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    Zapa Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I think it's been 3 years+ since I last wrote (or read) in these boards. Much has changed in my life, except that I keep working my ass off :lol:
    I stopped torturing myself with motorbikes after I broke my left arm in 2010. I did not want to read, or hear about them, because I could not enjoy them! (for those wondering, no, I didn't crash. I had a working accident ;) )
    It took me 8 months to recover my arm, and almost 18 to have the strength back. I rode 500Km that next year and then everything when upside down and I hadn't touch my Guzzi until yesterday.

    It's been 500Km done since July 25th 2010. Hah! :laugh:

    Just yesterday I installed a new Motobatt in my 12S. I was stupidly nervous when I turned the key, pretty much like the day I brought her home, back in 2007.
    I remember leaving her topped off gas, no battery, brand new Michelin Roads and a superb motorbike cover to keep dust off her. So there she was, unchanged, untouched, inert.

    With a turn, the clocks went on. Everything was on zero, except the Km counter: 34865. I checked my manual stepper motor choke was open and pressed the starter. The starter engine tried 5 times and the engine stalled. Second press with a hint of gas and... God. The building's garage was like a friggin opera house reverberating those mighty notes.

    You can abandon them, even for two full years and they'll be there waiting for you, like a trusty dog. One you can ride on ;)
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Hey stranger! Welcome back!

    I too have had a succession of mishaps the last few years; https://www.guzzitech.com/forum/170/7832#p59030 -- but I was back in the saddle ASAP.

    Great post, thanks... and glad to have you back on board, in every way.
     
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    Zapa Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Glad to be back, Todd! :D
     

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