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California 1400 Reliabilty Opinions?

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by roadventure, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    Random chance.

    I live in BFE Ohio, and last year, my best friend (who also owns a Stelvio NXT like me), and I were riding down to Hillbilly Hotdogs in West Virginia and stopped in another podunk Ohio town along the way to get gas and contribute to their local reclamation water supply.

    As we were outside standing next to our motoorcycles, across the street at the other gas station, out pulled another Stelvio, and a Breva 1100. 4 Moto Guzzis' in BFE Ohio, all converging at the same place at the same time, by pure chance.

    Go figure...
     
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  2. Moto-Uno

    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    ^ You're just riding on the wrong roads , they seem to be all over the place here in B.C ! Peter
     
  3. PaulDavies

    PaulDavies Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    absolutely. I see one every 3rd ride on average.
     
  4. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    I even ran into this V7 at a rest stop in Indiana when I was bringing my 1200 Sport home after buying it in MO.

    I see Moto Guzzis all the time and I’m in Ohio!

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  5. Davetac1

    Davetac1 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I know there MUST be some Guzzi's around someplace,but all I can tell you guys is,I live in New England and frequently travel the upper four N.E. States [Ma.where I live] ,NH., Maine,and Vermont] but have yet to see even one Guzzi on the road.And then,there is a Guzzi dealership in N.H.not too far away from where I live.Maybe I'm blind,I don't know,but to date,I haven't seen one on the road during my travels thru those four States.:mm:
     
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  6. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    I didn’t realize there were people up there. I thought is was untamed wilderness and wasteland! :D
     
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  7. Davetac1

    Davetac1 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Yup!! Believe it or not,there is some real pretty country in northern New England,especially in the mountains in the fall when the leaves turn color.Of course,ya wouldn't wanna be riding around up there in the winter months,unless you have skis on your scooter!! lol
     
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    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Highway 25(c) is a true motorcycle ride , used it many times on our way to Laconia .
    Always enjoyed motorcycling through that part of the states , and yes the mountains
    were definitely part of the pleasure . Peter
     
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  9. sir fred

    sir fred Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Been going there for the past 25years..on the Kanc this year..the 1400 needs a new rear tire. Rode the GW.
    There was a MG rally in Keene...would have went if i had it.. 3309312.jpg
     
  10. sir fred

    sir fred Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I went to Seacoast Motorsports in Derry while at Bike Week.
    Nice shop!
    Only a 93 mile ride from where we stay in Lincoln.
     
  11. Davetac1

    Davetac1 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Seacoast in Derry was one of the first places I went to to look at and road test a Guzzi a number of years ago. And I've been thru Lincoln many MANY times over the years on two wheeler and have stopped at Clarks' Trading Post for their big train ride,lol,their ice cream parlor,and to check out his bears.Nice place!!! Dave!!!
     
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    Davetac1 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Yup!! I too have traveled over the Kank,Bear Notch road.Rte.302,the road to the top of Mount Washington, Rte.25 and Rte.153 in both directions,which in itself,is a pretty nice ride ,both up and or back from where I live, and have been running these roads for the past 50 some odd years of my life,not to mention Laconia on Fathers' Day weekend, and have ENJOYED doing it EVERY SINGLE TIME.Over the past 50 years mounted on two wheeler,I have accumulated atleast a million miles and hope I will STILL be doing it for the next 50 years.lol I know it's wish full thinking on my part,but I can dream, can't I ?? lol lol Dave!!!
     
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  13. TravelinPawPaw

    TravelinPawPaw Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I've been reading many of the historical posts on this thread and it seems to have strayed from the original topic. I bought my first Moto Guzzi, a 2017 California Touring model, a few weeks ago. It had 737 miles on it, and when I got it home I was upset about an oil drip under it, which turned out to be an over-filled crankcase (I hope). I bought a magnetic tank bag (which I hate), put my tool roll in one of the bags, and rode on a 1,215 mile trip to west Texas and eastern New Mexico. I rode a variety of roads, including 26 miles of gravel ranch road that was more like a creek bed in some stretches. I varied speeds from 25mph on the ranch road to 85 on the interstate, but mostly rode around 65mph on two-lane farm to market roads (my favorites). Ambient temps ranged from 72 degrees to 104 degrees. And I rode two hours in heavy rain. I realize this isn't marathon mileage, but I didn't have any problems with my new California 1400. The cruise worked great. The seat is comfortable. The wind protection is acceptable. Handling is surprising. Average fuel consumption was 42mpg. I'm very happy with it so far!
     
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  14. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    Welcome to the club.

    As is with everything on the internet, you only usually see complaints and bitching. Nobody ever writes how perfectly normal everything is with their whatever…
     
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