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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2018, 12:04:25 pm »
I'd love to have this Guzzi, love the looks and have always liked Guzzi bikes. :thumleft:
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2018, 12:07:14 pm »
Thing is this, like with any of my bikes... I'm going to buy it with my money and ride it. Who gives a shit what any of you think  :lamer:

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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2018, 04:29:25 pm »
Beautiful, beautiful bike.

And there's the problem. To protect such beauty requires a set of beautiful crash bars that cost as much as a second bike, and need additional bars to protect them, 'cos it would be a shame to scratch them!

Maybe what's needed is an ugly matte or military finish on a plain, cheap fuel tank that won't look too bad carrying the odd ding or scrape.


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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2018, 04:46:42 pm »
If you look on the outside of the Tappet cover there is something that looks like it could accommodate Crash bars.(2 Holes) Obviously not to take the full Impact but a Point for a Brace.
I am not too worried, they will have that Problem covered for sure.
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2018, 07:38:26 am »
Dis n ongelooflike lelike bike.
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2018, 08:03:14 am »
Crashbars, as they do, will also spoil this bike's looks.

Take the 990's for instance, very attractive bikes, add crashbars and it looks at best like a backyard attempt to build a 2 wheel pypkar.
 

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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2018, 08:13:04 am »
Thing is this, like with any of my bikes... I'm going to buy it with my money and ride it. Who gives a shit what any of you think  :lamer:

I agree with you, I have rather owned and ridden alls GS models made, had XR500's, short while an African twin had a HP2 and now n SE.

With my training and tours I get the opportunity to "sample" many bikes and I had a fair few of road bikes even a 850 Le Mans and a Ducati 900 SS

Whats the best bike? None of the above! Some I loved and some I hated. Will I buy the V85, well I guess its a better all rounder than the SE and I loved my Le Mans.
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2018, 01:36:49 pm »
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #48 on: June 25, 2018, 06:41:21 pm »
"Riding a motorcycle is technology's closest equivalent to being a cowboy. Our modern horse has two wheels instead of four, but it's nervous system is appropriately rated in horsepower" Robert Edison Fulton jr. From his book "One Man Caravan"

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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2018, 06:51:04 pm »
Age is a Bastard, you don't have to feel it but I think you must realise that some Bikes are actually not intended for your Market, in my Case, the new Yamaha, the Ktm 790 etc are way beyond my Skills at my Age but the Guzzi is way cool and an old Farker can be forgiven rocking up on a MG 85 V ANYWHERE :ricky:
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2018, 06:42:34 pm »
Exactly how I experience it as well.
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2018, 08:30:56 pm »
Exactly how I experience it as well.
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2018, 10:01:49 am »
Halluleha
 

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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #55 on: September 15, 2018, 10:41:06 am »
Ai ek sou die speedo en rev counter oudtyds met naalde wou gehad het.
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #56 on: September 15, 2018, 10:43:26 am »
Dit is seker so maar nou het jy al die Features, selfs 'n knoppie wat Reen maak.
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #57 on: September 15, 2018, 10:45:20 am »
Dit is seker so maar nou het jy al die Features, selfs 'n knoppie wat Reen maak.
As daai knoppie rerig reen gemaak het weet ek van n bondel pêlle in Namakwaland wat dadelik een gaan aanskaf al is dit net om skaap bymekaar te maak. :lol8:
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #58 on: September 15, 2018, 04:28:42 pm »
Dit is seker so maar nou het jy al die Features, selfs 'n knoppie wat Reen maak.

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Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« Reply #59 on: September 15, 2018, 04:34:34 pm »
The perfect weekend garage ...
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