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1Back to top Go down    Yesterday Was A Bonus on Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:45 am

yamaguzzi

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Yesterday was a real treat ! Here it is winter in New York and yesterday was sunny and around 68 degrees F out.Well,you know what I did.Got up early and blew off work.I had some strange illness . Hit the road on the K around 9AM .The bike is running better and better now that I'm using her .Got out twice in January and the other day too but they were cold rides all bundled up in gear to stay warm and only lasted an hour or two.Yesterday I put on 150 miles on the K then came home for lunch and took out the Moto Guzzi 850 - T and did another 75 miles on her. Gotta run 'em or they turn to crap.My strokes don't mind sitting for the winter,they are well preserved with that synthetic injector oil that gets shot in with the gas but the MG has chrome bores and I never let it sit idle more than a couple weeks so that chrome doesn't flake off.The K doesn't mind sitting but I am running her often still learning her.In 2019 I turn 70 and want to take the K on one of those 3 month road trips like I did in 2010 on the MG to celebrate turning 60. Already making plans ! Gonna head west across Canada from here in New York to BC where one of my 2 stroke restoring friends lives and tool around in the mountains up that way with him some before heading south down the west coast.Want to time my return east to be able to attend the Vintage Festival at Barber Motosports in Alabama in October.Yup,a big circle around North America on the K100 is the plan. This is what I love about riding,it gives me time to think and come up with plans like this .


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Yesterday Was A Bonus on Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:04 am

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3Back to top Go down    Re: Yesterday Was A Bonus on Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:51 pm

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@yamaguzzi wrote:...Got up early and blew off work....In 2019 I turn 70....
lol!work at 68/69...whatever happened to slipping into disgraceful retirement at 65?

I fear that this may become the norm for us "youngsters", so we need to take every opportunity to hit the road.

Sounds like a fantastic road trip plan though...enjoy it when you get there.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Yesterday Was A Bonus on Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:53 pm

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Those chrome bores are a complete PITA. Over the years all of mine have been replaced with Gilardoni Nigusil barrels - the hone marks are still visible after 150,000+ miles. IIRC some airheads also have Nigusil/Nikasil barrels; I remember fixing a 90,000 mile 80/7 and being surprised that I could still see the hone marks in those barrels.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Yesterday Was A Bonus on Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:42 pm

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I hear you YG. I'm trying to figure out how to get a month free this summer from my job to do a similar trip for my 70th.

Trans Can to B.C. with stops in the Canadian Rockies. Then south on the PCH with several side trips into Washington, Oregon and Northern Cali. Hope to visit some old friends in Cali. Then Route 66 to Oklahoma, up to visit my daughter in Colorado and then home by way of Northern Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

That will finish my goal of hitting all 48 lower states in 4 years. Then all I have to do is the Maritimes and Alaska.


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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Yesterday Was A Bonus on Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:38 pm

yamaguzzi

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@Dai wrote:Those chrome bores are a complete PITA. Over the years all of mine have been replaced with Gilardoni Nigusil barrels - the hone marks are still visible after 150,000+ miles. IIRC some airheads also have Nigusil/Nikasil barrels; I remember fixing a 90,000 mile 80/7 and being surprised that I could still see the hone marks in those barrels.
Yes but if it ain't broke don't fix it is what my approach is.When I bought the bike in 2007 I was all ready to do just what you described but after talking with the mechanic at Harpers MG here in the US I decided to wait.He told me if they are good and you use them all the time they will stay good and he was spot on ! I have put over 120 thousand miles on this bike since 2007 and it still runs like a top.When it gets tired I have a 1000 cc top end that I will have plated with nigusil and have the lower end of the cylinders turned down 20 thou of an in to fit the 850 case and use them .As it is now I may never have to do that job.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Yesterday Was A Bonus on Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:50 pm

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:I hear you YG. I'm trying to figure out how to get a month free this summer from my job to do a similar trip for my 70th.

Trans Can to B.C. with stops in the Canadian Rockies. Then south on the PCH with several side trips into Washington, Oregon and Northern Cali. Hope to visit some old friends in Cali. Then Route 66 to Oklahoma, up to visit my daughter in Colorado and then home by way of Northern Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

That will finish my goal of hitting all 48 lower states in 4 years. Then all I have to do is the Maritimes and Alaska.
Ah, a man who rides ! I was up in the maritimes back in 2014 .Met these guys thru a friend up there who had this event at a club members house.Real good people.Here is a link to a blog post about their event.
https://facebkfugitive.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-day-with-roamers.html. I went on the same trip you are describing in '07 all thru the Canadian Rockies,BC,Took the ferry from Vancouver Island to Washington and down the coast I went.Crossed in the northern US on us high ways( NO INTERSTATES ) went up into Canada at Glacier Nat Park.


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