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Neil Thompson
age: 27
Location: Toowoomba QLD
email: q8862403@mail.connect.usq.edu.au
bikes: Le Mans MK V much accessorised and modified

Greetings fellow enlightened Guzzi riders. I love my MK V. I bought it after I had an altercation with a day dreaming truck driver which brought to an end the reign of the "King of the Road" GPZ900R that I was riding at the time; very nearly killing me in the process. After this highly enlightening event (and I say that in hindsight) I had time to ponder a great many things and one of the conclusions that I came to was that life is too short not to ride the motorcycle that I  love, thus I bought a Guzzi. The best things about my MK V are the stable handling, the massive torque and the sound of that big twin through the full Staintune system which can only be described as "glorious". Since purchasing the bike 18 months ago I have added port matched and polished twin plug heads, Dyna III electronic ignition, lightened and balanced flywheel, White Power progressive fork springs, Agostini fairing and rearsets, SS brake lines and the list goes on and on and on. The thing that made the most difference to the bike’s performance was the twin plug head conversion. A modification that I would recommend to anyone seeking more power throughout the rev range. I look forward to hearing from some of you guys and maybe getting together for a ride some time. Until then, beware of the new age Volvo driver in the Hyundai Excel.
See ya. NEIL


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Griffo
age: Nearly 30
Location: Brisbane
email: guzzicrasher@hotmail.com
bikes: Le Mans 1000 Mk IV

I either:
i) Go Hard
or
ii) Go Home.


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Vaughan Graham
age: 42
Location: Claremont, WA
email: vgraham@ccgs.wa.edu.au
bikes: 1978 Mk1 LeMans

I bought this bike 8 years ago. It is a long way from its original state; it's painted like an S3, but with yellow stripes. It has a 92mm kit, Ago gears, c/r box, 40mm Dell Ortos, Dyna ignition,  Carillo rods, 38mm Marzocchis, Ohlin shocks, 2-1 s/s Dr John exhaust, and a few other bits and piece. I've raced it a few times, in QLD and WA. It goes well and I'm keeping it forever!


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Brett Hardy
age: 38
Location: Nambour QLD
email: brhardy@powerup.com.au
bikes: Le Mans 3, Matchless G9 1936, Norton 500 + bits.

My thanks to this site as I have always wanted a Guzzi but could never afford one until now. I grew up with British and Japanese; Italian was only a dream. Now the stable will grow with Guzzi old and hopefully new. Give me brain food so I can to learn the Guzzi way.


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Derek Worthy
age: 47
Location: Cairns, QLD
email: derek.worthy@bigpond.com.au
bikes: 850GT Guzzi and a 650DR Suzuki

Bought Guzzi brand new in 1974 and we've done over 220,000 KMs but most of that was done many years ago. Been a faithful bike, never left me by the side of the road. Always given me plenty of warning of things going wrong. Been down the Birdsville track, on numerous alpine rallies and round Tasmania, not to mention numerous Bathurst meetings, all from my home in Cairns.


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Paul Cox
Age: 40
Location: Old Bar
Email: pandacox@turboweb.net.au
Bikes: 1100Sport 95 model

Been riding since 17, but an eight year dry spell in Tassie. Took a chance on a Guzzi after the test ride and am as happy as a pig in.! Would love some info on tech tips and common mods.


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Karl Webb
age: 44
Location: Canberra
email: karl.webb@amsa.gov.au
bikes: 95 California 1100i

I live and work in Canberra where the roads are almost as good as Tassie where I used to live.  I started out on British bikes years ago in the UK, then moved onto Japanese machines, the biggest being a Honda 500 four. I now have a 95 California which is my pride and joy (after my wife that is!) and I really love it.


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