Anybody have a Moto Guzzi V7?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by MotorCade, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    Obviously, my 2016 Guzzi V7 ii and 2014 Road King have EFI. However, I'll buy a carburetored 2004 - 2006 Sportster Roadster when/if I find a low mileage, unabused, unaltered one.
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  2. jas67

    jas67 Long timer

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    The II lowered the pegs and seat vs. the I. I'm not sure if the III is any lower than the II.
  3. rider33

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  4. jon_l

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    @rider33 - I have lowering pegs ready to install, but so far, I haven’t gotten around to it.

    Mine are Knight Designs, 1-3/8” drop natural anodized Sidetrax, purchased from an inmate here.

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    I also have 1 of these Woodcraft eccentric toe pieces:

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    I had 2 concerns:

    1) Reach / angle up to the pegs in relation to the foot controls, which aren’t easily adjustable, and
    2) Vibration increase due to loss of the rubber cushions on the OEM pegs.

    I too have wide feet (12 4E).
  5. cblais19

    cblais19 Been here awhile

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    Good lord, I thought my 13 EE was bad :p.
  6. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    I have a bunion, so one foot is 2E (as it has been for 40+ years), while the other gets more screwed-up and wider every year. Store-bought shoes come like-sized in pairs, so I am now 4E.

    Fortunately I only dress up for weddings and funerals these days, so footwear can be ugly but comfortable. Moto boots mostly don’t fit. I have a good quality pair of made in Texas harness ring boots, and a pair of Gaerne Oiled Balance, and that is prob all the riding boots I’ll ever have.
  7. rider33

    rider33 Long timer

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    those are nice looking pegs. At one point I put Buell pegs on something like a DL650 and they looked a lot like those. There is a slight increase in vibe thru the feet but on either the DL, the Bonnie (where I put Varios on, similar to the Slingshorts) or the V7 it’s never really bothered me. There is a reach up to the controls but I actually like that vs bumping into them all the time. It’s the same reason I always take heal shifters off, I need the room. As I have multiple bikes, I’m sort of use to the controls being in different positions I guess. My advice: put them on and see what you think. In theory it seemed like it might be an issue, in practice it did not.
  8. Roadscum

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    I believe the III also move the pegs bac a few CM.

    Paul
  9. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    Actually, as I mused a bit about the cave and raw meat, it really didn't sound that bad. :D

    Back to V7's ... I can only look at my Stornello today.

    My Perfect Poland Pillion is out with our four visiting grands buying "first day of school" outfits, a joy for her (and them).

    They just drove away on that $hopping excursion, and left me with Jake, the most amiable of Golden Retrievers. He and I will spend the day in the Moto Grappa, my cave, and he'll dream of raw meat. :clap

    Bill
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  10. Gham

    Gham What's for lunch?

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  11. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    As you are looking over the Stornello...have you figured out why the pegs have such a pronounced forward angle? I've owned quite a few motorcycles and (with exception for pivot pegs) this is the first time I've encountered this.
  12. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    Never got to it.

    Today, the Norge.

    One of the blessings and curses of having four Guzzis is that the lift always has a "No Vacancy" sign.

    The Norge is on it. Have been waiting for its shock to get rebuilt, then ... oh, never mind. But it has to get finished so the Griso can be next up to get its wheels off for new tires.

    So, with the grands and wimmen off $hopping, my trusty companion and I had the Moto Grappa to ourselves.


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    As for your Stornello question, will take a look when I go back down in the morning -- after I am Executive Breakfast Chef to the houseguests, all of whom seem to want their pancakes in CERTAIN WAYS AND NO OTHERS.

    I have to say that I cannot recall finding the pegs odd in any way, but I am an insensitive lout and likely missed something obvious.

    I am now being unmistakably summoned by HRH, the Polish Princess. Must go to my fate. I hope it involves making cocktails!

    Bill
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  13. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb...

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    Your rear wheel is TOO clean! The Norge needs more riding time...:D
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    cblais19 Been here awhile

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    I wish the Griso had ABS - I would totally have picked one up.

    Found another use for my V7- making my F800 feel positively fast, lol. Took both out back to back last night testing out some new gear, and kept greatly exceeding the speed limit on the BMW since I’m used to the V7’s greater engine feedback and additional required throttle. Was longing for the air cooled motor and much lighter clutch play in short order though, it was quite warm and traffic was pretty heavy at times. It’s nice to have the option to go back and forth between two very different bikes like that.
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  15. Roadscum

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    Seems one of my post and several other have vanish, mods at work protecting us from what???

    My hackle were up, no doubt and it wasn't all personal.
    There is far too much discord in this country brought on my those that want to put peeps into classes/groups then take a dump on that group in total. Here it was the "IT assholes", sometimes if the "arrogant BMW riders" , or "H-D riders" etc...
    ENOUGH of this divisiveness.!
    Wonder how it will take for the mods ink this post out??? :confused

    Paul
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    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    Paul,

    You might be less sensitive to such perceived "group" slights if you had heard lawyer jokes as I have for the past 47 years of practice.

    Actually, while most are pretty lame, some are pretty darn funny. :clap

    Bill, Esq. :augie
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  17. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    Group slights, nope no need to ever offend an entire group because if their identity, never, not even lawyers. Because it happen to you and your group of colleagues doesn't make it an acceptable practice, not as I see it. . Slights funny hmmmm, that's not what my mama taught me. yeh. I know sometimes I may forget that but it doesn't means it's the right thing for mature adults to do.

    Paul, former IT guy, IBM mid-level IT manager and outsourcing contract manager. :dunno
  18. alekkas

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    Guzzi talk please.
  19. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    Sure. But little V7 in what follows.

    Good eye.

    But, in fairness, I had just cleaned and waxed it, along with all sorts of other up-skirt tasks that one cannot do without can and shock out. :clap

    The sweet beast has c.80K and it'll get dirty again in short order with LD runs to the South'n Spine Raid (Tellico Plains)(https://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/SSR-Sep-2016/n-vNJcCf/), Mutton Run (w. Ky.)(https://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/Mutton-Running-May-2018/n-dHftGV), and Pipestem (W.V.)(https://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/Guzzis-at-Pipestem-2016/n-bHxTpk/), all scheduled for next month.

    As for my V7 (Stornello), I'll stare at it for a few minutes later today, but no riding, darn it. With all our recent rain, I foresee more Cub Cadet saddle time than on any Guzzi. :becca

    Oh, oh. I hear the grand-hellions stirring, which means heat up the griddle. :dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl:dukegirl

    Ciao.
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  20. scratchypants

    scratchypants Loathes the impolite

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    Your chapel is cleaner than my living room - I'm not joking.