The Quota thread

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Nessman, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Nessman

    Nessman Cluttered Minimalist

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    Don't know if it's been mentioned but the connector for the fuel level sensor and the fuel petcock are identical and easily swapped. If you hooked them up backwards your fuel sender is cooked and your petcock won't open. DAMHIK :huh
  2. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    Sounds Ominous and foreboding. Would it cause both petcocks to not open? If I screwed up is this a fixable situation?
    The petcocks won't arrive until next week. Life has gotten in the way.
    When I change to manual Petcocks, will the Quota fire with a bad fuel sensor?





    Thanks,
    Les
  3. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    New petcocks=magical running Quota
    Added bonus I didn't screw up the fuel sending unit.
    Running very rich at the bottom end. I have a serial port power commander.



    Thanks all for pictures, help and advice,
    Les
  4. hahnda

    hahnda Been here awhile

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    Try it without the power commander and hook up the original ecu and see where that gets you.
  5. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    I may have used the enricher too long. This bike is cold blooded. After letting it warm up for 5 minutes, it seems to run
    pretty good. As of right now I'm doing nothing to/or with the powercommander. I'm very happy. I was a tad worried when it didn't start before the manual petcocks.
    Did someone adapt acerbis petcocks to a Quota? They are way cheaper.




    Les
  6. hahnda

    hahnda Been here awhile

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    As far as I know the enrichener really isn't an enrichener. Its more like a throttle lock.

    When my buddy first got his Quota he had a Power Commander and we were out riding together and he was always had to use a gallon more gas than I did and when riding behind him you could tell it was running rich. We switched his back to the stock ECU and now our gas consumption is much closer. I think with the right map a Power Commander can be a good thing but when you buy a used bike you probably don't know what you have going on there as far as what map was used and if it is a good one.
  7. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    I have a PCommander on my Strom. When I first got it. I played with maps using my laptop. I downloaded a pretty good one. I couldn't believe how rich it was compare to stock. It works great, really gas mileage and bike runs great.
    I haven't touched it in 3 years. PC is a really good product.
    Right now I'm in search of a pretty good map.
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    I checked the spark plugs. One cylinder spark plug was almost .060. I changed it to .028 per manual(sorry if put the decimal and or 0 in the wrong place.)
    I did a quick verify of the power commander. Low setting was set to the richest setting. I backed it down to +1 green light from 0 setting.
    I now backed it down to the 0 setting. It was just too rich on the low end. Now I understand why you removed the Power Commander.
    Runs really good and the gas smell is gone/greatly diminished.
    Anyone run Iridium Plugs in their Quota or is that overkill.



    Thanks,
    Les
  8. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    hi , anyone do the 19" front swap? how do you like the diff? thanks
  9. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    any chance of a quota gathering like a few years ago in nevada?
  10. Milar

    Milar Life is an adventure.

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  11. quota

    quota Been here awhile

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    I like the idea of a Q get together. It was discussed on the Yahoo group a few weeks ago. I think I mentioned there that I'd see about putting something together once ski/snowboard season ended for me. Today, our last ski area in Utah closed. There is still plenty of snow left for some backcountry skiing/snowboarding, but I'm ready start thinking about riding motorbikes.

    I did ride a week ago to the Grappa Gruppo Gathering in Baker, NV. We had a pretty good turn out of Guzzi enduro bikes. 3 Stelvios and 2 Quotas. Better than some of our Guzzi Enduro gatherings.

    I'm planning on the Death Valley meet that was linked to on the post above. The last two gatherings there were great.

    It was brought up on the Yahoo group discussion on this topic, that the problem with the Death Valley meet, was a decent chance of poor weather in late October or early November. Death Valley should be nice, but those coming from the north could have weather problems. I can vouch for this. Two of us from northern Utah abandoned our bikes in St. George, UT. on the way home from Death Valley in late 2011. Had to rent a car to get home through the snow.

    So, to include those from the north, an earlier date would make sense. One idea that comes to mind, would be to meet up at the Wild Guzzi Colorado Not-a-rally in Ouray, on 21-23 June.

    I've put on 3-4 of the Quota gatherings. I've arranged a meeting place and set a date. Everyone is responsible for their own expenses. No rally fees. Buy your own food, etc...

    Once the Stelvios came out, it seemed to be a good idea to include them. There just are not many Quotas out there. At one Quota gathering, I had the only Q there, although another owner attended and a past owner attended.

    I've been mixed up with oto events at locations in Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado. It wouldn't take much to put something together. Just need a date and a place. The place should have a choice of either camping or motels to satisfy everyone.

    I can come up with some possible dates in the next couple of days. The summer and fall weekends are starting to fill up quickly. A two week dirt trip in July and about a week dirt trip in August.

    Any location or date preferences for those that might attend a gathering?

    Mike
  12. Milar

    Milar Life is an adventure.

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    Hi Mike: First of all thanks for your work. It's usually a thankless job. Here's my FWIW: you are never going to please everybody. So do what you want and let people decide if they want to attend.

    The attractiveness of DV to me is that it extends the riding season. It's warm there when it is cold everywhere else. But of course, that means some will have to trailer or risk riding in bad weather. But others will feel differently. Thanks again!
  13. JHG67

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    Hi all, I've just picked up a beautiful 2000 Quota. It's proper Italian bike red and has only 1900 unmolested miles on her.
    I've had Guzzi lust since my first ride 30 years ago and now the planets have aligned.
    I can now scratch my Guzzi and adventure tourer itch all in one.
    I've read a lot here about the dreaded mid range hesitation (which mine has) and it sounds like they had an updated ECU back in the day.
    I'm probably s.o.l. at this point (some 13 years later) but anyone have any ideas?
    I'm totally new to Moto Guzzi but am a well healed moto head.
    This will make bike number 58 over the years.
    So far I'm luuuuvvin the new ride except the fluffy mid range.
    If any of yall can help a new convert out I would be greatful.

    Thanks
    Jeff
  14. gscott

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    Good on you! The Yahoo Quota forum is probably the best place to be for model specific info. PM will be sent.
  15. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    oops I need to subscribe to this thread
    Nessman who started this thread and I laid out a poker run for the national guzzi meet about 10 yrs ago in NW washington , imagine 2 quota owners in the same state....:1drink

    due to work I cant make late oct/nov but can try for others.
    say Jeff, post where you live and others may know a good dealer.
  16. JHG67

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    Ooops Ohio......sorry!!

    Thanks
  17. 96ssportsp

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    Congrats on your new to you Quota. I've had mine for about 3 months now, it is exceeding all of my expectations. Mine has fueling issues also, not bad, but annoying. Seems the best solution is thru Guzzitech. GuzziTech.com Todd has a PCV and autotune, along with an ecu reflash that sounds like the ticket. Kinda spendy, but will be worth it in the long run. I really like this goofy thing.:D Also watch for cracks in the rear wheel. MIne seem to stay the same, not growing yet. Couple of solutions for Sun rims through Woody's in Denver or Buchannans in So Cal.
    I am sure there are people with a lot more experience with the Q than me. Enjoy!

    Ride safe, Scott.
  18. JHG67

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    Scott,
    Thanks for the info. I am in contact with my local dealer trying to see if Guzzi still has the updated ecu's and will still swap me out if not, your suggestion may be my next step with that.
    I've put about 250 miles on it so far and am now going to do the initial service. By the way is it critical to put the moly additive in the final drive?

    I haven't seen any cracks in the rear rim but I will keep my eyes open for them.
    Funny how I had to learn how to ride the Quota. After about the first 100 miles or so I thought this thing is a pig. I realized I was trying to ride it like my Triumph Sprint RS. Once I relaxed slowed my roll a little the beauty of this bike just snapped into focus (it's not a sport bike) it handles soooooo good and I am loving it the more I ride it.
    So far I've just started to personalize it, heated grips, hand guards, install my tank bag, adjust the shifter and brake for my size 13's......
    Sorry in advance for any stupid questions as I am still learning about these bikes but am absorbing all that I can.


    Thanks again
    Jeff
  19. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    no cracks here and I have several thousand miles in dirt, lucky so far. if it happens I'll get a tubeless rim, I am thinking of going to a 19 front, too cheap for that now though. I'm going to put a larger footpeg on, might ask a welding shop about moving the pannier mounts in a little, I know it would make side cover access harder but its rare they come off, I dont use the side panniers much as they really stick out. mine was remapped before I bought it , fueling seems fine.
  20. hahnda

    hahnda Been here awhile

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    Out for a ride with the hacked Quota.

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