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« on: November 02, 2012, 04:40:07 AM »
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Few pics of Julie's V7 Classic. All the changes have been her idea - and she still has plans for more...

So far she has:

Paolo Tarozzi high race clipons
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Moto Guzzi V7 Racer dual seat
Mistral Cafe upswept mufflers
V7R flyscreen
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It's a nice sporty thing to ride now. Still in the plans are a Stucchi Luigi fairing, Sport Demon tyres, upgraded shocks and maybe even some Stone alloy wheels.

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 08:19:37 AM »
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Nice! Lucky guy to have a wife like that. Now show us your complementary ride!
 
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 08:52:28 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 09:18:40 AM »
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Very nice, has she let you have a go yet or have you been told hands off.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 09:27:23 AM »
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Lucky guy to have a wife like that with a bike like this

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 09:59:09 AM »
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Out of curiousity, did she put the clip-ons on before or after the flyscreen. If after, how well did flyscreen work with the stock bars?
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012, 11:24:33 AM »
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No rearsets?  I'd think one might feel a little folded without them.

Very nice bike, she's really made it her own.  Having ridden both the Classic and the newer V7, I still think there's nothing not to like about the Classic.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012, 12:28:21 PM »
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Nice! Lucky guy to have a wife like that. Now show us your complementary ride!
 

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Tell us about that seat.

No rearsets?  I'd think one might feel a little folded without them.

Very nice bike, she's really made it her own.  Having ridden both the Classic and the newer V7, I still think there's nothing not to like about the Classic.

Yeah, but the new V7 is all that and more.    Yes, nothing not to like about the Classic, but the new model has even more to like.   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012, 03:07:14 PM »
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Cheers guys.

Yes, I'm defintely a lucky guy. We've been married 23 years and had 4 kids. Our youngest is 10 now, so we are starting to get our motorcycling freedom together back (and loving it). We find every opportunity nowadays to hit the roads together.

As to the V7 - the seat is the factory dual seat for the Racer. More comfortable than the stock Classic seat. The top is a waterproof material rather than suede - bit like those wind and waterproof jackets.

The clipons were added first Kev, so sorry, can't comment on the fit with standard bars.

We do swap bikes from time to time. It's a nice thing and feels more lively with the Mistrals.

I'm 6' and definitely prefer rearsets. Jules is 5' 7" and is happy with the standard pegs.

Pic of Julie and a couple of my bike below:













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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 03:51:19 PM »
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Okey doke...thanks anyway. 
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 05:47:54 PM »
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Taz, just noticed you've got one V7 with Mistrals and one with Arrows.  I'd be interested in your thoughts on how they compare.
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 07:10:02 PM »
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Hey Adan,

Both are de-baffled (the Mistral baffles are replaceable if desired).

The Arrows sound a little deeper and just a little quieter. I really like the Mistrals too though. Beautiful workmanship on both. 

I bought the Arrows as part of the deal (got 'em cheap!) when I bought the Racer. They are nicely marked with Moto Guzzi branding too. Nice to have the factory accessory pipes.

If I was weighing up adding pipes later though, given the much higher asking price of the Arrows, I'd buy the Mistrals instead.
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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2012, 04:53:45 PM »
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We headed out for a 3 hour run yesterday (saturday) arvo on some winding back country B and C roads. Classic ran like a charm! Stopped in at our favourite little boutique brewery to grab a beer to relax with last night.

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great looking bikes....you're a lucky man 
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This thread is Guzzi porn - so nice!
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This thread is Guzzi porn - so nice!


Both bikes are so extremely attractive!  Thanks for posting pics of your wonderful small blocks! 

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« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2012, 10:42:05 PM »
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Very nice.  Love the clip-ons and the seat.
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This thread is Guzzi porn - so nice!

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« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2012, 04:07:57 PM »
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Hey thanks guys.

I've had lots of faster bikes before, but never owned ones that we've enjoyed riding so very much.

Cheers

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It must be difficult to decide which one to ride! Shocked
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you might like this (watch video):

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I have pretty much the same concept in mind for my wife's Stone that should be arriving in the next two weeks.  Do you think the clip-ons would have to lowered to accomodate a Stucchi-Luigi sport fairing?
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Yes definitely - We set up the Tarozzi bars to replicate as closely as possible the standard MG clipons. They feel the same. Tarozzis high race clipons like Julie's cost around $200. The quote I had for the MG factory bars was nearly $700!

Stone sounds great - Post pics when you have them.

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So the High-rise Tarozzi clip-ons could be mounted in their highest position (right up against the upper triple clamp) without interfering with the fairing?
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We didn't try the Stucchi fairing on Julies bike - they are quite a bit of work to fit - so I cant say for sure. They certainly look like they will fit easily. We do plan to purchase and fit one.

The high race bars at their highest setting, hard up against the top triple clamp, have a 70mm rise. The factory MG clipons are goosenecks and also have a 70mm rise.

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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2012, 06:11:14 AM »
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Hi Kurt.
Trish and I are 2nd time around. We both ride and it is great. This pic was taken at the spag rally 2010
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