Corsa Italiana , companies house paperwork .

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/03388213/filing-history

click on 11th jan 2017 statement of affairs , and read

this paperwork , comes from a meeting that i went to , where my 2 ex co-directors couldn’t even look me in the eye.

it gives a reasonable account of the money they owe , and money they have lost , and people they owe money to , who will never get paid .

it makes for some shocking reading , about the sorry state of affairs, they were responsible for.

so if someone says, they didn’t take down any small people , this tells the truth .

i have met some of these people , none of them, are happy about the losses they have suffered.

a couple in particular sting ,

i have never met Andrew Marner , he lost a deposit for a new bike ? £1000 , gone, just like that !

Safe and Sound Alarm fitting , i met them 5 weeks after Corsa shut , they came to where i work on a Wednesday , i apologised to them , despite having not worked at Corsa for over 3 years .

Rock Oil London , he delivered goods there less than 10 days before they shut … why did they not just tell him ” sorry we are closing , take your goods away ” . i broke the news to him Corsa had ceased trading , he is not a happy man .

Maggie , our book-keeper ,  ( of 13 years ) they sacked her after i left , they said they would be there at 8 ish one evening. Maggie put the books by the front door , inside her porch , 8.30pm they were still there…. she went to check , before she went to bed …..there they were …. GONE, someone had collected them , and not even had the grace to tell her they were taking them . No bunch of flowers , no “thank you ” for the work she had done .

you are a pair of spineless , pathetic , thieving , lying , weasels .

Honesty , does it pay ?

ing it in says i griso-plate-007

Little V50 , comes in , owner says he has broken the clutch , he has no drive . wants a quote for clutch replacement . Bring it in says i ….turns up in a van from Bristol….

leave it with me for the week , he says , i’ll be back on Saturday .

have a quick check over deffo , no drive .

remove rear wheel , drive box and caliper.

bear in mind this guy has owned this for 2 years .

as i remove the drive box , there is a spring , sleeve , circlip , and disc .These link the driveshaft to the drive box .

there was no disc or circlip ?

HOW ON EARTH DID IT TRANSMIT DRIVE FOR 2 YEARS ?

the spring pushes against the disc and circlip (the circlip locates in the sleeve) and this all holds it against the pinion in the drive box , transmitting the drive .

so quoted for clutch plate swop about £550 , actual cost £100 .

Bloody Moto Guzzi parts department .

So frustrating , ordered this from my friendly dealer , correct part number used , wait 4 weeks . parcel arrives …left hand part in a right hand bag .

Order another one , same thing happens …BUGGER !

See one for sale , on the other side of the EU , at more than UK retail , but i need it …. email an order , with a note to check before sending , that it is the correct part .

parcel turns up 4 days later , BRILLIANT , thinks me …..unwrap parcel…left hand part inside . BUGGER.

Email EU supplier , with photo’s to show it is the wrong part, they agree and arrange collection , to return said part .

Have currently spent nearly £400 , and nothing to show for it .

Just watch both of them turn up at the same time .

update , they did turn up on the same day , 30 minutes apart !

Bloody Italians , coming over here , breaking down , drinking our beer .

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This is Max Guzzi , he is from Pavia just south of Milan ,

be nice to him if you see him, it is his first time in England .

Buy him a beer , then look at all the places he has been . He is on Cali Jackal ,

with over 270k kms on it. He has more Elephant stickers on his bike than you have

fingers !

Norge 8v GT , oil pressure switch leak

Norge 8v GT ,

had a leaking oil pressure switch , to get to it involves seat, panels,and fuel tank …then you remove the lower fairing , on both sides to access the inlet manifolds to the throttle bodies .

then you can remove the airbox , underneath is the oil pressure switch. It also means you can get to everywhere to clean up the oil that has leaked out .

new switch has an adapter to fit new type of switch , so hopefully it won’t happen again .

clean everything up and screw it all back together.

False economy

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customer went for MOT …MOT failed .
customer complained of poor back brake performance.
customer complained about MOT tester .
customer complained about cost of replacement pads.
mechanic , how long has your rear brake been poor ?
customer , for about the last 4 months .
mechanic , do you not check your bike over every now and again ?
customer , well the last mechanic said they were ok !
mechanic , when was that then ?
customer , last year just before the MOT.
mechanic , how many miles have you done since then ?
customer , 12,000 miles all in London.
mechanic , OH !

This is why i tell people , always have a minimum of 2 keys.

ALWAYS have a minimum of 2 keys for your Breva , Griso , Stelvio , Cali 14 ,Norge , 1200 Sport, anything that has a key coded to the bike .

This customer managed to lose a set of keys ages ago, never got around to getting some more cut, even though he had brought some spares, to do just that .

Lost his only remaining set , didn’t have the key number written down , BUT does, thankfully , know his user code .

SO , new set of locks all-round , code the new keys to the dash , and off he goes,

£450 quid lighter .

ALL FOR THE SAKE OF NOT KEEPING A KEY SAFELY SOMEWHERE .

Special offer , all of June , if you don’t know your user code , but you have 2 keys , come and see me,  and i will give you one , THAT YOU CANNOT FORGET OR LOSE .

THIS IS AS IMPORTANT AS HAVING 2 KEYS .

1200 Sport

 

1200 Sport , one of my all-time favourite Guzzi’s , i don’t think there are 200 in the UK .

A  do everything bike , comparable to a VFR750 , doesn’t do anything fantastic , just does everything well.

Fast enough to get from A 2 B at a very good average speed , comfy if you mod the seat a bit  and put on the later bars , fuel efficient , 40+ mpg , good looking , forgiving chassis , good brakes , what more do you need?

Put on the factory 2 into 2 exhaust system , and lose a bit …ok a lot , of weight ,AND  get some noise out of it .