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Old 11-04-2004, 05:51 AM   #1
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Just got a nice Quota for a very nice end of season price. Anybody else have one and can offer some tips?
Red, Mistral exhaust, K&N, thats all I've discovered so far. O yeah, Showa rear shock, stock looking forks.
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Old 11-04-2004, 08:25 AM   #2
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Do a forum search for Quota. Not as much info as for BMW GSs but still several of us have them. I've made a number of modifications to mine such as exhaust mods, crash bars and hand guards, custom GIVI saddlebags, and driving lights. So far I've taken it to Big Bend Natl. Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the western Arkansas mountains and another 20,000 miles just farting around.

Photos & mods of my Quota: Here.

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Old 11-04-2004, 09:30 AM   #3
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Do a forum search for Quota. Not as much info as for BMW GSs but still several of us have them. I've made a number of modifications to mine such as exhaust mods, crash bars and hand guards, custom GIVI saddlebags, and driving lights. So far I've taken it to Big Bend Natl. Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the western Arkansas mountains and another 20,000 miles just farting around.

Photos & mods of my Quota: Here.


You've got a real nice Quota. How much are those things usually selling for? Also, what do they tip the scales at? Over 450 lbs.?
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:48 AM   #4
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Thanks.

All steel frame, standard heavy Guzzi engine... it's not light. Over 500 lbs.

I've occasionally seen them in the low $4k range and as high as $6K, but most are around $5K.
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Old 11-04-2004, 10:41 AM   #5
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Hey Cat, whatchu running for lights? Are those 55w?
Hella FF50 driving lights W/55watt bulbs. I have little need for heated grips or riding gear here in Tejas so I've got plenty of power for the lights. They were real nice to have when riding twisty mountain roads in the dark in both Big Bend and the BRP.

I had to make my own mounting brackets because the flimsy stamped steel ones that came with the lights cracked due to the magnification of vibration out on the ends of my crash bars.

Those lights normally run $70-80 but classicargarage.com was had them on sale for $39 for the pair so I jumped on it.
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:09 AM   #6
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Those whiners on the Yahoo Quota group all think you can't run any kind of accessory lights because the charging system can't handle it. My guess is in combo with some other electricity eaters like heated comforts (gloves/chaps/vests), it can't. But if they are having trouble with lights only, I suspect they aren't revving it up enough.

The Quota makes 350 watts at 4K RPM. You've had plenty of Guzzis. When are you ever under 4K RPM? If you're in stop & go traffic you don't need the lights anyway. If you're on the highway, your prolly pushig 5-6K RPM. Two 55W lights and a 55W headlight is 165 watts total. That leaves me almost 200 watts for everything else, including charging the battery.

If you are in need of some electricity for heated riding gear, you could even swap out the bulbs with some 35W bulbs. They are a little hard to find (as I discovered since they are what I use on my Elefant fog lights), but they're out there.
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:00 PM   #7
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:02 PM   #8
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Great Photo

Wow! that quota looks like its in its proper environment..
I'm assuming that is in Costa Rica??

By the way, is that a new back tire??? It looks knobbier than what I remember from the last photos.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:04 PM   #9
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Wow! that quota looks like its in its proper environment..
I'm assuming that is in Costa Rica??

By the way, is that a new back tire??? It looks knobbier than what I remember from the last photos.
Hi Diego...
may be too humid sometime as a proper enviroment for the quota....
but last week the weather was fine...and sunny
yes it is the caribbean coast , a friend of mine owns this campground right on the beach...
..actually it's the original pirelli tire the bike came out of the factory with (now 4000 miles)...strangely enough it looks bigger in the picture than in reality...
soon I'll have to contact this buchanan guy who laces up rims with 5 mm offset ...then you'll see the larger tire
(I just hope they ship to latin america)
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:32 AM   #10
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My bike is back together after a complete winter tear down, inspection, & overhaul:


I finally put 2 and 2 together the other day and figured out that this thread was started about my bike, but two owners back. Quota ownership is a small fraternity...
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:04 PM   #11
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welcome back

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My bike is back together after a complete winter tear down, inspection, & overhaul:


I finally put 2 and 2 together the other day and figured out that this thread was started about my bike, but two owners back. Quota ownership is a small fraternity...
You're right.. "Its a small world" Small enough to take a motorcycle around once or twice...

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Old 05-16-2009, 06:34 PM   #12
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My bike is back together after a complete winter tear down, inspection, & overhaul:


I finally put 2 and 2 together the other day and figured out that this thread was started about my bike, but two owners back. Quota ownership is a small fraternity...
Looks real clean
What kind of overhaul?
She doesn't look very high mileage...
and how can you ride with that small fairing ..??
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:34 PM   #13
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Crashbars, Pegs, and Handlebar Risers

I have a 2002 Quota 1100 ES and I need some advice. First, I want to protect the bike with crashbars. Second, I need larger, lower adventure foot pegs. Third, I need to raise the handlebars about two inches so I can ride standing up. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can get these accessories that will fit the Quota?

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Old 03-10-2010, 08:47 PM   #14
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Not really sure. My bike has a hugs stack of washers under the handlebar risers, but there is probably a better solution. I would recommend you ask these questions on the yahoo quota group - those folks are more likely to be tapped in to the few remaining Quota parts sources.
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