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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3210 on: April 18, 2021, 03:12:01 PM »
Hello,

I am from Croatia, 46yrs old, mechanical engineer.
Last month I bought Breva 750, 2004, and decided to join this forum.

Way back in 1998, I spent 7 months living and working with the SFOR in Sarajevo, BiH, and drove close to 10K miles (16K+ km) in Bosnia and Croatia.  I don't think I went a single day without wishing that I had a motorcycle in either country.  So many beautiful roads and places to visit.
JC
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3211 on: April 19, 2021, 09:50:06 PM »
Hi all! I'm a twenty three year old restaurant manager from the Chicago suburbs. I'm relatively new to motorcycling (interested for a long time but only got my license last year) and have been looking for my second bike for a while now, which with any luck will end up being a Guzzi.

Thank you for having me here!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3212 on: April 20, 2021, 03:53:15 PM »
Hello all,  I'm a 53 year old boiler house operator in Wisconsin. I bought my 75 T 25 years ago in boxes and pails.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3213 on: April 20, 2021, 11:11:30 PM »
Hello all,  I'm a 53 year old boiler house operator in Wisconsin. I bought my 75 T 25 years ago in boxes and pails.

 You were a brave 28 year old  :thumb:

 Dusty

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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 #3214 on: April 26, 2021, 12:45:07 PM »
Hi all, long time lurker and just got my first "newer" motorcycle (2016 V7 ii Scrambler).

30 years old
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Interests: Computers, gaming, motorcycles, 1970's muscle cars, biking, and raising exotic pets.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3215 on: April 26, 2021, 05:10:50 PM »
Hello, Hola everyone.
My name is Emilio Ramirezaguilar
I'm 56
Live in Redwood City Ca.  USA.
Service Technician.
Currently restoring my  1972 Moto guzzi El dorado CA. 850cc police version.

Thanks for having this website for us.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3216 on: May 03, 2021, 10:44:37 AM »
Hello, my name is
Angel Angelov (52),  Calgary, Alberta, Canada
an Electrical Engineer working for Canada Post - 5 ton truck driver.
Purchased recently:
2008 Moto Guzzi Norge
30 years ago I rode German machine MZ250 and I'm back.
Good to have this forum

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3217 on: May 07, 2021, 01:20:58 PM »
Hi all,
108 pages of listing of Guzzi riders around here! Fantastic! OK, my turn.
My first name is Jean-Yves, I am 52 and work at University (teacher researcher in Geology).
I have travelled a lot for work and not so much for biking, though.
I am living in Lille, close to the Belgium border in N France. Okay, it's flat, and not funny for motorcycling.
I have had small off-road motorbikes when I was teenager, but life passed by and I forgot how much I liked this freedom feelling of riding a motorbike until about 10 years ago, when I had the occasion to do this again as a passenger on a bigger machine (sorry, a Honda CBF1000 set up for touring). It was with my brother, the best connoisseur (hey, initially a French word) in our family. I swore to pass the driving test... and here am I.
In contrast to my brother, who likes technology and performance, I like authenticity, not to say uncertainty in how much the machine is reliable, but the feel of strength and steam... hahaha!
I like Italians (we share Europe with the English, the Germans, the Spanish, and the others... yes, the English too, I said, not a mistake) and Italian style.
I was interested in MG very soon in fact and when I came to the point of choosing a brand and a model, the airplane V engine, the sound, the historical continuity... and the fantastic place these bikes are built at, waoh... I had to go for a Guzzi, no matter the others said is was outdated and unreliable.
My first Guzzi was a V7 Stone of 2012. I loved it but after one year, I wanted more power, and I replaced it with a black Griso 1100 of 2007. It was in 2015. Yet I had not the opportunity of riding it far away or outside the country, I am really found of this machine. I am member of 2 forums in France but I admit that I visit them mostly to grab info. Moving to your forum is an opportunity for looking Guzzis from a different perspective. I jumped because I am planning to upgrade my Griso for longer touring and this is here that I got the most interesting examples of luggage and other specific fits.
As I said I am professor... and you might see this while counting the lines above. Sorry thus, I stop here...
JY

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3218 on: May 10, 2021, 02:56:24 AM »
Hi All,
First time Guzzi owner. Got a new V85TT Travel in January & slowly kitting it out for purpose.
I'm a Wastewater Treatment Plant operator and live in South West Rocks, which is a seaside town at the mouth of the Macleay River, Mid North Coast, NSW, Australia.
I'm a returning rider after 15 years lots of new technology since I last had a bike.
The wife and I are planning on exploring NSW & Qld by back road, camping & making new freinds.
Mick & Cheryl Short - 59&61 yrs

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..Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3219 on: May 20, 2021, 03:37:45 PM »
Hi my name is Jim, I live in Chichester UK
There are 3new things in my life
1. A 2008 Moto Guzzi V1200 Sport, traded for my beloved Himalayan
2.  A return to motorcycling after an enforced break since Dec 20 due
Medical nonsense
3. At midnite on the 25 May I get to be 17 again and will get my licence back & get to ride the bike thatís been sat outside the trailer home since last Friday.
I start a new job in early June & sadly the Enfield is just too small for the ride.
But boy am I excited
The bike has 41k miles but only 1 owner
He spent well on a GPR Can plus custom headers & a K+N Airfilter
He spent vainly on carbon fibre bits
He spent oddly on a cigarette lighter power socket under the seat
Iím feeling a bit like an archaeologist searching thru service docs to see what has & hasnít been done.
I discovered the K+N hadnít been cleaned since Ď17 , the plugs are pitted & sooty( I guess from the dirty Airfilter) - my question to the universe is why spend on carbon bits but neglect the lungs and heart of your wheels?
Anyway new plugs waiting to be fitted and you can eat your dinner off the K&N
Sadly I bought the bike with the promise of a service pre delivery
At best Iíve got a new filter and an engine thatís over full of oil; it keeps dripping oil onto the ground from an overflow pipe by the back wheel. . At worst itís going to be a warranty war with the shop.
5 days til freedom....

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Re: ..Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3220 on: May 20, 2021, 05:07:31 PM »
Hi my name is Jim, I live in Chichester UK
AT best Iíve got a new filter and an engine thatís over full of oil; it keeps dripping oil onto the ground from an overflow pipe by the back wheel.

If you haven't had a Moto Guzzi before, before doing anything expensive try to find one of the several threads on this forum discussing oil level recommendations for various models.  I don't know if it will apply to your specific model bike, but MANY of the MG models do best with a bit less than the amounts recommended in the factory literature - not a lot less, but enough to avoid having the engine spew oil or oil mist out of one or more breather tubes onto parts of the bike, your boots/shoes/pants legs/etc.  I tried chasing down a "minor oil leak" for a couple of years before I came across the advice to fill only to about the half-way mark on the dipstick on my bikes.  Miraculously, my "oil leak" disappeared when I followed that advice.   :grin:
JC
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3221 on: May 20, 2021, 05:33:53 PM »
 :thumb:  +1.  My immediate thoughts.

Jim, do you own a Breva 1200 Sport?
« Last Edit: May 20, 2021, 05:34:54 PM by Tom »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3222 on: May 20, 2021, 06:30:59 PM »
Hi I know the bike as a 1200 4v sport

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3224 on: May 20, 2021, 06:49:58 PM »
Gday, Dave from NZ, Coastal Master, MEC5, AB Seaman.
MK5 or 89 LeMans 1000, 03 Tuono, 93 Daytona another MK5 on the way and a Tuono Racing...

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3225 on: May 20, 2021, 09:50:42 PM »
Thanks for the abrevia 1200 link
Funny thing is they mention the tested bike as having 4plugs, my owners manual mentions both versions
Mine only has 2
No ABS
No adjustable front forks

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3226 on: May 22, 2021, 08:57:44 AM »
Hello!

I'm new here from Los Angeles and I'm student :)

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3227 on: May 22, 2021, 04:05:38 PM »
Welcome.  Susanville rally is coming up, if you want some other Guzzi riders.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3228 on: May 27, 2021, 02:35:18 AM »
Hello from Germany.

I bought a neglected 1985 V65SP with an almost complete spare engine and spare gearbox end of 2019 with the intention to do some servicing and ride mid 2020... but no cigar.
It's like pandora's box, every part I remove for servicing reveals two new things that require attention. But I guess I'm not alone with this experience.
Situation now: Completely stripped, bike parts everywhere in bags and boxes, engine rebuild ongoing (final cleaning, waiting for some parts).
50% confident that the V65 will be on the road in 2021  :laugh:
Hope to get some help here during the re-build.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3229 on: May 29, 2021, 06:37:21 PM »
Hi, there!
I am from S„o Paulo-Brasil and Iam glad for having been accepted as a member of this forum.
Retired from automotive industry (Ford Motor) since 2000, I own a Le Mans 1000 V 1991 MY since 1995.


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3230 on: May 30, 2021, 10:06:09 AM »
Zack Johnston
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47 yrs old. Riding and fixing motorcycles since I was a kid.
Diesel, construction equipment technician by trade. Currently service manager for John Deere dealer.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3231 on: May 30, 2021, 06:00:10 PM »
 :thumb:
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3232 on: May 31, 2021, 09:12:55 AM »
Nothing runs like a Deere w/a Binder chasing it!  A few Guzzi's over that way, Welcome all.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3233 on: June 01, 2021, 07:20:18 AM »
Hi,

Mihael; Croatia; 40 years old. Owning V7 Classic 2010.

Logged here to get some tips and hidden gems about guzzies.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3234 on: June 04, 2021, 01:45:57 AM »
G'day all.

Just joined as I await delivery of my new V85TT Travel from Seattle
Very happy to be getting back on a Guzzi after a long absence. Thanks to Steve for the test spin.
Way to close to 60, ex-pat Aussie now living in Alaska.
Already found help here from Matt and Bill. Thanks guys!
Been riding, building and maintaining my own for 35 years now

Be safe all

Garry
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Prev' owned
'76 850 T3 Cali
83 RGS 1000 Laverda
00 Triumph 955 RS
'13 Street Glide
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3235 on: June 09, 2021, 06:15:23 PM »

Good evening -- or whatever it is if/when you read this -- from the top of Virginia.

I just finished reviewing Luap's rules for new members.  I am fairly confident that I can "refrain from posting Political, Religion, Pornography (unless it's their naked motorcycle)," but am much less sure about "and other senseless drivel."   :laugh:  But I'll do my best. 

Of course, I am not actually new here in one sense.  I posted for years as "Bill Hagan," but took a sabbatical for a bit a few years ago.

I am still, doh, Bill Hagan, but use the "Iron Cross Junction" as it combines my German heritage and our home.  We live in the unincorporated (and "un" in most every other sense except being a rural delight) of Cross Junction, Virginia.  Just shy of W.V., Md., and only 30 miles from the Penna. line, it's a rider's dream right out of my driveway.

I am pretty busy over the next few days.  Kathi, my Perfect Pillion & Polish Princess, is "as we speak" at 33K feet on her way to Seattle to squeeze three of our thirteen (gasp  :rolleyes:) grandkids. A bright woman, she knows better than to be here for another iteration of "Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days."  This -- MGTTD MMXXI -- starts Friday.  I will, of course, even if begged not to  :grin:, post pix of that after it ends Monday.  If at all curious what I am talking about, here are pix of the February and July 2020 sessions.

https://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/MGTD-III-Feb-2020/n-T55GLT/ & https://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/MGGG-MMXX/n-L73Bmz/

Bill

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1998 V11 EV (104K miles)
2004 V11 Ballabio, Sold ... sigh ... Grazie per il tuo servizio! (26K miles)
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3236 on: June 09, 2021, 06:29:16 PM »
Good evening -- or whatever it is if/when you read this -- from the top of Virginia.

I just finished reviewing Luap's rules for new members.  I am fairly confident that I can "refrain from posting Political, Religion, Pornography (unless it's their naked motorcycle)," but am much less sure about "and other senseless drivel."   :laugh:  But I'll do my best. 

Of course, I am not actually new here in one sense.  I posted for years as "Bill Hagan," but took a sabbatical for a bit a few years ago.

I am still, doh, Bill Hagan, but use the "Iron Cross Junction" as it combines my German heritage and our home.  We live in the unincorporated (and "un" in most every other sense except being a rural delight) of Cross Junction, Virginia.  Just shy of W.V., Md., and only 30 miles from the Penna. line, it's a rider's dream right out of my driveway.

I am pretty busy over the next few days.  Kathi, my Perfect Pillion & Polish Princess, is "as we speak" at 33K feet on her way to Seattle to squeeze three of our thirteen (gasp  :rolleyes:) grandkids. A bright woman, she knows better than to be here for another iteration of "Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days."  This -- MGTTD MMXXI -- starts Friday.  I will, of course, even if begged not to  :grin:, post pix of that after it ends Monday.  If at all curious what I am talking about, here are pix of the February and July 2020 sessions.

https://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/MGTD-III-Feb-2020/n-T55GLT/ & https://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/MGGG-MMXX/n-L73Bmz/

Bill

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1998 V11 EV (104K miles)
2004 V11 Ballabio, Sold ... sigh ... Grazie per il tuo servizio! (26K miles)
2007 Norge (84K miles)
2010 Griso 1200 (27K miles)
2016 V7 II Stornello (8K miles)
2017 V7 III Special (10K miles)






Bill, Good to see you here as well as on ADV Rider.

I really enjoyed meeting you and  Kathi at the 2015 National.

I'll be bringing up some Jefferson small batch to enjoy at the Inn. 

Gerry
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3237 on: June 09, 2021, 08:07:09 PM »
Welcome back Bill!  🤙🤙🤙
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3238 on: June 09, 2021, 09:22:58 PM »
Good to see you here Bill. Looking forward to more of your witty comments.  :grin:
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3239 on: June 11, 2021, 03:03:45 AM »
Welcome back Bill!  🤙🤙🤙

My sentiments exactly.  Good to see you again. :thumb:
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