Recently returned from 12 years abroad (UK and HK). Am now studying law at Flinders Uni, which means I have to read a lot of boring books: not easy when the Monza is out on the verandah! She's in excellent condition for a twenty-year old, but needs some love and attention so I'm very keen to hear from any Moza owners who have any hot tips.
So we are now into the 10th year of my Moto Guzzi experience. Has been interesting with many ups & downs. Her Royal Redness was previously owned by a so called *Enthusiast* which was clearly shown when replacing the front tyre & all the rusty ball bearings bounced over the workshop floor. So much for an enthusiast! Much has been repaired & updated including Dyna Ignition & many other bits & pieces. The latest upgrade being to Brembo 3034 4 piston calipers. How good are they! Traded in the old blue speedo for a white face Veglia & it looks so much better even though I can now only do 240kph & not 260kph as per the old speedo! Also diced the Koni shocks for a set of Gazzi fully adjustable types & what a big difference that made. Other mods. are too numerous to go into here but suffice to say I love her dearly & as she's hopefully, the last motorcycle I'll own as I'm getting on in years, I don't care about investing time & money - lots to date - in improvements & goodies. I truly enjoy just looking at her when not riding. Yes I've got the Guzzi bug big time!
Love riding Guzzis. My 98 Sport is used every day as was my 1st Guzzi, a 78 MkI LeMans. Have spent a fair amount of time working on Guzzis, found what broke and what didn't while racing my MKI. Have been selling new ones for the last 4 years, looking forward to the 6th NZ Guzzi rally Taupo 27.28 and 29 October
Hoping to purchase another Guzzi.Over a period of 15 years owned the following;V7 Special,T3,SP1000,LMIII and LMIV.Changed to Ducati 750 GT a couple of years ago.Still yearn for my old T3 and the LMIII.The LMIII was custom built by me in the '80's from a wreck,with wire wheels,nickel plated frame,yada,yada,yada.Would love to know where it is currently located-if it is still alive. Past member of N.S.W. MGOC and the MGNOC of the U.S.
My first Guzzi, I have been lusting after the V11 since it appeared in prototype form at the 1997 Bologna show. Still have a Valkyrie tourer '97, and a KTM 360EXC for the dirt. None get used nearly enough.
Two years without a bike was enough. Limited finances and riding time meant that my 12th bike needed to be a bit special. Scanning Used Bike ads had me pausing at the Guzzis listed - had to have one in my life. Bought this 'roughie' 5.99 and proceded, as funds permitted, to replace/repair bits to bring it up to scratch. One great thing about this exercise is that I've got a bike which keeps on getting better.
I am a registered nurse & I've always had a motorbike. After having one too many close calls I decided to simply build-up old basket cases. After several years & many dollars, I had to my credit a 1950 Ariel Square Four (superb bike) & 1950 Norton 600 with sidecar. Now, some ten years after, I'm back on a bike and it's great. The Lario is just the ticket for those Sunday morning rides. I occasionally ride to work but only if the weather is spot on. My wife actually encourages me to "get lost" for a couple of hours. She insists that upon my return I'm in a better mood. I'm looking for a replacement exhaust presently, but all I come across is big dollar systems , surely there is an alternative out there.
I recently had to sell a beloved K100LT (well at least it's European) 'cos it got just too heavy for this oldie to manage. I've always preferred a shaft drive but the choices of something light enough (under 200Kg) and not too big enginewise (500cc +); and yet comfortably accommodate my long legs, (seat height 800mm) are getting fewer. However a colleague suggested that a Motor Guzzi might be the answer. I'm not bothered about new bikes; something older would do me just fine!
Just bought the bike which is in running order but needs a bit of work. I am looking at getting it back into decent condition.