Greetung fellow enlightend Guzzi riders.
I love my MK V. I bought it after I had an altercation I had with a day dreaming truck driver which brought to an end the rein of the "King of the road" GPz900R that I was riding at the time,very nearly killing me in the process. After this highly enlightening event (and I say that in hindsigth) I had time to ponder a great many things and one of the conclusions that I came to was that life is to short not to ride the motorcycle that you love, thus I bought a Guzzi. The best things about my MK V are the stable handling the massive tourqe and the sound of that big twin through the full Staintune system which can only be as "Glourious". Sice purchasing the bike 18 months ago I have added port matched and polishd twin plug heads, Dyna III elec ignition lightend and balanced flywheel, White power prog- fork springs Agostini fairing and rearsets, SS brake lines and the list goes on and on and on. But the thing that made the most differanc to the bikes performanc was the twin plug head conversion. A modification that I would recomend to anyone seeking more power throughout the rev range. I look forward to hearing from some of you guys and maybe getting together for a ride some time, but until then beware of the new age Volvo driver in the Hyundi Excel.
i) Go Hard
ii) Go Home.
i bought this bike 8 years ago. it is a long way from its original state-it's painted like an s3, but with yellow stripes. it has a 92mm kit, ago gears, c/r box, 40mm delorto's, dyna ign., carillo rods, 38mm marzocchis, ohlin shocks, 2-1 s/s dr. john exhaust, and a few other bits and pieces-i've raced it a few times, in qld and wa, goes well and i'm keeping it forever!
My thanks to this site as i have always wanted a guzzi but could never afford one until now. i grew up with british and jap but italian was only the dream. Now the stable will grow with guzzi old and (hopefully)new. Give me brain food so i can to learn the guzzi way.
Bought Guzzi brand new in 1974 and we've done over 220,000 KMs but most of that was done many years ago. Been a faithful bike, never left me by the side of the road. Always given me plenty of warning of things going wrong. Been down the Birdsville track, on numerous alpine rallys and round Tasmania not to mention numerous Bathurst meetings, all from my home in Cairns.
Been riding since 17 , but an eight year dry spell in Tassie. Took a chance on a Guzzi after the test ride and am as happy as a pig in.! Would love some info on tech tips and common mods.
I live and work in Canberra where the roads are almost as good as Tassie where I used to live !. I started out on British bikes years ago in the U.K. Then moved onto Japanese machines, the biggest being a Honda 500 four. I now have a 95 California which is my pride and joy (after my wife that is!) and I really love it.