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Old 05-28-2012, 01:10 AM   #76
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Good old Guzzi's

Fantastic ride report Nick, thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:26 AM   #77
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I love it!

These Guzzis will run forever. I've got close to 90k miles on my Lemans.

My butt still hurts, however, from my SF to Seattle round trip on the stock seat!
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:33 PM   #78
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Humm, might nee a GS too...

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I love it!

These Guzzis will run forever. I've got close to 90k miles on my Lemans.

My butt still hurts, however, from my SF to Seattle round trip on the stock seat!

As I recall, somewhere in this post it started with something like "dont need no stinking GS" . I think we all need both Guzzi and GS to be complete, among other bikes too numerous to mention. Save our own asses!
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #79
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I don't care about the report I want more pics of that bike
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:49 PM   #80
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More Eldo Pictures for Loutre

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I don't care about the report I want more pics of that bike
Since you asked so nicely..........

With one of my other girls (1974 750S)


This spring - Wolfe Lake, (E. Ontario)



and this winter past, with Jawa sidecar



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Old 08-16-2012, 03:20 PM   #81
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I imagine I'm tuned in to the sound of the engine, the feel of the road surface beneath the tyres, how my backside is coping and whether I'm getting close to running out of fuel, but usually I can't remember a single thought during hours of riding. And that's just the way I like it.
So true, I love it in the zone...

Cool RR Nick, I'm sure we'll be reading more of you and the Eldorado's adventures for many years to come
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #82
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Loved this ride report

Nick, your a man after my own heart!
I ride my old R100GS PD for exactly the same reasons as you: lovely comfortable ride (fits like an old glove), easy to work on, minimum electronics (it's been converted back to points), kick as well as electric start. It is so, so simple. I once had the gearbox out of my brothers R100RT in a campsite in the Pyrenees. Old bikes are much more easily repaired in the field.
I have done 350 000 miles on my GS and is still on the original crank / rods etc. I've ridden it to the Sahara and to Siberia. It has never left me stranded.
I love Guzzis too; my standby is a 650 NTX and I also have a 650 SP.
I look forward to seeing more of your stuff in future.
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:19 PM   #83
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Old pics

I love this trip and the ride. Let's hope time does not let the images slip away.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:14 AM   #84
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I love this trip and the ride. Let's hope time does not let the images slip away.
Thanks - I'm just glad I was able to do it before so much was paved. It's still clear in my mind and the pictures are stored on my server so they're no going anywhere.

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Old 03-01-2014, 01:36 PM   #85
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Loops are made to be ridden. I restored my Ambo a few years ago now and ride it as often as I can. It has been ridiculously reliable. There's a beautiful simple pleasure to them.

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I have an old loop and a Stelvio (among many others). I've never felt the need for a GS. The Stelvio is like an Eldo or Ambo on steroids. There's really nothing like the Guzzi twin.

Nice RR Nick. Love seeing the old girls out there. I did a Saddle Sore 1000 on my 1970 Ambo a few years ago. I was the oldest bike to finish. I don't think anyone thought it would for some reason. I got off as fresh as a daisy.

Like Guzzi said in the early Ambo ads: "Made for unlimited touring".
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:36 PM   #86
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Cool2 share the vison

Hi there me too! found the riding position to be the main reason why I shifted to the GSA from a cruiser situation. The cruiser bike is like the anti MC riding position. Like an easy chair. No connective advantage should a situation occur where you need to maneuver in an urgent way or from a reactive need. Picture this,,,riding along on your HD when a car lurches out point blank on the right side of your direction of travel. Your options - turn and dump to the left - slam the brakes and dump to the left - slam the brakes dump to the right - gas it dodge right and then change it up skid the rear and swing left to avoid the car sliding under braking by the driver. Or skid the rear right and return to straight through after the driver seems to gain stopping power (not happening and you bite it if you ride a cruiser.)
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