Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Don G on December 11, 2018, 08:59:57 AM

Title: V700 Swing arm
Post by: Don G on December 11, 2018, 08:59:57 AM
I am putting together an early V700 from a basket case, frame # 1961. What is up with this aluminum plug? Looks like a factory installation.
(https://i.ibb.co/f48QxWq/IMG-0990.jpg) (https://ibb.co/f48QxWq)


and a view from the inside:

(https://i.ibb.co/rchdnH3/IMG-0991.jpg) (https://ibb.co/rchdnH3)

This anomaly is on the bottom side of the swing arm.  DonG
Title: Re: V700 Swing arm
Post by: TOMB on December 11, 2018, 10:31:57 AM
Probally a trial for a factory vent, similar to BMW at the time.most of the 700,ambo,eldo had that boss for a few years.
Your serial number looks familiar.
Did you acquire this bike in Cornwall Ontario?

If yes ask me how i know.
TOMB
Title: Re: V700 Swing arm
Post by: guzzisteve on December 11, 2018, 10:56:40 AM
My 700's have the casting but no cap, and they are not drilled through.
Title: Re: V700 Swing arm
Post by: Don G on December 11, 2018, 11:09:36 AM
TomB: I believe this bike came from North Dakota, previous owner bought a pair of V700's from a cycle shop there a number of years ago.  DonG
Title: Re: V700 Swing arm
Post by: Don G on December 11, 2018, 11:23:53 AM
I was thinking that this was a vent system that didn't pan out, so they turned the tube 180* so the mistake was at the bottom and out of view.  DonG
Title: Re: V700 Swing arm
Post by: TOMB on December 11, 2018, 02:15:59 PM
DON G

The reason I asked is because I sold a V700 to Barry Cox in Cornwall about 15years ago. Serial # was low -- I think the serial  # was 1061.

Enjoy your project 

Barry s number is 613 938 9625 He may be able to assist you.

 I usually ask him if the Canadian's are insulating the Border this year . He says yes but it never happens.

Tomb