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Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! #4526897
09/26/17 05:16 PM
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LoneRanger Offline OP
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http://www.cycleworld.com/motorcycles-for-weirdos-and-wallflowers


"Moto Guzzi has been trying to get into motorcycling’s kingdom of acceptability for nearly 100 years now, never getting farther than camping outside the castle walls, like a weird tribe of migrant serfs."



Ha !! I freakin' love it !! Glad to be a weirdo !! happy



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Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4526905
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Sorry about the off topic.
How does that guy come up with stupid stuff like: "like a weird tribe of migrant serfs".
People have to stop using words they don't understand.


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Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4526913
09/26/17 05:39 PM
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I ll have to say when we were buying a big cruiser bike from moving from enduros. My wife and I agreed we wanted something outside the box. Being in Daytona Beach, everything is Harley, so we were pretty much anything but Harley.
We ended up getting a Triumph.
Which 2 years later I really enjoy especially after my good friend bought a Harley and I seen the nightmare they are.
That said I saw Moto Guzzi later after I bought the Triumph and I thought they were really nice bikes. I think I would have bought one of them over the Triumph. Very Retro and simple.
I thought they were a really nice bike. They just don't flood the market like Harley does.



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Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4526916
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What's wrong with a weird group of Migrant Serfs. Thats what we had in the castle age?



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Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: Panzerman] #4526936
09/26/17 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: Panzerman
What's wrong with a weird group of Migrant Serfs. Thats what we had in the castle age?


Serfs weren't migrants.

not the best definition but what google returns is
"an agricultural laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord's estate."


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Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4526942
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I am no longer riding bikes but if I were...a brand new Moto Guzzi or Triumph would be at the top of my list....I must be weird....


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Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4527073
09/26/17 08:13 PM
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I always thought I have a Guzzi for my last few riding years...that was the plan, but have had my Airhead for 10 years, and no intention of getting rid of it. I have had my 1974 Stornello from new, so there has nearly always been a Guzzi in my shed. A friend has a V7, says he'll keep it for at least 10 years...does nothing exceptional, but everything very well. If I bought a new bike, it'd be a V7. Same or less HP as my R65, but 2017 hp is different to 1987 hp.


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Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4527082
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Had a Guzzi 850 in the 70's and loved it. Had two Bmw 750's. My last bike was a 1500 Goldwing. Always wanted another Guzzi. Loved riding it.


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Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: vwmaniaman] #4527128
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Originally Posted By: vwmaniaman
Had a Guzzi 850 in the 70's and loved it. Had two Bmw 750's. My last bike was a 1500 Goldwing. Always wanted another Guzzi. Loved riding it.


The 850 is now called the V9




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Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: Rand] #4527272
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Originally Posted By: Rand
Originally Posted By: Panzerman
What's wrong with a weird group of Migrant Serfs. Thats what we had in the castle age?


Serfs weren't migrants.

not the best definition but what google returns is
"an agricultural laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord's estate."


That's the definition for a serf, not a migrant.

Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4527636
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He probably used the term "migrant serfs" to be purposely obtuse.

Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4528172
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An oxymoron .. like "mainstream Moto Guzzi"


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Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: OhOMG] #4528562
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Originally Posted By: OhOMG
Originally Posted By: Rand
Originally Posted By: Panzerman
What's wrong with a weird group of Migrant Serfs. Thats what we had in the castle age?


Serfs weren't migrants.

not the best definition but what google returns is
"an agricultural laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord's estate."


That's the definition for a serf, not a migrant.


Serfs were not able to be migrants. They were BOUND to the land. Basically they were one step up from slaves, having some limited rights and access to the legal system of the time/place. Sort of akin to an indentured servant in early American colonial times, but they had no choice about entering into that class. Indentured servants signed up, serfs were born into it.




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Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4533437
10/03/17 11:42 PM
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Geez, as proud previous multi-Hodaka owner, I don't think this article was nearly complete ... No mention of Greeves, Montessa, NSU or any of a 100 other fine off the wall bikes laugh

Guzzi's are sort of mainstream. The issue, as with most shaft drives, is rising rear suspension under hard acceleration. OK in a straight line, but it can throw you off in a corner ... Add the V-Twin cadence and it can get "interesting" laugh

I got a buddy with a barn full of Guzzi's. Most are parked in partial restoration mode while he rides a Valkyrie ... I've ridden most of his before they were parked. They're OK, but I'd rather ride something else ...

BTW, there are reasons why there are bazzillions of big dollar Harley's out there. They vary from owner to owner, but each will tell you why the scrimped and saved to get one laugh


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Re: Motorcycles for weirdos, LOL !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4533450
10/04/17 01:19 AM
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For a taste of weird try a Falcone. I had a BSA M20 when I rode a friends Falcone...the M20 was a peppy machine compared to the Falcone. The V8 is not weird, just stunning. A friend of mine always has more than one Guzzi and has just bought back the V50 Monza he sold a few years ago, yesterday he invited me to come up and go for a ride on it someday soon. I love that bike, so I will certainly take it for a spin.


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