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Offline lcjohnny

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3120 on: October 19, 2020, 02:23:53 AM »
Hi I am new to the Forum - finally purchased a Griso



This is a result of not recovering from a long lasting Guzzi-habit in the last century Spada 1000, V50, Lario (remember those)
Thought i had recovered but here I am!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3121 on: October 23, 2020, 07:24:42 PM »
Mike from Southern Ohio. 65 and retired for several years. I been riding since age 13 and have owned pretty much anything out there over the years. I was always partial to the sport touring bikes, but have had my share of big touring rigs. My wife and I have a Spyder RT that we tour on and my newest solo touring bike is a 2016 V7 II. I love this bike and plan on adding a lot of miles to the 12,000 I currently have on it.



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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3122 on: October 29, 2020, 06:53:53 AM »
Hi everyone, I am new also new here. My name is Adam, I am 33 and I am from Canada. How are you?
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3123 on: October 29, 2020, 12:16:20 PM »
Hi everyone, I am new also new here. My name is Adam, I am 33 and I am from Canada. How are you?

We're fine, thanks ... our river is a little high from all the tropical storm rain we got this morning, but blue skies are due soon and we'll be back on the road.

Are you a "from the past", "got one now (with picture)", or "maybe one of these days and here's what I'm thinking about" Guzzi enthusiast ... ? :thumb:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3123 on: October 29, 2020, 12:16:20 PM »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3124 on: November 03, 2020, 08:44:19 AM »
Hello everyone-
thanks for adding me- My dad recently passed away and left me his beloved 1974 California. he was in the Army for 32 years and bought it new when he was stationed in Italy. I grew up on the back of this bike. I'm looking for some help finding some to help me get it running again. its very close- id like to have a shop finish it. any suggestions?  thanks in advance

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3125 on: November 08, 2020, 09:21:19 AM »
Got your PM.

Update:  Very rare bike. California model All black /white horizontal pin stripes. Euro police buddy seat, chrome radio case, aerodynamic factory bags & mounts. Bag rails & crashbars are all 1 piece, police dash, floorboards, chrome fenders, single hyd front brake, Amal carbs, police model from Italy. Looks like an old bike. It was imported here by his Dad.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3126 on: November 11, 2020, 02:04:09 PM »
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1968 Wards Riverside Benelli 125
1975 Honda 750 - stolen
1978 Yamaha XS650 Special
1979 Honda XL185
1984 Honda Nighthawk 700
1987 BMW R80 - should have kept it
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3127 on: November 13, 2020, 01:41:20 PM »
James Dixon

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

46 years old

2 year old son and an 8 year old daughter.

I recently bought a 2014 V7 racer with 1,900 km's on it.  I haven't been on a motorcycle in 28 years (used to ride my friends Honda Hurricane 600) but my wife finally gave in to my constant begging to buy one.  When I was growing up, a cool dude down the street had a 70's Moto Guzzi that was black with orange stripes on the tank and I loved the way it looked and sounded. I really tried to find a 2014 V7 Special with the same paint scheme but they rarely come up for sale and this v7 racer came up for a good price as winter is coming.   My plan is to buy the required safety equipment over the winter, take lessons in March and hopefully have my license by spring.  I plan to ride occasionally on slower residential roads until I feel comfortable with being on a bike again. 

Looking forward to learning about these cool bikes.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3128 on: November 14, 2020, 08:29:30 AM »
James Dixon

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

46 years old

2 year old son and an 8 year old daughter.

I recently bought a 2014 V7 racer with 1,900 km's on it.  I haven't been on a motorcycle in 28 years (used to ride my friends Honda Hurricane 600) but my wife finally gave in to my constant begging to buy one.  When I was growing up, a cool dude down the street had a 70's Moto Guzzi that was black with orange stripes on the tank and I loved the way it looked and sounded. I really tried to find a 2014 V7 Special with the same paint scheme but they rarely come up for sale and this v7 racer came up for a good price as winter is coming.   My plan is to buy the required safety equipment over the winter, take lessons in March and hopefully have my license by spring.  I plan to ride occasionally on slower residential roads until I feel comfortable with being on a bike again. 

Looking forward to learning about these cool bikes.

You've got a lot going for you on your way to motorcycling Nirvana - a wife who supports you, a good idea of what you want, and a plan to do it safely.   I predict many happy Guzzi miles coming up !

Lannis
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3129 on: November 17, 2020, 07:28:04 AM »
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« Reply #3130 on: November 18, 2020, 12:35:30 PM »
Hi, Thanks for admitting me to the site. Paul Smith 63 retired and living in Glasgow with a Griso 1100, Centauro and Daytona. Cheers

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3131 on: November 22, 2020, 03:20:04 PM »
Hi, Thanks for admitting me to the site. Paul Smith 63 retired and living in Glasgow with a Griso 1100, Centauro and Daytona. Cheers

Got some "interesting" bikes there scoop. :thumb:
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« Reply #3132 on: November 23, 2020, 04:10:10 PM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3133 on: November 24, 2020, 11:09:12 AM »
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« Reply #3134 on: December 01, 2020, 12:33:06 PM »
Just saying hello!

I'm Davey from North East England.

Currently rebuilding a V50 Monza basket case. Been riding for nearly 40 years and always had an interest in Guzzis. Had a 1400 Cali Audace too briefly - long story...] a couple of years ago.

Use a BMW R1150R as my daily ride.

Cheers

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3135 on: December 01, 2020, 01:02:58 PM »
Just saying hello!

I'm Davey from North East England.

Currently rebuilding a V50 Monza basket case. Been riding for nearly 40 years and always had an interest in Guzzis. Had a 1400 Cali Audace too briefly - long story...] a couple of years ago.

Use a BMW R1150R as my daily ride.

Cheers

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Some of the V50 Experts of the Universe frequent this place, so don't hesitate to share experiences or ask questions as the work proceeds ... !!

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« Reply #3136 on: December 01, 2020, 02:16:05 PM »
Some of the V50 Experts of the Universe frequent this place, so don't hesitate to share experiences or ask questions as the work proceeds ... !!

Lannis

Many thanks!

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« Reply #3137 on: December 03, 2020, 10:02:23 AM »
Howdy! Garth here from Calgary, Canada
48 yrs young  :smiley:
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Took the plunge and lifted a '18 MGX-21 back in August...technicall y second hand but with <200 kms that a dealer put on it until they went chapter 5. Had taken notice of the bike at a bike show a couple years ago then honestly forgot about it until I saw the listing. The price for the condition was way too good to pass up. So the first MG I've owned, and 2 late season road trips later, I gotta the 'Fortress is pretty d@mned cool.

Looking forward to learning more about the brand, the bike, and the most effective use of cash on mods to make it the bad a$$ long haul bike I've been after.

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« Reply #3138 on: December 03, 2020, 07:58:49 PM »
Do I have to do this.....OK
Mark from up the street from the Junction'
Just signed up for Medicare.
Furloughed from the concert lighting gig due to pandemic.

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« Reply #3139 on: December 04, 2020, 10:09:54 AM »
What's the worst? Well, you'll figure it out. Welcome Mark, don't buy a smallblock. This is Steve from up the road, I moved and got hitched. Hopefully the breakfast will survive the virus. 
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« Reply #3140 on: December 04, 2020, 07:40:01 PM »
Thanks Steve. Looks like tomorrow will be a no show at the Junction.

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« Reply #3141 on: December 04, 2020, 11:06:47 PM »
I canít believe the powers that be let somebody like motomark in, place is really going down hill fast. :boozing: :boozing:
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« Reply #3142 on: December 06, 2020, 08:26:26 AM »
Hello, and thanks for the add.

My name is David. Iím getting back into riding after about 5 years away and I think the V7iii might suit me. Iím in central MA, which means, I think, that AJís and Seacoast are my dealer options. Iíd welcome any thoughts on that subject.

And on this: Do people run electric clothing (gloves, jacket liner) on the V7? Not sure Iíll be riding as much in cold weather as I did in the past, but some heat on a naked might be nice just the same if the electrics are up to the task.

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Ď96 Kawasaki GPz 1100
Ď92 Kawasaki Zephyr 750
Ď81 Kawasaki GPz 550
Ď76 Honda CB-500

Looking forward to getting acquainted with folks on the forum!

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« Reply #3143 on: December 08, 2020, 09:39:34 AM »
Welcome! I'm fairly new here myself, bought a V7III last Spring. I'm not familiar with AJ's, but I bought mine from Seacoast, sight unseen, and they delivered it to me in Vermont. They've been great to deal with, and I got an excellent deal on a new 2018 holdover.

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« Reply #3144 on: December 08, 2020, 08:21:52 PM »
Hello!  I'm Joe from Missouri & 48 yrs old.  In my teens & 20s I had a lot of different bikes, mostly Japanese sport bikes and 1 Harley.  I took about a 15 year break from bikes after I got married and had 2 kids.  Once the kids were in high school I got the bug again as time was more available since I wasn't running to sports practices & games 5 nights a week and all weekend. 
In 2015 I bought a new Harley Road Glide that I still have and enjoy.  Over the last year I've been getting the bug to get a project bike.  I wasn't looking too hard but was thinking of a Ducati, older Harley, 2 stroke something....  Somehow I stumbled upon Iconic Motorbikes and it brought back the love of all the 90s sport bikes that I had decades ago. 
I always like the looks of the Sport 1100 but really didn't know anything about MG except for what I read in the magazines back in the day.  When I saw the pic of my Guzzi on Iconic, it called out to me.  It had to be saved!  I saw the Miami Vice teal paint and cringed.  This bike had to get a proper Guzzi paint scheme on it.  I'm planning on painting & powder coating over the winter and taking care of some maintenance items. 
Like I said, I'm totally new to Guzzi; so I'll have a lot of questions along the way.

 
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3145 on: December 09, 2020, 08:51:05 AM »
I saw that for sale around here in ATL I think, paint is in the eye of the owner I guess. Not what I would like.
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« Reply #3146 on: December 09, 2020, 09:01:01 AM »
I saw that for sale around here in ATL I think, paint is in the eye of the owner I guess. Not what I would like.
It's actually out of Los Angeles.  I think it's been there since new...at least for the last 18 years as the guy that I bought it from is a prominent lawyer for the Hollywood types and owned it for the last 18 yrs.  He's selling his collection due to some medical issues. 
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« Reply #3147 on: December 09, 2020, 09:55:12 AM »
That is a good looking bike, but I'm not sure I could live with that color long-term.

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« Reply #3148 on: December 09, 2020, 11:19:42 AM »
That is a good looking bike, but I'm not sure I could live with that color long-term.

I don't know.    The more I look at it, the easier it gets.   Not to mention that you'd have the only one in your town state country on earth ...
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« Reply #3149 on: December 09, 2020, 11:46:15 AM »
Hi got my first Guzzi 1400 Touring today, so new to this marque, but I think we will get on fine together.

In the East of England the weather is not good at present but at least I'll have time to get to know her at my leisure.

I know I'll need assistance and guidance from the forum from time to time so you'll need to be patient :wink:


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