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Offline Testarossa

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #870 on: June 18, 2013, 09:23:31 AM »
I'm going to reintroduce myself because I was terse first time around and because much has changed in two years.

I'm now a widower, the kid has grown up and gone off to college, the pets have all died and I sold the plane. That leaves me a ton more time to play with the '74 850T, which I acquired in 1983. I put on a new Gilardoni kit and had the valves done this spring. Couple of years back I finally upgraded the alternator to a 280 watt T3 model, and rewired the bike to take out a lot of the "frill" circuits; also running a T3 fork. New tires this week.

Instead of retiring as planned this summer, I got promoted to executive director. Running the whole show is a new experience and I'm enjoying it. Long hours, and the T is a wonderful stress-reliever. I may do this for another 18 months. When I turn 66, I'm outta there and will go skiing full time. I teach skiing out of the Vail Village ski school -- locker room is full of ancient veterans like me, but management throws a couple of 19-year-old cuties in every year to keep us interested.

Also rebuilding a '70 Triumph TR6R (long process -- taking my time).
70 Triumph TR6R, 74 850T, 74 Yamaha TA125, 83 XR350R, 89 Mille GT, 99 F650,
Gone: 59 Piper Comanche 250, 69 Harley/Aermacchi 350SS, 71 Honda CB500/4, 74 Laverda 750 SF2, 91 Suzuki VX800, 50cc two-stroke scoot

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #871 on: June 18, 2013, 11:04:51 AM »
David Hanson, 67, ex Air Traffic Controller, Viet Nam vet with USARMY.  Play golf, used to hunt with long bow, now I am back riding Motorcycles.

Interested in 2012 Griso SE Tenni or Stelvio.  Looking at 2011, which I could out fit with bags myself.  Just sold Super Tenere.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2013, 11:52:00 AM by tiger_one »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #872 on: June 18, 2013, 12:25:08 PM »
Dave Bardell
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #873 on: June 18, 2013, 02:44:31 PM »
 :) Hi there! My name is Mick, I am 56, and I live in the UK. I have had dozens of bikes including 6 Guzzis. I have a new 2013 1200 Sport Corsa, and will post pics when I figure out how! I work as a maintenance fitter in a textile mill and I am married to Fran, who rides a Triumph Thunderbird.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #874 on: June 22, 2013, 08:53:50 AM »
Hey all , newbie here....
Glen
53 (young)
Retired
Adelaide, Australia...
Currently riding a victory hardball , migrated from 25 years of harleys, After reading about the new 1400 guzzi , have major lust..owned a couple of italian bikes over the years (ducati's) and loved them..
so joined up here to get as much info and learn about your beautiful moto guzzi's..
« Last Edit: June 22, 2013, 09:02:27 AM by vamp »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #875 on: June 24, 2013, 06:58:14 AM »
Glen, retired at 53? I reckon I'm going to have to work till I'm 80. Welcome anyway.
Wyno

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #876 on: June 24, 2013, 09:02:21 AM »
Dave Bardell
Older than dirt.
McAlisterville, PA

Juniata County Planning Director

2007 Norge

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2011 V Strom650


Oh, come now, 69 isn't older than dirt, it isn't even older than about half of our crew here ....

Welcome!

Lannis
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #877 on: June 25, 2013, 12:09:24 PM »
Greetings all!
Mike, in Boston Massachusetts 40yrs young.
Just found the website, while fishing around for some finishing doodads, for my little red brat; my 1986 V65 Lario (17k miles)


My other Bikes, to have come and gone:
2001 Triumph Bonneville (sold)
2004 Triumph America (sold)
1997 Triumph Thunderbird (wrecked.. I had a broken collarbone as a keepsake)

My other toys include:
1979 Ibanez Iceman and an angry tubed Orange amp.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #878 on: June 25, 2013, 12:25:07 PM »
Greetings all!
Mike, in Boston Massachusetts
Just found the website, while fishing around for some finishing doodads, for my little red brat; my 1986 V65 Lario (17k miles)


My other Bikes, to have come and gone:
2001 Triumph Bonneville (sold)
2004 Triumph America (sold)
1997 Triumph Thunderbird (wrecked.. I had a broken collarbone as a keepsake)

Cool bike! Just rode one and saw it in the flesh, wouldn't mind a Lario myself.  ;D

I wonder, have you read about the valve issues with the Lario? IceBlue is our resident expert.  ;-T

Welcome!
« Last Edit: June 25, 2013, 12:26:39 PM by Unkept »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #879 on: June 25, 2013, 12:30:55 PM »
Yes, yes
the valves have been attended to, and mended too.
her idle is labored when she'd cold.. but once she warms up, she likes to hunt Ducatis.
 :D


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #880 on: June 25, 2013, 03:35:39 PM »
Howdy, name is Jay from the Hampton Roads area of VA.  57 years on the odo.  Retired Foreign Service Officer.  Have a 2013 Stelvio being prepped.  1st Guzzi ever for me.  Ciao

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #881 on: June 25, 2013, 06:52:04 PM »
Howdy, name is Jay from the Hampton Roads area of VA.  57 years on the odo.  Retired Foreign Service Officer.  Have a 2013 Stelvio being prepped.  1st Guzzi ever for me.  Ciao

Hey, how come you get to retire at 57 and the rest of us are slaving away with our gray, balding heads and lumbago?   ;)   

Wonder how many people have a Stelvio as their first Guzzi?   Not many, I'll wager.    Hope Redline is taking care of you .....

Lannis
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #882 on: June 26, 2013, 08:23:15 PM »
Hey, how come you get to retire at 57 and the rest of us are slaving away with our gray, balding heads and lumbago?   ;)   

Wonder how many people have a Stelvio as their first Guzzi?   Not many, I'll wager.    Hope Redline is taking care of you .....

Lannis

I'm still a worker bee in the form of an independent contractor for the Gov't.  I gotta work to afford my toys.  BTW, Redline is the best!  Snagged the '13 Stelvio at their recently discounted price of 13,168.  Lowest price anywhere and they are only 15 miles away.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #883 on: June 27, 2013, 05:36:53 PM »
Hello all, I figured I would introduce myself instead of just stalking the forums for information :)

Eric
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1975 CB400f

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1973 CB350f
1988 FZR400
1980 MG V50II

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #884 on: June 28, 2013, 04:24:35 PM »
It's been a few years since I did this and the results were interesting then...

Please introduce yourself to the group. Give your name, age, occupation and location.



07 griso, Scot, VA.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #885 on: June 29, 2013, 01:38:05 PM »
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Hobbies: Bikes, Bicycles, Travelling, Computers, Cooking, City life

Zurich, Switzerland


2011 Moto Guzzi Norge (2V), 2004 Guzzi Breva 750
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #886 on: June 30, 2013, 12:13:36 PM »


07 griso, Scot, VA.

Got the 07 Griso part ... but is your occupation that of being a Scot (kilts, etc) or is that where you live (I live in Virginia too, generally), but don't know any place called Scot.    Scott County and Scottsville I know ....

At any rate, it's an enjoyable place for a Griso!

Lannis
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #887 on: July 02, 2013, 12:33:59 PM »
Greetings All from (the Pac. Coast of the Great White North) Victoria, BC CA;  I am an older decrepit rider (X) whose body just won't take it anymore -- however I still love bikes and those (mostly) who also Love/Live to ride.  My purpose today is to 'PICK' your collective knowledge: I have an 'OLDER and even more decrepit friend who has spent quite a number of years rebuilding a 'Guzzi' ... sadly it hurts him to look at the bike and know he will never ride it again and has decided to part with it -- TO A GOOD HOME -- he/we, however have NO idea what it should be worth and the best place to post it FOR SALE ... so that we can be as honest as possible with the POSTING INFO  we need to verify just what it truly is -- OK -- so we know it is a '72 Moto Guzzi ... it does hgave 21639 KMS showing on the OD and has been completely (and lovingly) rebuilt -- it was purchased 'in a basket' -- the Frame and Engine #'s match but we cannot verify the exact model!  The Frame #is 50779 and the engine # is the same BUT with a VP prefix ... can anyone help us ... figure it all out  ???

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #888 on: July 02, 2013, 07:06:40 PM »
Hello Rangercanuck,

  There are indeed people here who can and will help.  I would suggest starting a new thread titled something like: 'help wanted with 72 Guzzi' or something like that.  Your message may get a bit lost in the introductions thread.

Nick

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #889 on: July 07, 2013, 06:46:06 PM »
Why does this feel like a twelve step group?
Why is there a flashing icon suggesting you review your arrest record at the bottom? This isn't a Laverda board.

My name is Michael Adams
I am picking up a 2007 Griso 1100 from Cal Coast Motorsports on Sat the 13th
I already have a 1984 V65 for my 5'2" wife.

I used to work with Sean Fader at Moto Italiano in 2000 and he is the guy that gave me the nickname "DungeonMaster" cuz he thought I looked like I was a D&D geek in high school. Which was true.
I currently live in the High Desert (Victorville metropolitan area) and I love to bag on this place but it's cheap to get housing here.
I spend most of my online time on af1 apriliaforum so if anyone here spends time there you already know me (SF2Diehard)


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #890 on: July 08, 2013, 07:49:31 AM »
Nevada 2007 currently 1500 miles on it

Jos Muffels
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Senior Construction Planner for Bechtel, working as needed.
Shuffling between Arlington, VA and Merritt, NC (where bike is located)
married,
great forum, thanks for all the info
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2007 Nevada Classic Corsa Red

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #891 on: July 08, 2013, 01:22:34 PM »
Thanks for your welcome advice Nick ... If I can figure out how to start a new thread ... I shall do just that!  Thanks again ... RIK

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #892 on: July 08, 2013, 04:05:50 PM »
Got the 07 Griso part ... but is your occupation that of being a Scot (kilts, etc) or is that where you live (I live in Virginia too, generally), but don't know any place called Scot.    Scott County and Scottsville I know ....

At any rate, it's an enjoyable place for a Griso!

Lannis


07 is where I live, my name is griso, and I ride a Scot.   You were totally wrong! 


I live in stafford.  I'm German and welsh.  My occupation is super secret.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #893 on: July 08, 2013, 06:39:38 PM »
Hiya,
This is my first Guzzi, and I am loving it.
Hopefully a pic will appear underneath here of a 1200 sport.
I'm 49 yrs old and have had a ton of bikes over the last 33yrs, but this has the most smiles per miles, by far.
Scotland is my stomping ground  ;D
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #894 on: July 10, 2013, 07:30:19 AM »
 Tony Pascarella  Age 66
 Western NY state
 Retired electrical contractor
 Married,grandchildren that drive cars and drink legally.
  I build vintage Triumph cycles in my hillbilly shop...Built the current 650 cc modified production ECTA record holder ridden by a younger friend/money man.
 Looking for a Guzzi  to run the 1000 cc pushrod LSR racing
96 Ducati 900M , 79 Triumph 750,61 BSA A10, 650 Triumph land speed racer , dual 650 Triumph engine land speed racer.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #895 on: July 10, 2013, 04:24:24 PM »
Mark Applegate, 50, Furniture Designer and Maker, Marshall, NC USA.

Currently riding a Moto Guzzi Quota
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #896 on: July 11, 2013, 09:47:56 AM »
Greetings all!
Mike, in Boston Massachusetts 40yrs young.
Just found the website, while fishing around for some finishing doodads, for my little red brat; my 1986 V65 Lario (17k miles)


My other Bikes, to have come and gone:
2001 Triumph Bonneville (sold)
2004 Triumph America (sold)
1997 Triumph Thunderbird (wrecked.. I had a broken collarbone as a keepsake)

My other toys include:
1979 Ibanez Iceman and an angry tubed Orange amp.

I missed your first post, so here's my late replay.  I'm from Mass too, and a determined smallbock rider. 
09 Guzzi V7C
58 BMW R50
65 Gilera 106
69 Benelli 350

https://groups.io/g/Moto-Guzzi-750

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !threefenders
« Reply #897 on: July 14, 2013, 02:50:43 PM »
Hello to guzzi world. I'm new to Moto Guzzi owner. I just bought a V7 Special.
tHAT MAKES SEVEN BIKES IN MY GARAGE. i HAVE A BSA wm20, NORTON MATESSE, APRILIA HONDA CBR, SUZUKI,YAMAHA SRX6 AND A NEW GUZZI V7
So far, I think the Goose is going to be a great bike.
Threefenders,

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #898 on: July 14, 2013, 07:13:22 PM »
Brand new to the group.  Just got a 69 Ambassador.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #899 on: July 14, 2013, 07:56:13 PM »

 Hi new guy? here...maybe. Have my eye on an "03" California Special Sport. What should I know about them?

 This one has 12000 miles, just serviced ,newer tires. Two w/shields & leather? bags.

 Been riding BMW's for years, still have two, a R1150R naked bike, and a K1200LT project bike. Have owned other brands over the years. Hd's,Kaws,Yamaha's , Norton etc. Never owned a Guzzi,...thought now might be the time?

 If I make the deal,...I'll be around lookin' for advice etc.

 Ron

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