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Offline yamaguzzi

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New Gyu from NY
« on: August 05, 2019, 02:14:46 PM »
Hi,I'm ed AKA yamaguzzi.I collect bikes and have a 1988 K100RS in that collection as my over the road travel ride.Had it a couple years now and love it . It was a non running low mileage machine when it was given to me and now she's a good running motorcycle that gets used often.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: New Gyu from NY
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 03:46:00 PM »
Welcome, Ed! Please post some photos of your moto when you get a chance.
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Offline yamaguzzi

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Re: New Gyu from NY
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 04:23:43 PM »
Oh ,you've seen my ride Laitch. You were very helpful when I was bringing her back to life a couple years ago.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: New Gyu from NY
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 04:47:26 PM »
It's a sight to behold, Ed! I wanted others to be awestruck. :cool_shades:
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
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I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.
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Offline herseyb

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Re: New Gyu from NY
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 05:03:29 PM »
what the duck...

I'm speechless.  Awestruck.  Jealous, and perturbed.

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Offline yamaguzzi

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Re: New Guy from NY
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2019, 06:46:11 PM »
Hey,they are meant to be ridden just like horses and that's what I do. I ride,camp,cook my own meals and have everything I need with me on my horse. This was my Moto Guzzi 850_t on a 3 month ride all over the US and western Canada. Now I have my K to do this with . The K seems more suited to carrying that load.You know,unless you have real deep pockets going out on the road for 3 months is only possible if you do it this way. I spent under 5000 US to wander for 3 full months and cover 14000 miles.The K should be able to do that for less seeing as it gets better gas mileage.At last check I was getting just shy of 50mpg on the high
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Offline Laitch

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Re: New Gyu from NY
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2019, 07:41:32 PM »
The only other rider I recall here that packs a load like that on a K is F14Crazy, and he was riding two-up some of the time, too. It's inspiring!
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75 72,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.
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Offline yamaguzzi

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Re: New Gyu from NY
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2019, 08:20:42 PM »
When I only had my Yamaha 2 strokes I did the same thing with them .When there is a will there is a way. It is the will that makes it happen
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Offline ScooterNSticks

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Re: New Gyu from NY
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2019, 12:21:35 AM »
That's an impressive beast emerging from the forest.  Not sure I'll ever pack that much on my K75 but good to know that these machines can take a burden.

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Offline herseyb

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Re: New Gyu from NY
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2019, 10:51:58 AM »
Inspiring!  I have loaded mine up pretty good for camping, tent, big ole dry bag, couple folding camp chairs, backpacker backpack... but now I know I was still in AAA league. 

Still handles well under way, I bet.
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Offline Martin

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Re: New Gyu from NY
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2019, 03:00:18 PM »
Welcome YG I can get all my camping gear in one tragkorb a one man tent, air mattress and 12v compressor, sleeping bag, chair, ex army hootchee, cooking dixies and hexie stove. I went for the most compact set up I could find.
Regards Martin.
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  • 1992 K75s Hybrid, Lefaux, Vespa V twin.

Offline yamaguzzi

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Re: New Gyu from NY
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 09:27:56 AM »
That minimal compact stuff is ok for short trips but to go out and wander for weeks and months at a time you need gear ,cloths,tools, and spare parts & supplies .
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Offline Martin

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Re: New Gyu from NY
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 03:57:18 PM »
YG I already have spares and tools on my Brick the other tragkorb and top box accommodates food water and clothes. Once the days riding is over you can just wear shorts and a tee shirt. In mid summer you can loose the tent use the hootchee and a ground sheet.
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