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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by rocker59, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Bump.

    Viva Guzzi !!!
  2. CafeRacer

    CafeRacer Been here awhile

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    Can I show I bike I sold a few years back? She was fun though:

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  3. ASQTec

    ASQTec Adventurer

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    Here's my '86 SPII. Think I'll take it out for a spin today.

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  4. FuRzMaScHiNe

    FuRzMaScHiNe ...frisch gebraut

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    "Drove bike from L.A. to NH. No problems.............. Heading up to Nova Scotia one weekend and voltage regulator fries, totalling bike. Love those Italian electrics.................."

    the quirks, peculiarities* and 'shortcomings,' in concert with the at-times stunning aesthetics are what make a well-done moto guzzi a moto guzzi. taken together, these characteristics almost portray the bike more as an organic object, and less a mechanical one. not unlike people: inherently flawed devices, far from perfection, but beautiful in their design and in no way less interesting than more efficient and predictable modalities of mechanics.

    i drive motorcycles for recreation, so the right combination of 'quirks,' 'peculiarities' and (the elusively-defined) 'character' can speak rather for a bike/make and not against it. i do not ride professionally, nor do i race, and as a result i do not view motorcycles as trade tools to be used purely for their functionality. i don't want the motorcycle to be 'transparent' when i'm riding it, and guzzis are in my experience anything but transparent machines -- viva le imperfezioni.

    cheers

    *Such as cylinder heat. From a motorcycle.com shootout review: "...We all experienced heat in one way or another from [the other] Twins in the breeze, but because of the Guzzi's cylinders proximity to the rider's knees, the heat emanating from this bike seemed exaggerated..."
  5. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF

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    I would love a Bellagio if it had the 1200cc 4v motor!
  6. SeaTex

    SeaTex now on mountain time

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    Hi folks-- I came back to riding as an adult with a 750 Breva and have been on a B1100 for a little over a year. We did some long rides around the PNW last summer and plans are underway to go farther afield in coming months.

    Here she is on the Columbia River Gorge:

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    and on the Washington coast:

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  7. capriccio

    capriccio Long timer

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    Mike, I bet you miss those jugs! :lol3
  8. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Yeah. That Quota was actually pretty cool... :wink:
  9. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    '69 Ambassador. 92k miles. Currently dry-docked for refitting. :D

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  10. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    '72 Ambassador. Resto-mod done in '05. 949cc Convert engine, 850T3 transmission among many other changes.

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  11. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    That is a gorgeous motorcycle.
  12. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    '71 Ambassador. Built from an incomplete basketcase and parts bought off of eBay and elsewhere. Totally rebuilt mechanically, left cosmetically imperfect (original paint on all parts). Recently added Wixom saddlebags and a refurbished Guzzi "polizia" fairing. Ready to travel...

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  13. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    Another shot...

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  14. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    Customer's '68 Falcone

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  15. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    My latest ... '07 Norge.

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    EV on the Cabot Trail last year...

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    One of my all time favorite Guzzi...'84 SP 1000

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    Y2K Bassa Hot Rod Roadster...

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    Quota out for a dirt road ride...

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    Da Hack...

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    SuSu and EV at Barber's...

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    Son Mike reading a map in New York... I think.

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  16. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    A silver Sport 1100, just because they're so pretty...

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  17. MrBob

    MrBob Certified Geezer

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    850 T-5 along the north shore of Lake Superior. It was sort of a Guzzi bastard child with few imported and a 16" front wheel that made cornering suspenseful but it had the sound and massive torque I grew to love.
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  18. farmer fred

    farmer fred Banned

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    Obligatory Killboy shot:

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  19. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    This is a really bad, older digital shot of the Sporti... It had, at the time the modified tail section that came with it when I bought it, I have since found an original tail section but it is in black so I need to paint all of the body parts, real deep red...

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  20. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    Fred,
    This is not killboy but it was shot FROM a Guzzi in the Gap... :wave Wife Sue shot it over my shoulder...
    Rob


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