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Offline Tazturtle

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My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« on: November 02, 2012, 03:40:07 AM »
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
Bar end mirrors
Moto Guzzi V7 Racer dual seat
Mistral Cafe upswept mufflers
V7R flyscreen
Moto Guzzi rack and bag

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.

Cheers

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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 07:19:37 AM »
Nice! Lucky guy to have a wife like that. Now show us your complementary ride!
 :PICS!:
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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 07:52:28 AM »
Nice bike!!
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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 08:18:40 AM »
Very nice, has she let you have a go yet or have you been told hands off.

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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 08:27:23 AM »
Lucky guy to have a wife like that with a bike like this ;-T

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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 08:59:09 AM »
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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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012, 10:24:33 AM »
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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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012, 11:28:21 AM »
Nice! Lucky guy to have a wife like that. Now show us your complementary ride!
 :PICS!:

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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.   ;D
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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012, 02:07:14 PM »
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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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 02:51:19 PM »
Okey doke...thanks anyway.  ;-T
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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 04:47:54 PM »
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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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 06:10:02 PM »
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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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2012, 03:53:45 PM »
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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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2012, 10:08:57 PM »
great looking bikes....you're a lucky man  ;-T

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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2012, 02:27:25 AM »
This thread is Guzzi porn - so nice! ;-T
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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2012, 07:32:41 AM »
This thread is Guzzi porn - so nice! ;-T
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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2012, 09:42:05 PM »
Very nice.  Love the clip-ons and the seat.

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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2012, 12:00:55 PM »
This thread is Guzzi porn - so nice! ;-T

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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2012, 03:07:57 PM »
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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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2012, 05:08:54 PM »
It must be difficult to decide which one to ride! :o
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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2012, 07:46:39 PM »
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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2012, 02:00:15 PM »
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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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2012, 02:59:10 PM »
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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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2012, 01:20:41 PM »
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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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2012, 02:08:22 PM »
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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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2012, 05:11:14 AM »
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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Re: My wife's custom V7 Classic - pics
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2012, 02:20:31 PM »
Nice one Chris  ;-T
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