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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #120 on: October 08, 2020, 11:00:08 PM »
YEAH!!!! :thumb: Enjoy!!

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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #121 on: October 08, 2020, 11:35:38 PM »
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Is the key in the picture below OEM?
No. https://www.ilco.us/ilco-en
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I assumed it would say Motto Guzzi.
They do.



My 2012 Norge purchased used in 2018 came with two original keys.

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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #122 on: October 08, 2020, 11:47:12 PM »
No. https://www.ilco.us/ilco-enThey do.



My 2012 Norge purchased used in 2018 came with two original keys.

The bike came with only the one key. I've been researching it and I believe it's the V7 III spare, but I'm not certain. What did you receive with your V7 III?
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #123 on: October 08, 2020, 11:54:48 PM »
Yeah I'm annoyed with myself because I didn't ask to see the keys when I inspected the V7 for you.

How did the seat cover look to you?  False alarm on my part?

Since you are new to motorcycling I expect you will soon develop arm and leg positions that are comfortable for you.  Ride at least 500 miles before changing the seat construction.  For instance, I found MG's firm, flat "1.5 size" seat more comfortable than the soft stock seat because I wasn't squeezed into a "bucket" behind the fuel tank.

RTFM.  At least twice.

Your jaw will probably be sore for a few weeks from grinning so much.  It'll go away in a few decades. :smiley:

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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #123 on: October 08, 2020, 11:54:48 PM »

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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #124 on: October 09, 2020, 12:10:06 AM »
Two as pictured.  I'm going to send one to Keys4UrRide.com to make two spares.  They were able to duplicate the Norge transponder key for just $50 plus shipping.  Fast and good quality.

AF1 has OEM style keys https://www.af1racing.com/OEM-Moto-Guzzi-Key-Blank-GU32735510

My spares won't be OEM style.
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #125 on: October 09, 2020, 12:15:46 AM »
Yeah I'm annoyed with myself because I didn't ask to see the keys when I inspected the V7 for you.

How did the seat cover look to you?  False alarm on my part?

Since you are new to motorcycling I expect you will soon develop arm and leg positions that are comfortable for you.  Ride at least 500 miles before changing the seat construction.  For instance, I found MG's firm, flat "1.5 size" seat more comfortable than the soft stock seat because I wasn't squeezed into a "bucket" behind the fuel tank.

RTFM.  At least twice.

Your jaw will probably be sore for a few weeks from grinning so much.  It'll go away in a few decades. :smiley:

It's not a big deal, so don't fret over it. I'll call the dealership to inquire if they forgot to send it and if they don't have it, I'll purchase one online. It's odd that they sent a third party key. I wonder what happened with the two originals.

The seat isn't too bad. I was tired today, but I'm taking it to a leather shop that assured me it'll look like new and they'll put some protective stuff on the leather, for quite a reasonable price.

Is there a more narrow seat option for the V7 III? That's what I would really like to change.

Yeah, I can honestly say that I can't remember when I was last this excited about a new toy!  :bike-037:
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #126 on: October 09, 2020, 12:19:34 AM »
Two as pictured.  I'm going to send one to Keys4UrRide.com to make two spares.  They were able to duplicate the Norge transponder key for just $50 plus shipping.  Fast and good quality.

AF1 has OEM style keys https://www.af1racing.com/OEM-Moto-Guzzi-Key-Blank-GU32735510

My spares won't be OEM style.

It's for the V7 II. Is the V7 III the same part number?
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #128 on: October 09, 2020, 12:26:12 AM »
Oops.  Here's the correct key blank and it's $40 cheaper https://www.af1racing.com/OEM-Moto-Guzzi-Key-Blank-2B003994

I'm pretty sure AF1 cuts keys.

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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #129 on: October 09, 2020, 12:41:00 AM »
Oops.  Here's the correct key blank and it's $40 cheaper https://www.af1racing.com/OEM-Moto-Guzzi-Key-Blank-2B003994

I'm pretty sure AF1 cuts keys.

I like this key more. :grin: Being that I only have one key, I don't want to send it. I'll order it and have a local shop cut it.
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #130 on: October 09, 2020, 01:04:53 AM »
Surprisingly affordable https://cadrecycle.com/product/oem-moto-guzzi-brown-beige-saddle-2s000921/

BMW https://www.af1racing.com/OEM-Moto-Guzzi-15-Ribbed-Seat-2S000265

Seat 2S000921 is the same one that you bought for your bike, right? How much narrower is it than the OEM seat?
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #131 on: October 09, 2020, 05:13:40 AM »
You want to narrow the bike, so your legs to have a straight shot to the ground?  Ask the upholster to remove the seat cover while you're there, then the two of you look to see how much foam can be shaved away from the sides of the seat pan, and possibly some of the pan itself.  You can can take a look yourself if you don't mind using a flat screwdriver to pry loose the staples.  Those puffy plastic side plates also in crease your leg spraddle.  Here's my bike after trimming the seat and swapping to thinner metal side plates:





And here's a thread all about "seat straddle":

 https://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=107099.msg1696828#msg1696828

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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #132 on: October 09, 2020, 06:50:41 AM »
As a new rider I would run the stock seat for a bit. Once you get some miles on it you will be better informed as to what, if anything you want to change on it.
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #133 on: October 09, 2020, 09:02:00 AM »
What footwear do you use when riding? My riding boots have a thick sole and heel which means I'm flat footed despite my 30" inseam. If I'm wearing sneakers (not for riding, just pushing the bike around) my heel doesn't touch the ground.
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #134 on: October 09, 2020, 09:12:13 AM »
The V7 III should come with 2 keys. These do not have chip, I think, so the key blank is not as expensive.
I am also 30" inseam and wearing TCX casual riding boots with no heels, on a stock V7 III Stone night pack, I can comfortably land the balls of my feet on the ground.
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #135 on: October 09, 2020, 11:40:15 AM »
Congratulations on receiving your bike!  :thumb:

What others have said, give major changes a couple of weeks of riding. With a new bike Iím always tentative at first, extra tense, etc. as I get used to it I find I loosen up much more as I ride it, which changes ergos.


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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #136 on: October 09, 2020, 05:01:21 PM »

Is there a more narrow seat option for the V7 III? That's what I would really like to change.


The solo seat is narrower. I find it more comfotable. There is available an even more comfortable version of the solo seat - without the ribs on the sides, and with more plush cushioning. I think this was standard on the early V7 III Racer, and it is shown in the Guzzi Accesories catalogue. The sole seats work for me - 5'11 & a 33" inside leg - both feet flat on the ground & bent knees, on both the V7C & the V7S - the III should not be significantly different.

BTW, That key in the photo looks like it's cut from the standard ILCO key blank.
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #137 on: October 09, 2020, 05:38:16 PM »
The dealership is calling the original owner to inquire what happened with the OEM keys. Worse case scenario, they'll mail an OEM blank and I'll take it to be cut.

As suggested, I'll wait to determine how the seat feels after riding about 500 miles. If it still feels too wide, I'll replace it with a narrower Moto Guzzi seat.

Everyone has shared great advice.  :thumb:
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #138 on: October 23, 2020, 09:01:36 AM »
I need to get a VIN check done to register the motorcycle, since it came from California to Oregon. I searched online, but can't find where the VIN is located. Will someone please enlighten me? 🤷

Update: Is the VIN the same as the chassis number?


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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #139 on: October 23, 2020, 09:59:28 AM »
The VIN should be somewhere in your purchase paperwork and should match the number at the pictured location.  As I recall the engine number is down by the engine oil fill opening and they will also want to take pictures of the emissions stickers under the seat.

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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #140 on: October 23, 2020, 10:13:32 AM »
The VIN should be somewhere in your purchase paperwork and should match the number at the pictured location.  As I recall the engine number is down by the engine oil fill opening and they will also want to take pictures of the emissions stickers under the seat.

Thank you!  :thumb:
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #141 on: October 23, 2020, 11:38:30 AM »
I need to get a VIN check done to register the motorcycle, since it came from California to Oregon. I searched online, but can't find where the VIN is located. Will someone please enlighten me? 🤷

Update: Is the VIN the same as the chassis number?




Yes on mine. If you look behind the head light, there is a metal plate with VIN number, but that number is hard to read. Next to the plate is the frame number as indicated in your picture from the manual. On mine, the VIN is the same as the frame number.
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Re: V7 III Stone for a Beginner?
« Reply #142 on: October 23, 2020, 12:31:28 PM »
Yes on mine. If you look behind the head light, there is a metal plate with VIN number, but that number is hard to read. Next to the plate is the frame number as indicated in your picture from the manual. On mine, the VIN is the same as the frame number.

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