Guzzi V7 Classic Owners

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by motoretro, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Syndacate

    Syndacate Been here awhile

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    lolz, agreed. My 28 year old nighthawk is still purring like a kitten less the carb tune issues. I have a 31 year old CM too, ha.

    G/f said my next bike should be '10+ so I'm guaranteed not to be wrenching on instead of riding it.
  2. AustinP

    AustinP Adventurer

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    Hey all. I sat on a V7 at Barber Classic Bike Festival and loved the bike. At 6'3 I keep trying to figure out how to adjust the ergos for a tall guy, anyone tall out there with the bike figured out? I have a Strom so the Stelvio will have to wait for a few years, besides could buy 2 V7s for the price of a Stelvio, well almost. Any advice is appreciated.
  3. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    Candidly, I wanted a bike that offered performance and the V7 felt too utilitarian, too much like my F650. So when my St. Triple R came up for sale, it was perfect timing. It was a one owner, with 1200 miles, full SC Project Exhaust, Daytona Forks, Elka Shock, Rizoma, Woodcraft, etc... The price, the bike, the dealership(RPM in DFW), the performance, etc... were all just perfect. I spied it at 10:30pm Monday night, fired some emails and didn't tell any of my buddies about it, until I placed my deposit, around 2pm, the next day. :lol3

    I love the StRiple and can't wait to fire it up next week, when the roads aren't a wet mess.:ricky

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    If I ever get to have a V7, sitting in my shop, it would replace my F650, as the rainy day, don't mind if it's a little dirty, commuter bike. A black V7 Stone. Simply beautiful.

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    nlp
  4. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    That's more or less why I keep riding an almost 26 year old BMW.
  5. Syndacate

    Syndacate Been here awhile

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    I thought parts for those were like suicide trying to find? lol.
  6. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    Not sure if you're joking or not. Parts are readily available for the most part (see what I did there? :evil).
  7. Syndacate

    Syndacate Been here awhile

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    Disclaimer!

    What model?

    EDIT:
    I guess 26 years isn't too bad, parts for my 31 year old CM are easy enough to find (less those blasted carb insulators!), I was looking at the OLDER beemers, and heard parts are insanely expensive and hard to find.
  8. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    Its the R100GS listed in my sig line :deal

    Some parts are very expensive. No argument there.
  9. Syndacate

    Syndacate Been here awhile

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    Ah, yea, they shouldn't be too bad.

    I have an affinity towards the old Nazi bikes...which have similar points here and there to the bonnie or or the V7 or anything else I'm looking at (retro era bikes).

    Such beauty, IMO:
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  10. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    They should have kept the cafe in the lineup and dropped the Racer.

    The Racer is too over the top.
  11. Rugby4life

    Rugby4life Been here awhile

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    So nobody here keeps track of their fuel mileage???
  12. Omarius

    Omarius Been here awhile

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    Agreed. I think the Racer looks garish and caricature-like. The cafe was perfect. People don't have subdued tastes though (especially Americans); I can see why the Racer would be more successful.
  13. OtterChaos

    OtterChaos Guzzi Guzzi Guzzi

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    46 mpg last two fill ups, I think around 48-49 mpg on a long trip I took. Bike is still breaking in at 2700 miles so that may improve a bit but I'm thinking the mid 40's is where it will most likely run.
  14. Syndacate

    Syndacate Been here awhile

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    Nah, at 3k it's broken in. You'll probably continue getting what you're getting now for the life of it.
  15. none

    none Been here awhile

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    I agree 100%!
  16. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    My bike was returning high 40s to low 50s.

    In 2-lane backroading, it would return low- (sometimes mid-) 50s.

    In my daily commute that included some 80mph interstate blasting, it was high 40s.

    46 - 54 mpg. 500 to 2500 feet above sea level.
  17. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    Easy enough to turn a Classic or a Stone into a Cafe and make it your own in the process.

    Seems the Racer has been a a success in the market place, good on Guzzi for figuring that out.

    Paul
  18. 900

    900 Been here awhile

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    Hell yes, it's only 1900 "easy" bucks, seat not included. $$$ for installation if you're not wrenching yourself not included too.

    A piece of cake...


    Shock Absorber Kit by Bitubo For V7 - $498.99

    Moto Guzzi V7 Rearset Kit - $449.99)

    Aluminum Injector Covers Kit For V7 - $99.99

    Aluminum Side Fairings Kit For V7 - $141.99

    V7 Racer Exhaust Bracket Kit For V7 - $141.99

    Left half handlebar - $178.99

    Right half handlebar - $200.99


    Total : $1,857.92


    Have yet to see one on the street. Those I've seen are still at the dealerships collectiong dust....don't know what Guzzi was "figuring out", but anyway.
  19. Omarius

    Omarius Been here awhile

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    Anyone else feel the rear suspension on these things needs to be raised an inch? Aesthetically, they look like they're dragging ass. I wouldn't be satisfied until the bottom frame rail is parallel to the ground.
  20. Rox

    Rox Been here awhile

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    Nice contrast! I did similar!


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    A Triumph to a Guzzi compliment one another.:freaky