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#3417971 - 07/08/14 08:22 AM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Robenstein]
Doog Offline


Registered: 10/24/11
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Get her a Ducati
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#3417997 - 07/08/14 08:49 AM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Robenstein]
Jimkobb Offline


Registered: 09/14/13
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Loc: indiana
No Moto Guzzi dealers in our area , that lack of dealership would steer me away from them .

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#3418034 - 07/08/14 09:46 AM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Doog]
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Registered: 12/23/09
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Originally Posted By: Doog
Get her a Ducati



She doesn't dig the styling. We are vintage style lovers. If she doesn't get the V7 I she may end up with a Triumph Bonnie
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#3418136 - 07/08/14 11:23 AM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Robenstein]
FastGame Offline


Registered: 08/28/11
Posts: 478
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: Robenstein
Originally Posted By: Doog
Get her a Ducati



She doesn't dig the styling. We are vintage style lovers. If she doesn't get the V7 I she may end up with a Triumph Bonnie


IMO that would be a wonderful choice, vintage styling is why my old KZ keeps purring down the trail....

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#3418358 - 07/08/14 02:25 PM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: gman2304]
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Registered: 10/08/06
Posts: 3994
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: gman2304
The Kawasaki 900Z1 had 82hp...speaking of a noticeable difference! From 1973 until 1976 the 900Z1 Kawi was the king of hp and speed wars right out of the box. I was fortunate enough to have owned a 1975 Z1 when I was in my mid twenties...and lived to tell about it...LOL. Still a big fan of 'team green".


I had a '73 Z1...twas a fast bike!

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#3418566 - 07/08/14 05:41 PM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Robenstein]
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Registered: 11/03/13
Posts: 19
Loc: Marshall, MO USA
I have two friends who have ridden strictly Guzzis for many years and they have had no problems with reliability. I rode one myself once. It ran and handled great but boy, was the gearbox clunky. Worse than my old Harley 4-speed Shovelhead Low Rider.

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#3421210 - 07/10/14 08:34 PM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Robenstein]
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 238
Loc: Florida
You get used to the "bang down below" when shifting. I changed the Jackal to Supertech 85W-140 in the gearbox and that quieted her down a lot!
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#3429052 - 07/19/14 07:09 AM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Robenstein]
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Registered: 07/18/14
Posts: 1
Loc: Delaware, OH
I bought a '14 Norge this Spring. I have about 6k on it now and truly enjoy the bike. I came from an ST1100. I would recommend a Goose to anyone. Guzzis are great bikes and set you apart from the mundane. I laugh at the HD riders who say their bike is unique. 250k produced annually versus about 5k Moto Guzzi.
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#3429539 - 07/19/14 07:36 PM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Robenstein]
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Registered: 02/26/13
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Loc: Central Virginia
^^^Laugh all you want. No one really cares what you ride.
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#3429674 - 07/19/14 10:03 PM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Silverado12]
Robenstein Offline


Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 3438
Loc: Central IA
Originally Posted By: Silverado12
^^^Laugh all you want. No one really cares what you ride.


Unless you ride around on a moped. Then it is like dating an ugly girl in many bike circles...fun until someone sees you doing it.
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#3429843 - 07/20/14 05:06 AM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Robenstein]
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^^^LOL.
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#3430455 - 07/20/14 06:01 PM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Robenstein]
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 238
Loc: Florida
You are missing the point here guys! We are all bikers. We all deal with sharing the road with the cages. It does not matter what you ride, only that you do. The moped drivers deal with the same issues as the sport bike guys. Live Free, Ride Free!
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#3430648 - 07/20/14 09:03 PM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: OMCWankel]
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Registered: 08/28/11
Posts: 478
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: OMCWankel
You are missing the point here guys! We are all bikers. We all deal with sharing the road with the cages. It does not matter what you ride, only that you do. The moped drivers deal with the same issues as the sport bike guys. Live Free, Ride Free!


That was nice and very true, thanks !

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#3430812 - 07/21/14 02:43 AM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Robenstein]
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Registered: 12/23/09
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Loc: Central IA
I agree...all bikes have strengths and weaknesses. Some of us like to be different some of us like to be with the popular kids as far as brand selection goes. As long as no one is a complete snob and realized that just about every MAJOR brand makes decent bikes we should all get along.
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#3431348 - 07/21/14 04:15 PM Re: Current Quality of Moto Guzzi Bikes [Re: Robenstein]
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 78
Loc: New Zealand
Guzzi's are cool...and very long lived. A mate has almost 300k kilometres on his. It dropped a valve a little while ago and tickled the piston. Top end job done....good to go.
1000cc LeMans.
It seems to handle pretty good as well.
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