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Offline oggridley

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3180 on: February 21, 2021, 08:00:24 PM »
Glad to finally be here after buying a 2020 V85TT, Ronald McDonald version.  Retired dairy farmer near Syracuse, NY, age = 68.  Owned lots of bikes, almost to many to remember ( MX, Trials, Dual Sport, Standards, no crotch rockets, no sky diving but have owned 3 pairs of PWC's in the past)  but currently: 1968 BSA 441VS ( project) but it has new tank which I am building the bike around, 1975 Yamaha XS 650 ( another project on the back burner - but it is complete), Yamaha TW200 ( they are all the same), Suzuki Burgman 400, Triumph Scrambler '08, Suzuki DL650, Honda NT700, Honda VFR 1200XD ( absolutely love the DCT...it is the future) and a Kawaski Teryx 750.  Looking for a Honda Monkey, had 2 Ruckus and they were a blast but 50cc is way slow.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3181 on: February 25, 2021, 06:18:48 AM »
Hello all from Ireland.  Riding for a loooooong time. Been on my Tiger 800 for the last 10 years (well 10 years next week). Being vertically challenged it's been annoying me for a while - not the riding but more the manoeuvring around. It's just a big old lump. Or maybe that's my rationale for changing.  Anyway it will be replaced this year and it will be replaced with a new V7 850 stone, either the pale blue or Centenary colour way.

Keep it rubber side down folks.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3182 on: February 27, 2021, 05:13:37 PM »
Hello all from Ireland. 

...Not sure is there many from Ireland...hello from kilkenny anyway. Hon the leprechauns lad
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3183 on: February 27, 2021, 06:08:30 PM »
...Not sure is there many from Ireland...hello from kilkenny anyway. Hon the leprechauns lad

 We have a few Irish members , welcome folks .

 Dusty

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3183 on: February 27, 2021, 06:08:30 PM »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3184 on: February 28, 2021, 08:48:23 AM »
Help My name is Mike. I bought a very used 05 Breva 750ie. I have a few older Ducatis so I look forward to bringing this Guzzi back to its glory.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3185 on: February 28, 2021, 08:57:21 AM »
We have a few Irish members , welcome folks .

 Dusty

Best county. My wife is a Kilkenny woman. Was married in Jenkinstown and reception in NewPark.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3186 on: February 28, 2021, 11:43:17 AM »
Best county. My wife is a Kilkenny woman. Was married in Jenkinstown and reception in NewPark.

haha, two good spots alright, I pass them everyday.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3187 on: March 04, 2021, 04:52:10 PM »
Howdy all. I just re-purchased a 2008 Norge that I sold 7 years ago. Great to have it back. Only 4k more miles on it than when I sold it. Runs perfectly but needs new battery (I think). May need to deal with startus interruptus.

From Poulsbo, WA, recently retired. Besides motorcycles, I'm a waterman (windsurf, hydrofoil windsurf, SUP, trimarans). Goofy website here with ride reports and other motorcycle stuff:

http://nwguy.fun/

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Past:  3 Buell Lightnings, 2002 BMW R1150RS
2005 Ducati Multistrada, First gen Kawasaki Concours, Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic, 2002 Honda ST110, Aprilia Falco, Suzuki VX800, Yamaha Radian, Suzuki TS185, Yamaha RD400

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3188 on: March 07, 2021, 07:24:32 PM »
Hello everyone!
I'm writing from beautiful wet drippy Western Washington where I am once again elbows deep in the guts of my beloved problem child V50 III. It was an ill-considered beer-fueled craigslist buy after I was flush with cash from the sale of an exotic ducati about 9 years ago. Since she's been running well, I have of course decided to do extensive maintenance. That's the way it goes, right?  I am looking forward to discussing all the fun v50 joys such as gear oil barfing and the canned ham airbox.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3189 on: March 08, 2021, 08:12:03 AM »
Greetings.  I finally own a Guzzi after 57 years of riding motos.
Here's a pic of me & my little sister back in 1964 on my first bike.  Owned about 25 other bikes since then.  Ridden in 49 US states, 10 Canadian Provinces, 12 European countries and 4 Aussie states.   Currently have an Indian Roadmaster and wanted a "smaller" second bike 😆 so I got a Cali 1400 Touring.

Andy


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3190 on: March 10, 2021, 09:03:34 AM »
James D, 48yrs old, Mechanic, North Jersey. First time Guzzi owner, V85TT.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3191 on: March 10, 2021, 02:47:18 PM »
James D, 48yrs old, Mechanic, North Jersey. First time Guzzi owner, V85TT.

Greetings and welcome to the group.

Hope you can make the National in New Hampshire in June.

Gerry
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3192 on: March 12, 2021, 08:30:17 AM »
Hello everyone!

Nikos, from Athens, Greece,  enjoying a V50 III and close to a 1999 California Special
 
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3193 on: March 17, 2021, 11:31:37 AM »
Help My name is Mike. I bought a very used 05 Breva 750ie. I have a few older Ducatis so I look forward to bringing this Guzzi back to its glory.

Hey Mike.  Welcome to the forum.  There are already several forum members in the Houston area, I'm up near Austin.  Don't know what you need help with but I'm confident someone here can provide answers........Jack .
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3194 on: March 18, 2021, 06:16:48 AM »
Hey All
Live in Queensland Australia.  After many years of Ducati and BMW ownership I brought a V85 Travel.  Loving the bike and about to head off around Australia on it.

Sheralyn

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3195 on: March 19, 2021, 10:54:46 AM »
Brian, living in Mission BC. I have had several Guzzis in the past and right now I have a 2015 Griso with 70,000kms and a 2016 Stelvio with 68,000kms. Griso running like a top and the Stelvio awaiting me rebuilding its starter.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3196 on: March 20, 2021, 09:08:06 AM »
Rich a NJ/NY transplant now living in Northeast Florida for the past 14 years. 1st street bike was a 73' Honda CB450 in 76', moved on to a Triumph Trident, Norton's and HD's shortly after. Have never been with out a Norton in my garage since 79'. Love all marques, currently have a Suzuki GT750 I've refurbished. Got the Buell bug in the early 2000's, had one ever since. Always admired Moto Guzzi from a far. Got serious about purchasing one when I met a fellow Bueller who also had a collection of Guzzi's. He has made a few specialty items for Buell (which I purchased) and Moto Guzzi. Was going to buy one of his V11's, but I was late on the draw. Continued my search and found a lovely 2001 V11 Rosso Mandello. Still new to me and trying to become familiar with these odd birds, LOL.

   
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3197 on: March 24, 2021, 11:06:10 AM »
Hello!

From France, just got my new Guzzi a few weeks ago and super excited about it :)

See you all soon!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3198 on: March 25, 2021, 07:20:28 PM »
Jay Partner in York, PA
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3199 on: March 27, 2021, 07:32:52 AM »
Jay Partner in York, PA
Retired

2006 Breva
2018 Goldwing Tour
2021 CSC TT250



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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3200 on: March 31, 2021, 05:52:42 PM »
Hello,
I just read the request for an introduction.... so...

Name, Dale
Age, 58
occupation: engineer
humor: odd (at best)
Interest: Bikes of all kinds, rear engine cars, (mids are ok). 2 stoke fanatic, all things mechanical, Argentina red wines,
Currently: racing vintage motocross, Hare and hounds, and single track.
NO, It's not pronounced "moder goosy"

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3201 on: April 02, 2021, 05:57:44 AM »
"Introduce yourself" - how many times have I had to do that in management seminars, training courses etc. back when I had a proper job?

The name's Pete, I'm a Cockney living in Kirriemuir, Scotland - home of Peter Pan, birthplace of Bon Scott  :bow: and the town where they had the famous ball (4 & 20 virgins ....)

Just turned 60 in March, spent a bit of my Civil Service pension pot on a nice clean 2006 Breva 750 to replace/augment my ageing (t)rusty old Honda Deauville in my "last job on the wind down to retirement" as a motorcycle instructor.

Riding history - started (legally) at 16 and never really stopped, so that's 44 years man and boy on machinery from mopeds to megacruisers, now spend my time trying to force some of that experience into the heads of new riders in and around Dundee.

Outside interests - I've got 3 grandsons and a granddaughter on the way, so what makes you think I have time for any other interests?  Sprawled on the settee with an adult beverage watching the racing (MotoGP, Superbikes, even F1!) on TV is about as far as it goes these days.

I'll no doubt be in and out of here as I get to grips with the peculiarities and sense of humour of the Italian engineers who put my bike together.

So that's me - see you around!
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3202 on: April 05, 2021, 09:02:17 AM »
I live outside of Philadelphia.  I am 56.  I have had a handful of Japanese bikes prior to my first Guzzi in the past year.  I work for a pharma company.  I spend most of my time trying to make for a happy home.  I enjoy riding boards on snow, concrete, salt and fresh water.  I just enjoy being outdoors.  I am a church goer and spend some time trying to live what I believe. 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3203 on: April 09, 2021, 01:22:56 PM »
Hello all, I am from san antonio texas, and just got my first of many guzzis. I just got an 07 breva 1100 in pristine shape..with only 6500 miles...I am wanting to get a 1200s, a griso, and maybe a few other models in the future..I am long time motorcyclist for 49 years now, I used to roadrace professionally,(7 time national champ), still love sportbikes, but the arthritis in the shoulders cannot handle being bent into a pretzel...lol  ..I still own about 200 motorcycles, but most are parts bikes..still race enduros...but enough of that..if anybody has a cat delete for the breva 1100 please get with me as this thing is just too quiet and needs a boost of power...or if you hear of a deal on any of the bikes I want , please let me know...Thanks and looking forward to this journey with guzzis and more..

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3204 on: April 14, 2021, 05:09:47 PM »
Hello!

I'm in Augusta GA, and just got a new to me 2016 Stornello to escape the daily grind.

Previous bikes (both Guzzis and Also Rans) in no particular order of ownership:

Honda CB250 Superdream
Guzzi V50ii
Suzuki GS650 (Trike)
Suzuki GS650 Bandit
Honda CB750
Guzzi California EV1100i
Victory Kingpin Tour

Great bikes (and trike) all, each with their own stories to tell.  Keep the shiney side up!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3205 on: April 14, 2021, 06:34:36 PM »
I visited the old dealer there in Augusta when I 1st came to GA from IL. They had just taken the sign down out front and still had Guzzi's on the floor. I'd rather ride there than across to west side of ATL from Auburn,GA.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3206 on: April 14, 2021, 06:57:00 PM »
I visited the old dealer there in Augusta when I 1st came to GA from IL. They had just taken the sign down out front and still had Guzzi's on the floor. I'd rather ride there than across to west side of ATL from Auburn,GA.

Saw my first Guzzi - probably an Ambassador - in December 1969, at a dealer just outside Ft. Gordon, GA.  Was fascinated at the time, but was pretty sure that my next duty post was going to be waaaay further west from there (i.e. RVN, & I was correct) so didn't think about actually buying one.  Fast forward to November 2013 when I finally bought one.  Guzzis were never even on my radar during the years in between.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3207 on: April 14, 2021, 08:48:51 PM »
I got on a 850T in 76 and haven't looked at anything else since. I did notice an Eldo after high school but got a 71 Bonnie instead.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3208 on: April 18, 2021, 10:24:22 AM »
Hello,

I am from Croatia, 46yrs old, mechanical engineer.
Last month I bought Breva 750, 2004, and decided to join this forum.


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3209 on: April 18, 2021, 11:14:58 AM »
Hello,

I am from Croatia, 46yrs old, mechanical engineer.
Last month I bought Breva 750, 2004, and decided to join this forum.

 Cool , I think we have 2 members now from Croatia  :thumb:

 Looking forward to some pictures and ride reports from your lovely area .

 Dusty

 

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