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Forum: EMEA 07-28-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,829
Posted By Bongolia
Buy a PAYG SIM locally and agree...

Buy a PAYG SIM locally and agree route/stops/destination address before the days riding. I went to the Alps/Dolomites in 2012 with a group for the first time. We got separated several times in the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 357,656
Posted By Bongolia
It was too clean if you get my drift. You buy the...

It was too clean if you get my drift. You buy the seller and I wasn't convinced. Then sold before I had chance to check engine and frame numbers with DUK.

Sensible decision even if I didn't make...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 357,656
Posted By Bongolia
Valve check looks easy. Swapping shims would take...

Valve check looks easy. Swapping shims would take a fair while longer though, if not in spec.

Worth checking at 15K I'd say.
Forum: EMEA 07-26-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Bongolia
Any recommended places to stay or camp on the...

Any recommended places to stay or camp on the Glen Coe - Fort William - Skye - Lewis - Ullapool loop, or elsewhere west I'd be grateful to hear.

I'm doing it on a budget and not 5 star. I'll be...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-24-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,965
Posted By Bongolia
After reading this thread, I'm just glad that I...

After reading this thread, I'm just glad that I don't drink coffee.
Forum: EMEA 07-24-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Bongolia
I was hoping I'd miss you :lol3 Lucky man....

I was hoping I'd miss you :lol3

Lucky man. The bloodthirsty Midge hates the sun. Happy anniversary and good walking Paul. Visited Talisker?
Forum: EMEA 07-23-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Bongolia
Skye - Lewis from 28th July?

May head up the West coast of Scotland via the Dales and the Lakes next week.
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,394
Posted By Bongolia
Great photos. I'm thinking of heading up in a...

Great photos. I'm thinking of heading up in a weeks time.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Bongolia
Thanks all, much appreciated. As I said I'm new...

Thanks all, much appreciated. As I said I'm new to the Guzzi Engine and transmission. Got my copy of Guzziology and a couple of manuals for the 850 /1000 engines. I learn quick.

I said ATF...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 40,186
Posted By Bongolia
Lovely Goose.

Lovely Goose.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,933
Posted By Bongolia
In my next life I hope to reach Sakurama level. ...

In my next life I hope to reach Sakurama level.

:d

Master. Great work.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Bongolia
Guzzi LM Problem. ATF leak to rear

Hi

I've just started my apprenticeship with the world of Guzzi so go easy on me :D

The old girl has been laid up for three years and I got her back on the road a couple of week ago.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 67,614
Posted By Bongolia
Ohio, maybe better in a RR report rather than...

Ohio, maybe better in a RR report rather than this thread. Just saying.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,835
Posted By Bongolia
Didn't HD have a prob with the new engines from...

Didn't HD have a prob with the new engines from 2004 and had to introduce oil spray onto the underside of the pistons etc to try to cool them to levels that would ensure a failure farther down the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 357,656
Posted By Bongolia
I'm currently in the UK.

I'm currently in the UK.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 357,656
Posted By Bongolia
Voila. I do like the colour. Pretty clean for a...

Voila. I do like the colour. Pretty clean for a six year old bike.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/bikes/20140717_163604_zpsbf337b85.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 357,656
Posted By Bongolia
I'll get some decent photos when it arrives today.

I'll get some decent photos when it arrives today.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 172,614
Posted By Bongolia
Yamahas pricing on the SR is nuts in the UK. ...

Yamahas pricing on the SR is nuts in the UK.

The strength of the yen plus 20% sales tax means that they are retailing at over $8K.

Nuts. They will be lucky to sell 100.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 357,656
Posted By Bongolia
Good price. Honda dealer and had taken it in...

Good price. Honda dealer and had taken it in trade. They were looking to move it off the floor. Even threw in a warranty.

I'm pretty pleased with it. Plan to fit it out as a semi-tourer /...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 172,614
Posted By Bongolia
Id like to see Y do that as an SR400 variant.

Id like to see Y do that as an SR400 variant.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 357,656
Posted By Bongolia
So last week I went to look at a 1994 900 SL...

So last week I went to look at a 1994 900 SL Ducati and then decided to drop in to the local Honda dealer to check out the Grom. So how did I end up buying this whilst in the showroom?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Bongolia
I couldn't put it better myself :lol3 ...

I couldn't put it better myself :lol3

:freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Bongolia
Tire guy recommended tubes with the BT 45s. ...

Tire guy recommended tubes with the BT 45s.

Valve hole needs drilling out in the rim to take a tubeless valve and the inner rim may have had a problem holding a seal on a tubeless.

Running...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Bongolia
I think the LM alloys were meant to have tubed...

I think the LM alloys were meant to have tubed tires, from what I have read (ie no bead lip)
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Bongolia
Cheers Rumba. I'll ride it until something breaks...

Cheers Rumba. I'll ride it until something breaks :D

What a bike this is. Way better than I imagined. I wrote his earlier today on FB:

'This was a big day for me. I bought this bike 3 years...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Bongolia
Another stupid question: Tires: The...

Another stupid question:

Tires:

The bike has the original LM2 alloy wheels and is fitted with 100/90/H18 front and 120/90/H18 rear Avon Roadrunners, probably tubed.

From reading a few posts...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Bongolia
:lol3 Sorted. Some odd wiring on this...

:lol3

Sorted.

Some odd wiring on this bike. The engine kill switch is wired backwards (off is on) and so is the light rocker. The light problem was the fuse block, some corrosion in the fuse...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Bongolia
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/riches2004x/g1_zps461e6beb.jpg

This was a Mk2 converted to a Mock 1. The guy that did it fitted replacement clocks, headlamp bars etc. I'm assuming he...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Bongolia
Thanks all. Negative strap to front once I pulled...

Thanks all. Negative strap to front once I pulled the side panels so I could see something.

Squirted some light oil in both bores and span it once on the starter with the plugs out, repeated then...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Bongolia
Guzzi Le Mans 2 questions

The bike has been laid up for three years and I'm about to fire her up again.

I have a couple of questions to the learned:

Although this has been in dry storage, I have read that a shot of oil...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 27,893
Posted By Bongolia
:thumb :lurk

:thumb

:lurk
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By Bongolia
It looks like somebody stuck a load of plastic...

It looks like somebody stuck a load of plastic scoops and shit on a small bike.

What is it with product designers these days? Are toasters, vacuum cleaners and bikes all designed by the same...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 218,136
Posted By Bongolia
New wings for Pilot. :clap

New wings for Pilot.

:clap
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,518
Posted By Bongolia
that's impressive for a liter bike. I thought I'd...

that's impressive for a liter bike. I thought I'd read it was low 40's but might be mistaken. Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,518
Posted By Bongolia
I have to say this bike is piquing my...

I have to say this bike is piquing my interestometer.

The only down in the mix is the MPG and the weight. I might be able to forgoe that though. The detail is sweet. Looks well finished.
Forum: EMEA 04-30-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,986
Posted By Bongolia
Theres a facebook page for MR Motorcyclists Geo.

Theres a facebook page for MR Motorcyclists Geo.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,783
Posted By Bongolia
That's a stunner.

That's a stunner.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 40,186
Posted By Bongolia
Thanks Lucky, enjoying the thread and thanks for...

Thanks Lucky, enjoying the thread and thanks for your efforts.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 81,413
Posted By Bongolia
Is there any way of getting a larger tank on...

Is there any way of getting a larger tank on these bikes? It looks like the bodywork won't allow it and there isn't any aftermarket tank as far as I can tell.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Bongolia
Thanks Mark, appreciated.

Thanks Mark, appreciated.
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