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  1. Follow my instagram @dmitry_krysko Location: Moscow \ Russia Bike: v11 lemans
    14 points
  2. Thanks to Docc, this is my favorite picture of the Coppa ever.
    13 points
  3. Right at the moment most of us who knew Steve are in shock and I'm certainly not going to contact his girlfriend to pester her about the forum. I would add that Mark, (Beetle.) has his own site at Griso.org, his contributions to the Ghetto have no financial benefit. Unlike certain other places the Ghetto isn't, and never has been a money making platform for anybody. I'm sure that eventually we, the membership, will be able to sort something out. I'd like to offer to run it myself as I'm retiring soon and it might give me something to do besides wallowing in the millions I make from my midget porn empire. Problem is I'm both computer illiterate and such an intolerant bastard I'd of banned everyone in a week!
    10 points
  4. I would love this one as a shop poster. . . South'n SpineRaid XVIII / 2022 Cherohala Skyway, Tennessee ,USA
    10 points
  5. Before that gets out of hand, let me say that overlook was the only one (going or coming) on the Cherohala that was not socked-in with 100 foot visibility drizzling fog. (Came just in time, too) . . . Joe's sweeeeet Rosso Mandello Randy's very fine Coppa Italia (complete with Randy!)
    10 points
  6. Howdy all, we made it to Indiana via a pick up and I got to take the Guzzi for a ride in the rain today. We spent the afternoon getting gear pack on and we should be on the road Wednesday morning. https://www.dropbox.com/s/krxtr1saxxsvxr6/PXL_20220912_165929443.PORTRAIT.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rss3aen52z76vki/pxl_20220912_164635027.jpg?dl=0
    9 points
  7. Getting SpineRaiders to line up their bikes for a photo-op is like asking all your friends to bring their cats for a group shot. Formula for a cat fight. Yet, just serendipitously, I find this one image of all five Spineys at this year's XVIII SSR . . .
    9 points
  8. I didn't but my dad traded his 2018 Kawasaki Z900rs in on a 2022 MG V7 Special 850 at the KY Guzzi Rally. After riding it yesterday, I was surprised how civil the 850 "small block" ran. With little buzz and plenty of torque to make speed, I also like the blue color of this model. Dad is a spritely 78yr old, loves to ride when he can, this will be his first Guzzi.
    8 points
  9. Progressive Wilber springs mounted, rear in progress. Good news for next summer. Cheers Tom. Sent fra min SM-A525F via Tapatalk
    8 points
  10. Actually if I could of been bothered I would of described it as a magical device that relies on the catalytic effects of wishful thinking and it's interaction with traces of powdered unicorn horn within the device to completely f*ck up the fueling and contribute to greatly accelerated engine wear but I couldn't so I won't.........
    8 points
  11. Day three! After a 500 mile day I'm a bit exhausted so ignore the bad grammar and whatever. Haha I left Oberlin, Ks at 7:00 am and pounded pavement on hwy 36 towards Colorado. Once I hit Colorado it was open interstate on hwy 70. One stop on my list was Erico Motorsports in Denver they are a Moto Guzzi and Ducati dealer so I figured I'd swing by and check them out. Once I got off the highway and to my first stoplight I had troubles... All I could do is shift from 1st to 2nd so of course I'm thinking shift spring and first thing I think of is I have a spare from Scud! So boom I take it apart and replace the spring (the old one was bent funky but wasn't broken) get the new one in and it still shifts bad, found out I needed to adjust the freeplay? Or that bolt near the starter... Anyways three hours later I was on the road, had a beautiful ride on 70 thru the Colorado mountains and ended up getting a room in Grand Junction. Next stop tomorrow is the Utah/ Nevada border. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8fearoeikxhe85k/pxl_20220916_142357277.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ctvih5oh1zhgwa3/pxl_20220916_184932309.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qckv2gxmatfmxw6/pxl_20220916_214251682.portrait.jpg?dl=0
    8 points
  12. Those were the three V11 spine frames. (No V11 LeMans !!!!!! ) Two more spines with pressureangle's wicked yellow 1100 Sport-i and Josh's very fine SPOrT 1100 . . .
    8 points
  13. Howdy folks! I was told by one of the members on here that I should make a little "blog" about my upcoming trip so here ya go! My son is moving back to Indiana and I offered to go along on his road trip, meanwhile as his move was being planned I got ahold of an old friend about a bike he had for sale and that I had interest in picking up the bike and riding it back to California. The story on he bike: The bike originally belonged to a dear old riding buddy and I even remember when he bought it "with a credit card" from Tipton Hardware, Moto Guzzi, and Red Wing Boots dealer. haha We moved back to Cali in 2011 and he passed away shortly thereafter. A mutual friend bought the bike from his sister as a memento and has probably only put 1k miles on it over the last 10 years. Now it's my turn to take over the "memento". The trip back: I plan on leaving Sept 14th from Northern Indiana down the 55 to hwy 36 thru Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and into Colorado. Then I'll take the 70 to the 15 in Utah into Nevada, once I hit Cali I'll take 395 north to hwy 108 back home to Copperopolis. I plan on doing approx 500 miles a day and giving myself 6 days if needed to return. If anyone has any cool camping spots or roadside attractions to check out along the way please let me know. I'll try and do a daily update to this post. Thanks, Langley
    7 points
  14. What that actually means in PeteParlance: "Those arsed-crappers are for knuckle-dragging shaved-apes that couldn't get an antelope fart into their intake without squeezing it through their nose. " [I may have paraphrased a bit, there . . . ]
    7 points
  15. Last leg of the trip, 475 miles from Ely, Nevada to home. FYI if traveling on HWY 6 its almost 170 miles between gas stations from Ely to Tonopah in Nevada , high winds and a nice rainy/ snow mix coming over Sonora pass. The bike ran with no issues and did great over the pass in the foul weather, This was really an epic adventure and I'm almost sad to be home. haha https://www.dropbox.com/s/q1tmaj15adp4z7p/image.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/q3gc518ujl3v78x/PXL_20220918_130938248.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qx36lhbr3o48oyw/PXL_20220918_141756679.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/q1tmaj15adp4z7p/image.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/p9307c21dleesqr/pxl_20220919_023319077.jpg?dl=0
    7 points
  16. Sounds like a proper adventure. Enjoy that ride through Utah today. For future reference (and for anyone else) when the spring breaks you cannot shift at all. Other types of shift misbehaving are most frequently remedied by cleaning and/or adjusting the external linkage (especially the long shift lever pivot bolt).
    7 points
  17. Five other nice Guzzis. (Two "CARCs", a Tonti LeMans, a badass 1400 MDX-21) . . . and BillHagan's V7III . . . Inaugural South'n SpineRaiders :
    7 points
  18. Ooohhh... I see a Black LeMans in your dropbox links. Well done. I notice the Hepco Becker racks in the pictures. Does the bike come with all three hard cases? Those could come in handy on a long trip. I've found that a tank bag can give a little relief on a long ride - like a pillow on the tank. One thing to consider is the age of the tires. You might be safer with a set of new shoes before you take off on that long trip. Re the Utah to California route... Unless you really want to go to Las Vegas, it seems you have chosen a long route with a lot of Interstate. Consider going through central Nevada instead. I camped at Great Basin National Park once and loved it. From there it's less than 400 miles to Lee Vining (including the fabulous route 120 from Benton to 395 by Mono Lake). Depending on the route, you might need to carry a gallon of gas (ride 50 miles then top off the tank). Central Nevada would likely be very nice at that time - and almost certainly cooler than going through the Mojave desert.
    7 points
  19. And for full enjoyment it’s best to assemble and fill with oil, then find the wee circlip when you’re tidying up. Then, for extra magic ace-ness, assemble again, fill with oil again, then find out that you’ve nudged the eccentric out of whack. Can’t beat doing it a few times to really get speedy at doing it 😀
    7 points
  20. There are always at least a couple "things" worth repeating . . .
    6 points
  21. The 2004 Coppa Italia is heading to Northern California. It is a real beauty.
    6 points
  22. ^^^^^^^^^^^ My lawyer will be contacting you. As for current events, Kathi -- sag wagon driver and support-team supervisor -- and I are in Daviess County, Kentucky, for mutton and more. I rode the Griso; two friends joined on other Guzzis. A very WET first day, then a grand ride on Friday. The big mutton event is today. More pix on return, but here's one ... Bill
    6 points
  23. Best wishes for everyone to realize "The Moto Guzzi Experience " . . .
    6 points
  24. Always the strange, unexpected world one finds under the stairs.
    6 points
  25. Pies, pints, and pushrod engines. The three P's of a good outing.
    6 points
  26. Sorry, no new V11 photos this weekend, did go out on the Griso yesterday
    6 points
  27. The "South'n Spine Raid " has always been a hopeful model for "SpineRaids" wherever you are and whenever you can gather SpineFrames. OhioRiver SpineRaid? Surfin' SpineRaid? Varsseveld SpineRaid? Bungendore SpineRaid? Spinal IceRaid?
    6 points
  28. No all Daytonas were 4v/v HiCam engines, the difference between the cooking Daytona and the RS were Dark Grey Engine Paint WP Suspension front and rear (the early bikes has pretty awful Marzocchi front forks and a Koni rear shock) Stage C engine tune (Wiseco pistons, Carrillo Rods, hotter cam, Hi Flow air filter, different exhaust and map) That looks like an early one (it's a 93 and that's about the year they started in production) judging by the forks, pork chops and engine colour, although it has the pod filters and bellmouth as fitted to the Dr John and what looks like a Termigioni full system, I can't be sure, the crossover isn't standard and the end cans are Termis (or Termi stickers). The white paint job, or it could be a wrap, isn't standard either (but I think really suits it) and the wheels are black, the originals were white, which looked great until you rode it and had to clean them after every ride. Personally I think it's a really nice example that's been tastefully modded. All that's just off the top of my head there's probably more. Even a "cooking" Daytona is a magic thing, the 4v/v engine is a beast, it encourages you to rev it and it sounds glorious. 15k sounds a little rich, but they really are great bikes and I think will rise in value, after the round heads I think it's the best looking engine Guzzi made.
    6 points
  29. Ummm yes we should get the preraid activities underway as soon as possible, as In climbing more mountains, blasting through more curves, eating at more cool places, sharing stories and beverages as soon as possible and often! Also I’m glad to hear you are unharmed and the machines didn’t get beaten up very much.
    6 points
  30. Man . . . about the third time I opened that ad and peered at the pics, mySport caught me looking. I tried the, "It's okay, Honey. I'm just thinking parts bike . . ."
    6 points
  31. 24hour SitRep ? Y'all home and okay?
    6 points
  32. Kinda lonely around “these here parts” tonight. Just me and the Canadian Harleyists. Bill
    6 points
  33. +1 on paper maps. This picture was the start of a great adventure. San Diego, CA to central Utah primarily on twisty two-lane roads. One sheet per gas stop. Just rotate in the tank bag window. I had another set for the way home. And here is Capitol Reef, the last point on the map in this picture. And I'll tell you my favorite paper map story... I'm on a 450 KTM doing a solo loop from Sedona AZ to Flagstaff and back. I get my trusty Federal Motor Vehicle Use Map from the ranger station and plan my loop. On the way back South I'm getting a little concerned about time so I'm moving quick and I get flagged by a ranger. He tells me I'm not allowed to continue on my motorcycle and that I need to turn around. This a HUGE time-sucking detour if I do it. I pull out my Motor Vehicle Use Map. I point to a spot on the map and ask, "Are we here?" He says "Yeah, I guess that road is open now, but only to motorcycles, go ahead." I make it back before dark. PAPER MAPS RULE. Now I confess, I also had a GPS mounted on the handlebars at the time and I was following the line I had laid down (based on the MVUM). On a sidenote, a "breadcrumb" GPS track can save your ass if you are off in the woods alone and get confused.
    6 points
  34. Thanks for sharing your plan and trip with us, @Biglangster! Some great advice, here, already. I opened your pics in Dropbox, right clicked on the image for menu, and selected "Copy Image Link", paste into the reply box and, hey: A very nice late model black LeMans!
    6 points
  35. For your viewing and listening pleasure...
    6 points
  36. Overwhelmed with home maintenance jobs over the weekend, apart from pushing some bikes in & out of the garage, didn’t manage anything Guzzi related…
    6 points
  37. While in Owensboro, I visited the statue of Nicky Hayden, #69, I think this is from his victory lap at Laguna Seca after winning the Moto GP Championship against Valentino Rossi. He later hugged his dad and started crying, epic. Anyways, "in these parts" he's a legend, and deservedly so.
    5 points
  38. This photo angle seems to exaggerate the Griso’s already long - 61 inch - wheelbase; 3.1 inches longer than a red frame V11. CARC bikes feel a little more refined than the spinies, a V11 has a rawer old school edginess, but the 8V motor pulls hard right up to the red line. I’d encourage any big block enthusiast to add a 8V roller tappet Griso to their stable whilst their prices are so affordable. 2016 was the end of an era for Guzzi. It remains to be seen if Guzzi manage to get the V100 into production next year
    5 points
  39. Even the oil leak turned out to be nothing more than spilled gas from the overflow. A lot of silver linings.
    5 points
  40. Back when I was a pup, Grandmother said, "The older you get the faster time goes." I thought at the time it was just another of Grandmother's BS stories. She was right again, and I was just young and stupid.
    5 points
  41. GMG 2022... https://www.flickr.com/photos/v11_meticcio/albums/72177720301959930
    5 points
  42. Back in the mists of time a PC was the only way in the aftermarket to modify the map. The problem was, and remains, that they are a crude and simple device allowing only limited modification to certain aspects of the map. There are now numerous, better, alternatives that have the added advantage of not having to interfere with the loom and giving full access to if not all, then at least many more aspects of the map. The 15M and 15M-RC controllers are a completely open book as far as map manipulation is concerned. A PC I think appeals to some as it is often sold and perceived as a 'Magic' plug in filled with mystical Ju-Ju and the fitting of one will deliver the mystical/mechanical equivalent of a 'Laying on of hands' which of course it doesn't! They are also often marketed in the same way by people who really don't have much of a clue so the gullible are easily exploited. Quite simply there are many better options for enhancing performance, (And by 'Performance' I am not simply referring to power and torque figures.) than a plug-in box.
    5 points
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