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Offline TFinch1990

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New Norge to me
« on: January 01, 2023, 04:03:02 PM »
Finally was able to get the new to me 2012 Norge out for a real ride of all days New Yearís Day. I acquired the bike from Jim Hamlin in Connecticut. The wife and I made a 2300 mile 8 states in 4 days to pick the bike up. We were also fortunate enough to be invited to the Connecticut Moto Guzzi Christmas dinner we had an amazing time and amazing dinner. The Norge was one of Jimís personal bikes so it received his A+ suspension work a lots of other goodies the bike is so much more than I could ever of ask for. Only down fall I could find with the ride today is it just wasnít long enough. I truly can not wait for this spring and summer to start traveling on it we have many big adventures already planned.
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2023, 04:32:52 PM »
Nice bike! Enjoy. What is your inseam? I am 32 inch - too restrictive?
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2023, 04:34:29 PM »
Nice bike! Enjoy. What is your inseam? I am 32 inch - too restrictive?

Iím also a 32 inch inseam I have no issues with the bike at all it was vary comfortable to me.
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2023, 05:13:33 PM »
What if Iím 32 inseam but only 150#?

I must be dense, I didnít even know they came in black, really sharp looking.
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2023, 05:39:50 PM »
Congrats Todd.  It's a beauty and a Hamlin special to boot.  BTW, I rode today too.  Only about 50 miles, but they were good miles.
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2023, 08:24:34 PM »
Looks like a great match. Iíll bet the Norge will really like Kentucky. Good story and pictures. Thanks.
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2023, 09:20:20 PM »
Congrats, hard to do better than a Norge, and one owned by JH is a rare treat. ENJOY!
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2023, 11:58:02 PM »
I made the seat for that bike.  Anything Jim does is always perfect-you got a great bike.
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2023, 05:50:04 AM »
Enjoy your new bike. I have one of Jimís Norge as well. You can see his personal signature on them. Great electrical layout and the engine breather screen on the tail.

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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2023, 08:28:19 AM »
Yep.  He did that breather mod to my V7 also-no more oil in the airbox!
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2023, 08:31:26 AM »
BTW-Jim is a stickler for changing brake and clutch fluids for those as the bodywork can trap heat.  Neglect at your own risk.  Several visits to his shop over the years and I witnessed what happens when that is neglected-plenty more times than one.
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2023, 09:39:14 AM »
I like the note across the seat latch about the map. 2012's had a terrible map, it was updated a few times and was still crap. It is a beautifull Black one. I think they only had black & white then. Belly fan comes on at 125*C. They run warm.
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2023, 01:10:09 PM »
My son helped me get the bike back to Jim Hamlin Clean today the roads were a little dirty yesterday.



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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2023, 04:21:09 PM »
I made the seat for that bike.  Anything Jim does is always perfect-you got a great bike.

Looks like a decent buildup to help with that trapped feeling.

I should send you my 1200s seat, not happy with the Sargent buildup.
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2023, 04:34:29 PM »
 Beautiful paint job - Keep that Norge out wheels rollin!   I am no longer the new Norge guy here now -  but I am a 2v Norge guy.  Good luck with it.    Can't wait for my new to me Custom seat to arrive soon and get out on a decent day to ride here in Seattle to try it out. I have many mods on mine that made a great difference in feel. See my signature for suggestions on yours if needed.
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2023, 05:24:49 PM »
Can't Steve,
Got rid of all the tools and materials when we moved from unlimited shop space in NY to the postage stamp of a house we now own in AZ.
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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2023, 06:50:34 AM »
Kingoffleece, I have your Norge. Bought it from Jim last year. Still looks and runs great.
Jim is still handling the maintenance and yes, the fluids get changed frequently.

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Re: New Norge to me
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2023, 08:03:29 AM »
Bet you love the front end, eh?  Jim worked his magic and she REALLY handles.  have fun.
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