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« Reply #1050 on: November 08, 2013, 07:53:02 PM »
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Greetings KENF!
Your internal chronometer must have been made by ITI (My V11's odometer is running backwards as well)

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« Reply #1051 on: November 10, 2013, 09:36:13 PM »
Hey everyone!

I'm Pete and have been a Guzzi fan since I first saw a LeMons at the Ft. Collins Honda dealer back in '84 or so.

I recently picked up a '13 Stelvio that is perhaps the funnest bike I've ever ridden.

For work I'm a training manager for Access Midstream in Oklahoma City, an oil and gas pipeline company.  We're hiring BTW.

It nice to be here and I'm looking forward to meeting people and learning more about Guzzis.



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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1052 on: November 11, 2013, 11:23:23 AM »
Greetings Guzzitistas!!
 
  Paul here , I am the proud owner of Frank Dugo's {cocoafrank} V11 Sport. My first Guzzi  and for a fabricator/tinkerer it's right up my alley. I live at Lake Powell Arizona  and have been enjoying motorcycling for almost 50 years. I am a life member of the AMA  and truly enjoy all forms of motor racing. My stable includes 1987 K75 S, original owner, KLR650, ATC 70 Highly Modified. And now the V11 Sport. Luckily I can ride all year round with mild winters . I am grateful to all of you knowledgeable  members for the info, tips and tricks that has so far saved me time and money. In the future I will try to pass on things that I have learned to help others.
      Thanks To All The Service People Out There For Allowing This Great Country We Live In To Be Free!
       
       R.I.P Frank Dugo, Godspeed


      Regards, Paul B.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1053 on: November 12, 2013, 08:27:22 PM »
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Been riding since 1971... Suzuki's (380 & 550), BMW R90S, BMW K75C, BMW K75S ... Wanted to get back to the feel that I had with the 900cc R90S and determined the 1200 Sport was the best choice after riding a V7 special, Griso, and a Norge. Found a 2008 1200 Sport in Oklahoma, took bus out and rode it 1,400 miles back to PA from Nov. 7-9 in temps 34-61 degrees. FUN
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1053 on: November 12, 2013, 08:27:22 PM »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1054 on: November 13, 2013, 06:23:05 PM »
 Hi all. I have 07 norge and my brother has a 73 eldo that my uncle has had sence new
 I an a retired autobody tech.   Dale

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« Reply #1055 on: November 14, 2013, 07:48:05 AM »
Jeff Shultz

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Willow Street, PA (5 mi S of Lancaster)

Been riding since 1971... Suzuki's (380 & 550), BMW R90S, BMW K75C, BMW K75S ... Wanted to get back to the feel that I had with the 900cc R90S and determined the 1200 Sport was the best choice after riding a V7 special, Griso, and a Norge. Found a 2008 1200 Sport in Oklahoma, took bus out and rode it 1,400 miles back to PA from Nov. 7-9 in temps 34-61 degrees. FUN

Were those the bus temps?   ;D

You had to want that S12 pretty badly.  Seriously, nothing like a LD bus to go back in time in all sorts of ways.  And, in my experience on those time machines, thy were always HOT, whatever the season.

Enjoy your Guzzi.  You live in great riding country.

Bill


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« Reply #1056 on: November 15, 2013, 08:16:45 PM »
Chris Davis
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Married with 1 kiddo
Motorcycle fanatic and pop-up camper aficionado
Have owned: Kawasaki 550LTD, Triumph Sprint RS, Yamaha Road Star, Yamaha FZ1, Triumph Tiger, Harley Sportster, Kawasaki Versys, Triumph Scrambler.....I think I've kept my Griso the longest! ;-T



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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1057 on: November 15, 2013, 09:34:45 PM »
Walt Roman
60 Been riding since 1976 with a hiatus in the 90's when I decided to give up on a self destructive life style.
Been a massage therapist for the last 20 years.
Spent the last 10 years riding two wheeled land yacht's. I was looking at a Norge last year when I bought a Kawasaki C14, Bad mistake. Found a buyer for the Kaw and  purchased a new 2012 White Norge  two weeks ago.  I love this bike!
I hope to hook up with local MG riders in my area come warmer weather.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1058 on: November 16, 2013, 10:06:56 AM »
Daytime temps ranged from 50-57 and I had NO RAIN. I watched the temps drop from a high of 57 and plummet down through the 40's and by 7:30 pm in Marion, VA it was 34 degrees.  The following items were essential in helping me survive the cold...

1.) Eclipse electric vest, 2.) Aerostitch 1-piece riding suit, 3.) snowmobile mittens, 4.) Laminar speed shield (5.5" increased height) and one last thing...  since I have long legs and was wearing my padded riding suit, the bend in my legs felt crunched! So I bought a fleece blanket & duct tape at Walmart and for under $10, elevating my seating position by 4", gave my legs a much easier position for riding.  And that ugly duct taped gray blanket was sooooo comfortable to sit on for 10 hour days!   
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1059 on: November 17, 2013, 09:05:36 AM »
So I bought a fleece blanket & duct tape at Walmart and for under $10, elevating my seating position by 4", gave my legs a much easier position for riding.  And that ugly duct taped gray blanket was sooooo comfortable to sit on for 10 hour days!   
You'll blend right in with this group  ;D
Welcome aboard  ;-T

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« Reply #1060 on: November 19, 2013, 07:25:40 AM »
Hello all. Just picked up a 2008 1200 Sport.
Rid myself of an FJR a couple months ago and have been on the look out for something with a little character and doesn't sound like a jet engine. I think the MG will work out just fine. Had an Aprilia prior to the FJR, that was a wonderful bike. Looking forward to getting some riding in come spring, it's going to be a long winter.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1061 on: November 21, 2013, 09:17:58 AM »
It's time for another Guzzi!

I have been riding for over 30 years and about 15 motorcycles have come and gone from the garage. Of those a few have been Guzzis and it's time for another one. Looking for a bike with enough power and comfort for two-up without being more akin to a battleship, I have settled on a shiny black Norge. The other bikes staying in the stable are a Triumph Scrambler and the girlfriend's 200 Scarabeo.

I see a couple familiar names already on the forums here, Hi Greg!

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« Reply #1062 on: November 21, 2013, 12:11:03 PM »
Hi all. 
I'm Tim and am a new rider (except for a short stint 20+ years ago).  I've been riding a Vespa GTS 300 since moving to SoCal (last 18 months or so).  Was thinking about a something bigger (something that doesn't leave me white-knuckled from freeway driving on small tires, has more range for longer exploring, and is better for two-up).  I saw a Calif 1400, fell in love with it and am considering a purchase before the end of the year.
--Tim

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« Reply #1063 on: November 22, 2013, 02:59:11 AM »
I've got an 86 Mk4 Le Mans.  P.O. put upside forks and an 18in wheel on the front.  Had it about 2 years now. Didn't have the instruments on it when I got it, so got the speedo mounted and put a small fairing on the front.  I just love the big torquey motor and the exhaust note!

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« Reply #1064 on: November 24, 2013, 03:36:01 AM »
Hi Guzzi Fans

Rob, 54 live to ride a Guzzi.

Long legged and easy to live with.

Don't own a car, ride all year around.
Bike since 1993 is a 1974 750S.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1065 on: November 24, 2013, 05:24:48 AM »
Tom Short
Phoenix born and raised.

Just turned 50, waaah! Arizona MGNOC Rep.

Bought my first Guzzi from the Arizona Hiway Patrol in 1980, a 1974 Eldorado. Been on Guzzi ever since

Hobbies are much like everyone else's, guns, booze, bikes, broads. Never married, no kids.

I've been to Mandello and loved it! Been to a Guzzi rally in Germany, too!

Grazie, Carlo! Multi Grazie!! Mille Grazie!!!!!!





UPDATE:

Now 54, married, living in SW Germany and have a 1998 EV California 1100.  Married a gal I met in 2007 at a Guzzi rally in Germany. Too cool!

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« Reply #1066 on: November 24, 2013, 02:20:45 PM »
Hi Guzzi Fans

Rob, 54 live to ride a Guzzi.

Long legged and easy to live with.

Don't own a car, ride all year around.
Bike since 1993 is a 1974 750S.

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Neat bike, and good on yer for choosing a lifestyle that allows you to just ride a bike and not own a car.   Wish I could have the best of both worlds, but I've made other choices .... !

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« Reply #1067 on: November 24, 2013, 04:56:25 PM »
Welcome Rob! let's see some pics of you and you're 750 back in jolly old England! Always nice to see a old Guzzi doing it's job! :bow
Hi Guzzi Fans

Rob, 54 live to ride a Guzzi.

Long legged and easy to live with.

Don't own a car, ride all year around.
Bike since 1993 is a 1974 750S.

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« Reply #1068 on: November 27, 2013, 04:22:32 AM »
Hi, Name is Andrew from South Australia.

43 years young and I make 4wd accessories for a living, rock sliders, dual wheel carriers etc.

After 20 years without a bike I picked up a Cali EV the other day, so far very happy with the choice  ;D



I had to ride it home 800kms (500 miles) and pretty quickly worked out I wanted some highway pegs, research for them led me here. 

Hopefully I can learn a lot and maybe add a little as well.

Cheers Andrew

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« Reply #1069 on: November 27, 2013, 05:13:15 AM »
Neat bike, and good on yer for choosing a lifestyle that allows you to just ride a bike and not own a car.   Wish I could have the best of both worlds, but I've made other choices .... !

Lannis

Hi Lannis

Life is all about choices.
Mind you November in the UK there aren't many bikes on the road.
Had to fit my electrically heated inner gloves last week end.
One thing I cannot stand is cold fingers.

:bike

Rob

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« Reply #1070 on: November 27, 2013, 05:21:05 AM »
Welcome Rob! let's see some pics of you and you're 750 back in jolly old England! Always nice to see a old Guzzi doing it's job! :bow

Hi John

Have been trying to post photos at Wild Guzzi using photobucket, IMG, etc.
Without success so far as you can tell by my profile pic that isn't there?
Will post photos as soon as I am able, promise.

 :o

Rob

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« Reply #1071 on: November 27, 2013, 06:35:56 AM »
Cool Rob, it took me a a while to figure it out too. PM me if you have a question, I may be able to help
« Last Edit: November 27, 2013, 06:38:58 AM by Guzzistajohn »
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« Reply #1072 on: November 27, 2013, 10:31:42 AM »
Hi Lannis

Life is all about choices.
Mind you November in the UK there aren't many bikes on the road.
Had to fit my electrically heated inner gloves last week end.
One thing I cannot stand is cold fingers.

:bike

Rob

The human frame can stand almost anything when your hands and feet are warm and dry ... !!

Lannis
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« Reply #1073 on: November 28, 2013, 04:26:20 AM »
Cool Rob, it took me a a while to figure it out too. PM me if you have a question, I may be able to help


Thanks John, see you use photobucket. Just compare your URL with the one I have been trying to upload?

Very clean looking Mk3 Le Mans.

The 750S is looking very dirty now but no time to clean as have an MOT tomorrow and I don't clean without waxing and greasing which all takes hours especially with spoked Borranis.

Rob
« Last Edit: November 28, 2013, 04:38:01 AM by Guzzi RAM »

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« Reply #1074 on: November 28, 2013, 04:35:29 AM »
The human frame can stand almost anything when your hands and feet are warm and dry ... !!

Lannis your'e so right.
But this year I wired up the inner warmers prior to my hands getting painfully cold a couple of times first to remind me that I need to wire them up.
Maybe I am starting to feel the cold more or just more seasonally aware as the years pass by!

 ???

Rob

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« Reply #1075 on: November 29, 2013, 11:11:57 AM »
Hello Forum,

My name is Bruce L'Italien.  I'm in my mid-fifties and am a Mechanical Engineer.  I own a Griso 8V which was purchased in August of this year.  I also own a Ducati and an Aprilia.

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« Reply #1076 on: November 30, 2013, 02:27:06 AM »
Welcome Rob! let's see some pics of you and you're 750 back in jolly old England! Always nice to see a old Guzzi doing it's job!

Here you go John.





As you can see not exactly standard but all mods are intended for everyday and every season use!

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Rob

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« Reply #1077 on: November 30, 2013, 09:07:02 AM »
Rob, nice scoot for sure! got the photo thing whipped! Keep 'em coming us Yanks love to look at pictures, you would think we were all from Japan ???
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« Reply #1078 on: November 30, 2013, 09:43:42 AM »
  Mark;  Age 51

 Parsippany, NJ

Wife; no kids (Wife says with me round; we don't need anymore! :D); 4 agility dogs & 2 parrots.

Work as a Biomedical Equipt Tech at a hospital.

Hobbies: Motorcycles & Cars; Mtn Biking; Road Cycling; Long Boarding; Guitars; RC Rock Crawling; Target Shooting and whatever else interests me at the time!  :D

Current bikes: 1972  Honda CL350 Scrambler (partially restored; but presently off road due to major oil leak)
                    2003 Triumph Bonnie Centennial Edt. (my favorite all round bike)
                    2007 Moto Guzzi Breva V1100 (my 1st Guzzi; owned since 2011. Love it; but still sorting it out.  ;D)
                    2012 Honda CBR250R (my work commuter & back roads blaster)

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« Reply #1079 on: December 01, 2013, 03:53:54 PM »
Hi,  Ed here.   Retired machinist.  Living in Fl / NY
      Presently riding 2008 Moto  Guzzi Nevada
      Looking to upgrade to 2013 Norge

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