The Quota thread

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

  1. jetpoweredmonkey

    jetpoweredmonkey Copilot: GSD Sharpe

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    I believe all you would need to change clutch parts is a pilot tool for about five bucks.
  2. auto

    auto Been here awhile

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    There is a splined centering plug that is needed to align the plates.When I did mine,took the motor to a shop and they lined things up. The trans slipped right in then.
  3. ClintToris

    ClintToris Adventurer

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    Thanks guys,

    I believe these are the same thing (referring to the pics I posted). I guess you can buy a fancy one for $68 or try and make my own. I read all the big twins share the same parts for over 40 years (that's quite nice of them). I guess I'll order the parts and take a trip to the hardware store. Should be interesting tearing it all apart. Screenshot_20190928-114737_Chrome.png

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  4. khristopher

    khristopher Adventurer

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  5. Blueboarhound

    Blueboarhound Adventurer

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  6. usedtobefast

    usedtobefast Been here awhile

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    Wow, two Quotas in one trip! Great job.
  7. usedtobefast

    usedtobefast Been here awhile

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    So I've put ~1000 miles on my new to me Quota now. What a wonderful motorcycle! A bit strange that I like it better than my Racer or my Griso!

    At first I was all worried about everything ... then I gave up the worrying and have just been riding. Yes it leaks a bit of oil. And I have no idea if all the venting hose stuff is dumping rust into my engine. And I can't reset my trip meter. One day I'll get back to all that. :-)

    The new Avon tires have been great. I bought a Hepco & Becker top case for it ... then found out the stock Quota rack is not a Hepco & Becker compatible rack ... then ordered an adapter plate ... so now I have mounted up. Oh, and new grips.

    So I'm about ready to try a multi day trip on the Q ... gotta wait for the Northern CA weather conditions to get better and then head out. Might go the SLO direction.
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  8. auto

    auto Been here awhile

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    A bit of a end of the season ride with my son.Went up top Sandy Hook state park NJ IMG_7697[1].JPG . Little chilly on the ride home
  9. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    ive had to work so not much Q time. that will change next year.
  10. Garry H

    Garry H Been here awhile

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    I have got a Quota 1100ES and am looking for some ECU maps
    Not sure if mine has been updated or not
    Anybody got any they could mail me ?
  11. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Cleaning out my garage
    I found some GQ stuff...
    Owners manual
    NIB RH mirror
    Tool kit

    anyone need this stuff ?

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  12. Gravelthinking

    Gravelthinking Adventurer

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    How much you asking for? I'm interested.
  13. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Sold
  14. asquaredgray

    asquaredgray Adventurer

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    Anyone ever do a deep water crossing with your Q? Any issues with submerging the alternator? I would expect it to be fine. There are no bearings to muss, etc.

    I’m planning to ride the southern sections of the NVBDR next spring, and I’m reading that there can be some water crossings, depending on weather.
  15. auto

    auto Been here awhile

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    really no difference than any ignition/alternate hanging on the end of the crank of any dirt bike. Do your best to seal it up and a good coating of WD40 before you go and you should be fine.
  16. asquaredgray

    asquaredgray Adventurer

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    On most dirt bikes, isn’t it sealed inside the case behind a cover with a gasket? The MG alternator covers seem purposely designed to vent the works. I would be concerned that sealing it might be bad for the 99.99% of time that it’s not under water. Might be overthinking it, of course. I’m prone to that. :-)

    I had read previously on some Jeep forums that alternators survived submersion functionally, but the real issues were from washing grease out of bearings and leaving dirt in its place. Since there are no bearings when it’s just hanging off the end of the shaft, that wouldn’t be an issue for the Q. Which leads me to the tentative conclusion that it’s ok to submerge it.
  17. Mr. Vintage

    Mr. Vintage Family Dude Supporter

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    I'm on board with your conclusion, although I may have to study the housing next time I'm in the garage. Seems like as long as the water can get back out you'd be fine.

    Do you have a sump guard of some sort? That would be my greater concern with my Q - I have dorked it on rocks before, and they weren't even hidden underwater.
  18. auto

    auto Been here awhile

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    Then why did you ask? The alternator sits pretty high,I would be more concerned with water getting into the rear if the water is that deep.
  19. asquaredgray

    asquaredgray Adventurer

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    Noting exists, yet. I’ve got a couple of leads locally to potentially custom fab a sump guard. I’ve bent the center stand on a rock before but managed to avoid banging the sump so far. Probably can’t continue to count on that luck, though. :-)
  20. asquaredgray

    asquaredgray Adventurer

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    I asked because, as noted, it’s a “tentative” conclusion. I’m looking for other peoples’ experience, for a reality check. Thanks for your thoughts.