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Forum: Face plant 10-10-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,223
Posted By sherpa2
+1 It's arguably as dangerous.

+1 It's arguably as dangerous.
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By sherpa2
Sorry, I meant inserts as in the valve stems &...

Sorry, I meant inserts as in the valve stems & washers (at least that's what I thought the poster meant who warned me about it on the V11 forum).

I'll do what you suggest with the valve cap, I...
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By sherpa2
Thanks. In the meantime I heard that those valve...

Thanks. In the meantime I heard that those valve stem inserts aren't easy to find. Hope that won't be a problem.

I haven't tried to push the valve down but when I checked the soapy water made tiny...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By sherpa2
Thanks. I've already tried the...

Thanks. I've already tried the rag/pliers/tightening but it hasn't gotten better, the minor leak is still there. Maybe the stem still turns while I'm tightening, can't really see since it's covered...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By sherpa2
Thanks, will do that. I remember the shop had a...

Thanks, will do that. I remember the shop had a separate charge for the valve stem replacement, but when they saw it was metal not rubber, they said it didn't need replaced. The shop is a...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By sherpa2
Metal valve stem leaking at base

After I was gone for three weeks I noticed that my rear tire on the V11 was flat. I pumped it back up and tried to find the leak but couldn't see any puncture and the valve core was fine. However it...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By sherpa2
Thanks. Now it makes more sense. On my bike the...

Thanks. Now it makes more sense. On my bike the damping setting is on the outside of the fork. They must have used the axle because it was already available. I've seen Ducs Monster have the same type...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By sherpa2
Hollow front axle slightly deformed, etc?

Hello wrenching experts,

The other day I removed the front wheel on my Guzzi V11 to get a new tire. This time the hollow axle was very hard to pull out. I had to insert a screwdriver in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By sherpa2
What was she doing? Prolly talking on the phone,...

What was she doing? Prolly talking on the phone, if not texting (I actually stopped a few times to see if she put away a phone before she got off the car). Or simply driving like it's on autopilot,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By sherpa2
Sorry for the 205, couldn't find it here. I...

Sorry for the 205, couldn't find it here.

I always try to stop on the edge of the lane, as for lane splitting. And check the mirrors of course.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,758
Posted By sherpa2
You might try to see if you can handle a Suzuki...

You might try to see if you can handle a Suzuki 200 dual sport (either version, I forget what they're called).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By sherpa2
Another "lucky" guy rear ended

Sorry if this has been posted (I did a search in this forum but couldn't find it):
...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,710
Posted By sherpa2
Love my CLs. One thing that probably helped is...

Love my CLs. One thing that probably helped is that I broke them in wearing two pairs of socks and put band aid on the back of my heels to save me from bad blisters. Also I have treated them...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By sherpa2
Question Combat Lites--flap came undone from rivet in front

Boots are fine and in good shape, but I just noticed that on one of them the flap that covers the instep has come off the rivet that is supposed to hold it down in the corner. The rivet is still...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 515,073
Posted By sherpa2
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/tee_m/DSCN517...

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/tee_m/DSCN5176.jpg

There's an abandoned mine entrance in the background, with what appeared to be a rusted front of an old Metropolitan atop.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,250
Posted By sherpa2
Thanks. Interesting. Kind of $$ and not sure if...

Thanks. Interesting. Kind of $$ and not sure if rubbing that alloy rod would be enough to fill the fine spaces in the existing thread.

Anybody ever used it?
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,250
Posted By sherpa2
Thanks again. In the meantime I followed up on...

Thanks again. In the meantime I followed up on the link to fulltorque. Spoke with a guy and emailed him some pics of the damaged thread, waiting to hear back from him. Will check again with the local...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,250
Posted By sherpa2
There are no plastic parts anywhere. There's only...

There are no plastic parts anywhere. There's only one thin fiber gasket that you can see sandwiched between the bottom sump lid and the intermediate part. Thanks, you give me a little hope that my...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,250
Posted By sherpa2
NitroA speaking of that i m curious whether you...

NitroA speaking of that i m curious whether you think this particular case could be fixed on the bike.
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,250
Posted By sherpa2
I spoke with the welder and he said that the sump...

I spoke with the welder and he said that the sump will have to come off the bike because of the heat. In the meantime I emailed him the pics but it'll take a few days before he gets his computer back...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,250
Posted By sherpa2
Actually the sidestand bracket kind of goes...

Actually the sidestand bracket kind of goes around the corner edge of the sump, and it's held in place most importantly by a very thick bolt higher up on the other side. The 8 mm bolt just secures...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,250
Posted By sherpa2
Thanks for the feedback. I'll go the welding...

Thanks for the feedback. I'll go the welding route, and I may have already found a good welder in my area (at least recommended by somebody), will check with him see what can be done. Hope it can be...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,250
Posted By sherpa2
TIG/MIG Alu Welding? Help

Thanks for the tips. Looks like everybody is against patching it with JB Weld or putty and for some kind of welding.

Piece broken off was lost.

I'd go with welding, but I know nothing about...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,250
Posted By sherpa2
Aluminum Thread Repair - suggestions?

Hello ADV fellows,

I managed to bust the inner thread where the lower sidestand bracket screw goes into the aluminum sump on my Guzzi V11. The original screw is M8x1.25 and 20 mm long (the working...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By sherpa2
Thanks everybody. I did call Stich and the...

Thanks everybody. I did call Stich and the knowledgeable guy I spoke with didn't know how to spot clean it other than washing it as usual. He suggested scrubbing a little with water. I'll go with...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By sherpa2
Thanks! I'll use Nikwash. Still curious...

Thanks! I'll use Nikwash.

Still curious about 303 if anybody has used it on Goretex.
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By sherpa2
New Darien w/ lotsa bugs--how to clean?

My new Darien jacket recently got decorated with an embarrassing display of bugs collected fast over lots of miles. Wondering if there's a way to clean the bugs without washing the otherwise pristine...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By sherpa2
Thanks. The actual setup has four pinch bolts two...

Thanks. The actual setup has four pinch bolts two on either fork bottom. Guzzi is notorious about being inconsistent so the image you found even if it was of a Cafe Sport doesnt mean it's the same...
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By sherpa2
Meaning something that would counter the pressure...

Meaning something that would counter the pressure from the external spacers as the axle is torqued?
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,762
Posted By sherpa2
Not an expert opinion but you may consider doing...

Not an expert opinion but you may consider doing a UOA for your peace of mind. Blackstone labs for ex. will do that for a fee and the report comes w comments on what the numbers mean. Otherwise what...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By sherpa2
Thanks to you and Anorak. As far as forks go...

Thanks to you and Anorak.
As far as forks go Guzzis are pretty standard. One place where I remember seeing the bit about torquing the fork bottom pinch bolts first was in a reply to a tech question...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By sherpa2
Oops, sorry, it's a Moto Guzzi V11 Cafe Sport....

Oops, sorry, it's a Moto Guzzi V11 Cafe Sport. USD forks, dual rotors front. Thanks!
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By sherpa2
Front Wheel Install Puzzle

After torquing my fork bottom pinch bolts (with front brake on held by a zip tie), and THEN the axle nut, the spacer on axle between right fork and wheel still spins on axle. WTF??? So I should have...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,008
Posted By sherpa2
I tried the ENM on my goose but it didn't work....

I tried the ENM on my goose but it didn't work. Though only about $30, I'm sure it was good quality, at least not some Chinese junk, made in USA. However, it was erratic, and seemed to pick up...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By sherpa2
Thanks! No lawnmower though, maybe donate the gas...

Thanks! No lawnmower though, maybe donate the gas to someone who has one...

PS looks like there's at least one fan of Redmeat, it appears ;)
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By sherpa2
Question Old fuel cleanup (fuel injected bikes)

Sorry, I know it's really stupid to be so careless, but anyway:

Tank full, Stabil added, but bikes sitting for too long (more than a year for one, several months for another). What to do, besides...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,478
Posted By sherpa2
+1 (understood it would be a manual transmission...

+1 (understood it would be a manual transmission Mazda :D ) Here's another example: I hate flying commercial, even first class. However, I loved it everytime one of my colleagues took me on a spin in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,478
Posted By sherpa2
Ride a Guzzi and you'll know why the GL is boring...

Ride a Guzzi and you'll know why the GL is boring ;) Seriously, aren't automatic cars more boring than those with manual transmissions? How can you "bond" with something you don't interact with? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,961
Posted By sherpa2
Duh...I should have known better. Unless they're...

Duh...I should have known better. Unless they're buying all from aftermarket suppliers, which isn't going to make Hardly rich...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,961
Posted By sherpa2
Why can't they make a bike that looks as cool as...

Why can't they make a bike that looks as cool as the 883 iron, but has a decent seat and rear suspension? Is there a strategy to have the owners accessorize the bike to make it ridable for any longer...
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