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Offline Deacon Sean

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« Reply #3450 on: November 08, 2022, 05:23:48 AM »
Hello...
I am Sean.
I work as an artist/ metal fabricator in Indianapolis/Richmond IN
Known to a few here, but looking forward to getting to know a few more
I have wanted to own a Guzzi ever since my buddy let me ride his Le Man's
Back many years ago... Well, I finally got one '03 Titanium ( not quite a Le Man's, but I love it none the less)
Thanks for letting me join the group.
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Offline Meon2wheels

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« Reply #3451 on: November 08, 2022, 10:30:59 PM »
Hi, My name is Jim.  I've been riding for 51 years, now 65 and a retired aviation executive.  I currently ride a Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX 1200 which I bought last year and absolutely love.  Passions include competitive shooting, learning guitar & music theory, Jeep/4WD adventures, bicycling, and outdoor cooking.  As most of you do, I service my own bikes.   I ride often and look forward to meeting up with anyone interested in short or long distance rides.


Offline GuzziV50

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« Reply #3452 on: November 14, 2022, 02:57:56 PM »
Stan Smith, Reading, PA, 74, retired motorcycle parts monger, been riding since I was 18, did some drag and road racing, owned Gainesville Cycle in FL for a few years, founded Rocky Point Cycle (www.rockypointcycle .com) and sold Norton and BMW parts for 28 years before retiring, like to ride, shoot, photography, and exploring with my dog (German shepherd/Huskie mix). I've owned more bikes than I can remember, including a M-G Convert and Nuovo Falcone with a Velorex sidecar, currently own my trusty '75 Norton Commando (bought in 1978) and '72 BMW R75/5 (celebrates her 50th birthday this year), and a recently purchased a 1982 MG V50 III, which might be one of the most delightful bikes I have ever ridden! It was part of a collection for many years, so has low mileage (4,500), but I had to go through everything, like replacing the 40 year old rubber brake lines and what looked like 40 year old brake fluid.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3453 on: November 15, 2022, 07:56:24 AM »
Hi folks, I am a returning member and it's nice to be back. For medical reasons I have been off the road for about 5 years. My last post here was in 2017 I think. I am back and recommissioning my CX100. It's been in good heated storage but still needs things sorted out. It's not very original being a former race bike. I have to say it's awesome to me. Very recently I have sold a few bikes but I will always keep the Guzzi (electric start is one reason) it has such a nice visceral feedback that I crave. My love of Italian bikes started with a ride on an 850 LeMans. I was hooked.
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Offline GaryRad

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« Reply #3454 on: November 21, 2022, 08:15:01 AM »
Good day all, been away from bikes (and cars) for the last 5 years. Moved here to Valencia, Spain in 2017 and decided to stay forever. I started a 7-8 with a "Lil Indian" minibike, was given a Jawa 350 to get running and tossed knobbies on it, then a Honda 50cc moped, then a 175 Bultaco, then to a new 1971 Bultaco 250 Alpina I raced in Enduros. For the road a Triumph 500 Tiger, a 650 Yamaha, and a Honda 500 4cyl. Kids came and that was it for bikes, took up car racing in a 911 Porsche from 2006 to 2017, retired and moved here. This coming year my wife and I will get our EU driving licenses (US license is invalid after 6 months and there is no exchange program) and I intend to buy a new bike to use (mostly) on secondary roads to explore the country a bit. The Moto Guzzi (V7 IV Special E5) has an appeal to me, as does Triumph (T120), Indian (Scout), Honda (Rebel & Transalp) and BMW (F900R). My biggest concern here in Valencia, as all of these dealers are a walk/short taxi/bus ride away, will be the "after-sale" service. The most obscure dealer is the Moto Guzzi, as they seem to fucus on Vespa/Piaggio/Aprilla scooters and (from pictures) have maybe one of two Guzzi's in the shop. Anyway, look forward to asking questions in the Discussion forum.

Offline Revcdl

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3455 on: November 21, 2022, 04:46:59 PM »
Hello, My name is Clayton. I'm a Millwright in a combined cycle natural gas power plant. I've been riding for 30 years or so. I just picked up a V85TT GDO last week. Unfortunately winter has just begun here in Saskatchewan so I'll have to wait a few months before I can ride it. This is my first Guzzi. My Dad bought an Eldorado brand new in 74 and still has it so I'm familiar with the brand. I'm looking forward to putting on some miles.
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Offline SeaBee

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3456 on: November 21, 2022, 09:14:36 PM »
Hello gang!

My name is Chris, I'm 56, and I push a mouse for a living in Victoria, British Columbia.

I just bought a 1969 V7.  I've had other Moto Guzzis (2004 V11 Sport with flaking motor paint and bad big-end; and a 1983 LeMans Mk.III which was lovely but far too uncomfortable for me).

A loop frame has been my dream since seeing one at age 5 -- it was the first motorcycle I remember being impressed by.  I'm no stranger to Italian motorcycles, (along with their vices and virtues) with a long history of owning & riding Laverdas (I currently ride a 3CL and a 1200 Mirage), and various trials and dual-sport bikes.

Thanks for letting me in.  I'm looking forward to virtually meeting you all!

Chris

Offline ddrillmaker

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« Reply #3457 on: November 26, 2022, 08:49:56 AM »
Hi All,
My name is Tam. I'm 30 yo, and I'm a priest from Wilmington, Delaware.
I like motorcycles, travel, muscle cars, and reading a bit  :grin:

Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this forum.
Good bless you!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3458 on: November 26, 2022, 12:51:57 PM »
One of my customers from IL became a priest, he's in OH. He is of the Eastern Orthodox Church. I was amazed when I got an email asking me questions on his Sport from 96. I tell riders the Pope rides a Guzzi, in reality the Papal Police. Welcome.
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Offline mikef

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« Reply #3459 on: December 02, 2022, 05:39:10 PM »

Mike Fossl, 62, retired, Pender Island, BC, Canada

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« Reply #3460 on: December 10, 2022, 08:39:49 PM »
Hello world!
My name is Dmitry. I'm 44. I live in Austin TX (AS1Racing :wink:)
I changed my KLR to Norge. Since I repair all my vehicles, and for that reason I inevitably came here.
I am a CDL driver and mechanic of agricultural machinery.
I will be glad to take advantage of the wisdom of collective intelligence :weiner:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3461 on: December 12, 2022, 01:52:14 PM »
New 22 V7 owner located in Colorado. First time Guzzi owner.

22 V7 Stone

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3462 on: December 14, 2022, 09:17:27 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm 33 years old and from Portugal.

Bought my first bike (2021 V7 Stone Special) last year.

I'm looking into expanding my Guzzi knowledge and also into getting some advice from more senior members regarding mechanical issues.
2021 V7 Stone

Offline noamlu

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« Reply #3463 on: December 20, 2022, 04:19:36 AM »
Hi everyone,
Noam from Lod Israel
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Riding a V85TT for the last 9 months and 15K Km ,which is my first Guzzi ever

Offline HPRifleman

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« Reply #3464 on: December 22, 2022, 03:30:06 PM »
My name is Konrad and my Moto Guzzi stable is pictured below. I grew up with Guzzis as my family had a dealership years ago. The wall sign is an actual dealer sign that hung over the front door of the dealership. It now hangs in my garage and is illuminated when I want to add a bit of ambiance.

My first Guzzi was a T5. But I traded that in for the 1000 LeMans in 1989 when I was still a teenager. I have kept that ever since and recently added the 850.


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3465 on: December 22, 2022, 07:32:59 PM »
Welcome, sent you a PM.
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Offline rogerlse

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« Reply #3466 on: December 26, 2022, 02:18:29 PM »
 HI my nam

 :gotpics: :bike-037: :bike-037:e is Roger Hinton, I live in New Zealand and am a retired Motorcycle dealer. I have a1974 Benelli 250 2c, a 1978 Moto Guzzi v5011 and a 1985 Moto Guzzi Imola11

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« Reply #3467 on: January 06, 2023, 05:31:38 PM »
Hello everyone, my name is Scott aka Guzziscoot, from south Louisiana. I was on this forum a few years back with the same user name. I met a few of you at rallies and rides. The last several years I haven't been riding. Looking to ease back into it. May be in the market for a clean well sorted Tonti frame in the very near future. Thanks for having me back! Looking forward to the discussion....

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3468 on: January 08, 2023, 11:16:38 AM »
Hello Rick from Dirty Durham NC.

I have been a motorcycle enthusiast forever and always wanted a Guzzi. Life is short.
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« Reply #3469 on: January 08, 2023, 04:10:07 PM »
Guzziscoot, so why did you leave and come back?
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Offline Damien00

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« Reply #3470 on: January 09, 2023, 04:22:20 PM »
Damien, 50

Sp1000, subtle cafe'd and beautifully a bit rough around the edges.

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« Reply #3471 on: January 10, 2023, 08:56:10 PM »
G'day
I'm Stan, 62 from Sydney Australia
I began riding in the 70's. Stopped while the family was growing up.
Not too long ago I bought my first Guzzi - California 1100 2007 Touring. A lovely bike with gobs of torque!!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3472 on: January 11, 2023, 10:23:07 AM »
Hello!
It's Jason 42, I'm a property manager here in New York and a BMW airhead GS fan, I recently branched out with my first Guzzi, a white '73 Eldorado w/ 950kit and Bender wiring harness, otherwise appears all original.
Hope to roll out this spring for the first time and maybe meet some of you in person on the road!
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« Reply #3473 on: January 11, 2023, 05:10:48 PM »
Hi,

Thank you for accepting me into the group. My name is Rob from Brisbane, Australia, I have been a Guzzi enthusiast for 38 years and in many ways enjoying my riding more than ever ....perhaps something to do with getting back into longer distance riding again in 2022 on my Cali.
I ride a 1979 850 Le mans 11 and 1995 California 1100i

Best regards and happy riding :thumb:

Rob T

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« Reply #3474 on: January 12, 2023, 02:23:47 PM »
Marc - new owner of a 2020 V85tt. First Guzzi for me in over 45 years of active riding.

Lexington, VA
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« Reply #3475 on: January 18, 2023, 03:00:53 PM »
 Hello, My name is Leo (hammer) I live in Belhaven NC but grew up in the Bronx NY. Just turned 71 years old Jan 16th. My main bike is a 2020 Royal Enfield Interceptor. My 1977 Convert will need a little work before it returns to the road. Now I'm working on a friends 2003 Stone. Worked in the medical field most of my life.

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« Reply #3476 on: January 18, 2023, 03:49:31 PM »
Hello Wild Guzzi riders

My name is Richard.
I live in Saint Paul Minnesota
I'm 68
Just purchased a 2022 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Centenario
An upgrade from my 1995 Gold Wing
Love the ride and it appears to be an accessible bike to work on for those of us with reasonable mechanic skills
Did not nearly get enough time to ride before having to winterize it until May
Thanks for allowing me in. I look forward to ready and sharing tips and advice from/with you all

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« Reply #3477 on: January 20, 2023, 06:49:56 AM »

Hi All,

I'm an American, but have lived in Bavaria near Munich for the past 35 years.

I'm a long time rider (since I was 9!) and currently ride a Yamaha Tracer 900.

I'm about to retire (hopefully) and would like a project to keep me out of the house. To that end, I've considered buying an older Guzzi.

Looking forward to the discussions here.

Steve

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3478 on: January 20, 2023, 10:09:01 PM »
Hi all, I'm Zsolt. I run Crusty Cycle, an online vintage Guzzi parts store located in Minneapolis. You can find the store at crustycycle.com Many of you have likely bought used parts from me before on eBay where I sell under the name: zsolt22. I've recently expanded into new parts but still keep the focus on loop and early Tonti bikes. I hope you take some time to check out my store. Let me know if you are looking for something in particular that doesn't seem available and I'll try to source it for you. Thanks.

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« Reply #3479 on: January 23, 2023, 09:25:18 PM »
Hello I'm Daryl
60 years old, body moves like 59, mind aspires like 27
middle of Canada

work: real estate

Married, daughter 22, son 18

Hobbies: hockey, real estate, cycling
               travel
               now, a Guzzi!

Motorcycles in inventory:    2022 MG V7 Stone
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Iím happy about the 5000 kmís I put on from July to Nov/22, first year. A great adventurer friend is a mentor that just road to Tuktoyaktuk 2 years in a row 21/22. He was definitely having all the fun I thought. I road when I was a kid. My friend took his new MG V85 and among all the beautiful kinds of bikes I was drawn to MG for many reasons. Its history, motor, shaft drive air cooled. I hope to solo to Newfoundland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon in 2023. I will ride my MG to France. Thanks for letting me in, looks like a great forum with so much knowledge and experience.




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