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Old 08-18-2012, 08:16 AM   #1891
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:51 PM   #1892
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:22 PM   #1893
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:25 PM   #1894
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:02 PM   #1895
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My favorite 70's bike. I saw two nice ones at the Vintage Jap meet I was at this weekend.



Had one of these beauties in my20's now at 65 wish I could find a pristine example.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #1896
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i'm getting sick of having to re-shim valves on an understressed engine. triumph, you piss me off. i want to be able to ride only worrying about having to get gas in the next 150 miles.

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Old 08-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #1897
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:56 PM   #1898
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Had one of these beauties in my20's now at 65 wish I could find a pristine example.
I saw quite a few really clean 400's at MidOhio Vintage Days for sale. Nicest muffler system ever put on a bike, in my opinion.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #1899
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i'm getting sick of having to re-shim valves on an understressed engine. triumph, you piss me off. i want to be able to ride only worrying about having to get gas in the next 150 miles.
Buy a 2-valve (per cylinder) Moto Guzzi. Simple set screw and locknut valve adjustment. I can go 220 miles on my 2006 Breva 1100 before the low fuel light comes on. The new 2013 V7 can go just as far before the low fuel light comes on (the "old" model, that I have, the fuel light comes on at 140-160 miles).
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:47 AM   #1900
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Buy a 2-valve (per cylinder) Moto Guzzi. Simple set screw and locknut valve adjustment. I can go 220 miles on my 2006 Breva 1100 before the low fuel light comes on. The new 2013 V7 can go just as far before the low fuel light comes on (the "old" model, that I have, the fuel light comes on at 140-160 miles).
how about the griso 1200? that one actually gives me the fizz
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:39 AM   #1901
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how about the griso 1200? that one actually gives me the fizz
The Griso has a pretty small gas tank -- and one of the lowest fuel ranges of any modern Guzzi. That said, it is also one of the most fun. The current Griso is an 8-valve (4/cyl) motor, the earlier one has the 2 valve/cyl. engine. I'm not sure what the valve adjustments are like on the 8-valve motor.

The comments I made on the Breva 1100 also apply to the very similar (but faired) Norge, and also the 1200 Sport.
The Norge, like the Griso was also made in 8-valve and 4-valve (earlier) variants.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:19 AM   #1902
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The Griso has a pretty small gas tank -- and one of the lowest fuel ranges of any modern Guzzi. That said, it is also one of the most fun. The current Griso is an 8-valve (4/cyl) motor, the earlier one has the 2 valve/cyl. engine. I'm not sure what the valve adjustments are like on the 8-valve motor.

The comments I made on the Breva 1100 also apply to the very similar (but faired) Norge, and also the 1200 Sport.
The Norge, like the Griso was also made in 8-valve and 4-valve (earlier) variants.
looked up the spec...4.4 gallons is enough for me really, so long as it's no less than 4, i keep my mouth shut. i'll keep my eyes on guzzi when the time comes for me to repeat history and break from British oppression
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:21 AM   #1903
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Guzzi rocks. I bought a tenni Griso last spring and like it so much that I ordered an NTX to replace my GSA. The goose engine has soul in huge quantities, even with stock pipes, that relegate the boxer motor with a full Remus to all the charm of a very wet fart.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:08 AM   #1904
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Guzzi rocks. I bought a tenni Griso last spring and like it so much that I ordered an NTX to replace my GSA. The goose engine has soul in huge quantities, even with stock pipes, that relegate the boxer motor with a full Remus to all the charm of a very wet fart.


That just made me choke on my chicken wrap!

But yeah, you're right. Guzzis just drip character. My Stelvio is in a constant conversation with me while riding, but it's not an annoying conversation. I don't think anyone could ever accuse Guzzi of providing a sterile riding experience.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:15 PM   #1905
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