guzziriders.org - moto guzzi forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Social section > The Bar.
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - What did you do with  yer bike today.......
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

What did you do with yer bike today.......

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 294295296297298 299>
Author
Message
Ben. View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 18 Mar 2015
Location: Lanjaron Spain
Status: Offline
Points: 320
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ben. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 2019 at 21:22
Although fully aware that "no good deed ever goes unpunished" I thought this morning that it was high time I fitted the new air filter. Although Spain in general cannot be said to lack dust, here near the coast we are further blessed with rain laden with desert sand from Africa. 
Only the very finest mind you.
 
The original filter, after 4,000 miles, still looked pretty clean, and was simple to change. In case the system had accommodated itself to the old filter, I pulled the main fuse for a few minutes, with the ignition off, though I was not sure if that's the right way to do it ...
I put it back together and it started and ran, so donning my jacket and scraping a solidified fig off the front tyre I nipped off, as we septuagenarians are wont to do, to the garden centre in Orgiva.

That involved a lot of sharp downhill corners where coming off the brakes and on to a gentle amount of throttle, and I mean gentle, cos that's a three hundred foot drop a few feet to your right, with a few ferns to stop you going over the edge, revealed a snatchiness which I've not noticed before. 
I'm used to the throttle response being rapid, but acceleration has hitherto been smooth, yet now it was playing havoc with my bevel drive.

I plan to open the plug gaps to 0.9mm, perhaps with new plugs to clear the field of errant gremlins, and see how it goes. 

Any advice, ribaldry or totally unconnected comments welcome ... 

Back to Top
red leader one View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 07 Oct 2014
Location: Cullercoats
Status: Offline
Points: 3504
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 2019 at 22:25
I remember Majorca when it had 300 foot drops.

I always used to go round clock wise if I could.
Back to Top
nab301 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 29 Oct 2017
Location: Dublin Ireland
Status: Offline
Points: 293
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nab301 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2019 at 01:18
Today  (or rather  last weekend ) i traded my Guzzi for a 125 Honda... and now i'm not sure why , although after clocking up over  400kms since filling the 12 litre tank,  said tank still appears to be half full (or half empty)  which equates to over 150 mpg and put a smile on my face  while not easing the pain the plank of a seat has caused me.
Nigel
Keep smiling , it makes people wonder what you've been up to!
'19 CB125F,

'18 DL250 SUZUKI V STROM,'99 Bmw R1100S, '03Bullet 65 500, '93 MZ301 Saxon fun (offroad)
Back to Top
Glawster View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 14 Sep 2015
Location: Cheltenham
Status: Offline
Points: 560
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Glawster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2019 at 18:25
Giving the V85 a bit of exercise with a trip through the Black Forest, German Alpine Road, Julian Alps and Dolomites.  It's going pretty well, very agile, pretty comfortable and economical.  Just could do with another 20 bhp for overtaking, but you can't have everything..

DSC_1690 by Derek Wardell, on Flickr

DSC_1703 by Derek Wardell, on Flickr

DSC_1689 by Derek Wardell, on Flickr
1973 Guzzi V7 Sport
1955 Guzzi Falcone Sport
2019 V85TT

Back to Top
Barry View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 02 Mar 2015
Location: Oxford
Status: Offline
Points: 2183
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2019 at 18:29
You _can_ have everything, Derek. Just overtake the slower cars (o:

Breathtaking scenery - thanks for sharing, and enjoy, enjoy.
Back to Top
V7Chris View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 13 May 2017
Location: Shropshire
Status: Offline
Points: 1275
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2019 at 21:18
Excellent. It looks like you have changed the screen, is it any good?
Back to Top
TheWrongTrousers View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05 Nov 2018
Location: South London
Status: Offline
Points: 307
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheWrongTrousers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2019 at 21:29
Originally posted by Ben. Ben. wrote:

Although fully aware that "no good deed ever goes unpunished" I thought this morning that it was high time I fitted the new air filter. Although Spain in general cannot be said to lack dust, here near the coast we are further blessed with rain laden with desert sand from Africa. 
Only the very finest mind you.
 
The original filter, after 4,000 miles, still looked pretty clean, and was simple to change. In case the system had accommodated itself to the old filter, I pulled the main fuse for a few minutes, with the ignition off, though I was not sure if that's the right way to do it ...
I put it back together and it started and ran, so donning my jacket and scraping a solidified fig off the front tyre I nipped off, as we septuagenarians are wont to do, to the garden centre in Orgiva.

That involved a lot of sharp downhill corners where coming off the brakes and on to a gentle amount of throttle, and I mean gentle, cos that's a three hundred foot drop a few feet to your right, with a few ferns to stop you going over the edge, revealed a snatchiness which I've not noticed before. 
I'm used to the throttle response being rapid, but acceleration has hitherto been smooth, yet now it was playing havoc with my bevel drive.

I plan to open the plug gaps to 0.9mm, perhaps with new plugs to clear the field of errant gremlins, and see how it goes. 

Any advice, ribaldry or totally unconnected comments welcome ... 


Ben, you have previously said that the Feijoa were nearly ready. Has one of them by any chance become lodged in the air intake ?

Serenity Now !!*!**!!
Back to Top
Ben. View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 18 Mar 2015
Location: Lanjaron Spain
Status: Offline
Points: 320
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ben. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2019 at 22:00
A good question TWT I'm glad you're keeping up.

I descended, by means both voluntary and involuntary, to the lower levels of the garden the other day, the path being something that would make Danny McAskill hesitate, and found that the uncertainty of Brexit and the after effects of the Mayan philosophy have seriously reduced the Feijoa crop this year. 
The constant need to reinstate the water channels following the depredations of the wild boar, coupled with my inherent dislike of physical work have combined to deprive me of the usual fruity largesse.

Following a very windy night, I am now inundated with fallen fruit of other varieties,  walnuts, chestnuts and almonds are inevitably underfoot, and the price they would realise in Sainsbury's brings tears to my rheumy old eyes. Any connection with my fuel system however, remains purely theoretical. 

I'm still recovering from the trauma of finding I can no longer get into my leather motorcycle trousers.
I'm sure you'll understand ...


Back to Top
red leader one View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 07 Oct 2014
Location: Cullercoats
Status: Offline
Points: 3504
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2019 at 23:43

Contact these people.
I'm sure they could do it in a truss, if you'll forgive the literation.
They inserted 3 inches into my trews and you couldn't see the join.
Back to Top
Ben. View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 18 Mar 2015
Location: Lanjaron Spain
Status: Offline
Points: 320
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ben. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 08:41
I hadn't thought of that RL1, excellent idea, I may look for somewhere a bit nearer as parcels do not always survive the postal system here.
Maybe some insertion of elastic to allow for the inevitable future expansion ...
Back to Top
TheWrongTrousers View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05 Nov 2018
Location: South London
Status: Offline
Points: 307
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheWrongTrousers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 08:56
My wardrobe is filled with clothes that no longer fit me. I rail against this every six months or so, and my wife simply says that I should buy bigger clothes. I have not done so because that feels like giving in, although part of me recognises that she might be right (as usual).
Serenity Now !!*!**!!
Back to Top
Brian UK View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 13 May 2014
Location: Surrey
Status: Offline
Points: 11560
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 09:48
I think it's the way they are made these days. All these modern materials clearly shrink.
Brian.

Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.
Back to Top
iansoady View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 23 Jul 2017
Location: Birmingham
Status: Offline
Points: 1293
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 11:59
They shrink before you even try them on.....
Ian
1982 V50
1952 Norton ES2
Back to Top
red leader one View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 07 Oct 2014
Location: Cullercoats
Status: Offline
Points: 3504
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 17:41
Originally posted by Ben. Ben. wrote:

I hadn't thought of that RL1, excellent idea, I may look for somewhere a bit nearer as parcels do not always survive the postal system here.
Maybe some insertion of elastic to allow for the inevitable future expansion ...


That's exactly what they did, an inch and a half each side hidden in the waist. lovely job they did .

Apparently more than that is not advisable.
Back to Top
George S View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 31 Mar 2018
Location: Essex UK
Status: Offline
Points: 481
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 21:31
Another 30 mile test ride on Zigolo today. Over 150 miles now since restoration. All going well, bike is quite happy cruising at 40 MPH.


George

1994 Nevada
1957 Cardellino 73cc
1961 Zigolo 110cc
1961 Stornello 125cc
Son's 1990 1000S to borrow any time
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 294295296297298 299>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.02
Copyright ©2001-2019 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.141 seconds.