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Offline Bisbee

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2016 V7 GSA auction
« on: April 15, 2021, 06:26:38 PM »
OK, boys and girls, hereís the real deal. You can STEAL this goose from the gov for next to nothing! $250 is the high bid now . 😜😜😜 Bid high , bid fast!




https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucitsrh/?sl=51QSCI21411010


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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 08:19:59 PM »
Very tempting but just far enough away (8 hrs) to make it difficult. Could also be a title problem in NJ given our draconian DMV regulations. That said it could be an incredible deal and there are quite a few other bikes under $500.

Buy'em by the bunch!
« Last Edit: April 15, 2021, 08:25:11 PM by egschade »
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2021, 09:59:56 AM »
It would be just my luck that I'd get it at a deal and it would be one of the C/S failure units and Guzzi wouldn't cover it.
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2021, 01:47:36 PM »
What is the ďC/S failure ď that you speak of?

It would be just my luck that I'd get it at a deal and it would be one of the C/S failure units and Guzzi wouldn't cover it.
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2021, 01:47:36 PM »

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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2021, 02:29:32 PM »
What is the ďC/S failure ď that you speak of?

There was a bad batch of crankshafts on a run of the V7II (almost or only on a run of the Stones).

On the suspect models the clutch goes out of adjustment repeatedly in the first few hundred to thousand or two miles as the crank thrust washer either fails or falls out of position allowing excessive wear and the crank starts to walk back on the block taking up the clutch free play again and again until the engine seizes.

No publicly defined VIN range for the bad cranks.

ONLY solution is complete engine replacement (at the least a short block).

This could be fine or or could very well be an undiscovered member of that club.
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2021, 02:49:42 PM »
Kev,

Thanks, that is very good info. I assume that was just on the 2016 model year?

There was a bad batch of crankshafts on a run of the V7II (almost or only on a run of the Stones).

On the suspect models the clutch goes out of adjustment repeatedly in the first few hundred to thousand or two miles as the crank thrust washer either fails or falls out of position allowing excessive wear and the crank starts to walk back on the block taking up the clutch free play again and again until the engine seizes.

No publicly defined VIN range for the bad cranks.

ONLY solution is complete engine replacement (at the least a short block).

This could be fine or or could very well be an undiscovered member of that club.
John

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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2021, 02:52:39 PM »
Kev,

Thanks, that is very good info. I assume that was just on the 2016 model year?

Afaik only affected V7II and that was 2016 only.
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2021, 03:55:12 PM »
Interesting info about crank problems. Had no idea about these potential issues. GSA states it has 186 miles. Usually , they will seize a bike, car ,etc . In a narcotics prosecution. If youíre caught, convicted then what they can grab is GONE! It ends up on these GSA auctions. Interesting to see what is for sale at times. I like when they put up a lighthouse for auction.
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2021, 04:02:56 PM »
Interesting info about crank problems. Had no idea about these potential issues. GSA states it has 186 miles. Usually , they will seize a bike, car ,etc . In a narcotics prosecution. If youíre caught, convicted then what they can grab is GONE! It ends up on these GSA auctions. Interesting to see what is for sale at times. I like when they put up a lighthouse for auction.

Surely they are not all seizures?

The website madev it sound like these were purchased and used for testing (maybe EPA related)?
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2021, 07:46:13 PM »
EPA related? Possible I guess but doubtful. I think most of the stuff  - from high end drug boats to planes , bikes and cars are seizures. The DEA , etc. turn them over to GSA for disposal. Itís quite a site to look thru.
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2021, 07:56:51 PM »
EPA related? Possible I guess but doubtful. I think most of the stuff  - from high end drug boats to planes , bikes and cars are seizures. The DEA , etc. turn them over to GSA for disposal. Itís quite a site to look thru.

But what's the chance the DEA regularly seizes vehicles with under 300 miles near Ohio.

I thought I read something in those listings about "test" vehicles.

Let me check again.

Yup, this language (U.S. Government test vehicle) was on all the Uber low mileage vehicles that I checked.

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One 2016 Moto Guzzi V7. Needs a battery. Ran when it was put in storage. U.S. Government test vehicle is REPAIRABLE FOR HIGHWAY USE. ROADWORTHY, REPAIRS ARE REQUIRED. VIN#: ZGULWUB07GM200275, Est. mileage:186. 69552510360010

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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2021, 08:05:52 PM »
Thatís how,I interpreted the ad verbiage. Some type of governmental testing.

But what's the chance the DEA regularly seizes vehicles with under 300 miles near Ohio.

I thought I read something in those listings about "test" vehicles.

Let me check again.

Yup, this language (U.S. Government test vehicle) was on all the Uber low mileage vehicles that I checked.
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2021, 08:24:30 PM »
Youíre right. Donít know what they are testing for but someone will get a good deal. Itís at $1600 now and probably only needs a battery.
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2021, 11:04:17 PM »
Now at $2105.  It looks like Bidder#2 has a higher proxy bid.
The rear brake lever looks like it has a wooden peg. Also, the right muffler looks like it is out in the breeze.
Also, the VIN is 17 off from my red V7II Stone, which had one on the bad engines.  Caveat Emptor!

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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2021, 07:47:31 AM »
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2021, 08:46:11 AM »
Well, if Iím going to gamble, Iíd rather it go to a good cause, like the Cadre raffle. :grin:

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Youíre right. Donít know what they are testing for but someone will get a good deal. Itís at $1600 now and probably only needs a battery.
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2021, 01:38:47 PM »
At $2251 now.
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Re: 2016 V7 GSA auction
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2021, 07:17:32 PM »
I'd like to check out the Govt justification or proposal that got the bike purchased in the first place.   :rolleyes:

More importantly, I wonder if the operator needed that, a GSX-R or a Rokon?  Anyway, they're getting rid of it.
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