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Rob_Zelf

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New Guzzi Owner
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:09:22 pm »
Hi All, I JUST agreed to owning my very first Guzzi - a Military NF500 with electric start! I've always liked these bikes and only a few hours ago I agreed to the purchase. I am no novice in (classic) motorcycles and own a squad of ducati bevels (60..70's), a handful of MV's singles and yes, fours and a handful of modern(ish) beemers for everyday use. I am however a Guzzi-novice.
I have always liked the military bikes which is why I also own a brace of Condor A350's.
Any questions - feel free to ask. I will be interested in maintenance tips, spare parts (not that I need any as yet) and traveling tips. I enjoy riding as well as owning these old bikes.
   

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Redsingle

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Re: New Guzzi Owner
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 10:55:52 pm »
Hi Rob,
Welcome to the forum. Your name suggests that you're from Holland or Belgium.Am I right ?


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Rob_Zelf

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Re: New Guzzi Owner
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 10:23:45 am »
Hello Redsingle, Holland indeed, but I was born and raised in Ostraya. Rob.

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Re: New Guzzi Owner
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 02:10:16 pm »
I'm in Holland aswell, in Amerongen.Are you also on the Dutch MG forum ( MGCN), and if so, what nickname do you use ? Mine is Falcone SS3


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Rob_Zelf

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Re: New Guzzi Owner
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 06:15:29 pm »
Ah! Groet vanuit het Groene Hart :)
No I'm not member of the dutch forum. Should I be? Tuesday the Mighty NF will arrive and I'll start fiddling with the thing.....

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Re: New Guzzi Owner
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 09:04:49 pm »
There are several guys within the MGCN who also own a Falcone. We have a pretty activ Classic Department. Third friday in november we have the
Klassieker Winteravond, in Tienhoven.This time about special Guzzi singles.


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Rob_Zelf

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Re: New Guzzi Owner
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 11:58:28 am »
Turns out: I have an account there (Rob_Zelf) since 2009. It all came back to me: I was fiddling with another military Guzzi: the V35. I was working on it for a mate and signed up to that forum and subsequently forgot about it :)

I penciled the Winteravond in my calendar. Just not sure I am around then.

banquo

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Re: New Guzzi Owner
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2017, 11:10:41 am »
Welcome Rob; you will find the NF is very different to the Bevels, and ewven the Condor, but equally enjoyable if you're not in a hurry... ;)

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Re: New Guzzi Owner
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2017, 12:06:31 pm »
Thanks Banquo. No, I'm not in any hurry. Tootling around at 60-80kph, enjoying the scenery is fine for me on bikes like this.
Not sure how to post any pics on this forum but I was surprised at the odometer reading of less than 1000km! Judging by the other bits on the bike (tyres, wear on seat, grips and pedals) I am close to believing it.

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Re: New Guzzi Owner
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2017, 12:41:59 pm »
It's possible; mine had about 100 km on it when I bought it in 2002, but I'd be surprised to find one today. There was a batch of imports from Italy over a period of a few years. I think they were assembled from parts, as some parts were new, and some very second hand. Yours has been modified though, as the Militare didn't come with electric start.
There's no facility for adding photos on here. We had a small free forum allowance, but that was full after a few weeks. The only option is to link to photos stored somewhere that supports 3rd party hoting, such as Flickr. We used to suggest Photobucket, but you may have seen that hundreds of forums have lost their pictures following Photobucket's ransomware scandal.