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Offline Bitflip

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3090 on: August 03, 2020, 11:04:39 AM »
Hey everyone, Mark from Cincinnati, OH here.

I recently linked up with the folks at Cadre Cycle here in Cincinnati to get my first bike - a 2016 V7 II Stone. I couldn't be happier with it and have jumped down the rabbit hole full steam.

Looking forward to getting to know more about my Guzzi and riding altogether.

Offline stokerel

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3091 on: August 05, 2020, 09:31:57 AM »
Hey everyone! New here and to the Guzzi world, hailing from Eastern Europe.
Owner of a new V85TT Travel, moving up from owning a Honda CBF600 with which I've toured all around Europe together with my wife. So far just passed the 1,5k km mark, booked the first service and absolutely loving the bike.
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Offline Hermanzini

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3092 on: August 08, 2020, 04:27:18 AM »
Hi!

My name is Roar from Norway, 48 years old.
I am into Italian cars and bikes, currently I have 4 Fiat`s, 1 Lancia and 2 Moto Guzzi`s.

Previous bikes:

96 Ducati M600
98 Ducati M900
96 Ducati M600
77 Honda CB550
77 Yamaha RD400 Daytona

Current bikes:

97 Moto Guzzi 750 Nevada "Freccia Tricolore" Caf
80 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans "Bianco Latte"
97 750 Nevada
80 850 Le Mans

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3093 on: August 08, 2020, 06:31:14 AM »
John Davis
SEQ Australia
Disabled ex serviceman
looking at a V85tt

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3093 on: August 08, 2020, 06:31:14 AM »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3094 on: August 08, 2020, 09:41:22 PM »
Hi I'm Jorg ,born and raised in Niedersachsen Germany , moved to Manitoba /Cdn in '94 .
married 2nd time around . Work in AG ,Sales Agronomist. Age 54.
Interest are Old Iron ,Motorcycles and Travel ,some Sports. First Guzzi in '89 was a Nuovo Falcone and currently our 2019 California.
Glad to be here ! cheers !
Now 2019 California ,2006 VTX 1300 C , 1982 CB125 S
Ex  1979 Kreidler Florett, 1980 Z 550 , 1969Nuovo Falcone/ Polizzia

Offline Joseph Grangnelli

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3095 on: August 09, 2020, 04:04:50 PM »
Joseph Grangnelli
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Spokane WA
Retired

Hello everyone, I am not a motorcyle rider but I do have a Laverda Jarama 1000 in beautiful condition, for sale!


Offline Mega_R

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3096 on: August 13, 2020, 10:50:45 AM »
Hello!

I'm Ryan from East Tennessee

I just bought my first Moto Guzzi (2003 California EV) after lusting over them for some time. My current inventory of bikes are as follows.

2017 BMW F800GSA
1974 Harley Davidson XLCH
2003 Moto Guzzi California EV

I hope to get this bike running after it has been sitting for the better part of a decade... I will be posting help threads soon.

See you on the road

Offline mdimo

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3097 on: August 13, 2020, 05:08:56 PM »
Hi Guys,
Im Mike and I live in White Rock,British Columbia.Born and raised in Toronto and lived in Edmonton Alberta prior to moving to BC.
Im 54 and retired.

I have a 2017 v7iii Anniversario

Also have a 1985 Yamaha Virago 1000
1969 Norton Commando
1967 BSA Lightning

Love the content on here !!

Offline Guzzikiwi

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3098 on: August 15, 2020, 03:53:12 PM »
Hello
My names Ricky Stewart
I'm from Southland ,New Zealand
I'm Self employed
And I'm 46 Years old.
Here's a Pic of my Guzzi's so Far.(I have JohnR '02 Cali)
Thanks for letting me join the Group.






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-'89 Lemans 1000
-'02 Cali-sport EV
-'03 Aprilia RST

Offline TallV85

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3099 on: August 15, 2020, 06:51:40 PM »
howdy!

new to forum, with a new 2020 V85TT Adventure, Red/White aka #ItalianMistressNo4 , just got the 900mi service completed.

taking off next week for a moto-camping trip with my wife aka #ItalianMistressNo1 she will be on her 2016 V7ii Special, Red/White....(yup....we be matchymatchy) and me on the new V85. we are starting in los angeles, heading along to coast to norcal, oregon, cut over to idaho, loop thru idaho, drop into montana (yellowstone/glacier), down thru utah ....zion, arches moab, ect, nevada, the run the sierras down home.....3 weeks of joy and no doubt some suffering....i live for suffering!

getting the bikes all pulled together and prepped....lots of extra goodies on them.....putting on a tank bag on my v85 and looking for one for the v7, suggestions?

thanks yall!

tallv85


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3100 on: August 23, 2020, 07:38:17 PM »
Richard Lamm

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54

Wife thought I needed a hobby so I found a '67 V700 with 3500 miles to tinker with.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3101 on: August 23, 2020, 11:58:46 PM »
Richard Lamm

Jet fuel delivery driver

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Wife thought I needed a hobby so I found a '67 V700 with 3500 miles to tinker with.


 Great wife .

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Offline RossB

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3102 on: August 24, 2020, 08:18:29 AM »
Thanks for letting me in!  Here are some vital (and not so vital) statistics:

NAME:  Ross Bentz

OCCUPATION:  Inertial Guidance systems for navigation in space (Back to the Moon in 2024!!)

AGE:  48

LOCATION:  Adams, Massachusetts, USA

MOTO GUZZI:  2016 V7ii Stornello

OTHER BIKES:  BMW R1200 GSA, KTM 690 Enduro R, Harley Davidson Springer, Buell X1, Honda CM250

HOBBIES:  Machining, Welding, Fabrication, Carpentry, Cartography, Krumping, BASE Jumping, Growing Tomatoes, Interpretive Dance, Skateboarding, Reading and Writing Travelogues, and Juicing...

INTERESTS:  All things mechanical!  In particular, motorcycles of every shape and size, old Willys jeeps, fast cars, bi-planes, boats, pictures of your dog, tractors, travel, guns, HST quotes, and tools!

WHAT I HOPE MY OBITUARY MAY SOMEDAY SAY:  "He was a pillar of his community, an unrepentant gearhead, a devoted husband and father, an Army veteran, and a consummate professional, but to those who knew him best, he'll always be fondly remembered as an a$$4o7e." 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3103 on: August 25, 2020, 04:55:18 PM »
Hello, I hail from Oregon and I'm searching for my first motorcycle. Moto Guzzi might be too much bike for a beginner, but it's what I'm here to find out. Even if turns out that it is, I certainly see one in my future. I actually created a thread asking the question, before I noticed this introduction thread.

https://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=107204.0

I look forward to interacting and getting to know everyone. Thank you.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3104 on: August 25, 2020, 06:00:50 PM »
Hello, I hail from Oregon and I'm searching for my first motorcycle. Moto Guzzi might be too much bike for a beginner, but it's what I'm here to find out. Even if turns out that it is, I certainly see one in my future. I actually created a thread asking the question, before I noticed this introduction thread.

https://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=107204.0

I look forward to interacting and getting to know everyone. Thank you.

Welcome to the group, & this is a good place to get lots of solicited (& unsolicited) advice on nearly any topic that doesn't involve politics or religion you can dream up.

Regarding advice on a Guzzi being/not being a good first bike, there are really too many variables to come up with a quick answer.  How big/small are you?  Do you live in a rural/suburban/urban area?  Do you want to ride paved roads only, dirt/off-road only, or a combination of both. What kind of financial limitations are you working with?  Are you experienced & comfortable on a bicycle?  Coordinated or a clutz?  Etc., etc., etc.  If there is one within reach of your home turf, the first step should be to find a beginners motorcycle rider training class - check local junior colleges, local govt recreation departments, local Harley dealers, & the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, for starters, on locations.  Most insurance cos. offer a discount for completing a course, & some DMVs may offer an expedited licensing process for those completing a course.

To get back to a specific bike recommendation, I'd suggest getting a cheap used 250 to 500 cc bike to start.  The classic "accident just waiting to happen" is the baby-boomer or gen-xer having a mid-life crisis and going out and buying a big Harley or equivalent and thinking they will be a "biker" or "motorcyclist" as soon as they can ride around the block without dropping the bike.  That may not fit your age and attitude demographic, but I hope you get my point.  A good used Guzzi V50 or V65 would be a good first bike, but I doubt that you'd find a good one that would also be cheap, so look for Honda Rebels or other brand equivalents.  Once you're ready to move up in size, you can probably sell one of these bikes for about what you paid for it - maybe even more if you take the time to detail it & haven't added any new dents or scrapes.  By that time, you should have a better idea of what kind of riding you want to do and have some motorcycle friends or contacts who will give you lots of advice on good &/or bad bike choices for you.
JC
90 Mille GT, 73 Eldorado, 75 Norton Commando, 46 Whizzer, 13 Harley Road Glide

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3105 on: August 30, 2020, 09:03:48 PM »
Tim Wright
Macclesfield
South Australia

Luthier (stringed instrument maker and repairer

58 yrs

Guzzi Breva V750 IE

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3106 on: September 01, 2020, 05:21:20 AM »
Frode Wgen
Haugesund, Norway
Guzzi Noob

47 yrs

Guzzi V7 III Carbon Dark

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3107 on: September 15, 2020, 03:38:16 PM »
Hello from Vienna, Austria!

I'm 40 and recently bought a slightly used V7III Stone NP and love it :)

I read a lot of posts here when I was deciding which bike to get - and that helped a lot!
Now I hope to return the favour, so to say, by contributing to this awesome forum.

Cheers,
D.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #3108 on: September 17, 2020, 07:45:58 AM »
Hello friends!!!

Julian-Jusado
48 years old
Still single
Bus driver
Hobbies are Motorcycles, History, computers, read, guitar, rock music
Erandio-Biscay-Spain

V9 Bobber 2016
Suzuki RV125

My Loving V9 Bobber


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