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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-05-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,635
Views: 79,515
Posted By lordabhi
Thank you Wolfgang and Dave for giving me...

Thank you Wolfgang and Dave for giving me training me with the "Baptism through fire" approach. It was quite interesting to be in a situation where I better learn or get washed out - no if and buts...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,103
Posted By lordabhi
Paging Wolfgang

Hey Wolfgang - thanks for sending me the link for this ride report. I am so jealous and hope to join you guys one of these days. I do miss Jacksonville. Houston is not the same. This ride report...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,633
Posted By lordabhi
If you want to talk to Pete - you will find him...

If you want to talk to Pete - you will find him at Guzzitech.com
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 55,175
Posted By lordabhi
If you ever plan to ride to Florida -...

If you ever plan to ride to Florida - Jacksonville then let me know. I have a guest room and a well equipped garage. Will be glad to assist in any way. PM me and I will give you my contact number.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,019,315
Posted By lordabhi
BMWs New Liquid-Cooled Boxer GS Spotted in the Wild

BMWs New Liquid-Cooled Boxer Spotted in the Wild (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/bmws-liquidcooled-boxer-spotted-wild/)

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Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,762
Posted By lordabhi
BMWs New Liquid-Cooled Boxer

BMWs New Liquid-Cooled Boxer Spotted in the Wild (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/bmws-liquidcooled-boxer-spotted-wild/)

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Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,762
Posted By lordabhi
To bring MG to mainstream you need little more hp...

To bring MG to mainstream you need little more hp than old tired lump can produce - with or without the water jacket. I don't see anything wrong in using a motor from Piaggio's parts bin. MG and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 156,147
Posted By lordabhi
Normal with wet clutch. My bandit does it too.

Normal with wet clutch. My bandit does it too.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,195
Posted By lordabhi
I got my Bandit in 2007 (one of the first ones to...

I got my Bandit in 2007 (one of the first ones to be imported to US). It has never given me any issues - 20K miles on her. The motor keeps on getting smoother with time. The gear box is a work of...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,762
Posted By lordabhi
I think it is a smart move by Piaggio keep the...

I think it is a smart move by Piaggio keep the transverse V configuration - for Guzzi at least for the near future while they liquid cool the motor. This way they have a shot at retaining the old...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,762
Posted By lordabhi
[QUOTE=Graemsay;15090844]Guzzi's current 1200 cc...

[QUOTE=Graemsay;15090844]Guzzi's current 1200 cc engine produces 110 bhp / 81 kW and has peak torque of 80 ft lb / 110 Nm in Griso 8V spec...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,248
Posted By lordabhi
which bike are you moving up from? - if you are...

which bike are you moving up from? - if you are predominantly a sport bike rider/lover than RR will appeal to you more. You cannot go wrong with either - if BMW is what you want.
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,762
Posted By lordabhi
It may not be a bad idea if MG swaps the old air...

It may not be a bad idea if MG swaps the old air cooled with the new water cooled engine and makes MGS-01 street legal. The design and the looks are spot on - even after a decade.
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,762
Posted By lordabhi
BMW should think of cooling engine plus the shaft...

BMW should think of cooling engine plus the shaft with water.. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,688
Posted By lordabhi
2 years ago there was a vendor who was selling...

2 years ago there was a vendor who was selling these bikes new for 2800 plus title and registration at Daytona bike week.
I would buy it for 2800. It is a very good bike for that money.
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,762
Posted By lordabhi
Moto Guzzi to go liquid cooled

Just received my March edition of Motorcyclist and page 20 it says...

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Moto Guzzi is working on liquid cooled engine. The Italian brand is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 17,618
Posted By lordabhi
BMW should steal some Honda engineers to help...

BMW should steal some Honda engineers to help them redesign the FD!! Otherwise a perfect bike. I would buy R 12 R in a heart beat just to look at it every day.

I am biased towards shafts and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,554
Posted By lordabhi
Let me know if you need any support near the town...

Let me know if you need any support near the town of Vadodara. That's my home town - although I dont live in India anymore - I still have my friends who can help you in case of emergency.

...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,473
Posted By lordabhi
... there is no good answer to this question, and...

... there is no good answer to this question, and I feel the cure is to have a V twin and a in-line 4 on the stable at any given time. The brand and flavor may change but there is no denying that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,378
Posted By lordabhi
Like a new shaft had it been a BMW :evil But...

Like a new shaft had it been a BMW :evil
But you have a point I did not ride it much. The miles are getting split between other bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,880
Posted By lordabhi
I though I had no brand loyalty.. but after...

I though I had no brand loyalty.. but after having a motoguzzi i am starting to doubt my 'no brand loyality' position. Sometime one sweet bike can do this to you!!
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,378
Posted By lordabhi
Go for it if that's what you want. I have a...

Go for it if that's what you want. I have a black 1250 for past 4 years with 15K miles - no issues so far.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 28,658
Posted By lordabhi
Check this out...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-2009-Royal-Enfield-Electra-X-Bullet-500-/300463959108?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item45f50c2c44
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By lordabhi
If I could change one thing in Breva - that would...

If I could change one thing in Breva - that would be the tall first gear. I just dont get that. Breava's first gear is Bandit's second. I have yet to find a reason to go to the 6th. I feel 5th is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 28,658
Posted By lordabhi
I thought Indian market got only the 350 cc...

I thought Indian market got only the 350 cc version. Perhaps I am wrong. Do you know how much 350 and 500 cost in Indian Rupees?
I plan to buy a bike this time I visit India. My old KB4S...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By lordabhi
The dealer will replace the dash under warranty -...

The dealer will replace the dash under warranty - they did the paper work. Now let's hope MG stocks this part. Meanwhile I asked which oil filter they use and I was told they use HiFlow as the 9 out...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By lordabhi
Yes - I plan to do the 600 mile service myslef....

Yes - I plan to do the 600 mile service myslef. Got every thing I need - Redline 10 W 60, Valve gasket, feeler guage, oil filter (both UFI and Bosh back up in case UFI leaks), oil filter wrench -...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By lordabhi
Issues with dash...

Breva now has about 400 miles (work did not allow me to ride her much) and issues have started to crop.

Yesterday the LCD section of the dash started blanking out at around 3000 rpms. But the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,234
Posted By lordabhi
Had my Bandit for 4 years now. Got one form the...

Had my Bandit for 4 years now. Got one form the first batch that was imported to US. Not a single issue. What a great bike. Has 14K miles on the clock and all I did was change oil. Has heated grips,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By lordabhi
Thanks a lot guys. I did some web search...

Thanks a lot guys.

I did some web search and found the rubber covered hole through which one can locate the markings to help TDC, I am good to go.
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,072
Posted By lordabhi
<TABLE border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0...

<TABLE border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=660><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 7px; PADDING-LEFT: 4px; FONT-SIZE: 12px; PADDING-TOP: 7px" bgColor=#000000 width=519>Broward...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By lordabhi
One more question.. How do I know the piston is...

One more question.. How do I know the piston is at TDC on compression to check the valve clearance? I am used to notches lining up on Jap bikes... wonder how one does it in Moto Guzzi. - Workshop...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By lordabhi
Cool. I realize guzzi is an acquired taste. ...

Cool. I realize guzzi is an acquired taste. What about the first service?
The manual says change all fluides.. but does not say anything about the valves. BMW has similar setup but they recommend...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By lordabhi
Got it. I usually don't baby my bikes and treat...

Got it. I usually don't baby my bikes and treat them as commodity. I put about 75 miles on her today and was around 3.5 to 5 K. At what point do I open her up?
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By lordabhi
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=478616&l=d4d...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=478616&l=d4d098ce59&id=100000208101091

I posted a photo of my bike in facebook. Hopefully the link will work.

In any case I still have my Bandit. I was...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By lordabhi
Breva 1100

Got a new toy today.. Moto Guzzi Breva 1100. 07 left over. Just put in 20 miles as it was raining cats and dogs here at Jacksonville. First impression - gear box is sweet - little on the softer...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 22,855
Posted By lordabhi
The fact is BMW has shaft problem and they need...

The fact is BMW has shaft problem and they need to fix it. Honda and Kawasaki dont have shaft problem so it is not the concept but design, engineering and implementation. BMW should do some...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,565
Posted By lordabhi
Good bike but bad shaft

Note sure of you want a bike with a shaft problem in Alaska. Get a good jap machine if you want reliability. Roundel is good only if you have stomach for bad news at worst possible place.
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,783
Posted By lordabhi
+1 on Bandit 1250 with Shaft. But keep the...

+1 on Bandit 1250 with Shaft. But keep the weight under 450 lbs dry
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 68,713
Posted By lordabhi
[quote=GregB] If BMW tunes it to get great...

[quote=GregB]
If BMW tunes it to get great performance and mileage on a fully broken in motor at the expense of a few issues on a brand new bike, that is fine with me. I do feel that they may be...
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