I am a newcomer to Guzzis. My last bike was a HD low rider, which was stolen in 1980. I have not owned a bike since then until my current Guzzi. I need the sidecar because I am a paraplegic and cannot keep a bike upright when it is stationary. I still need to make heaps of changes to the setup of the bike to make it more user-friendly for me. (like handlebar-mounted gear shift mechanism, handlebar-mounted brake operation and a reverse gear)
I enjoy going for long rides. I have done the Nullabor 6 times. I don't know how to sell a bike.
member of historic motorcyle club, enjoys fiddling about with old bikes and going for a ride with mates. The le mans is in original condition and rideable but needs restoring. Have just fitted a lucas rita electronic ignition to the milli and am very pleased with it.
Love riding Guzzi's
I've been riding pretty much non-stop since the mid sixties on a bunch of different bikes (BSA, Vespa, Rabbit scooter, Yam R350, Bultaco Alpina, Honda CL175, Honda 750 F2, Ducati 860GT, Suzuki GT500, Yam SR500, BMW R100RS, Kwaka Vulcan 1500, Honda FT500, and now a '92 Guzzi Mille GT which I love to ride but has a duff regulator which is being repaired now. I enjoy messing with and fixing up bikes and I'm looking forward to riding to the coast or the mountains in the near future.
After putting the CX500 around the clock, I lusted after a bigger bike with a fairing that would save my knees from freezing, so set about testing a swag of R100RS BMWs. A Monza riding friend of mine, Ginny, asked me to please ride a Guzzi before I bought a BM. So I did. It was a black & grey Le Mans III. I couldn't get the smile off my face, and bought it. It was something of a beast, with an open 2 into 1, 40ml. carbs, etc. Italian Motorcycle Engineering fitted a sweet cam for me, and attended sundry rejuvinations, to produce a bike that could take a big breath and run. It was rude, and a bucket of fun. So after that one left the carport for the last time, there was nothing else to do but get another. This time I found a red & black Mark III, with some attention to detail for comfort & reliability, but largely stock. !A decade after that first ride, and I still get a tingle out of the Guzzi experience.
My job in the IT industry has pretty much kept me off the road over the last few years with long hours and weekend work; but I have decided on changes and am once again pursuing my rider / rallyist addiction. See you on the road.
I've got a Guzzi 850 T4 from 1981. It's in good nick and fairly original, bar ducati carbs and a set of adjustable bars. I moved out here on a permanent basis from Ireland last year and it's nice to be able to ride without a wet-suit. I had an nice 78' Honda 750 4 back home before I left. Guzzi's are not cheap in Ireland. I was looking to say hello and also for a bit of info on parts, accessories etc.. for when the need arises. I'm 29, residing in Sydney and so far successfully avoiding some very bad city drivers.