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Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Videos and pictures of what a V7 can do: ...

Videos and pictures of what a V7 can do:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2aysjr_thumper-club-llanthoney_auto

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2b0237_holme-moss-by-moto-guzzi_auto
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Has anyone any opinion on replacement tyres for...

Has anyone any opinion on replacement tyres for the V7? My OE Lasertecs are within a couple of months of need replacement (and only 5000 miles which is honestly rubbish) and are not proving that...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,601
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
They failed in their attempt. The CX500/650 was...

They failed in their attempt. The CX500/650 was known as the Plastic Maggot.

Andy
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Stop trying to talk sense to the mechano/Lego...

Stop trying to talk sense to the mechano/Lego crowd. While they are fiddling there is one less vehicle on the road to get in my way and they keep the dealers in business.

Seriously,air cooled...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Its better but not perfect. I made a solo seat...

Its better but not perfect. I made a solo seat out of a laptop case, gel pads and foam that is better. You could add gel to the standard seat. I'll post a link when I'm on the laptop rather than my...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
The oil stays cooler for longer, which means...

The oil stays cooler for longer, which means under optimum in some conditions. The pump system is working in different conditions as is the starter motor. You are also opening up an oil tight seal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,711
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
The available bike ABS systems are parameterised...

The available bike ABS systems are parameterised for hard surfaces. A dirt bike version would need to incorporate settings that allowed for the possibility of over braking to cut the tyre into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,711
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
You need to understand the technology you buy....

You need to understand the technology you buy. Riders who "lay her down" like it's 1967 rather than squeeze until the ABS cuts in get no advantage in an emergency braking situation. Riders who do...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
+1 Too much over analysis and weird...

+1

Too much over analysis and weird technical fetishes on the internet. This site for some reason is particularly bad BTW, too many people with time to discuss the merits of left handed widgets...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 28,128
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Norman Hyde. Sit down while pricing up though,...

Norman Hyde. Sit down while pricing up though, trading for a Guzzi V7 with it's ready to ride 290 mile range is cheaper.

I'd have picked the Bonneville as my one bike until I got the Guzzi.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
The sump is shallow and wide and the oil circuit...

The sump is shallow and wide and the oil circuit complex and probably a bit restrictive. Triumph twin (deep and narrow) it ain't.

Andy
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
You are looking for accuracy that isn't there....

You are looking for accuracy that isn't there. Oil on the stick good, no oil bad. As for rest you might as well try counting the dots flashing on the clock to make sure the seconds are set right.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
20 years in sales and I'll tell you for free that...

20 years in sales and I'll tell you for free that function is not all of what's for sale and more to the point is a more profitable hassle free sale.

The performance market is dead, ****s can...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
The US market has Lawyers from hell, weird...

The US market has Lawyers from hell, weird non-metric type approvals, whiney lemon law obsessed customers and dealers who exist to sell parts not present product. I've worked for European...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
So called traction control, ASR in reality is a...

So called traction control, ASR in reality is a freebie. You have ABS that knows the wheel speeds and an engine that can be limited electronically, just copy the code across to link the two. You...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,973
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
+1 V7's have a 290 mile range, tubeless...

+1

V7's have a 290 mile range, tubeless tyres and valves that be adjusted with the tank on and nothing you won't have in a tool box.

Andy
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,973
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
I sold my 2004 with 40-odd thousand miles on the...

I sold my 2004 with 40-odd thousand miles on the clock. Check:

1. The coil isn't the OEM POS, should be a Nology. If not you want 100-quid off to fit one before it gets wet.

2. Have a good look...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Small world, I'm in Morley. I went to Moto...

Small world, I'm in Morley.

I went to Moto Strada to try and buy the bike. Fancy floors, fancy coffee and a total lack of interest once I told them I wanted a bog standard Stone not one of their...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
UK dealers had those back in May. The extra HP is...

UK dealers had those back in May. The extra HP is a whole two of them.

I went for a dry alternator one on the basis it could take 12 months to get the wet one 100℅ right. Habit from my BMW days -...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
They have forks, tanks and seats left over or at...

They have forks, tanks and seats left over or at least simple to order for a Nevada. It is a cruiser. When I rode my dads I had the exact reaction I did with a Harley Sportster: Great engine, now...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
That one in the brochure looks like a V7 stylee...

That one in the brochure looks like a V7 stylee small block with the same tank the Nevada has had for years and new bits like the rear mud guard.

Typical Guzzi IMHO; if it's in production next...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Ask very carefully about how they've done this....

Ask very carefully about how they've done this. My Dads supposedly 2002 Nevada had bits going back to 1998. Trying to work out how they'd adapted an earlier brake disc onto a later hub cost him weeks...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Once above 15 kph it will detect some errors. Air...

Once above 15 kph it will detect some errors. Air gap on one wheel much bigger than the other for example will bring on the light. Subtle form errors are beyond these pretty basic systems.

I would...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Seat

I bought the Gel seat for pillion use. It's an improvement but still not 100%. Add a sheepskin and you are at maybe 75%. I'll keep working on it.

I stripped the cover off the OE seat and made...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,959
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
I'm averaging 61 mpg (bike listed as Cheryl if...

I'm averaging 61 mpg (bike listed as Cheryl if fuelly ever works properly again) which gives a theoretical range close to 300 miles. The fuel light is at the 15 litre level so I do wonder if the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,958
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
I owned a Bonneville for 8 years. The 6000 mile...

I owned a Bonneville for 8 years. The 6000 mile oil changes are easy. The valve adjustment with the cams off is a nightmare (had to do it twice). The coil is a POS in a stupid place..

I had my...
Forum: Hacks 11-25-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,875
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
This one is begging for a reason why it broke...

This one is begging for a reason why it broke down or at least a good Ural-esque name for the bit that stops it working. Hand Grenade Server? Upgrade to a different software predicted on the 2012...
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
He's still about doing very interesting stuff on...

He's still about doing very interesting stuff on two and three wheels and pops up on other sites if not this one.

Andy
Forum: Hacks 11-20-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Skype, it's free tha noz. Andy

Skype, it's free tha noz.

Andy
Forum: Hacks 11-20-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,264
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Fantastic! Thank you for posting. How does...

Fantastic! Thank you for posting.

How does one sign up for this? I need a target date to get my Saxon Tour (OK it was made after the Wall came down) back on the road and this fits perfectly.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,419
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
It is related to the sensor. The air gap is...

It is related to the sensor. The air gap is either too big or there is runout on the toothed wheel. Do not credit the ABS with intelligence, it's a 1980's analogue programme transfered to digital...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 71,133
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Too many pies? Brake sticking? :lol3 We...

Too many pies? Brake sticking? :lol3

We did once do 600 miles in 8 hours, two up with camping gear for a month including things only my wife considers essential, but I was promissed (and...
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,798
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
I'd suggest Claude or Jay might be able to answer...

I'd suggest Claude or Jay might be able to answer but anyone unfamiliar will need pictures of the sidecar frame and fastening.

Frame weight isn't the issue IMHO, it's strength to deal with the...
Forum: Hacks 11-09-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 24,132
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
Do you mind. I have only one issue with...

Do you mind.

I have only one issue with foil heads: The constant highjacking of this general riding site to promote your chosen brand with comments that may be misunderstood. If someone asks...
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
The first thing you need to do is get your hands...

The first thing you need to do is get your hands on an oufit. Do one of the training courses or go see a Ural dealer. An outfit is nothing like any other vehicle. Would you spend this much cash on...
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 24,132
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3 +1 to what Windmill...

:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

+1 to what Windmill said. It's up to Ural if they want to attract an investment partner to pay for the new gearbox, EFI etc. or want to continue down the path of paint and...
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,750
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
No 5 speed wide ratio gearbox then :hide ...

No 5 speed wide ratio gearbox then :hide

Sorry, wrong thread :lol3

Andy
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 24,132
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
The only regrettable part of the whole thing I...

The only regrettable part of the whole thing I believe Bonnevilles were involved in was where Steve McQueen crashed while chasing himself in a made up bit of a story that didn't need anything making...
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 24,132
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
:huh The "Why a 30 HP outfit worked in...

:huh

The "Why a 30 HP outfit worked in 1942" can be answered as:

1. People were smaller in general, child health and size are poor/small from the industrial revolution until the economic...
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,875
Posted By Threewheelbonnie
I've done three but won't be going again. ...

I've done three but won't be going again.

Some of this might be useful:

https://sites.google.com/site/threewheelbonnienonbike/the-elefant-2010

Buy a huge can of WD40 (they don't seem to...
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