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02 May 2019 17:02 #207121 by facade
I got this





It is true what they say, Guzzis are like heroin, I was wishing I'd kept the old one about a week after I sold it, managed to resist for about 3 years though...

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)
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02 May 2019 18:08 #207125 by Lambert
I'm not a biker in any way but that is nice. Got something of the 50s to it!

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02 May 2019 18:20 - 02 May 2019 18:36 #207126 by GeorgeC

facade wrote: I got this...
It is true what they say, Guzzis are like heroin, I was wishing I'd kept the old one about a week after I sold it, managed to resist for about 3 years though...

All that waiting, it had to be a Guzzi or a 2CV! ;)

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02 May 2019 19:42 - 02 May 2019 19:43 #207133 by facade
I had a 750 Breva before, but I let it get salty wet once, and even though I washed it thoroughly as soon as I could, it just disintegrated into a ball of fur, so I tarted it up and got rid.
Part of the decision was it was a daily driver, and any spares or consumables have to be mail order as there isn't an agent for 40 miles. Now that I don't intend using it daily, and I won't go frantic if it is laid up for a month waiting for spares I traded the Harley in and got another.

Full of unnecessary electronics to go wrong, the centre stand is an expensive option, and there is no security whatsoever, but I still love it.

I had to get the special, as it has a rev counter.
In Italy, the typical rider is twenty something, with a match hanging out of the corner of their mouth and they can cope with a light coming on when the engine is about to explode, but I've spent years watching a rev counter, like the typical close to pension age UK rider.

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)
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02 May 2019 22:18 - 02 May 2019 22:24 #207139 by GeorgeC
I bought a new V7Racer 11/11/11 build date!
Had a garage stand made for it, see thumbnail.
Rode it once a month for a year then it went back on the floor of the dealer for 10 months before it sold, 1080km.
So, after a 40 year break from motorcycles, my vision/balance just let me down.
In my previous car (Aveo), I only drove 9,000km in 8 years, but I'm doing better in the Jimny, 220km so far! :)

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02 May 2019 22:41 #207143 by Andy2640
I had a Honda 50 once!

I'll get my coat.

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03 May 2019 00:21 #207146 by GeorgeC

Andy2640 wrote: I had a Honda 50 once! I'll get my coat.


OK, I'll fess up, I had one for most of 1966, it was a Red C105 Step-thru. :blush:

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03 May 2019 06:07 #207162 by stiffsteve204me

Andy2640 wrote: I had a Honda 50 once!

I'll get my coat.




A Honda 50 was state of the art, when I had my Cazenave moped, Andy. :laugh:

I progressed to a Tiger Cub. Also had a CZ 125 for six months, until I could get back on four wheels.




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03 May 2019 06:25 #207168 by Bill Portland

stiffsteve204me wrote:

Andy2640 wrote: I had a Honda 50 once!

I'll get my coat.




A Honda 50 was state of the art, when I had my Cazenave moped, Andy. :laugh:

I progressed to a Tiger Cub. Also had a CZ 125 for six months, until I could get back on four wheels.




Steve.

A CZ125? There's not many people that would admit that! :-)
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03 May 2019 07:03 #207180 by stiffsteve204me

Bill Portland wrote:

stiffsteve204me wrote:

Andy2640 wrote: I had a Honda 50 once!

I'll get my coat.




A Honda 50 was state of the art, when I had my Cazenave moped, Andy. :laugh:

I progressed to a Tiger Cub. Also had a CZ 125 for six months, until I could get back on four wheels.




Steve.

A CZ125? There's not many people that would admit that! :-)



I've never been proud, Bill. ;)

I had been out of work for six months, and got a job in Birmingham, about an eighteen mile journey. The CZ was the cheapest way for me to get transport. Never had a problem with it, in the short time that I rode it, but the kudos factor was zero. :lol:






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03 May 2019 08:48 #207191 by Max Headroom
OMG thats just superb!

Always fancied a Moto Guzzi but never did own one.

The heaviest and most gutsy machine I owned was a Kawasaki Z900 fully equipped with clip-ons, rearsets, 4 into one expansion pipes and a Rickman fairing.
It weighed a ton but went like snot off a stick - I regularly went down the Stourport/Kidderminster dual carriageway at well over 140 :ohmy: :blush: :whistle:


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03 May 2019 08:57 - 03 May 2019 09:00 #207193 by Max Headroom

stiffsteve204me wrote: Also had a CZ 125 for six months


Nowt wrong with CZ! Yes they were the 1970s Skoda of the bike world I guess,
CZ used to do really quite well in on the motorcycle scrambling circuit as I recall. (At the time I was running a Bultaco Sherpa 250).
And I also remember being at Shelsley Walsh hillclimb watching Hannu Mikkola's attempt at the hill speed record in an Audi Quattro.
He didn't get it; and the record was held by a Skoda!

BTW the Moto Guzzi I lusted after was the Le Mans B)


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