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What did you do to your Moto Guzzi today?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by pokeyjoe, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Well done, now if you lose the rear fender, it'll be even better.
     
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    essexboydave Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Brake pads renewed and everything I can think of checked over so bike booked in for it's mot (roadworthiness test) tomorrow! So long as it passes all I need to do is pay the road tax then I can actually get out and ride my new toy :cool:
     
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    tonUPRacer Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Rode it like I stole it :D
     
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    matson Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I gave her a bath and attended to the grime, tar, spray and other assorted crap decorating those lovely primary exhaust pipes. They were a lovely hue of tarnished copper :( so I broke out the heavy duty arsenal of power drill, various polishing buffs and crèmes, cloths etc, whipped off the side covers and after a couple of hours... Hey presto :D
    Oh, and fitted an R-Jays tail bag ;)
     

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    wittangamo Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Beautiful job on those headers, matson. I don't mind the golden hue Griso pipes get when well flogged, but it pains me to see the mottled brown spots of baked on oil, bugs and road splatter. Your bike is proof that they can look like new with a little/lot of effort. Kudos. B)
     
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    Ray1150 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Changed the headlamp bulb on the 1100 sport for a Philips xtreme power 100% more light allegedly, couldn't see diddly as it was on an unlit road so it can't be worse.
    What a fiddly job, took me 40 mins, need the hands of a child to get in amongst the fairing struts, wiring, cables etc...
    There is a rumour that they don't last long..........we'll see.
     
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    Stevie Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I'm going with a bad O2 sensor. It runs like a champ now with the reflash, PC-V and AutoTune. Thanks for the great work Todd. :D
     
  8. ghezzi

    ghezzi High Miler GT Contributor

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    Fitted a Brembo radial master cylinder a few months ago = no mirror mount.
    Well it pisses me off not knowing what is on my flank, so I purchased a pair of clutch/brake 'C' clamps with mirror posts from Ducati. Bugger! They are 8mm holes and my mirror stems are 10mm.

    So I put up with a left mirror (in Australia) for 6 months. Been searching for mirrors to suit for a long time, found a pair today clearly marked 8mm. Get home and they have 10mm Allen bolts in the pack. Aaaarrrgghhhh!

    Found two 8mm Allen bolts, ironically the spring washers for the 8mm bolts wedged in the hole in the mirror arm.

    Yeah! I can see.

    Had to fashion a new reservoir bracket, drew blood on the drill press but hey, it was a job well done. Now to ride.
     
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    jdgretz Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Tightened the side stand (again - used Lock-Tite this time :angry: ), changed lube in the rear end and gear box. I was going to change oil as well but the filter wrench decided it did not want to remove the filter today. I'll try again on Monday since it's supposed to be raining a bit here then. New Bill Mayer saddle earlier this week - boy does it feel nice.

    jdg
     
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    lomax Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Did about a 100 mile lap of the hills after doing my 600 mile service a couple of weeks ago. The old girl found some new power above 5K RPM ??????? Thanks for not pulling me over. :lol:

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    Marc
     
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    Conteacher Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Got rid of the black widow that was hiding in the battery compartment. Drained the tank and cleaned the petcock filter. Hopefully that will solve the fueling issue.
     
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    Mackers Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Completed the 50,000km service on my Breva 1100. Had to get the dealer to change the alternator belt because I couldn't get in to loosen the alternator. Did the rest myself.

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    Roblatt High Miler

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    Good to see I'm not the only one using tin foil for oil changes.
    Almost as good as using it for tin hats.

    Today I snuck her panniers out of storage to load them. Wednesday, I take her for a seven day jaunt down the GOR and surrounding areas.
     
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    Barenekd Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    The black widow was causing fueling problems? Was he drinking a lot? ;)
    Bare
     
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    SullZ Just got it firing! GT Famiglia

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    Removed center stand from my 2012 Norge. It was a real pucker factor at times in the twisty sections.
     
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    There's been plenty written here in the early days of the B11's. Raise the pipe a little by adjusting the bracket, cut the rubber stopper down and it should cure the problem.


    Robert
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    And if you're over 170 lbs with gear on, putting a real rear shock set up for your weight/specs, in addition to having zero center-stand bottoming issues, will give you much more confidence in the the bike, and a ride like you can't imagine. I have several options on the Store; http://guzzitech.com/store/category/16-suspension
     
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    matson Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I rode it :D and I pressed the go button for Todd's full fuelling kit (PCV/AT, ECU) and the airbox ring w/ BMC filter.
    While I was in the store (online) I added the Centurion S to facilitate future home tune / servicing, TPS adjust etc :cool:
    Feeling like a kid the night before xmas. :woohoo:
    Looking forward to fitting the new toys and getting my geek on - just a bit.
     
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    mohawkeye Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I was going to take the Stelvio out this morning for a "dawn patrol" breakfast ride with a friend to our local hangout, but noticed that the clutch had WAAAAAAYYYY too much free play, so back in the garage it went and out the garage came my other bike. After I returned home, I was able to see the plunger pin position, and made a pretty major adjustment. All's well now! I'm just curious as to how suddenly the pin went out of adjustment...
     
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    ahernandez74 Just got it firing!

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    What kinda tail bag is that? Pretty small, not bad though. I would get it too.
     

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