Moto Guzzi Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Buckaroo Banzai, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Long timer Supporter

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    What Sarah said, plus google Jackal conversion and there are many examples. Matt was my inspiration for converting my 98 ev11. like you, i don't care for the looks of them. Fortunately they have the Tonti frame and many parts from the past will fit with some minor changes. I put a T3 tank on mine with little issue.

    I'm very impressed with how well the California models handle. the motor has a lot of character and is fun to ride once I got used to changing from 2 to third at 50/55mph. Their looks are very deceptive compared to their performance. Not that I have much experience with performance bikes but some with cruisers.
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  2. BadKarma

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    Thanks Sarah! And Ivan! That’s what I’m looking for...
  3. Blackshirt

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    What I found when I changed the air filter on my recently purchased Guzzi:
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    I thought the bike lacked a little power and mileage. This explained it.
  4. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers Supporter

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    Hamlin covered both openings with a wire mesh on my Jackal when I first bought it and took it to his shop for a good going over. Told me he's seen a lot of that. Yet one more thing great dealers do. I'm lucky to have him within striking distance.
  5. greer

    greer Long timer Supporter

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    Yep, mice dearly love airboxes. Looking at the size of that dog food I think that must have been Mighty Mouse.

    Sarah
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  6. Blackshirt

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    I was surprised, as the PO stated that the bike had a new air filter. I expect he didn’t ride it much. It had shorter than stock shocks and handled horribly when I bought it. I shouldn’t complain...the bike had low mileage. I’m just glad that all the dog food and seeds didn’t end up in the plenum!
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  7. Blackshirt

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    Happy Thanksgiving, Guzzisti!

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  8. SoloRider73

    SoloRider73 Been here awhile Supporter

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    So you are having Goose and Turkey for Thanksgiving.
  9. Blackshirt

    Blackshirt Long timer

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    That Tom dressed out at 38 lbs! The breasts were so large, we had to quarter them. That turkey was quite a character. I couldn’t snap a photo without him rushing over to get in the shot. Notice that he dropped a wing, puffed up, and spread his tail feathers...”show-off” moves.
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  10. motocopter

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    turkeys are friggin' ugly!
  11. Florida Lime

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    A turn signal finally showed up to replace one broken recently.

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  12. Dave Swanson

    Dave Swanson Been here awhile Supporter

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    Here's an arty shot of my 68 V700 IMG_E7611.JPG
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  13. Blackshirt

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    I’ve been waiting for parts from Italy since early August...a few have come in, but I still lack three items to complete my project. Ugh!
  14. moparnut

    moparnut Been here awhile

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    I ordered a set of bars for my Audace in mid-November from Cadre Cycle in Ohio. They were shipped on the 17th. They arrived at my house in Cali two days ago. I could have hand carried them quicker than that. Shipping is the pits right now.
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  15. CbDude

    CbDude Been here awhile

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    What a gorgeous bike! Is the bike fairly easy to maintain?
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  16. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    My waiting for a turn signal was only part of the story. :lol2

    I went to take the Griso out one day, and I saw the LEFT rear signal hanging by the wires, as it broke at the black plastic part. I don't know if it was bumped in the garage, or it failed due to age. I ordered a new one from AF1, but it took a couple weeks to get it.
    I replaced the signal, and took the bike to work the next day. A few days later, I saw the RIGHT rear signal hanging. :bluduh The garage is pretty crowded, so it may have been bumped, but the timing makes me hope it was age. I tried to order from AF1 again, but they said 6 weeks from Italy this time. My wife found one on eBay, and it showed up within a week. :clap
  17. Iron Cross Junction

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    Your wife searches for Guzzi parts on the web? Very impressive! :clap

    Bill
  18. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    I think she was feeling guilty about maybe bumping into the signal and breaking it ! :lol3
  19. Blackshirt

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    it is very easy to maintain and is built to last. I liked my first California Vintage so much that I bought a second one!

    One of the two Guzzis and my Piaggio lost it’s rear signals after about 12 years. Odd that the front ones have held up fine. Turns out that the plug that the signal’s pigtail fastens to became brittle with age...and broke. I replaced them with some sturdy, waterproof blocks.
  20. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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    Nice bike! Um, is your friend there still with us?? Or :eekers
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