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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by airheadbruce, Nov 4, 2004.
Good to hear from you again
Thanks for the compliments on the paintjob....I'm not really sure of it yet ...but one day all that plastic is going off...I have a feeling
...well it's dry season over here now...so 2000 miles in 2 months or so is not a lot actually....
also because I ride my supertenere' on the rough roads around here (much faster shorter and lighter)...and save the quota for the asphlalt pavements ..
Congratulations for the sidebags you getting ....post pictures please when they're fit
...I want to be the first to know when you'll be selling the bike ...with all those options I just can dream about...
Well, here are the pics with the bags freshly installed at my brothers house at the Jersey Shore.. This is where my bike lives during the New York City winters.. I love visiting it and doing the work and maintenance in the comfort of his garage.. Gonna take it out for the season in the next couple of weeks.. She's almost ready to to go...
By the way,,"Plastic coming off"??? Interesting!!
looks like recent quota owners like you and I are keeping the thread alive...
nice and big plastic bags by the way...
not sure they are going to help lane splitting in new york city traffic though...
O M G!!! Blue! If I ever saw that at the dealer I would have bought one. When I looked it was red or black and the red was not available. That blue one looks sweet.
I love the color too..
Ya but they'll help save my legs during side swipes.. I hope!!!
Years ago on Canal street, I was actually pinned between 2 yellow cabs on my R1100.. Messed up my bags big time!!!
Yup, I love my Quota.. I'll keep checking this thread..
Good night Costa Rica,, All the best from Brooklyn..
Ride it down here and I buy it from you...
Id love to have the time to ride it that far pal..
I'll never sell it though..
I'm running a Supertrapp ISDT II quiet core(without any discs),with just the quiet core baffle.It's bolted right to a Mistral crossover.The 3" stainless universal bracket that makes for a seamless installation is not offered in the online catalog.Tell them that you want one($9) when you order the can.
The can is very mellow at low revs but makes beautiful music when you get into it.And with the supplied discs you can reduce the db's down to very low levels if you wish.
If your plugs are reading lean(tan color)now.I would recommend a PCIII/Dyno tune with any can and possible air box/Filter mods.
Historically the stock ECU's are set for pretty lean ratios to pass emissions.This can be exacerbated by exhaust/intake mods.
thanks for the info.. I'll check that out.
My ECU is a Marelli factory retrofit for the Early ones with the Flat Spot between 3200 and 4000 RPM. This was done by the original owner along with the other mods.. The only thing i want to change is the muffler(to get as much of that open guzzi sound as possible).. Maybe also I will think about tubeless wheels one of these days..
You said you want the MG sound.Check it outhttp://www.supertrapp.com/product_sections/cat.asp?CatID=33It's the bottom product listed on the page.19" Quiet core.
Yes, it's LOUD without any disks.
What color are your plugs running now ?Any Air box mods?
I'll have to pull the plugs and check.. This is awesome!! I'll probably go for this pipe..
By the way, here are the mods that I bought my bike with:
Hyperpro springs front and back
The Brake Fluid is DOT5 Silicone
The Air Filter is k&N and the Airbox Cover is drilled
the Crash Guards are Hepco and Becker
The seat base is original. The actual seat is Rick Meyer
The rear Wheel is Buchanans Custom with HD Spokes offset 5mm to the left to accomodate larger back tire.
The Mirrors are Napoleon.
One of the Horns was replaced with an Automotive Fiamm (The Left one) because the original died.
The Mid Exhaust is a custom made stainless piece.
The Muffler is original but the core is drilled with 1/2" drillbit in 3-4 places making it much more free flowing.
The Petcocks are manual instead of the original electric ones(gave you original parts).
The "Outsider piece drops the Sump and relocates the oil filter outside the sump. The Outsider is sold by Harpers Motoguzzi.
I have the outsider also.Pricey but worth it.
The reason I asked about your plugs.If your running towards lean now(light tan plug reading) the much less restrictive can with your other mods could cause dangerously lean conditions.This could open up a whole new "can of worms".
With my K@N,air box mods,Mistral crossover and Supertrapp.The stock ECU was Super lean.Off the chart 17:1 lean!!!The addition of a Power Commander III and Dyno tune took care of the problem nicely(76 RWHP).
If you change the can I would definitely go with the PCIII to optimize performance and probably save the engine from permanent damage.
Hey thats good to know.. Thanks for the info again. this is all very helpful.
sorry for repeating my mod list. just noticed I posted these a few entries ago.
Wow! that quota looks like its in its proper environment..
I'm assuming that is in Costa Rica??
By the way, is that a new back tire??? It looks knobbier than what I remember from the last photos.
may be too humid sometime as a proper enviroment for the quota....
but last week the weather was fine...and sunny
yes it is the caribbean coast , a friend of mine owns this campground right on the beach...
..actually it's the original pirelli tire the bike came out of the factory with (now 4000 miles)...strangely enough it looks bigger in the picture than in reality...
soon I'll have to contact this buchanan guy who laces up rims with 5 mm offset ...then you'll see the larger tire
(I just hope they ship to latin america)
My bike is back together after a complete winter tear down, inspection, & overhaul:
I finally put 2 and 2 together the other day and figured out that this thread was started about my bike, but two owners back. Quota ownership is a small fraternity...
You're right.. "Its a small world" Small enough to take a motorcycle around once or twice...