Moto Guzzi Thread

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

  1. augerdin

    augerdin Continuously amazed.

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    Great looking bike. Very nice.
    Have you thought about raising the fork tubes in the clamps and dropping the front a little? Makes it more agile and turns in a little more sure.
  2. jrt

    jrt Been here awhile

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    That's really sharp. Do you recall which handlebar you used?
  3. Blackshirt

    Blackshirt Long timer

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    I ordered a V1100 California Stone handlebar from MG Cycle. It puts my wrist at a much better angle than the stock Beach Bars. I believe it to be the only other 30mm diameter bar available…
  4. Blackshirt

    Blackshirt Long timer

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    It is tempting, but one of the best features of this bike is the cornering clearance. I don’t mind muscling the bike into turns…the bars are wide enough to make it no problem.
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  5. radmann10

    radmann10 Old fart Supporter

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  6. rustygman

    rustygman Adventurer

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    Picked this up a few weeks back and have only done a few hundred miles but apart from a few bits falling off (headlight shell and footboard rubbers) I think I have found a good one. Only 5500 miles so it has sat around a lot. Hopefully I will rectify that. Have not had a Guzzi for 30 years and it feels like coming home. Bike prices are generally pretty high in the UK but I consider older Guzzi's one of the few genuine bargains around. £2400 of your English pounds ($3300 US dollars).

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  7. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    A buddy of mine had a 850 T3 that I worked on a couple times and got to ride. Ever since then I've wanted one. I bought a Stelvio in '13 and love it.

    I test rode several V7 models and when Guzzi came out with the V7 850 Special I figured this is about as close as I'm going to get to a 850 T3 in a modern Guzzi so I bought one.

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  8. Blackshirt

    Blackshirt Long timer

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    I really like the look of the National Cycle Flyscreen, but the coverage is inadequate for the upright riding position of my California. I’m looking into some NOS offerings for older Calis that are wider and a little taller…

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    On a more positive note, the old style crash bars have really reduced engine vibration. The extra mass must be absorbing the vibes. The Legerra feels super-smooth.
  9. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    I used to have the MG Sport windshield on my Jackal. It was near perfect for 3 seasons+ and I only swapped it out to the barn door for dead of winter use.

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  10. radmann10

    radmann10 Old fart Supporter

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    I couldn't take the burning need to have a V85TT Adventure any longer...

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  11. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    My V50 III "resurrection" is finally finished (for now).
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  12. West Isles

    West Isles Been here awhile Supporter

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    While on my trip around the Cabot Trail today, I noticed this Guzzi and it's riders having a break in Cheticamp.
    Being a rare sight in Atlantic Canada, I quickly turned around to have a look, and short chat with the travellers.
    After a brief conversation, next thing I know, I'm taking the first Moto Guzzi I've ever ridden,for a spin down the road!
    I've been on my RS1250 for going on 8 days straight now, and that V85TT sure felt light, airy and flickable in comparison....
    Many thanks to John and Debbie from Ontario. :-)
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  13. moparnut

    moparnut Been here awhile

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    Oh oh, another who may have been infected with the Moto Guzzi virus. Be forewarned, there is no cure and one Guzzi leads to more.
    kk
  14. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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    You just can't resist the allure of perky jugs!
  15. JohninVT

    JohninVT Long timer

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    It's beautiful. This is what the very short lived Black Eagle should have been.
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    Chip Seal Long timer Supporter

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  17. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers Supporter

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    She's a looker for sure.