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Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 140,394
Posted By CBRider
I ride a lot of roads in Milam County Texas, and...

I ride a lot of roads in Milam County Texas, and there is a cool old one lane bridge that crosses the San Gabriel River by a place called Apache Pass. It is near the location where the Apache Indians...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 140,394
Posted By CBRider
He deletes his posts and runs away because of a...

He deletes his posts and runs away because of a polite reminder from a Moderator not to plug his business except in the Vendor area. That's not being run off. He chose to leave, and with behavior...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 168,782
Posted By CBRider
Are you saying you would prefer a new TU250 to a...

Are you saying you would prefer a new TU250 to a new SR400? If so, Suzuki shows the 2015 TU250 on their website. Why did you not buy a new TU? Are they not available at their dealers?

Here is a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 168,782
Posted By CBRider
He's not smoking anything, but he did go to...

He's not smoking anything, but he did go to collage. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 140,394
Posted By CBRider
Rocker59 you nailed it. It's incredible that some...

Rocker59 you nailed it. It's incredible that some guys trash a bike based on what they have read on the internet, even though they have never ridden one. They probably haven't even sat on one!
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
:clap Thanks for getting the thread back on...

:clap Thanks for getting the thread back on track!

I like how you have your V7 set up with the fly screen, racks, and seat. Nice looking bike. It'll be interesting to see how the K60's work out.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
Me too...

Me too...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
Ugh...

Let's talk about ABS

:fpalm
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
Good, we've sorted out ABS. For better or worse,...

Good, we've sorted out ABS. For better or worse, it's not available on current models of the V7.

Back to our scheduled programming...

Photo of a Moto Guzzi V7. :D
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
Oops

Sorry about the confusion I started between the V7 Classic and the Special back in post #804. My dealer offered the cast wheel swap on a SPECIAL, not a Classic. My error, and I corrected the original...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
In the end, I chose the Stone because the gloss...

In the end, I chose the Stone because the gloss white just did something for me, plus it was less money than the Classic. But my dealer offered to order cast wheels and install them on a Classic at...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
I've had my V7 since late February and have...

I've had my V7 since late February and have ridden it about 3000 miles now. This is the first Guzzi I've ever ridden, and the shifting is different, but I've never missed a shift and have come to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 39,515
Posted By CBRider
Very nice! You're going to end up with a bike to...

Very nice! You're going to end up with a bike to be really proud of!

Thanks for posting the photos and descriptions.
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 140,394
Posted By CBRider
:thumb Have fun on your new bike!

:thumb

Have fun on your new bike!
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 140,394
Posted By CBRider
I got it in late February. And it is a 2014.

I got it in late February. And it is a 2014.
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 140,394
Posted By CBRider
Idle on my 2014 V7 Stone is right at 1400.

Idle on my 2014 V7 Stone is right at 1400.
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 22,814
Posted By CBRider
No wonder you're so opinionated!:rofl Nice...

No wonder you're so opinionated!:rofl

Nice bike!
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 22,814
Posted By CBRider
Talking Sheesh, if you're going to tell us we don't know...

Sheesh, if you're going to tell us we don't know what a real single sounds like you should at least include a link! :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 22,814
Posted By CBRider
Your bike sounds great! Thanks for posting the...

Your bike sounds great! Thanks for posting the video.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 22,814
Posted By CBRider
Do the new Enfields with fuel injection still...

Do the new Enfields with fuel injection still have that slow thump thump idle as the carbed bikes? That sound is intoxicating.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 140,394
Posted By CBRider
I suspect it may be because of this: ...

I suspect it may be because of this:

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2012/11/21/manufacturers/bmw/european-parliament-makes-abs-mandatory-tighten-emissions-standards-by-2016/
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 22,814
Posted By CBRider
I've noticed many threads on this forum where...

I've noticed many threads on this forum where guys are quick to jump on Jerry for almost anything he writes. As you can see in Jerry's original post about the carb kit, which I quoted below, he...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 140,394
Posted By CBRider
Thanks Paul. Thanks kerkemon. If your...

Thanks Paul.



Thanks kerkemon. If your spelling of knee pad$ mean expensive, you're right. Luckily, my deal on the bike included big discounts on accessories.

Your W looks nice. I really...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 140,394
Posted By CBRider
I hope so, because I traded my W650 for a new V7...

I hope so, because I traded my W650 for a new V7 Stone last month!

I really loved my W650 and put 37,000 miles on it, but I was ready for something different. Can't say if the Guzzi is as reliable...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,302
Posted By CBRider
I think people who live like that are happy and...

I think people who live like that are happy and at peace with themselves. They are rich beyond words.

Thanks for taking us along with you John.

Clyde
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 199,663
Posted By CBRider
Come on now, tell us what you really think! :rofl

Come on now, tell us what you really think! :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
I'm not saying that the V7 wouldn't benefit from...

I'm not saying that the V7 wouldn't benefit from a suspension upgrade. My point is that many who buy a new bike have already decided the stock suspension isn't adequate for their use. They base that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
I think that a lot of people who buy a new bike...

I think that a lot of people who buy a new bike think their suspension sucks only because they read about it on the Internet or in a magazine.

The money I save from not buying new suspension will...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
Thanks for checking that. What year model...

Thanks for checking that.

What year model is your bike? I think starting in 2013 the tank capacity went up slightly.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
One intake valve was very slightly tight.

One intake valve was very slightly tight.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,223
Posted By CBRider
Congratulations on your new bike. Those new Royal...

Congratulations on your new bike. Those new Royal Enfields are beautiful. Have fun with it! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
Thanks Penderic! I might install one on my bike.

Thanks Penderic! I might install one on my bike.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
Nice looking bike Penderic. How do you like...

Nice looking bike Penderic.

How do you like your center stand? Is it easy to rock the bike up onto it?

Also, does your side stand work ok with it? The catalog says the US style side stand must...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
The service manual calls the transmission the...

The service manual calls the transmission the gearbox. That one makes sense!



Since I've only had my bike for 10 days and 750 miles, I'm not the best source on this, but 80 feels solid and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
No, they all use different weights and...

No, they all use different weights and quantities.

Oh, and the rear end is not really a diff, as it only drives one wheel. :D
The Guzzi service manual actually refers to the rear end as the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
A new V7 owner's perspective

Here are a few thoughts about my new V7:


During the 600 mile break-in, I’ve varied the speeds and loads put on the engine. So far the fuel consumption has been 52 mpg. I always reset the trip...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,647
Posted By CBRider
Picked up my new V7 Stone last week, and did the...

Picked up my new V7 Stone last week, and did the 600 mile service on it yesterday. Valve adjustments couldn't be easier.

I traded my W650 on it, and so far I like the Guzzi even more than I did...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 664,130
Posted By CBRider
Oh noooooooo! Another tire thread! :lol3 By...

Oh noooooooo! Another tire thread! :lol3

By the way, what kind of oil are you guys running? :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,302
Posted By CBRider
Juanito, informe paseo fabuloso!

Juanito!

Thanks for taking me along through your writing and photos. It must be lots of trouble to find Wi-Fi and keep us up to date on your travels, but it is much appreciated.

I sent...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 664,130
Posted By CBRider
I think dodgierogie is in Australia.

I think dodgierogie is in Australia.
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