Moto Guzzi Scrambler Thread

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by bigtex, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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  2. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    Hey Bill,

    Which Barkbusters did you use? Do they list a fitment for the Stornello?
  3. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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  4. Bulldog9

    Bulldog9 Been here awhile

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    Bill, do these fit without any modifications? Looking at the available amount of handlebar I wonder how these actually attached.

  5. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    I am in Erie visiting outlaws. :D

    Back tomorrow; will take pix.

    Short answer is yes.

    Bill
  6. davidmc

    davidmc Been here awhile

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    Just picked up my Stronello on Sunday. Loving it so far!

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  7. Bulldog9

    Bulldog9 Been here awhile

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    Congratulations and welcome to the club! What number is yours? I have number 742 I was hoping to find 770 or 101.

    I have about 3,000 miles on mine and I'm really liking it.

  8. davidmc

    davidmc Been here awhile

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    I’ve got number 564.....
  9. Gort

    Gort Adventurer

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    20170415_123004.jpg # 203 here. New left over, picked it up April 2017. Just a little over 3000 miles now. This is my go to bike for around town. I don't think I've ever gotten less than 50 mpg. A keeper for sure!
  10. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts. Supporter

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    I have number 362: 20180810_143458.jpg
  11. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts. Supporter

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    #362 with a V7 Racer OEM seat. 20181220_115900.jpg
  12. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    The IMO worthless mirrors on the Stornello give me either great views of my (possibly too large :fpalm) torso or, when away from that, only give me shots of irrelevant road shoulder.

    Actually, the mirrors don't buzz much, and, if they were mounted a wee bit out from their present location, might be just fine. But they aren't and they don't.

    So, in the course of wasting even more time than usual, I wandered around ebay and saw these:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Suzuki-GSXR1000-750-600-Custom-Black-3-Round-7-8-Handle-Bar-End-Mirrors-US/303030746670?fits=Year:2016|Model:V7+II|Submodel:Stornello&hash=item468e0a3e2e:g:iecAAOSwsZhcPX4o

    Says they are compatible with V7 Stornello. yes, I know. Caveat emptor. But at <$20 delivered, I'll take a chance.

    Bill
  13. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    Well, unsated with that minor shopping, I just ordered H-B crash bars, Ago bash plate, and various maintenance items for the Stornello. Pretty soon it'll be ready to park next to some GS's at Starbucks. :D

    Bill
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  14. Pharkle

    Pharkle n00b

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    Just wanted to share the new mods to my V7 II Stornello. Hepco Becker rear rack, Legacy C-Bow bag (left side only), wrapped exhaust and headers. What do you think?

    Attached Files:

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  15. fortrider

    fortrider Been here awhile Supporter

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    Not to put a damper on your wrap, but if you remove the exhaust wrap at some point or it gets torn off be prepared for surface rust on the pipes. The wrap holds water and causes the rust, look at my avatar and you will know how I know.
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  16. Pharkle

    Pharkle n00b

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    I understand I have had a few people warn me. When the wrap falls off I will have a good excuse for ceramic coating the exhaust! :)
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  17. muf722

    muf722 Muf

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    Anyone fitted the longer Bitubo shocks to the Stornello?

    Shock Absorber Kit by Bitubo - 2S000281

    For V7 Stornello, V7 Special, V7 Special II, V7 Stone, V7 Stone II, V7 Classic.

    These shocks are same specification as the stock shocks used on '15 V7 Stornello II.

    They have are approximately 10mm longer than the 897773 Bitubo Kit allowing you a more nose down bike set up, for faster turn in, or more ground clearance, if the front forks are raised to match.


    Includes two compression, rebound, and spring pre-load adjustable rear shocks for your Moto Guzzi V7.

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    My next project is to upgrade the shocks as I find the standard too basic. As Im tall, any increased ride height is welcome.


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    My Stornello N.154

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    Hot day in Sweden
  18. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    There are now a few used Stornellos on Cycle trader. If one of them had been available last summer, I would probably have owned one.

    Bought my Griso instead, so I can't complain, but there is something about that red/white Scrambler. :thumb
  19. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    34C! Already? In early April?! Seriously, you point a heat gun at the sensor? :D

    Congrats on the Stornello.

    No help on the Biturbos. I installed far-less-expensive after-market ones. While an improvement, I should have sprung (apologies for shameless pun :D) for better ones.

    Bill
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  20. muf722

    muf722 Muf

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    Both photos are from a 4 day tour to Öland, Sweden last summer. In Scandinavia anything above 25C (77F) is a heatwave. 34C (93F) is our meltingpoint!

    I had the bike since new 2016 and love everything about it. Sounds fantastic now the DB-killer is gone.
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