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Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by scrublink, Jun 2, 2014.

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    scrublink Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I took advantage of another Brands Demo Day and tried a new bike. Since everyone and their mother owns a Harley these days, I have been content to stay with my old girl (1999 Bassa) because I like to be a bit unique (downright odd to most people).

    I rode the new Chieftain and I hate to say this but I like it. I have ridden the current line from Harley, Triumph, and BMW and they just weren't what I was looking for. I now think that I have to track down a new California Touring before I do something silly.

    Has anyone else here battled the possible loss of Guzzi faith? I know I could keep the old girl and just buy another but, is that really fair to let her sit? She still does all that I ask of her and never complains, it is jsut that she is not exactly comfortable no matter what I do when both myself and the wife are on her. I found myself riding her more after my brief interlude, as if this would make up for my infidelity.

    I feel dirty and unworthy.
     
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    TalkingGriso Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Maybe I'm not the best person to weigh in on this, as I'm only on my first Guzzi. But my advice is to buy whatever turns you on.... and keep the Guzzi if possible. The few diehard Guzzisti I've met own multiple brands of bikes, because at heart, we're just bike freaks. Go for it, man!
     
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    scrublink Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I am actually happy (for the most part) with my old girl. I just can't seem to make it comfortable. After 7 years I am still fiddling with various things to make it so that I am able to ride this bike for decent distances. After 1/2 and hour my butt goes numb. You name it, I have tried it.
     
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    abbienormal High Miler GT Famiglia

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    You need to try the new California 1400 then decide. I did not ride either one but I sat on both. The Indian felt good but the bars were way wide and it felt heavier. I have never owned a cruiser style bike before but my new Cali 1400 Tour just had 2100 miles put on it in 8 days of which only 5 were riding. I was amazed that in that riding position I did almost 3 hours with only a little discomfort. A gas/pee/drink/food stop and back on. All was fine. Yes it has Guzzi quirks but I am liking it better with each mile. The lack of tire choices are a negative but it sure beats the BMW R1200GS I had which the more I rode it the less I liked it.
     
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    scrublink Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I am going to hunt down a dealer somewhere near me that has a Cali 1400. Maybe that will restore my faith. If it wasn't for the fact that I carry a passenger, then I would probably own a Norge.
     
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    abbienormal High Miler GT Famiglia

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    The number 1 reason I now have the California instead of another Norge.
     
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    scrublink Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    It also stopped me from buying a Skura. Which is probably fo rthe best since I would've collected moving violations on that. I am still not old enough to be trusted with a sport bike.
     

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