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Offline jetboy

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2880 on: August 13, 2019, 12:45:56 PM »
I used to be a member here but either i forgot what username i used, or I got purged for not coming back for 5 years or so! 

So new account and new introduction:  Yesterday I plunged back into Guzzi space with a 2000 v11 sport that was priced very nicely:





Funny is that I went to see the bike in Fremont, CA (I am in oakland) and it was at a condo complex and the guy had said:  I put it outside so you can see it when you come by.  So I pull into the complex and trying to find number 383904 - and I can't make heads or tails over how the condos are organized.. it seems random and I cant even find that number on the map so I park and walk around.

and .. I see a v11 Lemans in Sliver parked outside a condo.  So I think:  ???  were the pictures in the ad wrong??  Or is that his other bike and hes selling the sport?  But either way, I figure I got the right spot.   what are the chances there would be 2 people with guzzi v11's parked outside in the same condo complex?

pretty good as it turns out.  Seller did not even know about the other Guzzi owner after I texted and finally found him.   I came home with a black sport and not a silver lemans.  I would not have minded the lemans!  but pretty stoked anyway. 


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2881 on: August 16, 2019, 05:17:42 PM »
Jordan Blake Parker
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2882 on: August 17, 2019, 01:50:49 PM »
Hello all!

Im Magnus, 36, social worker living in Stockholm, Sweden. Owning two Guzzis. An 2002 EV hydro and a 1988 California III.

Best regards

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2883 on: August 20, 2019, 11:17:12 PM »
Hi,
I'm Bill, mid-60's, still working. Had the fortune of being able to move to Colorado from Texas about 5.5 years ago with a job change.
I have two Guzzis and a KLR650, '79 V1000 G5 & a '98 V11 EV. I'm a tax paying law abiding citizen. Love dogs, fishing, camping, riding motorcycles and an occasional cold "beverage." (wink, wink, nod, nod)
Thanks,
Bill

 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2884 on: August 21, 2019, 09:58:59 PM »
Hello,

 John, 60, Semi-Retired Tech, Joplin, Missouri central USA.

I have acquired my first Guzzi and hope someday to be a Guzzisti.

 Some of you may have seen it before.

 

 

 Its an 81 V1000 G5. I have been riding it a little every day and the oil dripping out the bottom has almost quit in the few days its been mine. And yes, it still has oil in it.  :laugh:

Hope to attempt chain and tensioner replacement this winter and will be back here begging for advice even though it appears all the information needed is in the archives.

I may be brave (or foolhardy) enough to ride the 100 miles to Talihina, Oklahoma with noisy chain and meet some of you.

Likes: kayaking, back packing, model trains, vacuum tubes, target shooting, and film cameras.

Favorite place: Bottom of Grand Canyon.

 John







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The problem with my bike is a loose nut on the seat.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2885 on: August 22, 2019, 09:46:46 AM »
Bob Allen   MGX-21
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St Augustine FL, formerly suburban DC area for past 40+ years
71, life long avid rider, well over .5 mil miles, still getting it done with speed and some style.




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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2886 on: August 22, 2019, 04:47:26 PM »
 Hello

Linc Gurley
Central Arkansas
Retired

Own only BMW presently. Interested in a V85TT.  No MG dealer within 270 miles.

Hobbies are scoots, antique guitars/basses.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2887 on: August 22, 2019, 07:28:39 PM »
Nearest dealer to me is in San Diego.  2200 miles approx. from here.  :grin:
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2888 on: August 24, 2019, 09:16:32 PM »
Dave Bell--70 years old, live east of dFW near Wills Point Tx.  Psychologist in private practice.  I've had a V7 Stone in the past and have a Cali III now.  I've had a lot of motorcycles and ride nearly every day. 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2889 on: August 24, 2019, 10:02:52 PM »
Velkommen and Bienvinuti.  You're needed since Bob left.  There are a lot dysfunctional thinkers here including myself.   :grin: :grin:  If you hang out here long enough, you'll see what I mean.
There are no stupid questions.  There are however stupid people asking questions.

Offline Moparnut72

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2890 on: August 30, 2019, 11:38:39 AM »
Hi, Karl Bishop here. I am 74 and retired but I work a couple of days a week leading a crew on an inserting machine at the local newspaper.

I live in Quincy Calif, I grew up in Connecticut and lived in Colorado for 17 years before moving to Ca.

I bought an Audace on July 11th from EuroCycle in Windsor Ca but their Reno store is closer, about 85 miles away. I have been riding since 1965 mainly on Airhead BMW's. I bought an R75/5 in 1970 but it was a hard choice between that and an Eldorado. After all those years I finally have my Guzzi.

My other interests include outboard boat racing, collecting antique and classic outboards and target shooting. I have just recently resumed my motorcycle camping trips which I enjoy immensely.

I end my posts with "kk".  It stands for Krazy Karl which I called myself on a boat racing forum after I started racing a 60 mph 13' sheet of plywood at the age of 62. I am taking a break from racing this year to pursue other activities mostly related to motorcycles. I am thrilled to have become a part of the Guzzi clan.
kk
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Offline gerryp

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2891 on: August 30, 2019, 06:01:05 PM »

KK,

Welcome to the Guzzi family.

Where in Ct did you grow up?

My formative years before the USAF (1966 - 1970) were spent in West Haven,

Regards,

Gerry
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2892 on: August 31, 2019, 02:59:00 PM »
Hi, Karl Bishop here. I am 74 and retired but I work a couple of days a week leading a crew on an inserting machine at the local newspaper.

I live in Quincy Calif,

Hey Karl, do you know Phil F. or the Lomas brothers? They moved to Qunicy from Alaska years ago. Phil had a T3 and v65 last time I talked to him. They are all old time bikers from Fairbanks.
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Offline Moparnut72

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2893 on: August 31, 2019, 08:29:37 PM »
KK,

Welcome to the Guzzi family.

Where in Ct did you grow up?

My formative years before the USAF (1966 - 1970) were spent in West Haven,

Regards,

Gerry

I grew up in Mystic. I understand it is not the same as when I lived there.
kk
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2894 on: August 31, 2019, 08:40:17 PM »
Hey Karl, do you know Phil F. or the Lomas brothers? They moved to Qunicy from Alaska years ago. Phil had a T3 and v65 last time I talked to him. They are all old time bikers from Fairbanks.

I know Curtis but not very well. I know that there is another MG in town. I talked to the owner a few years ago but I don't remember his name. I have been trying to find out who it is. I may be Phil. Do you have a last name?
kk
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2895 on: August 31, 2019, 09:05:19 PM »
I know Curtis but not very well. I know that there is another MG in town. I talked to the owner a few years ago but I don't remember his name. I have been trying to find out who it is. I may be Phil. Do you have a last name?
kk

Sent you a pm with the info.  Jon
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2896 on: September 01, 2019, 08:33:14 AM »

Bonjour,

My name is Christophe and I can't help myself resto-modding (much too) damaged things, amongst which a 750-S3 (1976) ...

So here am I and I look foward to exchanging Guzzi related informations with other members of this forum,
Christophe

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2897 on: September 04, 2019, 02:04:53 PM »
Married with 4 kids. I like Italian vehicles, and I like to go fast. Lived in Italy for a bit, and caught the bug. One Italian, one German, and one American vehicle. All three vehicles are over 500hp, one sub 4 second 0-6 and 2 just over 4 seconds. Not counting my new MGX-21. Bought this bike from Euro Cycle and had it shipped to me, as nobody around here had one, and it is what I wanted. An absolute TERRIBLE decision to buy from them, nothing but issues. Which is why I have posted on these forums to start with.



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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2898 on: September 07, 2019, 10:32:26 PM »
I'm Dave.  I'm a tv writer who recently moved from Los Angles to Virginia.  I just got my first Moto Guzzi.  A used 2017 V7iii Special.  So far I'm loving it.  I was worried about doing maintenance on a modern bike because I've been teaching myself on an old Honda CB750, which are pretty straight forward.  The Guzzi basic maintenance seems pretty doable, which is great because my local MG dealer doesn't have the best yelp reviews.   I've already found a lot of helpful info on this forum, so thank you!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2899 on: September 08, 2019, 12:46:42 PM »
Welcome to WG fellas .

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2900 on: September 09, 2019, 09:52:26 AM »
Hey!

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Classic "had a motorcycle when I was younger and got back into it" story.  With Angeles Crest Highway 15 minutes from my home, and Mulholland Highway about 40 minutes away, I do plenty of canyon riding. I have done about 20 track days (retired from that now I think).  I'm now prone to 2-3 thousand mile rides on a Multistrada but ride a scooter around town. 

Since 2012 I have had the good fortune to work as a Technical Marshall for MotoGP, and occasionally World SBK.

My biking history:

1970 Honda Mini Trail 50 (Christmas gift in 1970; still have it)
1981 Yamaha XS400 Special (gone)
2007 Ducati ST3 (gone)
2003 Ducati 999 (gone)
2009 Ducati 1198S (gone)
2011 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 (gone)
1980 Yamaha XS400 "cafe conversion project" (gone)
2011 Suzuki DRZ400S (gone)
2009 Aprilia SR50 Factory scooter (current)
2016 Ducati Multistrada (current)

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2901 on: September 10, 2019, 04:17:07 AM »
Mike Harris
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GM and Maint. Dir of print, pick/pack and fulfillment facility
Married, 2 college girls and a pooch
Riding, fishing, flying, boating, remote heli flying, reading, fixing other peoples stuff.
Just enough time, space, money, energy, and marital tolerance for one bike at a time.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2902 on: September 17, 2019, 05:55:18 AM »
Hi, Im Pete, 65, magazine editor, originally from NZ, now living north shore of Boston in the summer and northeast Florida over winter.

Just got back in to bikes after 18 years away, was after an airhead BMW but they were all over priced or junk, so bought an immaculate red 2006 Breva 1100 with 15,000 miles on her for short money. The beginning of what I hope will be a long love affair.

Previously:
1966 Honda Benley 125
1965 Triumph Thunderbird 650
1969 Triumph Bonneville
1973 Triumph Tiger 750
1973 Suzuki T500
1971 Triumph Trident 750
1977 Suzuki GS750
1978 BMW R80
1977 Guzzi 850 T3
1980 BMW R100RS
1985 BMW R80RT
1981 Suzuki GS750

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2903 on: September 17, 2019, 11:18:29 AM »
Hi all,

I have been a Moto Guzzi fan without even having one, but I took the plunge in March this year and bought a new V7 III Racer.  I am loving every moment of it.
My previous (first) bike was a Honda VTR 250 (which I crashed back in 2013), and with this one I try to keep the shiny part up.



Cheers,

VB

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« Reply #2904 on: September 20, 2019, 05:03:25 PM »
Wilmer
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« Reply #2905 on: September 23, 2019, 06:39:38 AM »
hi,
Dave from Adelaide - thats in South Australia !
Bikes -?  2005 1100 Breva - the long distance two up tourer , that roasts my ankles in Summer ( more on that later ) . T3 Cali 1000 bitsa project bike , Much modified 1972 ish V7 sport. had and sold a couple of V50 's , so have a healthy respect for them too .
The Breva was bought new by a very close friend who left us way too early and i have been its custodian sine 2010.
The Breva has just clocked up 30K  and I've just clocked up 60 in years -  Ive been doing all my own spannering since I was a lad. Have worked in 2 bike shops on Guzzis and british . I raced at Sellicks Beach in 2017/2019 on #35 ( a BSA ) first race i ever entered  what a blast .
I have only sent a bike to a shop for work 3 times in my life - ( 2 were jap - one was a jap 4 cyl ! ) Last time was more recently to get the Breva injectors / tps reset . that was 10000 k ago and now i have discovered I can do it myself ! The internet is a wonderful thing , but nothing beats riding a sweet running Guzzi thru the Adelaide hills !
If I can offer some useful info to fellow Guzzisti I'll be happy , must say tho round barrels are what I know best.
"Abite in Collies " is my motto.
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