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Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
It's a world of difference. The floorboards are...

It's a world of difference. The floorboards are significantly farther forward, so my knees are relaxed, the bar is a perfect reach and the angle isn't hard on the wrist. Most importantly, the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Well, as you probably guessed, the old girl has...

Well, as you probably guessed, the old girl has moved on to her new life in California. From Portland, she came to Denver rundown, rusting, and barely running. After a brief but transformative...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Deer heads and Clint Eastwood movie posters?! ...

Deer heads and Clint Eastwood movie posters?! Damn, your garage is cooler than mine...

I do have one Led Zeppelin poster, but sadly I've yet to shoot a deer. I'll need to work on that. Good...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Nice! Looks good out there...if not a little...

Nice! Looks good out there...if not a little dirty and out of gas.:D

Glad she got you home safe and sound.:thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
I practice that one as often as possible...:shog ...

I practice that one as often as possible...:shog

Not sure what's next. I'm joining a boxing gym, so I guess that sort of counts toward the list. We'll see how that goes. I'm sure I'll be sore...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Alright, alright I'll see what I can do. :lol3 ...

Alright, alright I'll see what I can do. :lol3

I just changed the oil, re torqued the heads, set valve clearances, and installed new valve cover gaskets so it's ready to roll again. I'll get...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Yeah, you're probably right. I'm not really sure...

Yeah, you're probably right. I'm not really sure what it could go for, but I figured I'd start by not grabbing my socks too hard. No money in project bikes, right?

Good luck clearing space in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Leaky?! That's no way to address a lady...:D ...

Leaky?! That's no way to address a lady...:D

The biggest issue is my back. The knees are a little cramped, but they're not too uncomfortable and really don't interfere with the valve covers at...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Yep, I'm almost 6'4" and I'm very susceptible to...

Yep, I'm almost 6'4" and I'm very susceptible to 'bear-on-a-tricycle-ism'. One of the reasons I won't be selling my CBR 929rr anytime soon. It was the last of the great streetable sport bikes that...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
:lol3 Yeah yeah, I know. Believe me, I love...

:lol3

Yeah yeah, I know. Believe me, I love the bike and it's a lot of fun. My aching back, knees and wrists suggest that I'm too cramped on it though. One back surgery is enough for this guy. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Well, don't look around too close on Craigs, you...

Well, don't look around too close on Craigs, you might find a bike amazingly similar to the one seen in this build...:augie

Oh yeah, forgot about the video. Alright, here it is. This is...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Now that I've been riding it for a few months, I...

Now that I've been riding it for a few months, I thought I'd post up a few thoughts from the build and some of the things from the process. Call it a 'things I learned' train of thought.

In no...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Thanks guys!:thumb They're MAC Slash cut...

Thanks guys!:thumb

They're MAC Slash cut mufflers. I picked them up from Mark at Moto Guzzi Classics. They're weren't terribly expensive...maybe $270? They sound awesome though, I'm really...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Well, I've been getting some miles in on the...

Well, I've been getting some miles in on the sedate lady lately. In true alignment with Murphy, it seems that everything that I didn't replace the first time around has decided to go bad after some...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 93,971
Posted By Lucky 7
I stopped by Erico Motorsports in Denver a few...

I stopped by Erico Motorsports in Denver a few days ago to check one out. My Eldorado is pretty cramped for me, so I've been mulling over a Thunderbird Storm, but wanted to see the new Guzzi as...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Uh oh... <a...

Uh oh...

<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/gwoodworth/media/Guzzi%20rebuild/IMG_0970_zpsd4aecdf0.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,611
Posted By Lucky 7
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=221155...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22115573#post22115573

I actually just finished it up. I just hit 100 miles on the fresh engine last week. It's been fun. We'll see how long it stays...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,611
Posted By Lucky 7
One of my buddies is embarking on a similar trip...

One of my buddies is embarking on a similar trip so I was showing him the report last night. I pointed him in the direction of all the single lane asphalt forest service roads in the northwest. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Holy carb theory! I love it. Even better, I...

Holy carb theory! I love it. Even better, I actually understand a bit more of the ideas you guys are getting into. After reading the Dellorto guide, I'm finally starting to come around. Of course,...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
As far as I know, they're stock...so is that...

As far as I know, they're stock...so is that 45/145? I can't remember seeing a number stamped on them, but I can drop the float bowl and see.

I'm no expert at reading plugs though. They're light...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
I don't doubt it, but it still seems counter...

I don't doubt it, but it still seems counter intuitive for me. With the bike going from Portland to Denver, I still have it in the back of my head that I'd need to reduce my jet...but more flow in...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Hmmm, interesting. Another thing to keep an eye...

Hmmm, interesting. Another thing to keep an eye out for. I picked up some ethanol free 91 today and filled up the tank. We'll see if I notice a difference with it. With temps hitting the 100s...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
What do you think that was? Overheating caused...

What do you think that was? Overheating caused the stall? I'd be interested to know what makes that happen, whether it's a vapor lock or a lean fuel situation or something else entirely.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
The more reading I do, the more I think that the...

The more reading I do, the more I think that the ethanol question could be a long and varied thread of it's very own. Seems to be a lot of strong opinions on that one. I was generally unaware of...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Thanks guys, much appreciated. It's exciting to...

Thanks guys, much appreciated. It's exciting to see it all back together.

Random question: any thoughts on fuel, ethanol specifically? As I'm zeroing toward ridable tune, I started thinking...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Here's where I finally landed with my Photoshop...

Here's where I finally landed with my Photoshop color scheme back before I even owned the bike. This was months of occasional tinkering that included green tin (glad I didn't do that), a painted...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
I put in some time this afternoon fiddling with...

I put in some time this afternoon fiddling with my gremlins...

"George, what are you doing?! My GOD!!!"

No, I'm still master of my domain, it was the gremlins on the bike I was fiddling with,...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 30,102
Posted By Lucky 7
Glad to hear the wheel solution conveniently...

Glad to hear the wheel solution conveniently presented itself without drying out your wallet. Did you have any luck finding those Shinkos in the UK?

Great progress, looking forward to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
I've mostly been sourcing everything through MG...

I've mostly been sourcing everything through MG Cycle (http://www.mgcycle.com). Their webpage is well organized and always up to date, they ship really fast, and they're always happy to talk shop if...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Alright!! Look what I finally found on...

Alright!! Look what I finally found on thisoldtractor!

Wiring notes

Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle (http://www.antietamclassiccycle.com/) recently...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
You're not foolin. Mine were already most of the...

You're not foolin. Mine were already most of the way gone. I ended up going with clip nuts over the tab. I briefly considered drilling and tapping to 8mm, but it seemed unnecessary. If I'd been...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Roger that, thanks for the tip I'll look into...

Roger that, thanks for the tip I'll look into it.:thumb

I got the new starter solenoid installed yesterday and it's right back to normal. Nothing better than an easy fix.

Here's a shot of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Thanks for the link, interesting indeed. ...

Thanks for the link, interesting indeed.

I'm slowly learning that there's little to no point in my hypothesizing prior to full diagnostic. It seems that I'm routinely wrong in my suspicions. As...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-11-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Thanks Charlie. Once I get it fired back up,...

Thanks Charlie. Once I get it fired back up, I'll know for sure on the voltage regulator. Strange manifolds, too.:huh
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Yeah, I just realized that myself the other day. ...

Yeah, I just realized that myself the other day. So much for precision tuning. I'll fuss with it, but I may have somebody do a final once-over tune on the bike just to make sure it's running at...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Well, yesterday was a day of give and take. The...

Well, yesterday was a day of give and take. The bike gave me the generator, but took away the starter solenoid.:lol3

I started by pulling the generator and hot-wiring it per the directions I...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Holy crap, I actually rode the old girl today! ...

Holy crap, I actually rode the old girl today!

My plan was to fire it up and head out for 10-15 minutes, but I could NOT get it to idle, so there was a lot of carb fiddlin' before I could go. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Well, I just poked around with the multi meter...

Well, I just poked around with the multi meter while at revs and can't get any charge reading coming off the generator. D+ to DF, D+ to ground, DF to ground...all read nothing.

I did some...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Call it a hunch. The voltage regulator is nearly...

Call it a hunch. The voltage regulator is nearly new. I still need to figure out how to test it, but it seems an unlikely culprit to me. That said, I'm used to being wrong.:D

Whatever the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,820
Posted By Lucky 7
Well, scratch that idea. I just 'excited' the...

Well, scratch that idea. I just 'excited' the generator, but still no juice coming back to the battery. That voltage light keeps daring me to turn it off.

I may pull the generator and see what I...
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