Guzzi V7 Classic Owners

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    I imagine that Guzzi gets enough compliments all by itself.I love the Lemans,a timeless beauty:clap
  4. Zojirushi

    Zojirushi Surly Sailor

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    Took her on a 50 mile ride through some gravel and sand out in the desert on Christmas day. Performed beautifully, although some dirt bars would be preferable to the current clubmans.

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  5. LPRoad

    LPRoad Curmudgeon

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    Great pics. This is what I want when I move to NM next year, except with a decent rack and higher bars.
  6. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    What a shame to get such a pretty bike dirty.

    Go mess up a TW200.
  7. Syndacate

    Syndacate Been here awhile

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    Not all about the looks, man. I personally love seeing this beauty all dirty!
  8. Zojirushi

    Zojirushi Surly Sailor

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    :rofl
    I like your sense of humor.

    I forgot to mention this ride was 2 up.
  9. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    :huh

    Meh. Motorcycles are meant to get dirty.

    Ride on! :clap
  10. Dkizerian

    Dkizerian Honky Lips

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    Great looking! What tires/sizes are those?
  11. Zojirushi

    Zojirushi Surly Sailor

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    Rear: 130/80/17
    Front: 3.50-18
  12. Syndacate

    Syndacate Been here awhile

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    Pretty sure the tires themselves are the d606's, but I'm not a dual sport expert :p. Feel like they're the swiss army knife of dual sport tires, ha.
  13. Zojirushi

    Zojirushi Surly Sailor

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    Oops, missed that you were asking for tire type and size. They are TKC 80s in the aforementioned sizes. :norton
  14. Dkizerian

    Dkizerian Honky Lips

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    Thank you! Bike looks great dirty!
  15. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    Going to start the new year with some new rubber. I probably took apart a lot more than I needed to but GOOD GAWD, could they make it any more difficult to remove the rear tire?

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  16. Syndacate

    Syndacate Been here awhile

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    That looks like a pain.

    What do you have to do, drop the shaft oil, pull the caliper off, pull the right shock, pull the diff/shaft, then I'm assuming a semi-normal removal of the axle (typically as a bolt or something) and the wheel comes out?
  17. BrinkHouse

    BrinkHouse coffee geek

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    Actually...He took WAY more stuff off than necessary! Assuming of course they haven't changed that much in the rear/final drive between my '11 Classic and the new Racer. I can get my rear wheel off by only removing the axle bolt, spacer and brake caliper. Just pull the wheel off the final drive and shimmy it out. Make sure to keep track of the rubber dampeners and their orientation.

    Have fun!
  18. bdonley

    bdonley Been here awhile

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    KG, plus a Guzzi? Now there's a classic garage.......
  19. Syndacate

    Syndacate Been here awhile

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    How does it detach from the shaft? I tried googling around for how it connects but like most MG things, I came up empty handed -.-
  20. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    I tried pulling the axle and spreading out the differential but it felt like it was a bit tight. I needed to lube the splines on the driveshaft so pulling off the rear drive unit was necessary. Everything is really accessible and unbolts quickly. It only took about 20 minutes to put humpty together again.

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    I can see a center stand in my future. I was thinking of putting a pipe on next but being able to get the rear end in the air (safely) may be more important.