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Looking at a 2007 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 - I'm not a MG guy but.....

Discussion in 'BNS12 Chat & Tech' started by VstronNme, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. VstronNme

    VstronNme Just got it firing!

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    Hi I'm new to MGs and would like to know how much a 2007 Norge 1200 would be worth. Any issues with these bikes? It looks like a BMW and I'm trying to stay away from them due to the cost of parts but these might be the same? They look like nice bikes and something you could go in long trips on.

    My prior bikes have been a few suzuki DL 650 and 1000s and a Victory CCT. I don't own a bike and can't put too much out for one! :)

    Thoughts?
     
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    One thing you need to find out is: Has the bike had the cam/rollerization done?
    The pre-2013 1200 motors had issues with flat tappets going bad.
    That would be the "Big" issue but other than that Guzzi's are an addiction.
     
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    V700Steve High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    07 would be the 2V motor, Good motors! You can pick them up reasonable these days, look around there are nice ones out there. Parts aren't bad, don't need many. They were made in a few colors too, plenty to choose from, good luck.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    As Steve says above, pretty solid bikes outside of a few early (mostly red) bikes having an oil pump issue, and an annoying high idle (stepper motor) issue.
     
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    VstronNme Just got it firing!

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    Thanks - Is this about the size of a BMW 11000rt? It seems very similar to that bike. I take it they are reliable?
     
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    VstronNme Just got it firing!

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    And - do you think $4k is reasonable with 35,000 miles on it?
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    VstronNme Just got it firing!

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    Thanks for your help!
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Similar to the RT, but I would call it closer to the 1100 or 1150 RS version.
     
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    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    I have one. Love it.

    75K miles, nearly all on back roads, two-up, and, while my sweet wife is a delightful companion :inlove: and a slip of a thing :makeup:, on multi-day trips, she lets me have the tank bag; she gets the rest. ;)

    And, despite having been an early "victim" of that oil-pump issue Todd mentioned, along with a CARC that went south [Not sure anyone else had that happen], it is a delight.

    As far as I am concerned, the more maddening perennially persistent problem was the oil-pressure sensor. I eventually solved that after fixing what everyone correctly told me (and I was in denial) it was the culprit.

    As I said, I rarely run the slab, but others who have 'em and do that, tell me that it'll do that all day at illegal speeds, two-up and loaded. The OEM rear shock sux green eggs. R&R'd that with one of Todd's after pivoting on a curvy back road with The Perfect Pillion aboard. Has been a delight since.

    [Edited after posting 30 mins ago to add that MG went to a beefier spring in, I think, '08, but did not up-gun shock. If your "fighting weight" is not over 200, the better spring may work for you. May.]

    An Atlanta friend of mine has one that he is about to put on the market for <$2K.

    No, really. 2008, I think. He is a fanatic about maintenance, but ... erm ... how can I put this candidly and kindly? I can't. :giggle:

    He doesn't care about how it looks. It has duct tape on some of its cracked tupperware. Lordy. Makes me weep. :cry:

    Feel free to call or email if you want more on firstgen Norges or that one in particular.

    Oh, and Jim Barron at Rose Farm Classics is a local source of great Guzzi wisdom for you: http://www.rosefarmclassics.com

    Bill

    404.EIGHTZEROEIGHT.8486; wrhaganATearthlink.net
     
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    VstronNme Just got it firing!

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    Bill - thanks so much of the information. I'm about an hour away from Jim's place so that is awesome. I saw a Norge - they are asking 4300 for it. I'm not made of $$ so I want to get something for $3500 or less. I found a 1992 BMW k75 for $1200 but - there is a problem with the title so - I'm waiting to see if that can get worked out. It has 72k miles on it and I think I want a never bike. Some friends and I are going to Nova Scotia in June so I want something reliable. I had a 2014 Suzuki DL1000 but I sold it to get out of debt. Nice bike. SO I'm looking. :)
     
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    I think this is the silver '07 that was on consignment at Moterwerks last year. When I looked at it last year, they couldn't get it started, and passed for a well-sorted '09 with only 10k miles on it - same price. There are a bunch out there, you can afford to be picky Especially this time of year. : ) Once sorted (Jim @ Rosefarms is THE man), they are stone reliable. I put 10k miles on my 'new' used '09 last year, 2-up w/luggage. I'm in N.IL/Chicagoland if you've other questions.

    Mike
     
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    No, the one downtown on Western. (Also a BMW dealer).
     
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    Ahh yes - I drop off the toys for tots there.
     
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    Dale Baker Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Raven Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    If I was going to buy a early Norge or 1200S I would immediately replace the oil pump. Plus the price would have to be lowered to cover the cost of replacing the pump.
     
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    King of Fleece Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Hum. Chicago to Nova Scotia. Means you could stop by Hamlin's shop in CT if needed. You could do a LOT worse.
     
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    That would be a good place to stop!
     

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