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Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By markgsnw
Followup on Todd and GuzziTech: after a good deal...

Followup on Todd and GuzziTech: after a good deal of back and forth with Todd, and making very clear what I absolutely have to have (remote preload) and what I really don't want (a racing shock), and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 47,415
Posted By markgsnw
Good point Jim. 15 years ago we were saying the...

Good point Jim. 15 years ago we were saying the same things about BMWNA, and I'm sure we've had zero impact on their outlook, sales, or bottom line.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 47,415
Posted By markgsnw
One of the messages of this thread, for me, is...

One of the messages of this thread, for me, is the emphasis on having trustworthy mechanics available. We happen to have an excellent Triumph dealer in this area, for example, and while we lack a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 47,415
Posted By markgsnw
Many thanks to the OP for sharing this story with...

Many thanks to the OP for sharing this story with us. Very well written and told. I appreciate the black humor that was expressed with BMWNA.

I bought my 1150 GS new in 2000 and put 100k miles on...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-13-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,032
Posted By markgsnw
USB power works fine for me. I wouldn't...

USB power works fine for me.


I wouldn't count on it talking to your intercom
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-10-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 167,181
Posted By markgsnw
My 2595 came with a USB cable. I plug that into...

My 2595 came with a USB cable. I plug that into my USB power outlet on my bike and it is quite happy.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,266
Posted By markgsnw
Four final drive failures in 42K.

Single sided swingarm puts a lot of stress on the main bearing. The Moto Guzzi rear drives seem to hold up well, but it is a different design.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,266
Posted By markgsnw
I had mine rebuilt four times over 100k miles and...

I had mine rebuilt four times over 100k miles and it may have been getting ready for its fifth. The first rebuild was by Steve Prokop and he re shimmed it as well as all bearings and seals. He said...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-26-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By markgsnw
Oops, duplicate topic. My bad.

Oops, duplicate topic. My bad.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By markgsnw
Aerostich in Portland

Well, OK, Milwaukie, close enough:

August 7-10, 9am - 7pm
Milwaukie Marketplace Shopping Center
10854 SE Oak Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Suits, jackets, boots, gloves, etc.
Advance sizing...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,592
Posted By markgsnw
Wonder if the lava bee rocks are like the...

Wonder if the lava bee rocks are like the racetrack rocks on Death Valley?
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,592
Posted By markgsnw
You got it embedded Eric....I watched it in the...

You got it embedded Eric....I watched it in the can at work. Would you believe it's raining here? I suppose you would.


Nice job with the physics experiments :evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8,646
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,171,597
Posted By markgsnw
gone

gone
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8,646
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,171,597
Posted By markgsnw
I have a couple of helmets that I'd like to give...

I have a couple of helmets that I'd like to give away. They have not been dropped or crashed.

Nolan N100, red, size small.


HJC SyMax, white, size XL.



I'm in Portland/Hillsboro, local...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,592
Posted By markgsnw
:freaky

:freaky
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,892
Posted By markgsnw
What do the West Guys think about this?

He needs psychological help, and maybe a chat with his minister. And maybe needs some time away from his job. Definitely needs to pull his head out of his !sshole.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By markgsnw
You need to find out why that fuse blew. That's...

You need to find out why that fuse blew. That's not normal, you could have a short somewhere. Which fuse blew, what is on that circuit? And the smell of burning wire is not a good thing at all.

It...
Forum: Vendors 06-29-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 164,497
Posted By markgsnw
Strey, try the switch wire straight to the...

Strey, try the switch wire straight to the battery positive, the switch status lights should come on at that point and life should be good. If not, double check that all of your connections are...
Forum: Vendors 06-29-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 164,497
Posted By markgsnw
Strey, you do have to connect up all of the...

Strey, you do have to connect up all of the wires. As you've found.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-25-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,032
Posted By markgsnw
I have the 2595, I've found the traffic function...

I have the 2595, I've found the traffic function not very useful compared to Waze, so I didn't bother setting the bike up with a cig lighter power socket, using the Burns Moto USB power outlet which...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,074
Posted By markgsnw
I wear contacts and get a lot of dirt, dust, and...

I wear contacts and get a lot of dirt, dust, and pollen in my eyes when riding, unless I wear safety glasses, which fit very close around the eye. I go with amber tint on cloudy days and darker tint...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8,646
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,171,597
Posted By markgsnw
Brake pads, nearly new, free to a good home

I have two sets of BikeMaster 96-1145 semi-metallic brake pads. Dealer installed them (without asking), too soft for my taste. PM if interested.

I believe they fit:

2013 Victory Judge,...
Forum: Vendors 06-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 164,497
Posted By markgsnw
Has anyone tried controlling these with an...

Has anyone tried controlling these with an Autoswitch? Just curious.


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Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,936
Posted By markgsnw
What is it that you are asking for? Sent...

What is it that you are asking for?


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Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By markgsnw
Do you have a remote preload adjuster? If so,...

Do you have a remote preload adjuster? If so, from where? If not, how do you adjust preload?
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By markgsnw
You're right, I had another look and see that he...

You're right, I had another look and see that he has MUPO and Matris as well as Penske. I may talk myself into MUPO shock and Matris springs/valves.


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Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By markgsnw
Steve88, thanks, I've talked to Todd.

Steve88, thanks, I've talked to Todd.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,673
Posted By markgsnw
I've owned a Honda, BMW, and Moto Guzzi, and my...

I've owned a Honda, BMW, and Moto Guzzi, and my daughter had a Kawasaki. Cascade was the only dealer whom I liked (they still service my Guzzi).
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By markgsnw
Todd = Penske

Todd = Penske
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By markgsnw
Moto Guzzi Norge 8v: suspension upgrade options?

I'm over 20k miles on the Norge, and while the suspension is doing OK, it can use upgrading. I had Ohlins on my previous bike and am looking for something on that level. I need a remote preload...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,673
Posted By markgsnw
If you are any where near Portland, try Cascade...

If you are any where near Portland, try Cascade Moto Classics. Really great dealer and service people.


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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8,646
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,171,597
Posted By markgsnw
Garmin StreetPilot 2720 GPS

I'm retiring my Garmin 2720 GPS in favor of one of those new fangled things. Here's what's in the box:


Garmin StreetPilot 2720 with cover
City Navigator NT North America with 2009-1 updater...
Forum: Vendors 03-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 164,497
Posted By markgsnw
I ran mine I undimmed in city traffic last...

I ran mine I undimmed in city traffic last winter, no issues. Also no issues on dark rural roads with oncoming traffic.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By markgsnw
Wow, I just checked Allstate's on line...

Wow, I just checked Allstate's on line quoterator, their high zoot plan is about half of what I'm paying now. Good stuff.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By markgsnw
Oregon MC insurance?

Can anyone in Oregon recommend a MC insurance provider?

My wife just pointed out to me that I'm paying $80/month for MC insurance on the Norge through Liberty Mutual, nearly $1000/year. I do have...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By markgsnw
that looks perfect...thanks!

that looks perfect...thanks!
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By markgsnw
120 volt tire inflator?

Is there a decent 120 volt tire inflator on the market? I don't have room for a compressor, and the 12 volt jobbies aren't what I'm looking for.

The Goodyear i8000 looks adequate. I'm hoping...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-22-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,032
Posted By markgsnw
Garmin Nuvi car gps as a budget >$250 adv setup

Will work with a waterproof USB supplying 1 amp. I've just bought (but not yet installed) the BurnsMoto USB Weatherproof Charger Socket 2.1 Amp to Bare Wire ...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,936
Posted By markgsnw
Two diodes in parallel for redundancy

Two diodes in parallel for redundancy
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,936
Posted By markgsnw
I think I'll stick with the diode

I think I'll stick with the diode
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