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Forum: Ride reports Today, 07:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,920
I remember going to that Observetory when I was a...

I remember going to that Observetory when I was a kid in the 1960's. Good report.
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 98,825
'08 Norge

Hey that is just like mine. I can do 500 mile days but not too often. A good day for me is 200 to 300 miles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,640
It really depends on what kind of bike you ride...

It really depends on what kind of bike you ride and the wind management that it provides. I am a full face kind of guy. My fully faired Moto Guzzi offers pretty good wind protection so I normally...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,715
We used to have a really good Japanese dealer in...

We used to have a really good Japanese dealer in my town. They got downsized and left town. They had an awesome inventory of the 4 major Japan brands. They also had a very good inventory of riding...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,209
I have the 1st gen. Moto Guzzi Norge 1200. It has...

I have the 1st gen. Moto Guzzi Norge 1200. It has shaft drive, ABS (swichable) and a 225 mile range to fuel light coming on. 6 gallons @ 47mpg on a trip. They can be purchased for a very reasonable...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Another thing to check is the kickstand and...

Another thing to check is the kickstand and clutch lockout switches. Since your battery was low, you have solved it this time. I like to put a battery tender on my bike for a day once a month. I do...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
I have not had any problems with mine. 25,000...

I have not had any problems with mine. 25,000 miles and 2 valve adjustments. I am ready for a third valve adjustment.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 122,003
Spokane Sunrise

The hottest weather I have ridden in is 100F. It is not pleasant. Engine heat is the least of my worries. I feel like I am rinding in the discharge of a furnace. I usually stay off the bike on high...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 256,461
NORGE in Spokane

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Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 256,461
ON Top of Stevens Pass a couple of years ago...

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Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
if you go to wildguzzi.com there is alot of...

if you go to wildguzzi.com there is alot of information and a lot of knowledgable people. You can order parts and stuff from online dealers. Moto International in Seattle is a great source of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 55,791
I wonder if that would work for a Norge?

I wonder if that would work for a Norge?
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,882
My good friend owns a Road King. We ride together...

My good friend owns a Road King. We ride together alot. I have ridden the Road King a couple of times. There is a feeling I get when I am riding the Road King that communicates with my soul. When I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
My son had one for a few years. It sat in my...

My son had one for a few years. It sat in my garage. I don't think we ever got it running quite right. The carbs are a royal pain. If the one you are considering starts up and runs good, then...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 32,925
I never use my kill switch to shut off the...

I never use my kill switch to shut off the engine. I use the key or the sidestand.
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,596
My Moto Guzzi Norge is about 4 years old. 22,000...

My Moto Guzzi Norge is about 4 years old. 22,000 miles and no real problems to speak of. I do my own oil changes and valve adjustments. I also replaced the fuel filter. That was a disaster of my own...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,596
Did you ride the California 1400? I think that...

Did you ride the California 1400? I think that test riding a bike really helps you make your decision. I think Moto Guzzi got this one right.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-22-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,876
I have ridden on all of the roads you were on,...

I have ridden on all of the roads you were on, just not all at once. Good job. When you do multiple day rides over mountain passes, most of what you bring with you is: warm wear, rain gear, cool wear...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,435
Also the Can Am Spyder can come with a paddle...

Also the Can Am Spyder can come with a paddle shifter. That way you don't have to slip the clutch or put your foot down.
I feel your pain. The worst riding is two up in stop and go traffic.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 122,003
I have seen a couple of low mileage used Norges...

I have seen a couple of low mileage used Norges for really good prices. I would have jumped on that if I could have in 2010.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,331
Contrary to your statement, it's a more logical...

Contrary to your statement, it's a more logical argument to say it's selfish to reproduce. There's no societal advantage or greater good served by having children. People reproduce for purely...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 122,003
Here is a pic of my dash. I had to remove the...

Here is a pic of my dash. I had to remove the plastic cover when I put the bar risers on. There is a screw hole just north of the center and right of the ignition switch. It is made for a GPS mount....
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 122,003
whatever the height was it was too tall for me to...

whatever the height was it was too tall for me to flat foot it. I may have been exagerating just a tad...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 122,003
on a trip, my range is well over 200 miles. Since...

on a trip, my range is well over 200 miles. Since I usually travel with friends who have less range, I will fill up at around 150 miles.
6gallons x 40mpg =240 miles. Bone dry.
5 useable gallons x...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 122,003
I think the newer 8v engines do not get as good...

I think the newer 8v engines do not get as good mileage as the older 4v engines. Harleys do seem to get pretty good mileage, but I must tell myself that riding is not always about mileage. If a bike...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,929
If I was just riding alone, I would consider the...

If I was just riding alone, I would consider the KLR 650. I really liked the bike, I lowered it 2" and it fit me jut fine. I would still have it if it wasn't for 2 up riding. It was horrible for that.
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 122,003
"Yeah, the FJR is a bit forward but I hear it is...

"Yeah, the FJR is a bit forward but I hear it is fairly easy to correct.

I plan to buy a new one if I get one.

It may have been asked but how is the the mileage on the Norge?"

My 2008 Norge...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 122,003
I did not have to ride the FJR, I just sat on it....

I did not have to ride the FJR, I just sat on it. 38" seat height does not do it for me.(really about 34")My short legs prefer touching the ground when I am stopped. I had been riding a L-4 Suzuki GS...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 122,003
I still love mine after 3 1/2 years and almost...

I still love mine after 3 1/2 years and almost 21,000 miles.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 301,272
I just saw it and sat on it, yesterday. I, too...

I just saw it and sat on it, yesterday. I, too was underwhelmed. I felt cheap. It may ride like a dream, and the production bike may look better, but I really like the 883 much better.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,951
just bought the Sure SE215's yesterday. I had an...

just bought the Sure SE215's yesterday. I had an older set of Sures that I have given to my wife for her Kindle. I have not tried these with my Shoei Full Face Helmet, but they do stick out less than...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,884
My Shoei full face helmet creates noise. I wear...

My Shoei full face helmet creates noise. I wear ear plugs with it.
I have a Bell 1/2 helmet that makes no noise. I can ride all day without any annoying noise and no earplugs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,638
I like the turn screw valve adjustment (like the...

I like the turn screw valve adjustment (like the old VW)
I think the Overhead Cam with bucket and shim design makes valve adjustment difficult.
I like tubeless tires
I like a low seat height. Not...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 122,003
I always run premium in mine. With only 3 or 4...

I always run premium in mine. With only 3 or 4 gallons for fill up it is not that much more expensive.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,462
in 1977 I bought a 1966 Suzuki 150 street bike.

in 1977 I bought a 1966 Suzuki 150 street bike.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 122,003
I want to ride to BC next summer. There are alot...

I want to ride to BC next summer. There are alot of beautiful roads there
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,889
I think you should ride the bike and see if you...

I think you should ride the bike and see if you like it.
I own the 2v Norge and I have never wanted a 4v Norge. Mine works well and does what I want it to do.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,558
I do not think I have ever seen a Yellow KLR 650....

I do not think I have ever seen a Yellow KLR 650. What year is that one?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-17-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,575
moto guzzi Norge

Here I am Near Incheleum WA.
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Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 24,006
I can see why you can make a living as a...

I can see why you can make a living as a photographer. many time while I am riding I come upon some thing totally beautiful but I have no place to pull over and get the pic. Every one of your...
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