What bike do you want today?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by fivehitsweak, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    You and I have similar tastes. I keep flirting with the idea of a Scrambler or a Bonneville T100, or a V7 classic. They all seem like they'd be great fun.

  2. forrestlaw

    forrestlaw Been here awhile

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    The major thing I am concerned about on the Guzzi is what happens to the bike if one happens to crash. I haven't seen any frame sliders or engine protection. Basically, there does not seem to be many aftermarket parts available for the Guzzi. But, the Bonneville has tons of aftermarket stuff.
  3. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    MG Cycle has crash bars for the V7. But you're right...the aftermarket is a little slim for low-volume bikes like Guzzis.
  4. forrestlaw

    forrestlaw Been here awhile

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    I hadn't stumbled across that site before. Would definitely be good to know in case I ever get one.
  5. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    If you're even remotely thinking about a Guzzi you need to head over to WildGuzzi and GuzziTech. Also, since you're living in Houston, get to know the folks at MPH Cycles on Park Row. Another good source for parts is Harpers.

    That V7 is a great little bike.

    jdg
  6. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I'll take the V7 classic today too, please, kkthnx.
  7. zozie

    zozie Been here awhile

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    I am fairly confident my next one will be the K1600. I did ride a goldwing which is amazing but I think the K1600 would be much more fun on the twisties.
  8. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    He's in eastern Canada, DAKEZ - no need for a hard sell. :lol3
  9. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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    There are several engine crash bars available for the V7. If you look closely at this pic of my V7 you can see mine:
    [​IMG]

    I bought them pre-owned from a member of the WildGuzzi.com forum, so I'm not 100% sure which ones they are. There are a few threads on that forum on engine crash bars available for the V7 -- check it out.
  10. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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    +1

    I have had good dealings with both MPH Cycles and Harpers.
  11. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Been thinking about a KTM 990 SM-T.
  12. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    I think I've been riding too much lately. :huh

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  13. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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  14. No Degree

    No Degree Sarcasmo

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    I've been thinking the same thing. Don't want to give up the LC8 I currently own but need better ergos to accommodate this repaired knee that is giving me fits.
  15. gplutt

    gplutt Been here awhile

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    Our Guzzi was "dropped" the same day we picked it up from the paint shop. The engine guard that we bought from Moto International protected everything (had to replace the clutch lever) that I would have been concerned about.

    [​IMG]

    New clutch lever, a couple deep breaths, and we were on our way again.:freaky
  16. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    My reply should send this to the basement. Instead, I'll say, "I'm envious."

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  17. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    L&W ( like and want!)
  18. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    Today it's a Ducati 1100 Multi.
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  19. Bikebits

    Bikebits Scramblin' man

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    I had both and although I liked the V7, I didn't bond with it like the Triumph. Sold the Guzzi after 18 months. I can't see parting with the Scrambler.

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  20. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I would really like a new 990 Adventure but don't know if it would be much different from the XC. May trade in the Tiger for a Dakar Edition. From what I have read it is a bitch changing oil in the 990's.
    Then what do I do with all the Triumph hats, t shirts etc???