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    Default My forray in the world of the Goose

    I have been looking for a little bigger bike for the bride now for well over a year. We finally managed to combine her requirement for "cute" with mine for boring guy stuff like good deal, reasonable to work on, not junk. Oh yeah, the big one, she is 5' 1.5", and really has to stretch to get that last half inch.

    Here is resulting Moto Guzzi Nevada 750IE.

    Guzzi 2a.jpg

    Wish me luck. By my standards the project score is pretty low, it really only needs a brake flush, couple dabs of touch up paint and some turn signals. I'm already finding that parts might be a little interesting.

    Any leads on a forum similar to this one?

    Cheers, Alan
    '82 GS650G 27k
    '00 GZ250 5k "Pocket Hawg"
    ('98 GS500E 18k, new project - moved on to new home)
    '98 GSF1200 39k, new project, fixed the blown out spark plug, waiting on time
    '05 Moto Guzzi Nevada 750IE (the Pocket Hawg's days are numbered)

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    I love Guzzis. Try guzziriders.org
    "Thought he, it is a wicked world in all meridians; I'll die a pagan."
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    Ha, there are no forums like this one! The GSR is the BEST!!!

    Seriously now, that bike looks like a cream puff and so does your wife. Hope you guys ride many happy miles together!

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    That's one of the things that's always kept me away from Guzzi, BMW and the like, parts availability. Nice bike though, I've considered that same model a time or two myself.

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    See if there's a Guzzi club nearby.

    Also, is there a Guzzi dealer anywhere near you?
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    No nearby Guzzi dealers.

    Wish us luck, paid PA $280 for title and plate. The kid at the notary was unaware of the healing power of VT title/registration. Fortunately, an older guy took it in stride.
    '82 GS650G 27k
    '00 GZ250 5k "Pocket Hawg"
    ('98 GS500E 18k, new project - moved on to new home)
    '98 GSF1200 39k, new project, fixed the blown out spark plug, waiting on time
    '05 Moto Guzzi Nevada 750IE (the Pocket Hawg's days are numbered)

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    Alan,

    Have a look at the GuzziTech.com forum
    It offered excellent support when I had my 1200 Norge GT. I still go in there every day just for a look.

    Greg
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    1979 GS1000SN - resto project, recently gone
    2012 Guzzi Norge 8V - recently gone
    1975 TS250 - first bike
    1977 GS550 - first project
    1981 GSX400F - jewel-like 4 cyl engine
    1985 VS750GL Intruder - great engine

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    Guzzis are the kind of bikes you work on yourself, not much need for a dealer. I don't get where parts are hard to come by, they are eezy-peezy. Been playing with Guzzis since 1984, and I guarantee she will love that thing. The Wild Goose forum for Moto Guzzi is very much like it is here.

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    Guzzis are the kind of bikes you work on yourself, not much need for a dealer. I don't get where parts are hard to come by, they are eezy-peezy. Been playing with Guzzis since 1984, and I guarantee she will love that thing. The Wild Goose forum for Moto Guzzi is very much like it is in here

    https://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?board=1.0

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