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Old 10-09-2002, 10:31 AM   #51
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It seems to me that Aprilia made some minor modifications to the 6-speed gearbox in 2001, at the same time they modified the suspension of the original V11 Sport. The broken spring seems to be an almost universal problem. It is not an expensive fix, and will be covered under warranty, but I had a friend who waited 3 weeks for the spring for his Scura last summer. I also had a friend who lunched third gear in his 2000 V11 Sport. The transmission does not seem to be trouble free, but it doesn't seem to be any worse than a lot of the transmissions used by Yamaha. Hopefully Aprilia will retrofit a stronger spring to prevent the breakage that has so-far plagued the Scura.
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Old 10-09-2002, 10:41 AM   #52
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Nobody every answers this question but I'll pose it again...



What is the heat like?



Your feet get a little warm on a boxer but with a Guzzi your knees are ON the valve covers. Well at least my 36" inseam would be. Is this the family problem that nobody will talk about unless your in the family or is there no problem in the first place? Just curious as I have always loved the Guzzi mystique but dont wish to turn my legs into a hobo steak.
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Old 10-09-2002, 10:42 AM   #53
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Every? Where the hell did that Y come from. Bad fingers, Bad!
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Old 10-09-2002, 10:44 AM   #54
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So what makes that any different than a VTR engine? Only Harley (to my knowledge) uses a forked con rod to keep the cylinders in line. More likely I think that the orientation of the crank is the culprit as the rocking couple can get better "leverage" going across the bike rather than fore and aft
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Old 10-09-2002, 10:51 AM   #55
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Well, for one thing, I don't think the VTR uses pushrods. Pushrods = more reciprocating mass.



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Old 10-09-2002, 10:54 AM   #56
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Heat? What heat?



The only time I've ever noticed heat is on a hot day sitting for a long time in traffic.



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Old 10-09-2002, 11:12 AM   #57
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great article. it's kind of refreshing to read about a bike maker thats not bending over backwards to be the flavor of the month.
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Old 10-09-2002, 11:36 AM   #58
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Old 10-09-2002, 11:51 AM   #59
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You are right in that rocking couple is much more noticible in transversly mounted engines such as Moto Guzzi and BMW twins. My guess is that this effect is less apparent in longitudanally mounted twins because the rocking motion is dissipated over the length of the motorcycle. VWW
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Old 10-09-2002, 12:33 PM   #60
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This article is what sets you guys apart. Bravo Zulu.



I guess I need to re up my membership afterall.
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