not too far from there. How are the temps around late September?
     
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    Chet Van Aken Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Its fine around here in late September. July and August are humid and mid 90's. January and February are occasionally too cold to ride some days (below 50). All you have to watch out for is thunderstorms and rain.
     
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    Chet Van Aken Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Fuel filter is hitting the float on the fuel gauge, fine if you want it to read low or high. Not sure what I did its running fine, I'll take the tank off again and sort it out. Something to look out for when you change it out.

    Also, second time in a year, got a nail in a new rear tire, something wrapped and took out the licence plate light also. Those CO2 repair kits are nice for getting you going but I don't like to run a repaired tire on a bike even if its done right.
     
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    Curt Russell Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Bummer about the new tire. I agree with you about tire repair but have to admit, I usually try to squeeze a couple thousand more miles out of tires after I plug them. Especially if they’re new. I seem to pickup wood or sheet metal screws every time I ride on the shoulder of the road.
     
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    Chet Van Aken Tuned and Synch'ed

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    About the fuel float, the pump/filter assembly leans to the left as you sit on the bike and goes in both ways. If it leans to the right the float will not move properly. Bike works fine either way so pay attention when you replace the fuel filter, unlike me.
     

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