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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #930 on: July 29, 2013, 04:45:16 PM »
Hi all I would like to know how much are people paying for a new Stelvio out the Door. How much ?
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« Reply #931 on: July 30, 2013, 07:25:23 AM »
G'day All;

Just Registered tonight.

From Traralgon in Victoria - Australia

Soon to own two Guzzi's - and someone who, until early this year had never owned one.

Should be fun!

Cheers  ;-T

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« Reply #932 on: July 30, 2013, 03:00:22 PM »
Thanks, Muzz. Things appear to be pretty much the same around here, aside from the greater numbers. Glad to see it!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #933 on: July 31, 2013, 03:01:43 PM »
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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 #934 on: August 01, 2013, 03:42:29 PM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #935 on: August 01, 2013, 05:45:23 PM »
  DAVE LEPORATI...TALLAHAS SEE FL
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We're sort of close.  I fly model airplanes, picked the banjo over the guitar but never learned to play it, and nobody tells me how much I can ride ....

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #936 on: August 03, 2013, 10:46:45 AM »
Hi,
I'm John, 30 years old

Just bought my first motorcycle, a Breva 750, '04

Live in southeast Michigan, Detroit metro area

Work as a mechanical engineer, powertrain testing



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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #937 on: August 03, 2013, 11:50:00 AM »
Great looking bike.  You'll love her. ;-T  Welcome to the nut hut. Now, get thee to a rally!! ;-T :bike
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #938 on: August 03, 2013, 12:01:28 PM »
Hi,
I'm John, 30 years old

Just bought my first motorcycle, a Breva 750, '04

Live in southeast Michigan, Detroit metro area

Work as a mechanical engineer, powertrain testing



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Welcome John!

Did you buy the bike from Joe. D in Dearborn? My wife and I purchased his (wife's) other Breva, an 04 in red.

He was a really nice guy to work with, our Breva is in great shape.

Hope you enjoy your Guzzi!

-Joe

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #939 on: August 04, 2013, 02:39:14 PM »
Hi,
I'm John, 30 years old

Just bought my first motorcycle, a Breva 750, '04

Live in southeast Michigan, Detroit metro area

Work as a mechanical engineer, powertrain testing



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You're going to love the Breva!  Oh wait, look at that grin - you already do.



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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #940 on: August 04, 2013, 05:37:59 PM »
Marina  great to here riding is back in your life. Yep Rusty is still ticking out the miles. Hope to see ya again down the road somewhere!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #941 on: August 04, 2013, 06:50:13 PM »
Hello,

I am Andreas from Athens, Greece
A former Ducatisti, but an optimist Guzzisti, also a happy owner of a 1200 sport ABS.

Nice to meet you guys ! :)
 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #942 on: August 04, 2013, 09:00:39 PM »
Jack Reilly.

22 years old.

Plano, Texas

I have worked as a (most recent to earliest) waiter, bartender, Hostel manager, farm hand, groundskeeper, retailer and a shop rat for now closed Japanese bike shop.  Now however I'm simply a student having recently re-enrolled in college. 

I started riding when I was 8 and fell in love with Guzzis one day at a Guzzi fest in Italy, Texas when I was 15 or 16. 

My interests include reading, movies, science, travel and, of course, motorcycles. 


Bikes:
99 Ducati Monster 750 - My first street bike.  Regretfully sold it while I was traveling abroad because I needed the cash.
2004 Yamaha TW200 - Getting a general tune-up so my girlfriend has something to ride.  Ugly looking.  Awesome bike. 
2003 Honda CBR600RR - Given to me by my father because he was no longer interested in fixing it up.  He lost all interest in the supposed track bike after he was bit by the vintage MV Agusta bug.  Bought at track after it was laid down; she has all her new parts laying around or on her, just need to put in the time.  Plan to sell her after.
1980 Yamaha XS850 -  Bought it cheap off of a couple that tore it apart then neglected it for a year or two. Cafe Racer project that doesn't get attention due to the Guzzi.
1975 Moto Guzzi T3 - This.  This is my baby.  She needs a modicum of work.  Mostly just maintenance and electrical work.  Bought her in Austin and rode her home. 


I feel like I just filled out an online dating profile...


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #943 on: August 05, 2013, 06:34:45 AM »
Jack Reilly.

22 years old.

Plano, Texas

I have worked as a (most recent to earliest) waiter, bartender, Hostel manager, farm hand, groundskeeper, retailer and a shop rat for now closed Japanese bike shop.  Now however I'm simply a student having recently re-enrolled in college. 

I started riding when I was 8 and fell in love with Guzzis one day at a Guzzi fest in Italy, Texas when I was 15 or 16. 

My interests include reading, movies, science, travel and, of course, motorcycles. 


Bikes:
99 Ducati Monster 750 - My first street bike.  Regretfully sold it while I was traveling abroad because I needed the cash.
2004 Yamaha TW200 - Getting a general tune-up so my girlfriend has something to ride.  Ugly looking.  Awesome bike. 
2003 Honda CBR600RR - Given to me by my father because he was no longer interested in fixing it up.  He lost all interest in the supposed track bike after he was bit by the vintage MV Agusta bug.  Bought at track after it was laid down; she has all her new parts laying around or on her, just need to put in the time.  Plan to sell her after.
1980 Yamaha XS850 -  Bought it cheap off of a couple that tore it apart then neglected it for a year or two. Cafe Racer project that doesn't get attention due to the Guzzi.
1975 Moto Guzzi T3 - This.  This is my baby.  She needs a modicum of work.  Mostly just maintenance and electrical work.  Bought her in Austin and rode her home. 


I feel like I just filled out an online dating profile...



Yep, now you have a Mistress. Hope your girlfriend doesn't mind.


Dean


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Sophia '06 Breva 1100 
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #944 on: August 05, 2013, 08:46:19 AM »
Welcome John!

Did you buy the bike from Joe. D in Dearborn? My wife and I purchased his (wife's) other Breva, an 04 in red.

He was a really nice guy to work with, our Breva is in great shape.

Hope you enjoy your Guzzi!

-Joe

Yep, I got the bike from Joe.  He kept it in excellent shape.  I put 100 miles on it this weekend, it's great fun!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #945 on: August 05, 2013, 09:23:45 AM »
Hi All,

Traci.  NZer living in Australia.

Currently on my 3rd bike in 8 months! A '10 Breva 750.  Looking forward to doing some longer range touring on it to get to know the country better.

Also looking forward to getting to know the bike better. She certainly has personality.

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« Reply #946 on: August 05, 2013, 11:11:49 AM »
Hello all

I am Armando from Johannesburg, South Africa.

I am an accountant by profession and a certified bike (and car) nut.

51y/o started riding in 1978, bought my first Guzzi, a V50 Monza, in 1982. Followed that with a Le Mans 3 and a 1000SP. Due to product not being available here I switched to Harleys in 1997. Went through two Road Kings, a Dyna, a Softail Springer Classic and two Ultra Classics, the last of which was a 2012 Ultra Limited. Also went through 3 BMW's, 4 Ducati's a a variety of Honda's and KTM's. Enjoyed every one but when Guzzi announced its return to the South African market I just had to have one again; and so I did, a California 1400! Feels great to be back on a Guzzi.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #947 on: August 06, 2013, 09:50:32 AM »
Pat Corrigan
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Former MSF RiderCoach / 6 years in Ohio
Former College Photography Instructor (pre-digital)
friend of Zoom Zoom
currently bikes: 2002 HD Road King Classic, 2004 R1150 GS BMW, 2012 Triumph Scrambler

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« Reply #948 on: August 06, 2013, 06:54:49 PM »

Name: Remo
Age: 23
Occupation: College student (supply chain management major)
Location: Novi, Michigan

Streetbikes:
2004 Yamaha YZF-R1 (my bike)
2009 Moto Guzzi California Vintage (my dad's bike)

I have been riding on the street for about 5 years now, I rode on the dirt for a couple years before.  As far as streetbikes go I've had several: (3) Yamaha's, (1) Honda, (1) Kawasaki and (1) Buell.  I'm currently riding an 04 R1 which I am planning to keep for a while at the moment.  I am here because my dad went through a mid-life crisis a couple years back ;D and decided to get into motorcycles as well.  He has a 2009 Moto Guzzi California vintage, it's a nice bike but we've had a few problems with it.  I am looking for some resources as far as troubleshooting, working on it, and mainly to find other resources for parts outside of our local dealership.  I will put up a thread about the current issue later this evening or tomorrow.  I promise I am not here to bash, just here to seek some wisdom as not many know about these unique motorcycles. 

I look forward to some good conversation and possibly seeing some of you out on the road. 

-Remo

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #949 on: August 06, 2013, 06:55:02 PM »
Pat Corrigan
Cemetery Manager in Cleveland, OH
Former MSF RiderCoach / 6 years in Ohio
Former College Photography Instructor (pre-digital)
friend of Zoom Zoom
currently bikes: 2002 HD Road King Classic, 2004 R1150 GS BMW, 2012 Triumph Scrambler


Things pretty quiet at work?  

Couldn't help it, Zoom Zoom started it.   Considering a Guzzi?   A California, a Stelvio, and a V7 Classic would JUST fit in the niches your current bikes fill ....

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #950 on: August 08, 2013, 08:38:18 PM »
Hi Marina, Nice to see you're back!!! ;-T ;-T ;-T ;D ;D ;D ;-T ;-T ;-T
Keeping the Guzzi Passion Alive
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« Reply #951 on: August 09, 2013, 04:20:02 PM »
Jack Reilly.

 I'm simply a student having recently re-enrolled in colleg

I started riding when I was 8 and fell in love with Guzzis one day at a Guzzi fest in Italy, Texas when I was 15 or 16. 



Italy, Texas is a great rally!  Where are you going to college, Jack?  And what do you study?  I went to UT Arlington for Biology.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #952 on: August 10, 2013, 03:41:29 PM »
Hey everyone!

Jared Bakay, tender age of 25.
Live in Calgary AB Canada, work for the moto guzzi dealer (blackfoot motosports) at the parts counter
Currently I own a 09 Honda VFR 800 and my father owns a 13 Griso SE.

Found the site will looking for a good bike for dad and wanted some owners opinions. Been posting as we had an issue with his bike and he isn't the best with computers. I've been riding on his since 5, on my own since 15. I love the Guzzi bikes, and this place seemed like a great forum (and it has been) for any help and nice people. If anyone is in need of parts in the area, come see me at the counter!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #953 on: August 10, 2013, 08:16:51 PM »
Welcome! Have fun! Membership here is fun. Ride safe.
Enjoy life!
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #954 on: August 10, 2013, 11:10:06 PM »
Just bought my first Guzzi. Also have 09 Yamaha FZ1, 88 Yamaha Venture. Age 66 still working in Plastics in Cleveland, Ohio. Haven't been on a 2 cylinder bike since 77, will take some getting used to.

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« Reply #955 on: August 19, 2013, 12:38:00 AM »
Abhi from LA. Bought a Griso 8V today.

I grew up in India and rode Yamaha 150cc models and Enfield 250cc. Suzuki Katana 750 was my first bike in U.S. Bought in 2005. In 2006 bought a Triumph Daytona 675. That's what I traded today for the Griso. I love it. Between the time I bought it (5:30 PM) and right now (10:37 PM), I was riding for all but 15 minutes...


cheers,

Abhi

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« Reply #956 on: August 19, 2013, 01:00:20 AM »
Abhi from LA. Bought a Griso 8V today.

I grew up in India and rode Yamaha 150cc models and Enfield 250cc. Suzuki Katana 750 was my first bike in U.S. Bought in 2005. In 2006 bought a Triumph Daytona 675. That's what I traded today for the Griso. I love it. Between the time I bought it (5:30 PM) and right now (10:37 PM), I was riding for all but 15 minutes...


cheers,

Abhi

Sounds like you're doing the "progression" right!   Hope you have many happy miles on that Griso.  If you read up on this board, there are many who consider it Guzzi's best all-rounder ever ....

Lannis
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #957 on: August 19, 2013, 05:58:25 AM »
Hello from downunder.

Sydney actually.

I am a recent convert from Beemerdom to Gussista with a 2012 Norge now filling the only spot my other half allows me in the garage.  There was a recent recall where only 13 Norge's were listed by the national importer.  Hmmm, I love being a little rare!

I've named her Nikki.  Nikki the Norge  ;D and I think she's beautiful!  One of the first things I did was search out the right tankpad, and found the Keiti Guardian Angel!  She's an awesome match for the Black Norge!  Of course there are a few other small enhancements on the way.

Anyway, I've already found the information here useful and thought it only polite to introduce myself, even though I'm not exactly a heavy forum user.

I do have a quick question for you all.  The clutch has a very small friction zone.  At first it seemed almost off/on but I've gotten a bit more used to it now (shes got just 1000km on her).  The dealer said it would wear in over time and though that sounds likely I'd surely like some confirmation from you experts ... is this something that will change or do I need to exercise my left hand more?


Cheers,
Chris

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« Reply #958 on: August 20, 2013, 12:19:41 PM »
Hello,

Charles Schramm
Age:  44
Occupation:  Logitics Analyst for the Swiss Air Force
Location:  Great Mills, MD
Current Ride:
2013 Victory Vision
When my father-in-law passed away, he passed his bike on to his son.  He doesn't have to time to ride, so asked if I would be interested in taking possession of a '98 EV 1100.  So I am here to learn about the brand.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #959 on: August 21, 2013, 02:12:21 AM »
Hello everyone!
Daniele, age 47, from Italy.
I am a happy owner of a "nasty" Guzzi v35 imola II.
The bike is currently under restoring and I need as much
information and experiences as I can. I think this is the right
place where to look for.
Would you excuse my bad english but it is not my  native language....
best regards
Daniele


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Harper's Moto Guzzi. Where we still answer the phone, use the highest quality parts, and also do Transmission, rear drive, and carb rebuilds fast. Call us at 816.697.3411 and get your problems resolved.
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