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Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 174,358
Posted By ddddd
r 90 I notice you have KTM's accessory seat,...

r 90

I notice you have KTM's accessory seat, do you find it any softer than the standard seat ??
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 92,893
Posted By ddddd
I agree 100%, its why this engine would feel so...

I agree 100%, its why this engine would feel so much more lively and responsive than the traditional big cruiser engine
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 179,006
Posted By ddddd
It looks to me they have used the victory cross...

It looks to me they have used the victory cross roads/cross country frame and rear suspension
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By ddddd
With the rear preload, they mean 25 clicks from...

With the rear preload, they mean 25 clicks from full soft. Depending on your weight this may be a bit soft, I weight around 95 kg and find 33 clicks gives me around the correct rides sag dimension...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,590
Posted By ddddd
My 8V norge has also just had its 2nd oil change,...

My 8V norge has also just had its 2nd oil change, your comment about having to tweak a few things has got me curious .
Would you care to share your thoughts on that subject
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,048
Posted By ddddd
What year model did you say your K1600GT was, and...

What year model did you say your K1600GT was, and how many years did you have it ??
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,151
Posted By ddddd
I have a friend who has recently received a new...

I have a friend who has recently received a new 2012 Griso, he states it came set very firm from the factory, but buy backing off the compression and rebound damping front and rear he now states it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,898
Posted By ddddd
Actually so did I. I rode the 1600GT three times...

Actually so did I. I rode the 1600GT three times trying to like it, but a few things turned me off.

1 The backlash in the drivetrain was the worst I have ever experienced on any bike and as much...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 444,764
Posted By ddddd
I think you might be getting confused with the...

I think you might be getting confused with the old 1200 Vmax the new one released in 2009 has no ties what so ever with the old engine it now has a 1670 V4 rated at 200hp. As far as being more...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 444,764
Posted By ddddd
. The VMax motor originally came from the Venture...

. The VMax motor originally came from the Venture touring bike.[/QUOTE]

The older one from 25 years ago sure did, are you aware of the new one released in 2009, its a little bit different
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 444,764
Posted By ddddd
I have not read through all 130 plus pages of...

I have not read through all 130 plus pages of this thread so please excuse me if I'm making a stupid statement thats already been covered but I'm a little confused over the excitement of this new...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,680
Posted By ddddd
I have a 2012 Norge which is no different to the...

I have a 2012 Norge which is no different to the 2013 model, only advise I could give you would be to make sure who ever gives it its first service really knows what they are doing as Guzzi engines...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 444,764
Posted By ddddd
My apologies, you are correct

My apologies, you are correct
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 444,764
Posted By ddddd
Actually the new 8V Norge has an over head cam,...

Actually the new 8V Norge has an over head cam, but it still has push rods technically, they are about 15mm long
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,590
Posted By ddddd
Well I would if I could work out how to do it

Well I would if I could work out how to do it
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,590
Posted By ddddd
My 2012 Norge runs beautifully, no problems. As...

My 2012 Norge runs beautifully, no problems. As far as electrical issues , I believe that's on older models
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,808
Posted By ddddd
Congratulations, I too recently took delivery of...

Congratulations, I too recently took delivery of a new 2012 Norge. I was looking for a smallish comfortable touring bike with some character and after riding everything remotely answering that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,951
Posted By ddddd
It will not have the torque output of the storm...

It will not have the torque output of the storm its a totally different type of engine, the storm being a large 1700 twin (with 2 balance shafts) and has a huge stroke. The Guzzi has a larger bore...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,951
Posted By ddddd
If I were you I would be waiting to see what the...

If I were you I would be waiting to see what the spec's are on the new moto guzzi 1400 California when they are released next month. My guess is it will have superior handling and braking to the storm
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,590
Posted By ddddd
Do you find the addition of the top box cuts into...

Do you find the addition of the top box cuts into the passenger's space at all, ie do you feel it should have been located further back ??
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,746
Posted By ddddd
That sums it up , I was shocked and angered when...

That sums it up , I was shocked and angered when they released the price on them but eventually I got to ride one and immediately placed an order for one .I have now had mine over 2 years and I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,504
Posted By ddddd
I would definitely rate them as a high mileage...

I would definitely rate them as a high mileage bike, certainly higher than a Ducati
Think of it as a more nimble 1200RT but without the fancy electronically adjustable suspension
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,504
Posted By ddddd
Well what about the Norge,similar power and...

Well what about the Norge,similar power and riding position, it is cheaper than the BMW RT and doesn't have vague front end and looks a hell of a lot better as well
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,504
Posted By ddddd
Have considered the new 2012 Moto Guzzi norge ?? ...

Have considered the new 2012 Moto Guzzi norge ??
What did you dislike about the VFR 1200 ??
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,959
Posted By ddddd
The gearing is much closer than you would...

The gearing is much closer than you would imagine, in fact they both pull the same rpm in there respective top gear's (5th for the Vmax and 6th for the Busa) at the same speed, so there overall top...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,959
Posted By ddddd
The comments about the engine making a good...

The comments about the engine making a good sports touring power plant made me smile,its a remark I have made for some time now. The engine has proven to be very under stressed and bullet proof it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,959
Posted By ddddd
You might want to slow down a little bit yourself...

You might want to slow down a little bit yourself and re read the context of that particular acceleration test, both bikes were in top gear at 100 Kilometer's per hour ie the idea was to compare...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,959
Posted By ddddd
I must agree, I certainly did not get it for its...

I must agree, I certainly did not get it for its appearance, however they can be made to look a lot better pretty easily
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,959
Posted By ddddd
I can throw a bit of light on that comment. I had...

I can throw a bit of light on that comment. I had a Gen 2 Busa a friend of mine purchased a new Vmax and after the required run in period on the Vmax the enemiable acceleration test's started. The...
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