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Wildguzzi membership
« on: December 02, 2022, 08:38:14 AM »
We have recently surpassed 22,000 members signing up since the site was rebuilt in 2005. IMHO, that's incredible for such a small hand-built marque. Of course not all are active today, but in total signed up since October, 2005. That's over 100 per month on average.

Give yourselves a hand. When I built this thing, I had one mission in mind; "Provide a virtual campfire for friendly Guzzi/motorcycle discussion with the absence of greed and minimal controversy".

Happy holidays everyone,
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« Last Edit: December 02, 2022, 08:39:22 AM by Luap McKeever »
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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2022, 09:15:43 AM »
Do you want dues now or after new year,post mailing address.

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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2022, 09:20:25 AM »
       Thanks for the kudo's Luap, and Thank you for a forum with such a diverse knowledge base and a cast of characters second to none :bow:

      Now on a serious note fellow Guzzitas, Luap only needs $285.00 to meet the 2022 goal. You know what to do............DONAT E!!

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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2022, 09:24:08 AM »
Thank YOU and the Mods, Luap!  :thumb:
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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2022, 09:31:51 AM »
I'm so glad you and others helped bring this place to fruition! I've certainly found it most helpful and friendly. Quite the cast of characters found here. I salute you! BK

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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2022, 09:49:00 AM »
Just goes to show how much interest Moto Guzzi generates.  I believe that if more multibrand dealerships would also carry Moto Guzzi there would be more people riding Moto Guzzi.  They just don't generate enough revenue for the one brand dealerships unless their customers rely on them for all maintenance and repairs. 

I know I was skeptical about having two Guzzis in the garage instead of staying diversified because if Sloans goes away so will my resale value since many won't consider a bike without dealer support. 
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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2022, 09:56:43 AM »
Thanks Luap and Danny for keeping the lights on and keeping us all in line!  :thumb:
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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2022, 10:15:08 AM »
Do you want dues now or after new year,post mailing address.

We don't have "dues" here. We do accept donations though. Here's all the information you need.

https://www.wildguzzi.com/donations.htm

Thanks Luap and Danny for keeping the lights on and keeping us all in line!  :thumb:

My pleasure. We have a great moderator team for sure. All of them.

Just goes to show how much interest Moto Guzzi generates.  I believe that if more multibrand dealerships would also carry Moto Guzzi there would be more people riding Moto Guzzi.  They just don't generate enough revenue for the one brand dealerships unless their customers rely on them for all maintenance and repairs. 

I know I was skeptical about having two Guzzis in the garage instead of staying diversified because if Sloans goes away so will my resale value since many won't consider a bike without dealer support. 

For sure. I'm sillily still daydreaming about a big block, water cooled Moto Guzzi with tons of technology.

« Last Edit: December 02, 2022, 10:18:59 AM by Luap McKeever »
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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2022, 10:29:45 AM »
Fantastic news and a direct reflection on how well the site is managed. 

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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2022, 10:57:49 AM »
Im humbled to be a small part of such of a great world wide organization.

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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2022, 11:14:28 AM »
Thanks Luap and Mods!   Even though my Guzzi days are *probably* behind me  :lipsrsealed:, I always look forward to news about my amigos and my favorite motorcycles.


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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2022, 11:22:35 AM »
We have recently surpassed 22,000 members signing up since the site was rebuilt in 2005. IMHO, that's incredible for such a small hand-built marque. Of course not all are active today, but in total signed up since October, 2005. That's over 100 per month on average.

Give yourselves a hand. When I built this thing, I had one mission in mind; "Provide a virtual campfire for friendly Guzzi/motorcycle discussion with the absence of greed and minimal controversy".

Happy holidays everyone,
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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2022, 12:17:11 PM »
Pretty sure I remember a message board or something prior to 2005; 2002 or so????

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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2022, 12:27:23 PM »
Pretty sure I remember a message board or something prior to 2005; 2002 or so????
He did say REBUILT in 2005.

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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2022, 12:40:24 PM »
He did say REBUILT in 2005.
Indeed he did. what I get for the lousy eyesight and not taking my time??????????

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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2022, 01:21:50 PM »
You guys do a great job, keep up the good work.
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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2022, 02:06:16 PM »
Thank you for giving us a place to hang out!!  Ive been here for many years, but most inactive because I had not goten my Guzzi yet. I was a huge fan so I signed up, and learned all I could about them,
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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2022, 03:02:17 PM »
Way to go Luap et al!
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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2022, 03:06:12 PM »
Thanks to all on the W.G. team.  Fantastic.

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« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2022, 08:10:00 PM »
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« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2022, 10:30:22 PM »
Kudos and gratitude for building this village Luap.  I came for the tips and stayed for the friendship.
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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2022, 08:30:52 AM »
Many years ago I had a Guzzi & a Beemer , I kept the BMW 7 sold the Guzzi  . Now Ive got 2 Guzzis & no BMW  and Im happier. The Guzzi community is similar to what the BMW group used to be , low pressure & fun . A lot of the roundel fans seem to be swept up in the corporate image movement. God bless em. Guzzis have put the fun back in riding for me anyhow & Im putting more miles on than before . See ya on the road  :thumb:

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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2022, 08:52:05 AM »
Thanks & congrats Luap & moderators!  I enjoy WGC, it has been very helpful to me since 2010 when I got my first MG.
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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2022, 10:23:45 AM »
A comfortable place to come to over the years.

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« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2022, 10:26:00 AM »
Agreed many times over.
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Re: Wildguzzi membership
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2022, 10:37:07 AM »
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Thank YOU and the Mods, Luap!  :thumb:

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« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2022, 08:15:34 PM »
Great news. Appreciate this as a resource to figure stuff out and provide a good laugh.

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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2022, 06:13:22 AM »
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« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2022, 06:45:46 AM »
Congratulations, Luap and team...and well done! :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing:
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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2022, 07:02:40 AM »
 "The Guzzi community is similar to what the BMW group used to be , low pressure & fun ."

This quote says exactly what I felt at my first Guzzi Rally.  I was into Beemers until my first Guzzi in 2017.  I went to many BMW rallies.  In the late 90s and early 2000s, it was normal to see a lot of air heads and their owners.  Many were pretty colorful and road experienced characters.  Some of the bikes were pretty experienced and colorful too. Many riders came from the trades, especially machining and repair work.  As a result, some beautiful home made trailers and other items were around to see.  Also, it was a normal sight to see someone under a tree with his bike pulled apart.  The T-shirt said "simple by design".  Of course, there were always the newer oil head bikes as well and some bricks too.  I noticed it starting to change after the 2005 model year when, for one, the prices took a big jump.  We all now know that $25,000-$30,000 bikes are becoming common.  You can only fix these bikes with credit cards.  So, along with this, the rally attendees are also a different group now and many of those riders from that earlier time have aged out (or moved on the Moto Guzzi).

My first MG Rally was like a return to those earlier, more fun BMW days.  Several bikes in stages of tear down.  Lots of experienced riders.  Many really fun and unusual bikes. Lots of outgoing friendly people.  I think it really jump started my rallying interest. 

This group is like what the originators wanted, a virtual rally that makes my riding much more fun and gets me through non-riding weather and for which I am incredibly thankful.
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