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Old 12-11-2012, 09:07 AM   #181
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there is no heat issue on Guzzis.... the journos always get bikes that are breaking in, and when they are breaking in they do get hot for the first few hundred miles....after that, you wouldn't notice it any more than you would on an airhead or oilhead.

heat=non-issue.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:40 AM   #182
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I've never understood these "breaking in" heat comments.

Seems to me that if the bike gets 40 mpg when new, and it gets 40 mpg when broken in, it used the same amount of heat to power the bike, thus generating the same heat.

Is there some fouling of fins or carbon deposits somewhere that might account for this?
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:18 AM   #183
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there is no heat issue on Guzzis.... heat=non-issue.
I'm closing in on 100,000 miles spread over six Guzzis.

Heat is not an issue that I've ever encountered.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:20 AM   #184
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Fair enough. Makes them a bit hard to buy though. Kinda hard to even decide if you want to buy.
If you're not sure, you're not ready.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:43 AM   #185
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:15 PM   #186
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I have close to 100,000 miles on Guzzi scoots from loop framed eldo,s to tonti framed Le Mans to my 09 stelvio (best bike I have ever owned!) small blocks and big blocks.....NEVER a heat problem and NEVER had a problem with my long legs hitting the cylinders..... popular Guzzi myths....
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:09 PM   #187
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #188
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Is there an eta on retail pricing?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:42 AM   #189
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Sssshhhh.

If people ask, they're gonna think a bunch are interested and raise the price.

Pretend you don't care. Like this:


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Old 01-02-2013, 01:39 PM   #190
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:48 PM   #191
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Is there an eta on retail pricing?
It's been quiet.

There is supposed to be a big unveil at the design center in California soon.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:11 PM   #192
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It's been quiet.

There is supposed to be a big unveil at the design center in California soon.


Do you have an "in" with them? If so, ask them to send some Demo bikes to Daytona Bike week.

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Old 01-02-2013, 03:33 PM   #193
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Do you have an "in" with them? If so, ask them to send some Demo bikes to Daytona Bike week.

No "in", anymore.

The California 1400 California unveil was supposed to happen in December. I don't recall seeing it happen, so it's sorta like the MOTUS intro right now.

PGA would be smart to have some Cal 14s on display at Daytona. That's the market for this bike. Unfortunately, I don't know that they'll be that smart.

We can hope, though.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #194
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:32 AM   #195
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There can be heat issues with certain Guzzi's. Breva 1100's in particular can roast your feet because of the location of the catalytic convertor and overly lean mapping as delivered. The 1200 Sport had the cat in the muffler instead of under the engine so it didn't put out nearly as much heat. The only time it ever bothered me was in Florida when it was 100f and I was still running the stock map. After I installed the PC-V, Mistral exhaust and O2 Optimizer, it was like a completely different machine in terms of engine heat(and power).

The Breva 1100 is mentioned the most in terms of heat issues but a few people have removed the lower fairing on the early Norge and replaced it with the 1200 Sport sump guard to redirect heat(and also because early Norge fairing lowers are fragile).
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