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transforming a 1998 EV 11 Touring...

Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by peters, Aug 23, 2017.

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  1. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Just seeing this. In short, most California model seats post '98 will work, yes. No dog bone as these are twin shock models, so you'd need shorter rear shocks, and you can slide the forks up in the triples a few inches as well. Depending on your budget (if on the cheap, I can't be of much help), but if you want custom shocks, see the Store tab at the top of the page.
     
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    Adrian Beckham Tuned and Synch'ed

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    "Yes, I have the air box element ring in the Store; https://www.guzzitech.com/store/product/gt-rx-cnc-cal-1100-air-box-lid/ "

    I've just hacked the lid off a standard airbox to simulate this mod, leaving just a ring to hold the filter in place. The bike fires and runs well until I attempt to put the tank back on when it dies and cuts out, refusing to start until I move the tank back on it's mounting. Is there the smallest chance that the tank is somehow blocking air to the filter? it certainly feels like it.
     
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    Helmetbolt Just got it firing!

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    I'm in the process of doing the same type of thing. I'm turning my 2001 Cali Special into a roadster. I started with a "Tank Shop" tank, I had to remove the air box for the tank to fit, so replaced it with K&N pod filters. I then removed the collector box and standard silencers. I replaced these with an "H" pipe crossover and a pair of Mistral silencers. The bike ticks over fine, but I will probably have to fit a power commander once I have road tested it. I have used a modern V7 seat and tail unit, which with a bit of adjusting fits quite well. I'm going to use Le Mans style side panels which I have. I've still got to sort out the brackets for these and then fit the front guard. I still need to come up with a solution to move the footrests back.

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    Helmetbolt Just got it firing!

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    Andrewhush Just got it firing!

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    Hi, we met last year at heddon when you brought your bike across. I am planning the same sort of thing on my 1998 cali ev (and sidecar) using a t3 tank, seat, mudguards and sidepanels. So far I have moved the ecu into the battery space and am about to replace the stock airbox with k&n pods. How did you get on with your road tests? Did you need a power commander?

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    Andrew (also in Stanley!)
     
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    I like it much more now!
     
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    Matteo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    My roadster, made flat side panels and chopped sides off the seat so I could get both feet flat on the ground. Lemans 4 tank added some fuel capacity. Love riding this bike .2000 Jackal.
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    Sheepdog Just got it firing!

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    I have a couple of ‘07 California Vintage machines in pretty great shape. I removed the luggage and their attendant mounts and guards on one of them and the bike lost 45 pounds. I re-calibrated the suspension, installed some Pirelli Sport Demons, put on a Black Eagle seat, and ordered some parts to change out the handlebars and a few other details. Well, parts are taking forever to arrive, but here are a couple of photos to give you an idea of what I’m going for. The handling on this bike is super. Between the tires, suspension setup, and weight loss, it fulfills the promise of the Black Eagle without the cheesy omissions and flat black paint job. I still love my full-on touring Vintage too, but light weight turns the modified version into a very comfy blast to ride on backroads.

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