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My old V11 LeMans...
« on: May 07, 2021, 07:09:04 AM »
Purchased new by me in Chandler, AZ in 2002...Sold to a friend when I moved to Germany in 2004...Then, sold to another friend who rode it for a few years...and then it sat neglected for a few more years. 

My buddy Mike recently rescued it and brought it back to life.  Nice ride with only 23K original miles.  He rode up to old town Cottonwood yesterday to show me, and then we had dinner to talk about old times. :thumb: :cool:

Glad to see it on the road and "In-The-Wind" again!! :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:













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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2021, 07:12:19 AM »
 :thumb: cool

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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2021, 07:14:37 AM »
Yes! Wonderous story!
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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2021, 07:24:38 AM »
I need one of those...

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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2021, 07:24:38 AM »

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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2021, 07:31:39 AM »
I need one of those...
Huzo, your  pockets are bursting with wonderous stories!
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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2021, 07:35:49 AM »
Huzo, your  pockets are bursting with wonderous stories!
They will be from July 3....
But I was referring to the V11
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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2021, 07:48:33 AM »
If I did not already have my Centauro GT...I would have bought this bike back... :thumb: :cool: :smiley: :wink:
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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2021, 08:50:18 AM »
Always nice to read about another bike saved from neglect.

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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2021, 09:37:06 AM »
 I would trade my Centuaro for one of those.
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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2021, 09:40:32 AM »
I would trade my Centuaro for one of those.

Frankly, I like my Centauro much better than my old '83 850 Le Mans-III, but yes, a modern V11 Le Mans is a sweet ride!
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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2021, 02:53:47 PM »
Hey JJ,

The bike ran flawlessly up and back.  This morning as I was packing to leave a guy wandered by and asked about it.  He thought it was new!  When I told him it was nearly 20 years old he couldn't believe it.  Great bike, great ride, good food and good friends.  Almost perfect!

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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2021, 02:55:51 PM »
 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2021, 05:34:45 PM »
JJ,  You should buy it back !
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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2021, 09:43:30 AM »
I found these photos from Feb. 2004, when I owned it, and just before I moved to Aachen, Germany for two years. 

Can you spot the subtle differences between then and now? :wink: :thumb: :cool: :boozing:





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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2021, 09:43:56 AM »
Great mini rally you all had there!
yeah, I might be addicted to brake fluid. But I can stop any time I want.

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Re: My old V11 LeMans...
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2021, 09:47:55 AM »
Great mini rally you all had there!

Thanks, but technically, I believe you need AT LEAST THREE (3) Guzzi's for an "official" Mini-Rally!! :laugh: :grin: :wink:
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