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Spine Registry & Pic Thread

Discussion in 'Spine' started by GT-Rx®, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Bigbear

    Bigbear Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Lucky Bugga! Nice to see you out & about. We are coming to the end of our summer & are still Lock-down 3 -no non essential travel :( - but I couldn't stand house arrest any longer & took the 992 down to the testing station on Sat to get the warrant I had gone for before lock-down but failed - no horn (wires came off) & no front break rear stoplight (because lil ball bearing in switch was"stuck" from lack of use!).
    Anyway I can tell you no fun police would have wiped the grin off my face for the sheer pleasure of the ride there & back.
    Oh yes got the warrant despite headlight floating because of a broken bracket - which I have now fixed.
    Note your beauty has the rectangular light - ( is available as Kawasaki replica from Taiwan for $12).
    Now you've tempted me for another ride - will do the same with the 1100 but will take the long way round hahaha.
     
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  2. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I'm glad that you got to take your bike out for a ride.... :) We are also suppose to stay at home and only leave if it is absolutely needed..... So yes, I can't see how I could possibly harm anyone while I'm riding a motorcycle...... Our police / government stated that they would not pull anybody over for any reason, so I do take some rides every now ant then. I work in our local Level 1 Trauma Center's Pediatric Emergency Department, and I actually got to leave four hours early today, due to a lack of patients, which is a good thing! :) So the first thing I did after I got home was pulling my 1996 GSXR1100 out of the barn, and then spend the following two hours burning up our country roads with that bike. Off all the bikes I own, I love riding the GSXR the most. That bike's engine is highly modified (this bike was raced at the Michigan International Raceway in the late 90's), and I have right at 200 hp on the rear wheel hitting the asphalt.... The power of this bike is so intoxicating...... :) On the brighter side of life, I bought me a 1987 LeMans 1000SE today. I'm driving to New Hampshire in two weeks to take her to her new stable here in Raleigh NC. I sold my 1985 LeMans to a good friend of mine when I needed to come up with some cash for a 1100 Sport I wanted, and I had been missing the LeMans ever since....... I will post the pictures of that bike in my next post.

    Anyway my friend, stay safe and healthy down under, and I hope that you get a couple more therapeutic rides in soon! :)
     
  3. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I finally had some time this week with servicing the 1997 1100 Sport, which I bought from her Canadian owners last October. This bike was highly modified both mechanically and cosmetically by her first Californian collector / owner. The cam was balanced and the engine blue printed, the fuel mapping was replaced from the ECU to a Power Commander, and this bike was then Dyno tuned. Very view parts remained stock on this bike, and I added my modifications to this bike by adding the single seater and the belly fairing. Sadly enough, the paint of those two items is not a perfect match, so I will need to remove and get them repainted.




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    Greasing the drive shaft while also checking and greasing the splines. I'm using Würth SIG 3000 High Impact Grease.
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    I heard of several 1100 Sport owners who have lost their engines due to the oil filter spinning off while riding their bikes. So installing a hose clamp around the filter is normal operation procedure now when changing the oil filters. I use Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W50 full synthetic oil with a Mobil 1 oil filter.
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    Servicing the final drive the easy way!
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    I heard some rumors on several other forums about Red Line's transmission oil not being good to our transmissions, so I contacted both Harpers and Red Line's customer service departments, and both came back with nothing but positive comments about this transmission oil, so I will most definitely continue adding it into my Guzzi's.
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  4. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    Oh so beautiful Andy! Really awesome. :party::party::party:

    I LOVED the video until the moment I fell out of the chair when I saw... :sick::sick::sick:

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    I know you love these Sports so please, I beg you on my knees, beg, beg, beg...

    Never put anything but a SINGLE KEY, by itself, in these bikes. :shake::shake::shake:

    Nothing makes me more sick than seeing a drop dead beautiful bike with a scratched up triple tree or scratches all around the ignition switch, from a collection of keys and crap.

    These bikes of yours, are rolling artwork. That clump of keys, is a travesty! I'm crying here...:cry::cry::cry:

    Other than that, they are perfect! Well done!

    I'm jealous... :envy::envy::envy:

    :):):)
     
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  5. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    How cool is this!

    This picture showed the original Moto Guzzi Lake Como factory assembly line while it was loaded up with one red and then followed by a full line of blue 1995 1100 Sports!

    The gentleman who took this picture visited / toured the factory in early 1995, right after he received his new 1994 1100 Sport, which he had just purchased & was delivered to his home in December 1994. He, as of today, still owns his 1994 1100 Sport.

    This is the only picture that I have ever seen of 1100 Sports sitting on the assembly line at the Moto Guzzi factory!

    Andy

    ps: I did ask for permission to share this picture.....

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  6. thierry roullier

    thierry roullier Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Beautiful. It looks like you have the 16'' front wheel as well.
     
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  7. MedicAndy

    MedicAndy Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I had a 1985 LM IV, which I sold to a friend of mine, and that also bike had a 16" front wheel. I like the 16" front wheels, which for me help the bike turn faster, especially when the wheel is matched with a great tire. So yes, my new LM IV also has the 16" front wheel, which works great for me.
     
  8. Spencer McGeehan

    Spencer McGeehan Just got it firing!

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    1996 Sport 1100
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    My first Guzzi and wow, what a bike. It has open airpods and a full Staintune system and the sound is inspiring to say the least. 12,000 miles and I certainly don't plan to keep it stored away without riding. Will be sure to check the gear oil for any signs of deterioration.
     
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  9. Bigbear

    Bigbear Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Hey Scott,
    Agreed, only after a friend asked me to ride his bike once because he said it was making a funny noise in the engine at certain revs.
    Turned out to be the multitudious keys that rattled on the tree at certain revs!
    I sanded mill marks on my triple tree with a Dremel tool & only use a leather key fob.
    Now you'll probably respond re the extra gauges, but I do like to see the oil pressure, as for the rest - necessities like radar detector & tire pressure/temp (car type -because I have 2 bikes, so one side is the 1100 & the other side for the 992); & oh yes air-box pressure & time for those long distance time checks.
    Cant argue with anything Andy does tho because he has more Sports than anyone on the planet!

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  10. lucky phil

    lucky phil Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    My bike.

    Ciao

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  11. Bigbear

    Bigbear Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Mmmmm descisions descisions.
    I'd go with the black. Looks more comfortable for both rider & pillion.
     

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