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    Posted: 25 Oct 2014 at 21:42
Again im new here and this may have already been discussed but a good source of available new and used Spares for Guzzi and lots of other older Italian machines can be found by searching E-Bay Italia it is "loaded" with Spares for these, many of which are sold by Italian Bike dealer's themselves and tend to be "in Stock" postage wise its only a thousand or so miles away and most Italian sellers tend to be "Sensible" with postage prices,

Im well aware there are lots of people who dont like buying from abroad for fear of items getting lost in the Post, payment though more often than not is by "Paypal" which will protect the buyer if the Item doesent arrive, Ive pointed many a u.s. Guzzi man in this direction also, many of our Cousin's across the Pond seem lost when trying to source Guzzi Spares, they needent be,! the classic "There isant a Dealer near me" is a worldwide statement, Guzzi are a small manufacturer these days, same applies in the u.k. there are no longer dealer's on ones doorstep anymore here either,, but Aeroplanes in recent decades have "Shrunk" the world, and 10 days later or so you can have your item,

Unfortunately for many of us Guzzi fan's the factory is not to be relied upon for dispatching spare parts "Timely" having worked at 2 Guzzi dealers its an all too familar problem that doesent go away,!! its been this way yeeearrssss, frustrating!! why can one item ordered on Monday arrive the following monday, and another take three weeks,? three months etc,??Ive  heard lots of reasons from the importers and Guzzi themselves im not convinced with any of them, suffice to say its a go slow mentality with spare parts from Mandello, and their other warehouse in France,!! hence my suggestion for looking at E-Bay Italy, you can sometimes save yourself a bob' or two also,!!

for anyone who's suffered with this one and in defence of the dealer also id like to say its an internet parts ordering system in the main for Moto Guzzi factory spare parts., in the last couple of years or so a larger group dealer has taken it upon themselves to stock a large amount of Piaggio group spares themselves and to distribute to smaller u.k. dealers that being Fowler's of Bristol however it still doesent help when the part you want is an older one and only available from the factory, what lets the internet parts ordering system down is that there is no way of finding out from it just where a part is? or what the delay is in it arriving? if its not in their stock at the factory it will merely say "on backorder" thats an old chesnut,!! frustrating when the customer calls also wanting to know where his part is?? because the dealer cant give him any further advice on when it will be here,!!

There was a couple of years back and may well still be an office across the boarder in Switzerland with a couple of English speaking italian staff who's job it was/is to find out from the factory by telephone what the problem with a particular u.k. dealer ordered  part delay was?, or why the parts ordering system is showing a part in stock at the factory but wont let you order it on "the system" ,?? its aimed at u.k. dealers but again only any use if the dealers KNOW the service is available to them, many ive spoken with appear not to know about it!!, again that "lets the side down" doesent it, i used it all the time it was an 0800 number so the calls were cheap and the staff i found very obliging for we Brits,plus i was learning Italian at the time and was good practice for me,!! at least you got an answer on the situation with that part something to tell your customer ,as opposed to "on back order" from the internet parts ordering system.

Got to say also that Italian buisness is not typical of this type of laid back service with parts supply from Moto Guzzi, my girlfriend is Italian ive been too-ing and fro'-ing back and forth over there for 6 years now, Italian buisness in the main is switched on, its the dreaded motor industry thats the problem there it would appear,, speaking with everyday normal Italian people i get the impression that the motor trade there including motorcycle manufacturers are all heavily controlled by Union's something reminiscent of the old Longbridge B.L. days, and we know where that got them in the end,! could be wrong but it comes over that way to me,

I found what had been a main Guzzi dealer in the town where my Girlfriend live's that being Cremona northern italy, some little stories the proprietor-ess!!  told me where that when they took on the franchise for Moto Guzzi they had ordered lots of T'shirt's clothing and accessories from the factory, BUT she said it took it  a year to arrive with us, ! i found that one hard to believe but, why should she lie?? she also said ordering a bike to be delivered from the factory to themselves a distance of some 200 kilometres, took FOUR weeks,  in the u.k. when a bike is ordered from the factory it takes THREE weeks to arrive by road transport direct to dealer there is no longer any u.k. warehouse storing of Guzzi new machines here, they come direct by road from Italy,,!! go figure??,!! thats the maddening thing about it all i often think to myself if it were not for the loyalty of faithful Guzzi owners around the world then the factory would be going no where full stop.its people like the membership on sites like these that keep the brand "alive" not..im sorry to say the Factory itself.
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I had not thought of searching the Italian ebay .....thanks for that.Thumbs Up

Already experienced parts that appear to be available but not really and the wait till some one actually found out.Angry

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Do you have a link to the Italian E-Bay

I just get Philatelists collectors
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As an aside order parts from outside the UK and get them sent NOT by post but by one of the international couriers it is Insured and tracked, I tend to research parts as many Guzzi parts are available a lot cheaper as Fiat or other manufacturers bike parts IE the RMP/TDC sensor as fited to a lot of Guzzi V11/V750's £139 Guzzi same part £39 fro an MV/Ducati £28 for a Fiat/Alpha/Lancia It is exactly the same Magneti Marelli part number for all.
 
I have never had a problem with any of the following Guzzi parts people with orders not arriving in the last 25+ yrs...IN NO ORDER OF MERIT:-
 
Corsa (Spares GB)
Teo Lammers (NL)
Reboot (FR)
Harpers (USA)
Pyro Dan(USA)
Motomecca (UK)
NBS(UK)
Gutsibits(UK)
 
I have ordered parts from all of these all delivered quickly none lost parts on ONLY 1 occasion I got the wrong part delivered THAT was rectified real quickly I have also ordered parts on E-bay and must have been very lucky as I have never had a wrong part or duff part BUT I do tend to :-
A) do homework and check the things
B) Check alternative parts
C) Know my bikes
D) Look at the availability and costs of parts from many places sometimes E-Bay has items at higher than brand new in the UK YOU DO NEED to check
I have not yet actually had to order anything from Italy BUT I DO know many Guzzisti order regularly from Agostini's in Mandello and actually have been over to visit them personally
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http://www.ebay.it/
But remember you will have to put Italian words in the search field if you are looking for something specific.
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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: 26 Oct 2014 at 16:57
That's me clucked then Smile. I was hoping to source one of these.

http://uk.motoguzzi.it/motoguzzi/UK/en/accessoriElifestyle/accessori.html


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Can you tell what it is yet.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OldJohnboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 2014 at 20:41
I don't know any Italian, so I just put Moto Guzzi, followed by say 'Bellagio'. into the search box and 'Bling-o' (literally). Still, it's a start! I'm sure anyone could find their way around using a bit of 'savvy' (Is that Italian? It sounds a bit Italian Smile )
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Mac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 2014 at 21:48
I have bought several items off Ebay Germany, only issue there is that PayPal is not compulsory for the sellar so you have to do bank exchanges.

Never had a bad experience, bought off Italy as well, got a complete fairing,aide panels ands tail piece foe my T5 for 100 quid, and 15 postage, recived in three days.

Had far more issues buying on Ebay UK

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TLM Holland e-mailed me back, no luck with a screen for a V7
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RL1, your link just goes to the base accessories page.
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What I'm trying to show is a pic of the 0em screen
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oldrat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 2014 at 20:18
For what it's worth, I'm using Internet Explorer 11 on my desktop, and if you highlight web text with your cursor then hover the cursor back over it, a right click gives a drop down menu and the option to translate the text.
 
And I'm pretty sure that once this is open you can then type other ( English) text and translate it into different languages, No I'm talking pants for that last bit, just checked it out and found that I used a site Reverso 
It is handy for searching Ebay.it etc  
 
 
I also found that-
 
"Construito non comprato" = "Built not bought" in Italian (well that's OK for me to get a sticker made up for my project, but I wouldn't trust it enough for a tattoo LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Oct 2014 at 09:39
Reverso is a useful site, but Google will also translate web pages.
However, none of these automated translation facilities are accurate, especially when using colloquial terms.
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The easiest way of searching E-Bay Italia is just to put "Moto" guzzi in the search box at the head of the page then just like english speaking sites press the search button, thats {Cerca} in Italian you will get pages of interesting parts coming up that way, just as we use dot com at the end of most web address's then in Italy it's dot it      so Ebay italia becomes www.ebay.it  i wouldent worry too much about specific word's in Italian searching generally ie "Moto Guzzi" will bring up everything listed you will also get German and French seller's advertising item's on E Bay Italia, Buy it now ,on italian e bay is "compralo subito",  Compralo-buy subito-quickly,! a few general words you may find usful regarding motorbikes, in Italian, as follows if you want to search for specific's regards and  Caio! Glenn
Windscreen-  parabrezza,
light  {lamp}          - Luce
mudguard   -Parafango  ,front mudguard ends anteriore,  rear mudgaurd would end with the word "Posteriore", self explanatory that last one,!

fuel tank -  serbatoio
bag - borse
headlight, rearlight - faro
condensor-Condensatore   !
Sticker- Adesivo

rubber - gomma
grip- manopole
silencer- silenziatore
battery   -  batteria
new- nuovo
used- usata
non original  {aftermarket} -coppia
side panel - fiancatine
badge,- targhette
filter ie air/oil filter, - filtro
cable- cavo
original -originale
wheel -cavalletto
switchgear as in  handlebar,  -commodo commande
brake pad, pastiglie freno
brake pipe,  tubi-freno
mirror, specchio
destra-left
sinestra-right.
key-chiave
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