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Online Richiez22908

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3390 on: May 30, 2022, 09:37:27 AM »
So happy to be here... and finally on a Guzzi!

Richie down in South Florida. Play guitar(badly), husband and father of two wonderful kids(but I am biased) lucky to have great friends and an amazing wife that actually pushed me to get this bike.

I'll turn 50 in January and bought my 50th present early. A V7 Sport from my birth year(actually was built in November of 72).

I've had Harleys(one for a loooong time) and stopped riding when my daughter was born 14 years ago. My old riding buddies gave me a loaner for Biketoberfest a couple years back and I was back in the saddle... bought a Ducati Scrambler 1100 not long after. Loved that bike but always wanted a real old Italian, like me... and cannot believe I actually have this bike. I get "goose" bumps every time I walk over to it.

It came with the original manual and workshop manual... I plan on grabbing Guzziology. I'd love advice on any good other shop manuals, as I'd like to do all the maintenance(and any repair work that arises) myself.

When I am not on it, I'll be browsing around here, learning and absorbing all I can.





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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3391 on: May 30, 2022, 10:39:40 AM »
Welcome Richie, Nice Sport!!
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3392 on: May 30, 2022, 11:46:00 AM »
Welcome Richie, Nice Sport!!

Thank you!!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3393 on: June 01, 2022, 02:05:42 AM »
Hi Fodbin here, thanks for admitting me to the group.

Retired Financial planner

Living in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Just bought a 1990 Mille Gt from USA

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3393 on: June 01, 2022, 02:05:42 AM »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3394 on: June 06, 2022, 08:06:29 PM »
Robert Crawford
Age 55
I am a middle school teacher in South West Kansas. I teach Computer Applications, Personal Finance, Robotics, and Programming (well, we use Arduinos, but it is still programming).

I got rid of my last motorcycle, a Yamaha V-Star, when I was out of the country from about 2006 - 2014. Then recently the bug bit again.

I went out and got a used BMW f650cs. My wife was not pleased. Finally, it came out that she was not against a motorcycle, she was just unhappy that I got an old motorcycle. So she encouraged me to look around. I will say it, the V7 Stone E5 looks very attractive.

I am sure people here will know if I decide to get one.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3395 on: June 12, 2022, 07:59:18 PM »



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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3396 on: June 14, 2022, 06:16:59 PM »
Stuart Ostroff, 73 YO, live in Richmond, VA.  Presently ride a 2021 V85TT, a Triumph Tiger 800, and a Yamaha Virago 1100 with a Dnepr sidecar (from Ukraine, not Russia).  I have had 5 Moto Guzzis, first was a 69 V700 to which I mounted a Jawa Velorex sidecar. 

Over the many years I have had 45 bikes, ranging from a Dunstall Dominator Atlas 750 purchased in London, an FJR, 2 HD police bikes, 2 Buells, 5 BMWs including an RT-P police bike, Honda ST1300, and more . . . . .

After 50 years in industry designing and building special machinery I find myself semi-retired, an adjunct instructor at a local Community College teaching mechanical engineering courses, process control and robotics. 

Also involved with Iron Butt Assoc since 2002, done many Saddle Sore Ride, and most recently a Bun Burner 1500, riding from Richmond to Denver in 35 hrs. 
Dunstall Norton (1969)
44 bikes since 1966
Numerous Police Bikes
5 Moto Guzzis, V85TT
Triumph Tiger 800
Virago 1100/Dnepr Rig

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3397 on: June 20, 2022, 08:26:15 AM »
Hey Guzzi Gang! Glad to be here. Iím Kevin C. Tofel from Harleysville, PA. Iím an independent tech blogger and student of computer science / programming. I only started riding recently, learning on a 2021 Honda PCX scooter that bought this year. I put 900 miles on it since February and took my MSF course last month with my son. He bought a 2014 Suzuki Burgman 200 scooter that I owned but barely used for the last 3 years.

Of course, once we passed our test in the MSF course, we got the need to go with manual bikes.  :cheesy: So he immediately bought a Kawasaki Z400. I do like my little PCX but itís not keeping up with him and we like to ride together. After weeks of searching for decent used bikes, I stumbled onto 2015 Moto Guzzi V7 with 3,800 miles and, after review and a test ride, I rode it home this weekend! (Sorry PCX: You served me well but youíre going up for sale now)





Iíll be taking it easy on the roads (and doing TONS of practice) as I transition because this is a huge change. Iím 5í5Ē on a good day and 145 pounds; this is a lot of bike for me. More than enough than Iíll ever need. So far though, Iím thrilled with the Guzzi. Looking forward to learning more about it, wrenching around and becoming a better rider.

Cheers!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3398 on: June 20, 2022, 11:50:36 AM »



Greetings from Upstate SC. Been playing with motorcycles for 40+ years. Always had a soft spot for Guzzis. Inherited a very rough maybe 67 V700 in 93. eventually had to let it go, lack of support capital.
Had another 67 V700 stalk me on Craigslist in 2015, while in Ft Myers FL for a few months. Inevitably it followed me home.  Did minor mods and upgrades.
I adopted a 08(?) Nevada that my son rebuilt with a V7 sport tank with external fuel pump and Laced on 18"wheels. Lately I am developing a relationship with a 2021 V85TT Travel that I just bought.


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3399 on: June 23, 2022, 10:50:01 AM »
Apologies...I posted a question prior to reading and following the instructions...

Hi there.  My name is Chris Bevis, mid-40's, from Minnesota, i'm an architectural consultant...and I like doing silly things with motorized vehicles.

The short list of projects in my garage at the moment aren't really relevant to a motorcycle forum, so i'll keep that part of my introduction brief:
1966 Volvo Amazon - currently installing a Mercedes M113 5L V8 and a Chrysler NSG370 6-speed transmission.
1970 Volvo 164 - finished a 100% mechanical restoration a couple years ago and now I just drive it.  I love straight 6's and manuals!!
1980 Volvo 262 C Bertone - I swapped an old SBC 350, into this car over a decade ago, and recently axed the ol' slushbox 4-speed auto for a 5-speed manual.  Lowered, tucked, everything is a solid mount...tons of fun for a mid-20s - early-30s driver.  Now I'm mid-40s and the car is super uncomfortable to drive, lol...i'm putting all the rubber back into this car as we 'speak.'
1988 Chevy Suburban - lifted on cheap 4" springs...bought it as an overlander, but haven't really done anything with it yet.  LOTS to do to get it ready. Axle swap with portal rebuilds, ax the 4" brodozer springs for a legitimate 2" lift, ditch the TBI 350 for a 4-cylinder diesel, racks, bars, outfitting, all the things...to be continued.
2006 Volvo V70R - daily driver...that I do stuff to for no other reason than to drive the rest of the local Volvo community crazy. The latest project was installing a custom roof rack that just pisses everyone off...

OTher than that...as far as motorcycles go....my dad had dozens growing up, as well as a bunch of really cool Cushman scooters, but i've only ever had one bike. 






1980 Honda CX500.  I got it in pieces (1,153, but who's counting?) from a guys garage who's Craigslist add was litterally "Get it the F!@# out of my garage..."  I show up at this guy's place, he opens the garage door, and the thing was packed top to bottom with crap.  He says "there's about 6 bikes worth of parts in there, whatever looks like it belongs to a Honda...take it."

Took a year and a half, but I eventually got a running bike out of it.  Really wish i'd never sold the thing....

Anyhoo...that's me!  Currenntly looking at a '94 California...finger s crossed!

 

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