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Offline MG_rider

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3570 on: November 28, 2023, 12:00:32 PM »
Al here.  '23 V100 Mandello S.

NW Oregon dirt home summer.
Baja Sur tierra casa winter (presently)
Started riding 1965
Riding/owner continuously since 1976
Many bikes past.

Presently:
MG above
Honda 1100 Blackbird
Honda XR600 here in baja
Honda 230L town bike in baja
KTM 950A
KTM 250 EXC
Kawa Voyager xii
Suzuki GSXR750 track bike
Suzuki DR650
Triumph 955 Speed Triple
All run/ridden

9 years club road racing
16 years founding partner PSSR track days

Good times!
'23 Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello S
The bike is just a blank page, the rider is the writer, the road is the ink....
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Offline plainjs

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3571 on: November 29, 2023, 05:38:20 PM »
Hello all
Guzziís rule!

Born and raised Liverpool UK, lived in La La land the last 38 plus years, I know its been that long because thats the last time Oakland/Loss Angeles/Oakland/Lost Wages RAIDERS won anything!

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2017 Anniversario
Not sure which one is prettier, guess it doesnít matter!!!

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Offline Moparnut72

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3572 on: November 30, 2023, 08:16:16 AM »
I really, really like your V7. The Eldo isn't too shabby either.
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Offline SailorJack

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3573 on: December 08, 2023, 02:53:29 PM »
Hello!!!!  Soon to be an new 2023 V85TT Adventure owner here in middle TN.  Meeting the dealer delivery driver tomorrow to pick my new ride.  Looking forward to many easy miles on the new Italian ride.
23 V85TT Adventure
98 VFR800 "Mrs Jones"

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
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Offline barnardini

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3574 on: December 11, 2023, 02:34:12 PM »
Hello all,
Living in The Netherlands
Age 77
Guzzi Converts since 1987 1x 1975 and 1x 1976 sold
1x California 1100i converted to Convert
1x Ducati 860GTS 1976 first owner

Offline Dieself

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3575 on: December 26, 2023, 01:18:38 PM »
I'm 70
A Retired Electrician.
Married 24 years, three kids, four grandkids, and a dog.
I'm a member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club.
I've been riding since I was 12 and I have never met a motorcycle I didn't like.
My favorite bikes are Harleys and Moto Guzzis. I recently put my Road King up for sale due to hands locking up and not being able to operate the clutch. So I recently bought a 1977 Convert. "I just want to ride man, I just want to ride!"

Offline Rob-Dog

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3576 on: December 27, 2023, 02:23:29 PM »
Rob Ashton
Living in  Dunedin> Otago > New Zealand
Been working at sea as a Marine Engineer for abot 15 years > Presently Rig Mechanic
Riding a 78 G5 and Restoring  a 88 LM1000


Offline Dandyw

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3577 on: December 27, 2023, 10:42:36 PM »
Hi, Iím Dan Walkowski from Portland, Oregon. Iím a business broker in town by day and I tinker with cars and motorcycles as a hobby.
I have a 1968 Norton Commando and a 1980 BMW R100S Exclusive.
I do not own a Moto Guzzi yet, but would love to find a MkII Lemans to be the next caretaker of!
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Offline Saladin

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3578 on: December 28, 2023, 03:04:53 PM »
Hi all.

Never owned a Guzzi , despite several episodes of lust over the years ( Sport 1100 / 1200 Sport / 1200 Griso ) and nearly pulling the trigger.

Just turned 50 and I'm looking for info / user reports on the V85tt series.  The seat position, fuel range , engine config and just the classy allrounder look mean that this could well be my next - final? - daily user.

Only trouble is, getting a demo ride in Melbourne, Australia is virtually impossible.  The store retailers have little apparent interest in Guzzi, it seems they took it on because they wanted the Aprilia range and Piaggio insisted all or nothing.  So they can sell me a bike, but I'd be buying figuratively blind.

Safe travels.

Jason.

Offline stanogriso

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3579 on: December 30, 2023, 01:55:13 PM »
Stano Duda
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Connecticut, USA
trucking
 Current
Stelvio 2009
Griso 2013
Honda CBR110xx 2002
Jawa350 634 1979
Jawa 350 361 1969
Jawa 350 Californian 1974
CZ 125,CZ 175 
Jawa 210
         

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Offline barender

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3580 on: December 31, 2023, 10:40:14 AM »
New member from Georgia and looking to buy a new V7 and was wondering on any thing to be aware of on reliability and maintenance. I am 75 and have 3 bikes now (2 Can Am Spyders and a Honda CTX700) and possibly replacing the CTX. The V7 looks like a possible replacement with a low seat height and reasonably low weight. Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Barender

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3581 on: January 01, 2024, 12:46:51 AM »
The v7's are as solid as anything out there. Just a lot more fun!
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3582 on: January 01, 2024, 12:23:58 PM »
Greetings.  I am the new owner of a 1980 Le Mans CX100.  This bike had been sitting for around 20 years partially disassembled in a garage just down the street from me.  One of those stories where a neighbor walked by and causally mentioned having their Dad's old motorcycle in the garage and if I knew anyone who would be interested in it.  Well I took a look and said yes I do know someone!  I always loved the look and sound of the Moto Guzzi Le Mans and am excited to have this project.  The prior owner was an engineer and obviously loved to modify his bikes which I don't mind but it will be a bit of a puzzle to get it back together.  I'll start another thread asking about some of the mods hoping others can share details and/or the wisdom(or not) behind them.

The Le Mans joins a BMW R65LS in my garage along with a Fiat X1/9. Toyota MR2, and various vacuum tube audio amplifiers.


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3583 on: January 01, 2024, 12:42:43 PM »
Nice collection!
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Offline doniv

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3584 on: January 01, 2024, 01:28:46 PM »
Hello, folks! Great to be here, and thrilled to be the proud owner of a '79 Tonti frame 1000 SP. She's not in great running condition but I'm keen on getting her to good health soon. I've got an '86 BMW R100 awaiting my attention as well, which my '21 Yamaha Tenere 700 has been sucking up of late. I've usually been on 2 wheels the last 25 years and use my T7 as my commuter as well. I love working on motorcycles and I'm looking forward to learning from the good folks here as I get my Guzzi back in great working condition. Wish you all a very happy new year with miles and miles of smiles!

Offline bronzestar1

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3585 on: January 02, 2024, 09:28:22 AM »
Coming back to the Guzzi fold after several years of non-ownership.  I have a deposit down on a 2024 V7 Stone Corsa, and already ordered Stage 1 parts for it (Ago reverse cone mufflers, airbox lid elimination kit, UPMAP tuner).  Parts are already at the dealer, just waiting for the bike to arrive.  I've owned numerous Guzzis in the past (Eldo LAPD, V50, Jackal, V11, Sport 1100), so definitely wanted another air-cooled model.  Saw a pic of the Corsa and knew that was going to be my next Guzzi!  Hoping to take delivery of it this month...

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3586 on: January 04, 2024, 08:33:20 AM »
Hello from Seattle. I just bought my first Moto Guzzi, a '16 VII Stone with 3K miles, a couple weeks ago. I owned an Enfield Interceptor 650 for a few years before selling it earlier in 2023  to help fund a side-by-side purchase. I had every intention of buying another Interceptor when the time came, but saw a nice used Guzzi for sale and decided to give it a test ride - mostly just to scratch an itch. I fell in love with it mid-ride and went home with it. I was sold. Now I'm looking forward to adding some simple, tasteful mods to personalize it a bit before the riding season hits here.

Looking forward to learning all about this bike!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3587 on: January 04, 2024, 11:30:04 AM »
This is the place to ask your muffler ? You just might find a good set of used slip ons in the classifieds here or by asking. They don't fit the newer v7's.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3588 on: January 08, 2024, 11:55:59 AM »

 Hi.  I am Manuel, 65 yo retired now for 10 years.
 
 Full time rider until six weeks ago when me and my first Guzzi, a ten month old Mandello S, were punted by an old, confused lady in an SUV.  The bike is currently in Intensive Care but will make it.

Have been through Brigg & Stratton :), Bultaco, Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Triumph,, and several BMW and now very exited to own a Moto Guzzi, now here to listen to expert advice.

I currently reside in Arizona with great riding roads in and around the state.  This is the third state in the fifth country.




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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3589 on: January 15, 2024, 05:12:04 PM »
Chris, 61 years young. Restoring Lario 650. Other bikes BMW R1100RS. Sailing, camping, cycling.

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« Reply #3590 on: January 27, 2024, 04:55:56 PM »
Here I am with my new to me 1975 850T I'm picking up tomorrow.


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3591 on: January 28, 2024, 01:30:26 AM »
Hello all,

I've just joined this forum but have been a Guzzi rider since 2014, I currently own a 2022 V7 Stone and have also opened two other small block Guzzi's and well as various Cagivas, Hondas, KTMs and Triumphs.

I'm 36, live in the UK and mostly ride for recreation.

Carl.

2022 Moto Guzzi V7 850 Stone (current).
2016 Moto Guzzi V7 ii Stone (previous)
2005 Moto Guzzi Breva 750 (previous)

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3592 on: February 16, 2024, 08:08:23 AM »
hello all.  i am new here.  im in the market for another bike and have had my eye on a 2016 eldo.  never had a guzzi before but i rode a friends back in the 90s when i was on a bonneville.  these days i ride a ducati urban enduro cafe bike but would like a cruiser.  this is gonna seem odd but i am torn between spending some of my recent pay from a side job on the eldo or on a ural gear up.  i used to drive a bmw r100/velorex rig for my year round transport in the 90s and am having some pangs of nostalgia for the sidecar. tell me about the eldo. i can get one for less than the ural but i can only buy one or the other right now and cant decide.





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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3593 on: February 16, 2024, 11:04:19 AM »
Hello Guzzistas,

Brand new Guzzista here.
Name is Tomislav or Tom if you wish, from Serbia.

Returning biker, after years and years of not having a motorcycle, I bought a Royal Enfield Meteor 350. Had it for a year exactly, just enough to get back the confidence and the feeling, then upgraded to a V7 850 Special, Blu Formale  :grin:

My friend in the same time got a Breva 850, he's a noob for internet forums so any questions about the Breva 850 I'll post on his behalf  :cool:
We are now 850 relatives waiting for spring.
Guzzi is very rare here on the roads (not to mention ads), we both bought these bikes imported, V7 from Germany, Breva from Italy.

Best regards, will upload picture with both bikes








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« Reply #3594 on: February 16, 2024, 08:32:45 PM »
Bernie Dwyer, 61, IT sales & service, Queensland Australia

Hi all, proud owner of a 1976 850 LeMans and now, a 2019 V85TT. One is never enough. I've got a couple of Yamaha dirt bikes, too.

I've had the LeMans since 1984, approaching 500,000 kms, worn out the top end twice, it's on the last oversize pistons but I don't expect to need another rebuild as I don't ride it very much these days. I've come to the conclusion that it's a young mans bike. It still has the ability to thrill and delight, but a couple of hours in the saddle has me needing a nap and a hot bath 😀

Bought the V85TT a couple of weeks ago. Previous owner was a maintenance god, he sent me a spreadsheet of everything he's done, from oil changes to upgrades. It's such a nimble bike and a big contrast to the LeMans.

The weather here has been miserable for the last few weeks and while I don't mind riding in the rain, it's tiresome when it's ALL THE TIME - so i haven't had a chance to take the newcomer for a decent ride yet.

I've got my Lonelec cable (acquired in the sale) and Guzzidiag, so I'll soon be diving into that to learn about what's happening

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« Reply #3595 on: February 29, 2024, 07:05:54 AM »
Hello All!

Mike from Manchester NH, in the United States. 41 years old, forecast consultant.

I've been riding for about 12 years. I just recently purchased a 2023 V85TT Adventure, picking it up this weekend and I can't wait. I also have a 2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000. Prior bikes include Suzuki DRZ-400SM and a Kawasaki Ninja 650.

Thanks!



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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3596 on: March 02, 2024, 07:49:25 AM »
Hi folks
New member here, Jim Marshall age 62 happily retired and living in York, England UK (although originally from Edinburgh, Scotland).
I ride a 2021 850 V7 Stone Centenario, a 1981 Laverda Alpino and a 1978 Suzy TS185 - quite an eclectic mix! I'll be asking for tyre recommendations soon for the V7 as it's due a new set.
Jim


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« Reply #3597 on: March 03, 2024, 07:40:00 AM »
Happy to be back on a 2 valve Guzzi. Let the fun begin!



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« Reply #3598 on: March 07, 2024, 10:34:10 AM »
Ed Winters from Kerrville, TX (best place to live in TX if you like to ride m/c's)

Retired & 75 yrs young

Have owned all of the Japanese brands, a couple of Multistrada's and 3 Beemers (currently have a R1200RS & a R1200GS).

Hope to buy a 2024 V85 TT when they become available.

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« Reply #3599 on: March 08, 2024, 01:52:02 PM »
My name is Gunnar.I live in Denmark and drive Moto Guzzi Centaro , Griso 1200. and Triumph RS 955I Have ridden motorcycles for over 50 years. Have had many MCs mostly English

 

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