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    Posted: 24 Jan 2019 at 19:24
Hello all

Just lurking at the moment

I'm a serial Italian bike owner but currently own and ride a Yamaha FJR1300

Having owned various italian v twins, I now have a real need to own a Moto Guzzi, but it has to be a Stelvio

Look forward to meeting up when the weather is a lot warmer!
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Welcome!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oldrat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 2019 at 21:09
Hiya and welcome


Which Italians have you had the pleasure of
1976 "Zagato" Gootsi cafe racer
1980 LM 2, Coburn and Hughes
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oldest first!

Cagiva Navigator, seriously underated, typical Italian issue's!!
Aprilia Mille RSV. Seriously hurt my back after less than an hour's riding!
Aprilia Caponord, still one of my favourite bikes but it self combusted!
Ducati Multistrada 1000DS, 100% reliable apart from expanding fuel tank!!

Also had brand new 2008 Buell Ulysses, Honda Transalp, Yamaha TDM900, 

As you might notice, I like bikes that are certainly not mainstream and prefer to sit upright 

Current FJR1300 is absolutely faultless, fast, comfortable and reliable

But missing that Italian thing that I can't even name!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oldrat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 2019 at 22:02
Cool bikes and a man of good taste 
A friend of mine has a caponord, loved it too.

You’ll fit in just fine here
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Originally posted by Oldrat Oldrat wrote:

Cool bikes and a man of good taste 
A friend of mine has a caponord, loved it too.

You’ll fit in just fine here

Lol!


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Hello, and welcome to the forum.
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Hi and Welcome
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Welcome from south Essex 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sardineone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 16:13
Hi Nav18, I feel the same way as you sometimes.  I have my 1000 Lemans that is going nowhere.  Problem is in the past I had several Japanese bikes that has led me to be a USA member of the VJMC and I currently don't own a Japanese motorcycle.  My tongue-in-check solution below for club functions!  A carefully prepared magnetic Kawasaki gas tank decal!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TooJuicy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 17:35
Originally posted by Nav18tor Nav18tor wrote:

apart from expanding fuel tank!!
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But missing that Italian thing that I can't even name!

I don't know about the Stelvio specifically but some Guzzis can rekindle that memory of expanding fuel tank for you  Wink

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Originally posted by sardineone sardineone wrote:

   A carefully prepared magnetic Kawasaki gas tank decal!
 

Excellent!! 

Likely you not getting misting clocks or strange electricals after that mod... 

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Hi and welcome Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nav18tor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2019 at 22:06
sooner than expected!!!

Possibly Sunday could be the day I ride home on a 2010 Stelvio

Definitely "rollerised "

Can't wait, but is dependent on the buyer for my FJR1300 turning up Saturday


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miele Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 01:58
I am also looking to buy a new Stelvio (2017) but also like the Caponard (2016). Both will cost the same, both look very different, Capo has rider modes, Stelvio larger tank and centerstand. Capo more hp. Both weigh about the same. I have seen the Capo in person as there is one nearby. The Stelvio I have only seen pictures since the dealer that has the bike is 500 miles away. I have both Aprilia & Moto Guzzi dealers nearby so service not an issue. However, seems Stelvio may be easier and cheaper to service. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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