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Old 08-18-2013, 03:05 PM   #646
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On a recent ride down the Oregon coast...

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Old 08-18-2013, 11:24 PM   #647
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There's just the right amount of work to be done. I can ride it but lots of things need to be attended to. I love wrenchin'

I really would like to lose the floorboards and heel shifter. I can't believe how much play is in the shift linkage. I doesn't appear to be worn bushings as much as the actual design. I'm not a fan of slop. The gas tank goes CLUNK when I go over a big bump so I assume there's some missing rubber underneath.

I'm going to give the linked brakes a chance but I'm pretty sure in the end I'll un-link them.

I may swap out the side case for my trusty old Happy Trail aluminum panniers in the background. Zombie killer Guzzi.

Lots to learn as this is my first Goose.
I presume you are already familiar with Dave Richardson at Moto International and Guzziology - if not, do so immediately. Since you're in the area, more or less, be sure to drop by Moto Guzzi Classics in Signal Hill (Long Beach) and get to know Mark. He's probably forgotten more about classic Guzzis than most of us will ever know.

Also, drop in to Wild Guzzi and Guzzi Tech for a lot of help and great advice.

Welcome to the family.


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Old 08-18-2013, 11:35 PM   #648
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I presume you are already familiar with Dave Richardson at Moto International and Guzziology - if not, do so immediately. Since you're in the area, more or less, be sure to drop by Moto Guzzi Classics in Signal Hill (Long Beach) and get to know Mark. He's probably forgotten more about classic Guzzis than most of us will ever know.

Also, drop in to Wild Guzzi and Guzzi Tech for a lot of help and great advice.

Welcome to the family.


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I ordered Guzziology earlier today and have had a bunch of Guzzi sites bookmarked for awhile. I've read up quite a bit but it's different when you've actually got one right in front of you. It tends to generate a lot more questions!
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:44 PM   #649
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I ordered Guzziology earlier today and have had a bunch of Guzzi sites bookmarked for awhile. I've read up quite a bit but it's different when you've actually got one right in front of you. It tends to generate a lot more questions!
Yep, that they do.

You'll also notice that you'll get a lot more questions about your motorcycle. Guzzis draw crowds. Almost every old biker owned or rode a Guzzi at some point and they love to talk about them. Those that haven't and are not that familiar with them are curious.

It's difficult to be an introvert when you own a Guzzi.

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Old 08-19-2013, 04:32 AM   #650
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:34 PM   #651
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On the post-tuneup ride:



The bags are gone - but what a ride!
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:30 PM   #652
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On a recent ride down the Oregon coast...

One's a prehistoric monster evolved from the earliest forms of existence.

The other is a T-Rex.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #653
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:47 AM   #654
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On the post-tuneup ride:



The bags are gone - but what a ride!
I kinda like the bags in that shot!,probably store them in the garage for local commuting but I would hang onto them for over night stuff.Nice bike
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:21 AM   #655
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One's a prehistoric monster evolved from the earliest forms of existence.

The other is a T-Rex.
As a Norge owner I should be completely offended by that comment. (Mine is also the fast black one.) However.... I will admit to being mildly amused by it . Damn it, wish I had a picture of mine to post here so I don't just look like a wannbe or a poser here with all you real Guzzi riders.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:02 PM   #656
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:22 PM   #657
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:30 PM   #658
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:19 AM   #659
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OK, I've got the 1200 8V and it needs a lot of work below 4k. Not just the popping at 0 throttle but the surging at steady state throttle below 4k. Very annoying but it seems expensive to get rid of as Guzzi does not have a map and those who have developed one want a lot of money for it.
My Griso was flat and rough below 3800 rpm, turned out to be retarded timing. GuzziDiag free software, Tunerpro free software, some reading and research, 13 or so reflashes later, happy camper. I got lots of help from wildgoose and thread on Guzzidiag.

I tuned mostly for better MPG as always had good power above 3800 rpm, but getting rid of the flat spot made the bike a keeper! Bet I could sell it back to the original owner now for a profit.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:38 AM   #660
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