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Old 04-09-2013, 06:04 AM   #136
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Bike on centerstand and put it in 5th gear. Remove the spark plugs. Turn engine over with rear wheel. Put finger over spark plug hole. Feel for air trying to push on your finger, not trying to suck it in. Take a straw and put in plug hole. Continue to turn rear wheel just a bit more until you feel with the straw it is at TDC. Don't use a screwdriver or anything solid in the plug hole. When you do find TDC on compression stroke double check that both valves have that tiny amount of play in them before you try to adjust. If either one doesn't have play you might be on the wrong stroke.

Thanks man!!! Just what I was looking for, thought it might be something like that, but wasn't sure.

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Old 05-11-2013, 11:48 AM   #137
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congrats on your new Quota.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:11 PM   #138
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congrats on your new Quota.

Thank you! There seems to be quite a few, relatively, maybe half a dozen, in the Northwest. Cool bike. Learning the quirks. Need to get it to Moto International for tb sync and tps set. The fueling does not seem quite right.

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Old 05-17-2013, 01:22 AM   #139
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one thing you might want to look at is the engine temperature sensor. It has a plastic housing on it that insulates the device from the heat. You can buy a metal one from Guzzi but I made one from a brass pipe fitting. After that my bike doesnt run so rich and seems to get better mileage.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:03 AM   #140
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one thing you might want to look at is the engine temperature sensor. It has a plastic housing on it that insulates the device from the heat. You can buy a metal one from Guzzi but I made one from a brass pipe fitting. After that my bike doesnt run so rich and seems to get better mileage.
Thanks, I will look into that. Do you know the thread size offhand? I can pull it, should not be an issue.

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:15 AM   #141
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Anyone know if there some sort of oddball bike rally in the PNW? Might be fun to meet up... Is there still the Nakusp-Laverda gig? Seems I heard it wasn't happening any more.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:06 AM   #142
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Took the "Q" out for my first real off pavement (gravel) ride yesterday, a little over 20 miles. I am shocked/surprised at how well this old fat pig handles gravel. This goofy thing is seriously addictive. I really didn't have any real expectations for off pavement, just wanted a unique 2nd bike to compliment my multistrada. I think I will enjoy it for a lot of miles.

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Old 05-19-2013, 08:23 PM   #143
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Bike on centerstand and put it in 5th gear. Remove the spark plugs. Turn engine over with rear wheel. Put finger over spark plug hole. Feel for air trying to push on your finger, not trying to suck it in. Take a straw and put in plug hole. Continue to turn rear wheel just a bit more until you feel with the straw it is at TDC. Don't use a screwdriver or anything solid in the plug hole. When you do find TDC on compression stroke double check that both valves have that tiny amount of play in them before you try to adjust. If either one doesn't have play you might be on the wrong stroke.

Just got thru with my 1st valve adjustment, easy thanks to your advice. Double checked compression stroke with flywheel marks, all 4 were tight. Got them set and bike seems to rev smoother, also changed fuel filter, gapped spark plugs,changed a bad fuel line, and a cracked crankcase breather hose. The one way ball check valve on crankcase was corroded shut, got it cleaned also. Not sure what helped, maybe everything.

Thanks again, Scott.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:35 PM   #144
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Quota 4 way flashers

Seeing as Ive had to repair my hi/lo light switch now twice on the Q Im looking at replacing the left hand switch for something more reliable. While Im at it Im thinking V-Strom for the switch as it should give me 4 way flashers as well. anyone tried this before with the V-Strom switch before?
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #145
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Still have mine its for sale if anyone is intersted. Has anyoe found a good replacement for the pos 90 speedo drive that always falls apart and the inside gear falls out think i've replaced mine about thee time now?
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:59 AM   #146
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i had my bike in at moto international, re speedo drive they told me the part is out for good, they hooked my speedo direct, cable to speedo, no 90 degree drive, it did work for 50 miles, he said it was a stretch that a longer cable may do a better job. I'll fart around with it. I havent had a speedo in ages. other then that its the only thing thats buggered up, no rim cracks and Ive dine several thou' easy of fire roads, no pipe cracks either. love this bike !

I did the head lamp swap suggested by Greg Bender its a great cheap up grade

Im going to put wider, bigger pegs on it.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:05 AM   #147
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a couple yrs ago there was a quota meet up in nothern nevada , I couldnt make it. the original HU meet in pemberton there was 2 of us

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Anyone know if there some sort of oddball bike rally in the PNW? Might be fun to meet up... Is there still the Nakusp-Laverda gig? Seems I heard it wasn't happening any more.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:06 AM   #148
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that papa sloan pipe would allow the pannier mount to be moved in so the bag doesnt stick out like a sail. I rarely use my side hard bags because of the width
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:07 AM   #149
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Quota mini rally last weekend at the Aerostich VBR3. There was one more there but didn't make it into the picture.

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:31 AM   #150
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cool mini meet

one odd thing, mine has original battery, bought it new as a hold over , build was in 2000. I put on the charger now and then but am not regular about it.
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