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Forum: Beasts 01-14-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By spitfire1776
Guzzi quota parts, where to buy?

I need to get a new clutch for my Quota, but having a hard time sourcing parts. I contacted my nearest dealer, but the price they gave me can't be right, but they insist that is it. As far as a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 1,480,232
Posted By spitfire1776
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss86/spitfire17...

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss86/spitfire1776/photo.jpg?t=1287410434

My daughter Sabiya, turned 4 the end of August.
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By spitfire1776
I was just going to suggest new plug. More than...

I was just going to suggest new plug. More than a few older bikes I ve worked on for people recently have had this exact same unique problem. What happens if at any time the plugs run rich for a...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,281
Posted By spitfire1776
I got my smaller mill from Ebay, and my TIG...

I got my smaller mill from Ebay, and my TIG machine. Used clearing companies sell often on there and you can get some good deals. I got my Miller Synchro 250 from a NYC outfit with a good rep for...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By spitfire1776
Thanks, this helps a lot.

Thanks, this helps a lot.
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By spitfire1776
Thanks. I pulled the bottom off and changed...

Thanks.

I pulled the bottom off and changed filter (it was do anyhow) and replaced. But still no oil flow. I pulled the head feed banjoes, and cranked engine and no flow to the banjoes. I...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By spitfire1776
Guzzi question?

....other day had a mishap with my Quota and had a low speed tip over. No real damge except bent peg, but now my oil pressure light won't go out. Plenty of oil. Is there a check valve somewhere in...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 94,236
Posted By spitfire1776
Got no problem with hacking a side cover. Didn't...

Got no problem with hacking a side cover. Didn't think of the distributor, but will look into it. I've hopefully got a Cag elefant coming home soon, I can use while I deal with the Guzzi issues. ...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 94,236
Posted By spitfire1776
Know of anybody who has attempted carbing a Q? ...

Know of anybody who has attempted carbing a Q? So far the only thing tha tbothers me is the wonky FI. ANyway to know if the ECU was updated, there doesn't seem to be ahole in 3500? The bike was...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,641
Posted By spitfire1776
Actually on the mainatenance tip - you consider...

Actually on the mainatenance tip - you consider you have to drop the engine to do valves on most bikes, the closer time frame for a Duc isn't bad at all - saying all you gotta do is raise the rump,...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,780
Posted By spitfire1776
Were you using premix or relying on the oil pump...

Were you using premix or relying on the oil pump line to supply oil?
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 94,236
Posted By spitfire1776
Here's one thing I'll say about Guzzi's and put...

Here's one thing I'll say about Guzzi's and put it in regard to BMW's because in this instance they are the closest things to apples and apples. And realize this is a bias because i work on...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2008, 05:34 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 94,236
Posted By spitfire1776
Well I'll trhow in some of the recent info I...

Well I'll trhow in some of the recent info I have. Some people say parts are hard to find, which maybe true for body parts. BUT they are all fiber and plastic, so easily repairable even for someone...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 94,236
Posted By spitfire1776
Guy I bought it off of only put like 1000 miles...

Guy I bought it off of only put like 1000 miles on it in maybe the last three years. Great guy, real nice. He just wasn't home much, to ride it. Its got its scratches though. The first owner I...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 94,236
Posted By spitfire1776
Live in York PA. About 35 miles north of...

Live in York PA. About 35 miles north of Baltimore Maryland.
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 94,236
Posted By spitfire1776
Here's some pics. Had to take them with the...

Here's some pics. Had to take them with the phone as my camera batteries died.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 94,236
Posted By spitfire1776
As some forwarded me to the thread I just wanted...

As some forwarded me to the thread I just wanted to bring it back to the top. I'll post some pics as soon as I get some. I'm new to Quota, but let me tell you the other day when loading it I was...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,072
Posted By spitfire1776
.....it depends on how you look at it. My...

.....it depends on how you look at it. My evferyday commuter was a 99 Ducati Supersport 750. It was awesome on gas mileage, and for a taller person comfy enough. And cornered/ran like the blazes. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,139
Posted By spitfire1776
Lower compression = lower octane. Anything over...

Lower compression = lower octane. Anything over 10:1 should run 93+ octane to avoid valve trouble. They probably just put a thicker head gasket in. 40.00 job turns into a 800.00 one real quick. No...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2008, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By spitfire1776
That's what i was trying to figure out. It being...

That's what i was trying to figure out. It being FI I figured it was a fuel enrichener lever (which with my older DUc is handy because I need it heavier Ethanol fuell), but when I looked at the...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By spitfire1776
Awesome I had its twin fall into my lap Saturday,...

Awesome I had its twin fall into my lap Saturday, only minus the side boxes. Yes, I am now a Quota owner, and am really happy with it. Only thing is i need to find a choke lever and cable. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By spitfire1776
.....Funny you should mention that. Ever since I...

.....Funny you should mention that. Ever since I found this Q, I've been mentally Thomas Wall-ing what I was going to do to it. Make some side boxes since there isn't much choice in the line. ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,059
Posted By spitfire1776
GPS accuracy is going to depend on how many...

GPS accuracy is going to depend on how many satellites its picking up. But even at its minimum its going to be more accurate. Your basically dealing with one variable in the GPS, where as with the...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,875
Posted By spitfire1776
Being a Ducati(s) owner......

.....it was hard to stick to my "it needs to have a drive shaft" pre-requisite for my AT. The MS's are a nice bike, and there are things that can be done to make them more dirt worthy.
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By spitfire1776
My first bike was a 70's Benelli and with Brits...

My first bike was a 70's Benelli and with Brits through the years I've got attuned to rectifying electrical problems. I just want to know that I'm gonna be able to up the rectifier output so its...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,845
Posted By spitfire1776
Also they had a rather rare....

...step thru that replaced the blue badges. I believe they were Jawa or Puch made. Typical step thru with shields, but traditional mount moto-tank.
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2008, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By spitfire1776
Price range.....

Stelvio is out of price range. I'm in the 5000-6000 price range, hence the consideration of r1100 and r1150's or the Quota which below the range, but still what I want. Stelvios are great, but 150...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By spitfire1776
Quota or GS?

.....Ah my first ADV thread....alas I'm now in the market for another utility bike. My daily commuter is a Ducati 750 SS, that I've decided to sell and get a shaftie. Now the question belies - a...
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