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I have seen variations on the V7 sport green. Some more olive, some more lime , some almost gold.
Your best bet is probably to find a painter who has already painted a bike lime green. I didn't have the original colour either but went with the V11 green which 'should' be the same. I bought this in a spray can which has the base and green clear in seperate cans. The results are on my V7 conversion build log. https://www.caferacernet.nl/product/motoguzzi-v11-sport-green/Stein-dinse also used to sell a v7 green in spray can, but don't know how that colour looks (more/less gold) Here's a link to a v11lemans member explaining how to duplicate the colour. https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/17183-how-to-color-match-the-guzzi-lime-green/The relevant text;"All materials are from House Of Kolor and I ordered them from KolorHouse dot com (1) Silver Metallic base. (FBC-02) Qt size is plenty enough to do several bikes.(2) "ORGANIC GREEN" INTENSIFIER KANDY (KK-09). I ordered a 2oz bottle. Believe me you will only need about 4 drops!(3) "LIME GOLD" INTENSIFIER KANDY (KK-02). I ordered a 1/2pt or 8oz bottle. I used about 1/2 of it.(4) Intercoat Clear (SG-100)it's a clear basecoat. I ordered a qt. OK now buy an empty qt paint can and pour 1/2 of the intercoat clear base. Now pour 1/2 of the Lime Gold candy into the 1/2qt of the clear base and start sturring in the Organic Green A DROP AT A TIME until the color appears to match. (I used one of my side covers beside to refference). It only took about 4-5 drops of green to get there!! Then thin with basecoat reducer until the qt can is full. Lay the silver first, let dry. Then lay 3-4 coats of the kandy base you made up letting tack between coats (10-15min). Compare to the bike pannels until you have achieved the proper kandy color. Finally clear over with an automotive urethane clear and you're done! I even did a blend on a side cover (area that was rubbed bad) and the blend turned out about 98% match. (If anyone knows about blend matching, that can't get any better!)"
I see yours is LH gear change, unusual for 1972, has it been converted? Mine is the one with the fairing.
I thought Guzzi used Chrome moly, not T45. Those thin tubed frames ( Telio Rosso ) were only the very first bikes. I bought some BS4 T45 to repair my Sidlow frame, and had to have it shipped to the US. Great material !
Out of curiosity, roughly how much was your restoration. I will hopefully begin a restoration on a V7 soon. I need to know if sending my wife for a trip to the spa will suffice, or if i am sending her on a Caribbean trip before telling her how much $ i am going to spend on restoring the bike.My step dad owns a 1972 V7 Sport, bought it new. Hes all ready said that when he passes away, It will become mine. Unfortunately / fortunately, it doesnt look like hes going anywhere soon.Sadly the bike has been parked for 15 years, It was running great when he last used it. But now it definitely need some love. I am trying to sweet talk him into giving it to me now. I plan on doing a full restoration. Paint, chrome, Motor.... The works. Getting raid of the honda fairing he installed way back when is at the top of my list. Also, any leads on where I can get a light bucket and turn signal for the bike? That would be greatly appreciated. After nearly 50 years.... His are long gone.
Quote from: Turin on May 31, 2021, 10:29:43 PMI thought Guzzi used Chrome moly, not T45. Those thin tubed frames ( Telio Rosso ) were only the very first bikes.I bought some BS4 T45 to repair my Sidlow frame, and had to have it shipped to the US. Great material !No, that is another of the mistaken "folklore" stories. There is a tendency for the American driven press to use the expression "chrome molly" because it is an American material and it becomes common international vernacular and that's what we hear and believe.Along with the "150 Telaio Rosso frames were thin walled tube". Per my previous post, there is credible information that can be found on this forum, with a bit of searching, which indicates that all Sport frames are thin walled. I measured the tail ends of my frame tubes where they are crushed together, and compared them with my T, Convert & LM frames, definitely thinner than the touring frames & mine is dated Dec 72, for 73 market, well outside the "150 Telaio Rosso" range.To further back this up; I'm guessing you imported T45 because your local 4130 tube is made in inch sizes which dont match your metric T45 frame sizes?One of my sons, who makes rally car roll cages, brought it to my attention that that 4130 is in inches, T45 is millimeter sizes.
I restored mine 30 years ago, my costs are not relevant. However, your chrome costs are likely to exceed the cost of sending your wife for a spa! That is a solid, unmolested example, restoration will be relatively easy. Do not throw away those rear shocks, they are rebuildable, have the shock rebuilder set them to full hard damping while he has the springs off. Also, warn the plater if you send the bottom spring collars for replating, that they are zinc, use the correct stripper or he will dissolve them! Start now, some parts are getting hard to find, where on here did I see a reference to buying V7Sport Gilardoni barrel kits, they are hard to find right now, & you will need a set, the chrome will be knackered. The Silentium mufflers will probably be unchromable, start looking for new ones, or Lafranconis while they are still around.The headlight bucket is same as a Benelli 650 Tornado, start looking. They turn up on fleabay, be prepared to send your wife for another spa! It looks like 2 of the indicators are still attached to the Craven pannier rack. They were Lucas. What is the frame number of that one? Mine came from Canada in 1976, it is VK32198. That one, I'm guessing, is 1973, LH change, badges on tank? I would love to know if the LH change is 1 up, or 1 down? Did the factory change the selector drum, or did they just fit the LH levers and linkages? Before rushing stuff off to the paint shop, try polishing it. It doesn't look too bad. Try to keep it as original as possible. Even the seat looks OK from the outside. Carefully peel off the foam, sand blast the steel pan, it might be reclaimable. I wouldn't glass bead the alloy either, use prunis, walnut shell, followed by scrubbing with hot water, laundry powder & scotchbrite, it will look like new, not like it's been "restored" Ciao.
Tonight, I was able to talk go my step dad into giving me his bike, making me the second owner. All it took is a promise to let him ride it first once the restoration is completed.... A very fair trade.Its likely going to be a next year project. frame number 33532
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