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Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By OtterChaos
Your best bet to find out is to ask that question...

Your best bet to find out is to ask that question over at www.wildguzzi.com I'm sure someone there will know.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
I like the lower peg position, I'm 6'0 with 32"...

I like the lower peg position, I'm 6'0 with 32" inseam and thought the stock pegs were a bit too high for me but I didn't ride the bike much with the stockers on so my opinion isn't based on many...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
You may be right, just relaying where I got mine.

You may be right, just relaying where I got mine.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
I have some I bought from Todd over at...

I have some I bought from Todd over at GuzziTech.com maybe he ships international? Couldn't hurt to ask. Here is a pic of them...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
Just be careful with the heat gun, it can damage...

Just be careful with the heat gun, it can damage the paint if it gets too hot.
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
Looks good, I know you mentioned the mirrors as...

Looks good, I know you mentioned the mirrors as needing improvement and on the wildguzzi board some riders have had success using Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport mirrors, I went with bar ends myself. I see...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,176
Posted By OtterChaos
Apologies for not commenting earlier on your trip...

Apologies for not commenting earlier on your trip but I love this report and your writing is very good along with the photos. I hope to travel some of the same areas on the slightly more modern V7...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
Congratulations on the new bike, I guess someone...

Congratulations on the new bike, I guess someone needs to buy the white ones.:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
Take a look underneath the tank between the...

Take a look underneath the tank between the cylinders. Two things to check for 1) the clutch cable wedged in between or resting on the cylinder fins which can lead to the cable failing, there should...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
It works well for me, rode it over 2000 miles on...

It works well for me, rode it over 2000 miles on a trip in July. There were 7 days in which I rode.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/RickFi/Trip%20two/P1010192_zps41504e6d.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
Not the expert on them but those appear to be the...

Not the expert on them but those appear to be the Hepco Becker 30 liter side cases that are bought from the dealer so you get the MotoGuzzi emblems on the case, check out the picture of zokn's bike...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
Heidenau k60 Scout, comes in stock size. I agree...

Heidenau k60 Scout, comes in stock size. I agree the front would be a better bet to replace if you only had to do one but I struggled to find a tubeless tire that would work in the 18" size. I put...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
Nice bike, looks familiar to me for some reason,...

Nice bike, looks familiar to me for some reason, here is mine also with the H&B 55 liter top case;

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/RickFi/Trip%20two/P1010180_zps427214df.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,849
Posted By OtterChaos
They may not have looked too deep at that Stone,...

They may not have looked too deep at that Stone, that is the version that comes with tubeless tires while the Racer and Special have the spoked rims and tubed tires. To my eye the Moto Guzzi looks...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,849
Posted By OtterChaos
My '13 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone is listed at 50hp and...

My '13 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone is listed at 50hp and 43 ft lbs and it works great for me and I ain't no small guy either.
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 1,170,452
Posted By OtterChaos
Ahh shoot, very sorry for your loss :cry

Ahh shoot, very sorry for your loss :cry
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,672
Posted By OtterChaos
In! Sounds like a great trip and if nothing else...

In! Sounds like a great trip and if nothing else I love the shape of your v twins, here is a picture of the bike I will tour on next year....
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,481
Posted By OtterChaos
Tours are harder to come by these days but they...

Tours are harder to come by these days but they still do them. By the way the biolab was torn down a couple of years ago, guess PG&E figures they know all they need about the plant and fish life...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,481
Posted By OtterChaos
Thanks for the report. I've worked at Diablo...

Thanks for the report. I've worked at Diablo Canyon for the last 30 years and I ride my bike into work almost every evening (swingshift worker) with no traffic, it is a blast. Oh and guards carry...
Forum: Americas 07-28-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By OtterChaos
Too true, I rode it a few weeks ago and it was a...

Too true, I rode it a few weeks ago and it was a blast. Here is a pic just heading out of Red Bluff onto 36.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/RickFi/Trip%20two/P1010180_zps427214df.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
I did get the reflash for the ECU.

I did get the reflash for the ECU.
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
Sorry no idea.

Sorry no idea.
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By OtterChaos
Closer to your price point, no connection with...

Closer to your price point, no connection with the seller etc...

http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?action=classifieds;sa=view;id=2368
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
Finally got around to making a video showing the...

Finally got around to making a video showing the GuzziTech exhaust I had installed last week.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/N8zfE8vRJTc" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
I'm on a longish trip right now on my V7 and the...

I'm on a longish trip right now on my V7 and the bead rider worked great on the long run from Coronado to Bishop in high heat, 105 degrees for a lot of the day...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By OtterChaos
You could also look at Moto Guzzi for your air...

You could also look at Moto Guzzi for your air cooled needs. There are resources available if you need parts, MGCycle, Harpers moto and others. Here is one for sale around your price point,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 180,033
Posted By OtterChaos
I just got Todd from GuzziTech.com 2:2 Stainless...

I just got Todd from GuzziTech.com 2:2 Stainless Steel exhaust installed the other day, looks good and sounds good. I had the ECU reflashed at the same time and the bike is running well.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,592
Posted By OtterChaos
This is very enjoyable, keep going please! To...

This is very enjoyable, keep going please! To think of the stories those woods and plains could tell of the war.
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24,839
Views: 1,968,637
Posted By OtterChaos
Right? Just look at those arches!

Right? Just look at those arches!
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24,839
Views: 1,968,637
Posted By OtterChaos
Thanks for the replies guys! I just figured it...

Thanks for the replies guys! I just figured it might be better to separate the household monies from the trip monies for a bit of protection so wanted to know if the was a bank to use or avoid when...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24,839
Views: 1,968,637
Posted By OtterChaos
Great thread guys, I hope to travel into and...

Great thread guys, I hope to travel into and south of Mexico next year and have a question. Are there any ATM/Bank cards that seem to work more often than others in your experience. I figure that I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 178,086
Posted By OtterChaos
I chose the V7 as my touring bike because it is a...

I chose the V7 as my touring bike because it is a simple machine with an air cooled engine that has been around for quite some time. It is also relatively light at just over 400 lbs. Lack of HP...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 178,086
Posted By OtterChaos
You know I just ordered the full 2:2 exhaust from...

You know I just ordered the full 2:2 exhaust from GuzziTech and should have it installed on the 28th of this month. Big advantage of living less than a 2 hour ride from Todd is that I can ride down,...
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 167,975
Posted By OtterChaos
Got my LED H4 lamp the other day and installed it...

Got my LED H4 lamp the other day and installed it on my Moto Guzzi V7 Stone. It fits but was tricky to do so, I didn't think I'd be able to re-fit the rubber cap the goes on behind the stock H4 bulb...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 148,927
Posted By OtterChaos
Z3n you need to post more often. Really enjoyed...

Z3n you need to post more often. Really enjoyed your write up of a bike I have no interest in buying.
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 22,387
Posted By OtterChaos
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,377
Posted By OtterChaos
I own a V7 Stone and I believe it does tick...

I own a V7 Stone and I believe it does tick almost all of your requirements except for the 200 miles between stops, at least with the stock saddle. As always YMMV but I rode mine 120 miles to get...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,582
Posted By OtterChaos
I knew this was coming having read about it in...

I knew this was coming having read about it in another thread. Nice Doc!
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,555
Posted By OtterChaos
If the commute is so short and noise is an issue...

If the commute is so short and noise is an issue why not look at electric motorcycles? Should be free of fueling issues as well.

Not sure why 750cc is deemed too small and 1800cc too large when...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 178,086
Posted By OtterChaos
I believe you are right on the K60's. Still need...

I believe you are right on the K60's. Still need to work out a solution for fitting the front K60 onto my V7 without chopping the fender down to nothing. Stock tire size is 100/90-18 and the K60 is...
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