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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Buckaroo Banzai, Feb 8, 2012.
Dig the Camel auxiliary tank...
The 8.5 Gallon main tank is good for 300 miles or more. I keep a full tool kit in that right side locking box. (it's available here https://www.mytechaccessories.it/product/tool-case-moto-guzzi/ )
Woah!, I was just on here, daydreaming, admiring all these Guzzi's until the day I can afford another Griso........and then I see your Convert.........what an absolutely gorgeous Guzzi. And the Griso of course too.
Nearly total rebuild. Ready for it's first "test hop" tomorrow.
So very lovely
Going through old photos. I found this. It's in the same condition today. Dad's 1993 Daytona 4 valve head. Dad is in his early 80's. He purchased it new. The dealer told him it was one of 50 in the USA. Note the oil cooler. He replaced the cam end bearings with needle bearings. That was about 5000 miles ago. No more fast wearing valve seat adjustments needed. He also changed the valve seats, and the valve return springs. I don't remember what exactly the spring change was, I think he said something about a torsion bar. The opening valve helps close the the other valve. He's very handy. Note the oil cooler, foot peg & brake extender, the locking cover on the frame, above the foot peg. There are lots of other changes when you see the bike in person. Early on he opened the F/I controller. He discovered a pod that controls richness. That helped the low end fueling. He's not a performance chip and exhaust kind of guy.
This is an old photo. The bike has around 33,000 Mi. He still rides it once in a while. His everyday ride in an NC700X & or a 2017 Bonniville.
A friend asked me to help her sell a 2002 V11 Bassa. I said I would but unfortunately I know almost nothing about Guzzis because I haven't gotten around to getting one yet. Suggestions on where to start to find out what price range she should ask? Thanks.
Ask your friend what she’ll take for it and give her that much. Two problems solved!
eBay can be a good resource for this sort of thing. It isn’t going to be an especially large number.
Cycle Trader? a Guzzi forum? fb Marketplace?
Tonti Cali's have pretty much bottomed out in price. If it's running and in good condition, MAYBE $3k give or take. If it needs work or is ugly, half that.
EDIT - you can check here or check the marketplace for reference:
It's been parked in a garage for 5 or so years. It looks nice but I'm going to have to pass.
See Kev’s post above. Given the 5-year rest, she’s looking at “half that.”
Too bad the western N.Y. (Guzzi) rally (an annual event that isn't again this year; curse Covid ) would be a great nearby venue to display it or as an excuse for a field trip while there.
OTOH, as that's a no-go, Inmate #KingofFleece (a Buffalo boy) and I meet in or around Fredonia every month or so to trade bourbon and BS. Just back from Erie for this month's little gathering, but, if interested, PM me and KoF and we'll see if, in May, we can take a look at the Bassa, get a better idea of its condition, and (maybe) provide a more specific estimate of FMV.
Clean it up and put it on 'bring a trailer' she'll probably get 10 grand for it the way things are going these days.
However being more realistic H-M and Kev M are both right in their assessments.
I know this is a longshot but I’m considering getting an Moto Guzzi griso, 2014. . Was wondering if anybody in Central Iowa actually had one that I could throw a leg over and see how it fits. I’m 6’2 with a 34 inch inseam. Unfortunately, the bike is located down in Texas so I can’t just throw leg over it and see how it fits. I’ve had a BMW K bike, and I’m coming off of a Suzuki bandit right now. Thanks for any insight..
For what is worth, I also suggest grisoghetto.com and I hope you find one.
See if cycle-ergo.com can give you an idea on fit.
If you find yourself over in the Rockford, IL area you are welcome to try mine on for size.
I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam also. I managed to find a dealer with one before I had the Griso I was looking to buy shipped from AF1 in Texas to Florida.
The one I bought already had the Knight drop pegs on it. With my crappy knees, I needed them.
How flexible are you ?