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Old 08-05-2010, 04:51 PM   #16
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"The only thing that really concerns me is the lack of cruise control. With my old, arthritic hands, cruise is a necessity, not a luxury. Are there good, aftermarket fixes for the lack of a factory cruise control option?"

I do not know of any cruise control options. I think you may be able to use a throttle lock system. So far I am good with the old fashoned way. If my hands get tired then I need a break.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:57 PM   #17
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Beautiful bike! I just picked up a R1200RT, but I might have gone with a Norge if we had a dealer within 200 miles that had one. Very comparable bikes IMO.

Enjoy!!
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:38 PM   #18
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Beautiful bike! Up until recently I had paid little attention to the Guzzi's until I spotted a Norge. I think I've found my next bike.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:31 PM   #19
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Stunningly beautiful in black. I came very close to buying one of these (or a Stelvio) a few months ago. Played a little safe in the end (though very happy with what I've got) but MG know how a bike should look.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:00 PM   #20
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Congrats on a nice bike. Say hi to Dave, Micha and co. from Mark in Denver. I used to live a few blocks from MI and that proximity made Guzzi--and Aprilia-- ownership a fantastic experience. They are great people and super-helpful.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:07 PM   #21
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I too have heard good things about Dave and Norge's. Good looking motorcycle.

Congrats!
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:42 PM   #22
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What a beautiful bike! Congrats, and many happy miles.

How is the vibration of the MG twin? Any heat issues?
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:39 PM   #23
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Welcome to the club - the Norge is a wonderful motorcycle that only gets better with use. I ride mine in 100* plus temps in full gear and don't have any issues with heat. There is a bit of vibration, but other than Honda Goldwings, I think almost every bike has some vibration. Each person has his/her own scale for judging what is acceptable. For me, it's minor and not annoying at all.
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Beautiful bike! I just picked up a R1200RT, but I might have gone with a Norge if we had a dealer within 200 miles that had one. Very comparable bikes IMO.
Fortunately, once the bike is properly set-up they need very little maintenance that most owners cannot accomplish. It's very dependable, reliable and fun.



Enjoy the ride,

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Old 08-13-2010, 01:54 PM   #24
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Nice looking bike ! My wife and I looked at some guzzi's the other day and she she loved the way they look and I agree...Very nice finish and details on them...I especially like the texture and contour of the seat.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:51 PM   #25
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Nice VX!

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Old 08-13-2010, 05:53 PM   #26
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I frequently hear that Guzzis need to be set up a little by a knowledgeable dealer before they are just right.

Could someone please explain a little more what that entails?
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:20 PM   #27
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I frequently hear that Guzzis need to be set up a little by a knowledgeable dealer before they are just right.

Could someone please explain a little more what that entails?
On the later models it is simply setting up the TB's and TPS and they are good to go.
A the first service, adjust the valves, change fluids and recheck the TB's and TPS... Ride.

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Old 08-13-2010, 06:21 PM   #28
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Oh, that's not too bad! How come the TBs and TPS aren't calibrated properly at the factory?
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:26 PM   #29
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"The only thing that really concerns me is the lack of cruise control.
There is a fellow over on the wildguzzi board that has installed a fairly sophisticated electronic cruise control on his Norge…

He is Zoom Zoom...

Or use a Throttlemeister…

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Old 08-13-2010, 06:31 PM   #30
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Oh, that's not too bad! How come the TBs and TPS aren't calibrated properly at the factory?
Oh they can be fine from Mandello however, just a cursory check to insure that the break in period will be enjoyable is all it takes. When they are spot on they're sa-weet.
Mine has been on the 'puter twice in 30K miles and took little adjustment and that was just once for one TB which was slightly out of balance.

I do the valves and all fluids and pay the local dealer to plug it in and check things out, one hour of labor...

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