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Old 03-22-2007, 09:25 PM   #1
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The Quota thread

Admiring the DR650 thread, KLR stories and other perpetual good reads I propose a Quota thread for the eight of us that have them. I realize it'll probably die a early death amongst the din of V-Strom blather (four legs good, two legs bad!!) but here goes.

Let's hear it for an oddball bike from an oddball bike company

I bought mine last summer on impulse and the more I ride it the more I like it, a big comfy couch of a bike that has some issues but has big rewards as well.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:29 PM   #2
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I always wanted one
I ve heard they're comfortable for tall people
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:23 PM   #3
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This thread would be worth more with pics...


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Old 03-22-2007, 10:46 PM   #4
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:53 AM   #5
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2005 gathering in Nevada
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:29 PM   #6
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Is this from Bert's Rally..? Sa-weet...!
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:00 AM   #7
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I'm 6'5" & thought about getting a Quota nearly a year ago, when Osteo-Arthritus forced me from my CaliEV.
'Couldnt get a Quota at the time,here locally in OZ...so I ended up with a Aprilia Caponord that was going cheap...that no one wanted
...98HP is much more fun than 71...Caponords are good once setup,& the exhaust cans needed gutting...
...its suits my budget & needs for now,but often wonder how much more soul a hotted up Quota would've had...oh well,enough ranting...

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Old 03-23-2007, 08:18 AM   #8
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I always wanted one
I ve heard they're comfortable for tall people
Guzzi and tall riders? I regret not buying one in 2000. If only the dealer had a red one and would move a little on the price. But for the same price I got a blue BMW.
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:57 PM   #9
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My Quota is in the process of getting some much needed attention and some worthwhile upgrades.

First on the list was a metal oil temperature sensor holder. This replaces a plastic holder and theoretically holds heat better therefore leaning the mixture as the motor thinks it's running warmer. As an added touch I filled the air gap between the sensor tip and holder with anti-seize and smeared black RTV around the "fins" of the metal holder to further insulate it.



Link to Guzzitech.com where it's explained much better.
http://www.guzzitech.com/Pages/tempsensor.htm

Next was the cannisterectomy, I pulled out yards (meters??) of tubing and enjoyed every minute of it.



There's more on the list but I gotta get to baseball practice.
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Old 03-24-2007, 06:57 PM   #10
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My Quota is in the process of getting some much needed attention and some worthwhile upgrades.

First on the list was a metal oil temperature sensor holder. This replaces a plastic holder and theoretically holds heat better therefore leaning the mixture as the motor thinks it's running warmer. As an added touch I filled the air gap between the sensor tip and holder with anti-seize and smeared black RTV around the "fins" of the metal holder to further insulate it.



Link to Guzzitech.com where it's explained much better.
http://www.guzzitech.com/Pages/tempsensor.htm

Next was the cannisterectomy, I pulled out yards (meters??) of tubing and enjoyed every minute of it.



There's more on the list but I gotta get to baseball practice.

show the whole bike sometime
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:02 PM   #11
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...Is there anybody out there..
who has drastically modified the body of the quota?
..I like the bike but when I ll get one I ll want to change the tank and the fairing
I think guzzi should have stayed with round heads too
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:05 PM   #12
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It's my scratch and dent special

I really don't like the windscreen, looking for a stocker to see how that works.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:19 PM   #13
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Im working the posting photo thing. I'll post one of me loaded down on the way to daytona. I just need a day to get it
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:22 PM   #14
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Admiring the DR650 thread, KLR stories and other perpetual good reads I propose a Quota thread for the eight of us that have them. I realize it'll probably die a early death amongst the din of V-Strom blather (four legs good, two legs bad!!) but here goes.

Let's hear it for an oddball bike from an oddball bike company

I bought mine last summer on impulse and the more I ride it the more I like it, a big comfy couch of a bike that has some issues but has big rewards as well.
well! i dont think i've ever heard of a "quota" before,, obviously not a regular sighting in the uk! looks comfy
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Old 03-31-2007, 04:04 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Pokeyman
Admiring the DR650 thread, KLR stories and other perpetual good reads I propose a Quota thread for the eight of us that have them. I realize it'll probably die a early death amongst the din of V-Strom blather (four legs good, two legs bad!!) but here goes.

Let's hear it for an oddball bike from an oddball bike company

I bought mine last summer on impulse and the more I ride it the more I like it, a big comfy couch of a bike that has some issues but has big rewards as well.
Fear no more Quota guys because the Italians will never fail you. In 2000 they gave us the Quota and now 8 years later they give us the replacement.

I know this will put a smile on some of your faces!

Start saving up now!!


For 2008:


The MOTO GUZZI Stelvio 850




As well as the MOTO GUZZI Stelvio 1200








Any takers??

Now we can look at the Beemer GSers, KTMers, Vstromers, Ulyers and say "Huh"

Viva Guzzi & Forza Italia!!

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