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Offline Tatsudoshi

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3240 on: June 11, 2021, 01:40:04 PM »
Good Day Everyone

I am 58 and getting younger by the day, I just wanted to say hello to everyone.
I am the proud new owner of a 2016 MG V7 II Special, she is like new with only 1170kms on the clock when I picked her up,
I have owned a few different motorcycles over the years but this is my first Moto Guzzi, and now that I own one I am realizing that this should have happened a long time ago, she just oozes character, truly an amazing machine.
I am in Calgary Alberta Canada

Take Care and God Bless




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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3241 on: June 11, 2021, 03:21:47 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  Yokoso ite kudasai, masushita!
From the Deep Deep South out in left field.  There are no stupid questions.  There are however stupid people asking questions.  🤣, this includes me.  😉

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3242 on: June 14, 2021, 07:18:47 PM »
Good Day Everyone

I am 58 and getting younger by the day, I just wanted to say hello to everyone.
I am the proud new owner of a 2016 MG V7 II Special, she is like new with only 1170kms on the clock when I picked her up,
I have owned a few different motorcycles over the years but this is my first Moto Guzzi, and now that I own one I am realizing that this should have happened a long time ago, she just oozes character, truly an amazing machine.
I am in Calgary Alberta Canada

Take Care and God Bless





Welcome.

Nice photo of your fine-looking V7.   The red tank is especially fetching livery.

I actually prefer my Stornello (a V7 II like yours) to my my V7 III.  I wish you many miles of smiles.

Bill

P.S.  I turn 74 next month; I view your age as teenage territory.  :grin:
« Last Edit: June 14, 2021, 07:20:03 PM by Iron Cross Junction »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3243 on: June 17, 2021, 12:52:54 AM »
Good morning,

My name is Tim Rodgers from a village called Codnor, in Derbyshire, England.

60 years old and work as a service support tech in a flooring factory.

I own a 1200 Sport 8V (roller tappets) and a 1400 California.

Best wishes,

Tim Rodgers


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3243 on: June 17, 2021, 12:52:54 AM »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3244 on: June 17, 2021, 02:58:54 PM »
Hi, I've just agreed to buy a 96 Sport 1100, my first Guzzi, but Laverda owner since '85. Always liked the look of the Le Mans MK1 and they really do make the best looking cafe racers. Anyway still waiting to have it delivered as the seller was going to get it MOT'd and new tyres fitted, hopefully be here next week.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3245 on: June 18, 2021, 07:59:38 AM »
Dave Mihelcic
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3246 on: June 18, 2021, 12:18:01 PM »
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« Reply #3247 on: June 22, 2021, 10:52:26 AM »
  well...I finally did it. went and drank the (cappuccino flavored) Kool-Aid!
been trolling craigslist for few months now mostly looking for/similar to a v-strom dual sport with nothing in my budget or that got more than a lookee. then up pops the cal-vin looked gorgeous and fairly cheap..got a good look but i graze on...but that bike just got stuck in my head...few days later, listing still there and started researching it (including lurking here till now!) the more i learned the more i like, i am not a harley rider, almost exclusively a honda man. so this Ital. thing is gonna be totally new territory for me. well contacted the seller and turned out to be a 2 owner garage kept bike with 20k miles....darn! i cuold not talk myself out of it, bought it on photos only ( i live in nome 500 air mile from fairbanks AK) $4700. that was june 1. bike arrived friday, with some delay and i am a happy camper. the pics. did not do it justice! will tell story in future posts.
its not the end of the world...but you can see it from here!
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3248 on: June 22, 2021, 05:40:15 PM »
 :thumb: :thumb:
From the Deep Deep South out in left field.  There are no stupid questions.  There are however stupid people asking questions.  🤣, this includes me.  😉

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« Reply #3249 on: June 24, 2021, 02:45:56 PM »
Iím a middle-aged, self-employed motorcycle industrialist living in Southern California.

I am the co-founder and product manager at Biltwell Inc., a small motorcycle parts and riding gear company dedicated to the blue-collar bikerider.


I have a couple Biltwell Gringo helmets.. love them.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3250 on: June 27, 2021, 10:13:54 AM »
N. Paul TonThat
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Buying v85tt - was a Ducatista for many years

Regards,
Paul

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« Reply #3251 on: July 01, 2021, 10:35:38 PM »
Hello all,

Zack from Vancouver, but the other one (in Washington)
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Picked-up a V85TT a few months back that I'm enjoying thoroughly

Glad to join the fun!
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« Reply #3252 on: July 02, 2021, 11:10:12 AM »
Hello all,

Zack from Vancouver, but the other one (in Washington)
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I do computer stuff
Picked-up a V85TT a few months back that I'm enjoying thoroughly

Glad to join the fun!

I was in Vancouver 2 weeks ago for a wedding that was up in Hood River.  Absolutely beautiful area!  Made a trip over to Cannon Beach and up to Astoria and back to Vancouver.  I'll go back there for sure.
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« Reply #3253 on: July 03, 2021, 02:14:54 AM »
I was in Vancouver 2 weeks ago for a wedding that was up in Hood River.  Absolutely beautiful area!  Made a trip over to Cannon Beach and up to Astoria and back to Vancouver.  I'll go back there for sure.

Love Hood River.  I spent last weekend there rafting with friends.  We do have some great scenery up here!  :grin:
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3254 on: July 05, 2021, 02:19:19 PM »
Hello,
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3255 on: July 06, 2021, 05:14:11 PM »


Hi, I am Ian and am aged 74 and live in Northants, UK. I have just bought a 1980 V50 II as I wanted a more civilised bike for Vintage rides. It's only got 24,000 miles on the clock, had some loving owners but been slightly neglected for the last 10 years. I will bring it up to scratch by giving it a full service and fitting some stainless parts. It's a delight to ride.
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« Reply #3256 on: July 06, 2021, 10:57:27 PM »
good morning,

deciding its time to take guzzi lemans 2 out of hibernation
at 58, have a few bikes
employed as a product engineer - rubber mouldings
live in the uk at maryport, cumbria


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3257 on: July 09, 2021, 07:59:08 AM »
I use to rebuild and modify old bikes as an hobby, Now Iím up for making my first Guzzi.
I have bought two of them the first one is an 1980 SP1000 who havenít been at the road for many years, the idea is build some nice classic road racer of this, I went for a couple of wire wheels from a California 1000 who a guy at the island was selling for 250Ä once there, he ask me why I dident take the rest of the bike as well helping him cleaning the garage and so I did, I really donít know yet what I will do with this one, I will pop up something I suppose ..

Cheers from Gran Canaria island 🏝
Jan

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« Reply #3258 on: July 13, 2021, 06:20:34 PM »
Howdy, Iím mew to Moto Guzzi but got my first motorcycle , a Honda trail 90, in 1968. Many bikes, the last 35 years dominated by BMW, but others. Over time lost the affection for BMW Motorrad for many reasons. In early 2020 just before lockdowns I got got rid of the bmws, found  a new 2017 California 1400. Rode it home 350 miles in January to be sure it worked. Now only have about 4kmiles due to reality of the last months, but really really like this motorcycle and, so far, the community. Didnít expect that to be a thing but itís a very nice group. Even just as an mechanical object, just really brings back something those other boys managed to design out and lose somehow. So Iíll be around here looking for answers to this same old questions that have already been answered and asked many times. Iíll be that guy, no doubt. Just saying Iím beyond being shamed.

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« Reply #3260 on: July 17, 2021, 10:33:06 AM »
Been a long time since I was active on a forum. Last was a split between a couple gaming forums and the VTX Owners Association forum.

I recently changed from cruisers to ADV bikes. I moved from an 800 pound VTX 1800 Retro to a CB500X. (with a few years in between.) The 500X was a great little bike but kind of short on the power. I fell in love with the V85TT when it came out. A dealer nearby had a 2020 in stock with 6100 miles. I hit them hard with the usual questions. Why did the last owner trade it in, do they have a tech to work on Moto Guzzi, etc. The prior owner trades in every year for a new bike. Wyoming rancher I think. Their techs are still versed in the MG quarks so they can work on them. Unfortunately due to the Companies' stance on non-dealers(they gave up their contract with Guzzi last year) they are unable to reset the service alert nag. I can live with that. The 30 minute ride home with the nearly new V85 was so much more fun than the ride to get it on the 500X, even with a light rain shower for most of it. Love, love love this bike.

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Age: 57
Occupation: Direct Support Provider for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Also have been a computer tech and builder. Hardware is my friend. Software always tries to kick my ass.  :laugh:
Location: half an hour from Sturgis, the home to one of the most insane biker get togethers you will ever see.

Happy to be here! Look forward to learning more on this model and logging some miles.


 
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3261 on: July 22, 2021, 01:56:34 PM »
Stephen, 70Years, Marshall, Minnesota, 98 V11EV.   
I just made it through the ordeal of bleeding brakes on the V11EV's linked brake system.  At least I hope I have made it.  I finally hooked up a pressure bleeder into the reservoir feed and removed the rear caliper from the frame and hung it upside down.  Whew,  Pedal!  I'm waiting to see if there are more bubbles coming to the top before I reinstall tank and other removed parts.

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« Reply #3262 on: July 25, 2021, 08:44:01 PM »
Calvin,  40 years oldish, Brisbane Australia -  Audace 1400

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« Reply #3263 on: August 02, 2021, 09:05:54 AM »
Hello all,
    I like motorcycles. :drool:

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« Reply #3264 on: August 02, 2021, 03:03:04 PM »
Hi All.  I'm 70 years old and just purchased my 7th 2021 bike for this year, the V7 Centenario.  I remember seeing these V-twins when I was a kid, but never was interested in them, although they were definitely different, but they looked so huge back then, and maybe looked like "old man bikes."  And I NEVER saw one on the road (just like I don't yet today).  But now I'm an "old man" so I guess this is the bike for me.  I had just bought a new Kawasaki W800 and I stumbled upon these bikes online and started researching them, then I HAD to have one (just three weeks after my W800 purchase).  I've GOT to stay off the computer.  It's costing me a fortune.  I just put 250 miles on it since I got it yesterday and my first impression is it has a TON of power, a very unique engine whine, loud clunking in the first 3 gears, and unusual sound and feel when idling.  The downside is, after all my reading reviews and watching videos and everyone bragging about how long-distance comfortable it was and the soft suspension, it actually rides a lot harsher and choppier on these rough NM roads than my W800 does.  And yes, I took off all the pre-load I could on the rear shock (I weigh 127 lbs).  But it feels like a keeper anyway, but probably not my long-distance bike.  Now I've got to find a rear rack for it (dealer says those and the windshields haven't made it to the US yet), a centerstand to aid in maintenance, A HELMET LOCK (this is the second bike (first was Royal Enfield Himalayan) out of my 61 bikes that didn't have a helmet lock.  Doesn't anyone wear helmets anymore?) and a windshield.  My occupation is motorcycle rider!  I live in southern New Mexico.



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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3265 on: August 02, 2021, 04:38:40 PM »
Nice job if you can do it. I spent too much when I tried it. They did make bigger ones than the smallblock V7 line, that's what i ride is the one's you remember. I'll get a bigger one when I grow up. I'm only 67.
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« Reply #3266 on: August 04, 2021, 04:13:27 PM »
Hi, thanks for including me in your forum
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72 Year old lifetime rider
Currently ride 1947 Guzzi GTV, 1956 Sunbeam S8, 2000 Yamaha Roadstar mildly customized.
The GTV is by far my favorite.  :laugh:

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« Reply #3267 on: August 06, 2021, 01:47:14 AM »
Just popped in to say 'Hi', looking to buy a V7 in the near future, I used to have a V50 many years ago and would like a return to a 'proper' motorcycle :)

I'm in the UK, south coast in Dorset.

Currently riding a BMW F800GT, following a long line of previous BMWs

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« Reply #3268 on: August 06, 2021, 01:50:52 AM »
Just popped in to say 'Hi', looking to buy a V7 in the near future, I used to have a V50 many years ago and would like a return to a 'proper' motorcycle :)

I'm in the UK, south coast in Dorset.

Currently riding a BMW F800GT, following a long line of previous BMWs

congratulations.  I hope you get a new V7.  I just bought the V7 Centenario and am going to attend my first Guzzi Rally  on August 19-22 in Datil, New Mexico USA..  So far with with a little over 400 miles I love the bike.  The suspension is a little harsh/choppy on the rough NM roads (my Kawasaki W800 is much better) but I love the sound of the V7 engine.  I hope you get one.  It is a fantastic bike.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3269 on: August 07, 2021, 04:51:53 AM »
Hi, thanks for including me in your forum
Stan Sandstrom Langley BC Canada
72 Year old lifetime rider
Currently ride 1947 Guzzi GTV, 1956 Sunbeam S8, 2000 Yamaha Roadstar mildly customized.
The GTV is by far my favorite.  :laugh:
Welcome aboard Stan, you and your Guzzi will fit right in here - Roy

I have known Stan for many years, he recently sold his 1946 Indian Chief and became owner of this beautiful old girl oozing character out of every pore.
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