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General Discussion / Re: Japanese motorbike history
« Last post by Rick in WNY on Today at 09:30:46 AM »
I've owned a couple Japanese bikes, from Suzuki, Kawasaki, and currently have a Honda Goldwing.

Japanese bikes are great in terms of ease of living with them... but they have made them so reliable, so intuitive, and so smooth (Goldwing reference) that they have lost the "feel" of being on a motorcycle. They "feel" like a kitchen appliance. Simple, reliable, and they do the job.... but who wants to ride their blender to work every day?

No, I own and ride my Guzzi because it's not a perfectly balanced, homogenized, mass-marketed appliance.

She has character, and makes any ride, even just across town, an adventure.
General Discussion / Re: RIP Peter Fonda
« Last post by Rick in WNY on Today at 09:24:42 AM »
Honestly, if Henry hadn't been his daddy, Pete never would have had a chance in Hollyweird.

His dad was one helluva actor. Him... not so much. Sorry, but I always thought his acting was rather wooden, he always seemed to be just a guy reading a script, and that he was riding on Dennis Hoppers' talent in Easy Rider. JMHO, YMMV.
In 2013, we had a group ride to Orvis to enjoy the hot springs.  Gary Scott, his son, Red, me. 

Sunset while soaking in the hot spring pool was pretty fun.

I think I stayed over a day to ride out to Gateway that year.  Didn't know anything about Orvis though. :)

General Discussion / Re: Stuchi pan guard for 2016 stelvio
« Last post by kmartin on Today at 09:16:24 AM »
I have one off an '09.  I don't think there's any difference but I've never tried to fit it on my '15.  I'm just not sure it's worth the effort to find a box and ship it out.

It's probably got 40,000+ mi on it, lots of rock pings from the front tire but no bending or other structural damage.
General Discussion / Re: Japanese motorbike history
« Last post by Shorty on Today at 09:07:25 AM »
If I ever got the right balance, handling and feel of a Japanese bike, I'd never put up with the aggravation of owning Italian ones.

Word.   :wink:
General Discussion / Re: Dodged disaster?
« Last post by Kev m on Today at 09:05:13 AM »
Happened to me Kev with the Daytona engine.

You're saying the oil lost viscosity and/or the oil thinned that much do to heat that it caused the light to flicker?
General Discussion / Re: Dodged disaster?
« Last post by kirby1923 on Today at 09:02:09 AM »
that's a pretty normal oil pressure at idle as far as I know..

I can confirm that! Ha!

When people ask me about how hard it was to put a pressure gauge on my CX I tell them that if you do install one, prepare to be shocked, not for the faint!

I'm finally used to it!
General Discussion / Re: Japanese motorbike history
« Last post by Yukonica on Today at 08:35:37 AM »
For an interesting perspective read "Stealing Speed" by Matt Oxley.
General Discussion / Re: Just when you thought you've seen it all...
« Last post by JJ on Today at 08:33:24 AM »
The hits just never end... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :shocked: :shocked: :huh: :huh: :laugh: :grin: :wink:

roll20 dice
General Discussion / Re: Modern Guzzi Plug Leads
« Last post by mechanicsavant on Today at 08:29:18 AM »
You’ve piqued my quriosity . 2016 V7II 35.6 mega ohms left cyl.  Infinity on right side !
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