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Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2015, 04:09 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Your are correct, Nick. Contrary to its great...

Your are correct, Nick. Contrary to its great confidence, 160 MPH is a wee bit out of range for the Mighty Falcon - unless riding in the hold of an airplane or falling off the side of a mountain.
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Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2015, 06:04 PM
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Posted By leafman60
Today I took the Falcon out for a 200 mile trip...

Today I took the Falcon out for a 200 mile trip to Dauphin Island for the annual vintage motorcycle show there. I entered it in the Non-Restored Original category and won the 2nd Place Trophy.
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Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 08:14 PM
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Posted By leafman60
Fabulous, Nick. Thanks! You out-did...

Fabulous, Nick. Thanks!

You out-did yourself this time! Good job.

I'm planning on taking mine out for a ride tomorrow to a bike show.

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Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 11:26 AM
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Posted By leafman60
I've never even heard of a Hillman Imp! ...

I've never even heard of a Hillman Imp!

The ADVNF thread is an educational place!

lol
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2015, 08:45 PM
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Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
I know this will get a rise out of a lot of...

I know this will get a rise out of a lot of people ... but, I never had much trouble from Lucas items on my old British bikes. Yes, engine vibration could cause switch problems and connection...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 06:12 AM
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Posted By leafman60
I believe that all or most of our NFalcon dynamo...

I believe that all or most of our NFalcon dynamo units are made by Bosch.


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Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9,877
Views: 1,550,016
Posted By leafman60
I've never heard of that. If the oil is JASO...

I've never heard of that.

If the oil is JASO rated, it should be okay for wet clutches.

I used mineral oil in mine at first and then switched to synthetic oil and had no problems.

I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-21-2015, 01:39 AM
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Posted By leafman60
The Stelvio makes no pretense about being a...

The Stelvio makes no pretense about being a hard-core dirtbike, nor does the BMW GS or the KTM Adventure. They're all heavyweight adventure bikes that will take you comfortably along long distance...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2015, 07:11 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Suzuki !!??? Banquo! And what is that item...

Suzuki !!??? Banquo!

And what is that item on the ground beside it?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2015, 06:38 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Yes, Franz, I understand and don't blame you. ...

Yes, Franz, I understand and don't blame you.

When it's broken-in, I bet it'll pull 120 all day long with no problem.

You sure did a good job on the rebuild.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2015, 04:17 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Lookin good, Kater! We are also...

Lookin good, Kater!

We are also interested in how it performs. Will it cruise at 140 KPH?

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Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 12:47 PM
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Posted By leafman60
Could some energetic tinkerer not construct...

Could some energetic tinkerer not construct something that would work instead of the Dynamo?

How about some permanent super magnets on the back side of the flywheel and some wire coils behind it...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-18-2015, 04:58 AM
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Posted By leafman60
I recently received an inquiry about how I like...

I recently received an inquiry about how I like my MIVV muffler on my 2012 Stelvio NTX.

My email response-

I like the MIVV muffler. I had tried a GPR but I find the MIVV sounds better.
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Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 07:31 PM
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Posted By leafman60
Another good clutch service guide- ...

Another good clutch service guide-

http://www.guzzitreff.de/cms/index.php?Technik:Kupplung_tauschen
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:53 AM
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Posted By leafman60
With a little research, trial and error, I think...

With a little research, trial and error, I think someone could come up with an easy way to adapt a currently-produced muffler to the X bikes.


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Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 04:50 AM
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Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
I plan to keep it updated, Nick, so we await...

I plan to keep it updated, Nick, so we await another of your nice trip video productions. How about a springtime excursion to the woods, rivers and creeks up there?



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Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2015, 06:15 PM
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Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
THREAD INDEX AT BEGINNING I've constructed a...

THREAD INDEX AT BEGINNING

I've constructed a fairly comprehensive index of our Nuovo Falcone thread and it is posted at the beginning of the thread, way back there!
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Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 06:13 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Sometimes less is more!

Sometimes less is more!
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:12 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Good SBN. Leo Vince makes several...

Good SBN.

Leo Vince makes several nice-looking and nice-sounding mufflers for your bike that are not super expensive.

Most of my friends have gone to the aftermarket mufflers and then fitted a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 05:43 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Congratulations, SBN! Looks to me like you are...

Congratulations, SBN! Looks to me like you are doing pretty well!

Your Sertao is outfitted for some serious travel and you have a pretty wife going with you. You can't do much better than that!
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Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 12:55 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Im 6-2 and ride an 09 XCo. The answers to...

Im 6-2 and ride an 09 XCo.

The answers to all of your questions plus many other helpful answers are in pasts posts.

If you take some time and read through the thread, you will be an XCo...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 02:08 AM
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Views: 14,389
Posted By leafman60
This is a very entertaining report! You...

This is a very entertaining report!

You don't always need bigger.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 06:32 PM
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Posted By leafman60
Assuming there is no mechanical problem, the knob...

Assuming there is no mechanical problem, the knob should not spin off when turned all the way left. If it feels loose then that means you have removed all the preload from the preload circuit and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2015, 04:10 AM
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Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
That is a very clean, attractive custom. ...

That is a very clean, attractive custom.

Good work!


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Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 03:49 PM
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Posted By leafman60
Regarding the decompression lever issue, fixing...

Regarding the decompression lever issue, fixing it does not require an engine tear-down. One need only to remove the valve cover as if checking the valve lash. Removing and replacing the decomp lever...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 07:50 AM
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Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
By the way, the Civile-type muffers are still...

By the way, the Civile-type muffers are still available. Ditto for the military bunkbeds, I think.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-08-2015, 01:09 PM
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Posted By leafman60
Beetle is here along with all you need to know...

Beetle is here along with all you need to know about map changing.

http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=69168.0
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 06:53 AM
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Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
Yes, Kater! I have watched those old tractor...

Yes, Kater! I have watched those old tractor videos too! Lots of interesting European tractors.

Your Falcon Civile is only a drill job away from sounding like that!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-08-2015, 03:58 AM
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Posted By leafman60
RE : My 37 MPG figure at 65-75ish My bike...

RE : My 37 MPG figure at 65-75ish

My bike has a MIVV muffler and I was running without baffle. I have a free-flow air filter and the engine is remapped with a Canadian map using Guzzidiag.

I do...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 03:43 AM
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Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
The hole saw method of removing a baffle plug...

The hole saw method of removing a baffle plug works very well on most of the H-D tapered mufflers. The trouble of ramming them out with a spike is that remaining baffle plug material can sometimes...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 05:07 PM
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Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
Well, I don't want to be corrupting the minds of...

Well, I don't want to be corrupting the minds of my law-abiding and civilized European cousins by influencing them to alter their bikes to make loud sound.

My Harley-Davidson proclivities cannot...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 01:41 PM
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Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
Check this excellent video that I posted some...

Check this excellent video that I posted some time ago. These bikes apparently have the mufflers "modified." Listen at point 3:17.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6UscLJrAMI


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Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
No, no. It is a small obstruction that can be...

No, no. It is a small obstruction that can be cleanly drilled-through with a hole saw.

If you are happy then all is well. Leave it alone.

Sometime, I can post a sound recording of mine running....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
With two mufflers to split up the exhaust, the...

With two mufflers to split up the exhaust, the sound is not loud. You can remove the rear baffle first and then try it before removing the front.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
Kater, have you considered opening up the...

Kater, have you considered opening up the internal baffles of the mufflers to add some sound to the machine so it will not seem like a lawnmower running?

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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12,908
Views: 1,827,008
Posted By leafman60
Speaking of fuel economy- This past...

Speaking of fuel economy-

This past weekend I made a 300-mile trip without my saddlebags and using premium fuel in my Stelvio. My speed ranged between 65-70 most of the time and I averaged...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9,877
Views: 1,550,016
Posted By leafman60
The fork legs are actually different part...

The fork legs are actually different part numbers, 894MM vs 869MM, and the rear shock is slightly shorter.

However, if you modify the stock 09 forks and rear shock to give you the proper sag...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
Banquo, you must have washed the bike! It sure...

Banquo, you must have washed the bike! It sure looks clean in that picture!

Sorry you are not feeling well. Hope you get better soon.

When you do, I hope you'll re-do that same little trip and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 124,652
Posted By leafman60
Kater, that thing looks beautiful! I know it...

Kater, that thing looks beautiful!

I know it was a lot of work.

I hope you will make more images including some up-close shots and post them. Beautiful work there.

Many of us await your...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9,877
Views: 1,550,016
Posted By leafman60
The clutch cover and the water pump issues as...

The clutch cover and the water pump issues as well as the surging issues pertain to the earlier models and not the '09 Chinese engine -as far as I know.

BMW had one or two recall bulletins for...
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