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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 51,091
Posted By elkgrichard
My Bonneville is a two stroke, one on the left...

My Bonneville is a two stroke, one on the left and one on the right = 2.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 100,436
Posted By elkgrichard
I used an all metal NAPA 3032 fuel filter in the...

I used an all metal NAPA 3032 fuel filter in the tank of the V7. That plastic one was swollen and about ready for the center seam to explode. That after less then a year inside of the tank. Easy job...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By elkgrichard
Good one. Bike is loaded on the truck and I can't...

Good one. Bike is loaded on the truck and I can't get in there to check that sucker out without getting the bike up on the center stand. I know those switches have been a major source of ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By elkgrichard
Activate the warranty on this one if I can't...

Activate the warranty on this one if I can't start it in the morning.
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By elkgrichard
Washed my Moto Guzzi V7, won't start

Washed the bike and now it won't start.

2013 V7 Stone.

Turns over but it won't kick over.

Have washed it many times before and never had an issue like this.

Have a warranty but it's a...
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By elkgrichard
Those look nice, so what do you use for a breaker...

Those look nice, so what do you use for a breaker bar with that set up?
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By elkgrichard
Best thing to do is secure the tire and rim with...

Best thing to do is secure the tire and rim with 3 large tie straps on those 3 arms.

Been watching all the video stuff on line, lot of good tips using this thing.

Noticed most of the folks...
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By elkgrichard
I didn't get the smaller bar. I just went down to...

I didn't get the smaller bar. I just went down to Home Depot and picked up a 5/6 inch bar that will work ok, it will fit into the larger bar with some shims and also fit through my wheel bearings ok....
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By elkgrichard
Harbor frieght tire changer

The center bar is too large to fit through my wheel bearings?

WTF???

Any fix for this, I can't be the only one this happen to.
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,905
Posted By elkgrichard
Purchased the harbor freight motorcycle tire...

Purchased the harbor freight motorcycle tire mounter today and noticed the center bar will not fit through my wheel bearings?

Any fix for this or am I doing something wrong here?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-11-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 360,187
Posted By elkgrichard
It never even got close to the speeds of the...

It never even got close to the speeds of the SR-71. It was design to fly against the Navy F-14 and the Air Force F-15. It could not stay with either one of those two aircraft in a dog fight if it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-09-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 84,130
Posted By elkgrichard
Those guys are serving in the Navy. I remember...

Those guys are serving in the Navy. I remember when you could buy those bikes over in Japan at that time and they were in fact only limited to 750cc. Had something to do with the motor laws in Japan...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 284,296
Posted By elkgrichard
It's on my profile, Sacramento area. ...

It's on my profile, Sacramento area.

Figured a fellow Band of brothers would pop up with good info.

THANKS MUCH.

Semper Fi, 1st Marines, 1st Recon 70-74, Strong and Proud.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 284,296
Posted By elkgrichard
Anybody have information on Moto Guzzi ride in...

Anybody have information on Moto Guzzi ride in meet ups?

Please post dates and locations of any such events.

Thank You.

Rick, Retired G/SGT, USMC
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9,660
Views: 1,614,539
Posted By elkgrichard
I'd like that in the living room so I can just...

I'd like that in the living room so I can just sit and look at it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,316
Posted By elkgrichard
People appear to be making a great deal of...

People appear to be making a great deal of assumptions out of a couple of pictures of this bike.

We really need to wait and see the actual specs.

I would think the appearance of the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By elkgrichard
Go to the Suzuki site and you will see they list...

Go to the Suzuki site and you will see they list 2 different DR's, one is listed as an S model and the other an SE model. I don't understand why they are doing that? I'm still confused.
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 106,639
Views: 21,216,405
Posted By elkgrichard
Very confusing because they show both bikes...

Very confusing because they show both bikes listed separate as an S model and then an SE model. It makes you think there is some sort of difference between the 2 models..... strange.
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 106,639
Views: 21,216,405
Posted By elkgrichard
What is the difference between an S model and SE...

What is the difference between an S model and SE model?
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By elkgrichard
DR650S or DR650SE

What is the difference between the S model and the Se model? I can't figure it out reading the Suzuki site and they don't mention any difference between the 2 models that I could find. Looks like the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,751
Posted By elkgrichard
I've own Honda's when I first started riding and...

I've own Honda's when I first started riding and they just no longer do anything for me. Good products just boring. I moved on years ago.

Sort of like watching dust fly and paint dry.
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3,605
Views: 989,989
Posted By elkgrichard
I had that exact bike iin 1978, I did my fastest...

I had that exact bike iin 1978, I did my fastest all time top end on that thing.
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 488,333
Posted By elkgrichard
Nothing wrong with going comfortable Mr T.:norton

Nothing wrong with going comfortable Mr T.:norton
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 36,367
Posted By elkgrichard
One bike the rest of your life. I'd give...

One bike the rest of your life.

I'd give the nod to the DR 650 for the do anything fun to ride bike.

Although I don't own one at this time. Have owned a couple of them at different times...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,552
Posted By elkgrichard
I've tried adjusting the clutch with closer in...

I've tried adjusting the clutch with closer in and further out engagement points. Made no difference.

Would be nice if they would just give me a new 6 speed transmission, but now I'm dreaming....
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,552
Posted By elkgrichard
2013 8,000 plus miles do my own...

2013

8,000 plus miles

do my own maintenance because it is very easy to do.


Have own 35 motorcycles, been riding for over 40 years and have always worked on my own bikes without...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,552
Posted By elkgrichard
What you explain is how I have been downshifting...

What you explain is how I have been downshifting with only a once in awhile hang up. I didn't have an issue with that at all understanding the transmission is an old design. I was always able to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,552
Posted By elkgrichard
Why would anyone dig up a post from 7 weeks ago...

Why would anyone dig up a post from 7 weeks ago or even bother to put out that much effort? WOW!!

Obviously the transmission went out after that post along with being ignored by Moto Guzzi. The...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,552
Posted By elkgrichard
My transmission gets stuck between 3rd ,2nd and...

My transmission gets stuck between 3rd ,2nd and 1st gear when downshifting. Very difficult to get down to first or neutral. Once stop I can get it to dg down if I slip the clutch or let the clutch in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,552
Posted By elkgrichard
I own a v7 and would not recommend the bike to...

I own a v7 and would not recommend the bike to anyone. No support and impossible to get warranty work done to the bike.

The transmissions are defective in that they jam up downshifting and they...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 488,333
Posted By elkgrichard
Baby girl when you get that book published be...

Baby girl when you get that book published be sure to post it up on here. Cause you got a following.

As I told you many posts back you're blessed with that gift to put it down with writing...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 42,462
Posted By elkgrichard
I've read that before. Looks almost as if that...

I've read that before. Looks almost as if that guy is pushing some type of agenda. My guess he's an HD HATER.

Probably suffering from a small man organ part issue of some type.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,100
Posted By elkgrichard
Great line, I'll have to remember that one....

Great line, I'll have to remember that one. LMAO!!!

Although that redundancy works very well for those of us that love the engines.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 284,296
Posted By elkgrichard
Added a K@N filter onto my bike a few weeks ago....

Added a K@N filter onto my bike a few weeks ago. Not sure if it changed anything. I did it more becaquse of the oil film that end up in the airbox more then anything. Found that paper filter had an...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 284,296
Posted By elkgrichard
Exhaust pipes are expensive for this bike for...

Exhaust pipes are expensive for this bike for sure.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 284,296
Posted By elkgrichard
You are making me want to sell this one and buy...

You are making me want to sell this one and buy the new one.

Wonder if they improved the low speed fueling?
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 284,296
Posted By elkgrichard
I've put on the extended sump. Bike as you know...

I've put on the extended sump. Bike as you know has almost dirt bike ground clearance in stock form so with extended sump you still have more ground clearance then the average street bike. I still...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 284,296
Posted By elkgrichard
I would have to say we have talked about some...

I would have to say we have talked about some quirks with the V7 on here some could be owner induced or perception. Most of my issues with the bike have all been worked out one way or the other by...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,303
Posted By elkgrichard
If that bike was bought back under the lemon law...

If that bike was bought back under the lemon law it was much more then a bad rear shock which could be replaced. It would have had to be something that the shop could not repair correctly and it...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 174,200
Posted By elkgrichard
I was thinking the same thing, those are Boeing...

I was thinking the same thing, those are Boeing numbers.
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