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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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Old 03-23-2007, 08:18 AM   #6
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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   #7
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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   #8
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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   #9
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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   #10
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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 03-25-2007, 04:14 PM   #11
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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.
nice 1100 though
...yeah change that fairing please
cause the eyes want their share
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:11 PM   #12
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I have had this one for about two years...

This and the EV had been up for sale to buy the new Norgé but I got over that...


This rig is a blast to ride.
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:18 PM   #13
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Good ole Guzzi and the Boyz out on an Adventure...
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:23 PM   #14
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Crossing into NH from Western Maine...

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Old 03-26-2007, 06:27 PM   #15
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Foooo... Good ole Guzzi's Quota... cause he won't post it.

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