So, why did you do it? There are plenty of better designs out there; more horsepower, better handling, but you went and paid alot of money to drive 1970's ('60's, 50's) technology. Post a pic of your bike and tell us what you like about it and anything that bugs you about it. I wasn't in the market for anything new, hell, I was looking at old Nortons and Ducatis but the thought of maintaining another older engine was scaring me to death (I just got done restoring a '67 FJ40). My first love is still off-road riding and I lust after the big adventure KTMs but the V7 Moto Guzzis knocked my socks off. Hell, I bought mine sight unseen over the internet and drove 250 miles to pick it up.:huh This forum has probably caused more problems in my life by forcing me to drool after Urals, Scramblers and Royal Enfields. I love the classic designs, but don't necessarily want to mess with more carbs, points or brittle electrical systems. The things I love about the Moto Guzzi? The torque, the styling (minus the plastic number plates and red hubs), the riding position and that beautiful exhaust note. Things I don't like? Well, other than the above, I haven't found it yet. I grin from ear to ear when I ride it (thank God for full face helmets otherwise I'd be picking bugs out of my teeth). The nearest Blockbuster is 15 miles away (with the option of riding some fun twisties), and I used to dread exchanging movies. Not anymore, any excuse to ride is fine by me. So show a picture of your bike and discuss any changes you are thinking about. What do I want to change? Get rid of the front number plate when I can afford a Stucchi Fairing, exhaust system (2 into one, slip ons??????????), and some bar ends.