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100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:20:59 PM »
Wow!  I just realized tonight that I've passed that mythical benchmark on Guzzis!  

The miles have been divided among six bikes and sixteen years.  Here they are, in round numbers:

Sport 1100..........30,000
Quota 1100 ES.....12,000
V11 Nero Corsa.....44,000
California Bassa.....10,000
LeMans 1000..........2,000
V7 Classic............ ..4,000

For a running total of about 102,000 miles (and counting)

Seems like a lot...  But also not nearly enough...

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« Last Edit: July 17, 2013, 06:21:49 PM by rocker59 »
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 06:26:55 PM »
Yipee, hurray , attaboy . ;-T 8)                Are we having a ticker tape parade in Fville ? I'll bring the confetti .
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 06:42:11 PM »
This could be an interesting thread....

First of all..congratulation s!!

Let's see some other tallies... Here's mine.

2001 Jackal. Bought with 4200 miles on the clock, sold to Dusty with 104000, equals 99800.

2002 Stone bought with 33000 miles, now has 66200, equals 33200.

For a grand total of 133000.

And yes, still not enough!!

Didn't realize how many miles I've put on 2 Guzzi's. Can't remember the miles on other bikes
in my life but I'm sure none were as fun as the Guzzi miles!!!

Ride safe and often...

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« Last Edit: July 17, 2013, 06:44:00 PM by guzzi4me »
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 07:01:48 PM »
Wow!  I just realized tonight that I've passed that mythical benchmark on Guzzis!  

The miles have been divided among six bikes and sixteen years.  Here they are, in round numbers:

Sport 1100..........30,000
Quota 1100 ES.....12,000
V11 Nero Corsa.....44,000
California Bassa.....10,000
LeMans 1000..........2,000
V7 Classic............ ..4,000

For a running total of about 102,000 miles (and counting)

Seems like a lot...  But also not nearly enough...

 :bike

 :BEER:

You get a MGNOC award for that, you know, have to send them in to Frank W.

I haven't even counted mine up, let's see ...

1) Centauro - 33,000
2) 1000SP - 28,000
3) Isabella the blue and white Eldo - 12,000
4) 1990 Cal III - 2,500
5) Stelvio - 26,000

So that's 101,500!   I need to send off for MINE!

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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 07:03:40 PM »
Here are mine:

98 EV, first one, bought new, 76,000 miles
04 EVT, bought with 2000 miles, 22,000 miles
06 Breva 1100, bought with 14,000 miles, 10,000 miles
98 EV, second one and my current bike, bought with 57,000 miles, 11,000 miles

Totals somewhere around 119,000 miles and counting. Of course, these will pale in comparison if Wayne posts his mileage!!!
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 07:11:19 PM »
I did over 100K on my 73 Eldo.  Bought it badly wrecked.  Fully restored. Did the distance and then sold it off.  My replacement new 98EV is now approaching its 100K.  I have loaned it out a few times, but then I also did substantial mileage with the stupid broken ITI odometer.

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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 07:26:49 PM »
Wow!  I just realized tonight that I've passed that mythical benchmark on Guzzis!  

The miles have been divided among six bikes and sixteen years.  Here they are, in round numbers:

Sport 1100..........30,000
Quota 1100 ES.....12,000
V11 Nero Corsa.....44,000
California Bassa.....10,000
LeMans 1000..........2,000
V7 Classic............ ..4,000

For a running total of about 102,000 miles (and counting)

Seems like a lot...  But also not nearly enough...

 :bike

 :BEER:

Been riding Guzzis for about 15 years or so as well. I am over 550,000 on them but sort of gave up exact numbers a while back.
Not up to the Karls and the Kens. etc but I am still a bit younger! And still full time employed!
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 07:35:31 PM »
Totals somewhere around 119,000 miles and counting. Of course, these will pale in comparison if Wayne posts his mileage!!!

I'm only around 300,000 miles total. JB will beat that total for sure.
I still have two 'over 100,000 miles' Guzzis in my garage that run well.
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 08:44:09 PM »
I put 89k on the Jackal and have 59k on the Griso.
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2013, 09:02:07 PM »
I've got over 100k on Harleys (just with my first two, in the first five years - back when I commuted and spent every weekend on the bike).

I've got about 50k on BMWs (most on an Oilhead, rest on a few Airheads).

But I'm only approaching 60k on Guzzis (~40k+16k+3k) in the 10 short years I've added them to the stable.

Wish I had more time these days, but a growing family is first.
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2013, 09:19:40 PM »
Well, haven't ever added it up.  Lets see;

Lemans III,  17,000
Lemans I,  9,000
'02 California,  13,000
'03.California,  9,000
Norge 31,000
Griso, 10,000 (despite what my signature says)

About 89,000 so far. Still have some work fun to do!


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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2013, 09:20:36 PM »
Cool to read other's 100,000 mile stories.

I know it's no big feat in this company!

Another high-miler is Ken Hand (Texas Turnip).   Like Wayne, he has several 100,000 mile bikes in the barn.

Hope I can hang in there for another hundred thousand!
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2013, 09:21:13 PM »
I I much prefer the former cast version.



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Yeah!  That's nice!
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2013, 09:31:57 PM »
So do I need to bring the confetti or not ?
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2013, 10:01:38 PM »
ok has anybody hit 100,000 on a CARC Guzzi....????got 20,000 on 09 Norge...

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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2013, 10:04:48 PM »
Wish I'd kept better track now, the X is showing 75,000 or so it was really low mileage when I got it but can't say for sure, I rode a bunch with a broken speedo cable, never really mattered to me at the time as long as I was riding.
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2013, 10:06:45 PM »
ok has anybody hit 100,000 on a CARC Guzzi....????got 20,000 on 09 Norge...

I'd think Turnip has by now.  ???
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2013, 01:40:14 AM »
lets  see ,
140.000 km on a V7sport ,
120.000 km on a V65TT
65.000 km on the le mans 2
65.000 km on the nuovo falcone.
10.000 km on the lario...

300.000 km on guzzi's
 
so i should  reach 200.00 guzzi miles next year...

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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2013, 05:14:07 AM »
Congrats Mike. Of course you prompted me, and others to add up their numbers.

'01 EV:        81,000 Lost in the flood.
'03 LeMans: 10,000 In the garage.
'07 Norge:   16,000 Traded for Stelvio.
'01 EV:        35,000 Replaced the flood bike, (in the garage). Bike has 96,000 on the clock total.
'09 Stelvio:  20,000 In the garage. Just over 2 years since bought new.
                  
 Wow:        162,000

More than I realized. I suppose I should write to Frank for one of those pins.

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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2013, 05:58:46 AM »
I only have 260k on 3 Guzzi's. Two had 100,000 by themselves. 130,000+ on my ElectraGlide. Total mileage on two wheels since 1982 is over 600,000 total. Probably will not see 1,000,000. 

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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2013, 06:33:46 AM »
These stories are the reason I bought a Moto Guzzi in the first place! I'd peruse the odometers at bike gatherings and note the +100,000 mile brands which were overwhelmingly BMW, Goldwing and of course Moto Guzzi.

120,000 on my Y2K Jackal and maybe honorable mention for a 35,000 mile Morini 500S?
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2013, 07:25:43 AM »
120,000 on my Y2K Jackal and maybe honorable mention for a 35,000 mile Morini 500S?

absolutely a honorable mention , those have the worst ergonomics i ever found on a bike.
only my 900 ss bevel is worse
still , morini's are nice ..
( i've got about 60.000 miles on two morini 350's)

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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2013, 07:35:01 AM »
100,000+ miles on my '04 EV

240,000+ km on my '85 T5

not gonna list the other brands/mileage.

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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2013, 07:35:14 AM »
Wow!  I just realized tonight that I've passed that mythical benchmark on Guzzis! 

The miles have been divided among six bikes and sixteen years.  Here they are, in round numbers:

Sport 1100..........30,000
Quota 1100 ES.....12,000
V11 Nero Corsa.....44,000
California Bassa.....10,000
LeMans 1000..........2,000
V7 Classic............ ..4,000

For a running total of about 102,000 miles (and counting)

Seems like a lot...  But also not nearly enough...

 :bike

 :BEER:

Congratulations!!! Now to head out and rack up some more miles on my new bike!!! Broken Arrow Rendezvous hear I come.  ;-T ;-T ;-T ;D ;D ;D ;-T ;-T ;-T

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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2013, 07:37:59 AM »
ok has anybody hit 100,000 on a CARC Guzzi....????got 20,000 on 09 Norge...

I'm pretty sure Phil Heilman has hit the mark on his Norge. ;-T ;-T ;-T ;D ;D ;D ;-T ;-T ;-T

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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2013, 07:55:34 AM »
ok has anybody hit 100,000 on a CARC Guzzi....????got 20,000 on 09 Norge...

I think Lemuel, the West Virginia rep, has some serious miles on CARC Guzzis.
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2013, 07:58:21 AM »
I'm 100K+, mostly on my 2000 Bassa (almost 75K), then my Jackal/sidecar (20k), then the Eldo (17K), Ambo (10), Cal-III (5), 850 Le Mans (3), and Convert (1, just got it last year).

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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2013, 08:57:49 AM »


Get with the program!

I had the honor of spending last Saturday riding with Tex and Beaver, two real mileage eaters.

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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2013, 09:38:07 AM »
My HD & M '98 EV has a bit over 130,000 miles on the clock now.  It would probably be completely worn out if I actually rode much ::)  My bike sits for months at a time without being started, then I hop on it and ride a couple thousand miles and then park it for several months.  I just get no joy out of riding around locally.  If it's not at least an overnight trip then I'm not inspired.  I really need to change my attitude, but with our summers and blah roads, what's the point?

But I should have a half million by now.  My hat's off to the high milers on this board. ;-T  I wish I had the time, money and will to do it myself. 
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Re: 100,000 miles on Moto Guzzis
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2013, 10:10:30 AM »
You guys a real men. I guess we can even call you " Real Hard Asses". And you should be real proud of it.


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