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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Kev M on Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:26 pm

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Why would you assume this?
What?  Or is this a last word problem LOL

That you know likely...

It's back to the judging on too little info.

Look, this is getting stupid. You know me I'm happy to spar all day if you want, but you're turning it into a pissing contest.

I like you well enough, I get the you're my sempai in the MC world, but I think that clouds your judgement sometimes because you're so sure about it. Probably an Irish quality we both share.

It's not particularly important, but I think there's just way too much dick measuring by motorcyclists and bikers and whatever else you want to call people who give two craps about bikes.

Anyway, so where is Eric, firmly thinking R12R? I can see it being a good choice for a lot of reasons. And no matter what he picks he's gonna have to deal with not wits on both sides of the isle. lol!

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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Mac on Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:30 pm

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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by mogu83 on Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:56 pm

Somehow it seems I inadvertently stumbled onto a soft spot about being judgmental, sorry guys
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Nick on Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:51 pm

Yo Mike, having a good time yet? Don’t forget breakfast on Sunday!!
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by egschade on Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:14 pm

7 pages - this must be some sort of MGNOC-NJ record!

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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Nick on Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:03 am

Eric,
here is a good looking bike for you: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]   Wink
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Harry would have bought this a few months ago.





ps.:That price/ad looks iffy to me, but you never know.....
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Kev M on Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:17 am

Nick wrote:Eric,
here is a good looking bike for you: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]   Wink
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Harry would have bought this a few months ago.





ps.:That price/ad looks iffy to me, but you never know.....

I thought part of the problem with the Griso was the forward lean on the riding position?!?

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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Nick on Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:25 am

I know. I'm just trying to totally confuse Eric and steer him away from BMW and HD.....and keep this thread alive and lighthearted, but I know that Harry was actually interested in something like this a few months ago. Twisted Evil
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by mogu83 on Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:17 am

A year ago that would have been in my garage - damn the riding position.

I really shouldn't ask -- Rolling Eyes - but where is it and what's the price.
Will they swap for a nicely appointed Sportster and cash??


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Re: Cheap Stornellos

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Post by mogu83 on Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:28 am

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WOW - that's really cheap for a Rosso Corsa you can't touch a regular LeMans for that.

Eric - Buy a $4K Sporty to commute on and this could be your weekend bike. Don't worry about the riding position the adrenaline rush will over ride the pain. Smile
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Post by Nick on Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:31 am

That price is a little too cheap, but if I were looking for a bike like that (hell even if I wasn't) I would definitely check it out.

I thought for a minute: That's why Harry is looking for bike transport Twisted Evil
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by egschade on Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:45 am

Is there some app or site or Google search trick so you can search CL across the country? A real PITA to search city by city...
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Post by Nick on Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:44 am

egschade wrote:Is there some app or site or Google search trick so you can search CL across the country? A real PITA to search city by city...

Not that I know of. There used to be one, but I think CL fussed about it and it "went away".
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Post by mogu83 on Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:57 am

Here you go.  It works, you just have to take a little time to figure it out.
There are options to search by State or Region, and naturally marque.

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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by egschade on Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:25 pm

Interesting turn of events. Was discussing budget with my wife this morning and she says, "well, if you got the brand new bike (V7) on the 0 down 0 interest deal we could use your cash for our ski trip". Then to really make my head spin, she adds, "and since you're never had abrand new bike before, how much more is a 'nicer' one?"

Despite Nick's and Harry's concerns, I wasn't confused before.

NOW I AM!!
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Mac on Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:40 pm

egschade wrote:Interesting turn of events. Was discussing budget with my wife this morning and she says, "well, if you got the brand new bike (V7) on the 0 down 0 interest deal we could use your cash for our ski trip". Then to really make my head spin, she adds, "and since you're never had abrand new bike before, how much more is a 'nicer' one?"

Despite Nick's and Harry's concerns, I wasn't confused before.

NOW I AM!!
And you're not at the dealership yet! Very Happy

That has always been my problem(a good one to have),the wife says go for it!


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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Nick on Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:44 pm

You Dog!!!! You must have recited one hell of a sob story to your better half. And the award for Best Dramatic Performance goes to: Eric.

I may need to have my wife read this thread Very Happy
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by mogu83 on Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:05 pm

Every now and then THEY do something to really screw your mind.  The year I stopped going to Laconia (after a run of over 30 years) on the weekend that I would have been gone, my wife turns to me and says "Why are you still here?  Are you getting too old to go to Laconia?"

BTW: Are we going to have to start this whole thing over again but with new $20,000 bikes. Shocked
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Kev M on Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:06 pm

I didn't know that convincing was necessary?

Last time I bought a new bike I'd just stopped on the way home from Nick's to ride a few demos.... Next thing I new I was texting Jenn telling her "I just accidentally bought a new Road King." cyclops

Regardless, with the weather the way it is I think I'd be at a dealership right now if I had the cash and the itch.

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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by egschade on Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:56 pm

Son #4 and I stopped by The Cycle Exchange in Ledgewood and played around with a number of bikes including: Triumph twins, BMW 1200 R & GS, Aprilia Shiver, Ducati Scrambler, Versys 650 and a Yamaha XSR900. Even ran a couple of them around the parking lot. Of all of this I was most surprised by the Yammie which felt very light and that 3-cly engine is full of character! The 1200R which felt great but bigger than I anticipated. Left there with those two bikes as my favorite Guzzi alternatives.

We then went to MG of Wayne and met the sales manager Brian (who I have been corresponding with via email). Very nice store and they seem like real bike people with few pretensions. Brian took us into the warehouse and showed us the 81 bikes he has in stock including many marketing (near 0 miles) and press (2-3K) bikes. These will be divided up between their Wayne and West Chester, PA stores. Apparently the owner knows the US Piaggio sales manager and has 'preferred' (?) access to inventory. Demo'd a Stornello and V7 III. The 3 felt stronger and more substantial than the earlier model which is what all the reviews have said. Was only a short, local ride but I think there's plenty of motor for the way I ride.

Long'ish story short - I intend to leverage the 0-interest financing and go Guzzi. Brian is working up prices on the III Stone dark (vs. green, yellow or blue which add $500), Stornello II and a III Special.  

Stornello: + scrambler cache, cool looking, extra $2K discount / - old II engine, tube tires, II MSRP higher than IIIs
Stone: + cast wheels, lower price / - no tach, so much matte black
Special: + glossy paint w/ nice trim, chrome exhaust, tach / - tube tires, $800 premium

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Will be getting some quotes early next week and will do another set of back to back rides on each before a final decision.

BTW - Brian invited us to make either store a destination for a group ride and said with advance notice, could set up a tour of the place and would, in general, make us welcome.


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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Kev M on Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:26 pm

Well Huzah!

First I think you're going about this the right way. And frankly I think you'll enjoy a smallblock.

In all that I found a pearl, that there is now a Guzzi dealer in West Chester, PA... AGAIN...jeezz, hope it works. I'm going to have to find out where and visit it next time we're passing through to relatives again.

Figures we move from the area and again there's a dealer...hmmm.

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Post by egschade on Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:59 am

Here's an interesting variant from the 2017 Milan show called the 'Rough'. The main thing here that I like is how the silver (grey?) tank and fenders offset the maybe too much black of the Stone dark I'm likely to buy. Other than a rear rack I have no plans to modify anything right away - just find it interesting how a relatively small change of paint (matte black to matte silver) makes a pretty big visual impact.
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Also had that color on the V7 II
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by egschade on Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:20 am

I came across [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] on someone's purchase of a V7 II and feel it reflects my own search for a bike that fits my riding style and needs. The more I read and think about it the better I feel about my decision to go with the V7 III.
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Post by egschade on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:05 pm

Decision made - yellow Stone III - paper work underway.

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