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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. Blue on Black

    Blue on Black Just got it firing!

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    One month and 400 miles later. Added some GIVI crash bars, drilled out the fake holes in the injector covers, added some moulding to the pinchweld around the gas tank (it looked unfinished to me), polished the valve cover bolts and added some stainless ones to the plug covers. Vagrant is sending me a passenger grab rail. Will likely pop a center stand on after that. Not a single problem with the bike except the left mirror vibrating loose, and I adjusted the shift lever higher. First couple hundred miles felt slow and clunky, but it's really smoothing out and shifting nicely now. The power band is great and I can feel it increasing with every ride. VERY HAPPY WITH MY GUZZI!!!!

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  2. mjanecka

    mjanecka Just got it firing! GT Famiglia

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    Newb Alert!

    I’ve been riding for only about two and a half years now, but my love affair with Guzzis started well before that.

    A little bit of backstory … I live just a few blocks away from Moto International in Seattle. For years I drove by, to and from work, and spotted their V7s sitting out on the sidewalk. I didn’t ride at the time, but I think it was seeing those beautiful bikes every day for years that finally pushed me to getting my license.

    So I took the test and got my license in October 2015. I was prepared to buy a V7 at the time, until a neighbor offered to sell me his 20 year old Yamaha XJ600 for real cheap. While the temptation of the V7 was strong, my better judgement ruled out and I bought the XJ to learn on. It was a great learner bike! I laid it down once, two weeks after starting to ride, in a slow speed low-side on slick streets on a real cold morning in November 2015. Glad I didn’t lay down a new V7!

    I rode and learned on the XJ for six months, until I was ready for a new bike. Lo and behold my first “new” bike purchase wasn’t the V7. It was a 2015 Yamaha FJ-09, dealer demo, low miles, full warranty, purchased in January 2017. I think my rational side wanted a bike with all the bells, whistles, power and UJM reliability ... that also wouldn’t break my bank. So, I consider the FJ my “head” purchase. It’s a great bike and I’m glad it’s in my stable for those long trips and wet weather daily commuting.

    But my heart still really wanted the V7. So on the second day of 2018, I walked down to Moto International and wrote a check for my "heart" purchase. It is an absolute joy to ride.

    Black 2017 V7III
    D.O.P: 1/2/2018
    VIN: ZGULDU007HM000006

    The Mod Plan Money Pit™...

    What's Done:
    • Satin aluminum number plate
    • Knee tank protectors
    • Satin mudguards
    Coming Up:
    • small luggage rack
    • MG tail light hanger
    • GTM V7III Tail Tidy Kit
    • new mirrors
    • New exhaust. (between GT-RX or Agostinis)
    • GT's re-flash doohickey =D
    • New tires! (Sport Demons inspire no confidence!)
    • replacing all the plastic pieces
    • and so on
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  3. GerryP

    GerryP Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Sweet looking ride. I just made the same brake mods to my Stone.
     
  4. GerryP

    GerryP Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    My V7 II Racer VIN # ZGULW3004GM200697 DOP 02/11/17
    It was a year old and had 236 miles on it when I bought it, did about 2,000 miles last year, hope to add many more in 2018
    I've fitted a tail tidy, Mistral long silencers, MUPO cartridge emulators in the forks, Brembo RCS master cylinder, four pot Brembo caliper, a Dart screen, and Oberon bar end mirrors.


    Neville,

    A real sweet looking V7. I just had the same brake mods done to my Stone.

    Enjoy.

    Gerry
     
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  5. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member

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    Well congrats and welcome to the GT and Guzzi Famiglia! Did you get to meet Dave Richardson and that era crew at all then?
     
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  6. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member

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    Congrats Gerry, thanks for posting! Hope you do as well.
     
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  7. GuzziTex

    GuzziTex Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Here is my 2017 V7 III Racer, No. 73, that I have had for less than a week. I'm looking forward to the forum.


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  8. mjanecka

    mjanecka Just got it firing! GT Famiglia

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    I did meet Dave before he retired. When my wife was learning to ride, I bought her a used Suzuki TU-250 from him. I also popped in to his shop just to ogle the Guzzis. :D
     
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  9. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member

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    Congrats and welcome. Love to get your VIN# and the rest of the info for the first post of this thread. TIA.
     
  10. Zdenek

    Zdenek Just got it firing!

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    Hello all,
    I introduce my V7 Classic 2010.
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    Previous owner modified color scheme with tape - I'm going to remove it and restore original red lines.
    It is my first Guzzi, so I'm looking forward to enjoy riding.
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  11. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Beautiful.
     
  12. Roy Cheung

    Roy Cheung Just got it firing!

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    Many thanks Todd again!
    Hope all of you have a nice ride with yours’ lovely MG
     
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  13. Steve1087

    Steve1087 Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Hi there, first post here. Here is my new to me 2015 V7 11. Bought it last week and it had 3700 miles on it. I've been riding on and off since I was 17 (now 60) and always admired Guzzi's but this is my first purchase. Really nice bike.
    Forgot the Vin ZGULW2006FM201262
    And D O P 9th April 2018
     

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  14. Godfrey

    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Welcome Steve! Lovely bike, I like the black and red theme.
    Enjoy it! :)
     
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  15. Maj Steve Trevor

    Maj Steve Trevor Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Sold my Anniversario (listed above back in November or so), and bought a 2015 V7 Racer. Still-new and full warranty, from Eurosports in Coopersburg PA. Had a three hour drive from Eastern PA to Wash DC, and while that was a long time to be on a racer, the first hour on PA country roads was a blast. Hit one 10-mile stretch that had been recently paved, nice little hills and curves, no traffic, and very few stop signs -- felt like I was at the Isle of Man or something! That's the way to break in a racer...

    Vin# ZGULWUA24FM200347

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  16. pmdmn

    pmdmn Just got it firing!

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    Minnesota weather finally permitted riding in other than blizzard conditions today. Picked up my new 2017 V7 III Stone at Caswell Cycle in Mora, MN this morning and had a pleasant 90 mile ride back home. Dealer experience was great. I liked the fact they cut out the Guzzi logo from the shipping crate and offered it to me in the event I wanted some garage art. Sold my 2006 Honda 599 this afternoon to a nice Craigslist purchaser and thus maintain a certain equilibrium in the garage. Initial impressions of the bike are very positive - it doesn't have the brakes of the 599, the transmission isn't as nicely positive as the 599, the fit and finish isn't as good as the 599, but I still think I'll enjoy it more. Go figure.
     

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  17. SaulGuzzi

    SaulGuzzi Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi Shakeel, Im actually looking for the exact bike. I have been shopping around and was wondering what a general OTD price may look like? Im located in southern california and hoping to find a good deal (no more than $1600 over list prices). If you could share your purchase experience i'd really appreciate it.
     
  18. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Hi Shakeel;
    Beautiful bike. I would be interested in your story about the initial service check.
    Maya
     
  19. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member

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    Congrats and welcome to the GT & Guzzi Famiglia.
    Love to get your VIN# for the first post of this thread. Post often!
     
  20. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Well it finally happened.
    Silky followed me home.

    Anniversario # 494. ZGULDUA1XHM000153
    The weather was great and we enjoyed a fantastic romp from Victoria to home in Comox.
    I am smitten, head over heels in love.

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