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Old 02-23-2015, 08:09 AM   #1141
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Anybody have information on Moto Guzzi ride in meet ups?

Please post dates and locations of any such events.

Thank You.

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Old 02-23-2015, 09:13 AM   #1142
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Anybody have information on Moto Guzzi ride in meet ups?

Please post dates and locations of any such events.

Thank You.

Rick, Retired G/SGT, USMC
There's a pretty good website that happens to be WILD about GUZZI, you can check that out, also the MGNOC has a list of monthly meet ups by state. Where are you located Rick? Semper Fi.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:29 AM   #1143
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There's a pretty good website that happens to be WILD about GUZZI, you can check that out, also the MGNOC has a list of monthly meet ups by state. Where are you located Rick? Semper Fi.
It's on my profile, Sacramento area.

Figured a fellow Band of brothers would pop up with good info.

THANKS MUCH.

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Old 02-23-2015, 11:09 AM   #1144
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There's a pretty good website that happens to be WILD about GUZZI, you can check that out, also the MGNOC has a list of monthly meet ups by state. Where are you located Rick? Semper Fi.
Another good source is the MGNOC website:

http://www.mgnoc.com/club_meetings_and_rides.html

http://www.mgnoc.com/rally_calendar.html
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:03 PM   #1145
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Has anyone lowered their V7? 28" inseam here and with the seat not being particularly narrow up front, I'm wondering if I could lower the front and rear slightly?
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:38 PM   #1146
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Has anyone lowered their V7? 28" inseam here and with the seat not being particularly narrow up front, I'm wondering if I could lower the front and rear slightly?

You can drop the fork in the triple trees but it unlikely to give you much overall.

With no linkages or dogbones in the rear suspension to fiddle with , your options are limited to shorter shocks which will lessen travel

Multiple reports that the factory Guzzi 'lower gel saddle' nets no appreciable lowering... Or it varies so much from saddle to saddle that it's not worth the risk

I'd say rework the factory seat, have the front narrowed as much as possible, shrink the hump that seats against the tank recess, maybe take out a little foam.. But the factory saddle is fairly thin to begin.. That's why I say focus on narrowing it.

Might not be a bad idea to contact one of the biggest volume dealers such as Rose Farm, Harpers, AF1 or Moto International and see if they have worked out a 'kit' of parts to lower the bike... I think you'll need a piecemeal solution... It won't be as simple as swapping out a shock linkage


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Old 02-24-2015, 07:47 AM   #1147
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Has anyone lowered their V7? 28" inseam here and with the seat not being particularly narrow up front, I'm wondering if I could lower the front and rear slightly?
I changed from the plastic side covers to the metal ones on the Racer and that helped make the front a little narrower. Still considering scooping out some foam on the sides up front...

Nowadays there's a fancy custom online shop for factory custom V7 parts. You might want to start there!
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:20 AM   #1148
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Thanks guys, most appreciated.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:38 AM   #1149
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And remember, the Guzzi people are great folks and you're welcome to partake and have fun no matter what you ride..

I attend several Guzzi Rallies every year and I've never ridden a Guzzi to one, even though I owned one..
I've been to the IL, IA, WI, and MN Guzzi Rallies and had nothing but a great time, with great people!!
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:15 PM   #1150
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I'd say rework the factory seat, have the front narrowed as much as possible, shrink the hump that seats against the tank recess, maybe take out a little foam.. But the factory saddle is fairly thin to begin.. That's why I say focus on narrowing it
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My inseam is 29.5". I had about a inch shaved off my V11 LeMans saddle and it helped tremendously. I'm planning on getting my V7's shaved and reshaped with a different foam. Definitely a good place to start before you start messing about with the suspension.
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:52 PM   #1151
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Re Mods for Short Inseam

Check out the web site of Moto International. They shortened a V7 Stone to accommodate a 5'-1" rider with a 28-1/2 inch inseam, and then they did another one similarly when the first one sold. The original article is:

http://www.motointernational.com/blo...allenged-types

and the second one is:

http://www.motointernational.com/blo...-available-now
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