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Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,421
Posted By farmrjohn
Well, I've given up. I can't get the riding...

Well, I've given up. I can't get the riding position to be comfortable, and the bars are a slightly different diameter than a spare set I had on hand and don't feel like chasing down correct...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,421
Posted By farmrjohn
The advice to turn the bars downward slightly...

The advice to turn the bars downward slightly sounds very promising, but I don't know that there would be clearance without the throttle/switch hitting the tank. As it is, there is about 3/8"...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,421
Posted By farmrjohn
Well I took the Guzzi out on a little 200+ mile...

Well I took the Guzzi out on a little 200+ mile romp to take advantage of a free lunch at The Place http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-place-ventucopa The bike ran fine but a few issues arose. It looks...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,421
Posted By farmrjohn
Well, could only get one pic in the previous...

Well, could only get one pic in the previous reply. Here's the switch.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,421
Posted By farmrjohn
Pics? Will try, but getting them online here is...

Pics? Will try, but getting them online here is a bit of a challenge for me (I sure appreciate the ones others post). I'll try the broken fin on the right cylinder and the switch.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,421
Posted By farmrjohn
I have Guzziology and Dave's breather sounds...

I have Guzziology and Dave's breather sounds similar to the Bunn Breather mentioned above, but without the valves. I'm leaning toward the sump extension as the first correction attempt, but the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By farmrjohn
Whoa, most impressive young Skywalker!

Whoa, most impressive young Skywalker!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,421
Posted By farmrjohn
Hmm, both the Bunn Breather and the deeper sump...

Hmm, both the Bunn Breather and the deeper sump sound intriguing. I did take a look after pulling the tank, battery and side covers, and it looks like there is a "normal" breather collector there...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,421
Posted By farmrjohn
Ha, no worries there. I have been able to get it...

Ha, no worries there. I have been able to get it on the center stand, mostly using my right foot on the stand extension while lifting the frame under the seat. It seems to be a bit of a challenge...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By farmrjohn
Here's my '74. I've upgraded it to Euro specs...

Here's my '74. I've upgraded it to Euro specs with the dual disc front brake, oil cooler, and 19 liter tank and converted to the BMW oil filter option. I've also added a BMS seat...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,421
Posted By farmrjohn
Bitten by the Guzzi bug

Well, after reading the Guzzi threads here, I just happened to have one follow me home, a 1980 1000SP. It does have a few issues that I need to sort out, primarily it's leaking oil. Most of the oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By farmrjohn
Moto Guzzi VIN number location(s)?

I'm considering purchasing a 1000SP. I can't tell from the shop manual just where the VIN number is, and if one is stamped in the frame, or it's just a manufacturer's plate as stated in the manual. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By farmrjohn
I was able to find a dual disc setup on eBay for...

I was able to find a dual disc setup on eBay for a '76 XS650 with dual discs, and a new correct clamp from one of the Yamaha online vendors. I looked, and they are showing "not available" now. I'll...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By farmrjohn
Thanks all. Everything is back together. All...

Thanks all. Everything is back together. All the parts are the correct size. The added complexity was due to converting from the U.S. spec single disc to the European spec dual disc. The shop...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By farmrjohn
Thanks. I knew it was necessary to remove the...

Thanks. I knew it was necessary to remove the calipers, but the issue I have is that each caliper has one mounting stud that goes through a mounting hole on the strut that prevents the caliper from...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By farmrjohn
Dual Disc Brake Front Wheel Removal How To?

What is the best way to remove and replace a front wheel with dual disc brakes? The inside clearance between the calipers is much less than the clearance needed to clear the wheel and tire. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,062
Posted By farmrjohn
Ooh, that looks like a good excuse for a road...

Ooh, that looks like a good excuse for a road trip. :clap Too bad it's not in June when I have my vacation but will still see if I can make it work.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,307
Posted By farmrjohn
Except for the colored rims it looks inspired by...

Except for the colored rims it looks inspired by the Borg on Star Trek NG…
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By farmrjohn
I started with the Kenda Challengers, but I wore...

I started with the Kenda Challengers, but I wore the rear out in about 5000 miles (rear wheel not quite aligned?) so I put a Shinko 712 on. It seems to be wearing better than the Kenda.

As...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,307
Posted By farmrjohn
Surely one of the nicer custom saddles you will...

Surely one of the nicer custom saddles you will ever see
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By farmrjohn
Well, I don't want to admit it, but it looks like...

Well, I don't want to admit it, but it looks like the basic problem was putting the needles in the slides incorrectly. I'd like to blame it on either aliens or Homer Simpson taking over during...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,522
Posted By farmrjohn
Ah, where would the challenge be wit the V-Strom?...

Ah, where would the challenge be wit the V-Strom? What are the symptoms of it not going into 3rd? Can you get beyond 3rd into 4th?

I think I have my mpg problem solved. The next tank for fuel...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By farmrjohn
Pilot screw started 1 1/2 turns out and moved in...

Pilot screw started 1 1/2 turns out and moved in to 3/4 while fine tuning per dead cylinder method. Owners manual states 1 1/2 turns out while outer documents say 3/4. Needle is in position 4 where...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By farmrjohn
Mikuni BS38 Carb help

I just replaced the butterfly shaft seals and the original card holders with the JBM aftermarket ones. My mpg dropped from 40 to 30. I had previously checked for air leaks and did not detect any so...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,522
Posted By farmrjohn
Just up the road in Los Olivos. I need to...

Just up the road in Los Olivos.

I need to get that MPG issue sorted to be able to do the Foxen Cyn-166-33-150-192-154 loop and have lunch at the Place in Ventucopa. Even with the European tank...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,522
Posted By farmrjohn
I feel your pain. I just replaced my butterfly...

I feel your pain. I just replaced my butterfly shaft seals and the carb mounts and my MPG went from 40 to 30. I had checked for airleaks with WD-40 but didn't find any, and have been seeking...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,646
Posted By farmrjohn
Just wondering if something like this would work...

Just wondering if something like this would work to provide extra visibility to oncoming traffic? http://tinyurl.com/mglvblz
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,522
Posted By farmrjohn
I'm not sure how much should be in there per...

I'm not sure how much should be in there per spec, but mine has very little. It would need some though to lubricate the starter chain and rollers.

Do you like the electronic ignition?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,307
Posted By farmrjohn
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/4272728293.htm...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/4272728293.html

1975 vespa rally,new engine less than 500 miles on it.Copper clad with steam punk items on it.A real inventive machine.Too old to ride,needs ...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,527
Posted By farmrjohn
Isn't that one of the Laws of the Shop?

Isn't that one of the Laws of the Shop?
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,021
Posted By farmrjohn
Thanks for the pics and the link. That is what I...

Thanks for the pics and the link. That is what I had in mind. Did you glue the strips on? Time to research those strips and connectors…
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,021
Posted By farmrjohn
Using LED strips to enhance visibility?

I tried searching but my search skills are not the best, so I'll ask. I'm wondering, is it feasible to use LED bars or strips on the mirror and/or turn signal stems to enhance the lighted visibility...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,580
Posted By farmrjohn
Well, that would be just a little different than...

Well, that would be just a little different than the classic Hondas for sure. Auto CVT transmission vs. manual, three wheels vs. two, different appearance, different riding feel. You might want to...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14,970
Views: 8,362,608
Posted By farmrjohn
And in those places they (the real cowboys) know...

And in those places they (the real cowboys) know the difference between a hereford and a heifer.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14,970
Views: 8,362,608
Posted By farmrjohn
Indeed. One Merlin sounds mighty fine, so times...

Indeed. One Merlin sounds mighty fine, so times four is, well, even better!
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,043
Views: 602,267
Posted By farmrjohn
My kevlar mesh Marathon arrived today! I thought...

My kevlar mesh Marathon arrived today! I thought I'd ordered grey with blue trim and was a bit surprised to see black with blue trim. A quick call to Motoport to discuss the issue and while their...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,307
Posted By farmrjohn
No kidding. At the same time you could probably...

No kidding. At the same time you could probably claim your inheritance from a long lost relative in Nigeria.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,820
Posted By farmrjohn
Looks nice-well done.:clap

Looks nice-well done.:clap
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,043
Views: 602,267
Posted By farmrjohn
I was in their area last Friday and ordered a...

I was in their area last Friday and ordered a Marathon mesh jacket after looking at the samples on display and getting measured. I'm looking forward to its arrival in a couple of weeks!
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,832
Posted By farmrjohn
It's unfortunate for the current buyer/seller but...

It's unfortunate for the current buyer/seller but nice for the former owner. Too bad the thief probably made out just fine.
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