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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1170 on: February 21, 2014, 11:48:09 AM »
Hi All,

I am Stephen!

Age:38

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Medical research

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Suzuki Bandit 400 (daily)
Guzzi Le Mans
Yamaha TY

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« Reply #1171 on: February 21, 2014, 02:12:41 PM »
Franc, 46 year, marine engineer, chateauneuf de Grasse, France
Currently driving a victory hammer, Kawasaki kz750 (1981) cafe racer and the reason for joining is that I recently acquired a Guzzi NTX 650 clicker which needs a lot of love and attention.

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« Reply #1172 on: February 22, 2014, 07:35:08 AM »
Franc, 46 year, marine engineer, chateauneuf de Grasse, France
Currently driving a victory hammer, Kawasaki kz750 (1981) cafe racer and the reason for joining is that I recently acquired a Guzzi NTX 650 clicker which needs a lot of love and attention.

Welcome, Franc.

As you already well know, you live in an incredibly beautiful part of the planet.  Too bad there are no good motorcycle roads near you.  ;)

Good luck getting that NTX into concours condition.  Maybe a marine engineer can take it along on sea voyages and work on it when off duty?  ;D

Bill


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« Reply #1173 on: February 23, 2014, 02:44:38 PM »
I'm sorry I should have posted this here on this thread.

http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=67898.0

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1173 on: February 23, 2014, 02:44:38 PM »

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« Reply #1174 on: February 25, 2014, 03:56:37 PM »
Mark Langworthy

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Medina, OH

Inherited a 98 California EV11 from my brother. Haven't been on a bike in 30 years. Plan on having a blast!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1175 on: February 25, 2014, 11:38:58 PM »
Hi all
Scott Ratliff 20 years old
College student (mechanical engineering)
University of Wyoming in Laramie Wyoming
List of bikes:
1980 cb650 (budget bike)
1993 gas gas 250 trials bike
2002 Suzuki sv650 (getting sold to fund the next two this spring)
1964 Norton n15 ( yes it came in 3 different boxes no I'll probably never finish it but I still own a vintage Norton  ;D )
1975 Moto Guzzi 850T bored out to 1000 cc's

When I'm not in the library you can usually find me in the garage or on one of bikes.  :bike

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« Reply #1176 on: February 26, 2014, 01:33:25 AM »
Hi Scott,

Classic bikes at 20.  :bow

Rob

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1177 on: February 26, 2014, 08:50:35 PM »
Hi All!

I've just joined the club and bought myself a 2009 V7 classic with about 20,000 miles. I got it for a song from a guy that had to move abroad suddenly. The bike itself is in outstanding condition, it just has a few things I want to clean up to make it mine. I've spent several months looking through the forums and it looks like I couldn't be in better company. I'm a medical student and though I don't have a lot of time to work on my bike, every moment I get I'm out there riding it around and tweaking things.

Cheers!

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« Reply #1178 on: February 26, 2014, 09:32:49 PM »
Hello folks,

Just this past Friday I bought a 2004 Breva 750 that I had my eye on for all of about 2 weeks lol! I'm a cruiser guy. Have been for a long time. Still have my 2000 Road Star 1600 and plan on riding that plenty, but I wanted something a bit different and boy did I find it in this bike! This is a whole new world for me. I bought my first street bike in 1987 and have been riding ever since, but never anything like this. I'm really enjoying it but still feel like I have a lot to learn about this type of riding. Anyway, for a bike with 32k miles and not a ton of horsepower she sure does have some quicks!



Oh, anyone know of a reasonably priced aftermarket windshield that will fit the 750? I'm spoiled that way and I hate not having one. Thanks!

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« Reply #1179 on: February 27, 2014, 12:40:13 AM »
Hi Scott,

Classic bikes at 20.  :bow

Rob

 I also have a line on a 60s or 70s 650 BSA that I will own someday.... Its owned buy a guy that lives down the street that hoards motorcycles. I'm thinking about talking him into trade some work  for it. He got 5-6 bikes that's need work.... If only.  :P

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« Reply #1180 on: February 27, 2014, 12:51:45 AM »
I also have a line on a 60s or 70s 650 BSA that I will own someday.... Its owned buy a guy that lives down the street that hoards motorcycles. I'm thinking about talking him into trade some work  for it. He got 5-6 bikes that's need work.... If only.  :P

I got mine from a man who hoarded Italian bikes but he let one slip.
He'd ride a British bike to Italy and then swop it for an Italian one and ride it back.

 ;D

Rob

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1181 on: February 27, 2014, 03:32:17 AM »
Hello all
Bob 43 from Newcastle Australia. First moto guzzi I have had.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1182 on: February 27, 2014, 10:59:52 AM »
Hello Everybody
I'm Mark from Yorkshire, England.
58, retired automotive market intelligence specialist. Did a lot of work for Ford Motor Company, Jaguars, Mazda etc.
Hobbies: classic motor-cycles, classic cars (Jaguars), fine wine, carp and pike fishing, trekking (Himalayas), jazz guitar (Gibson 335s), investing, military history, exploring the world, lumber-jacking, doing up old houses....
Born again nervous biker having a late mid-life crisis. At least/last its happened. In my youth had various Hondas, Kawasakis, Suzuki, Laverdas, Ducatis but the most fun I had on any bike was a Bultaco Frontera which I used to "race" in enduros. Found a sharp T3 which looks after me very nicely:

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« Reply #1183 on: March 02, 2014, 05:56:01 AM »
Hi,

I'm Kai from Detmold, Germany, 52 years old.  Coming from 2- stroke Suzukis in the 80's, a XS 650 in the 90's, finally lost my hart 14 years ago to a 1000 S . It has meanwhile 130.000 km on the clock. This winter engine, gear box and rear drive got an overhaul. The second Guzzi in the garage is a 87' Le Mans 1000 which serves as track bike – and keeps me busy since 3 years :-)

The 1000 S:
http://www.shapeloft.com/imageupload/2014/03/02/0/image-214703-8eced036.jpg

The LM 1000:
http://www.shapeloft.com/imageupload/2013/05/21/0/image-157366-f9bd9ebc.jpg

Cheers,
Kai
Spending my free time mostly with these Guzzis

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1184 on: March 02, 2014, 10:36:13 AM »
Hi,

I'm Kai from Detmold, Germany, 52 years old.  Coming from 2- stroke Suzukis in the 80's, a XS 650 in the 90's, finally lost my hart 14 years ago to a 1000 S . It has meanwhile 130.000 km on the clock. This winter engine, gear box and rear drive got an overhaul. The second Guzzi in the garage is a 87' Le Mans 1000 which serves as track bike – and keeps me busy since 3 years :-)

The 1000 S:
http://www.shapeloft.com/imageupload/2014/03/02/0/image-214703-8eced036.jpg

The LM 1000:
http://www.shapeloft.com/imageupload/2013/05/21/0/image-157366-f9bd9ebc.jpg

Cheers,
Kai


Welcome!!  Great photos of your bikes.  I really love the track one, great looking bike, congratulations on it.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1185 on: March 03, 2014, 02:52:45 PM »
Hi All.  My name is Joe and I'm located in Northern VA.  I'm 67 and still working full time as an engineer in the environmental field. I generally commute to work in DC on a motorcycle 9 months a year.  Sold 3 bikes over the last 18 months - Hayabusa, M109R2, DR650SE.  Currently riding a 2011 GSX1250FA and  2014 Thruxton.  Plan to buy a 2013 or 2014 Griso this weekend.   After this purchase I will not buy any bikes until I retire in a few years - at least that's what I told my wonderful wife. 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1186 on: March 03, 2014, 03:45:41 PM »
Hi , Gord from Toronto , Canada .
I'm 51 , a firefighter and my bike is an '08 , 1200 sport . I traded my GS 650 Beemer for this one just before the winter and haven't really ridden it yet . Wanted a Guzzi since the late 70's when I lived in the UK and my sister's friend was on a Le Mans . I had a clapped out RD Yamaha back then .

My new bike has the Lafranconi Step 1 racing kit and I was wondering if anyone else has found any pannier mounts that will fit with this ? Apparently the stock one can't . The high pipes use one of the bracket mounts I believe .


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« Reply #1187 on: March 03, 2014, 04:23:11 PM »
  Plan to buy a 2013 or 2014 Griso this weekend.   After this purchase I will not buy any bikes until I retire in a few years - at least that's what I told my wonderful wife. 

Hi Joe - I'm just recently retired from a job in Bailey's Crossroads & live in Gaithersburg.  I'm curious about where you're going to buy the new Griso?  Maybe you know of a local MG dealer that I'm not familiar with...
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« Reply #1188 on: March 04, 2014, 07:42:10 AM »

Hi All.  My name is Joe and I'm located in Northern VA.  I'm 67 and still working full time as an engineer in the environmental field. I generally commute to work in DC on a motorcycle 9 months a year.  Sold 3 bikes over the last 18 months - Hayabusa, M109R2, DR650SE.  Currently riding a 2011 GSX1250FA and  2014 Thruxton.  Plan to buy a 2013 or 2014 Griso this weekend.   After this purchase I will not buy any bikes until I retire in a few years - at least that's what I told my wonderful wife. 

It's not really a lie ... as I keep telling lying to myself.    ;D

Oh, and welcome, Joe.  Not sure where you are in NOVA (and, as you well know, traffic can make a few miles seem a million), but, if you do not already know about it, here's the announcement from the MGNOC newsletter about the local Guzzi gathering every month:

"VIRGINIA (NORTHERN AREA) DINNER. 2nd Thursday   of each month, 7:30 P .M., at    Tony’s New York   Pizza, 9108 Mathis Avenue, Manassas. 703-330-8109. Tony’s is located in strip mall directly across from the Honda shop in Manassas. Contact: Andrew Culpepper, 540-809-7557. Email: biga@crosslink.net."

A bit out of my range, but might work for you.  And, heck, they may have a support group for wives.  ;D

Best from "the real northern Virginia,"

Bill

Hi Joe - I'm just recently retired from a job in Bailey's Crossroads & live in Gaithersburg.  I'm curious about where you're going to buy the new Griso?  Maybe you know of a local MG dealer that I'm not familiar with...

Winchester Motosports? 

http://www.winchestermotosports.com/

Bill






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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1189 on: March 04, 2014, 12:48:22 PM »
Nathan

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1190 on: March 04, 2014, 04:56:38 PM »


1987 1000 SP2. Yeah, that's not the stock fairing... but I like it.

New to Guzzis. Enduring the learning curve. In love with my new/old Italian girlfriend.

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« Reply #1191 on: March 04, 2014, 06:09:48 PM »
Hi from Sunny but cold Maine.
I am currently a Piaggio BV 250 rider.  It's a great machine but when me and my wife and gear for a weekend camping or outing trip takes place, the BV is really earning it's keep.
I ride all year -even though in Maine, so the BV is what you'd call my Daily Rider.

We both think it's time to go up one, and frankly I'm quite taken with the new V7 Stone - which we are going to look at in the next two weeks.

However, many of my friends and acquaintances are warning me off the Guzzis because of breakdown on the road and no parts for a month fear, as well as lack of service-proficient-people out there.

I'm old enough to have come from the hot rod era and have rebuilt and adjusted and changed enough parts and engines to feel confident in maintaining a machine, but I do want to learn about and hear people-who-are-there's opinion.

I'd also like to get a feel for what to learn quickly, learn about and what to add-to-now items you'd recommend.

Let's call me a blank slate.
Hope this helps you and helps me.
Mike.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1192 on: March 05, 2014, 05:04:15 PM »
Michael from Wisconsin says hello. 51 years old and retired January 3rd 2014. I've had a soft spot for Moto Guzzi's for many years,just never pulled the trigger on one. Been riding motorcycles since I was ten years old....once hooked always hooked. 8)  My current ride is a 2010 Honda VFR 1200F DCT. I am looking at and researching Moto Guzzi's as my next ride or adding one to make a stable of two bikes.  ;D  Looking at the V11's, sport, Le Mans, and even the GT's. This site looks like a great place to gather information. Hope to have a Guzzi in my future. ;-T
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« Reply #1193 on: March 05, 2014, 07:28:50 PM »
Hi from Sunny but cold Maine.

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I ride all year -even though in Maine, so the BV is what you'd call my Daily Rider.

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Welcome ... and  :bow

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1194 on: March 06, 2014, 12:42:24 AM »
Hi from Sunny but cold Maine.
I am currently a Piaggio BV 250 rider.  It's a great machine but when me and my wife and gear for a weekend camping or outing trip takes place, the BV is really earning it's keep.
I ride all year -even though in Maine, so the BV is what you'd call my Daily Rider.

We both think it's time to go up one, and frankly I'm quite taken with the new V7 Stone - which we are going to look at in the next two weeks.

However, many of my friends and acquaintances are warning me off the Guzzis because of breakdown on the road and no parts for a month fear, as well as lack of service-proficient-people out there.

I'm old enough to have come from the hot rod era and have rebuilt and adjusted and changed enough parts and engines to feel confident in maintaining a machine, but I do want to learn about and hear people-who-are-there's opinion.

I'd also like to get a feel for what to learn quickly, learn about and what to add-to-now items you'd recommend.

Let's call me a blank slate.
Hope this helps you and helps me.
Mike.

Welcome Mike, there are also one or two others who ride all the year round but power to you for Maine I understand can get severely cold in the winter months.  :bow
There are many experts here who can help you quickly learn and as you appear to have a hands on approach this will surely help.

 :)

Rob

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #1195 on: March 06, 2014, 02:55:07 PM »
Michael from Wisconsin says hello. 51 years old and retired January 3rd 2014. I've had a soft spot for Moto Guzzi's for many years,just never pulled the trigger on one. Been riding motorcycles since I was ten years old....once hooked always hooked. 8)  My current ride is a 2010 Honda VFR 1200F DCT. I am looking at and researching Moto Guzzi's as my next ride or adding one to make a stable of two bikes.  ;D  Looking at the V11's, sport, Le Mans, and even the GT's. This site looks like a great place to gather information. Hope to have a Guzzi in my future. ;-T

Welcome Michael, there are a few of us Wisconsinites on this forum. Like you I had a soft spot for Guzzi's for years and the Racer finally made me pull the trigger. Lot's of knowledge in the forum, you're in the right place!
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« Reply #1196 on: March 06, 2014, 04:09:30 PM »
New Guzzi owner in Nashville, TN.  Ben; 38; Landscape Architect. I purchased a 2013 Griso last week and am quickly familiarizing myself with it it's quirks/charms.  Unfortunately, I'm a one bike house so I traded in my 2011 Triumph Street Triple.  Before that I had a Honda 599 for several years.  Looking forward to learning the insights and more (or less) of the board.

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« Reply #1199 on: March 09, 2014, 07:44:15 PM »
Greetings; my name is Brendan. I'm 30. I brew beer and tend bar for a living here in San Francisco. I'm new to riding, and a few months ago I bought my first bike, a 1981 Monza.


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