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

  1. Daniel Dutra

    Daniel Dutra Just got it firing!

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    In a million years I never thought I would be a Guzzi Guy...In my 55 years of riding always thought they were odd, quirky, strange (and that was on a good day). But then I got an invite to ride in a rally (Ariel Club) in Lake Como with lunch at the Moto Guzzi factory! Being as I'll be renting a V7, thought I should expand my meager knowledge base and ride one locally. Looked on Craigslist and found a damn fine looking 015 V7 Sport with almost no miles...Time to check it out, right? Get to the bike and I'm impressed with the styling...Time for the test ride...Lets just say after an hour of cooking it through the local roads...She is now mine. Now I get why they are so loved and truly mechanical marvels..Good power, handling and ride. That's my story. ..Look forward to sharing with you all...Ciao, Dan in Redwood City

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  2. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Fun story, and well, that's how most of us started (outside of the Ariel ride on Lake Como!).
    Welcome to the GT Forum and Guzzi Famiglia. Be forewarned... they are addictive like no other. The small block V7's are fun for sure, just don't ride a big block.
    Love to get your VIN# and related for the first post of this thread. Post below.

    Hope you post often.
     
  3. Malen Anderson

    Malen Anderson Just got it firing!

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    Hello Guzzi Forum, Just wanted to put up some pictures of my new V7III Rough I got Just before Christmas. Haven't broken 100 miles and already made some minor mods. The picture with the Indian was taken on January 1 2019 in New England.


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  4. avlis

    avlis Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Looks awesome! Greetings from MA/NH.
    I really like those tail lights. Who makes them?
     
  5. Malen Anderson

    Malen Anderson Just got it firing!

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    I found it at Dime City Cycles.
     
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  6. itripped

    itripped Just got it firing!

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    Hi, I'm new to the forum but have been on my 2016 V7 Special for a few years now. Here she is in my favorite configuration:

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  7. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Congrats and welcome!
    Love to get your VIN# and related for the first post of this thread also. Post below or send direct email; todd at guzzitech.com
     
  8. itripped

    itripped Just got it firing!

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    Okay, VIN is ZGULWUB16GM200034, I am @itripped on instagram, I'm in Vancouver, BC and while I bought it new, I can't really recall the exact date of purchase.
     
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  9. Steve Burger

    Steve Burger Just got it firing!

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    Hi all. I've been thinking about pulling the trigger on a Guzzi for some time now. Other bikes I have/had include Kawi triples, FZR 400, Bultaco flattrack, EX500 road race bike, and lots of dirt bikes. But this is my first Itallian, and my first brand new bike:

    2017 VIII Racer
    VIN ZGULDUB04HM00137
    #396/1000
    Purchased yesterday! (2/8/19)

    I suspected this would be the bike for me at this stage in my riding life (I'm not 20 anymore, and I needed a bike that won't tempt me to keep riding like I'm 20 :) And the ride home confirmed it! Rides great, love the torque/sound/feel, power is about right to keep me riding mellow, and its beautiful to my eyes!

    Been reading the forum the last few weeks, and have already got some great ideas for upgrades. My plans:

    Ditch the big, heavy pipes. Looking at Todd's full system, but am torn between 2-2 or 2-1. Any opinions on which sounds/performs better? I'm leaning towards the 2-1, but I haven't found any pics of the right side of the bike to see how it looks without a pipe on that side If anybody has a pic, I'd love to see it.

    Revove Evap/air injection, etc

    New fuel filter

    ECU flash

    Fender eliminator kit

    Drop forks 10-20 mm (bike sits a little high in the front, and though I'm happy with how it rides, I wouldn't mind for the steering to be a touch quicker...

    I'm looking forward to talking to you all (especially Todd) to share ideas and our mutual love for these bikes. Also would love to meet/go on a ride with those who are in SoCal. Do folks still meet at the Rock Store or elsewhere every month or so?

    Thanks!!

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  10. avlis

    avlis Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I have similar modifications in mind and similar questions regarding the exhaust. I did drop the forks 12mm but haven't been able to ride yet.
     
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  11. Andrew Joy

    Andrew Joy Just got it firing!

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    2018 V7 III Milano

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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Thanks Steve, and welcome to the GT Forum & Guzzi Famiglia!
    We had been gathering momentum on the Rock Store Sunday, but the fires and rains put a huge road block up (literally and figuratively). Happy to meet anyone there, as weather and conditions allow.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Pic post for our friend Martin in Solvakia... welcome.

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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Congrats and welcome Andrew!
    Love to get your VIN# and info for the first post of this thread! Post often!
     
  15. Andrew Joy

    Andrew Joy Just got it firing!

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    D.O.P 9/15/18 from Hamlin Cycles, VIN ZGULDU017JM000022, living in New Haven, CT. Glad to have found this website. These forums are a gold mine of information, and I plan on buying quite a bit from your store
     
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  16. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Excellent. Say hi to Jim and crew from me next you chat. Happy to be of help direct email with any questions on any GT products. Post often!
     
  17. GerryP

    GerryP Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Andrew,

    Congrats on the bike, Where in New Haven are you? I'm out in Guilford.

    Gerry
     
  18. Andrew Joy

    Andrew Joy Just got it firing!

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    Just about Downtown. Wooster Square
     
  19. Wisconsin v7 Racer

    Wisconsin v7 Racer Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I have sold the bike to a lucky guy named Bill Mobley from Green bay Wisconsin. Enjoy it Bill and happy riding. Hopefully if he's not on this forum he will join. Thanks Todd and everyone for advice along the way. Cheers
     
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  20. GerryP

    GerryP Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Ahhh, pizza paradise!! Sweet.

    Also there is the Moto Guzzi National Owners Club. I've included the name and contact info of our local Rep.

    Just an FYI, starting in March the third Sunday of the month there is a Guzzi Breakfast at the Whistle Stop in Deep River.

    Steven Rossi…CT-RI MGNOC State Rep.
    (248) 470-5788 Cell, SLDMRossi@aol.com

    ******** just a sample of the breakfast dates.

    Sunday, 3/17: 3rd Sunday Breakfast: The Whistle Stop, Deep River, CT 8:00 AM - ?

    Sunday, 4/28: 3rd Sunday Breakfast: The Whistle Stop, Deep River, CT 8:00 AM - ?
    (rescheduled to 4th Sunday, due to Easter)

    Sunday, 5/19: 3rd Sunday Breakfast: The Whistle Stop, Deep River, CT 8:00 AM - ?

    So, how long have you been riding? Any other bikes in your stable, etc, etc.

    Gerry
     

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