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« on: July 17, 2013, 07:20:59 PM »
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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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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 07:26:55 PM »
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Yipee, hurray , attaboy . Cool                Are we having a ticker tape parade in Fville ? I'll bring the confetti .
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 07:42:11 PM »
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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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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 08:01:48 PM »
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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...

 

 

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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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 08:03:40 PM »
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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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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 08:11:19 PM »
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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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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 08:26:49 PM »
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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...

 

 

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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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 08:35:31 PM »
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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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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 09:44:09 PM »
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I put 89k on the Jackal and have 59k on the Griso.
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2013, 10:02:07 PM »
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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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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2013, 10:19:40 PM »
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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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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2013, 10:20:36 PM »
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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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I I much prefer the former cast version.



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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2013, 10:31:57 PM »
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So do I need to bring the confetti or not ?
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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2013, 11:01:38 PM »
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ok has anybody hit 100,000 on a CARC Guzzi....Huh?got 20,000 on 09 Norge...
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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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ok has anybody hit 100,000 on a CARC Guzzi....Huh?got 20,000 on 09 Norge...

I'd think Turnip has by now.  Huh
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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2013, 02:40:14 AM »
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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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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2013, 06:14:07 AM »
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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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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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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2013, 07:33:46 AM »
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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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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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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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« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2013, 08:35:14 AM »
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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...

 

 

Congratulations!!! Now to head out and rack up some more miles on my new bike!!! Broken Arrow Rendezvous hear I come.   Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2013, 08:37:59 AM »
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ok has anybody hit 100,000 on a CARC Guzzi....Huh?got 20,000 on 09 Norge...

I'm pretty sure Phil Heilman has hit the mark on his Norge. Grin Grin Grin
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ok has anybody hit 100,000 on a CARC Guzzi....Huh?got 20,000 on 09 Norge...

I think Lemuel, the West Virginia rep, has some serious miles on CARC Guzzis.
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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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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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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 Roll Eyes  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.   I wish I had the time, money and will to do it myself. 
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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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While I do use a MC as basic transportation , Muley is right on with his statement about local rides . We have some good twisties locally , but if we aren't going somewhere , kinda hard to get excited .
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45K miles on my '76 LeMans
77K miles on my (former) '98 EV

>>200K on my '83 BMW R100RT with the 100K and 200K medals.

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« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2013, 11:21:01 AM »
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Never thought about it, actually.
Centauro 42K
Jack-All solo 10K
Jack-All with hack 15K
1000 SP 7K
Norge 12K
V700 3K
Quota 5.5K
Strada 2.8K and counting. It'll get another 2.5 when I ride it out to Jon.
Scura 6K and counting
Rosie 3.5K and counting
V50III < 1K
Lario 2.5K and counting

110.3K. Didn't realize it.. Grin

Oh, forgot. Probably about 1K on Rocker's LeMans V. Felt guilty putting miles on it..
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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 Roll Eyes  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.   I wish I had the time, money and will to do it myself. 

Muley,

I know what you mean.  Over the past few years, I've ridden less frequently, but with similar annual mileage as when I rode a lot.  Fewer, but longer trips.

Last year, I commuted almost every day for 6-months.  We were in a draught, so I didn't have to worry about rain gear and such.  Now that I'm on the day shift, the commute is much less fun, so I haven't been riding the bike to work as much.

A few campouts and one long trip per year and it's easy to clock eight or ten thou, without really riding all that much...
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I'm the opposite. I just don't have time for the long trips that often anymore.

I USED to commute to work, over 100 miles round trip, just about all year (unless the snow/ice was particularly bad) and then literally disappear every weekend on the bikes.

But as the years have gone on, things have changed. I work in the basement, and I'm married to someone I actually want to spend time with, and with a 20 month old at home, the MAJORITY of my riding is now local errands - running to the supermarket, or liquor store, or picking up the elder daughter at school/dropping her off somewhere, or running to the gym. I'm lucky if I get out most days of any given week, but it's rarely for more than 40-50 miles at a time.

At least I live somewhere with beautiful roads and I can enjoy those errands. And heck, at least the errands are a good excuse to get out and ride, so I'm not bitching...

...but I'm looking forward to a time when I can road trip a little more again - maybe in a few more years... or a few, few... 
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There were years for me, a dozen years ago, where I'd put on 20,000 miles without leaving Arkansas or The Ozarks.  I didn't go to campouts at that time, and I might take one "long trip" of 1500-2000 miles, if I was lucky.  Though, for five years 2000-2004, I didn't even do that!  All the rest was lunch and dinner rides, and commuting to work.  I'd ride most days at least a little bit.  When I worked and played downtown, I'd ride the bike for easy parking.  For the past few years, I've commuted to a nearby town, and it's not really very much fun to ride it now that I'm on day shift and in rush hour traffic. 

Funny how things change.
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« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2013, 12:00:30 PM »
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Yeah, they do change.

It's kinda nice now - I used to take a long backroad commute each way to work, often in the bitter cold of dawn or dusk, and it added hours to the day I was away from home.

Now I take a break from working, typically mid-dayish, depending on the weather, walk upstairs to the garage, pick a bike, and go for an hour or so ride or run an errand. It's not bad really. I like not being forced to ride into iffy weather just cause I want to ride to work that day.
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« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2013, 12:13:54 PM »
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Yeah, they do change.

It's kinda nice now - I used to take a long backroad commute each way to work, often in the bitter cold of dawn or dusk, and it added hours to the day I was away from home.

Now I take a break from working, typically mid-dayish, depending on the weather, walk upstairs to the garage, pick a bike, and go for an hour or so ride or run an errand. It's not bad really. I like not being forced to ride into iffy weather just cause I want to ride to work that day.

Now that you guys are talking about it, I've been reviewing how my riding profile has changed over the years ....

1) From age 16 until age 23 (two years after I got married), I didn't have a car and I rode everywhere, all the time, probably 40,000 miles a year.   I wore out a couple Yamahas and put major mileage on 2 Panheads and a BSA Lightning.

2) After I was married and had a car, my riding dropped some since many trips that used to be solo and "press on regardless" were now done in the car.  That was 1977 to 1986, and probably 30,000 miles a year on bikes (Yamaha, Suzuki Kettle, R65, '84 Shovelhead).

3) When my youngest was 1 year old, I had a premonition that a deer or drunk or gator or pulpwood log was going to "get" me and my boys would have to be raised without me; I can take the personal risk for myself, but I wasn't willing to take it for them.    No riding at all from 1987 to 1998.   

4) Once both boys were taller than me, I got back into it.   While they were teenagers and into college, I rode to 6-8 rallies a year, to work, on weekend rides, etc.

5) Funny thing, though.   For the past 4 or 5 years, I've gotten real busy with work and community things and non-motorcycle things, and only make 1 or 2 rallies a year, and only putting 15,000 - 20,000 miles a year on the bikes (10,000 commuting, the rest "other").   And while here in Denver, I'm hardly riding at all.

So life, and life on the motorcycles, goes through cycles (so to speak), and sometimes you sort of wake up and realize that things have changed.   I really expect that when I retire (fingers crossed I make it that far, don't want to tempt Fate) I will be spending a LOT of time on the road ....

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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2013, 12:31:24 PM »
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I guess I'm the candyass in this group.

96 Cali Carbi: 12,000
98 Centy Blk: 11,000
98 Centy Ylw:  9,000
72 Eldorado:  10,250
04 Ballabio:    18,900

Total:           61,150 Guzzi miles  Other miles don't count   

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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2013, 01:31:45 PM »
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Now that you mention it....


2004 V11 Sport Ballabio - 70,000 miles
1970 Ambassador - 38,000 miles
2009 Stelvio - 40,000 miles

Along with an untold number on a V50III, Griso SE, and Cafe bike. No miles yet on the 66 Stornello Sport America. Looking forward to riding that though.

Still have them all except the V50. Love em all.
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