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Old 04-25-2012, 05:21 AM   #61
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Hi all

I have acquired a Guzzi V35 IMOLA recently (photos to follow).
Don't know jack about it except it's 80' model with point ignition.
Looking forward to loading it up and hitting the Rally scene again..

I need a seat cover....any leads please?
NICE! Can't wait to see the pictures.

I dunno where NSW is, so if you're in the Eastern US, the MGNOC (Moto Guzzi National Owner's Club) Rally is in Virginia the last weekend of June. I'll be there on my Breva.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:23 AM   #62
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Thought I'd post a before and after look at the V7 Racer I just finished restoring. It is a 2011 model which got into an accident -- a fire broke out in the building in which it was located. I bought it from an insurance recovery center in March and put the finishing touches on it this past weekend. Most of the damage was cosmetic. The fire apparently was mostly on the left side from the pattern of damage. The bike being on its sidestand shielded alot of heat damage that could have occurred to the electrics and engine. From the pattern of damage, it is most probable that hot gas decended downwards so ended up melting the fairing, cluster, left fork gaiter, seat cowl, rear mud guard, and burning some of the leather on the seat and on the tank strap. The rest of the damage was soot and smoke damage and some water damage. Post fire, some gorilla at the recovery center cracked the fender, broke the tail light assembly, swiped the rearsets and possibly did the damage on the left muffler guard. The effort I put in was to strip and clean the bike thoroughly, replace fluids, do some bodywork on the muffler guard to hammer out the dent, recover the seat and repair the tail light / fender. I replaced the rearsets with ones from Flyhammer in Italy and the replacement instrument cluster is one from a V7 cafe. I added bar end mirrors and the Stucchi Luigi fairing was the last one from MG Cycle. Brought the fairing back with me on my recent vacation to the States and installed it this weekend. The final job yet to be completed is replacing the fork gaiters.

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Very nice. Well done.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:43 AM   #63
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Nice to know my guzzi can get an erection
not an erection... perky jugs (vs saggy ones...)



and my Guzzi:

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Old 04-25-2012, 02:56 PM   #64
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Ok, I'll bite just because I love Guzzi's. Here's my Breva 1100 in a campground just outside Jerome, Az.

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Old 04-26-2012, 03:17 PM   #65
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Thought I'd post a before and after look at the V7 Racer I just finished restoring. It is a 2011 model which got into an accident -- a fire broke out in the building in which it was located. I bought it from an insurance recovery center in March and put the finishing touches on it this past weekend. Most of the damage was cosmetic. The fire apparently was mostly on the left side from the pattern of damage. The bike being on its sidestand shielded alot of heat damage that could have occurred to the electrics and engine. From the pattern of damage, it is most probable that hot gas decended downwards so ended up melting the fairing, cluster, left fork gaiter, seat cowl, rear mud guard, and burning some of the leather on the seat and on the tank strap. The rest of the damage was soot and smoke damage and some water damage. Post fire, some gorilla at the recovery center cracked the fender, broke the tail light assembly, swiped the rearsets and possibly did the damage on the left muffler guard. The effort I put in was to strip and clean the bike thoroughly, replace fluids, do some bodywork on the muffler guard to hammer out the dent, recover the seat and repair the tail light / fender. I replaced the rearsets with ones from Flyhammer in Italy and the replacement instrument cluster is one from a V7 cafe. I added bar end mirrors and the Stucchi Luigi fairing was the last one from MG Cycle. Brought the fairing back with me on my recent vacation to the States and installed it this weekend. The final job yet to be completed is replacing the fork gaiters.

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Absolutely GORGEOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #66
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This is my '02 V11 Sport (not a Rosso Mandello)...

See if you Guzzisti can spot what is wrong with my beast.....
I am going to get it fixed...one day...

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Old 04-26-2012, 03:38 PM   #67
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Is the left-side Eagle also facing rearward?

On Bikes '97 and up, both tank decal Eagles should be facing forward.

If that's factory paint, I'd leave it alone. If it's a repaint, I'd slap the painter.

BTW, from about 1982 through 1996, the left side eagles face rearward from the factory... An easy indicator of a repaint on the '82 - '96 bikes is when that left Eagle faces forward.


A '91 and a '96 in factory paint:


A '99 and an '00 in factory paint:



The right-side Eagles "should" always face forward...





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Old 04-26-2012, 03:45 PM   #68
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You got it !!

It was originally burgundy which was faded so I got it repainted a nicer colour.
The decals went on the wrong sides ....LHS & RHS both face rearward so am going to get it fixed.

Interesting about '82-'96. Never knew that. Thanks :)
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:54 PM   #69
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The V11 Sport/LeMans is a mighty fine motorcycle.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #70
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A couple of my guzzis . . .




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Old 04-27-2012, 05:23 AM   #71
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Thanks piaggio for keeping moto guzzi alive!!!

Keep up with the great work!!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:41 AM   #72
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A couple of my guzzis . . .




You've got two of my favorite MG's right there. I've lost my Vision lust so now I'm leaning to another Guzzi or two.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:03 AM   #73
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Thanks piaggio for keeping moto guzzi alive!!!

Keep up with the great work!!!
Not only alive, but another 35 million euro going in; Piaggio now say they despatch Guzzi parts in 48 hours.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:05 AM   #74
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Not only alive, but another 35 million euro going in; Piaggio now say they despatch Guzzi parts in 48 hours.
Nice to hear that, this is another reason for me to buy the NTX 2012 any time soon!!!!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:06 PM   #75
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OK I'll chime in

Here's my 96 carb Sport.
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