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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2490 on: October 05, 2017, 09:32:27 AM »
 Well hello Arnuld , nothing wrong with that Bajaj . You might be our first member from India , give us some pictures please .

 Dusty

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2491 on: October 05, 2017, 01:54:26 PM »
Hi There,

This is ARNULD from Hyderabad (India).  Software Engineer. 37 years old.

Hobbies:. Motorcycling, Reading History, Linux, Health and Fitness and reading as much as I can about Moto Guzzi [emoji4]  . No, I don't own a Guzzi yet. There is 110% import tax and that make it out of my budget as of now. I own a standard motorcycle,  Bajaj CT100B, 100cc bike, 240 lbs, 160 mpg. And yes, bike registration number is 911 [emoji28]



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Our second member from India - Joji Kurian ("britishbangers") is from Pune and has an "esoteric" collection of bikes ... !

Welcome - we'd love to hear about daily riding in Hyderabad ....

Lannis
« Last Edit: October 05, 2017, 01:56:11 PM by Lannis »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2492 on: October 06, 2017, 07:54:11 AM »
Hey Gooses and Goosettetes.....lon g time lurker....first time caller here....

Proud owner of a new Cali 1400 Touring SE.  We traded our R1100RT in in Sturgis and two-laned it back to New Mexico after touring the black hills for three days and getting an initial service done.

I LOVE this bike!!!  The new Goose confirms what I knew years ago:  should've traded off all the BMW's and enjoyed as many flavors of Goose as possible....oh well....never too late....

Anyway, sorry bout all the rambling and HELLO to everyone!

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« Reply #2493 on: October 06, 2017, 06:08:31 PM »
Hi All,
Just picked up an "82 SP1000 pretending to be a Mk1 or 2 Le Mans.
My first Guzzi. Enjoying every second of it.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
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« Reply #2494 on: October 13, 2017, 04:18:55 PM »
Hi, Andrew here from the Dallas area. I am thinking about buying my brother's 74 eldorado and I am reading up on what things to look out for. I am still not 100% convinced that the vintage bike is right for me, but I have always eyed the Guuzis at the local Triumph dealer.

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« Reply #2495 on: October 13, 2017, 07:37:29 PM »
Hi, Andrew here from the Dallas area. I am thinking about buying my brother's 74 eldorado and I am reading up on what things to look out for. I am still not 100% convinced that the vintage bike is right for me, but I have always eyed the Guuzis at the local Triumph dealer.

 If a vintage bike is calling to you , an Eldo with a Nikasil cylinder conversion is hard to beat . Like airhead beemers , they will work in the modern world .

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« Reply #2496 on: October 15, 2017, 06:27:17 AM »
Hi

Steve 52 from London England. Just bought an 1800 mile Red Devil Griso after two years of serious deliberation and two different directions. A modified Harley XR1200 (now sold) and a modified Kawasaki ZRX1200. I also run a BMW R1200S. It would appear that I like the larger engined motorcycle.

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« Reply #2497 on: October 15, 2017, 04:12:51 PM »


Mike here! (mapuda)
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« Reply #2498 on: October 16, 2017, 05:51:43 PM »

Brubache here in Vancouver.  Picked up a project v11 about a month ago now. 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2499 on: October 18, 2017, 08:35:53 AM »
Long time rider returning from a 12 year absence here. Although I've had other bikes as well, I've mostly ridden Ducatis and Moto Guzzis since 1976. My last two bikes before having to 'get off the bike' for health reasons were an '89 LeMans V and a personally-Sportified '75 850-T. I put a lot of miles on those bikes...I miss them, a lot.

When I test rode the 2017 V7III Racer, a deja vu moment hit me. The seating position and feel is identical to what I'd customized the 850-T to be for me; the six-speed gearbox gave it the lazy cruise feel of the LeMans, and power was right in between the two. It's obvious they built this bike for me: I bought it on the spot. I've had it a little less than two weeks now and love riding it more with every mile that rolls past.

I'm not going to modify the Racer much. I've fitted bar-end mirrors and a better headlight bulb so I can see. I've updated the ECU map so it runs to my satisfaction. I'll fit a set of the Agostini mufflers and adjust the map once more for them to get the richer sound. That's it ... beyond that, and a solution for luggage, I'm going to ride it a lot.

Being back on two wheels, and on a bike this great, makes me about as happy as a human being can get. :D
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« Reply #2500 on: October 18, 2017, 12:44:16 PM »
 Happy is always good Ram  :thumb:

 Dusty

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« Reply #2501 on: October 18, 2017, 05:09:31 PM »
Hello all Guzzi people!
I am new in this forum plannig to buy T3 guzzi .
So propably been asking some questions in this forum

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« Reply #2502 on: October 19, 2017, 03:18:49 PM »
Hello everyone,

Sebastian AKA Seba 54 years young Bloomingdale,Illinois riding Stelvio NXT 2015 Freight Forwarding & Commodity Trading.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2503 on: October 21, 2017, 08:45:40 PM »


Hello,
Lefty here. I'm an old dirt bike guy from way back. I purchased my first Moto Guzzi this summer and I'm really enjoying the bike and the community that surrounds the brand. I attended the KY River Rally this year and it was a great time. I live in SW Ohio so if anyone is interested in riding in my area please just let me know. Thanks for the forum. It seems like I've found the right place.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2504 on: October 22, 2017, 07:32:39 AM »
Well hello Arnuld , nothing wrong with that Bajaj . You might be our first member from India , give us some pictures please .

 Dusty
Hey Dusty,

Sorry for posting pics late. Was busy solving life's problems [emoji51] . Here are some pics:







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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2505 on: October 22, 2017, 07:54:29 AM »
Our second member from India - Joji Kurian ("britishbangers") is from Pune and has an "esoteric" collection of bikes ... !

Welcome - we'd love to hear about daily riding in Hyderabad ....

Lannis
Hi Lannis,

Riding in Hyderabad is both fun and troublesome. I like riding on Sundays and Holidays when roads are empty. I am not a speed-demon, may be that's one reason I like Moto-Guzzi. Generally, the trend in from last 15 years is of sports bike. There is lot of development on that front. I like to relax and ride and like to enjoy the scenery. I even stop at places to look at the nature and people.

Most of the time on weekdays, riding is pretty bad experience. You can guess from this:  12 miles ride takes 1.5 hours and 90% of it is in 1st and 2nd gear at 10 MPH  with heavy pollution and vehicle coming from any direction, right, wrong, left, diagonal etc. So, no fun at all.

On weekends, mostly in 3rd and 4th gear. Bike is very flickable, lightest in 100cc segment, not much seat height either. It provides lot of control in such traffic. I plan to buy Bajaj Avenger Street 220 next time. The only cruiser made in India.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2506 on: October 24, 2017, 12:36:10 AM »

with heavy pollution and vehicle coming from any direction, right, wrong, left, diagonal etc. So, no fun at all.

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We were in India some years ago Arnuld and for the life of me I could not work out your road rules, :shocked:, your description is very accurate. :rolleyes:

I thought the Bajaj was a very pretty little bike. :thumb:
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« Reply #2507 on: October 24, 2017, 08:44:30 AM »
Hi All,

About to buy my first proper bike, and can't get the Guzzis out of my head. So very likely there will be one in garage very soon. Good to find this forum, seems very friendly.

John

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2508 on: October 25, 2017, 08:21:37 PM »
We were in India some years ago Arnuld and for the life of me I could not work out your road rules, :shocked:, your description is very accurate. :rolleyes:


Like the Thunderdome MC said, ".... I know you won't break the rules.   There aren't any."   That's what I'd assume.

Lannis
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« Reply #2509 on: October 26, 2017, 01:12:06 AM »
Like the Thunderdome MC said, ".... I know you won't break the rules.   There aren't any."   That's what I'd assume.

Lannis
Hahaha .. [emoji24] [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji23]

That's very true Lannis. .


Just changed Engine Oil after 1500 miles . Bajaj Oil is good till that much only. Got its 3rd and last free service done at 5800 miles and now it's 7300 miles.  If I don't change it every 1300-1500 miles then for the same torque and power I have to twist the throttle more and more.  Engine kind of gets a new life breathed into it after oil change. Then chain is lubricated every 300 miles and cleaned every 1300-1500 miles. Bike feels so good. Are there any other things I should take care of ? (Brake pads are checked at every service of 3000 miles)

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2510 on: October 27, 2017, 03:45:14 AM »
Lars Bluma
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Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber,

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« Reply #2511 on: October 27, 2017, 01:04:42 PM »
Hello,

Name's Willard Turner.

I work at Reformation brewery in Woodstock, Georgia.

My new, to me, ride is a Breva 750ie with ONLY 30,000 miles on it.  :tongue:

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« Reply #2512 on: October 28, 2017, 01:17:53 PM »
Hello everyone:

Norm Blades

Aircraft Structures Engineer (mechanic), and Pilot. I live in Alberta, Canada.
Just bought a used 2012 Griso, Tenni Green. So far I love it, and I've put on 2000km this summer.  I'm getting ready to rollerise it, and I have the Kit "A" at home on the workbench.  As soon as winter is here to stay I'll get started.  I'll probably grease the swingarm this winter too.

Thanks for all the contributions I've read so far. There's lots of good advice here.

Regards, Norm
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« Reply #2513 on: November 05, 2017, 10:40:36 AM »
Hello Everyone. I am a new owner of a 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado 850. I just inherited the bike from my
Grandfather who bought it brand new. It has only 25K original miles.

It's been sitting in his barn in Ohio mostly not ridden for the last 17 years. It was started about two years ago.
My dad tried to fire it up but there is no spark coming from the coil.

I don't have the bike yet, it's still in Ohio and I'm out in California. It will be shipped in the next couple weeks.

Here is a picture.


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« Reply #2514 on: November 05, 2017, 11:06:04 AM »
Luciano Orengo,
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Investment professional at insurance co.
Hobbies: motorcycling, travelling, scuba diving, being out in nature


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2515 on: November 05, 2017, 07:59:52 PM »
Hello Everyone. I am a new owner of a 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado 850. I just inherited the bike from my
Grandfather who bought it brand new. It has only 25K original miles.

It's been sitting in his barn in Ohio mostly not ridden for the last 17 years. It was started about two years ago.
My dad tried to fire it up but there is no spark coming from the coil.

I don't have the bike yet, it's still in Ohio and I'm out in California. It will be shipped in the next couple weeks.

Here is a picture.


Lucky boy :-) Iím sure youíll enjoy it & lots of help here.

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« Reply #2516 on: November 05, 2017, 08:02:49 PM »
Hello everyone:

Norm Blades

Aircraft Structures Engineer (mechanic), and Pilot. I live in Alberta, Canada.
Just bought a used 2012 Griso, Tenni Green. So far I love it, and I've put on 2000km this summer.  I'm getting ready to rollerise it, and I have the Kit "A" at home on the workbench.  As soon as winter is here to stay I'll get started.  I'll probably grease the swingarm this winter too.

Thanks for all the contributions I've read so far. There's lots of good advice here.

Regards, Norm
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2517 on: November 05, 2017, 09:50:02 PM »
Jack Schumann (aka EV11Jack)
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Originally from Pittsburgh (go Steelers!)
Getting back onto a bike after raising my girls for the last 30 years
I wanted something different as I had plenty of UJM's when I was younger
Was looking for a Triumph when I stopped into Billy Joel's shop/museum. He had a lot of MG's so I thought if they're good enough for him I would give them a try. Bought a '98 EV11 (HDM). Not my color preference but the price was rugby.


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2518 on: November 08, 2017, 08:56:28 PM »
Hello.

I am timmy. (who is, unfortunately, a cop in DC).  Good new is I ride at work, so that is a big bonus.

I have been a Sport touring guy my whole life and I have a love for Vee's.  My number one, go-to bike is my 2000 VFR and we all know how good those are:


The Guzzi love began in the 80's when I bought this:

First bike I ever dragged my knee with (God bless Perelli Phantoms)

A bunch of bikes ang Guzzis later, I got rid of my RC51 and picked up one of my dream bikes.....an SP. Its sorta the 70's version of my VFR.  I have to rewire the dash and decide on a seat, but I shall be putting miles on it soon.


Thanks for your attention, now bear with me as I ask a million questions.......... ......
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« Reply #2519 on: November 08, 2017, 09:07:07 PM »
 Hello Mr The Cop  :laugh:

 We have several LEO's here , so you should feel at home .

 Dusty

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