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Offline Bigedf150

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3270 on: August 09, 2021, 07:53:39 AM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3271 on: August 11, 2021, 10:57:31 AM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3272 on: August 11, 2021, 01:11:44 PM »
Graham
35 now? Geez I'm getting old.  :grin:
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I remember when I was 35... 35 years ago.  I never thought I was getting old at that age.  Now at 70 I can see the shadow of the bearded guy with the Scythe standing behind me.  But I can still outrun him and I still have a garage full of motorcycles and I ride every day.  It keeps you young.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3273 on: August 11, 2021, 06:02:43 PM »
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Just got a 2020 V7 Stone S a few months ago

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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 #3274 on: August 11, 2021, 09:30:29 PM »
Hello all,

Chris, 61, CMM programmer, NW Indiana

Will post my Guzzi backstory in discussion forum...
« Last Edit: August 11, 2021, 09:57:53 PM by Vi Carious »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3275 on: August 11, 2021, 11:06:37 PM »
Hello all,

Chris, 61, CMM programmer, NW Indiana

Will post my Guzzi backstory in discussion forum...

One more year and you can retire and ride your bike all the time!
Owned 61 motorcycles.  Currently 6 in my garage.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3276 on: August 11, 2021, 11:53:38 PM »
Hi All,
My name is Warrick and I live and reside in Perth Western Australia.
I have owned many motor cycles over my 52 years on this planet. Most memorable are a Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 and also a bevel drive Ducati 1978 SS.
I have just purchased a customised LeMans III and am looking forward to getting back on an air cooled V twin.
I am sure I will have a few questions for the forum as I begin my new relationship with Moto Guzzi.
Thanks in advance for the wisdom that resides on these pages.
Regards Warrick.






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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3277 on: August 12, 2021, 10:16:07 AM »
Hi All,
My name is Warrick and I live and reside in Perth Western Australia.
I have owned many motor cycles over my 52 years on this planet. Most memorable are a Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 and also a bevel drive Ducati 1978 SS.
I have just purchased a customised LeMans III and am looking forward to getting back on an air cooled V twin.
I am sure I will have a few questions for the forum as I begin my new relationship with Moto Guzzi.
Thanks in advance for the wisdom that resides on these pages.
Regards Warrick.







Tell us about the LeMans.  What year is it?  HOw many miles are on it?  Do you know how many owners it's had?
Owned 61 motorcycles.  Currently 6 in my garage.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3278 on: August 18, 2021, 07:30:41 PM »
My new Guzzi is a 1982 Lemans III. I think I am the third owner. The previous owner did the mods that you can see in the images.

Borani spoked wheels

Lemans I tank

38mm Marzocchi forks

Agostini rear sets

Custom stainless exhaust

Custom seat

Custom dash.

It rides beautifully and looks like a cross between a 1000S and a Lemans I. My 2 favourite Guzziís. Looking forward to chatting more about Guzziís on the forum.

Regards Warrick.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3279 on: August 18, 2021, 11:23:34 PM »
Justin
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Couple pics from a journey this past weekend - thanks for having me.
 





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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3280 on: August 20, 2021, 08:32:17 PM »
Justin
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Couple pics from a journey this past weekend - thanks for having me.
 






Welcome, Justin.

Nice job, pix, & Norge.

Are you in Nelson County?  My "grandfolks" started there vic. Pottinger's Creek c.1785.  Moved to Daviess County c.1830.

I'll be back next week for my [gasp; year deleted!  :clock:] DCHS high-school reunion; then again in late September for my semiannual "mutton run" to St. Mary's (Whitesville) picnic.  Will do a cameo at Ky. Guzzi rally on way there, then run back through New Hope and "Old Catholic Country" environs on way back.

See, e.g., this of a previous mutton run:

https://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/Men-Motorcycles-Mutton/n-GRNH7j

Hope to see you then or some other day along the way.

Best wishes,

Bill


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2010 Griso [GRISO]
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3281 on: August 20, 2021, 09:20:49 PM »
Hello, I'm a returning Guzzi owner, though not much of a Guzzi rider.  I raced for 46 years (MX, trials, and RR) and seldom rode on the street. 

I had about 100 miles on a friend's V7 Sport (purchased from Rissman Motors in Albuquerque, NM) in the early 1970s, a mile or so on another friend's lightly modded V50 Monza, and then a couple of miles on a V65SP I bought that proved to be suffering from terminal clutch slip.

In 1993 I bought a lightly crashed/singed 1979 1000SP as a project.  As is the case with many of my projects, it was quickly turned into a safe (i.e. non-running) motorcycle while I schemed on what I wanted to do with it.  Over the next nearly 20 years it sat in storage while various work was (or was not) done and parts were accumulated.  I sold it to a friend at the end of 2010 who continued the scheming/accumulation process.  There were some issues with outside supplier work that had him stymied and he lost interest, and I've just bought the project back from him.  I guess it has been a long enough time that I'm now interested in it again. 

It would be nice to get the big Guzzi going, but there's still a fair bit of work to do and the fiddling process is often enough to satisfy me.  So I'm working on new grandiose plans for the bike, and hopefully it will actually be done (enough) to ride some day.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3282 on: August 21, 2021, 10:38:34 PM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3283 on: August 22, 2021, 04:41:53 AM »
Appreciate the kind words and warm welcome, Bill.

Thank you for sharing the travelogue pictures - looks like an excellent journey with good times and food to be had. Spied a few nice beverage selections in there as well!

I'm a few counties east of Nelson, about an hour south of Lexington. I'll send you my number via PM - if you need a hand with anything as you're passing thru the area, or just want to drop in along the way, don't hesitate to reach out. Never would have imagined there would be an honest-to-goodness Moto Guzzi rally so close to here up in Frankfort! Hopefully will be able to make a visit this year.

Safe travels!

Welcome, Justin.

Nice job, pix, & Norge.

Are you in Nelson County?  My "grandfolks" started there vic. Pottinger's Creek c.1785.  Moved to Daviess County c.1830.

I'll be back next week for my [gasp; year deleted!  :clock:] DCHS high-school reunion; then again in late September for my semiannual "mutton run" to St. Mary's (Whitesville) picnic.  Will do a cameo at Ky. Guzzi rally on way there, then run back through New Hope and "Old Catholic Country" environs on way back.

See, e.g., this of a previous mutton run:

https://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/Men-Motorcycles-Mutton/n-GRNH7j

Hope to see you then or some other day along the way.

Best wishes,

Bill

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3284 on: August 22, 2021, 05:44:12 AM »
Appreciate the kind words and warm welcome, Bill.

Thank you for sharing the travelogue pictures - looks like an excellent journey with good times and food to be had. Spied a few nice beverage selections in there as well!

I'm a few counties east of Nelson, about an hour south of Lexington. I'll send you my number via PM - if you need a hand with anything as you're passing thru the area, or just want to drop in along the way, don't hesitate to reach out. Never would have imagined there would be an honest-to-goodness Moto Guzzi rally so close to here up in Frankfort! Hopefully will be able to make a visit this year.

Safe travels!

Responded to your PM.  You get up mighty early ... or stay up late.   :wink:

Go here -- https://mgnoc.com/rally_calendar.html -- and scroll down to late September for details of the Kentucky event.

I'm still trying to decide which Guzzi in my moto-harem gets the nod for that event.  :grin:

Bill

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3285 on: August 23, 2021, 01:28:29 PM »
Hi all,
My name is Ted and I live in Altadena, CA. I've just acquired my first Guzzi- '75 850T. I've owned plenty of old and new, Japanese, British, Italian but never a Moto Guzzi. I have to say I'm really chuffed over this one. I can't stop looking at it. And the crank torque reaction along with the drive shaft jacking effect- you should see me wobbling along the driveway before I set off. I love it.

I got it from a guy in WI who did me a solid by taking care of the cylinders and other issues before shipping it off to me. Since I got it a few weeks ago I've put lower bars on it and added new switches; Greg Bender wiring adapters and relay kit; F09 caliper; seat; tank lined (excellent place in North Hollywood); and PWK 34 carbs (VHB's were missing too many parts). 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3286 on: August 27, 2021, 08:39:53 AM »
Hi, Stefan from the Netherlands. 35 years old and I work in IT.
Bought my V65C for 150euros from my father in law.

Besides having to fix a lot of things (everything made out of rubber for example) also in the proces of rebuilding/modding it to my liking.

Also ride a Honda CX500 in prestine condition.

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« Reply #3287 on: August 28, 2021, 01:01:09 PM »
Hi. Roy from Scotland.  Retired Telecoms/IT engineer.
Found myself owning a 1971 V7 special one day.  Got the Guzzi vibe and traded my Triumph Tiger for a Stelvio.  Liked the V twin and the shaft drive but it was a heavy beast, so when the V85 appeared I got one as soon as poss.  Then came lockdown...
And some classic Triumphs to keep me busy in the workshop.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3288 on: August 30, 2021, 10:48:39 AM »
Hi
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New to site and MG,  2012 Stelvio NTX
Any Stelvio owners on southern VI?

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3289 on: September 01, 2021, 01:41:32 PM »
Hello All!

Newbie here, not with bikes!

Riding since 12 yrs old, now I am 58 yrs young!

Owned bikes from MX dirt to asphalt race tracks.

In total about 50 different in the beginning they were Japanese nowadays more Euro made and lately mainly Italian.

Today,
'98-03 RSVmille
'00-08, Husaberg 450
'08 Stelvio 4V
'13 RSV4 aprcFactory

Thank You!
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3290 on: September 06, 2021, 12:14:11 PM »
Greetings WildGuzzi members,

Iíve been delinquent not posting the intro before participating. Very appreciative of this forum and the info available.

Iíve been riding since a teen in the Ď70s, first on dualsport bikes, then on streetbikes, and since the early Ď90s and still, off road.

Lifelong resident of the Albany NY, area.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3291 on: September 14, 2021, 08:10:24 AM »
Hi, this is Ambassador Dreamer,
It's been quite a few years since I've been on. But, I decided to come back.
I had dreams of purchasing a Guzzi for years, but had put that aside due to pressure from family.

Now, I finally gave into my dream to ride a Guzzi.
So, I'm  about to purchase a 2021 V7 from a dealer near me.

The only thing is, I'm not a big fan of the new branded digital speedometer and headlight.

With that being said,  can I switch them out later?

 Probably a silly question , but this is coming from a Crusty Newbie.
Thanks

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« Reply #3292 on: September 14, 2021, 09:58:57 AM »
Sorry, I fogot to mention my name and age. My name is James Garcia l Live in So. Carolina. I'm 53 now and just wanting to get riding on a Guzzi. It's been a desire of mine for quite a few years. I unfortunately put my dreams aside, but now I am moving forward with this dream. Just got to make time to take the DMV motorcycle permit test and set a date for the MSF course. I know, I'm probably a bit up there to do this, vut I really feel the urge. Could it be Mid-life crisis?
Maybe..... :)

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« Reply #3293 on: September 14, 2021, 04:25:11 PM »
Sorry, I fogot to mention my name and age. My name is James Garcia l Live in So. Carolina. I'm 53 now and just wanting to get riding on a Guzzi. It's been a desire of mine for quite a few years. I unfortunately put my dreams aside, but now I am moving forward with this dream. Just got to make time to take the DMV motorcycle permit test and set a date for the MSF course. I know, I'm probably a bit up there to do this, vut I really feel the urge. Could it be Mid-life crisis?
Maybe..... :)
Some call is a Mid-Life Awakening!! 
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3294 on: September 18, 2021, 09:28:35 PM »
  Iím kinda retired. Started riding again in 2014 after 30 years off. I kept riding by the Guzzi dealer on my old Honda ST 1100 on my way to the Honda repair guy and though Iíd never heard of Moto Guzzi decided to stop by. I ended up joining the club and by 2015 found myself riding my own 2014 California Custom. I think I have about 60,000 miles or so on motorcycles since starting again.
 We no longer have a Guzzi dealer here in Portland so I guess that makes me an orphan. We have a great club though.

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« Reply #3295 on: September 20, 2021, 05:33:52 AM »
Hi

I'm Dave,

I'm 51 and living in Hamburg, but originally from the UK.

I had a Guzzi 1000sp years ago and fancy getting another (having tried other motorcycles).
It was a good bike but it ended up in an minor accident, that for some reason the insurance wanted to write the bike off for.

I am thinking of getting either a v65sp or a police T5. I am a bit worried that the v65sp will be too cramped & uncomfortable, and that the T5 will have the same rock hard suspension my 1000sp had.

Cheers

Dave

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« Reply #3296 on: September 21, 2021, 09:39:21 AM »
Hi
I'm Max , in my early 30's, from New Jersey. I have been riding a few years and had a few motorcycles in the past.
I am looking into purchasing a Moto Guzzi as a secondary bike and to teach my wife to ride. I have considered many other models (triumphs,hondas) and landed on MGV7. Going to see one nearby today.

I also currently own a BMW S1000R and a Carbon Diavel.

Thanks

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« Reply #3297 on: September 21, 2021, 02:32:52 PM »
Bob Hand

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I like and brand
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3298 on: September 25, 2021, 07:21:43 AM »


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3299 on: September 27, 2021, 02:39:31 AM »
Hi Everyone

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