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Old 09-07-2006, 11:34 AM   #11
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H*ll, the employer b*tches as bad as the service dept.
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Old 09-07-2006, 11:46 AM   #12
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I know which end of a spanner goes where...and I have a dissenting opinion

Check the 1999 comparo done right here at MO with the 955i. A DEAD Daytona was the end result.

Personally, I had a failed crankshaft bearing at ~16k miles on my 2000 model with little warning--locked the rear tire at ~50mph (saved it, but had to clean my shorts afterward). I should have known better after reading the MO review. A quick search of t595.net will show I'm not alone. Triumph would not acknowledge it as a chronic problem, but I didn't expect them to. All manufacturers have problems that they ignore. I'd love to put a 675 in my garage, but I'll be bitter for a LONG time...
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:49 PM   #13
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So what do *you* ride, Ace?



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Old 09-07-2006, 02:18 PM   #14
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Hi Marty,

I'm planning to get a Griso soon and, like you, think the stock muffler's hideous. Any pictures of what you've come-up with? I was thinking of something along the lines of a more traditional tapered mega.
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Old 09-07-2006, 03:41 PM   #15
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I have a 2006 Breva 1100. My dealer was able to get the recalled CARC (shaft drive) pretty quick, less than 2 weeks, as I remember.

However...

I've been waiting on a windshield since at least March. I got the hard side bags within a couple of months. My dealer has told me it's pretty bad with the parts. Sad to hear it's not improved yet.

Regardless, I don't regret buying it in the least. Out of my 6 motorcycles I've owned, it's the best.
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:06 AM   #16
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It is easy to get parts for Moto Guzzi's you just have to know who to order them from. I waited 4 months to get parts from Atlanta Triumph. The next time I needed parts I went with a recommended source and got them in a week. One of the parts had to come from Italy! These were the same parts it took me four months to get earlier. Guzzi is a small family get on Wildguzzi we will help you with anything you need.



ATD is a good dealer they just have problems getting parts.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:00 AM   #17
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SH*T! That puts me in the "needs employer" category.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:47 AM   #18
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You want to learn from a guy who has a series of sad experiences with shoddily made Triumphs and then goes on to buy a Guzzi?



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Old 09-10-2006, 03:00 PM   #19
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I've just taken my daughter on a 400 mile round trip on the back of the Griso. She really enjoyed it in spite of the relatively small pillion pad on the back. Roads here in NZ are generally quite twisty and very badly surfaced so it was a bit tiring for her on the return. Overall she loved it.
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:04 PM   #20
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My problems with new Triumphs have been paint runs down the fairings (sprint st), problems with gearboxes (thunderbird), noisey top end requiring repair (sprint st and earlier sprint sport). Add to that poor coating on some of the metal parts (possibly climate-related).
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