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Old 11-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #61
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Just to keep things roling along...

Here's my new-to-me '04 V11 Sport Ballabio

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:04 AM   #62
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excellent

WTG Courtney! You need to bring that to the Guzzi breakfast some time. Krain cafe 1st Sat every month.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:56 AM   #63
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Thought I'd resurrect this thread with a Tenni.....

Tenni 105

Moto Guzzi V11 Tenni

Moto Guzzi Eagle

Tenni T105!
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:56 AM   #64
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It may or may not be the ultimate V11, but the Coppa Italia's forward protruded fairing certainly makes it one of the uglier ones.
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I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers!! Nose or not she's hot!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #65
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I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers!! Nose or not she's hot!!


Me want.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:52 PM   #66
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Another of my Tenni.
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Old Yesterday, 07:22 AM   #67
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wow I've seen some deals on these, Im not much of a sport bike guy but some with pro sport bars, hhhmmm
any odd ball stuff not mentioned in this thread to watch for?
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Old Yesterday, 05:16 PM   #68
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Some reported speedmeter mood swings which relates to the routing and kinking of the speedometer cable.

Relays have to be changed too.

Apart from that, pretty basic bike which I consider to be one of its strengths.
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Old Yesterday, 06:29 PM   #69
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wow I've seen some deals on these, Im not much of a sport bike guy but some with pro sport bars, hhhmmm
any odd ball stuff not mentioned in this thread to watch for?
Long story short, I had been looking/drooling for one for a bit, found one in Tennessee last Spring, flew down and spent a week riding it home. Bike has been rock solid... is a ball to ride and at 22,000 miles all of the mentioned quirks have been addressed.






This spring (2 weeks ago)

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Old Yesterday, 09:46 PM   #70
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wow I've seen some deals on these, Im not much of a sport bike guy but some with pro sport bars, hhhmmm
any odd ball stuff not mentioned in this thread to watch for?
I've probably offered a bunch on this thread before but will freshen it up. I bought an '01 Sport new in Dec '01. As the bike progressed to the Lemans, it got less and less problem plagued. Really only sold it because my 50 yr hockey knees could not take the sitting position any more. Here's my entry from a long while back:

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I bought an '01 V11 Sport new in 2001. Fell in love with the looks of the thing. Many happy years of ownership, the first few dealing with 'nigglies' that the factory should have seen to before it was delivered [under rated Seimens relays, fracture prone aluminium oil cooler brackets, lack of grease to the wheel output sprocket, incorrect setting of fuel tank causing fracture of side covers, poor routing of fuel lines causing superheating of fuel in lines causing hot running starting issues, under-engineered speedo/gearbox output shaft failing, tamperproof ignition switch bolts falling out, significant vibes through the handlebars at 3500 rpm],,,,,,,,,,,,,BUT, you've got that lovely old lump of an engine which at it's core is as reliable as a stone axe, and it has bags of character.
Alas, after 10 yrs of ownership and 50,000kms, I sold the bike last week to an enthusiast who understands what it is with a Moto Guzzi. It was more a fact that as I enter my 52nd year, with years og playing hockey, my knees just cannot take the sitting position any more, rendering the bike as a town bike for me, formerly an optional touring machine. Problem is, I've got 4 other exceedingly cool 'town bikes' , all with very cheap insurance with collector status. The Guzzi's status has and will continue to become little used.
I will buy another Moto Guzzi, an older one, a V700 or an Eldo, something like that. The core of all these bikes is the engine, that's really what it's all about for me,,,,,,these twins have a soul that no ther v-twin can match for many ways.
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Some reported speedmeter mood swings which relates to the routing and kinking of the speedometer cable.

Relays have to be changed too.

Apart from that, pretty basic bike which I consider to be one of its strengths.
The later ITI gauges were just as failure prone as the earlier Veglias.
The early models had significant issues with the speedo drive gearbox output bevel flying apart, post '02, much better design.
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