Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 — Things to make her go

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Moto Guzzi Sport 1100

Moto Guzzi Sport


It helps in the garage, and good reading, too.

Probably the biggest improvement to is to get the EPA-mandated carburation right. As it is, the has a huge flat spot 5000 rpm which can be fixed a bit of effort. First, check the level and make sure are actually the same things both carburators.

My first came with two different slides!

To begin with, I the the main jets to 255, jets to 165, the atomizer to the needles to K18, and the slides to This is a bit rich with the airbox, and you still get the flat While killing about 15 off the top end, this setup in a lot more low-down grunt.

As a step, I removed the airbox ram-air ducts, and the standard air element. The latter was replaced a KN filter which sits on top of the and is held in place with a bead of silicone. The carb tubes must be attached to the part of the airbox rather the cover, which I left

This change nicely the hole, brings the carburation to spot-on at near sea level, and the bike sound real with a deep throaty roar.


I also the exhaust, but that’s not really for reasons as much as it is for looks. A worth noting is the role the bag under the gearbox plays. part looks awful, down rather easily, and is a pain when the time for an oil change.

However, this box wonders for low-end grunt, the exhaust gases a place to rapidly and easily.

People to replace it with X-shaped on sale by Mistral and others. I can advise to stay away these. Most are poorly and will not hold up well the stresses the thumping engine them to. I gave up after the crossover welded twice and it apart again.

Check out the cosmetics section for a at my current exhaust setup.

After you got the carburation right, want to put on a good pair of shoes and watch her run. in luck because not many tires are made in the old-time ZR 18 format you need for the rear The choice is easy.

If you’re for a good allround touring with decent wet weather acceptable mileage, and nimble try the Bridgestone BT54 or the newer

If you want real sport The Metzeler ME Z1 are for you. Excellent in the dry, nice stable no mileage at all (4500 km), and wet like a roller blade on a of dog …. Excellent for your morning warmup lap, you’d want to cross a in the rain with.

The OEM tires, TX11/23, are so-so. Decent good wet grip. But bad handling up to the rim hitting the ground in rough due to the tire’s side wall

I’ll try the TX 15 in combination with the TX 23 (the TX 25 isn’t available in 18) and results here.

That’s it for the tires. Everything else is Specifically, don’t try to match a front with the BT54 the bike becomes completely in corners. No fun.

I also you to stay away from the Z2, which are advertised as the toury of the Z1. These tires are complete with next to nil dry grip, and lethal in wet conditions. Steer way of these!

Update: It’s a while since new tires are worthy of the name sports came out in that arkane but hey — here we are! Roadtec Z6 to the rescue. I put the first set on in and haven’t looked back These tires are actually way than the Z1s — good excellent stability, and nimble being nervous. I herewith the Z6 the new standard, all-round best for this bike.

Moto Guzzi Sport 1100
Moto Guzzi Sport 1100

Well done, Metzeler!

Drive Leaks

A somewhat occurance with the carb at least are rear drive Some occur due to high-speed in high altitudes, when the pressure of the non-vented box pops the big on the inside (towards the rear This can be prevented by installing a preferably in the oil fill screw on with a length of hose to a catch bottle under the

On my bike, I suspected this and to take the rear drive The factory *glues* the cover on, it nearly impossible to get it off without the drive and diassembling it from the -(

In the end, it turned out that the two screws, which are allen and thus not secured by metal like the other 8, had worked They allowed minute of spray oil to escape. It’s to believe what a mess a tiny bit of oil can make.

After retightening them only to have them loose again, I locktighted in place. So, if you’ve got a leak, these first.


*the* book to get for any Guzzi is David Richardson’s Guzziology . huge, full of the best info, insights, and tips ever find, and it’s a lot correct than the shop or any of the other books around. available from Moto Seattle, WA. as are all kinds of other for Guzzis. Dave himself is helpful and one of the most knowledgable around.

The shop manual can be but be aware that it’s not a type book but a manual for the mechanic. It’s available Guzzi themselves, and there are language versions.

Another piece of paper is the replacement list, available either Guzzi or from aftermarket like Stein Dinse or Spezial. Indispensable if you got it wrong and something. It also handily the parts differences between the and world version of the bikes, not the noticeable of which is the …-ugly of the non-world bikes.

Last, but certainly not least, a wealth of information available Guzzi owners clubs, the MGNOC. and the dedicated mailing like the Guzzi or Euro lists.

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Moto Guzzi Sport 1100
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