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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Thu Jul 20, 2023 11:35 pm

You’re right! Didn’t mention vintage in the thread.

Pearl is an ‘09 8V <10k on the  odo.

No PC on this one. It was mailed to GTM for a reflash, returned and installed. That MAP is now gone and it will get a Beetle MAP once the the dBK and the airbox are fully intact.

I understand your train of thought, but I’m all in. The ergonomics and road manners of this machine are as good as I’ve experienced. Plus I tend to get attached. I’ve yet to sell a machine I owned for more than 12 months and as a result have 4 Guzzis in the garage. And if what you’re suggesting is selling a bike that’s not ‘right’, well, I can’t.

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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Fri Jul 21, 2023 2:36 pm

feeling a bit better about the service light/triangle of death.

Now that I'm running a stock MAP, it's looking for data from this thingamabob (O2 sensor)....

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Comfortable that once I'm away from that MAP the service light will also leave.
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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Fri Jul 21, 2023 4:51 pm

Yup, if the bike is running a closed loop map and the sensor is missing it'll throw a 'Service' code for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 02, 2023 7:27 am

Update: have the complete air box installed, as well as the dB killer. Still waiting for schedules to align, but holy crap it already runs better even on the stock MAP! No stuttering at 5k. Can’t wait to get Beetle-ized!

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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Sat Aug 05, 2023 1:37 pm

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Pearl’s getting new shoes and a Beetle map.


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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Sat Aug 05, 2023 5:20 pm

No beetle map today.

Little tech fail going on.

Hope for resolution in the next day or two.
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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Sat Aug 05, 2023 7:44 pm


I've responded to Kip's email.



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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Sat Aug 05, 2023 9:13 pm

Cool, thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Tue Aug 08, 2023 9:12 pm

Beetle MAP loaded. No trouble at all with the process. All technical difficulties were between me/my surface/ and my company firewall.

Took Mark's suggestion on the MAP (Mistral No dBk), since my set-up is a bit different, and so far so good. Very smooth. No stutter at 5K, and no longer wants to throw me over the handlebars when I roll off the throttle. Ride was cut short by rain and small hail, so I still have some miles to run to get re-aquainted.


Service warning and trouble light gone.

NExt up: momentary switch.

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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 09, 2023 8:01 pm

Conquered the mapping challenges and got this project moving forward Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 09, 2023 11:39 pm

ratso88 wrote:
Conquered the mapping challenges and got this project moving forward Cool

Project?

Project?

wah chu callin' a project, bub?

There may be a few rough edges, but Pearl is a living breathing licensed and insured Swoop bike!

THIS is a project

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THIS is ready to go.

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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Fri Aug 11, 2023 8:35 am

Ok, well, perhaps I don't have the appropriate frame of reference, having only ever owned old Guzzi's, but I can't find anything to gripe about with the Beetle MAP.

This is the third MAP I've run on the bike in a month, first a GTM/with KN and no air box cover no dBk in the Mistral Oval Full Carbon, then OEM with pleated filter and stock airbox + dBk, now that setup with this MAP.

First two MAPs each had rough spots around 5k, and both yielded poor mileage, although I confess I'm a bit heavy handed. They were both 'snatchy' as well. GTM in particular. Difficult to accelerate at a modest rate, and engine braking like an angry mule.

This MAP is buttery smooth right up to redline. Roll off is forgiving while still providing plenty of braking. Planning a couple hundred mile day Sunday, still won't be the type of ride to guage mileage capabilities (hoping for at least modest improvement), but should reveal anything to complain about. But at the moment, I'm at a loss for words.

I'm not surprised to hear myself say this, but I'm a fan. Thanks Mark.

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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Mon Aug 14, 2023 3:38 pm

I spy a Scura there in the background Kidsmoke! What # Scura do you have?

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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Mon Aug 14, 2023 5:23 pm

PJPR01 wrote:
I spy a Scura there in the background Kidsmoke!  What # Scura do you have?  

Smile

Can’t answer that, as it’s Ratso’s now, formerly Chucks,  and was Roper’s at one time…

Aka THE Mighty Scura.

Proud to say I personally brokered the transaction getting it to its ‘forever’ home. Ratso treats it in a manner worthy of its provenance, both in terms of maintenance and use. 😈

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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Thu Aug 17, 2023 10:40 am

Pearl: 36 mpg up from 29.

So far.

I suspect rural relaxed runs would push 40 which is what I've heard is attainable.
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PostSubject: Re: Polishing a Pearl   Polishing a Pearl - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Thu Aug 17, 2023 7:02 pm

kidsmoke wrote:
Pearl: 36 mpg up from 29.

So far.

I suspect rural relaxed runs would push 40 which is what I've heard is attainable.

Even 42 is definitely doable as well...unless you're plowing into a severe headwind! The smoothness from the mapping is extraordinary...combined with a great tune up/Guzzidiag session...hard to beat!
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