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Old 04-09-2007, 12:00 PM   #46
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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

The yahoo group: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Guzzi_Quota/

EP&F Guzzi still has Quota pics and specs on thier website:
http://www.epfguzzi.com/acesory/quotahq.html
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:22 PM   #47
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Thanks for all the good ideas. I'll try softening the preload and dropping the front 3/8". I'd like the narrow seat but cant afford that type of fix.

Yes I have a big screen, I've got that huge mambo screen I've seen on a few bikes in the thread.

Tires will prob follow the tourance school of thought.

my bike is bone stock with the factory HB wop sided bags.

Im getting about 35mpg at highway speeds, Im hoping to pick up 3-5 mpg with the mistral crossover and cat-converter canisterectomy.

I'm heartbroken, I just sold my Eldorado on ebay, I was hoping it would fetch enouph to finance the remainder of my vintage Ambo racer, but Im going to be short about a thousand. No Worries, a half finished race bike is more fun than a picture in a magazine, which is what I started with.
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:45 AM   #48
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Fuel mileage

Vecchio,
For the fuel mileage, try the brass replacement temp sensor on the right jug... The stock unit has a plastic insert at the base that seemingly keeps the ECU from getting the message that the engine is warm and it dumps more fuel than needed into the system.
The brass replacement reads the condition of the engine more accurately.
Mine gained some MPG, was getting 35 all the time, after the new sensor it went to 40.
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Ambo race rig aye...? Nice. Run 750 open class....? Is that AHRMA or USCRA...? Photos please... :)

I get this type of stuff from MG Cycle in Wisconsin but others carry them as well....
Gordon & Rick, great guys...

Tell Gordon that Red's Eats will be open soon....

http://www.mgcycle.com/electrical.html#Odds
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:48 PM   #49
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my black one..somehow I thought these boys in the pix all belong together......

hey Matt, after you ripped those cans out, plenty of room for some nitrous
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:33 PM   #50
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For the third time, put the seat on and THEN you can put the sidecovers on dipshit.

Who's invention was that anyway??

Hey Highwaychile howzit?

I'm finally getting it all back together again. Lots of unuseable space beneath that seat now.

My attempt to make a windscreen with a heatgun and love failed miserably. I'm looking for a shorty stock screen if anybody has any leads I'd appreciate it.


Thanks to Greg Benders Quota site:
-Got my new vibration dampening fairing rubbers from McMaster-Carr.
-Wellnuts on order, they appear to be a "one time use" item.

As a softabll coach for my 10 year old daughter and a helper on my 8 year old boys baseball team time is nowhere to be had. Maybe later in the summer I'll actually get to ride it...if I'm lucky.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:25 AM   #51
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Radguzzi,

Thanks for the tip about the temp sensor. I've got one on order.

As far as the Ambo goes, we don't feel we can make more than three race meets a year. Since winning anything is out of the question, our first attack will be on the speed records set by the factory in 1970. We are building for a shot at claiming to have the "World's Fastest Loop Frame", and if somebody has a faster Eldo, then "World's Fastest Ambo" will have to suffice. WE are after bragging rights in the pits, cuz thats where the girls are.

Hey, anybody thinking of going to the BMW MOA or the RA rallys this summer?

And any you guys going to the Pilgramidge to Italy Texas in october?
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:59 PM   #52
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Anybody ever contemplate losing the fairing?? Mine's been sitting in the garage sans fairing for a week and every time I walk by it I like it better that way.

Could a fella make some "closeouts" to go between the gas tank and the frame using the existing aft part of the fairing as a pattern and curving in from there??

Fiberglass (or anything artistic) isn't my forte' but it'd be cool.
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:45 PM   #53
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Anybody ever contemplate losing the fairing?? Mine's been sitting in the garage sans fairing for a week and every time I walk by it I like it better that way.

Could a fella make some "closeouts" to go between the gas tank and the frame using the existing aft part of the fairing as a pattern and curving in from there??

Fiberglass (or anything artistic) isn't my forte' but it'd be cool.
I'd fit a small plexiglass fairing and a twin roudheadlight ..
also fit a small motocross style back fender
...that's if I had a quota...

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Old 04-30-2007, 05:48 PM   #54
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:35 PM   #55
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Radguzzi,

Thanks for the tip about the temp sensor. I've got one on order.

And any you guys going to the Pilgramidge to Italy Texas in october?
No problem, hope that works... My mileage is holding steady at just about 40 mpg since the sensor...

I would love to git (Texas for get.. ) down to It-lee, Texas for that gathering.. not this year I'm afraid...

Say Howdy to Ken for me...
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:17 PM   #56
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The pix were taken at Jekyll Island, Georgia last June...
Nice,twice!
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:21 PM   #57
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Anyone know of a good low mileage Quota for sale? Would prefer red and one with hard bags already on it. A friend rode one of mine and has his Harley up for sell so he can get a Quota. One of the other colors would work, but he really wants red.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:08 PM   #58
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How nice! More good people on Quotas!

Here's mine, a '94 of the old school (1000).

http://www.eurofoto.no/show_image_st...&dx=588&dy=443
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:21 PM   #59
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Quota For Sale... Black, bunch of Farkles...

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Anyone know of a good low mileage Quota for sale? Would prefer red and one with hard bags already on it. A friend rode one of mine and has his Harley up for sell so he can get a Quota. One of the other colors would work, but he really wants red.
My 2000 ES is For Sale...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...to+guzzi+quota

The plan had been to sell both the EV and the Quota to purchase a new Norgé... neither one was selling so I forgot about the Norgé... for a while..

Just the other day a fellow showed a lot of interest in the EV so the Quota is back on the block...

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Old 05-02-2007, 09:16 PM   #60
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I'll pass this on to him Rob. Thanks
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