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Is that the new "Touring" windscreen from Guzzi for the V7 line?
Your V7 Stone looks really amazing with the panniers on! I am so close to buying a v7 stone at this coming motorcycle show in Toronto Canada! If you get a chance, could you post a pic without the panniers...I would like to see what it looks like with the HB Frame. So rush and thanks in advance...happy riding (that is if you are in a climate to ride at this time of the year...I am all packed away for the season! :(
I'm going to powdercoat the racks black for mine. It helps with durability (as the cheap finish on the chrome HB's is known to pit/corrode), but it also helps downplay them visually. Betcha that would really work well on a black Stone.
Kevin I owned a large powder coating facility for years in S. Florida and even though powder coating is a great system with lots of applications, there are some caveats. When you speak of PC chrome the best bet is to completely strip the chrome. Let me quote from one of my colleagues: "Chroming; like powder-coating, is adding material to a substrate (the aluminum, steel, etc underneath). If the chrome is chipped then chances are that the initial preparation of the steel and/or aluminum was not prepared properly to begin with and anything you put over the chrome will come off in time, but not as quickly as the chrome itself. Adding a powder coat (or paint) over chrome will only slow the rate of loss since the powder is bonded to the chrome (more on that later). If the chrome comes loose, anything bonded to the top of it will fall off by default (excepting tension bonding on the edges of the chrome "flake").So, there we go. In short, if the chrome is flaking off then adding a powder coat or paint will simply slow down the process if you do not remove the loose chrome"
I appreciate the info and guess I should explain further.I did this already, with the HB racks from my Jackal and the results were SPECTACULAR.Lasted perfectly for many years.With the new Stone racks I plan on having this powdercoating done right away over top of the pristine/unblemished finishes that are there now.The HB chrome racks (at least those for the V7) may have a tendency to corrode over time (I think mostly at the weld spots), but I don't think they come that way.If they are anything like the HB racks for the Jackal I THINK (tell me if I'm wrong) sealing the chrome while still pristine should work fine.
K- yes you are correct in that if the chrome is in good shape you should be fine with top coating with a PC. Any coating, whether paint or powder coat is only as good as the substrate to which it is applied.
Anytime I ever had an item powder coated (aluminum, steel, chrome) the powder coat shop always sand blasted the item. The results were always excellent and always better than I expected. They always used a high temp tape to protect any part of the piece that shouldn't get coated to.This was many years ago and the shop was in Santa Ana, CA. Would it be better to strip the original and suspect chrome in this case? Even though the part is new. Thank You,Mark
The windscreen is the same Guzzi item that has been available for the Breva and Classic for years.
How sure of that are we? In all the pictures I've seen it appears a bit taller, and it has a different part number than the screen in a Breva 750 accessory catalog.
Thanks for the pics without the panniers...bike looks amazing with or without! I am glad to hear that the really do not get in the way of your day to day riding! Happy riding and have a great holiday! I will post some pics of my bike this spring...v7 stone here I come!
So I noticed today while ordering the HB racks that the photo shown on the HB website has the rear crossbar mounted in the lower position.Does this only work on EU license plate setups?
We are very sure. Part 887772 for each.http://www.motoguzzi.com.au/acc_887772breva.htmlhttp://www.motoguzzi.com.au/acc_887772v7cafe.htmlhttp://www.motoguzzi-us.com/motorcycles/v7-stone/accessories.htmlI look forward to the photos. Enjoy the anticipation.The rear crossbar can be assembled high or low to suit your needs
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