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Moto Guzzi Lovers


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Mah Motor is the agent but honestly u can service anywhere.

 

Well, almost!

 

Guzzis are very basic, but familiarity makes it all sweeter when we're talking about mechanics.

 

I had to leave my regular Honda mechanic when I had my Guzzi, but found a very helpful chap - Ah Hock from Combine Motors, Sin Ming Auto Centre Level 2. He knows Guzzi, ducs, beemers as well as classic bikes like CX500s, etc.

 

Honest and sincere chap. He's my first stop.

 

I think for more technical work Alan at Ubi (they call him BMW Alan, but he does mainly big bikes. He'll do more techy stuff. So dwg, you Qn on TPS reset and the ECU, ... maybe he might be able to attend to.

 

Finally, Kenny in Mah (serangoon) or Sporting Motors' mech ... (Sorry, my memory fails me for his name) will be able to help as they were send to do Guzzi training when Piaggio took over Guzzi and Mah got the deal - as I understand, but stand to be corrected).

 

Hope that helps!

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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Moto Guzzi California Vintage 2007

 

The bike that got a way! :(

 

I almost had my dream Guzzi in my grasp!! almost! Just as got my funds ready, a family crisis occurred and I had no choice but to redirect my funds to the urgent matter. Sigh! Cest-la vie - that's life! it'll be a while before I can get the resources to buy it. So I thought I'll share my disappointment. My dream. The CalVin (affectionately called) marks the end of 35 years of Californias which were civilian versions of the Eldorados and Ambassadors which made their mark in the LA Police Department as a CHiPs bike (Ah! Erik Estrada - for those of us who lived in the 70s! - although Erik never rode on a Guzzi - Hollywood had to have an american bike for the series, the rest of the real California Highway Patrol cops did). Guzzi won the tender and made significant business and influence on american motorcycling. The Californias came after the Eldorados and Ambassadors.

 

The Calis were special cruisers that had an excellent long distance touring ride position (proven by patrolling the long California Highways), super nimble among cruisers, simple to maintain, hardy as guzzis are, and the CalVin just has a understated class so unlike the "Look at me everybody, I'm so different from all the other H----- D-------s!" attitude of the cruiser crowd. The Moto Guzzi is different, Full stop. And only those who really are stand by them. (okay - just to make sure I don't sound discriminatory let me qualify my statement. I mean: Almost all Guzzi riders are different people, but that doesn't mean that all different riders need be Guzzi riders"

 

Anyway, back to the bike: With the new Bellagio and California 1400 with CARC transmissions and engine design, the CalVin made its mark as the bike which ends the line. I love end of the line or start of the line bikes (Remembering my 1995 R100G/S PD Classic, and my current Breva v1100).

 

Anyway, the following posts are some pics of the beauty that got away! :(

 

Wishing the lucky rider who'll get her well.

 

Hope you like them. Cheers!

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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Guzzi CalVin Side Right view.jpg

California Vintage 2007

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Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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Guzzi CalVin Rear Right view.jpg

 

California Vintage 2007

Edited by whitepomfret

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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Guzzi CalVin 2007 FrontRight view.jpg

 

California Vintage 2007

Edited by whitepomfret

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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Guzzi CalVin 2007 FrontRight view.jpg

 

 

California Vintage 2007

Edited by whitepomfret

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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Well, almost!

 

Guzzis are very basic, but familiarity makes it all sweeter when we're talking about mechanics.

 

I had to leave my regular Honda mechanic when I had my Guzzi, but found a very helpful chap - Ah Hock from Combine Motors, Sin Ming Auto Centre Level 2. He knows Guzzi, ducs, beemers as well as classic bikes like CX500s, etc.

 

Honest and sincere chap. He's my first stop.

 

I think for more technical work Alan at Ubi (they call him BMW Alan, but he does mainly big bikes. He'll do more techy stuff. So dwg, you Qn on TPS reset and the ECU, ... maybe he might be able to attend to.

 

Finally, Kenny in Mah (serangoon) or Sporting Motors' mech ... (Sorry, my memory fails me for his name) will be able to help as they were send to do Guzzi training when Piaggio took over Guzzi and Mah got the deal - as I understand, but stand to be corrected).

 

Hope that helps!

 

I second Combine motors as well. They are the old school mechs and no half past six jobs.

#ShutUp_and_Ride

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Guzzi CalVin Front-Leftview.jpg

 

California Vintage 2007

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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Guzzi CalVin  2007 Rear1.jpg

 

California Vintage 2007

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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IMG_9172.jpg

 

California Vintage 2007

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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Guzzi CalVin Rear top view.jpg

 

 

California Vintage 2007

 

This is the last pic. Hope you all enjoyed it.

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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By the way, there's a indie movie that's just come out in 2012 on motorbiking and it's tension on freedom, and the struggle to freedom for a woman. It DEFINITELY is not a chic flick! An of course the motor bike star of the movies is a Guzzi 1000S (looks like the 750-S3 that kickstarted me on fantasizing about guzzis). check out the trailer and the director's commentary -

 

I dig women riders, there's just something cool about a person on a bike -be it a woman or a man. It's just that for the former's so much more exciting to look at attitude-wise than the common latter. :-)

 

Go ladies!

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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Oh, for those wondering about the S3 that made me drool: here's a glimpse of it:

 

Moto Guzzi 750-S3 lowres.jpg

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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Hey all,

 

Glad to see this thread very much alive!! So when are we organising a Guzzi outing? A Saturday day ride to anywhere in SG or Johor perhaps? It will be fun to see all the MGs together!

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Hey all,

 

Glad to see this thread very much alive!! So when are we organising a Guzzi outing? A Saturday day ride to anywhere in SG or Johor perhaps? It will be fun to see all the MGs together!

 

Sounds interesting. But not all Guzzi riders lurk around here....

#ShutUp_and_Ride

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There are a few up on the market now. :-)

Cali Vintage

Nevada 750

Breva v1100

 

 

BTW, Phang (Griso), Roger (Griso & V7 stone) and I met for 1st time a couple of weeks ago.

 

we could have a little SGuzzista Gather again ... maybe a bigger one :-)

Edited by whitepomfret

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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this is a great video interview with Miguel Galluzzi

 

Why rush? It's the journey, not the destination ... :shades:

Moto Guzzi Breva v1100ie '07

Yamaha Virago XV1100 '92

Honda Pacific Coast '98

Yamaha V-Max '93

BMW K100 '83

Kawasaki GpZ900 Ninja '89

Honda CB 750 FII '97

BMW R100G/S Paris Dakar Classic '95

Honda CB 250 RS '88

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