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Moto Guzzi riders? #526848
02/07/14 8:24 am
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Anyone here besides me have a Moto Guzzi as their primary rider?


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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Hillbilly bike] #526893
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Several of us, I'm sure. My ratio of Moto Guzzis to Brit Bikes over the last 15 years has always been one-to-one.

They are JUST like Brit bikes except they're Italian!

Lannis


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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Hillbilly bike] #526949
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i got twelve of them

Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: keith bradley] #526952
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I've got two , a T3 and a G5 special .

Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: chilly] #526959
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I'm happy with my T5 but I'll be in the market for a California very soon. . bigt

That's how much I love em.. wink


I'm from the SOUTH, the Deep South
Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Kent Shaun] #526972
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Originally Posted By: Kent Shaun
I'm happy with my T5 but I'll be in the market for a California very soon. . bigt

That's how much I love em.. wink


This is my "bobbed" California 2,not exactly a touring bike... grin But it is an ECTA modified production record holder...



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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Hillbilly bike] #526988
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Hillybilly bike lad, here's my T5...



Used for the ride into the Hell Hole, and THIS week as I enjoy a week Hell Hole FREE, it'll be used to travel into London, so I can get bits for the War machine. Then and only then, will I be able to do battle.. grin


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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Hillbilly bike] #526995
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heres a few of mine



the t3 is in box,s at the moment


theres a few more in the garage,didnt have room to pull them all out

and i sold four a t3 1100sporti t5 mk2 leman

Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: keith bradley] #527067
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You guys have a lot of Italian bikes....

I live in a rural area and there a fair number of curvy up and down back roads. The Guzzi is a load to throw around but a lot of fun..... and the sound! Did I mention the sound?


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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Hillbilly bike] #527072
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I sold my G5 last summer and replaced it with a second BSA. My goal is to get a loop frame.


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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Rusty Goose] #527151
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I'd say the Moto Guzzi is the nearest thing you'll get to a British bike, they feel and sound like my BSA's, the people that ride them are like the BSA lot.. shocked

They even DO the same sort of camps and rides as the BSA lot, so that's why I love em.. grin

BEST of all, unlike that modern Triumph I had, it don't bankrupt me each year, replacing the drive chain and sprockets, and buying tyres, and the cost of fuel has dropped too. Should've listened to Lannis years ago, it's HIS fault that I got one in the fettling shed now. Every time we meet up he lets me ride one, just to tempt me even more, why, last time I took his Brand New Stelvio out for a Bimble. Had him worried though, I was on it so long, he thought I'd buggered off with it.. laughing

And Keith, living just around the corner, helps me with stuff I don't know about, what he don't know about Guzzi isn't worth knowing. And it's HIS fault that I'm searching for a California, but fear NOT for there's one bike I'll always hanker after...



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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Hillbilly bike] #527157
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I bought a bmw r80 as a winter bad weather bike but with the posability of traveling further. after spending a lot of money on it as the bmw parts are so expensive it still needs more work to make it a good bike im wishing now I bought a guzzi.


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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Hillbilly bike] #527186
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Quote:
unlike that modern Triumph I had, it don't bankrupt me each year

Mine doesn't bankrupt me, Shaun lad.
I'm dead sure you did sometings wrong. grin


Ger B

Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Ger B] #527199
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Quote:
Mine doesn't bankrupt me, Shaun lad.
I'm dead sure you did sometings wrong. grin


Ger lad, you bet your sweet bippy I did something wrong, I RODE it every day on me 70 mile round trip to work, and clocked up a high mileage every year. And THAT'S what wore out the tyres/chains/sprockets and as it only did 40mpg if I were lucky, it bankrupted me with the cost of fuel.. mad

Grob lad, nothing wrong with a BMW, just a Guzzi with droopy tits.. laughing

Anyway lad, wasn't it YOU that took my T5 around the block in Yorkshire..? Can't remember now, too many Ales have gone through me, so you should know what they're like, well you should if it WAS you that is.. crazy

And IF you wanted to see what the Guzzi lot are like, I'd recommend their V Twin Rally, on August Bank Holiday held in Fordingbridge a little village, on t'other side of the New Forest.. bigt You'd be surprised at how many people you know, that attend this Rally.. wink


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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Hillbilly bike] #527200
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My California EV, the most uncomfortable seat ever, fitted a Jackal Stone seat for next year.
Rob, I have had many BM's before, Guzzi is 30% better.

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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Hillbilly bike] #527223
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got a 89 cally. shes a queen. full dress and custom.

Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Rusty Goose] #527228
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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Hillbilly bike] #527348
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It's just for fun, not a primary rider by any stretch...



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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Hillbilly bike] #527375
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40mpg if I were lucky ... bankrupted me with the cost of fuel... mad

Mine does 47,5 mpg (calculated out of 16,8 km / liter). Appr. 18% better. I wonder why. I don't ride her slowly.

What does your Guzzi do, Shaun?


Ger B

Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Ger B] #527379
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Ger lad, the Guzzi does 55mpg no worries, I've tested it at the same cruising speeds as the Trophy. Remember lad, yours is the 3 pot one, mine was the 4 pot 1200cc jobbie. Fully freighted with the Lovely Janette on the back, and being in a hurry, I went from a 'Full to the brim' tank, to panic mode looking for petrol, in 90 miles.. shocked

Not only that lad, 160 for ONE tyre.. shocked I got two brand new tyres for the Guzzi only two weeks ago, for 150, and I wager they'll last longer. Can't remember what I paid for two sprockets and the rear drive chain, but that's a thing of the past with the Guzzi.. grin

All I got to do with that, is drop the Universal Joint in a bucket of oil, whenever I replace the rear tyre, OR, smoother it in grease, and only that to make it last longer. It's made up with needle type bearings, and the truck I drive has them in the steering wheel, so I can swap them over if needed.. grin

PLUS, ask Lannis, he'll send you a link to a site that'll show ya, LOADS of people that have taken their Guzzi over 100,000 miles. What's not to LOVE about a bike like that..?


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Re: Moto Guzzi riders? [Re: Kent Shaun] #527392
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Originally Posted By: Kent Shaun
Quote:
Mine doesn't bankrupt me, Shaun lad.
I'm dead sure you did sometings wrong. grin


Ger lad, you bet your sweet bippy I did something wrong, I RODE it every day on me 70 mile round trip to work, and clocked up a high mileage every year. And THAT'S what wore out the tyres/chains/sprockets and as it only did 40mpg if I were lucky, it bankrupted me with the cost of fuel.. mad

Grob lad, nothing wrong with a BMW, just a Guzzi with droopy tits.. laughing

Anyway lad, wasn't it YOU that took my T5 around the block in Yorkshire..? Can't remember now, too many Ales have gone through me, so you should know what they're like, well you should if it WAS you that is.. crazy

And IF you wanted to see what the Guzzi lot are like, I'd recommend their V Twin Rally, on August Bank Holiday held in Fordingbridge a little village, on t'other side of the New Forest.. bigt You'd be surprised at how many people you know, that attend this Rally.. wink



yes I did take your guzzi round the block in Yorkshire it was very good bigt


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