Moto Guzzi Norge first impressions

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Scott of the Sahara, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu Long timer

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    Just picked up my wife's 2007 GT and rode it to Memphis from Philly. Overall, I'm very impressed. The exhaust note is very musical. I'm on the big Side and the knees were pretty crowded. Hopefully some lower pegs will help. The front end was a little willowy over rough pavement, but I was pushing it pretty hard.

    I never did drag the center stand, and I was pushing it through corners marked 20 mph at 45 mph. But I move around a lot and lean well into the corners, not just sitting straight up and leaning the bike underneath me.
  2. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    we need to see some pics Disco or it didn't happen.:evil

    sent a deposit on one today:clap will pick up soon :D:D:D
  3. DRONE

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    If anyone is thinking about pitching the lower leg fairings and chin fairing in the dumpster, then adding a 1200 Sport chin fairing, here's what it looks like in red--

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    Oh, and before you ask, those are Multistrada mirrors and a Givi tail case.
  4. Scott of the Sahara

    Scott of the Sahara Been here awhile

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    That looks real good!
  5. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    pulled the trigger on the 7th of Jan. drove down to Ga. to pick this up. looking forward to spring and lots of miles

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  6. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    bravo
    best color too :evil
  7. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    Thanks, and yes I agree on the color.:evil
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    hey southwest OH. will you be going to the western NY guzzi rally?
    June 7-10

    good time
  9. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    might try to do the Va. and the Oh.
  10. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    BUMP.
    Recently added a Staintune to the Norge. Much nicer sound from the beast and saved a little weight as well.
  11. DRONE

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    You're not an ADV n00b. You should know that you can't say something like that without posting pictures. It's a rule! And in this case, we prolly want a YouTube link so we can hear it too. C'mon! :D
  12. Scott of the Sahara

    Scott of the Sahara Been here awhile

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    Here is my latest thing:
    I installed hand guards.
    In order to not hit the faring I also installed bar risers.
    I really didn't lioke wearing big bulky gloves in the colder weather...
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  13. DRONE

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    Which guards are they? They off a Stelvio?
  14. Scott of the Sahara

    Scott of the Sahara Been here awhile

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    Yep, I got them at Moto International. They are for Norge, Breva or Stelvio
  15. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    Drone, I'll work on the sound track for ah. Just got back from a little spin and I can still hear the sound of her on throttle.:rofl
  16. Scott of the Sahara

    Scott of the Sahara Been here awhile

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    Joe Cool. Did you do anything to the fueling or just bolt on the muffler
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    joe cool Been here awhile

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    Scott, just bolted it on. not getting the best of mileage right now, hopefully that will change as she breaks in. BTW nice handguards Scott.
  18. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    Drone, what tank bag are you using on your Norge?
  19. DRONE

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    It's a Moto Guzzi factory bag designed for the Breva 750. I looked at all the bags Moto International had in stock and liked how this one fit the best. Doesn't block my view of the gauges and doesn't affect the bars. Two years ago it was $185.

    To gas up, you unzip the bag from the base 3/4 of the way then flip the bag to the right side. The base has a cutout in it for the fuel lid. Then flip it back over and re-zip. At lunchtime, you unzip it the whole way leaving the base attached to the bike, and there's a handle up front so you can carry it with you like a man-purse.

    Not waterproof, but comes with a waterproof cover. Good-sized map pocket on top and a little zip pocket for chapstick or whatever.

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  20. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info. really like your gps mount. I was thinking of something like that for my Garmin 276. can you give me some more info on what you did?
    thanks