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Old 11-29-2011, 08:24 AM   #136
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I'm going in a couple of weeks to pick up an 07 Norge GT for the wife. I've searched the web, does anyone have links to frame sliders or cylinder head protection for the Norge?
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:52 AM   #137
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I'm going in a couple of weeks to pick up an 07 Norge GT for the wife. I've searched the web, does anyone have links to frame sliders or cylinder head protection for the Norge?
No such things I'm aware of - just don't fall down

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:29 PM   #138
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I'm going in a couple of weeks to pick up an 07 Norge GT for the wife. I've searched the web, does anyone have links to frame sliders or cylinder head protection for the Norge?

Moto International in Seattle, Harpers is St Louis, MO.

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:31 PM   #139
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I'm going in a couple of weeks to pick up an 07 Norge GT for the wife. I've searched the web, does anyone have links to frame sliders or cylinder head protection for the Norge?
Stucchi Luigi makes some crash bars. Available from MG Cycle:

http://www.mgcycle.com/product_info....oducts_id=2119

Reviews on them are good over at Wildguzzi.com/forum

Here's a "how-to" thread on the bars:
http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php...seen#msg370941

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:36 PM   #140
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I love my Norge 09....Despite the fact I am gonna have to take it in under warranty to have the front engine seal fixed...Oil leak
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I always say, it's not a real Guzzi unless it leaks a little oil
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:00 PM   #141
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Stucchi Luigi makes some crash bars. Available from MG Cycle:

http://www.mgcycle.com/product_info....oducts_id=2119

Reviews on them are good over at Wildguzzi.com/forum

Here's a "how-to" thread on the bars:
http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php...seen#msg370941

Forgot about the crash bars - I don't normally think of those in relationship to frame sliders or cylinder head protectors. I've never seen a set in person, but they look like they would save the heads and provide a place for highway pegs. Not sure they will do much to save the upper fairing in a low side. Anyone had a get off with these on the bike?

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Old 11-29-2011, 02:30 PM   #142
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All I'm worried about is a 0mph tipover. Every bike my wife has ever ridden, she's dropped it once in a parking lot
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:16 PM   #143
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All I'm worried about is a 0mph tipover. Every bike my wife has ever ridden, she's dropped it once in a parking lot
If you can lower it gently (I know, tough to do) the only thing that will take any scuffing will be the bags and maybe a bar end weight (DAMHIK)

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Old 11-29-2011, 07:58 PM   #144
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If you can lower it gently (I know, tough to do) the only thing that will take any scuffing will be the bags and maybe a bar end weight (DAMHIK)

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Exactly. Proved it myself just last week.
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:21 AM   #145
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I always say, it's not a real Guzzi unless it leaks a little oil
I always thought that was for Harleys...........
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:02 AM   #146
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I have "dropped" my Norge 3 times. First when I had it for 2 days and I had my wife on the back. I stopped short and the bike went down on some gravel. My rear saddle bag got some nicks and my ego took a hit. My wife's knee was sore for awhile. I did the same thing solo on the same side (left). No damage. then the bike did one all by it's self. I was idling and warming up the engine and the bike crept forward and the kickstand went under.
All three times the handle bar end took all of the impact and the fairing has a couple of scratches where you can't see them. I do not know how the crash bars would help.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:38 AM   #147
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I've had a relatively low speed low-side with the Norge (roughly 30MPH) and what took the hit was the bag, lower and upper fairings, brake peddle and bar end weight, and clutch lever (yeah, I know, it's on the other side - what can I say) - heads didn't get a scratch.

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Old 12-06-2011, 06:32 PM   #148
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You bastards have be seriously Jonesing for a Norge ! Been considering a used Breva 1200 Sport that is for sale here, - if it were the Norge it'd be a Done Deal. I enjoy my Futura, but.....always looking for new/better rides. Test rode the Breva sport - not bad, not nearly as fast as the Aprilia, but hardly slow.

Good thing that Moto International is so far away from me.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:45 PM   #149
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Good thing that Moto International is so far away from me.
Yeah, the fly and ride probably wouldn't work out for you so well

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Old 12-08-2011, 06:42 AM   #150
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How about an exchange program. You can come over here and ride my Norge and I will go over there and ride your Futura.
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