Anybody have a Moto Guzzi V7?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by MotorCade, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Thanks Sarah.

    Very pleased with the V7. This bike is well-suited my real-world riding, rather than the aspirational adventure riding and long trips I read and dream about on ADV and elsewhere. I hope I am done Goldilocksing for a while.
  2. Wa Ho Thuk

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    Do you have Ace Hardware stores in Canada ?
  3. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Some Ace here, but none close. In any case, many stores here, Home Depot for example, have less stuff than they do in America.

    I was able to get screws from work and mount the rack yesterday.
  4. pilot

    pilot Moderator Super Moderator

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    I tried finding Givi bag mounts without success, even after calling Givi. I was told they didn't make a rack system for the V7. I then made my own. They attach to the same rack Jon has.

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  6. wanderlost

    wanderlost Been here awhile

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    True that. However Givi does make their usual rack that accepts the hard and lockable bags for the V7-III. Not sure exactly what changed, but I wonder if buying that and having a local metal worker "tweak" the shape or mounting points might make it a workable option. (For the V7-II)

    Paul
  7. oldlegs

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    Hi, I have the Guzzi rack fitted and it usually has a top box fitted to it. But on longer trips I need the much bigger capacity of the ventura bag. The problem is the brackets for the ventura A frame will not fit with guzzi rack, so I welded up the attachment sprayed in black and the two sockets for A frame machined and bolted to the bracket. It also rests on the pillion seat and when fully loaded it felt very secure on my trip to the Isle Of Man. Steve.
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    Nice solution.
    It is possible to mate two Ventura bags back to back and that provides quite a bit of storage. Several ways to skin the cat, I suppose.
  9. Roadscum

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    I prefer panniers when travelling, they keep the cog low and generally have less of an impact on handling. With hard panniers security if less of an issue. As always..... YMMV.

    Paul
  10. oldlegs

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    Yes I think two bags zip together
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    Yes that's all true, about the only advantage of not using panniers is the width of the bike when filtering through two tight lanes of traffic
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    On shorter trips, I pack the saddlebags and leave the top box mostly empty so I have somewhere to lock up my jacket and helmet if I go walkabout.
  13. jon_l

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    On all trips I leave the top box mostly empty, for helmet, etc., as well as for groceries & beverages as the destination is near.

    I love top boxes, but am reluctant to put one on the V7. They sure don't help aesthetically. I am a function over form guy in general, but until a bit more of the newness of the Guzzi wears off, I think I will use the Wolfman tail bag.
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    Weather is so unusually nice here, I took a vacation day and went for a long ride (after mowing the lawn for the last time in 2017).

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    Fall colors are almost done, mostly gold and brown now, but temperatures have been unseasonably warm. Today was in the 70s.

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    Unusually warm today, mid eighties, managed a ride up behind Mt. Rushmore on the V7.

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  16. Wa Ho Thuk

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    Nice pics guys :-)
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    Nut'n like the Black Hills! :getiton

    Is the Moonshine Gulch Saloon still up and running, I believe it in Rochford??? :hmmmmm

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  18. Jon

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    Just out for a little cruise.
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    Yes, it's in Rockford, and still 'running'.

    An interesting development in Rockford is that the gravel road going south out of Rochford is going to finally be paved, which will mean that you will soon be able to get to Rochford on a hard surface road all the way from Hill City.
  20. jon_l

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    OK, so despite what I posted above on this page, I decided to mount the Givi box today, and go for a 2 hour ride.

    Before, Wolfman Wolf Tail bag:

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    After:

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    I don't like the looks, but I love the utility, so for now it stays.

    Jon
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