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Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by rcbimmer, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. rcbimmer

    rcbimmer Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The Eldorado just became too unreliable for me to keep her. It was with a heavy heart that I traded her in. Such a shame because she was so much fun to ride. Thanks for all the help on this forum over the past two years. Ride on!
     
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    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    Sorry to hear this. Out of pure curiosity, what did you trade her in for?
     
  3. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Happy trails. Love if you could post or email me your VIN # and related as the first owner; https://guzzitech.com/forums/threads/cal1400-registry-pics-thread-add-your-bike.11538/
     
  4. rcbimmer

    rcbimmer Tuned and Synch'ed

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    2016 HD ULTRA Classic Limited. I have moved to the dark side!
     
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    David Powell 2009 Norge 1200 GT Contributor

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    You will love your 2016 Ultra. My wife and i have over 100300 miles on ours. I still have my 2009 Norge just because i like it.
     
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    Blaufeld Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Sewing on the back of your jacket an HOG Local Chapter Patch will be the final act of your conversion.
    ALL PRAISE EMPEROR PALPATINE!!!

    :D
     
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    Tonyblaze Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Are nagging problems just the cost of ownership for the Eldorado? I'm kind of curious if everyone has similar experiences. I'm just diving into the water and it would be nice to know what kind of creatures are going to bite me. lol
     
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    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    If you go by forums, where 97% of the posters talk about their ”problems”, you would never buy or ride anything!

    I don’t know of any motorcycle that doesn’t have some sorting out issues here or there. My lifelong experience with Moto Guzzi has been the least number of problems of any marque I have owned (I currently own, maintain and ride 4 of them). My Harleys (2000 Fat Boy and 2007 Street Glide) had the most issues. Go figure.

    I find that proper setup makes a huge difference.

    Rately do people rave about their bikes except when they first get them.
     
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    Garwood Maintaining a Low Profile! GT Contributor

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    I'm up to 26,000 miles on my Eldo with zero problems. This is the third MG I have had in 7 years. Zero problems on the last two. The first one I bought used and it had been through five different owner before me. It had some issues but I think they were related to previous owners.
     
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    just James Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Just shy of 15,000 miles on my 2014 California Custom. I bought it from a private party with less than 2,000 miles on it. Zero problems, unless you count pumping a very small amount of oil into the airbox. Runs great, rides great. No it's not a perfect motorcycle, but I've yet to find one of those.
     
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    groundhog105 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I had 45,000 miles on my 14 custom when I sold it to my niece and her husband a year ago. They absolutely love it.
     
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