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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 85,870
Posted By Ddouble
I've got a Camel myself. For a light weight...

I've got a Camel myself. For a light weight "adventure bike" it is quite brilliant. Powerful with a nasty attitude. From the factory in US trim they were restricted. By removing some noise...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ddouble
I did a bit of investigation since this question...

I did a bit of investigation since this question intrigued me. I wouldn't mind having a lower first gear for "offroading".:eek1

It looks like the Quota along with pretty much all other 1100's has...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ddouble
Awesome! Looks great!:D

Awesome! Looks great!:D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ddouble
Yep, between the rear end housing and wheel...

Yep, between the rear end housing and wheel bearing.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ddouble
Hi Les, I think that I may have mentioned...

Hi Les,

I think that I may have mentioned before, but I had the same issue with contact between the drive flange and wheel hub. I simply added a 1mm shim (big washer!) and everything has been...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ddouble
I think it was the complete wheel with stock...

I think it was the complete wheel with stock Aprilia disks. It looks like he is using it with the stock forks and calipers - no mods. I don't know if Zupi hangs out around here, but he is active on...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ddouble
I'm quite happy with the conversion. It has been...

I'm quite happy with the conversion. It has been a couple of years ago for me, so I am hazy on a few of the details. But, I think the cost of the wheel, brake components, and axle (all bought used on...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ddouble
Yep, pretty sure I'm using a Cali axle.

Yep, pretty sure I'm using a Cali axle.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ddouble
Les, My rim is aluminum with the spokes...

Les,

My rim is aluminum with the spokes passing through a flange on the rim. 3.5" sounds about right. I think the Jackal and EV are the same. BTW, you will need a disk from the donor bike. They...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ddouble
Les, I'm running a Bassa rear rim on my...

Les,

I'm running a Bassa rear rim on my Quota. It is a 17" tubeless wire wheel. I forget the width right now, but I believe it is wider than stock Quota. "Zupi" on the Yahoo Quota list helped me...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-29-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,816
Posted By Ddouble
Hey Les, I'm also running an auxiliary tank...

Hey Les,

I'm also running an auxiliary tank on my Quota. Mine is on the rear rack as part of a custom top box that I bought from an inmate. It adds about 2 1/2 gallons. As you mentioned gravity...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,054
Posted By Ddouble
Camels are indeed rare in the US, but not...

Camels are indeed rare in the US, but not unknown. I know there are a few of us on this forum that own 501s. The importer once reckoned that about 75 501s were imported new into the US.

Now the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,386
Posted By Ddouble
Like Charlie says Guzzis use many of the same...

Like Charlie says Guzzis use many of the same generic parts, and Laverdas, Ducatis, etc. The gas cap can also be sourced from MG Cycle. I think the alternator stator is also the same as some Guzzis....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,970
Posted By Ddouble
I've got a '78 Strada, same color as yours. Mine...

I've got a '78 Strada, same color as yours. Mine has been well used and loved. It has 50,000 miles on it so far! I've got a couple of other Morinis as well.

Glad that your bike has been reliable....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,935
Posted By Ddouble
I've attended Mid Ohio Vintage Days about 10 out...

I've attended Mid Ohio Vintage Days about 10 out of the last 15 years or so. I did not go this year. I have been to Barber's Vintage Festival the last three years.

In my opinion, Barber is still...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,648
Posted By Ddouble
Thanks! Then of course there is always the chance...

Thanks! Then of course there is always the chance that I'm full of shit!

Too bad that they uglied up that poor Honda!
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,648
Posted By Ddouble
Yeah, I have no doubt that the bikes they...

Yeah, I have no doubt that the bikes they actually filmed in the action scenes weren't KLRs. I know my KLR won't do THAT!:eek1

But, I'm pretty damn sure that the picture in USA Today was a KLR. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,648
Posted By Ddouble
Bond rides a KLR - of course!

While having coffee and browsing USA Today I see a story on the new 007 flick, "Skyfall". The picture shows him sitting on a beat-up early KLR complete with IMS tank and ammo can panniers. I almost...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,620
Posted By Ddouble
I'm down here frequently - just about every...

I'm down here frequently - just about every month. Over the past several years, I have spent about half of my time working in Tullahoma (halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga). I have kept one or...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,620
Posted By Ddouble
I really hope to participate in this eventually....

I really hope to participate in this eventually. I have visited many of the Middle Tennessee state parks over the past several years on my bike (the only way to fly down here). Although I am only a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,314
Posted By Ddouble
Go here for info:...

Go here for info: http://www.triumphrat.net/t3-sport-touring-forum/

These are great bikes. High quality, and hell for strong.They handle fairly well, but are heavy. There are just a few design...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,274
Posted By Ddouble
Mufflers.

I have run the EMGO Dunstall replicas on a couple of my Tonti Guzzis. They look good and sound really great IMO. They are quite a bit louder than stockers.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ddouble
The usual scuttlebutt on the 850T double leading...

The usual scuttlebutt on the 850T double leading shoe rear brake is that it locks easily. Some suggested fixes are different lining compounds, or even putting a kink in the actuating rod to put some...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,848
Posted By Ddouble
I went to Mid Ohio for a dozen straight years....

I went to Mid Ohio for a dozen straight years. Then for a variety of reasons, but mostly because of work, I have missed it for the last couple of years. Since I have been working in Tennessee though,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By Ddouble
Congrats, Mike. It looks like you changed to...

Congrats, Mike.

It looks like you changed to a 5 speed? I bought one of those fancy Ballistic lithium batteries the other day for my Ducati. Tiny little thing and incredibly light. It turns that...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,525
Posted By Ddouble
My 2 cents. Anything with 2 wheels is good. What...

My 2 cents. Anything with 2 wheels is good. What you think you want now, may not (probably not) be what you want after a year of riding under your belt. As a new rider, or a rider coming back after a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 81,309
Posted By Ddouble
Thanks, Sean. I was just about to ask that same...

Thanks, Sean. I was just about to ask that same question.

And to DirtyDan, I apologize for giving you some potentially bad advice on a subject I thought I was knowledgeable enough to comment...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 81,309
Posted By Ddouble
An 850T should take 3 liters of oil, or right...

An 850T should take 3 liters of oil, or right around 3-1/2 quarts. I believe that the purpose of the deep sump is not really to increase oil capacity, but to reduce crankshaft windage and pumping...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,013
Posted By Ddouble
OK, Nolan. I'll play. This is my '83 LeMans...

OK, Nolan. I'll play.

This is my '83 LeMans III http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e224/ddbiker/LeMans.jpg

I've had it about 7 years or so now. It sort of reluctantly came into my possession...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,438
Posted By Ddouble
Thanks for clearing that up, BikePilot. I'd be...

Thanks for clearing that up, BikePilot. I'd be interested to try it out, and maybe make some measurements to figure out the measurable benefit (yeah, I'm an engineer & I can be geeky like that)....
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,438
Posted By Ddouble
I think a master cylinder change is an easy and...

I think a master cylinder change is an easy and relatively cheap bolt-on. It would be the first thing to try. The caliper and the 320mm rotor really put the icing on the cake though. I have great...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,438
Posted By Ddouble
I think a larger bore master cylinder is a step...

I think a larger bore master cylinder is a step backwards. Although this sounds to be intuitively to be the right way to go, it isn't, IF you want more braking power for the same amount of effort at...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,438
Posted By Ddouble
I think you probably have an issue with caliper...

I think you probably have an issue with caliper alignment or something. You could try loosening the caliper mounting bolts and seeing if the brake lever feels firmer. If so, you'll have too figure...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 26,393
Posted By Ddouble
I had one of these "back in the day". I loved it....

I had one of these "back in the day". I loved it. More sophisticated than the 2 strokers that came before it, and I preferred it to my buddy's CB750. Nice looking, handled great, sounded good. I had...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 123,872
Posted By Ddouble
Looks like a disk brake Cali/LAPD. If it is a '74...

Looks like a disk brake Cali/LAPD. If it is a '74 it should be a disk. This is probably the most desireable of all Guzzi Loop Frames. In decent shape, it is worth at least $4000. Some have sold for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,438
Posted By Ddouble
Sorry, I don't really know much about CRF master...

Sorry, I don't really know much about CRF master cylinders. I bought mine on eBay because the price was right and I could clearly see "11" cast into the cylinder in the pictures. Now, my gut feeling...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,438
Posted By Ddouble
I did mention it earlier! But, it was a Brembo 2...

I did mention it earlier! But, it was a Brembo 2 piston sliding pin caliper that I had laying around. It came off the rear of a '98 Guzzi California. They used them on a lot of Italian bikes of that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,438
Posted By Ddouble
Yeah, I've got a brake light switch. I used a...

Yeah, I've got a brake light switch. I used a banjo bolt hydraulic switch. You can find one here http://www.mikesxs.net/products-73.html#products for $11. Mike's XS also has a generic 11mm master...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Ddouble
Couldn't really tell you about buying in Europe....

Couldn't really tell you about buying in Europe. Here are some links though. http://www.amazon.com/Emgo-Dunstall-replica-Reverse-cone-Universal-80-84051/dp/B002OPKU9A/ref=pd_sbs_auto_1

and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Ddouble
If you're looking for low cost, EMGO markets a...

If you're looking for low cost, EMGO markets a Taiwanese made Dunstall replica muffler that is available quite cheap in the US. I have had them on a couple of my Guzzis and I like 'em. Another option...
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