Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: JWG102 on January 08, 2015, 09:02:53 PM

Title: V7 Sport brake question
Post by: JWG102 on January 08, 2015, 09:02:53 PM
Hi Folks, new to the forum. Need to know the first year the dual disk option was available on the V7 Sport? Thanks
Title: Re: V7 Sport brake question
Post by: reluctor on January 08, 2015, 09:23:37 PM
reline the brake shoes, makes it better than disk
Title: Re: V7 Sport brake question
Post by: Crusty on January 08, 2015, 09:28:51 PM
reline the brake shoes, makes it better than disk

No, it doesn't. One race weekend would roach the four shoe brakes. I used to dream about putting dual discs on mine. Especially after my team mate put discs on his Honda 450.
To answer the original question, I think it was 1974, but I'm not positive. There are others here who know for sure.
Title: Re: V7 Sport brake question
Post by: guzzista on January 08, 2015, 09:35:45 PM
Well, personal opinions aside, Guzzi made the dual disc option available in 1973,(bolt on kit) and some models were  even spec'd with triple discs , however , officially the Brembo front disc version came out with the 750S in 1974,but some USA  750S's bound models supposedly  were purposefully made to look like  the (earlier) V7 Sports but with front discs . (Personally me thinks the drum models look better, stopping power ? whichever y'all like better).
Title: Re: V7 Sport brake question
Post by: Seagondollar on January 09, 2015, 08:29:59 AM
Speaking from personal experience (3 days in the hospital with a broken rib, back in the 70s) a single disc off an 850T stops a whole hell of a lot better than the four shoe.  Especially if the the aforementioned drum brake only had 3,000 miles on it, the shoes were only half bedded, and it was raining.  I was only going about 30 MPH and grabbed the brake for a car that was stopping almost a block in front of me, and I swore the bike felt like it sped up!
Title: Re: V7 Sport brake question
Post by: JWG102 on January 09, 2015, 04:34:14 PM
Thanks guys, I took a look in the Moto Guzzi "Bible" and found out they were offered as a kit in 1972 on. I'm in the process of buying one. Is this a negative????
Title: Re: V7 Sport brake question
Post by: guzzista on January 09, 2015, 05:31:26 PM
A negative as in you' re buying a drum braked bike versus a disc brake one or is it the other way around ? If you are lucky enough to get get your hands on any V7 Sport, you should grab it, period.  Drum brakes DO need to warm up a bit before they come into their own,  Do need to be set up properly to work well, and you could always get different shoe materials ( see Vintagebrake.com). The Brembo  disc brake bikes stop quite well and , in their day , were the best in the business . If , however, you are used to modern stuff such as Tokico, Nissin and modern Brembo systems,  there will be a period of adjustment on your part discs,  or drum bikes  . Congrats in advance and please post pics  when you get your Sport
Title: Re:
Post by: rocker59 on January 09, 2015, 07:07:14 PM
If you're going to ride it, disks will be nice.
Title: Re: V7 Sport brake question
Post by: JWG102 on January 09, 2015, 08:53:55 PM
Thanks guys, looks like I will be completing the purchase. Can't wait!!!
Title: Re: V7 Sport brake question
Post by: MtnRider on January 10, 2015, 11:56:23 AM
Any plans for the "old" drum set up?  :drool
Title: Re: V7 Sport brake question
Post by: canuck750 on January 10, 2015, 12:16:33 PM
My experience with a 4LS V7 Sport is that a properly set up 4LS drum (new shoes arced to the hub, hub is true, new cables etc.) is almost as good as the dual disc setup on my Eldorado (dual floating EBC rotors and new Brembo calipers). Personally I would go for a stock 4LS drum V7 Sport than convert a drum bike to discs. My Eldo is a heavier bike and had the stock 2LS front brake that I found to be too weak.
Title: Re: V7 Sport brake question
Post by: crc on January 10, 2015, 03:19:33 PM
my first eldo was 4ls 74. its brakes were shit but not bedded properly. ive got a twin disc setup for the 72 im rebuilding now
Title: Re: V7 Sport brake question
Post by: JWG102 on January 13, 2015, 06:07:58 PM
Thanks for the info folks. The deal fell apart. The buyer made a few "misstatements" I lost confidence in him and the bike. In the market!!!!