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Offline E.T.

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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #86 on: 19:55 - 15 January, 2020 »
LOL.

Removing the rear wheel from the V7 is a fu  :censored ing pain in the ar5e [filtered]. There's not enough clearance so you have to take one of the shocks off for wiggle room.

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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #85 on: 11:30 - 15 January, 2020 »
Im sure they could. I think there is something really cool about a shaft drive.  Completely maintenance free. awesome.

I love the back end on my VFR. not only shaft drive but single sided swing arm so when I do have to remove the rear wheel its a doddle.
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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #84 on: 08:46 - 11 January, 2020 »


Shafts aren't for performance, but they are practical.

Speak for yourself
I get why shafts aren't used for performance but on road bikes they are way more practical.
If they had put the effort in, they could have come up with an anti squat light weight shaft alternative.

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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #83 on: 22:17 - 10 January, 2020 »
Well this is the my bike section...so it's where I thought my bike should go... Just sayin'


Shafts aren't for performance, but they are practical.  BMW have anti squat by their telelever set up. The Guzzi isn't powerful enough to worry about TBH.

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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #82 on: 13:56 - 10 January, 2020 »
I always miss this. Shouldnt it be in the blog it section?

anyone have any different feelings with the shaft drive? chain drives provide anti squat on acecleration, shaft drives do nothing like that, and sometimes the opposite. they lift the back end on deceleration

I loved the feeling of the VFR shaft drive. I couldnt tell whether it was placebo or not but I just felt a lot more connected to the back wheel, which no drive line take up.
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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #81 on: 22:58 - 29 December, 2019 »
Loved the shaft drive on my divvy. Wheel removal was quick and easy but replacing the swing arm bearings was a bit of a pain.

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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #80 on: 22:24 - 29 December, 2019 »
That's the point. I'm still kinda used to looking, and I still having to remind myself. If brute force power is all you care for, then a chain, but for care free bikin' what's not to like  :teach

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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #79 on: 21:32 - 29 December, 2019 »
Took the bait  :ohyeah
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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #78 on: 12:47 - 29 December, 2019 »
Chain - on a Guzzi?
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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #77 on: 16:41 - 28 December, 2019 »
You know I'm living Sophia more and more. I went out wet slimy roads. Bike covered in kack, but the chain is so easy to maintain it becomes a non-issue.

I've got some H&B hard cases and a new pannier frame, came with the bike. I might try fitting those tomorrow.

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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #76 on: 19:43 - 7 October, 2019 »
You didn't say she was a prostitute you said she was an IT consultant and a suitable candidate for a letter of reference and a taxpayer grant - the drugs I can forgive.
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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #75 on: 16:23 - 7 October, 2019 »
I often fancy getting a smaller bike for nipping around town... but as a rarely go into town and keep spending my pocket money on drugs and prostitutes it’ll probably never happen.

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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #74 on: 08:33 - 7 October, 2019 »
I wouldn't mind getting a smaller bike again, something like a Street Triple appeals at the moment if I didn't have a garage full of FJ to put back together.

I still think back to my old GPZ305, was great fun going round roundabouts on those skinny tyres.  You could ride at legal speeds and have a scream  :cheese

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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #73 on: 22:06 - 6 October, 2019 »
Yeah comfy slippers is probably a good description.

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Re: ET's Guzzi
« Reply #72 on: 08:52 - 6 October, 2019 »
Yeah you have to forget performance and like you say adapt the riding style  ;)