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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #480 on: July 30, 2009, 07:47:31 AM »
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Keep the rpm's up shift at 5K.  Cruise between 4K and 5K.  For the heel toe shifter.  Think of you left foot pivoting at the ankle and rock your food that way.  When shifting make it a definite positive push on the lever.  No finesse style like shifting like riding a UJM.  Foot braking.  Use the little nub for your heel instead of leaving it on the floor board.  Just some minor foot adjustments.  It'll make sense to you after riding around for awhile then you can stretch out for the highway on the boards.
Ha ha, you said "minor"...  :D
Thanks for the input.

Seriously though-  love the bike.  Can't wait for some better weather 'round here.
Viva Guzzi
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #481 on: July 30, 2009, 12:33:48 PM »
Easier and cheaper to adapt to the bike than adapting the bike to your tastes or you could sell it. :o :D Spelling corrections made to previous post. :P
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #482 on: August 22, 2009, 02:10:05 PM »

BUMP !

This one's for Shrike -- and all the other Newbies who slipped in among us, hoping to remain private. 
When you're on a Moto Guzzi, you can NOT slip by unnoticed !!

(Vacationing dentist, yesterday, curbside in Coeur d'Alene: " 'Moto Guzzi' -- who makes that?"

... some things never change.  ;)  )

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #483 on: August 22, 2009, 07:54:19 PM »
Marek Odoner 59 (from home of HD (never had one)
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Just got 2004 baby Breva (and someone run into me on first ride, I am ok, bike has few scratches)

2004 Breva 750, 1986 Honda Nighthawk 450, Suzuki DR 350

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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 #484 on: August 22, 2009, 07:58:33 PM »
Marek Odoner 59 (from home of HD (never had one)
IT at local school system
Just got 2004 baby Breva (and someone run into me on first ride, I am ok, bike has few scratches)

2004 Breva 750, 1986 Honda Nighthawk 450, Suzuki DR 350


Sorry to hear about the accident, glad you & the bike aren't too dinged up.  The small block Breva is a neat bike that never got the attention it deserved. 

AJ
This list is always changing!

2007 Griso (THE bike)
2005 MZ1000S (1 of maybe 35 in the US)
2004 Honda F4i (toy that will be sold soon)
2001 Aprilia Falco (boom-a-rang bike, sold it & bought it back)
1974 Eldorado California
1972 Eldorado (w/ Dnepr sidecar)
1972 BMW R75/5 Cafe Racer

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #485 on: August 23, 2009, 12:40:35 AM »
Dennis Hoagland, mid 50's
Walnut Creek, CA
Wonderful wife and daughter, and a pretty terrific german shepherd who loves me when others are pissed off.
2002 LeMans, Champagne of course
'81 G5 Cafe Project in pieces on the garage floor
Chemical Engineer (Projects), Shell Oil Company  
Trail runner, half-assed jazz guitarist, and terrible cellist. Picked up the Guzzi after 30 yr hiatus from bikes (wife is a physical therapist which may explain). Ride as time allows, wrench when I can't

Enjoy the community and appreciate someone resurfacing this thread.  

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #486 on: August 23, 2009, 08:44:21 PM »
 Jay Salisbury   Half a century old,  married 25 years to Ronda, Central Michigan. Union Plumber/Pipefitter for 20 years, My 1st Guzzi was a 1981 convert, sold it and got a New 1999 EV, purchased a 1974 basket case 850 t last year. Someday I will get started on it.

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« Reply #487 on: August 23, 2009, 09:42:44 PM »
hi am 220 org from glasgow scotland rasied in so cal am a mess heres my el doe clover celtic pride bike i own a auto body shop

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #488 on: August 23, 2009, 10:17:15 PM »


Good looking bike!
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Welcome new users. Official Introductions Please!
« Reply #489 on: August 24, 2009, 07:06:51 PM »
First, welcome aboard.  We're glad to have you and hope you'll find this site both entertaining and educating.

Now, on a more serious note...
Sometimes, I receive at least 10 nasty emails per week regarding why their account has not been activated.  Some on a Monday morning, and some, only a few hours after they signed up.  Some, not even in the U.S.A., much less the same timezone.

So, I wanted to reiterate the fact that account approvals are not automatic.  Nor, are they guaranteed.  Some have tried with questionable usernames as well...and failed.

Since manually approving accounts and requiring a 'site intention' email before Chet or I approve an account, I have avoided probably 99% of potential spammers and spam-bots.  So, after signing up, please send me a message (or reply to your welcome message) and tell me to let you in.  Nothing elaborate, just so I know you're real and not a spammer.

I am tickled that some 15-20 people sign up daily.  It has to be good news for Moto Guzzi (I hope).  If you would have told me 5 years ago that I would have a board with this many members on it, I'd have called you nuts. ;D

Anyhow, I want to invite new users, and those who want to become new users, or even existing users to Check out the FAQ's.

Also, Please refrain from posting Political, Religion, Pornography (unless their naked bikes ;D) and other senseless drivel.  This includes pictures, captions, cartoons, etc.  If you have a beef with another member, use the Private messaging system, phone call, email or face to face instead of starting a lengthy debated topic that everyone can see.

Most of all, enjoy the forum.  I built it in the hopes it would be like a virtual, and family friendly campfire.  Once again...welcome aboard!

If you registered and sent me your "human verification" email, and 24 hours pass by and your account is not yet approved, send me another one because the original could have been removed as spam.

At any given time, there are 10-20 unapproved accounts because I have not received an email from you.  If 2 days go by without me receiving said email, I delete and reject the account and chalk it up as "a spammer".  It's nothing personal...just trying to keep the board free from spammers.

Second, Introduce Yourself.  The premise of the boards existence is that of a virtual campfire.  Imaging if you will, that you are sitting around a campfire talking to your buddies and someone runs up and says "hey, I have such and such for sale", then they run off.  That sort of thing would be frowned upon.  Please avoid getting off on the wrong foot and introduce yourself here.

Your input is valuable to the forum, and the Moto Guzzi community.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #490 on: August 26, 2009, 06:16:02 PM »
Thank you to the admins for allowing me to participate on this forum. My name is Mario and I am a motorcycle addict. I have been riding for over 40 years and still take cross country trips of 12 thousand miles at a time. I also have an off road bike for the logging/mountain roads and don't mind getting dirty. I enjoy riding in all weather but try to stay off of the ice. (At least on my road bike.) I look forward to sharing what I have learned and learning what you all might share.

Enjoy every mile.   :)  Mario

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #491 on: November 08, 2009, 11:00:04 PM »
Tom Sturm
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Married to the same lady for 44 years



I am a really OLD sportbike type (900ss,748,675,ST4,1098) who by chance got a wrecked 06, 1100 Breva. It is as far down the Harley path (slow air cooled V twin) as I can stand to go, but to my surprise I have enjoyed it greatly. Because of that, a week ago I bought a Norge on Ebay, & just returned from a  1500+ mile trip to East TN, & NC. Yes I did the Dragon, no knee touched the ground. I also can no longer dunk. Yesterday morning when we left the motel, it was 38 degrees in Sweetwater, TN, 420 miles later in Southern IL it was 78. I hope to learn more about the good & bad of the Norge from the forum. Thanks, Tom

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #492 on: December 17, 2009, 05:45:41 PM »
Hello everyone. I am new to this board. I've been riding for forty years and have had an assortment of motorcycles over the years (Triumphs, BMW, Harley, Yamaha, Can-Am Spyder) but purchased a 2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio a little over a month ago. I am really loving this bike. It seems like a great all-round motorcycle. I live in London, Ontario, Canada, so there isn't much riding going on right now - too much snow and ice (even worse, lots of salt on the road!) so I am looking forward to spring and some great riding with the Stelvio.
Cheers, Bruce

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #493 on: December 18, 2009, 12:04:30 AM »
Well, I've been around for a few weeks and just stumbled onto this thread.

My name is Damien DiPace. I live in San Lorenzo California. My wife and I have been together for 16 years and just married this past June. We also just bought our first house. I'm a Project Manager at a shipyard here in SF bay. I specialize in inspected vessels but work on anything that comes up in the drydock. My wife is a biochemist at Genetech.
I just bought my 1st Guzzi a couple of weeks ago. Actually my brother and I both bought Norges on the same day. We made the salesman very happy.
I've always had bikes since I was 17 years old, I'm 43, except for that 31 day period in the late 80s when some creep stole my bike and I couldn't afford a new one until the insurance paid me after 30 days. I've had street bikes, dirt bikes, enduros, cruisers, racers, four strokes, two strokes and even a few rat bikes. With the Norge I've owned every major brand except Harley and KTM. I've bought the same bike more than once (3 SVs, 3 Xt600s, 4 CB1s) and I'm not ashamed of it, although I should be.
I'm an avid track day rider. I try to get at least 8-10 days a season.
Other than bikes...
We try to ski as often as we can.
The wife and I are avid gardeners. One of the big draws to our house when we first saw it was the yard with 8 different types of fruit trees. And lot's of room for veggie beds.
I love black powder cartridge shooting. Although these days I only hunt paper. There's just something about the smoke and boom I love.

I'm proud of the fact that the last network TV I saw was some show with Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepard. Survivor? Of what?

Ok now I'm all self conscious like...


Cheers
Damien

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #494 on: December 18, 2009, 02:27:28 PM »
While the introductions are going around I'm Miles from New Zealand, been lurking here for a few weeks just seeing what goes on. I've been riding about thirty years, the last fifteen on my long-suffering '77 Lemans that puts up with a continuous cycle of modification, hard use and neglect with little complaint.
Also have enough projects in the garage to ensure I'm always broke and none of them ever get finished  ;D

Oh yeah, I test turboprop aircraft engines for a living, you can't argue with 5000 horsepower  ;-T

Cheers,
Miles

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #495 on: January 11, 2010, 11:23:45 AM »
Hello everybody!
I am Fanis from Greece, I am 37 years old, owner of a BREVA 1100 and member of Hellenic Moto Guzzi Club.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #496 on: January 11, 2010, 12:05:47 PM »
Hello Folks,

Nick Adams - 58, newbie to the list and, after a 30 year hiatus, reborn motorbike fanatic and Eldo rider, currently cursing Canadian winters and the dent it puts in being in the saddle.
Occupation - archaeological consultant (sounds far more glamorous than it really is).
Married, 3 older kids (15, 20, 22)
Inverary, Ontario Canada  (eastern end of Lake Ontario)

I have a few bike related tales on line at http://www.wanderpigs.com/Authors/NickAdams.html if anyone has a few moments to kill. One describes a manic trip on the Eldo to the Chic Chocs in eastern Quebec. The other describes early motorcycle adventures on a 1950 P & M Panther 600 when I was in my teens.

Love this list - the membership is articulate, funny, respectful of the opinions of other. Long may it remain that way.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #497 on: January 11, 2010, 10:49:33 PM »
While the introductions are going around I'm Miles from New Zealand, been lurking here for a few weeks just seeing what goes on. I've been riding about thirty years, the last fifteen on my long-suffering '77 Lemans that puts up with a continuous cycle of modification, hard use and neglect with little complaint.
Also have enough projects in the garage to ensure I'm always broke and none of them ever get finished  ;D

Oh yeah, I test turboprop aircraft engines for a living, you can't argue with 5000 horsepower  ;-T

Cheers,
Miles

You live in Picton and you test jet engines  ???

Welcome to the wild world of WildGuzzi.

Love the Queen Charlotte on a warm summers day.  Come out in Picton with face ache from the grin factor. ;-T
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #498 on: January 11, 2010, 11:16:52 PM »
Hello.

  Anthony, New Jersey

  Self Employed

  Been riding since I was very young.

 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #499 on: January 11, 2010, 11:48:55 PM »
I'm a real new goose here, but have totally enjoyed all the info, humor, and insanity!  Keep it up.

Craig Sheldrick
58 years old, like another here, I act 12, my mind is 28, summer 25, winter 105.
Benton City, Washington State.

Been riding, all street,  since about 78.  Have ridden small yamahas, TR6C trumpet for awhile, bought my first used Guzzi in 1990.  It was a converted convert, proceded to put 170k on it.  I haven't had really any interest in wanting another brand.  

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Had a 2001 Bassa, put 38k on that one while I was building my Ambarado.
Sold the Bassa.

My daily ride now is the Ambarado.  I've got about 50k on it.  (very modified 1970 Ambassador police)
On shelves are;
                    My friends 74 Eldo police, and his nephews 68 V700.
                    My 73 1/2 Eldo California 4-shoe
                         73 July Eldo police 4-shoe
And probably enough stuff to do another loop and a tonti.

Espresso
My interests are 99% Guzzi.
Espresso  
I play a 68 Rogers drum kit.
Espresso
Would like to learn bass.
Espresso

As far as work, I was a journeyman sheet metal worker for 12 years.  Now I have a government job, I'm a Governmental Monetary Dispersial Tech. ::)

Have an awesome girl friend who loves to ride.

I hope to see as many of you Guzzi people at the National ralley in John Day Oregon this coming June.

Awesome forum here.

Ambarado  aka - Craig

                    

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #500 on: January 12, 2010, 12:57:17 AM »
Wow, I'm part of a big World family it seems!
Murray Maunder, age 55
Tauranga, New Zealand
TV Cameraman/Producer/Director Freelance (incl motorsport TV)

Current bikes Aprilia RSV1000R (2000), Moto Guzzi Griso 1100 (2006)

Bought this very tasty black Griso 2V 1100 before Christmas and now I ride much more often - it's so user friendly!
Plan to outfit the bike with easily detached saddlebags before hopefully travelling to New Zealand's South Island at Easter with some mates to attend a Warbirds show with all the great old WWII stuff.

I've ridden bikes since 1971-78 Suzukis, 1979-83 RD and RZ Yamahas racing production classes, before settling briefly into a Suzuki RG500 Gamma. A break to build my media company and have a family life (stupid me!) meant I rode bikes from my mate's shop (Suzukis, then Aprilias and Guzzis) in exchange with helping his race team. I got to respect, then be intrigued by Moto Guzzis. A V1100 Sport was the revelation that these slightly awkward looking Italians were (are) the real deal - a rider's machine with tons of real-world character.

I bought the Aprilia RSV1000R 3 years ago and in that time put 15,000km on it, riding mainly day trips to our twisty road areas (Coromandel, Rotorua Lakes if you know NZ at all). Trouble with these bikes (like all pure sport bikes) is the presence of the law enforcement, high speeds necessary to enjoy them, and lack of comfort, pillion provision. In other words they are bloody impractical!

Every time I head up my driveway on the Griso I already have a grin on my dial - whether it's a trip to the cafe or a ride over the ranges to another city. I hope I still love this bike this much in a years time. Of the Suzuki T250 and GT750 and RG500, the Yamaha two strokes, the Kawasaki H1, and the Aprilia, I think this bike has a special place. The all round fun bike to ride anywhere, whatever the pace.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #501 on: January 12, 2010, 10:57:54 PM »

You live in Picton and you test jet engines  ???

Welcome to the wild world of WildGuzzi.

Love the Queen Charlotte on a warm summers day.  Come out in Picton with face ache from the grin factor. ;-T

I live in Picton but work over the hill in Blenheim, the engine test facility is out the back of the airport there.

The Queen Charlotte is about five minutes from my front door  ;D  I usually avoid it this time of year though, it tends to be choked up with road magots (caravans,camper vans and idiots towing boats).
Let me know if you'd like to catch up over here some time.

Miles.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #502 on: January 13, 2010, 09:53:34 PM »
Another Minneapolis Guzzier piping up.
J. Paul Liebenow, Tricenarian (30)
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Note the anti-theft paint scheme. ;D
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« Reply #503 on: January 15, 2010, 10:34:15 PM »
Howdy - I'm Bugs, I'm in southern Vermont. I'm the Night Shift foreman on the Snowmaking crew at Mt. Snow. Been making snow for 29 winters now. I currently own an 02 V11 Le Mans (for sale) I'm lookin to buy a late model California. I've had many bikes over the years, I usually own em for a couple of years & then try something different. I can't afford to own more than one at a time, so that's my reason. I wanna play on a buncha different toys before I slide off this tarmac into the next world!

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« Reply #504 on: January 15, 2010, 10:55:23 PM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #505 on: January 16, 2010, 11:10:34 AM »

Lauri Virkkunen, 51
Judging from the places I have lived, I am a travelling gypsy.
Wife and 2 daughters + retarded English bulldog, T-bone (aka bonehead)

I live in Pennsylvania, middle of Lancaster Amish country.

I've been riding on and off, mostly jap bikes and Harleys. Last year I got a Guzzi 1000S.
Certified gearhead, I like anything that spins and makes lots of noise. Old, new, does not matter. Including guns.
I wrech just about everything on my bikes and cars, being a watchmaker I like taking things apart. Occationally I even get them back together! ;D



Lauri
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Ciao!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #506 on: January 17, 2010, 09:33:47 AM »
Greetings! I'm a fair weather Sunday rider & a Guzzi noob.





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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #507 on: January 17, 2010, 10:14:28 AM »
Never seen this thread. Never did an intro.

Name: Brian
Age: 54
Location: 40km north of Copenhagen (Europe, Denmark)
Occupation: Nordic IT Service Delivery Manager at a large US Corp. company.
Started riding anything with an engine at the age of 8 I think
My first real bikes above 50cc an NSU Super Fox, NSU Super Max and a Lambretta 150cc scooter.
My first street legal bike: Honda CB72

Hobby: Geese, Guzzi and small blocks ;o)
Why: They are unique, they have spirit and soul, they are simple, and they are a hoot to ride and most people really like them.
My favorite ride - my red lady Targa. No need for pics, you've seen her before.
My main project for the time being, rebuilding a 1986 red Lario.
My pasion - making a 750cc 8valve small block mill stable for upgrading my Targa. The engine originally ment for her before the factory binned it.

I find this forum entertaining, helpfull and for most parts freindly. I enjoy its somwhat global profile.

Ciao
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« Reply #508 on: January 17, 2010, 01:23:05 PM »
jeff taylor

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furniture builder, with a taste for the arts.

motorcycles, telemark skiing, flyfishing, climbing, surfing, travel, lots of reading.

springs, long island/brooklyn, ny.

 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #509 on: January 17, 2010, 02:41:17 PM »
Kevin Brown  48 yrs. Been around Guzzi since 1989.  Couldn't get one til 2002. Kids and all you know. Now i own 2,  a 90 cal lll and  an 07 norge.  I live in Elwood, Ks.  2 woods that don't float Natalie and Elwood.  Anyway I'm new to this computer stuff so have fun with me and be safe.
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