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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2022, 08:59:39 PM »
Yes cause it isn’t usually problems it’s more I tire of it.
Maybe it’s just hopeless with me and I’ll always be looking/finding another bike.

I do find solace when I work on them and then take em out for a spin.

Good news is my V7 850 is still making me smile and I’ve done the least to that one.
Go figure.....

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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2022, 09:08:41 PM »
 Have you ever tried a Griso?

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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2022, 05:58:34 AM »
Well yeah Kev.
A lot were just saying, “I’ve got my new ***** and I’m really happy”.
 But our Man wanted to know what has gotten you to that state of mind.

I'm literally talking about his (Vagrant's)  bike. I thought I remembered that his was down for a while waiting for a part.
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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2022, 06:12:33 AM »
I’ve been buying a NEW bike pretty much every 5 years.  It seems I get it where I want it, then my eyes stray to another.  When it comes to my vintage bikes, I tend to hang on to them much longer, 10-15+ years.  For some reason I stay much more attached to owning, riding and maintaining the “classics”.
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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2022, 06:12:33 AM »

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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2022, 08:29:16 AM »
Have you ever tried a Griso?

I’ve lusted after one but never pulled the trigger on a Griso.
Now I’m afraid the riding position doesn’t fit my age body, at least not without a few mods.
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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2022, 08:32:11 AM »
I’ve been buying a NEW bike pretty much every 5 years.  It seems I get it where I want it, then my eyes stray to another.  When it comes to my vintage bikes, I tend to hang on to them much longer, 10-15+ years.  For some reason I stay much more attached to owning, riding and maintaining the “classics”.

Interesting
So what makes the difference between selling the new and keeping the older would you say?
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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2022, 08:55:49 AM »
I’ve lusted after one but never pulled the trigger on a Griso.
Now I’m afraid the riding position doesn’t fit my age body, at least not without a few mods.
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The 1200 8V Griso's have better bars than the 1100 bars that are very wide. I just bought a set of Mana Bars from AF1 but they came unfinished so I am going to get them powder coated and then put on.
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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2022, 10:28:31 AM »
How to stay happy with your bike

Several times a season, take your bike on a long, overnight trip somewhere you have not been before...(IMHO just sayin')

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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2022, 11:21:20 AM »
I bought my current bikes in the following years.  I bought and resold other ones during the same period but mostly I’ve kept them, because I liked them equally then and now.

1987 (1979 model)
1993 (1980 model)
1999 (1997 model)
2006 (1990 model)
2010 (1997 model)
2011 (2001 model)
2017 (2002 model)
2018 (1999 model)
2021 (2020 model)

All of the current fleet were bought used, and my interest has nothing to do with owning the latest model. Actually it’s more the opposite - I don’t really enjoy what’s being made for the past few years. I made an exception to buy a V85TT and the jury is still out of that one.  With possibly that one as an exception whichever I’m on is my favorite, I don’t get bored of a bike I like and have no great interest in selling any of them. 



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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2022, 11:18:40 PM »
87 bikes in 85 years.   I'm the last person to give the advice you're seeking.

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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2022, 06:03:47 AM »
Depend on it, and only it, someplace far away for longer than a week…



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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2022, 08:42:54 AM »
Depend on it, and only it, someplace far away for longer than a week…
Yes…!
Was it someplace like this that you had in mind..?
I remember taking that shot, it was heartlessly cold and I remember putting on my freezing Arai as the warmth of a car interior parked next to me, wafted out as they opened the doors.
But I wouldn’t have traded places even if I could have.




I think a bike is like a relationship.
If all you do is give to it and divert resorources with no reciprocation, pretty soon you’ll tire of the partnership and start to look elsewhere.
But as Chuck says, when you only have it to depend on in a far away location and it supports you faithfully, the bond crystallises into a solid duality that you begin to lose the desire to break.
Then not long after, you can scarcely conceive of why you would.
Oh and BTW.
Nordkapp is another 800 km North and it doesn’t get any warmer…!
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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2022, 03:05:17 PM »
87 bikes in 85 years.   I'm the last person to give the advice you're seeking.

Ralph

Hah way to go Ralph!  :bow:

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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2022, 03:07:51 PM »
Yes…!
Was it someplace like this that you had in mind..?
I remember taking that shot, it was heartlessly cold and I remember putting on my freezing Arai as the warmth of a car interior parked next to me, wafted out as they opened the doors.
But I wouldn’t have traded places even if I could have.




I think a bike is like a relationship.
If all you do is give to it and divert resorources with no reciprocation, pretty soon you’ll tire of the partnership and start to look elsewhere.
But as Chuck says, when you only have it to depend on in a far away location and it supports you faithfully, the bond crystallises into a solid duality that you begin to lose the desire to break.
Then not long after, you can scarcely conceive of why you would.
Oh and BTW.
Nordkapp is another 800 km North and it doesn’t get any warmer…!

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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2022, 01:48:28 PM »
 I figured it out!  Just add another one to park beside it!
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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2022, 06:13:51 PM »
We only have 2 ,but they will stay .The 1400 Cali, cause we 'love 'it and 'they' don"t make it anymore.
The V7 Carbon Dark,.... was on the brink of letting it go, well 11 Month in the Hospital ,but at last 'Guzzi' send the 'right' motor .
Been taking it to work and back ,such a fun Scoot, limited Edition ,...

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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2022, 01:54:34 PM »
I figured it out!  Just add another one to park beside it!

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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2022, 04:54:18 PM »
I had thought/hoped I could treat my bike purchase like I would that of a good tool etc, in that I would add only, never subtract to my collection. Unfortunately, at least for now, a second (or more!) motorcycle is just too big of an outlay that could go elsewhere. Especially when I can only ride one at a time. And as someone who only recently got back into riding, there were just too many temptations and styles to stick with the Goose for more than a couple seasons. Sometimes an itch simply must be scratched.
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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2022, 07:42:55 PM »
Yep!

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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2022, 06:49:34 AM »
No help here, hi I'm Curt and I'm bike curious  :grin:
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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2022, 08:38:01 AM »
We only have 2 ,but they will stay .The 1400 Cali, cause we 'love 'it and 'they' don"t make it anymore.
The V7 Carbon Dark,.... was on the brink of letting it go, well 11 Month in the Hospital ,but at last 'Guzzi' send the 'right' motor .
Been taking it to work and back ,such a fun Scoot, limited Edition ,...

I apologize if you mentioned it and I forgot, but out of curiosity, what was the failure in your V7III motor in the first place?
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Re: How to stay happy with your bike
« Reply #51 on: July 06, 2022, 11:17:00 AM »
No help here, hi I'm Curt and I'm bike curious  :grin:

Hah, I know that’s right!
Take care Curt!
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