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Old 11-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #301
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Good vid, thanks for posting

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #302
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"It comes from the gut". "The noise (of modern bikes) is not the right noise". Love it!
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:29 AM   #303
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:40 PM   #304
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Fantastic sidecar!

Saw this amazing bike at Anderstorp Raceway today. It is a German crew that competes successfully with this sidecar racing bike. Note the double ignition!

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Old 07-11-2013, 04:07 PM   #305
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #306
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Guzzi sick

Well, my FI light is coming on my Guzzi (2008 nevada). When the light comes on then it acts as the plugs are fouled. I'm running some injection cleaner and replaced the plugs. It hasn't left me stranded but seems to be getting worse.

So, now I will get to find a day and load it up and drive it two hours to the dealer.

Warranty just ran ok. Even though it was a 2008 it was sold in 2011 I believe giving me a valid warranty till June of 13

I might just see if it needs valves adjusted while I'm there. I will probably have to leave it overnight

Anyone have any ideas on the FI? Is this a common problem with the Guzzi's
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:59 AM   #307
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This V11 sport is for sale at Marsh Motorcycle in CT. If I had the money it would be in my Garage.
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Wish I was there now. I would have that one home next to the Norge. Sweet looking bike.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:23 PM   #308
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The skinny on Moto Guzzi

OK. I need some input on Moto Guzzis. I’m looking to replace my BMW R1100RS which was stolen a few years ago. There’s a lot out there to choose from these days especially with adventure bikes becoming more popular. I’ve rode 1 liter plus bikes for years and like something that can work for commuting, highway, and maybe some light touring with minimal off-road.

Of the bikes I’ve owned, the R1100 was probably my favorite. It wasn’t the fastest, nor the most comfortable, but because it had character. At 58, i’m no longer doing crazy stuff.

I’ve looked at the Bimmers, Triumphs, as well as the Japanese bikes so far, but started reading about on the M-G bikes. I’m not too familiar with them regarding any quirks or idiosyncrasies (Electrical, clutch, tranny, etc.) and it seems like they have a pretty loyal following.

Mainly, I’m more interested in dependability than performance (which is why I never had any inclination to get a hog). I can do basic maintenance, but with 4 kids under 13 don’t have the time or expertise to do major work. Both the Triumph and M-G dealers are about the same distance away for dealer work if needed (90 miles)

So, any advice (or warnings) from long time M-G owners? They are gorgeous and appear to be solidly built.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #309
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What about a Griso 1100?

There is an '07 Griso 1100 for sale a couple of hours away. Would it be worth the drive over for a look?

By way of background,the last couple of years all my riding has been on back roads within an hour or so of home. I sold my Bonneville and GS in '10 and bought a Hypermotard just for that. A couple of months ago the poor condition of these roads taught me that my reflexes aren't what they used to be. Maybe something a little less balls-to-the-wall is in order. I've considered the Tiger 800 and I hope Triumph gives me opportunity to consider a Tiger 1050 Sport. Then I ran across the Guzzi. It has 8000 miles on the odo.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #310
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Really?

So I was at the Iowa Guzzi rally this weekend. I was told the name Norge is pronounced, nor' guh, with a hard "g". I was told Norge is Italian for Norway.

Just passing this along with no verification or opinion.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:43 AM   #311
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Moto Guzzi Thread

Mr. B:

Was the Elkader rally a good time this year? How did you go back north, via Hwy 52? Wondering what sort of shape the roads in S/E Minnesota are in... ?
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:10 PM   #312
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So I was at the Iowa Guzzi rally this weekend. I was told the name Norge is pronounced, nor' guh, with a hard "g". I was told Norge is Italian for Norway.

Just passing this along with no verification or opinion.
I do believe Norge is Norwegian for Norway.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #313
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Mr. B:

Was the Elkader rally a good time this year? How did you go back north, via Hwy 52? Wondering what sort of shape the roads in S/E Minnesota are in... ?

The rally was a good time. Plenty of nice people and good food. The riding in that area is great too, BTW.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:59 PM   #314
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I do believe Norge is Norwegian for Norway.
You could be right. Bear in mind I had a few beers in me when I got this info. However, whatever language it is, I am pretty sure someone said a Norge is a refrigerator and not a motorcycle.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:01 PM   #315
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You could be right. Bear in mind I had a few beers in me when I got this info. However, whatever language it is, I am pretty sure someone said a Norge is a refrigerator and not a motorcycle.
And apparently, they have good brakes...

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