Day 20 – Trondheim Norway

Day 20

Trondheim Norway

I spent the morning trying to find a mechanic to look at my bike. The “Guzzi”/Honda dealer in Trondheim was useless and showed no interest in helping me. He recommended I try the Yamaha dealer. The folks at the counter at the Yamaha dealership were similarly disinclined to help me. I overheard a German moto traveler riding an old Yamaha 400 single talking to one of the mechanics outside and it was obvious the mechanic was very into bikes so I asked where I might find an independent mechanic to work on my bike. He immediately took an interest in my problem and suggested it might be the temperature sensor and sent me off to try and source one while he contacted Guzzi of Norway. I went to a few different shops and auto parts stores without success and when I returned I mentioned that the Wild Guzzi forum thought it might be an issue with the valve adjustment. He said that I could work on my bike there and I could borrow any tools that I needed.

So I found a Guzzi mechanic but I can’t attest to his ability but he works cheap. I did hear him mumble something about “<censored> Guzzis” about 30 times but 29 of those where when I was trying to get the air filter out. I ended up checking the air filter, changing the spark plugs, changing the oil and filter and adjusting 3 of the 4 valves. I think the bike started up with more gusto then usual afterwards but that may just be wishful thinking.

Tomorrow I’ll be going back to the Yamaha to get the throttle bodies synced and if possible clean the connector for the temp sensor.

If you don’t hear from me for a few days it’s because I’m back on the road.

BTW, yesterday I mentioned that the sky was not fully dark at 1:30 in the morning. It’s fully light at 3:30 in the morning.

Sorry I took zero pictures yesterday.



  1. Ted

    Sorry to hear about the bike troubles. I always thought Guzzi’s were like tractors and totally dependable. Sounds like you are having fun all the same and meeting some very good people up there in the land of the midnight sun. Keep the fotos and the updates coming.

  2. Rick

    Hope all goes well with the bike. Keep the blogs coming. I’ve been enjoying your vacation by proxy. ;-)

  3. Per

    we haven’t heard from you for a couple of days, we’re wondering how things are going with you and the bike.
    Enjoying your reports! Hope everything is ok, or rather that you’re having a great time.

  4. Hugh Caldwell

    Everything is going great. No problems with the bike for the last three days. Met more fantastic people.


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