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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-27-2019, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Where in the Netherlands are you? If plans go right, my wife and I will be there next spring. I can bring a Barnett clutch cable - the finest.
Sorry I meant to reply separately to the question about where l am in Holland. I am in Sittard, South Limburg which is as close to Belgium and Germany as makes no difference. But the Dutch know the difference! Nearest German City is Aachen. Which has a Louis Fun Company shop. See Louis.de for good kit and tools. You would be welcome to visit. Hopefully I will have sourced a cable before then!
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The other job I managed to do two weeks ago was work out why the rear brake was so poor. Off came the side panel and there was the familiar Brembo reservoir beloved of Guzzi owners the world over. A look inside and all was revealed. Well the filthy brown gloop was revealed. I almost had to spoon it out and enlisted the help of my better half to help pump the crap out! Cleaned the reservoir, bled and refilled. What a surprise the rear brake worked fine. Turning to the front brake which was functioning OK a quick look at the level glass revealed nothing at all. I could not see into the reservoir. With a heavy heart I lifted the lid and sure enough it looked as though the reservoir had been filled with oxtail soup. Because of the twin Brembo set up at the front I pumped each caliper side a bit to eject the crap and then filled them one at a time. Refilled and bled the system. I am expecting great things now but why is it that owners neglect basic safety checks and routine maintenance. It beats me....but then I should have checked all of that before I rode to Holland. 😳
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A little late to the welcome wagon but anyhow welcome aboard and enjoy your stay from a Dutch guy in Canada (well my parents immigrated from the Netherlands in the 50s)

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Thank you Tony. I have actually visited Alberta a few times and spent many a happy hour in the Jasper & Banff areas, motorcycling and chasing the trout. You live in a province of great contrast and beauty. South Limburg is pretty, but Alberta is awesome!
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So with the cloud still on the decks and the pilots doubtless in the bar I ventured back into the garage out of the drizzle to see about the fast idle. As I am still getting acquainted with this interesting Victory solution to mixing fuel with air I was still able to see that there was an overall lack of any lubricant on any of the complex of cables, springs and quadrants that make up the rear of the throttle body. Judicious use of light lubrication aerosol had things working much more smoothly and I was able to remove the fast idle cable, get some lube into that, it's a simple Bowden cable with no clever stuff going on in it, and then reset it with a couple of millimetres of slack. Now when I operate the fast idle lever there is an almost immediate movement from the quadrant. Only trial will tell but operating it and returning to its fully off position seemed to work reliably. So with the help of a torch, visibility really was poor today, I was able to explore the throttle body identifying the TPS on the front, the cross head idle screw adjuster at the rear for the quadrant and I was able to have a really good look at the rubber adapter thingummy that mates the throttle body to the metal induction tubes. The good news is that this imfamous item appears to be in really good condition with no damage, smooth surfaces and no evidence of abuse. No tearing or pulling apart. So I am going to put the tank back on after I have invested in a new set of plugs and run it to see if the combination of cleaned throttle bodies and new plugs makes a difference. An I think I have found a TPS supplier. More to follow if my source comes good. I shall have another go at uploading a photo or two.

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And here is the rest of the collection in the garage. 1984 Morini 125KJ, 1980 Kawasaki Z1000 CSR, 2000 Vulcan Nomad, still with dead flies from the Ardennes Forest, and the Victory in the foreground.
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And here is a photo of the end of the fast idle cable. Had to remove the engine breather tube to get a look at it.
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Very good job at diagnosing the issues! My brother has a 2003 Volcan Nomad, we were just out on some day rides together in and around Calgary Alberta.

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So a quick update. I got the tank on and made sure the air breather, fuel sender wire, and two fuel pipes (feed and return) were all connected properly. Ignition on and the fuel pump primed immediately. A good sign. Quarter turn of the throttle and she fires immediately off the button, cracked the fast idle and the engine hopped straight up to 2000 revs so backed it off a tad. All was well so the fast idle service worked well. When it was warmed up I knocked off the fast idle and the revs sank to about 950. That's perhaps too low but I reckoned that with a properly warmed up engine we would see 1000 rpm again. So with the sun up and properly suited and booted it was time to see if new plugs and the throttle body cleaning would bear fruit. A gentle bimble around the block indicated all was still fine at low revs though, as usual, the typical transmission snatch intruded a bit. But once on the main road south I cracked the throttle and was rewarded with instant response and, best of all, no stuttering at 50, 60 or 70mph. Result! 40 minutes later with the engine good and hot and the tickover still just under 1000 rpm I was back home with a big grin. I remember Rylan Voss saying that after cleaning the throttle bodies the tick-over needs adjusting and so I will get around to doing it. But the best news is no need for a new TPS and the associated teardown just yet. Sadly the rain has returned this weekend so it is back in the garage until the forecast better Dutch weather comes in next week. Ride safe!
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