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Post by Guzziboy66 on Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:33 pm

Man...

Turn your back for just one second...

Are you selling it with the corbin seat???? (Asking for a friend)

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Post by egschade on Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:19 pm

Guzziboy66 wrote:Man...

Turn your back for just one second...

Are you selling it with the corbin seat???? (Asking for a friend)

Yep. They guy wants every farkel I put on the bike.
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Post by egschade on Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:33 pm

That cycle-ergo app is pretty cool. Says the Griso has a 22 deg forward lean whereas the Bonneville is 8 deg, the V7 is 7 deg and a Stelvio 2 deg.
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Post by egschade on Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:39 pm

mogu83 wrote:I always liked the T-3.  Old enough to be vintage and has enough suspension.brakes, motor and electric to run in modern traffic.   Could make a great cafe racer.

BTW:  I'm not a Guzzi expert but that picture is a 'T' not a 'T-3', the T-3 was a major upgrade with many newer style components.  Another nice older Goose is the T-5 those detuned 850 motors are the gems of the Guzzi world IMHO.

Interesting - thought was a T-3 but it's not listed as such. Here's a real [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in Wallkill, NY. Not sure about the custom paint but it looks very clean.
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Post by JerryK on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:20 am

Congrats Eric! Looking forward to seeing what you decide!

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Post by Kev M on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:41 am

JerryK wrote:Congrats Eric!  Looking forward to seeing what you decide!

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Post by Nick on Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:56 pm

Yo Eric,
so which one are you gettin', the V-7 II Stornello or the V-7 III Stone?
Inquiring minds wanna know...... Wink
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Post by Mac on Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:06 pm

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Post by mogu83 on Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:29 pm

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A MC called the 'Stone'   What were they thinking ??     Does that translate into something other than heavy and slow.


I was amazed that the V9( Roamer lists for $1,000 more than a Sportster Iron.

Just sayin
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Post by Nick on Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:05 pm

mogu83 wrote:

A MC called the 'Stone'   What were they thinking ??     Does that translate into something other than heavy and slow.


Just sayin

What do Fat Bob and Fat Boy translate into?
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Post by mogu83 on Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:44 pm

Nick wrote:
What do Fat Bob and Fat Boy translate into?

OK
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Post by egschade on Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:51 pm

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Right now I'm thinking of getting both commuter and weekend bikes. The weekender will definitely be a Guzzi - either I fix up the V50 sitting in my garage or sell it for a more complete/ride-able bike like that 850 T3 in Wallkill. Could also afford to wait for that 'special' $3-4K deal comes along.

A $3-4K commuter is a more immediate need post-sale as I don't have a car. I've always liked the modern Bonneville but might consider going totally utilitarian with something like a NC700X, CB500X  Versys or V-Strom. Might even consider a Sportster though something like this [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] would need to be de-sculled.
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Post by Kev M on Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:32 pm

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A MC called the 'Stone'   What were they thinking ??     Does that translate into something other than heavy and slow.


I was amazed that the V9( Roamer lists for  $1,000 more than a Sportster Iron.

Just sayin

I believe it's been described to me the thought was "tough and reliable" as in "like a stone axe".

And as much as I like Sportsters, I believe the V9 handily outperforms the 883 and challenges the 1200 in some numbers. The V9 appears to be roughly as quick as the time Calis.

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Post by mogu83 on Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:38 pm

My experience when in similar situations like yours is to go with your original plan (the Goose).  Usually the more you think about it, you get further away from what you really need.  My Sportster started off as a 2004/5 LeMans, but right now I can afford to have a bike that I don't really need.
I like the Sportster, it's dependable (Go for FI) and the 883s are cheap.  But if you want something special (and that's important to you) go with your original plan and get a small Goose (Gosling).

Naturally IMHO -- And I rarely follow my own advise.

Good Luck - sit down - have a drink   Smile
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Post by Kev M on Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:40 pm

egschade wrote:
A $3-4K commuter is a more immediate need post-sale as I don't have a car. I've always liked the modern Bonneville but might consider going totally utilitarian with something like a NC700X, CB500X  Versys or V-Strom. Might even consider a Sportster though something like this [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] would need to be de-sculled.
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It's a good problem to have.

If you seriously consider a Sporty, let me know as I can probably be of use.

The Sporty occupies this sorta middle ground where it's not as light and small as the others (which can be a bonus at times if you're looking for some highway stability etc.), but it hides the weight with low height/center of gravity.

And the other major bonus to a Sporty is the unlimited aftermarket.

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Post by mogu83 on Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:36 pm

Sorry to muddy the waters even more.  This off the New England list.  Would be a good rider and you likely could get it for  3K cash.
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Post by egschade on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:38 pm

I like the notion of getting BOTH an 850 T3 (or similar) Guzzi AND a more modern, FI commuter bike like the '07 Sporty or '01 Bonnie I posted, or maybe a real utility bike like this [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] with it's scooter trunk.
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One that's super reliable and hauls stuff for commuting, and another to provide weekend fun and stir the soul. The Griso certainly did the later but sucks as a commuter.

A new V7 III Stone does make sense if I convince myself that it can be my only bike.
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Post by Kev M on Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:31 am

I made my mind up years ago that I would never own a Guzzi as an ONLY bike. I just don't trust them ENOUGH.

That said, I dearly love my V7 and it's been the most reliable of my 3 Guzzis.

My SIL had an NC700X for a while. It was a tad uninspiring, but I'm sure it would fill the role of commuter admirably from the funky tank-trunk to the predominance of plastic that will laugh at road salt.

I still like the Sporty as a cheap/reliable bike to beat on mercilessly, while still retaining more personality.

But I get the NC too.


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Post by Kev M on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:53 pm

Eric,

Did you notice on WG that the Wayne dealer just posted. They are having a blowout sale on demos and press bikes:

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WAYNE, NJ     January 11,2018     Wide World Powersports, LLC has announced that they will be running special promotional pricing on select in stock Moto Guzzi Motorcycles. This limited quantity of motorcycles consists of Demo bikes, magazine review bikes and product placement bikes.

There are multiple model lines available for the special pricing promotion including The V7 and V9 lines which feature the V7 Stone, Racer, Stornello ( Numbered, Limited Production ), Anniversary
( Numbered, Limited Production ) and Special models. The V9 line includes the Roamer and Bobber models. 1400 cc models available include El Dorado, California Touring, Audace and MGX-21 models. Also available is the Stelvio 1200 Adventure Touring model.

To learn more about this limited time pricing promotion and our dealership contact
Wide World PowerSports LLC
665 Route 23 south, Wayne, NJ 07470
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Post by mogu83 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:18 pm

IT'S LETS MAKE ERIC CRAZY TIME
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Post by egschade on Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:33 pm

I have been corresponding with Brian. They're taking $1000 off the MSRP on the demo V7 III's. They do tack on shipping and prep though. If I go with a new one I'll work a deal with them.
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Post by Kev M on Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:52 pm

egschade wrote:I have been corresponding with Brian. They're taking $1000 off the MSRP on the demo V7 III's. They do tack on shipping and prep though. If I go with a new one I'll work a deal with them.

That doesn't sound like much of deal off the cuff.

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Post by egschade on Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:32 pm

Kev M wrote: That doesn't sound like much of deal off the cuff.

Well, that was their quote. Once the Griso deal closes I'll sit down with them to see if they can do better. One thing of note is that the demo bikes come with a new bike factory warranty.

Just went into CL and see [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Given the year, location and Corbin I'm pretty sure this is one of my former bikes. Was midnight blue - damn shame what people do to stuff.
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Post by Nick on Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:28 am

Eric,
here is a good bike for you......if you can wait Razz
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Post by egschade on Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:03 pm

Another option for a single-bike scenario is a Stelvio. The Griso Ghetto guys refer to it as 'a Griso for old people' due to it's shared engine, similar weight but upright riding position.

There's a really nice 2012 at AF-1 Racing [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] that's a little over budget.
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Or a 2010 that's been rollerized out of GA that's well within budget
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If I stick with the 2-bike plan then here's another contender that would be far more reliable than an 850 and nearby in Staten Island
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