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V7 Registry & Picture thread -- ADD YOUR BIKE

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GT-Rx®, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Mike Collins

    Mike Collins Just got it firing!

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    Very nice! I have a set of Mistrals I'm not using, pm me if interested.
     
  2. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Congrats and welcome to the GT Forum and Guzzi Famiglia... appreciate the post. Sure you're going to love the bike. Guzzi's best and most refined V7 to date. Next up is let some of the glorious sound out and feed it some fuel... products all found on the Store tab above. It, and you, will be MUCH happier. Post often. p.s. Date of purchase?
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Congrats. Can you post the VIN# and related info for the first post of this thread?
     
  4. greenhood

    greenhood Just got it firing!

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    Thanks, Todd! The store here is like candyland - too easy to be a glutton. I’m looking forward to putting your crashbars on and hope to slowly work my way through upgrades. Purchase date was 11/21/17.
     
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  5. f4b

    f4b Just got it firing!

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    Hello,
    I am italian and I moved in Los Angeles 3 years ago.
    I own a 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 since one week!
    D.O.P. 10/01/2018 Venice, CA
    VIN ZGULWU006DM112414

    Ciao!
    f4b

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  6. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Ciao and welcome to the GT Famiglia!
    Look forward to having you on our next small block ride.
    Post often.
     
  7. Bill16STN

    Bill16STN Just got it firing!

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    Here's mine, looking forward to the summer!

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  8. usedtobefast

    usedtobefast Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Just bought a 2017 V7 III Racer
    D.O.P. 1/27/2018
    VIN ZGULDUB0XHM000045

    First local ride:
    Racer 1.jpg Racer 2.jpg



    First Italian Cafe stop :)

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  9. Godfrey

    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Bellissimo!
     
  10. Bill Nesius

    Bill Nesius Just got it firing!

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  11. usedtobefast

    usedtobefast Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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  12. Maj Steve Trevor

    Maj Steve Trevor Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Yes, and interesting mystery for sure. I have to say, I think it looks really really cool! As long as there is no rusting problem (which I have no idea about) I would consider the tank a bonus! A nice bike in any case...
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I’d be curious as to what color it is underneath. See if you can tell.
     
  14. usedtobefast

    usedtobefast Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    My bet is the tank is the stock Satin Silver ... and the finish got messed up at some point at the dealership ... and they decided to polish it to the silver finish. I'm not sure why the dealership wouldn't just fess up to this ... they kept insisting they opened the crate (from MG) and there it was with a shiny tank. And no MG emblems/badges on the tank.

    I have not pulled off the tank to look underneath ... but from pulling off the seat and looking at it, it is polished all the way down as far as you can see.

    Così è la vita!
     
  15. Maj Steve Trevor

    Maj Steve Trevor Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I think whoever suggested on the other thread that your bike somehow got parts from the "Dapper kit" got it right... But again, whatever the explanation, it's a cool set up!
     
  16. Godfrey

    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    David,

    I pulled the tank belt off yesterday and was appalled to see how much the rough-ish leather has marked/scratched the tank's finish already. The leather belt is unfinished underneath. I think Todd mentioned a product he uses to protect the tank ... At the very least, I'd buy some cheap microfiber cloth, cut it to fit the leather, and cement it in place to the back of the belt to prevent scratching that nice shiny tank. Guzzi should have finished the back of the belt better than they did... sigh.

    (I actually kinda like the way Racer looks without it, so I'm going to try to use rubbing compound to get the paint damage out. If that doesn't work, I'll see if I can get the tank replaced or repainted under warranty.)

    I've posted a pic of my bike on this thread before, but I just made two new photos the other day that I like a lot. See minor cosmetic mods ... V7III Racer and minor cosmetic mods ... V7III Racer for the latest.
     
  17. usedtobefast

    usedtobefast Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Luckily I looked at that around mile 15. So I pulled it off and it is in my Moto Guzzi box in the garage along with the rear seat number plate. :)

    I really like the look of the leather strap on the tank but it doesn't really fit tight ... looks like it would bounce and move around ... get dust/bugs/grit between the belt and tank ... so no strap for me. :(
     
  18. Godfrey

    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Good, I'm glad. It really made a mess on the top of my tank.

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    It might buff out with some polishing compound and wax.

    The strap could be re-engineered to work better and not damage the tank. It needs a little mechanism at the back to allow you to cinch it down properly, and a lining on the bottom so that it will not scratch the tank. Both are doable things, if you're inclined that way.

    I have slightly different plans... :)
     
  19. Maj Steve Trevor

    Maj Steve Trevor Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Bloody 'ell!
     
  20. Godfrey

    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Yes, it really did an ugly number on the tank... :(

    The good news: I stopped by the dealer today and showed them the photo. They took a copy of it and opened a warranty ticket. I mentioned that I would not be averse to doing a custom paint job in lieu of getting a new stock tank. "Oh, that sounds fun. Let's see what we can do on that for you..." So it looks like the funky damage will be taken care of and maybe my 'other druthers' on cosmetic modifications will be completed at a lower cost. :D

    G

    Always do your best to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse. You might not succeed, but at least the sow will have the satisfaction of trying to participate in something for you.
     

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