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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 06:46 PM
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Posted By leafman60
I took the Mighty Falcon out for a little 3 hour...

I took the Mighty Falcon out for a little 3 hour spin today around Pensacola.

I've neglected the noble bird of prey for a while now while I was prepping and selling off some if its stable-mates...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Nick, can you show the portions that are causing...

Nick, can you show the portions that are causing the trouble? Are the guides ID worn-out?
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 11:58 AM
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Posted By leafman60
That dude regularly lists items on Ebay Germany...

That dude regularly lists items on Ebay Germany and Ebay Italy. You could probably track him down.

His Ebay store and contact button is here:

http://www.ebay.com/usr/feniks2009


By...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 07:59 AM
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Posted By leafman60
3 cheers for the 103! Yaaay !!!! Go Peppi...

3 cheers for the 103!

Yaaay !!!! Go Peppi !!!
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:57 AM
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Views: 876
Posted By leafman60
The BMW has substantially more power and runs...

The BMW has substantially more power and runs smoother on the open road. ABS and many more serious touring accessories are available too for the BMW if that's your interest.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Man, those are awesome pics, Banquo! Makes me...

Man, those are awesome pics, Banquo! Makes me wanna go!

When Scotland is alone, will my passport still work?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 07:46 PM
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Posted By leafman60
Hubert? Are you still there???

Hubert? Are you still there???
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 07:44 PM
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Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
That's good, Nick. Enjoyed it. Real men ride...

That's good, Nick. Enjoyed it.

Real men ride Falcons.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,931
Posted By leafman60
Sure. It's all personal preference. The Victory...

Sure. It's all personal preference. The Victory is a fine machine. I've ridden about all of them. Reliability and maintenance should be as good as the H-D.

My only problem with the Victory is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,931
Posted By leafman60
Mention Harley Davidson and a lot of emotions get...

Mention Harley Davidson and a lot of emotions get fired up.

I am not a pirate-type rider but I have 36+ years experience with H-D and many, too many, other bikes.

My primary ride is typically a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By leafman60
The late-model 6-speed H-D bikes shift better...

The late-model 6-speed H-D bikes shift better than the new BMW's (for whatever that's worth)!

Regarding the original post, the advice to rent and try is good BUT you will be on a totally stock...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,343,891
Posted By leafman60
Those are sure some nice pics from Spain.

Those are sure some nice pics from Spain.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:53 PM
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Posted By leafman60
Another option may be to use the shorter stalk...

Another option may be to use the shorter stalk signals that are stock for the rear. If they don't stick out as far, you may have the needed clearance.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 05:22 AM
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Posted By leafman60
I may know a well-sorted XCo for sale.

I may know a well-sorted XCo for sale.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 01:13 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Lava, these bikes are similar to others in that...

Lava, these bikes are similar to others in that tight-fitting rubber seals are not installed to seal the steering head bearings.

I did a long pictorial on this thread and the XCountry thread...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Yes, the RE Series II has a lot of improvements...

Yes, the RE Series II has a lot of improvements but I kinda like the looks of the Series I better. The Series I tank has the chrome panel on top of the painted portion instead of being all-chrome...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 04:10 AM
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Views: 73,094
Posted By leafman60
I also like the new Scout better than the Big...

I also like the new Scout better than the Big Indian with those funky fenders. Still, the Scout has those god-awful, way-forward foot controls and is not my kind of riding ergo.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 03:57 AM
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Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Thanks, Hubert. Great pictures. That is...

Thanks, Hubert. Great pictures.

That is some great European countryside you all are riding through. Where did you go? To have dinner someplace?

I am trying to shed some bikes and resist...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2014, 06:06 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Any REAL (Made in England) Royal Enfields?

Any REAL (Made in England) Royal Enfields?
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9,065
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Posted By leafman60
Idle running and adjustment on these bikes (and...

Idle running and adjustment on these bikes (and most fuel-injection engines) should not be made with the throttle cable. Idle is normally set with no tension on the cable and the t-body at rest on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 04:32 AM
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Views: 1,343,891
Posted By leafman60
Based on everything you've said, I am not as much...

Based on everything you've said, I am not as much thinking your problem is the decompression lever.

Still, I think you should check the valve clearances (and maybe ask a BMW shop to tell you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,387
Posted By leafman60
The 270 Trumpet cranks mimic a 90-degree, single...

The 270 Trumpet cranks mimic a 90-degree, single pin twin like the Guzzi or Ducati. 360-90= 270

The boxer motor uses the counter-directional reciprocating pistons to effect primary balance....
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,387
Posted By leafman60
These issues are pretty much covered by the...

These issues are pretty much covered by the various reply postings.

Single vs Twin:

All being the same, which is difficult to do in a strict sense, the twin would have an advantage in power,...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Thanks, Hubert. How about some pics from the...

Thanks, Hubert. How about some pics from the Enfield event?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
A picture is worth a thousand words. ...

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Thanks, Nick.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Those springs are available, no problem. TLM, for...

Those springs are available, no problem. TLM, for one, has it.-

http://www.tlm.nl/webshop/en/spring-shift-selector-falcone-102382000000-moto-guzzi

Still, I'd try Curtis at Harpers (and the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Use that part number and call Curtis at Harper's...

Use that part number and call Curtis at Harper's first, then Moto International then Teo Lamers in Holland, then Agostni in Italy. Also, Renzo's 2 Rad in Germany is a good source.

I think...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Ever since he bought that new house he has been...

Ever since he bought that new house he has been AWOL.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Where is Hubert when we need him????

Where is Hubert when we need him????
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 03:34 AM
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Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Yes, as mentioned earlier, things like this can...

Yes, as mentioned earlier, things like this can become sluggish if allowed to sit for long times.

Work it good to try and free it. If you can't get the shifter to work, you may have to remove...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Here ya go, Nitram: ...

Here ya go, Nitram:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moto-Guzzi-Nuovo-Falcone-500-amateur-workshop-manual-english-text-/201146338110?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item2ed5418b3e
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
I know of no English service manual except the...

I know of no English service manual except the independent one done by Martin Noke in England that he sells on Ebay.UK

Teo Lamers has one of the Italian factory manuals on his site.

...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,343,891
Posted By leafman60
NGK DR8EB - cross reference to- Denso Iridium...

NGK DR8EB - cross reference to- Denso Iridium Power IX24 (5372)

You need 2 plugs.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,343,891
Posted By leafman60
Here's the decomp post.

Here's the decomp post.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 04:04 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Hey man. I watched that video. Something isn't...

Hey man. I watched that video. Something isn't right.

First of all, that hesitation when trying the starter is bad. Looks to me like either you have a weak battery or, more suspicious, your...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Nitram, can you pull the lever up yourself and...

Nitram, can you pull the lever up yourself and make it shift?

Put it on the centerstand and run it through the gears and see if you can do the work that the return spring would do or try it...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
Maybe so. We have so few Falcons in North...

Maybe so. We have so few Falcons in North America, no one would know the difference!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
There ya go ! I vote for Nick on a Falcon to do...

There ya go ! I vote for Nick on a Falcon to do the Cannonball Run!

Nick, you'd be famous.

Falcon fans from all over the world would flock to North America to watch and support you. Young...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,910
Posted By leafman60
I like having a cruise control device on any bike...

I like having a cruise control device on any bike I ride long distance but I'm not as committed to electronic cruise as some of you.

I'm very satisfied maybe even favor the many types of throttle...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 62,089
Posted By leafman60
That's a nice pic, Nick. Let's bookmark it...

That's a nice pic, Nick.

Let's bookmark it for reference a few weeks hence.






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