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Old 06-05-2006, 02:13 PM   #41
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Painful though it is, you have to be realistic - recalls are always hard because no one builds expensive spares for 100% of what they make, and a small manufacturer has it particularly tough keeping up a stream of recall parts. Even car manufacturers have trouble with fulfilling recalls.



General parts for Guzzis are actually pretty easy to source, even for the scarcer models. What you can't get through Piaggio USA, you get through the the excellent Guzzi specialists like Harpers, MG Cycle and Moto International. The Guzzi community is one of the best and most unique things about the marque and you wind up becoming friends with everyone who owns one. Nothing like it in either the Japanese or BMW world.



And no big bikes made today are easier to maintain yourself!



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Old 06-05-2006, 02:19 PM   #42
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If you've ever highsided a BMW Isetta you'll re-think that statement.



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Old 06-05-2006, 02:29 PM   #43
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If I could have figured out how to put two more cylinders (radial style) on my 850 T, I would have kept it!
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:58 PM   #44
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So I guess your beloved I4 needs to be turned the other direction as well.
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Old 06-05-2006, 03:00 PM   #45
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No doubt it would have hampered cornering clearance.



Perhaps you could have welded some skateboard trucks and wheels to the valve covers.
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Old 06-05-2006, 03:09 PM   #46
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I always thought that a V-twin facing the breeze like that made a hell of a lot of sense. And you can count on your thumbs the number of imitators, I think. If you're going to go unique, go all the way, I say. May there always be Guzzi's, even if I never own one.
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Old 06-05-2006, 03:11 PM   #47
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Much, much more of the same.
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Old 06-05-2006, 04:07 PM   #48
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If someone gave me a Moto Guzzi, I would ride it. But I would not PAY money to ride one. I have heard several stories about unreliable Guzzis. And I have heard dozens of stories about owners waiting for parts.
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Old 06-05-2006, 06:59 PM   #49
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I will have to second this one parts aren't hard to get you just have to know how to get them. Call Joe Eish he will have them to you in a week even if they have to come from Italy. There is no better group of people riding bikes anywhere. Guzzisti are helpfull people if you are in the community they can and will help you get any part and fix any problem you might have. Course you can usually fix them with a hammer they are very simple machines.
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Old 06-05-2006, 11:23 PM   #50
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Loved it! Really, really good photos - the best set of Breva pics on the web (and believe me, I've been looking). Well done.
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