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Title: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: kballowe on April 16, 2021, 05:59:07 AM
How many 1400's are on this forum ?

I've had an on again/off again love affair with these bikes.

Pictures, anyone  ?

Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Moparnut72 on April 16, 2021, 10:51:09 AM
Here's mine.


(https://i.ibb.co/jh8BPCd/IMG-20190726-143019975-HDR.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jh8BPCd)


kk
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: moto-uno on April 16, 2021, 11:15:01 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/HFhK36j/Bronica-FP4-Fall2020009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HFhK36j)

From a trip to Squamish last fall . Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: OldMojo on April 16, 2021, 11:37:04 AM
Here are two!

From the old Germantown breakfast.


(https://i.ibb.co/bQ8t5ZM/Cali-1400s.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bQ8t5ZM)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: rtbickel on April 16, 2021, 12:17:12 PM
Here is mine.  A true mile eater.  I loved everything about this bike except its sheer bulk.  It was my first and only "bagger".  I traded in for a V85.
(https://i.ibb.co/sjpKr8L/1400-Touring.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sjpKr8L)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: leroy_can on April 16, 2021, 12:39:46 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/48cFVws/bags-on-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/48cFVws)
  No Bulk but still a bagger. Hopefully it qualifies. Somehow my picture didn't upload last time
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: rtbickel on April 16, 2021, 01:13:26 PM
Well, there's bagger and "bagger".  The V85 could be called a pannier-er.
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: kballowe on April 16, 2021, 01:33:00 PM
Here's one of mine (past)

2014 California Custom 1400


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51118467867_4b1d4bddf5_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Jorg66 on April 16, 2021, 01:57:47 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/Kzx4r0q/IMG-0620.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Kzx4r0q)

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" V Power" from MB in Cdn.  :bike-037:
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: OldMojo on April 16, 2021, 03:17:56 PM
Here's one of mine (past)

2014 California Custom 1400


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51118467867_4b1d4bddf5_b.jpg)

Wow - the tree really emphasizes the "split line" down the middle of the bike. It almost looks like a photoshop of two bikes!

It's the thing which cannot be unseen.

It would have taken no design effort at all to sweep the side cover up in front and break it up nicely. That's literally the only problem I have with these bikes aesthetically. I'm fine with the tank cutouts, the oddly shaped headlight, and whatever else people have nitpicked about.

But I have to actively ignore that line.

It's like I'm dating an Italian supermodel with a wart on her nose. She's smokin' hot, but "Turn to the left a bit dear, the man wants to take our picture"  :grin:
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: DougG on April 16, 2021, 04:21:58 PM
Hi All,                                                                                                                                             4-16-21


(https://i.ibb.co/HBKbMPB/IMG-Guzzi-on-BRP.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HBKbMPB)


This is Mona and me on the Blue Ridge Parkway last May.

Be well, stay well,
DougG
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Huzo on April 16, 2021, 04:45:37 PM
Hi All,                                                                                                                                             4-16-21


(https://i.ibb.co/HBKbMPB/IMG-Guzzi-on-BRP.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HBKbMPB)


This is Mona and me on the Blue Ridge Parkway last May.

Be well, stay well,
DougG
Thatís artsy. Nice shot, whatís the process ?
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: DougG on April 16, 2021, 05:42:31 PM
Hi Huzo,                                                                     4-16-21

I sometimes ride with a BMW club out of Asheville, North Carolina.  One of the members is a photographer who knows the route, rides on ahead and snaps photos of all who ride by.  He gives them away to anyone who is interested. 

Great guy...very talented.

Be well, stay well,
DougG
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: elvisboy77 on April 16, 2021, 06:03:35 PM
Beautiful bikes, now I miss my Eldo!   Thanks for posting these.
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Bulldog9 on April 16, 2021, 10:17:10 PM
Had this for 9 months, sold and replaced with a 1200 Sport and Convert, and bought Tesla Stock with the rest..... MUCH more happier.....

Despite upgrading the luggage capacity and a few other upgrades, I never grew attached, or liked it much.



(https://i.ibb.co/p3Gt0Xh/IMG-20191011-171604335.jpg) (https://ibb.co/p3Gt0Xh)

(https://i.ibb.co/YbMM3c0/IMG-20191011-171611706.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YbMM3c0)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: kballowe on April 17, 2021, 04:48:46 AM
This one was certainly a mile eater. 

 :bike-037:

 :boozing:


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51118466192_ea754dcfac_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: leroy_can on April 17, 2021, 10:47:34 AM
Wow - the tree really emphasizes the "split line" down the middle of the bike. It almost looks like a photoshop of two bikes!

It's the thing which cannot be unseen.

It would have taken no design effort at all to sweep the side cover up in front and break it up nicely. That's literally the only problem I have with these bikes aesthetically. I'm fine with the tank cutouts, the oddly shaped headlight, and whatever else people have nitpicked about.

But I have to actively ignore that line.

It's like I'm dating an Italian supermodel with a wart on her nose. She's smokin' hot, but "Turn to the left a bit dear, the man wants to take our picture"  :grin:
   No kidding,that's exactly what hit me, my first thought was photo-shop. The tree totally makes it happen
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: DougG on April 17, 2021, 12:01:52 PM
Hi K,                                                                           4-17-21

That's one purdy bike.  I have a '17 just like it.  Mine has Koso heated grips, back carrier, led driving lights, a pony (1.5) gal roto cast tank in the right pannier and is just barely broken in (5,200 mi).  It gets a lot of attention whenever I stop somewhere...

         "What kind of a Gold Wing is that?",  "Wow, what did you do that Harley?",  "Yeah, I thought that was a Moto Guzzi.  Only the second one I've ever seen".  And my favorite..."Where was that made?  No, I mean, what planet?"

Be well, stay well,
DougG
P.S.  The pic I posted above is me on my '15 Touring.
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Ncdan on April 17, 2021, 01:50:33 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/j69Q4Cv/E39896-D2-ACB5-45-B1-AA4-D-AC40-EC071-A17.jpg) (https://ibb.co/j69Q4Cv)

My X, itís was like having an affair with a Winch😂
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: dte8dom on April 17, 2021, 02:06:34 PM
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(https://i.ibb.co/vD0VnR4/IMG-2063.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vD0VnR4)
 
smile every time I ride it.
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: roadventure on April 17, 2021, 02:08:45 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/Jx74ptK/704-18.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Jx74ptK)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: DougG on April 17, 2021, 03:20:08 PM
Hi Dan,                                                                                                            4-17-21

Yup, I followed your (mis)adventures with your TPS...not good.   It made me aware of the potential issue on my bike.  I got the "dread red triangle" a few times but cycling the ignition took care of the problem.  I guess I was lucky.  Mona never left me on the side of the road.  The '17 never seems to act up.  Different TPS fly by wire.
Life do go on.

Be well, stay well,
DougG
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Ncdan on April 17, 2021, 05:46:15 PM
Hi Dan,                                                                                                            4-17-21

Yup, I followed your (mis)adventures with your TPS...not good.   It made me aware of the potential issue on my bike.  I got the "dread red triangle" a few times but cycling the ignition took care of the problem.  I guess I was lucky.  Mona never left me on the side of the road.  The '17 never seems to act up.  Different TPS fly by wire.
Life do go on.

Be well, stay well,
DougG
Good to hear from you Doug!
Thanks would definitely revisit a 2017-18 1400. It was the sweetest motor on any motorcycle Iíve ever owned. Itís most definitely a mile muncher!
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Harry H on April 18, 2021, 12:16:54 AM
Here is mine sitting still going really fast.


(https://i.ibb.co/dtjYNFF/Eldorado-radial-blur.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dtjYNFF)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: mmcwhitehead on April 18, 2021, 06:40:43 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/2nMS0Vn/Cali-1400-Tour-DSC1844.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2nMS0Vn)

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2014 1400 Touring
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Ncdan on April 18, 2021, 07:54:13 AM
Just curious Kev, whatís your motivation for this thread in the first place, want to come clean????🤔😂😂😂😂
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: kballowe on April 18, 2021, 08:13:22 AM
Just curious Kev, whatís your motivation for this thread in the first place, want to come clean????🤔😂😂😂😂


Enzo Miller @ Cadre Cycle in Cincinnati had this last, lonely, motorcycle that was in serious need of a loving home.

A 2020 Eldorado..... it was like the sirens calling the sailing ships onto the rocks - and this one called to me. 
Haven't actually picked it up just yet.   

How could I resist ?

Yes, it is STILL calling to me.

 :bike-037:


(https://i.ibb.co/vJcHL3G/Screenshot-20210416-195747.png) (https://ibb.co/vJcHL3G)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: JJ on April 18, 2021, 10:32:19 AM
Of all the 1400's, I always liked the AUDACE best!! :thumb: :boozing: :bow: :cool: :wink: :smiley:


(https://i.ibb.co/42hM6SR/Screen-Shot-2021-04-18-at-8-31-16-AM.png) (https://ibb.co/42hM6SR)


Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Joliet Jim on April 18, 2021, 05:57:49 PM

Enzo Miller @ Cadre Cycle in Cincinnati had this last, lonely, motorcycle that was in serious need of a loving home.

A 2020 Eldorado..... it was like the sirens calling the sailing ships onto the rocks - and this one called to me. 
Haven't actually picked it up just yet.   

How could I resist ?

Yes, it is STILL calling to me.

 :bike-037:


(https://i.ibb.co/vJcHL3G/Screenshot-20210416-195747.png) (https://ibb.co/vJcHL3G)


Don't you already have an Eldo?
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: kballowe on April 19, 2021, 06:50:34 AM
Don't you already have an Eldo?

I had a 2016 Eldorado, but now it is gone.  I missed it so much that I had to get another one.
 :bike-037:


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50527083018_7b3ec6ab4d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: vintagehoarder on April 19, 2021, 07:12:22 AM
Love Mine!!

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ssGQxns/0/M/i-ssGQxns-M.jpg) (https://curtedwards.smugmug.com/2014-Moto-GUzzi-California-Touring/i-ssGQxns/A)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: motorcop on April 19, 2021, 08:10:58 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/0nRFYwx/20200924-094256.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0nRFYwx)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Indypikes on April 20, 2021, 01:13:35 AM
Love my 2016 Eldo.

(https://i.imgur.com/QCesUNp.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Bulldog9 on April 20, 2021, 12:55:09 PM
Love my 2016 Eldo.

(https://i.imgur.com/QCesUNp.jpg)

Somehow, I think if I had bought this rather than the MGX Batmobile, I would still have a 1400............ Maybe again someday. Beautiful bike..........
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: LowRyter on April 20, 2021, 09:31:02 PM
I had a 2016 Eldorado, but now it is gone.  I missed it so much that I had to get another one.
 :bike-037:


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50527083018_7b3ec6ab4d_b.jpg)

Did you really? 
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: jsilva on April 22, 2021, 03:30:35 PM
2017 California Touring. Nero Gentleman.
(https://i.ibb.co/9bVP1G9/IMG-4775.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7nRhZbJ)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: kballowe on April 23, 2021, 04:26:42 AM
Did you really?

Yes.
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: blu guzz on April 23, 2021, 06:31:05 AM
now you fellows are making me miss my former blue guzz. 
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: moto-uno on April 23, 2021, 07:04:46 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/7g277KG/20210421-125611.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7g277KG)

They don't call it the great white north for nothing ! Made me glad for my heated vests and grips I'll tell you .
Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: lad on April 23, 2021, 03:58:57 PM
where do you feel the difference between a 14 and an 11? iíd like to upgrade to it could be just motorcycle syndrome
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: moto-uno on April 23, 2021, 04:26:01 PM
  If I said everywhere , would that make me a jerk :) . Peter
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: LowRyter on April 23, 2021, 06:28:59 PM
everywhere
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: kballowe on April 23, 2021, 07:19:09 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/sKWdRY7/PXL-20210423-222128157-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sKWdRY7)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: et18 on April 23, 2021, 08:04:38 PM
Kevin, congrats on the new Eldo, it's beautiful.

Honestly, with the exception of Luap and Dan I don't know why anyone would sell one of these, it seems pretty close to perfect to me.  Here's mine a couple months ago with a heated Corbin seat w/ backrest, the cheaper top box and about 10 lbs of authentic Ohio road salt.  It's much cleaner now but this picture was handy.

(https://i.ibb.co/s1B00jv/image.png)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Kiwi Dave on April 23, 2021, 08:20:03 PM
This is the 2nd one I bought off Todd Eagan of Guzzitech.


(https://i.ibb.co/4tMGqtY/Cali-1400-Burgundy.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4tMGqtY)


The first one was silver purchased in the USA 08 May 2013 (and I claim to be the first!).  It had a shite silver paint job, which was applied too thick.  When I got it home to NZ I repainted it and then swapped the Emperor's new clothes on to the one I purchased from Todd.

I still own both.
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Taso on April 26, 2021, 05:59:33 PM
2016 Audace
(https://i.ibb.co/nnSJPbs/20201213-142802.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nnSJPbs)

(https://i.ibb.co/W6bSPmB/20200702-101635.jpg) (https://ibb.co/W6bSPmB)
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Ncdan on April 26, 2021, 08:16:50 PM
Kevin, congrats on the new Eldo, it's beautiful.

Honestly, with the exception of Luap and Dan I don't know why anyone would sell one of these, it seems pretty close to perfect to me.  Here's mine a couple months ago with a heated Corbin seat w/ backrest, the cheaper top box and about 10 lbs of authentic Ohio road salt.  It's much cleaner now but this picture was handy.

(https://i.ibb.co/s1B00jv/image.png)
Beautiful bike ET! If I ever run into a 2017 black El Dorado I may own another, as long as the TPS is not under the tank😂😂
Title: Re: Show Us Your 1400's
Post by: Brobro on April 28, 2021, 05:38:48 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/vBpkKN0/IMG-20210407-133255053.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vBpkKN0)

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