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Old 03-26-2007, 07:29 PM   #16
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2005 gathering in Nevada
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Is this from Bert's Rally..? Sa-weet...!
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:19 PM   #17
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Im working the posting photo thing. I'll post one of me loaded down on the way to daytona. I just need a day to get it
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:15 PM   #18
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:24 PM   #19
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:26 PM   #20
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:14 PM   #21
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Repacked steering head bearings (those Eyetalians are skimpy with the grease).

Changed the fork oil to SAE10.

I thought this looked cool:




Do I toss on my spare 7/33 gearset now or put a few miles on it as it is before I change (like it's a difficult swap.... )

In a lot of ways the Quota is easier to work on than my T-3, if that's possible.
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:26 PM   #22
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Just sold mine, but here ya go:

Western Arkansas, 2005:



Ophir Pass, 2005:



Jekyll Island, Georgia, 2006:



Young Skywalker's house getting ready to ride, 2006:



With Young Skywalker in The Hills of NW Arkansas:
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:23 PM   #23
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Thumbs down Ex Quota Owner

I had one for about 6 months,it was a red 2000 model w/only about 800 miles on it that I got from a client whos brother had died soon after purchasing it(cancer-sad story)hence the low mileage and new condition, but it had been sitting until I found it under a cover in their carport in 04'.Luckily the lady had her husband start it once in a while and they had put in a fuel stabilzer.I had owned 2 Ducatis and an Aprilia before that bike w/no real problems as far as Italian quality but that Guzzi was kind of junky in my opinion,the shifter vibrated off on the 1 mile ride home and even after going over it bolts were still falling out and the impression I got was it was a grenade so I dumped it off. It was pretty strong as far as power and was getting stronger as it broke in and I did really like the sounds it made,the intake/exuast growl was awsome.I am 6'2" 225 but that thing was to tall and heavy for the kind of off road riding I am into,I had fond memories of it though and was telling a freind about it recently when I decided I needed another adv. bike,I went w/a 06 KTM 950 adventure-now thats a fun ride,feels like a Quota minus 200 pounds.No offense Guzzi guys-just sayin.
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:56 PM   #24
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... No offense Guzzi guys-just sayin.


The Guzzi Quota is the Chevy Suburban of "Sport Utility Motorcycles".

Good? Bad? Depends...





Technical Specifications
Engine Type: 4 stroke air cooled
Displacement: 1064CC, 90 V-twin
Bore/Stroke: 92mm x 80mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5 : 1
Max. H.P: 71 @ 6400 RPM
Max. Torque: 68 ft/lbs. @ 3800 RPM
Valve System: OHV with 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel Delivery: Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition: Digital Electronic
Transmission: 5 speed with shaft
Clutch: 2 dry Disks
Charging System: 25A x 14V alternator with 13 AH battery
Frame: Chrome Moly square section duplex cradle
Suspension: Marzocchi 41.7mm, forks. WP Progressive-action rear mono shock
Instruments: Speedometer with tripmeter, tachometer and warning lights
Fuel Capacity: 5.2 US Gallons
Braking: Front: Dual 296 mm discs w/ 2 piston calipers, Rear: 260 mm disc
Tires: Front: 90/90 H 21, Rear: 130/80 HR 17
Dry Weight: 541 lbs.
Seat Height: 32.8 inches
Colors: Black or Red
Suggested Retail Price: $ 9,990.00
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:22 AM   #25
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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.
well! i dont think i've ever heard of a "quota" before,, obviously not a regular sighting in the uk! looks comfy
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:09 AM   #26
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,I went w/a 06 KTM 950 adventure-now thats a fun ride,feels like a Quota minus 200 pounds.No offense Guzzi guys-just sayin.
Honestly if I had 15K to spend on a bike I wouldn't be riding a Quota. For my budget it's a great bike.
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:37 AM   #27
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Honestly if I had 15K to spend on a bike I wouldn't be riding a Quota. For my budget it's a great bike.
For $15k a fella can have three sorted Quotas...

Ain't life great ?!?!?!?

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Old 03-29-2007, 12:13 PM   #28
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For 15k I can buy....lessee...carry the five....exactly 4.28 Quotas just like mine.

But that new Bandit looks mighty sweet.
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:03 PM   #29
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Really? Where's all these 3500 dollar bikes at?
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:08 PM   #30
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Pokyman,

Any affiliation with civil rock racing?
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