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Old 03-29-2007, 01:41 PM   #31
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Pokyman,

Any affiliation with civil rock racing?
No, the name that I wanted was already in use so I had to come up with something, it sounded good at the time. I wish I would have come up with something else.

My boy had a fleeting interest in Pokemon cards, it came from that. Not too clever I know.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:27 PM   #32
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Really? Where's all these 3500 dollar bikes at?
$4k is pretty easy to find. There have been some go for less than $4k on ebay in the past year.

Most are in the $4k to $5k range if they're sorted and have bags, etc...
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:47 PM   #33
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:28 PM   #34
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quota

who's the gal on the quota?
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:06 PM   #35
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You are right Pokemon- I think I would buy another if I found a wrecked or neglected one for cheap,it would be a great bike to put miles on for the right price and the motor is a gem-I just needed more power and less weight to be safe and still have fun off road.You won't find many more unique bikes and even at four grand I think they are a good value for a well sorted well maintained bike.I would like to hear one w/a nice exuaust too.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:03 PM   #36
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Beautiful bikes!!!

I thought I knew a bit about Moto-Guzzi, but I never even knew these bikes existed. Gorgeous!!! If you have any links where I can learn more about those, please post. I'm inclined towards a Scrambler or a 08 KLR 650, but this bikes is what i really love; V-Twin, nice saddle height (I'm 6'3 and like my legroom), do everything get anywhere bike.... BRILLIANT
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:28 PM   #37
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airheadbruce...
Is this from Bert's Rally..? Sa-weet...!
Rob
Yep, Bert put on a nice rally that year. Several nice rides around the area and good people.
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:51 PM   #38
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friend of mine was one of the largest guzzi dealers on the east coast, back in the day. put 99k on a quota...
he has some NOS guzzi/quota parts in the barn. he will put a list together this weekend and i will post.....

if you wanna lemme know what you are looking for, mebbe i can help....
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:04 AM   #39
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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.
Fear no more Quota guys because the Italians will never fail you. In 2000 they gave us the Quota and now 8 years later they give us the replacement.

I know this will put a smile on some of your faces!

Start saving up now!!


For 2008:


The MOTO GUZZI Stelvio 850




As well as the MOTO GUZZI Stelvio 1200








Any takers??

Now we can look at the Beemer GSers, KTMers, Vstromers, Ulyers and say "Huh"

Viva Guzzi & Forza Italia!!

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Old 04-06-2007, 10:07 AM   #40
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too tall

Anybody have any advice on:

1. lowering the bike an inch (I'm 5'7"), I'm thinking about a shorter shock.

2. high speed weave (At about 80mph) I'm thinking fork brace/damper.

3. tire choices, I ride on bad paved roads with potholes and uneven patchwork resurfacing, and short stints on secondary dirt tracks(easy ones).

Other than those minor, and they are minor bits, I love my Quota and I'm willing to go anywhere I can get good italian sausage.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:30 PM   #41
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1. lowering the bike an inch (I'm 5'7"), I'm thinking about a shorter shock.

I'm a short 6' (32" inseam) and with the preload cranked down I fit just fine with the stock setup. YMMV

2. high speed weave (At about 80mph) I'm thinking fork brace/damper.

I'll leave that one for the experts but it's usually due to tires or loose steering head bearings.

3. tire choices, I ride on bad paved roads with potholes and uneven patchwork resurfacing, and short stints on secondary dirt tracks(easy ones).

I'm running a set of Tourances which seem to work fine. I've heard good things about the Kenda 761s ( ) so I'll try those next.


I bought a piece of tinted plexiglass and I'm going to try to make a windscreen this weekend (time permitting) as I really don't like the barn door and I'm not willing to pay the $$$ for a stock replacement.
Any tips??
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:37 AM   #42
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Anybody have any advice on:

1. lowering the bike an inch (I'm 5'7"), I'm thinking about a shorter shock.

2. high speed weave (At about 80mph) I'm thinking fork brace/damper.

3. tire choices, I ride on bad paved roads with potholes and uneven patchwork resurfacing, and short stints on secondary dirt tracks(easy ones).

Other than those minor, and they are minor bits, I love my Quota and I'm willing to go anywhere I can get good italian sausage.
An inch is quite a bit of movement for the spring on the shock but I guess you could lower it that much. I'm 5'-8" and the 3/8" to 1/2" that I lowered mine seems fine.
However much you lower the rear, lower the front the same distance. Do this by running the stanchions up through the top tree by the same amount that you lower the rear.
Another thing about lowering and seat height is that there are two different contours of Quota seats.... There is a wide version that, when youlook at them side by side shows the width near the tank and saddle area. The Narrower on is distinguished by seams on the cover... The slimmer seat allows for the leg to be closer to the m/c when putting a foot down.
The high speed weave sounds like tire pressure or as mentioned, steering head bearings, check all the bolts up front, pinch bolts on the forks, axle nut etc... Do you have a large screen on it.... ?
FWIW I use Pirelli MT 90's and they work well for me... They are not a great dirt tire though... 90/10
Best,
Rob





Matt,
When you trace the outline on the plexi tape the edges that will be cut to keep from chipping the edges...
Good luck with it...
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:25 AM   #43
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Anybody have any advice on:

1. lowering the bike an inch (I'm 5'7"), I'm thinking about a shorter shock.

2. high speed weave (At about 80mph) I'm thinking fork brace/damper.

3. tire choices, I ride on bad paved roads with potholes and uneven patchwork resurfacing, and short stints on secondary dirt tracks(easy ones).

Other than those minor, and they are minor bits, I love my Quota and I'm willing to go anywhere I can get good italian sausage.
One thought on tires related to lowering. Maybe there is a particular tire out there that has a lower aspect ratio/diameter that would help, with the other suggestions, in this department. Maybe worth the research.
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:54 PM   #44
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who's the gal on the quota?
A girlfriend of mine.



The pix were taken at Jekyll Island, Georgia last June...
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:57 PM   #45
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Anybody have any advice on:

1. lowering the bike an inch (I'm 5'7"), I'm thinking about a shorter shock.

2. high speed weave (At about 80mph) I'm thinking fork brace/damper.

3. tire choices, I ride on bad paved roads with potholes and uneven patchwork resurfacing, and short stints on secondary dirt tracks(easy ones).

Other than those minor, and they are minor bits, I love my Quota and I'm willing to go anywhere I can get good italian sausage.
1. Can't help you there.
2. The weave is probably rider-induced. Try taking one hand off the bars as an experiment, or at least loosening your grip. It worked for me on the interstates around semi-trucks.
3. Continental TKC-80. Metzeler Tourance.
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