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Offline Bumpa

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Should I or shouldn't I?
« on: March 12, 2018, 02:06:04 pm »
Yesterday, while riding through Sonoma, CA on Enrico, the Super T, I was confronted with one of those siren-song "should I or shouldn't I?" questions.  This one involved a former love of mine, a BMW R-65.

I suspect others of us have experienced a similar circumstance.

I've posted a little story about it on my blog and posted a link to it here:  https://thechurchoftheopenroad.blogspot.com/2018/03/rebuilding-bmw.html

Enjoy and ride safely, everyone...

- Bumpa

Offline Checkswrecks

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Re: Should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 10:30:19 pm »
I totally understand. As somebody who has chronic MBS and 3 in the garage now, there is a pretty red Guzzi Norge that keeps calling to me.

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Re: Should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 12:05:24 am »
Oh Man!  The latest one to get away was my '07 B-1100.  I suspect there'll be a retro Guzzi in my future long before an old BMW finds a place in my garage...

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Re: Should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 09:23:17 pm »
I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a '16 Guzzi Griso.  Not replacing the Tenere, just adding another bike to the stable.
2014 Super Tenere ES/ 2016 Moto Guzzi Griso
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Offline hobdayd

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Re: Should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 08:19:21 am »
Make sure any Guzzi has the roller tappet followers. Earlier designs had big issues. Worth taking off the valve cover to check.

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Re: Should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2018, 12:31:28 pm »
Yes, thank you for the heads up.  This is a '16 so the tappets were done at the factory.
2014 Super Tenere ES/ 2016 Moto Guzzi Griso
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Re: Should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2018, 07:12:53 pm »
The Norge I was looking at sold before I got there. There'll be another.
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Re: Should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 04:20:01 pm »
That is too bad because it is a beautiful bike!
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Re: Should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2018, 10:21:55 pm »
Impatiently waiting for this to arrive.

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Re: Should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2018, 02:44:43 am »
 ;)
Why are you all writing about these other model of Guzzi's? When the are supossed to make this V85 ::012::
With shaft drive, cruise, and Öhlins suspension..

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Re: Should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2018, 10:34:19 pm »
The Griso Rosso arrived on Thursday.  No idea why the image is now upside down; the original was not.

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Re: Should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2018, 12:52:08 am »
The Griso Rosso arrived on Thursday.  No idea why the image is now upside down; the original was not.

Congrats! Love the Griso
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Re: Should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2018, 10:10:15 pm »
I had my first long ride on it today and I really love it.   190 miles through rural Colorado.  Amazing torque and acceleration.  Was riding behind a hay truck at 25 mph; downshifted a gear or two and rolled on the throttle.  Was in triple digit territory before I knew it. 

First pic is my wife and my bikes in the driveway before we left this morning.

The second photo was taken in Silvercliffe, CO, looking west at the Sangre de Cristo mountains.



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