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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2910 on: October 10, 2019, 02:06:56 PM »
Hello,
  Steve from Silver Spring, MD (right on top of DC). 53. Computer programmer.
I'm a returning (lapsed) member. Have a '75 850-T that I'm putting back into service after several years of being ignored (it, not me!).
I also have a couple of Norton Commandos, a 95 Ducati 900SS and a KTM Super Duke (GT)
thanks for having me
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2911 on: October 10, 2019, 03:18:00 PM »
Hello,
  Steve from Silver Spring, MD (right on top of DC). 53. Computer programmer.
I'm a returning (lapsed) member. Have a '75 850-T that I'm putting back into service after several years of being ignored (it, not me!).
I also have a couple of Norton Commandos, a 95 Ducati 900SS and a KTM Super Duke (GT)
thanks for having me
-Steve

Welcome!  We have a loose group that usually meets on the 3rd Sunday morning of the month - lately it has been at Dempsey's Grill in Middletown, MD - watch the general discussion page for reminders.  A nice mix of newer and older Guzzis, & even a couple of "brand X" bikes, usually show up.  You could make it a nice back-roads ride from Silver Spring if you get up early enough!

Are you a member of the NCNOC (Norton Owners club) also?
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2912 on: October 11, 2019, 09:23:23 AM »
Spent a lot of my younger life with my cousins in the triangle formed by University Blvd, Georgia Avenue, and Arcola Avenue.   :cool:

Hope your commute is bearable!!    :thumb:

Thanks! That's about a mile or two from my place. Luckily I can walk to work and avoid the horrible DC traffic (pretty much applies to every large metro area nowadays I suppose)


Welcome!  We have a loose group that usually meets on the 3rd Sunday morning of the month - lately it has been at Dempsey's Grill in Middletown, MD - watch the general discussion page for reminders.  A nice mix of newer and older Guzzis, & even a couple of "brand X" bikes, usually show up.  You could make it a nice back-roads ride from Silver Spring if you get up early enough!

Are you a member of the NCNOC (Norton Owners club) also?

Thanks - I'll keep an eye out. Yes, I am a member of the club; are you also a Norton guy?

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2913 on: October 11, 2019, 06:22:17 PM »


Thanks - I'll keep an eye out. Yes, I am a member of the club; are you also a Norton guy?

PM sent.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2914 on: October 12, 2019, 06:57:47 AM »
howdy,

I'm 60 years old... retired mechanical engineer.... spent first 28 years near Rochester, NY..... then moved to VA and never looked back.... live about 20 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and even closer to great backroads..... owned about 50 bikes in the time since I was 10..... current stable is 2019 Beta EVO 250, 1999 Suzuki DR 650 with Pro-Cycle 790cc kit.... 2016 KTM Duke 690.... 2002 Gas Gas Pampera 280..... and a 2007 Moto Guzzi Nevada 750.

Guzzi's have alway intrigued me with their "agricultural" (bet you guys have never heard that adjective before...) charm, but I never intended to own one.  Then a neighbor (a Moto Guzzi addict) said in frustration "I've got too much going on, I need to get rid of some stuff, and offer to sell me his Nevada and a California very cheap.  The Nevada was too cheap to say no. 

Smart move or dumb move?  Too early to tell.  If It doesn't pan out, I'm not much of a cruiser guy, I figure I can get out for no money lost.

I appreciate all the advice, camaraderie, and humor here. 

As we say back home "Screw em if they can't take a joke!"  Riding a Guzzi is probably a great way to maintain humility.  Right?
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2915 on: October 13, 2019, 10:46:08 AM »
Hello All!

Recently joined the Guzzi family, with my purchase of 2020 V7iii Racer.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2916 on: October 18, 2019, 08:40:46 PM »
Hi All.

My first Guzzi was a Guzzuki in 1979:



It was a Guzzi 50 with a Suzi A100 race kit engine. Fun to race!

I bought my second Guzzi this week:



Its an '07 Breva 750 which had only 2000km on the clock when I bought it. Riding it back to Sydney from Melbourne added approx 50% to that! It's essentially brand new. I found it via a contact in the Victorian Moto Guzzi Club.

Now I have to add some goodies....

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2917 on: October 18, 2019, 09:08:05 PM »
Hi All.

My first Guzzi was a Guzzuki in 1979:



It was a Guzzi 50 with a Suzi A100 race kit engine. Fun to race!

I bought my second Guzzi this week:



Its an '07 Breva 750 which had only 2000km on the clock when I bought it. Riding it back to Sydney from Melbourne added approx 50% to that! It's essentially brand new. I found it via a contact in the Victorian Moto Guzzi Club.

Now I have to add some goodies....

Gonzo

 Whoa , that little beastie had to be fun  :thumb:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2918 on: October 21, 2019, 09:26:12 AM »
Ade Beckham

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2919 on: October 21, 2019, 08:22:04 PM »
Hi all, I'm in the Charleston, South Carolina area, Wadmalaw Island to be exact. 50 year old graphic designer with 3 bikes currently. The most recent a '73 Eldorado that I purchased out of Florida. Would love to meet other enthusiasts in the area for rides and if possible draw from your knowledge on these great machines.


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2920 on: October 22, 2019, 07:17:35 AM »
Hello, I'm in Toronto, Canada and after 12 years riding a 1969 Triumph T100S, I now ride a 1982 Suzuki GS650G.   

I chose the Suzuki because I wanted a classically styled, reliable, air cooled, under 800cc machine with shaft drive.  And that's what's driving me towards the Moto Guzzi V7.

Other than bikes, I work in pet supplies distribution and export sales.    I look forward to learning more about Guzzis.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2921 on: October 23, 2019, 03:56:09 AM »
Welcome!!!
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2922 on: October 25, 2019, 01:31:15 AM »
Landy, 35, Minister, W. Washington. Just acquired a non-running '72 Eldorado project. Only been on here a day, already been a wealth of information and support  :thumb:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2923 on: November 07, 2019, 04:14:50 AM »
Hi all, Iím Dave. 34, software developer in Sydney, Australia.






I ride a 2013 V7.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2924 on: November 18, 2019, 03:59:11 PM »
Hello everyone,
Iíd like to say Iím back after a most bitter divorce that nearly cost me my Guzzi. I was able to get my bike back after over a year of legal activity. It sat collecting dust the entire time. Iím very glad to say itís back in tip top shape and Iím looking forward to riding with my wonderful new girlfriend this spring. I now know what it means when someone says they went through a bad divorce. Itís rough but if you persevere you will eventually come out the other side.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2925 on: November 21, 2019, 08:05:16 AM »
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Motorcycling, reading, boating-fishing, Guitar plunking, messin'  round with grandkids

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2926 on: December 06, 2019, 06:09:17 AM »
I just made my second post and noticed the introductions thread, so I guess I can say Iím not really good at reading instructions!

My name is Gannon Gries. Iím a 44 year old architect in Fort Worth, Texas. I found an Ď83 1000 SP locally a little less than a year ago and have been bitten hard by the Guzzi bug. I also have a Ď78 BMW R100S that Iíve been nursing back to health.

I used to ride in college, but the wife made me give it up when we got married. When mid-life crisis time came I decided that motorcycles were less expensive and less dangerous than a girlfriend. ;)

Let me know if there are other folks in the DFW area who want to go for a ride or talk shop sometime!

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« Reply #2927 on: December 06, 2019, 05:21:27 PM »
I just made my second post and noticed the introductions thread, so I guess I can say Iím not really good at reading instructions!

My name is Gannon Gries. Iím a 44 year old architect in Fort Worth, Texas. I found an Ď83 1000 SP locally a little less than a year ago and have been bitten hard by the Guzzi bug. I also have a Ď78 BMW R100S that Iíve been nursing back to health.

I used to ride in college, but the wife made me give it up when we got married. When mid-life crisis time came I decided that motorcycles were less expensive and less dangerous than a girlfriend. ;)

Let me know if there are other folks in the DFW area who want to go for a ride or talk shop sometime!

 OK you DFW folks , speak up .

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2928 on: December 08, 2019, 10:43:58 AM »
Greetings from North Carolina.
I have been lurking on the site reading up on the wealth of information you have and since I went and got myself a early Christmas present I thought I would join the forum and say hi... HI!

Yesterday I picked up my first Moto Guzzi, a 2018 v7 Rough with 2 miles on the odometer (now it has just shy of 200).

I am a Systems Engineer in RTP, been riding for 20+ years, and spend my free time reading or riding.
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« Reply #2929 on: December 08, 2019, 02:38:13 PM »
 Welcome folks  :thumb:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2930 on: December 09, 2019, 01:54:49 AM »
Hi all, I'm Al. Pretty new here and still figuring things out. I live in Jacksonville and have a 2017 V7. Happy to be here! Cheers.  :thumb:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2931 on: December 10, 2019, 10:03:21 AM »
Welcome all!  :thumb:
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« Reply #2932 on: December 10, 2019, 01:24:45 PM »
Hi all, I'm Al. Pretty new here and still figuring things out. I live in Jacksonville and have a 2017 V7. Happy to be here! Cheers.  :thumb:

Well, you've got something figured out if you snagged the screen-name "Goose" among 5000 screen names, many of which have some form of "goose" or "guzzi" in them .... !!   :thumb:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2933 on: December 17, 2019, 02:43:11 PM »
Hello all from California.  I am a proud owner of a show room orphan 2017 MGX-21.  I honestly love the look of it, and wanted to replace my old and needing work 1995 Kawasaki Concours.  The price initially was $13,000, but the dealer has quite a lot of them still in stock and they really want to clear out the old stock.  So they offered me a price I could not refuse.  $9,000 plus tax etc.  Only 2 miles on the odometer.  With that offer, I was very skeptical (okay, whats the catch?  Is it a lemon?), well, I looked around and did some research online and I could not find any real evidence of it being a bad bike, except for the obvious minor stuff.  So I snatched it and so far I love it (I bought it last Friday (12/13/2019)).  This is my first bagger and it is a learning experience in riding it. 

  I am a 53 year old trauma nurse in California.  My love of motorcycles began in 1983 when I was in the USMC, I bought a Honda CB700.  After the Corps. I was a firefighter, paramedic then my current career of nursing.  Along the way I owned a Honda CBR600F, and the Concours. 

  So far I have not found any forum that has information on possible mods, or what accessories are worth getting.  Definitely smaller fan base compared to my Connie.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2934 on: December 19, 2019, 08:20:02 AM »
(...)$9,000 plus tax etc.  Only 2 miles on the odometer.(...)

I don't know if envy or hate you!!!
Here in Italy, to sell me a brand new Mgx-21 dealer asked me for my 2003 Cali EV AND 22.000 dollars...
BTW when I was interested in that bike, the first suggestion was to buy a luggage rack from a shop that specializes in non-original accessories like this:
https://shop.isotta-srl.com/it/catalogsearch/advanced/result/?manufacturer%5B%5D=508&models%5B%5D=838
(This is just a suggestion, don't know if they sell to USA...)
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2935 on: December 20, 2019, 05:10:35 AM »
Hello to all you Guzzitistas,

My name is Joshua, i'm writing to you from India. I used to run a motorcycle store for the last 10 years, but now fly commercial airplanes. I still restore motorcycles in my free time, but not for customers and just for myself. I've worked with a lot of  BMW's, Triumphs, and Japanese motorcycles and of course a large number of Royal Enfields. I've just begun work on my first Moto Guzzi a V35 Imola, or what is left of it,  which led me to finding this forum. The motorcycle is a basket case but that has never stopped me before. Look forward to sharing my build here and getting all the valuable advice that everyone has to share. Here are a couple of the motorcycles i've restored over the past.






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« Reply #2936 on: December 20, 2019, 07:44:30 PM »
Welcome!

That's a very unique and attractive paint job on that R90 ....

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2937 on: December 20, 2019, 09:08:11 PM »
Thanks a ton  :grin:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2938 on: December 25, 2019, 04:05:58 PM »
I don't know if envy or hate you!!!
Here in Italy, to sell me a brand new Mgx-21 dealer asked me for my 2003 Cali EV AND 22.000 dollars...
BTW when I was interested in that bike, the first suggestion was to buy a luggage rack from a shop that specializes in non-original accessories like this:
https://shop.isotta-srl.com/it/catalogsearch/advanced/result/?manufacturer%5B%5D=508&models%5B%5D=838
(This is just a suggestion, don't know if they sell to USA...)


LOL, thank you for the tip.  I plan on getting the tall windscreen first.  The only problem is that I have only found two options and nether give details on the size
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2939 on: December 25, 2019, 06:48:12 PM »
Hi folks, this is Jose, 43, from Spain, where I have a Guzzi Convert 1000 from 1980.


 

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