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V7 Registry & Picture thread -- ADD YOUR BIKE

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GT-Rx®, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Barry Joyce

    Barry Joyce Just got it firing!

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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member

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    Beauty Barry. Can you post the VIN# and the rest of the info for the first post of this thread?
    Welcome to the GT Famiglia... and post often.
     
  3. Barry Joyce

    Barry Joyce Just got it firing!

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    Hi Todd,
    I’m in India at the moment and my bike is in London, so I will only be able to fill in the registry details when I return at the end of March. By the way, (as I’m sure some of the eagle-eyed amongst you would have spotted) the bike is a 2015 Stone ll with tank and side panels from a Classic, because I just loved the colour, but I didn’t much care for the chrome on the classic.
    I’m not sure if I like the silver rim tape or not. Loved it at first but now think it looks too poncy. Will probably remove it when I return.
    This is my first Goose after 12 Bee -ems and I wish I’d bought one earlier. Absolutely my favourite bike after 55 years of riding and many bikes. I will NEVER sell this little baby.
     
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    Barry Joyce Just got it firing!

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  5. Godfrey

    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I didn't go to rubbing compound, I buffed the tank several times today with polishing compound, over and over, and then waxed it. That's cleaned up the damage such that the tank is presentable again, but the paint is definitely damaged pretty deep and it should at least be repainted. I'll find out from the dealer tomorrow what the status on the warranty claim is.

    I like the looks of the tank more without the leather belt and with the polished pop-up fuel cap. It's a simpler style, just the shapes and colors. It might look nice with a center stripe decal, and a Moto Guzzi eagle badge decal up by the steering head too. :)
     
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    marquezdl Just got it firing!

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    what kind of exhaust system is that, I cant make out the text on the can...Mistral?
     
  7. Giuseppe

    Giuseppe Just got it firing!

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    Giuseppe Scaglione:
    V7 III Stone 2017. Fender cleaned up.. side bar mirrors... single seat . Debating if I need a small frontfairing...

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  8. Bruce Wharton

    Bruce Wharton Just got it firing!

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    VIN# ZGULDUB01HM000029 Bruce Wharton Asheville, NC DOP 12/18/2017 MG V7iii Racer.JPG
     
  9. Godfrey

    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Lovely, Bruce!

    BTW: Consider lining the back of that belt over the tank, it's fairly rough leather. Mine scuffed up the paint on the top of the tank pretty badly over the first few months of riding it.
     
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  10. Bruce Wharton

    Bruce Wharton Just got it firing!

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    Thanks, Godfrey, great tip! What did you you, and how did you affix it? Glue?
     
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    Congrats Bruce, and welcome to the GT Forum & Famiglia.
    Godfrey removed his strap. If you like it, I recommend putting a heavy strip of 3M matte clear body tape underneath (found on Amazon or eq). I’ve also cut out knee contact pad areas.
     
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    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Yes, I decided I liked the looks of the bike more without it and so have removed it. I've filed a warranty claim with the dealer, which I might push to have fulfilled by doing a custom paint job.

    What Todd suggests would work well.

    Or you can line the back of the belt with a soft, non-abrasive material:
    • Get some fine weave microfiber cloth or moleskin.
    • Use leather glue to fix it to the back of the belt.
    • Carefully trim it to the belt.
    Then reshape or reposition the hasp at the back of the belt (in front of the seat) where it engages the belt such that the belt is held down snugly and cannot move around easily.

    The problem is that this styling detail is totally non-functional (the tank is fully secured by two slide on mounts and the rear bolt), not finished well where it contacts the paint, and not fitted snugly. That means it can jiggle around as you ride and slowly abrade the paint. There's nothing wrong with it being a styling detail, if you like it, but it should be well-finished and fitted snugly.

    I just happen to like the looks of the tank more without it. :)

    G
     
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    dududuckling Tuned and Synch'ed GT Site Contributor!

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    Hi,

    I am Andrew - an Indonesian living in Santa Barbara, CA. I purchased a 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone on March 3rd, 2018. I am a new rider and it is my first bike.

    Mods to install next week: Agostini crash bar, OEM rear luggage rack, and Cyclops LED bulb. And in the future, I am hoping to get JWS headlamp, bar-end mirrors, brown saddle and tank belt, and maybe some Ohlin suspension... but what do I know? :lipssealed:

    Let me know if anyone is in the area. Cheers.

    VIN: ZGULDU004HM000223
     

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  14. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Very nice Andrew. Enjoy, and Happy Birthday from a fellow Match 3rd guy. :)
     
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    Welcome here Andrew, congrats! Looks great.

    He also visited RideMalibu this weekend for a little seat time for his new bike arrival... thanks for that as well!

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    dududuckling Tuned and Synch'ed GT Site Contributor!

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    Thank you!
     
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    Welcome, Andrew. Congratulations on the beautiful bike. If you haven't yet, please take a rider's class. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation classes are very good and offered all over the country. And, practice your braking and quick turning to avoid obstructions! Usually we says "shiny side up," but in your case I'll say "flat orange-yellow side up." Ride safely, and have fun!
     
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    dududuckling Tuned and Synch'ed GT Site Contributor!

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    Thanks Bruce! Yes, I've done the MSF back in November and refresher course last Sunday. I believe the only thing to do now is to log in those miles and keep practicing. Santa Barbara is mostly local traffic, so I got to get on the 101 and 154 on a Saturday morning for highway practice.
     
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    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I seem to recall the generic way of saying that is "Paint up, rubber down." :D

    Good luck with your new motorcycle, Andrew! Take your time and practice, practice, practice! :)
     
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    Oadslug Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Nice work. Very clean, simple, beautiful. May I ask where you got the taillight assembly? I've been looking everywhere for something like this.
     
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