Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Olzone on April 25, 2021, 12:39:47 AM

Title: Totally transformed V7II
Post by: Olzone on April 25, 2021, 12:39:47 AM
Hallo

I am new here and very new to Moto Guzzi. I bougt my V7II Special late last year and had just a few runs with it before the winter season.

To be honest was I not that impressed. The cold start issues, strange understeer and overall jerkiness was...well just what I expected. But it in the same time beautiful and likable.

I decided to tackle all the issues and The perfect time for this in Sweden are the winter.

I'll started with new shocks from K-tech and a cartridge kit from Matris. I also contacted Mark at griso.org and got a Beetle map. I also pushed up the fork legs 8mm and bougt new Michelin Classic tyres. This along with several visual upgrades like fork bellows, lower bar, sport hump seat, cutted fender, new tail light and blinkers.

This transformed the V7 completley. The steering are after some adjustments Pin sharp and  turns almost like a MotoGP bike. The fuelling issues are gone and The bike are now just as fun to ride as it s beautiful.
I can strongly recomend all these upgrades.. fantastic.
(https://i.ibb.co/BzTc2Z6/20210416-173610.jpg) (https://ibb.co/BzTc2Z6)
Title: Re: Totally transformed V7II
Post by: Dimitri_Harkov on April 25, 2021, 02:11:07 AM
Hello & Welcome!

It indeed looks great!

I'm looking forward to replicate that fuel tank graphic on my v7 III.

Cheers,
D.
Title: Re: Totally transformed V7II
Post by: john fish on April 25, 2021, 08:10:31 AM
Welcome.  Good looking bike and sounds like you did a great job fettling.
Title: Re: Totally transformed V7II
Post by: Zoom Zoom on April 25, 2021, 08:36:09 AM
Congratulations. Your bike looks fantastic!

The V7 line benefits greatly from a suspension upgrade. I did the same rear shocks on my III. (I did the K-Tech on the front as well.)

Yes, a beetle map is another one of best things you can do for your Guzzi.

John Henry
Title: Re: Totally transformed V7II
Post by: Dave Swanson on April 25, 2021, 08:40:09 AM
That is a great list of upgrades!    A map from Beetle, and Progressive rear shocks were both worthy upgrades on my V7.  I imagine those K-techs are even better. 

(https://i.postimg.cc/90Ywh9zj/IMG-6756.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fSkR7JxH)
Title: Re: Totally transformed V7II
Post by: DesertPilot on April 25, 2021, 09:27:50 AM
That's a beautiful bike!  What was the cartridge kit install like?  Piece of cake, Nightmarish Celebration Of Special Tools, or somewhere in between?
Title: Re: Totally transformed V7II
Post by: moto-uno on April 25, 2021, 07:22:34 PM
  Those long winters are good to Guzzi's  :thumb: , nice job . Peter
Title: Re: Totally transformed V7II
Post by: della moto on April 26, 2021, 01:13:33 AM
Wow... Hats off to you. That looks great.
Title: Re: Totally transformed V7II
Post by: lucky phil on April 26, 2021, 04:07:16 AM
Hallo

I am new here and very new to Moto Guzzi. I bougt my V7II Special late last year and had just a few runs with it before the winter season.

To be honest was I not that impressed. The cold start issues, strange understeer and overall jerkiness was...well just what I expected. But it in the same time beautiful and likable.

I decided to tackle all the issues and The perfect time for this in Sweden are the winter.

I'll started with new shocks from K-tech and a cartridge kit from Matris. I also contacted Mark at griso.org and got a Beetle map. I also pushed up the fork legs 8mm and bougt new Michelin Classic tyres. This along with several visual upgrades like fork bellows, lower bar, sport hump seat, cutted fender, new tail light and blinkers.

This transformed the V7 completley. The steering are after some adjustments Pin sharp and  turns almost like a MotoGP bike. The fuelling issues are gone and The bike are now just as fun to ride as it s beautiful.
I can strongly recomend all these upgrades.. fantastic.
(https://i.ibb.co/BzTc2Z6/20210416-173610.jpg) (https://ibb.co/BzTc2Z6)


Wow, you've ridden a MotoGP bike? What was that like? The bike looks way better than stock, especially the seat.

Ciao