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    Posted: 02 Apr 2017 at 04:31
For those that don`t know, I recently purchased a 2007 Norge, 14,500 km on her.  The money changed hands in February, but since the bike was 400 km away from where I live, Kamloops, Canada, I had to wait for Mother Nature to give me a break.  And she did, but not much of one.
The Norge was down at Holeshot Motorsports in Langley, BC.  So I hitched a ride down to Langley on Friday, stayed overnight at my son`s and rode her home today.

The first stop, in the rain, was at a Moto Guzzi dealer who could explain a few of the intricacies of this machine.  No manual with it.

Next stop was an hour away at Hope, BC, for coffee and chowder to take the chill off.  Still raining and temperature at 8C.

Then north on the Trans Canada Highway, the only choice I had as the other routes were too high of an elevation.  I.E. snow.  So bear with me as it was too frigging cold to stop.  Finally it did warm up.

First stop near the town of Lytton, BC.  About 1000 feet above the Thompson River. Temps had finally risen to a civilized level, 14C.


Next stop, just south of the little town of Spences Bridge.

Getting closer.  Heading east out of Cache Creek, BC and an hour from home.


That`s Kamloops Lake down below.  I live about 20 minutes past the far end of it.


That`s her for pictures.  Consider yourselves lucky as I seldom stop for photos and miserable weather at the start didn`t help.  But I will go back as the route I took through the Fraser Canyon is pretty spectacular.

Any questions?

Btw, I`ll post some of my first impressions of the Norge later. Ermm


















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Wow. Those are the 'big spaces' pictures we expected (o;   Fine looking Norge! Well done!

14˚C is 'civilised' here, too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rambrose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2017 at 11:17
Lovely.
Was over there last summer. Hired a campervan, sorry RV for 10 days. Swinging it around the bends on the Sea to Sky highway the mrs said "Your not on your bike now" LOL I wish I was.
She also told me off for spending too long in Dreamcycles museum as she was waiting outside in over 30 deg C. Temperature changes a bit there.

Did you see the Norge before saying you'll have it?
I'm having a similar issue looking for a Cali. Nothing local is coming up and they're going before I can get to have a look.
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Pleased you finally got her home. Very envious of those quiet looking roads.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2017 at 13:59
If your not the coolest Dude on that bike in BC I'd be very much surprised.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wotbus@ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2017 at 16:07
Thanks for the photo's and welcome to the Norge Nest.
I am still getting used to my 2007 model which I have owned only a few weeks, and more I ride more I like it. It's really great two-up - stable, powerful and very smile inspiring.
Bon route 🏍👍
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The Norge looks like it is fully kitted out so lots of miles to do when the sunshines
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Super nice!
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