That, my friend, is an iconic machine. I moved your post here to the big block Tonti section, as that is revered to be one of the holy grail models, and certainly one that Guzzi aspires to making everyone think is the predecessor of the new small block V7 (it is not). It's painful to see in that weathered condition, but hopefully you can get ahold of it soon and show it some love! Maybe find a new home for that fairing... but that's (maybe) just me. Hope to see you posting often. Welcome, and appreciate the post and photos(!)... If you could add the VIN# and related for the first post of this thread, you'll be the first for the V7 Sport!am trying to become the second owner of this 1972 V7 Sport.
It's painful to see in that weathered condition, but hopefully you can get ahold of it soon and show it some love! Maybe find a new home for that fairing... but that's (maybe) just me. Hope to see you posting often.
Well, hopefully you can get it sooner than later. Unmolested and original V7 Sports are getting rarer and rarer. My friend's Gordon and Rick at MGCycle.com will be of a big help to you for parts, including the headlight and related. Hope to see your progress posted here on the resto!Ive been trying to get him to sell it to me for a long time. I wouldnt have to do a ground up restoration if I had got it 10 years ago. But as you can see. its been sitting for a while now. I plan to return it to its former glory. I didnt realize that the V7 Sport was a rare beast.
Well, hopefully you can get it sooner than later. Unmolested and original V7 Sports are getting rarer and rarer. My friend's Gordon and Rick at MGCycle.com will be of a big help to you for parts, including the headlight and related. Hope to see your progress posted here on the resto!
Well, it’s been a very long time coming, but I’ve finally got my hands on a Power Commander. I fitted it a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve not tuned it yet (on our new dyno!)Congrats! Welcome to the GT Forum, and thanks for posting.
The '00-02 California Series will remain one of my all time favorites... and a sport-ified one even more as I've done to mine too. Curious as to what you've done to sort the fueling with those mods? Any dyno graphs to share?
What dyno did you get? Open air or sealed room? Definitely power varies dyno to dyno. I have thousands of hours on Dynojet's 150-250i.It’s picked up an entire 3 horsepower (to 67) and no torque (62 Ft/Lbs).
Honestly, I’m shocked at the result and really questioning my ability to gauge power of a bike. It honestly felt like a 75Hp bike with a few horsepower to be gained with a tune. I thought that 80Hp was within reach before I ran it on the dyno.
Saying that the weather may have been different, or it’s a different dyno is really grasping at straws.
So at this moment, I’m rather deflated and have put tuning it on hold. I can’t see the benefit of a couple of hours of dyno time for a 70-odd horsepower result…
All, like in the other sections and just for fun. A Registry of California 1100's listed below. Post all of your info in this thread, as formatted below, and I'll update the list as we go.
VIN#ZGUKDH0056M111184 - @Hane - City, State? - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDU0047M111574 - Mike Stewart- Central Point, OR - D.O.P. - 3.13
VIN#ZGUKDU0029M112273 - SALVAGE - Ionia, MI - 8.19
VIN#ZGUKDU0049M112274 - @scottmastrocinque - Findlay, OH - D.O.P. 8.30.19 @ Engle Motors - Kansas City, MO - O.O.?
VIN#ZGUKDD0089M112388 - Gerald Dunleavy - L.A., CA
VIN#ZGUKDD0083M133426 - Dave Rowe - Nanaimo, BC - D.O.P. - 12.24.14
'99+ Cal Variants:
VIN#ZGUKDBKD7YM151153 - @kidsmoke - Indianapolis, IN - D.O.P. 8-16-14 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDBKD8YM150657 - Paul Barbato - Syracuse, NY - D.O.P. ?
VIN#ZGUKDBKD6YM150849 - GT-Rx® - Malibu, CA - D.O.P. 9.99 @North River Motors, Salem, MA
VIN#ZGUKDB3KDXM151192 - Stefan @Warulf - Stockholm, Sweden - D.O.P. ?.19 - O.O. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDBKD4YM151384 - Jack Price - Bastrop, Texas - D.O.P. 5.07
VIN#ZGUKDBKD1YM151410 - @SoCal Kevin - Kevin Onarecker - Murrieta, CA - D.O.P. 2.20 - O.O. ? - Oakland, CA - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDBKD9YM151641 - GT-Rx® - Malibu, CA - D.O.P. 10.12.12 (V7-11 V1.0)
VIN#ZGUKDBKD11M152224 - Salvage - Fredericksburg, VA - 8.19 - O.O. ?
VIN#ZGUKDBKD81M152933 - @Nordicnorm - Vancouver Island, BC - D.O.P. ?.07
VIN#ZGUKDBKD92M154806 - GT-Rx® - Malibu, CA - D.O.P. 06.12 (GTM-01)
VIN#ZGUKDD00X3M112125 - Salvage - Indianapolis, IN - 8.18
VIN#ZGUKDD00X4M112417 - SALVAGE / THEFT RECOVERY - Houston, TX - 12.20
VIN#ZGUKDBKD9WM112478 - Marty Hallberg @jetmechmarty - Dahlonega, GA - RTS 1.16 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDBKD0WM113003 - SALVAGE - San Diego, CA - 7.19
VIN#ZGUKDBKD0WM113020 - @Jim Filice - CA - D.O.P. 1.13.18 - O.O.? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDB2KDWM113832 - @howlindawg - D.O.P. ?.2000 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDBKD2WM113875 - Craig Fritts - Madison, AL - D.O.P. 4.19.14
VIN#ZGUKDBKDXWM113896 - @Bill Hagan - City, VA - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDBKD01M115830 - SALVAGE - Colorado Springs, CO - 8.19
VIN#ZGUKDD0063M111649 - Parted
VIN#ZGUKDBKD62M117809 - @Tex0492 - City?, W.V. - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDBKDAWM130825 - @Richard Bentley - High Country, Victoria, AUS - D.O.P. 3.17 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDB???1M131983 - Mick Corby @Helmetbolt - Co Durham, England - D.O.P. 4.9.01 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDD0173M111118 - @PaulH - Winter Haven, FL - D.O.P. 1.30.21 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDD0163M111143 - SALVAGE - St. Louis, MO - 5.19
VIN#ZGUKDD0183M111256 - George Gutenberg - Palm Desert, CA D.O.P - 6.14
VIN#ZGUKDD0163M111319 - SALVAGE - Vallejo, CA - 1.20
VIN#ZGUKDD0144M111370 - @Yellowheader - Edmonton, CAN - D.O.P. 07.24.16 - Pics HERE
VIN#ZGUKDC4203M111755 - @William Horne - Tauranga, New Zealand - D.O.P. 2018 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDC4203M111764 - @geoffrey - City?, U.K. - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDBKD02M154239 - SALVAGE - Fremont, CA - 12.20
VIN#ZGUKDBKD92M154806 - GT-Rx® - Malibu, CA - D.O.P. 11.13 (V7-11 V2.0)
VIN#ZGUKDBKD31M152984 - Jeff Celentano - Summerville, SC - D.O.P. ?
VIN#ZGUKDC4KD1M155044 - @Gwilliam - Guildford, England - D.O.P. ?
VIN#ZGUKDC4KD1M185106 - Conan Maguire @Conanidol - Geelong Vic. Townsville AUS - D.O.P. ?.06 - Pics HERE
VIN#ZGUKKDD0063M133473 - @XKC2019 - City?, VT - D.O.P. 9.1.20 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKD8KDX2M133785 - SALVAGE - Ellwood City, PA - 04.20
VIN#ZGUKDBKD12M133822 - New Owner? - S.O.: Lee Turner - Simi Valley, CA - DOP 1.29.13 - O.O. ?
VIN#ZGUKDD0043M133519 - Bob Carter @Nukebob - Phoenix, AZ - D.O.P. 2.3.16 - O.O. Todd Brodkorb - Phoenix, AZ - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDD0063M133523 - @Hydrolastic - Kent, WA - D.O.P. 5.20 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUKDD00X4M133669 - SALVAGE - Salem, NH - 12.20
VIN#ZGUKDAKD1TM100203 - Curt Edwards @Vintagehoarder - LaGrange, KY - D.O.P. 7.16 @Cadre Cycle Cincinnati
VIN#ZGUKDAKD3VM100402 - @jmac851 - City, State? - '96 Cal 1100 - D.O.P. 7.1.2012
VIN#ZGUKDAKD0TM100256 - SALVAGE - East Point, GA - 1.20
VIN#VW11714 - @Marcus V1000 - Auckland, NZ - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUVWBVT8LM30043 - @farmboy460 - City?, Canada - D.O.P. ?
VIN#VE11111 - Alfred Wilson @motofreddy - San Diego, CA - D.O.P. ? - Pic in this thread
VIN#ZGUVVBVV3KM100514 - SALVAGE - Washington, D.C. - Owner?
VIN#ZGUVVBVV8MM100558 - D King @D'sLemansV - City?, PA - D.O.P. ? - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUVVAVV2FM100052 - Andreas Boehme @MedicAndy - Willow Spring, NC - D.O.P. 04.16 - Pic HERE
VIN#ZGUFAVF3EM100324 - Pat Williams @fireflyr - Keene, CA - D.O.P. 2016 - Pic HERE
VIN#13233 - @blakbird - Alpharetta, GA - O.D.O.P. 1.14.80 @Hyde Motorcycles Horsham W.Sussex UK -> D.O.P 8.1.85
VIN#103366 - Pat Williams @fireflyr - Keene, CA - D.O.P. 2016 - Pic HERE
The last thing I was waiting on yesterday was the re-covered seat. I liked the workmanship of the tech who worked on this seat, but the seats red color doesn't match up with the bikes red.... I waited six week for this seat, and I supplied the seat company one of this bikes side panels in order to get a correct color match...... I now need to take this seat back to the shop and hope that they can do a better job matching the color.
I have a black Sargent seat, which came with this bike, and it is really comfortable, but I think that it looks too beefy mounted on this bike. I almost wonder if I should have the wrong-colored red seat covering done in black, which would take care of the Sargent seat's big beefy look.