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Old 09-15-2010, 10:33 PM   #16
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its got to be the best looking guzzi of the 90s.
Min guzzi is a "97 daytona RS". Most beautiful bike ever and even rarer... thus, always looking for second hand parts to hoard. I am also an airhead guy.
Guzzi=lover. Airhead=spouse. ( he, he I managed to be gender neutral ) Both have their high and low points.[/quote]
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:22 PM   #17
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You need a copy of Guzziology... http://www.amazon.com/Guzziology-Dav.../dp/B000O3SQBI

Evidently out of print now.

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give dave a shout at moto international... he's the author. i got one from his hand not too long ago. signed it 'n everything.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:11 PM   #18
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[quote=guzzimike]Hey! I've got one of them!



Yup. Just looks like mine except for the euro headlight.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:16 PM   #19
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i like the daytona, - and the sport etc, but for a guzzi, IMHO - its trying to look too much like a ducati!
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:25 PM   #20
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Greetings! Here is a subject I am qualified to answer since I own a '91 1000S from new.The big valve motor is a powerhouse for an air cooled twin.At 4 grand the motor comes alive and will get you there in a hurry.The tonti frame is rigid and handles very well.The suspension is very stiff but I installed progressive springs in the front to be able to use some of the multi adjustable fork settings. The Konis at the rear are good period shocks.The riding position is pure sport and is most excellent in the twisties.It is not a touring bike by any means.The linked brakes work well after you get used to the feel of the left front caliper engaging with the rear brake pedal.The linkage 40mm Dellorto carbs are very stiff but flow very well.The switchgear is up to date and easy to use.The usual maintenance items, valve adjust,carb setting,timing(I put in a dyna ignition) are quick and easy.The oil change is quick unless you want to change the oil filter every time then the oil pan has to come off.When I get on this bike for a ride a few miles into it I say why would I want any other bike as the Guinea Gondola as I affectionately call it works so well.Well after a couple of hours unless you are in the twisties I say why did I ride this as my arms ,back and knees are beginning to ache.All engine ,transmission, brake and electrical parts are readily available as other Guzzis used similar pieces.The bodywork is another matter as it is scarce.Mine is loud(conti replicas) fast and green!Pick up one and enjoy it for what is was made for!
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:51 PM   #21
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pic's twinboy and I'll try to do the same. guzzi are best for fast sweppers
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:28 AM   #22
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Eh? for sale local

1991 Moto Guzzi 1000s, true “retro – modern” bike, excellent condition, powerful, elegant, beautiful… garage kept all its life, owner since 1999, 3rd owner, 60,000 miles, 500 miles on newly rebuilt final drive unit. Mostly stock, Corbin seat, K&N filters, have front and rear fenders and original tail light as well as miscellaneous other parts. Original shop Manual. Rare motor cycle, never shipped to California because of its racy motor. A real head turner!
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the FUN thing is, this was advertised a couple weeks ago for 8k, and thats when i asked my question about the bike. now its back up for 10k! it looks like the same guy, so i guess its not someone flipping it. guy could not sell for 8k so he upped the price! or maybe he got so many offers he decided he could get more for it if he waited and relisted. sort of a dick move IMNSHO
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:25 AM   #23
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did anyone see the new show on discovery hd called cafe racers?
guess Billy Joel now has an 1000s. I think I saw the bike on e-bay
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:43 AM   #24
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did anyone see the new show on discovery hd called cafe racers?
guess Billy Joel now has an 1000s. I think I saw the bike on e-bay
I saw it; the guy unloading the bike mentioned they only brought about 300 or so into the US. So I would guess most of the crash parts would have to come from Italy. With the small number of bikes they bring in, I can't see a large warehouse with parts that just sit there, for the most part.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:56 AM   #25
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And it's still for sale - $8K.

What's a realistic price for a 1000S?

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1991 Moto Guzzi 1000s, true “retro – modern” bike, excellent condition, powerful, elegant, beautiful… garage kept all its life, owner since 1999, 3rd owner, 60,000 miles, 500 miles on newly rebuilt final drive unit. Mostly stock, Corbin seat, K&N filters, have front and rear fenders and original tail light as well as miscellaneous other parts. Original shop Manual. Rare motor cycle, never shipped to California because of its racy motor. A real head turner!
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For more information, please call John @ [deleted for the forum re-post]
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the FUN thing is, this was advertised a couple weeks ago for 8k, and thats when i asked my question about the bike. now its back up for 10k! it looks like the same guy, so i guess its not someone flipping it. guy could not sell for 8k so he upped the price! or maybe he got so many offers he decided he could get more for it if he waited and relisted. sort of a dick move IMNSHO
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:22 AM   #26
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John Hoffman (RIP) told me "...green frame Moto Guzzi are just fast...".

That is all I have to know. I have a friend here in WNC who has one. That bike will fly.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:01 AM   #27
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John Hoffman (RIP) told me "...green frame Moto Guzzi are just fast...".

That is all I have to know. I have a friend here in WNC who has one. That bike will fly.

I miss old John.



But they made 93 and 91 green-framed 1000S models, and the 91s were faster. I believe they made black-framed 1000s bikes with orange stripes in 91 as well, with the big-valve motor.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:09 AM   #28
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i admit, if i had 8k to spend on any bike - id be very tempted to buy that one. unless it suddenly goes up to 10k again! heh.
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