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Topic: New member, lurking in corner with no Italian bike
Posted By: Nav18tor
Subject: New member, lurking in corner with no Italian bike
Date 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!



Replies:
Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2019 at 20:17
Welcome!


Posted By: Oldrat
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2019 at 21:09
Hiya and welcome


Which Italians have you had the pleasure of


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1976 "Zagato" Gootsi cafe racer
1980 LM 2, Coburn and Hughes


Posted By: Nav18tor
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2019 at 21:50
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!


Posted By: Oldrat
Date 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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1976 "Zagato" Gootsi cafe racer
1980 LM 2, Coburn and Hughes


Posted By: Nav18tor
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2019 at 22:24
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!




Posted By: helmetbolt
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 06:49
Hello, and welcome to the forum.

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2001 California Special. (Modified)


Posted By: V7Chris
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 07:20
Hi and Welcome


Posted By: George S
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 09:06
Welcome from south Essex 

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George

1994 Nevada
1957 Cardellino 73cc
1961 Zigolo 110cc
Son's 1990 1000S to borrow any time


Posted By: sardineone
Date 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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George

One owner 86' Lemans 1000 (member of the family) / BMW R1200ST (current work horse)

You are what you have ridden!


Posted By: TooJuicy
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 17:35
Originally posted by Nav18tor Nav18tor wrote:

apart from expanding fuel tank!!
....
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

Tony


Posted By: TooJuicy
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 17:44
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... 

Tony


Posted By: johnno
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 19:51
Hi and welcome Thumbs Up

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GSXR1100 L ,Moto Guzzi .750xpa,.1100 sport,1100 sport corsa rider


Posted By: Nav18tor
Date 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




Posted By: miele
Date 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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If you are going to do something, do it right or don't bother.


Posted By: Jeanette
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 23:01
Hello and welcome to the forumSmile


Posted By: PaulW
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2019 at 07:15
Hello!
I had an FJ1200 for a few years and was a regular on the excellent FJ/FJR forum. Think I may recognise your username?
Never actually fancied an FJR, although in theory it would do everything I want, and reliability seemed to be excellent .Went from the FJ to an early VFR800, which is one of my all time favourite bikes. When years of all year round abuse got too much for it, I decided to finally get a Guzzi - a Breva 11 in my case. Had quite a few electrical issues and found out how long it takes for a mechanic to fit a new clutch, but love owning it and riding it. Guzzis can't compete on performance figures but give you a great feeling to ride and always go better than people expect. 


Posted By: Nav18tor
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2019 at 20:48
PaulW
I was fairly active on the FJ/FJR forum
Asking loads of questions and looking for recommendations
Have owned various Italian bikes before, so know what can happen!!



Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 14:12
Welcome we are popping dahn to Essex end of this month Clacton even

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The Older i Get, The Better I Was


Posted By: Guzzi1000SE
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 14:50
Hi and welcome to the forum.


Posted By: Nav18tor
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 15:24
No longer a lurker, now an owner! Collected my Moto-Guzzi Stelvio today. Baptism ride in strong winds and heavy rain. Bike was absolutely fantastic, loved it


Posted By: Guzzi1000SE
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 15:27
In that case welcome fellow Guzzi rider what about a picture?


Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 18:43
Congratulations


Posted By: Nav18tor
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 20:21
Originally posted by Ken-Guzzibear Ken-Guzzibear wrote:

Welcome we are popping dahn to Essex end of this month Clacton even

What date and where in Clacton on Sea?


Posted By: Nav18tor
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 20:23


Posted By: johnno
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 20:26
Thumbs Up

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GSXR1100 L ,Moto Guzzi .750xpa,.1100 sport,1100 sport corsa rider


Posted By: Guzzi1000SE
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 21:21
Very Nice


Posted By: Nav18tor
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2019 at 08:41
very dirty....


Posted By: iceni
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2019 at 17:06
Originally posted by Nav18tor Nav18tor wrote:

Originally posted by Ken-Guzzibear Ken-Guzzibear wrote:

Welcome we are popping dahn to Essex end of this month Clacton even

What date and where in Clacton on Sea?

As above. Be good to meet up if possible.


Posted By: Speedy23
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2019 at 16:56
Hi there....I'm thinking of doing exactly the same swap - interested to hear what you think of the Stelvio vs. the FJR with respect to low speed manhandling....I love the FJR power, handling is OK, but I do find it to be very top-heavy. 

Cheers 

S23




Posted By: Nav18tor
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2019 at 19:55
Originally posted by Speedy23 Speedy23 wrote:

Hi there....I'm thinking of doing exactly the same swap - interested to hear what you think of the Stelvio vs. the FJR with respect to low speed manhandling....I love the FJR power, handling is OK, but I do find it to be very top-heavy. 

Cheers 

S23



I've only managed about 100 miles, so far too early to comment, but......

I'm so pleased with the change so far, the Stelvio suits me and my riding style much better 

Just do it, you won't regret it!!



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