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I have a guy interested in buying my HD Sportster, so I am thinking about buying a Moto Guzzi or BMW. I will not cafe the bike as the objective is to have something my wife will ride on with me. Saying that, I would love the Guzzi Lemans. I remember my uncle had a early 70's Eldorado that he and his rather plump wife road all over the country. It was the first bike I rode at over 100mph. Rock steady.

The wife likes Gold Wings, but I am not old enough for one of those yet! My brother has a HD Geezer Glide that she liked sitting on, but they are mucho dinero and I don't have any tattos anyway.

Sooo, is anyone here familar with the bikes to offer some advice as to models, etc. Maybe someone here even has one for sale? I do not know a lot about either--I really like the looks of the pre 69 BMW,s but they are more collector than rider bikes, and very pricey. I like the 70's style Guzzi, but I don't want the right side shift.

Please tell me what you know about the Bimmers and Guzzis--reccomendations, problems, etc.

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there are lots of beemers that can be had for not too much cash. the 80's and even 90's BMW airheads are dead nuts reliable, they run forever! my bmw instructor at AMI has an early 80's airhead with over 500k on it. still has original pistons and cylinders he just replaces rings every 200k or so. these bikes have loads of torque so riding 2 up in no trouble at all either.
 

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ah!! be a man tell the wife cafe is where its at take her to a cafe race show her ace cafe if she doesnt like it .GET A DIVORCE all men try to please their women get burned !! years later they are alone a doing what the want to do .Cafe her or leave her she will respect you for it bend to her she will rule you and you will hate your self when the devorce papers come. Be a Man always.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 

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I have a guy interested in buying my HD Sportster, so I am thinking about buying a Moto Guzzi or BMW. I will not cafe the bike as the objective is to have something my wife will ride on with me. Saying that, I would love the Guzzi Lemans. I remember my uncle had a early 70's Eldorado that he and his rather plump wife road all over the country. It was the first bike I rode at over 100mph. Rock steady.

The wife likes Gold Wings, but I am not old enough for one of those yet! My brother has a HD Geezer Glide that she liked sitting on, but they are mucho dinero and I don't have any tattos anyway.

Sooo, is anyone here familar with the bikes to offer some advice as to models, etc. Maybe someone here even has one for sale? I do not know a lot about either--I really like the looks of the pre 69 BMW,s but they are more collector than rider bikes, and very pricey. I like the 70's style Guzzi, but I don't want the right side shift.

Please tell me what you know about the Bimmers and Guzzis--reccomendations, problems, etc.

Thanks,
Jack
I own and ride Guzzis what do you want to know,
if you are looking for a 2 UP touring bike which will get both you and you loverly wife coast to coast in one piece and still liking each other, Go looking for a California II (2) or III (3) have a look if they are not what you want ask me more
 

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quote: Please tell me what you know about the Bimmers and Guzzis--reccomendations, problems, etc.
I have owned both and they are both very good motorcycles. Guzzi a little more sportier and long legged, bmw a little more comfortable and not as sporty.. Top on the list in the garage is my 59 bmw. Very nice, decent power and comfortable ride...when i'm not riding it "spirited"!!

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ah!! be a man tell the wife cafe is where its at take her to a cafe race show her ace cafe if she doesnt like it .GET A DIVORCE all men try to please their women get burned !! years later they are alone a doing what the want to do .Cafe her or leave her she will respect you for it bend to her she will rule you and you will hate your self when the devorce papers come. Be a Man always.
This is all true. Words to live by, really. But I think it's OK for a guy to get a big ol' two-up zeppelin bike to ride with his wife. So long as she doesn't try to stop him from getting a cafe bike too.
 

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Thanks for the imput so far! Actually my wife is very understanding about the motorcycle disease, but I have 8 and the only one even remotely comfortable for the two of us is the Sportster with the fat butt special seat. But the shocks bottom out all the time two up,heck, they bottom out with just me quite often. Stronger shocks could help that problem, but the sporty just isn't comfortable for two "mature american sized" folks.

We used to ride all over on a Yamaha SR500, then a XS650....but that was 25 years and 150 pounds ago.

Please keep the info coming.
 

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Thanks for the imput so far! Actually my wife is very understanding about the motorcycle disease, but I have 8 and the only one even remotely comfortable for the two of us is the Sportster with the fat butt special seat. But the shocks bottom out all the time two up,heck, they bottom out with just me quite often. Stronger shocks could help that problem, but the sporty just isn't comfortable for two "mature american sized" folks.

We used to ride all over on a Yamaha SR500, then a XS650....but that was 25 years and 150 pounds ago.
Well if you like the Sprotest styling then deffinatley check out the California III, cruiser styling but WAY more comfy than a HD
Please keep the info coming.
 
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