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Old 10-09-2002, 05:48 AM   #31
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Default Re: Moto Guzzi V11 Scura Reader Feedback

But you can't like this bike. You see I talked with KPaul and he says the price/performanace ratio is way over and well it's not "from the land of the rising sun", and well it just doesn't match up. What gives? I just don't understand!
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Old 10-09-2002, 05:56 AM   #32
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"Guzzis are still being built in Mandello by mechanics who smoke fags while torquing bolts, and surely keep a nice bottle of vino in the locker for a sip during the long and sacred midday break. "

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Old 10-09-2002, 06:12 AM   #33
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I've had my Scura since April and it has been trouble free except for a small tran leak from overfill. I purchased the software from Ferricci to trim the fuel injection and a set of Mistal carbon cans, they leaned out the bike enough to solve the hot stop stalling and give the bike a great sound. My Scura is #283 I'm curious about the # on other bikes in th US.
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Old 10-09-2002, 06:32 AM   #34
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---When did the six speed improved gearbox come to market first? Have there been more than one six speed box? How bad is the five speed, really. I'd love to find a used 1100 Sport, but I like nice shifting.

---I have to say, also, that I do not understand multiple headlights on motorcycles, like some comments above have endorsed. More headlights = more high weight. More things to go wrong. Unnecessary. Like that doofus BMW crusier daddy.
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Old 10-09-2002, 06:33 AM   #35
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Marvelous article. As others have mentioned, the main thing missing is a picture or two of the marvelous old race bikes. Hey, MO, send your correspondent back to Mandelo with a camera and tell him to do it right!



As the former owner of one of the first 700 cc Guzzis to hit these shores, the article brings back fond memories of the good stuff. And not-so-fond memories of the side float Del'Orto carbs and the funky aluminum foil fuses. But the basic engine was something they got right the first time. And it's wonderful that they let computers do what they do best, instead of sticking with things that were genuinely NFG.
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Old 10-09-2002, 06:37 AM   #36
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2000 was the first year for the new 6-speed. It hasn't changed since then.



I don't have too much experience with the Guzzi 5-speed, but one of the most memorable analogies that I've heard is "...that it is like shoving a crowbar through a box of hammers." Hopefully, that will give you an idea!



I think my Guzzi gearbox is smoother than my Ducati's.



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Old 10-09-2002, 06:49 AM   #37
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Judging from the pics, the fork doesn't look inverted. What's up?
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Old 10-09-2002, 07:02 AM   #38
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What was I thinking? Thank you for setting me straight. It's cookie-cutter bikes from now on for me!



Heh heh. Guzzi was building water-cooled multi-cylinder 4-valve racing motorcycles long before Honda ever existed. Modern technology indeed. Can you say copycat? I knew you could.
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Old 10-09-2002, 07:49 AM   #39
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Sure they are... what pics are you looking at?



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Old 10-09-2002, 07:58 AM   #40
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