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Old 07-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #1771
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I hadn't stumbled across that site before. Would definitely be good to know in case I ever get one.
If you're even remotely thinking about a Guzzi you need to head over to WildGuzzi and GuzziTech. Also, since you're living in Houston, get to know the folks at MPH Cycles on Park Row. Another good source for parts is Harpers.

That V7 is a great little bike.

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Old 07-13-2012, 03:27 AM   #1772
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I'll take the V7 classic today too, please, kkthnx.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:39 AM   #1773
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:08 AM   #1774
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He's in eastern Canada, DAKEZ - no need for a hard sell.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:23 AM   #1775
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The major thing I am concerned about on the Guzzi is what happens to the bike if one happens to crash. I haven't seen any frame sliders or engine protection. Basically, there does not seem to be many aftermarket parts available for the Guzzi. But, the Bonneville has tons of aftermarket stuff.
There are several engine crash bars available for the V7. If you look closely at this pic of my V7 you can see mine:


I bought them pre-owned from a member of the WildGuzzi.com forum, so I'm not 100% sure which ones they are. There are a few threads on that forum on engine crash bars available for the V7 -- check it out.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:24 AM   #1776
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If you're even remotely thinking about a Guzzi you need to head over to WildGuzzi and GuzziTech. Also, since you're living in Houston, get to know the folks at MPH Cycles on Park Row. Another good source for parts is Harpers.

That V7 is a great little bike.

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I have had good dealings with both MPH Cycles and Harpers.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:26 AM   #1777
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:12 AM   #1778
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:45 PM   #1779
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He's in eastern Canada, DAKEZ - no need for a hard sell.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:26 PM   #1780
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Been thinking about a KTM 990 SM-T.
I've been thinking the same thing. Don't want to give up the LC8 I currently own but need better ergos to accommodate this repaired knee that is giving me fits.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:37 PM   #1781
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The major thing I am concerned about on the Guzzi is what happens to the bike if one happens to crash. I haven't seen any frame sliders or engine protection. Basically, there does not seem to be many aftermarket parts available for the Guzzi. But, the Bonneville has tons of aftermarket stuff.
Our Guzzi was "dropped" the same day we picked it up from the paint shop. The engine guard that we bought from Moto International protected everything (had to replace the clutch lever) that I would have been concerned about.



New clutch lever, a couple deep breaths, and we were on our way again.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:08 PM   #1782
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I think I've been riding too much lately.

God help me.
My reply should send this to the basement. Instead, I'll say, "I'm envious."

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Old 07-14-2012, 02:06 PM   #1783
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Our Guzzi was "dropped" the same day we picked it up from the paint shop. The engine guard that we bought from Moto International protected everything (had to replace the clutch lever) that I would have been concerned about.



New clutch lever, a couple deep breaths, and we were on our way again.

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Old 07-14-2012, 03:01 PM   #1784
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:07 PM   #1785
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I know it will be a while before I can afford a new motorcycle, but I have really been liking the Moto Guzzi V7 classic and the triumph bonneville lately
I had both and although I liked the V7, I didn't bond with it like the Triumph. Sold the Guzzi after 18 months. I can't see parting with the Scrambler.

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