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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2370 on: May 06, 2017, 06:06:05 PM »
Sell one of the other bikes .

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2371 on: May 07, 2017, 07:40:10 AM »

As Dusty sez- or sell the wife [emoji13]

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2372 on: May 07, 2017, 09:06:56 AM »
Anderson (Andy) Howat
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Northwest Lehigh County, PA
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I'm into custom bicycle framebuilding
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Resurrecting moto esoterica

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2373 on: May 08, 2017, 10:58:19 AM »
Anderson (Andy) Howat
Age 48
Northwest Lehigh County, PA
Technical writer / video director in automotive industry

I'm into custom bicycle framebuilding
organic farming
Resurrecting moto esoterica

72 Eldo
'06 Monster S2R
'67 TR6
'70 TR6
'63 Superhawk
'88 Saab 900

Small world, former Chilton guy here who spent most of his life in Chester County PA.

Who do you work for? I'm trying to figure out if our paths have ever crossed.

Regardless, welcome to the board.

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16 HD FLHP
13 Guzzi V7 Stone
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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 #2374 on: May 08, 2017, 04:19:06 PM »
Hello Guzzi World!

I am Gustavo Narez from Wichita, Kansas - born in raised in Fort Worth, Texas.

I picked up my first guzzi February 2017, she is a 2013 V7 special and it is a torque-y little fun one!




"First ride back home after buying bought on Feb 26, 2017."

I started motorcycling at the late age of 24, will be barely breaking 3 years  and 15k total miles of riding this year. My first and other bike is a Triumph Street Triple and have enjoyed a very short list of trips which include Colorado and Arkansas.



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"There is always a 'first'."

I dropped in to my first guzzi event this weekend in Cedar Vale, KS Knotrally and I have to say it was a very pleasant experience to meet part of the guzzi community. I have to give special thanks to Dusty for accommodating me and my ride-or-die chick at the event, I appreciate the hospitality and introduction to the group members. Here are just a few pics from that weekend:










I am an engineer in the aerospace industry, possibly seeking some private pilot license soon... so planes are cool too. I look forward to seeing and following the activity of this community.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2375 on: May 09, 2017, 11:16:49 AM »
Hi all, what a great community!  My name is Teg and I ride a 2016 V7 racer.  I work in software development and am 40.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2376 on: May 14, 2017, 02:28:14 AM »
Greetings from Australia! Thanks for the great site and it's wealth of passionate and knowledgeable members. Yes I've been lurking but I'm now a member so I'm looking forward to learning from and hopefully contributing to the collective brains trust of fellow Moto Guzzi appreciators. After 15 years off the bike my 4 day old 2016 V7II Special is turning out to be a fine fun machine.

Cheers,

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« Reply #2377 on: May 14, 2017, 03:09:17 PM »
Greetings from Australia! Thanks for the great site and it's wealth of passionate and knowledgeable members. Yes I've been lurking but I'm now a member so I'm looking forward to learning from and hopefully contributing to the collective brains trust of fellow Moto Guzzi appreciators. After 15 years off the bike my 4 day old 2016 V7II Special is turning out to be a fine fun machine.

Cheers,

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2378 on: May 15, 2017, 10:15:42 PM »
 Hi Everyone, I am

Chris
Chilliwack, BC, Canada
47 years

Have a KLX250 and just traded my V-Star 1100 in for.....
  a 2011 Norge 1200 8v

The cruiser just wasnt doing it for me on the longer road trips with my wife aboard, and I am hoping I made the right decision in the Norge.
So I normally research the crap out of something before I buy it, but for some reason after an hour long test ride, I was making a deal and shaking hands at the Guzzi dealership. The bike had me in its spell I guess

 
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2379 on: May 16, 2017, 08:33:04 PM »
Well, hello there. . .

David from Fulton, MD. 41 years young, married, with one 6-year-old kiddo.

Just bought a 1997 Cali 75th edition--I have wanted a Cali for years. Sold my last bike, a 1994 Honda CB1000, 6 years ago so it's been a little while. I am picking up the machine this weekend and can't wait to hit the road.

I'm a statistician by trade, psychologist by training, and generally enjoy reading histories, biographies, etc., and a good scotch.
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« Reply #2380 on: May 16, 2017, 08:41:50 PM »
 Welcome David from Fulton .

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« Reply #2381 on: May 16, 2017, 10:13:20 PM »
David from Fulton, MD. 41 years young, married, with one 6-year-old kiddo.


Hi David - check out the MD/DC Guzzi 3rd Sunday Breakfast topic in "General Discussion".  Not too long a ride for you, & you can map out nice secondary roads to get there if you're up for leaving home at the crack of dawn!
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« Reply #2382 on: May 17, 2017, 12:15:47 PM »
Hello
Dave from Ventura county CA.
59 years old
Video technician and part time actor
Just bought my first Guzzi and getting used to riding it. Quite different from my '83 GPz 750.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2383 on: May 17, 2017, 02:14:07 PM »
Hello
Dave from Ventura county CA.
59 years old
Video technician and part time actor
Just bought my first Guzzi and getting used to riding it. Quite different from my '83 GPz 750.

2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
1983 Kawasaki GPz 750 - needs work

Amazing to think that a 1983 GPz is 35 years old now.

When it was new, a 35-year-old model was a 1948 .... !

No wonder there's a big difference.   Hope you enjoy it!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2384 on: May 17, 2017, 03:07:19 PM »
Hello, my name is Mark and my dog and I enjoy sidecars.  The last few years we are nearly daily riders on a Ural but the engine limitations on both freeway ability and reliability have been increasingly restrictive.  I have always preferd twins and singles over multies so when I saw a '84 SP 1000 with sidecar and trailer I purchased it. 

After riding it back from Texas to San Diego CA I can certainly see why Moto Guzzi folk are enthralled with them.  Fortunately while I made it back with out serious mechanical issue, last week the U Joint failed.  It's caused me to delve into the bike a bit deeper and sooner than I had anticipated but at least the worn out bearings and U Joint will be sorted.   

 

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« Reply #2385 on: May 17, 2017, 05:07:07 PM »
John Chilcoin will rebuild at a reasonable cost.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2386 on: May 17, 2017, 05:23:17 PM »
Like Club_C, I should have done this sooner. I'm John, and have been riding motorcycles for about 40 years....yeah, I'm as old as dirt! Live just north of Philly pa., in the USA.
  My very first bike was a Yamaha street scrambler 200, 1969 I think. Fun machine, and a good learning bike. Since then, I've owned about 45 different motorcycles, including nine Moto Guzzi's. My first goose was a 73 ElDorado, with factory Amal carbs. I acquired this at an estate auction for about $480 american dollars. Wish I never sold it! Currently have a BMW R1100RS, and a white 1983 Moto Guzzi Le Mans III. Very stock except for Lafranconi Competizione mufflers, pod filters and suspension upgrades.

 My screen name, SDCR came from having owned a terraplane sidecar on a standard Goldwing. ran this all over the east coast. Sold it with 150,000 miles.
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« Reply #2387 on: May 17, 2017, 10:34:10 PM »
True that John. Took you long enough. :grin:
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« Reply #2388 on: May 24, 2017, 01:08:51 PM »
Hi All,
I'm John from Stockton on Tees in North East UK. I'm 66, retired from Military and motor industry (only two jobs) and owner of a 2012 V7 Stone which I'm gradually converting from black to silver. I've had this bike since 2012 from new and it's been 100% reliable since MG replaced a lambda probe and a silencer in first few months. It's done a few up and down and sideways trips on my perfect little island and also a trip to Mandello for the 2015 meeting. Always gives a good account of itself even up and down an Alp or ten!
Previous bikes include a 250cc Matchless, Yamaha RD 250 and a Honda CX 500.
I'm looking forward to being amongst your good selves and enjoying the banter, advice, stories and pics.
Regards,
John


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« Reply #2389 on: May 25, 2017, 02:36:37 PM »
Hi All,
I'm John from Stockton on Tees in North East UK. I'm 66, retired from Military and motor industry (only two jobs) and owner of a 2012 V7 Stone which I'm gradually converting from black to silver. I've had this bike since 2012 from new and it's been 100% reliable since MG replaced a lambda probe and a silencer in first few months. It's done a few up and down and sideways trips on my perfect little island and also a trip to Mandello for the 2015 meeting. Always gives a good account of itself even up and down an Alp or ten!
Previous bikes include a 250cc Matchless, Yamaha RD 250 and a Honda CX 500.
I'm looking forward to being amongst your good selves and enjoying the banter, advice, stories and pics.
Regards,
John

Hi John,

Welcome to the mayhem :-)

I had an old Matchy 500 back when I was a young and foolish. Pretty useless I thought then but probably my inability to ride / maintain it properly . Plus the fact it had a bald front tyre & bucked me off once.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2390 on: May 26, 2017, 04:52:04 AM »
Jonathan

Ga. 39. Married. Have two kids

Interests - motorcycles, mtb

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« Reply #2391 on: May 26, 2017, 11:17:11 AM »
My name is Bill & I usually sign "Bill H." because there are so many of us out there.  Started riding in 1955 on a used HD model EL.  Since then I've had singles, twins & fours,both two stroke and four stroke.  I live in the Eastern Panhandle of WV and am retired from AT&T and the US Govt. Federal Technology Service.  Have liked Guzzis since I was a kid and now ride a 2016 Stone II with which I am very satisfied.

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« Reply #2392 on: May 28, 2017, 09:09:01 AM »
Hello,

Scott.

Mechanical engineer, 51 years old.

I have owned Italian cycles since 1992, starting with a 1992 Ducati 851.  I recently purchased a 2014 MG California Custom to go with my 851, 1999 Ducati 996 and 2015 Ducati Monster 1200S.  I have always been a Moto Guzzi fan, as my father has restored quite a few, including a V-7 Sport featured in the May/June 2014 Motorcycle Classics magazine.  After 39 years of riding motorcycles, the 2014 California is my first experience in the "cruiser" world, and I am lovin' it!  Thanks for the forum and I am looking forward to being an active participant!




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« Reply #2393 on: May 28, 2017, 10:58:59 AM »
Brian here. 47 year old machinist from San Jose CA. Picked up a California 1400 custom a few months back and couldn't be happier! I've ridden mostly sporty stuff for the last 30 plus years and I'm amazed at how well the Cali handles every time I get on it!

I have a very similar experience.  After 30 years of sport bikes (Ducatis since 1992), I love the 2014 California Custom I purchased a few weeks back.  I completely agree with your analysis of its handling.
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« Reply #2394 on: May 30, 2017, 06:25:20 PM »
Started riding in 1971 at 15yrs old.Honda 175 for about 2 months,was able to trade that for a '66 BSA Rocket.Have had many bikes since then.Just got my first Guzzi,a V7 II Racer.Absolutely love it so far,but its been raining a lot since I picked it up,only have about 400 miles on it so far in about a month.Live upstate NY,Columbia county,originally from Bklyn NY,retired in '13,moved here in '15.

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« Reply #2395 on: June 01, 2017, 07:01:58 PM »
Oh man, that "sets the date" more than "started riding in 1975 ...".    DEC, volumes of "DECUS Proceedings", Ken Olson, marked-up OS-8 manuals, transition from RT-11 to RSX-11 to 11M to M+ to - and the end of the road ... part of my life for 20 years ....

Welcome!

Lannis

That's great!

I started in ABQ, then was promoted and transferred to Mass. I spent my last 4-5 years in the AI Group in Littleton.

How about you?

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« Reply #2396 on: June 02, 2017, 01:15:45 AM »
Hello,
My name is David. I'm from Prague, Czech Republic. Bought Breva 1100 last year as my first Moto Guzzi and my first motorcycle after more than 15 years. I had only Jawa or CZ before so it's also my first experience with modern bike.

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« Reply #2397 on: June 02, 2017, 04:04:57 AM »
Hello,
My name is David. I'm from Prague, Czech Republic. Bought Breva 1100 last year as my first Moto Guzzi and my first motorcycle after more than 15 years. I had only Jawa or CZ before so it's also my first experience with modern bike.
Wow, bit of a step up from your previous bikes , hope you're enjoy the Breva.

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« Reply #2398 on: June 02, 2017, 06:10:01 AM »
Hi,
Steve from Nelson, New Zealand.

Fitter/turner engineer working for a company making Sequential car and pre unit motorcycle race boxes.

Just clocked 46000 Km on my 08, 1200 Sport. Third bike after a Breva 750 and Kawa W650 since I got back into riding because no one would help me clean the bloody boat.
First bike was a Mountain Goat ! Only people from outside New Zealand get a prize if you have heard of it before.

Think I need to add a T3 to the garage, can anyone help?
Cheers.


   

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« Reply #2399 on: June 02, 2017, 07:08:40 AM »
Hi,
Steve from Nelson, New Zealand.

Fitter/turner engineer working for a company making Sequential car and pre unit motorcycle race boxes.

Just clocked 46000 Km on my 08, 1200 Sport. Third bike after a Breva 750 and Kawa W650 since I got back into riding because no one would help me clean the bloody boat.
First bike was a Mountain Goat ! Only people from outside New Zealand get a prize if you have heard of it before.

Think I need to add a T3 to the garage, can anyone help?
Cheers.


 
Hi Steve,

Welcome aboard, being a kiwi I have seen and ridden a mountain goat. My bro in law had one on his farm way back when.

Cheers

Kev


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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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