V7 Questions

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

  1. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    You bought it from our great Seattle dealer and are having it shipped to Oklahoma City? Wow. I am impressed. I didn't know Moto International was shipping bikes to other states.

    jon
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  2. Censport

    Censport Vendor

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    I saw one at my (new) local dealer last week. I'm taking the camera to work tomorrow just so I can go back on my lunch break. :D
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  3. Censport

    Censport Vendor

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    Here's the red (orange?) V7 Classic at my local dealer:

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    Tasty, huh? :yum
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  4. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Calling it beautiful is an understatement. :tb
    Black rims for sure, would make it perfect.
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  5. 650sf

    650sf Been here awhile

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    Looks great in red!
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  6. Captain Yesterday

    Captain Yesterday Been here awhile

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    I so want one:tb
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  7. CurtOKC

    CurtOKC Been here awhile

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    Hey Birdmove,the trucking co. picked it up this afternoon.
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  8. marshrat

    marshrat Been here awhile

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    That is a good-looking bike!

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  9. DesmoTull

    DesmoTull Been here awhile

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    Wow, that red is *really* nice.

    Looks like this is on my short list again... :rofl
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  10. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    My V7C is getting new clothes and a new hat. Going Green after the tank had to be replaced for a leak. Will post pics in a week when it's done.

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  11. Penderic

    Penderic Format C:/u

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    Wow! Thats nice hardware. I have the white classic and love her madly! I just reset my tappets (super easy 15 min job) and she is running better than ever... purring like a kitten at idle.

    Just trying to fit a mono wheel trailer this fall to the bike for a future camping trip. Nice 1/4 fairing works better than the bigger touring cuiser type I just took off. New YSS shocks and Hyperpro springs and refinished Old Craven british saddlebags are major love offerings ...
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  12. Treebone

    Treebone Been here awhile

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    What a novel idea, a tow-behind BarBQue pit! :D
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  13. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    New 2012 versions. I like the new cast rims:

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  14. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    ...and steel fuel tank
    ...and new heads

    The details will be known at EICMA!

    :clap
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  15. CurtOKC

    CurtOKC Been here awhile

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    Been riding my V-7 Classic now for about 2 1/2 months with 2800 miles on it. The hotest ride was 113 F. The lowest was this morning 31F. I am completely happy with my choice of this bike. It is not the bike for everyon nor does it try to be. I waited 40 years to buy my first bike and spent 2 years researching many different brands and models both new and used. I have only one complaint. I wish that they had made tri-color edition similar to some their earlier models available.:clap
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  16. jas67

    jas67 Long timer

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    Here is mine a few weeks while doing a ride through the mid-Hudson valley. I have since added a Dart flyscreen, and my Hepco Becker 30L side cases just arrived today, so I'll install them this weekend. That's probably as much farkling as I'll be doing for now. When the chrome starts coming off the luggage rack and side case mounts (which, apparently, they seem to do), I'll get 'em powder-coated black.

    I love this bike, but it is my first, so I can't really compare it to anything else. I didn't like the foot-forward position of a cruiser or the lay-on-the tank position of sport bikes. The V7C has a nice neutral "standard" ergos. I also wanted something modern, but classic-looking. My short list was this, the Triumph Bonneville, or the 2000-2001 Kawasaki W650.

    At only 435lbs wet, the small block 750 motor has plenty of power to keep my happy, but yet isn't stupid-fast to get me in trouble.

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  17. UnderNewOwnership

    UnderNewOwnership Thread Slayer

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    OMGWTFBBQ!

    Could it be? Could it possibly be the mythical 50+ hp engine the public (namely, about a dozen people) have been clamouring for?

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  18. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    :rolleyes

    Piaggio is putting lots of Euros into this old marque and actually getting some things done.

    There are no details, yet, but from the looks of it the new head has a central spark plug, and may have 4-valves. It will be a significant improvement over the current Heron-head design, one that will have development potential beyond the tapped-out Heron-head engine.

    The steel gas tank will be a nice improvement. So, too, the availablility of cast wheels.

    This isn't a world-beater. It's not a K16LT or a 'busa or a GSA. It's just a middleweight standard, and does a good job at that...

    :dunno
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  19. mac62

    mac62 One more thin gypsy thief

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    I think I'll be putting one of these in my garage in the new year. Digging the cast rims. If the new heads add a couple of ponies, that'll be alright too.
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  20. surly357

    surly357 Cochetopa dreamin'

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    i'm looking towards purchasing something in this size/style/price range myself.....

    so, i'm guessing nearly every v7 owner also toyed with the idea of a bonneville. ultimately, what was (were) the deciding factor(s) in your decison to pull the trigger on the guzzi?

    eyeballed them last weekend at erico in denver and they both look like gems to me!
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