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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2640 on: May 15, 2018, 01:24:39 PM »
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« Reply #2641 on: May 20, 2018, 11:53:56 PM »
Just picked up a new V7 III Racer. Keeps my Aprilia Tuono Factory company in the garage here in Huntington Beach. They complement each-other nicely. I got the V7 as an around towner and general utility bike. I wanted something more simple to jump on and go. The Tuono doesn't like to go under 30.

So far so good, I'm liking it a lot. It's just what I was looking for, and it's an incredibly beautiful bike to boot!

Of course I have to farkle it out a bit...here's a couple pics of her and my first mod besides ditching the spoke wheels and tubes.



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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2642 on: May 22, 2018, 10:52:00 AM »
Don Littlefield, DeLand FL - well and truly retired, 83 last week

Was here 1999 -2011 riding a V11EV and a V10 Centauro that I sold in 2011 due to health issues. Things are better now, so I thought I'd try learning the joy of loop frame ownership with two just acquired Ambassador 750s  ('71 & '72).

An 83 year old on nearly 50 year old Guzzis.  .  .  Run for cover!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2643 on: May 22, 2018, 05:02:50 PM »
Don Littlefield, DeLand FL - well and truly retired, 83 last week

Was here 1999 -2011 riding a V11EV and a V10 Centauro that I sold in 2011 due to health issues. Things are better now, so I thought I'd try learning the joy of loop frame ownership with two just acquired Ambassador 750s  ('71 & '72).

An 83 year old on nearly 50 year old Guzzis.  .  .  Run for cover!

Always good news when your health is better at 83 than it is at 75!   Good luck with those Ambassadors and have a detailed plan in place when you want to stop from speed ....  :grin:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2644 on: May 25, 2018, 05:48:55 PM »
Lee Garvey, 66
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Arlington, VA

I've owned a 2001 V11 Sport since 2009, my wife rides a 2004 Breva. I joined up here in 2009 but ran out of time to ride or do anything other than run the business. I'm back and hope to ride more and be a better campfire companion here on WildGuzzi.

@oilleaker - now looking forward to trying some different bikes when I'm 83!
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2645 on: May 25, 2018, 08:51:23 PM »
A sort of reintroduction I suppose. I initially joined in 2012 I think and had a 1200 Sport at the time.
Unfortunately some mental health issues caused me to give up riding, sold my bike got rid of all my gear - gave up on a lot of stuff really.
Any way now 65 years old and the Guzzi bug has returned, have a new V7 111 Special ordered from Motociclo in Sydney and rebuilding the riding gear kit again.
Loved the 1200 Sport but time to go a bit smaller and lighter and love the small blocks too.
Thanks Luap for reactivating my membership.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2646 on: May 25, 2018, 10:39:44 PM »
Lee Garvey, 66
Small business owner @ www.click2mail.com
Arlington, VA

I've owned a 2001 V11 Sport since 2009, my wife rides a 2004 Breva. I joined up here in 2009 but ran out of time to ride or do anything other than run the business. I'm back and hope to ride more and be a better campfire companion here on WildGuzzi.

@oilleaker - now looking forward to trying some different bikes when I'm 83!

Hi Lee - I live in Gaithersburg (about 35 miles from Arlington for those reading who aren't familiar w/the DC suburbs) but regularly go to Thomas Jefferson or Barcroft Community Centers to work out with friends.  You may occasionally see a red Mille GT parked at either center, or driving to or from them, if you are paying attention while driving/riding near those areas in the middle of the day.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2647 on: May 27, 2018, 12:37:18 PM »
Hi
My name is Aldo and am from Malta. I just bought a Guzzi V7 Special and hope it'll give me some fun at the age of 63 :smiley:.
I am a pensioner and decided to go for something I desired for my whole life. Rather late in the day , right????  :smiley: Wish me luck !!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2648 on: May 27, 2018, 02:28:11 PM »
Hello.  I am Anthony May of Versailles Kentucky.  I am 50 and currently have 2015 California Tourer, 1973 Eldorado  and a 1981 Gl500i

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2649 on: May 27, 2018, 04:57:54 PM »
Welcome Anthony, how about that EV or whatever the model sitting behind the new one?
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2650 on: May 27, 2018, 08:50:57 PM »
Welcome Anthony, how about that EV or whatever the model sitting behind the new one?
Hello Steve.  The Eldo and the Gl500i pictures were taken at the house.  The 1400 was taken at Cardre Cycles in Cincinnati.   So, the other bike is just one that was in the picture he day I had a little work done on the 1400.  They put on heated grips and a passenger backrest.  My kids still ride with me and I needed the backrest for them.  I look forward to sharing with other Guzzi riders. 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2651 on: June 04, 2018, 02:45:59 PM »
Don Littlefield, DeLand FL - well and truly retired, 83 last week

Was here 1999 -2011 riding a V11EV and a V10 Centauro that I sold in 2011 due to health issues. Things are better now, so I thought I'd try learning the joy of loop frame ownership with two just acquired Ambassador 750s  ('71 & '72).

An 83 year old on nearly 50 year old Guzzis.  .  .  Run for cover!

Hiya Don! Glad to see you're back.  :smiley:
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2652 on: June 04, 2018, 03:00:04 PM »
Hello.  I am Anthony May of Versailles Kentucky.  I am 50 and currently have 2015 California Tourer, 1973 Eldorado  and a 1981 Gl500i

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Sweet rides, I like your style we need to meet! I'm in Lagrange.  If your on Facebook check out the Tri-State Moto Guzzi Riders page https://www.facebook.com/groups/tristateguzziriders/?ref=bookmarks




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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2653 on: June 04, 2018, 09:58:06 PM »
I don't do Facebook but would like to know more about your group.  I post to Instagram as Kaliga_guzzi.  When and where do meet?

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2654 on: June 05, 2018, 09:18:39 AM »
I don't do Facebook but would like to know more about your group.  I post to Instagram as Kaliga_guzzi.  When and where do meet?

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Probably most of us don't do facebook, either.. or any other kind of "social media."  :smiley: <snapping red suspenders>
If you look around on this site, maybe the first page.. you'll find rally information.
Kentucky has a really good one in the fall..
Edit: here ya go..
http://www.mgnoc.com/rally_calendar.html
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2655 on: June 06, 2018, 08:05:38 AM »
I don't do Facebook but would like to know more about your group.  I post to Instagram as Kaliga_guzzi.  When and where do meet?

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We don't on any scheduled basis, we use the page to post meet ups, tech meets, rallies, pics etc... as a regional gathering place on line.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2656 on: June 06, 2018, 08:48:43 AM »
Hey fellows,

I'm about to turn 44. I work for a local television station down here in Savannah, GA. And, I just purchased my first Guzzi. I sold my last motorcycle, a DRZ400S, a couple of years ago. I found myself going back and forth to work on it far more than dual sporting. Two things I knew I wanted in my next bike, more power and more street-friendly. Even though I'm a big guy, at 6'1" and ~250, I'm hoping the V7 will turn out to be the perfect little suburban commuter for me.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2657 on: June 06, 2018, 03:15:40 PM »
Hey fellows,

I'm about to turn 44. I work for a local television station down here in Savannah, GA. And, I just purchased my first Guzzi. I sold my last motorcycle, a DRZ400S, a couple of years ago. I found myself going back and forth to work on it far more than dual sporting. Two things I knew I wanted in my next bike, more power and more street-friendly. Even though I'm a big guy, at 6'1" and ~250, I'm hoping the V7 will turn out to be the perfect little suburban commuter for me.

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 Hi Blake , we have more than one largish member who rides a V7 , it should be fine .

 Welcome to WG .

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2658 on: June 07, 2018, 10:49:54 AM »
Thanks for the reassurance and welcome, Dusty!
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2659 on: June 07, 2018, 05:02:36 PM »
Join us for the 2018 Georgia Guzzi Rally Sept 28, 20, 30   There is a few Guzzi's over there.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2660 on: June 08, 2018, 08:38:43 AM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2661 on: June 08, 2018, 08:44:14 AM »
Join us for the 2018 Georgia Guzzi Rally Sept 28, 20, 30   There is a few Guzzi's over there.

Is there a thread?
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2662 on: June 08, 2018, 09:08:22 AM »
No thread yet, we get a sticky on top here when it gets close. Last year I brought a bunch of beer for the campfires. Been around 12 of them now. Nice ride through the mtns.
http://www.mgnoc.com/rally_calendar.html
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2663 on: June 11, 2018, 09:42:52 PM »
David

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2664 on: June 14, 2018, 07:44:27 PM »
David

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 Then you have come to the right place David  :thumb:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2665 on: June 15, 2018, 08:36:45 AM »
Daniel Laperriere

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2666 on: June 16, 2018, 05:37:03 AM »
Hello there, I'm in England I have two Guzzis a 2011 Stelvo and a 1977 850T that now looks like a 750S but has a 1000 Le Mans spec engine. The older bike has been in bits for over 15 years and is now in the process of rebirth! At last the engine is fixed (sheared crank) and is back in the frame. Still lots to do yet .........

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2667 on: June 29, 2018, 02:21:38 PM »
Hello, group!  My name is Ken Buck, and I live in New Orleans, LA.  I am a project manager and electrical engineer.  I am 53 and last year bought my first motorcycle: a 2014 MG V7 Stone.  It's perfect for me: classic style, enough power (but not too much), low maintenance (hope it stays that way), and very rare in this part of the country.  Thanks very much to the hosts/moderators for this forum!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2668 on: July 07, 2018, 03:56:18 AM »
Hi there. My name is Mark. I live close to Frankfurt in Germany, driving an Eldorado 1400 and an Aprilia Tuono. I have 2 children, still married with the first wife. Working as a pilot for 25 years now. Planing to retire in 5....... :azn:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2669 on: July 07, 2018, 10:12:09 PM »
Hello!

My name is Aaron. Iím a product manager / designer at a software company in Portland, Oregon.  Iím 46. Two kids (girls). One of them is interested in riding. [emoji106]

Iíve been riding since I was 10 (first bike was a CT70).  When I was 19, I rode an XT250 from Detroit to San Diego and back.  Longest stretch was Cozad, Nebraska to Ypsilanti, MIchigan (940 miles) in 23 hours.

Current ride is a 2000 Quota. Itís my first Moto Guzzi. 


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