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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2014, 10:49:52 PM »
We finally dug the old Guzzi out and I took a few pictures to share.
Serial number 2073 and engine number 2400.
It is titled using the engine number (as many older Wisconsin bikes were).

check out the crusty old gal:

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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2014, 10:54:56 PM »
You should consider submitting your bike's VIN to the loop list here: http://www.thisoldtractor.com/moto_guzzi_loopframe_loop_list.php

done! Thanks for the link  ;-T




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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2014, 06:59:06 AM »
Doesn't look all that bad. Just looks like a lot of time and money and fun.

If for what ever reason you decide not to proceed with getting it back in the road or do not like the right side shift and change to a lefty I'd be interested in the transmission pedals and shafts.
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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2014, 07:03:58 AM »
The good: It looks like it's mostly there. The bad: It looks like it's mostly there..  ;D :BEER:
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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2014, 07:15:29 AM »
How many other bikes are dying a slow death in that shed?   Is that a white Beemer back there?
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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2014, 07:39:38 AM »
I think I just figured out who you got this bike from.
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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2014, 07:49:32 AM »
Congrates, looks like a fun project.

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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2014, 09:02:17 AM »
If for what ever reason you decide not to proceed with getting it back in the road or do not like the right side shift and change to a lefty I'd be interested in the transmission.

Right foot vs. left foot is all done with different shafts and pedals, the transmission is the same.
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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2014, 09:13:35 AM »
Right foot vs. left foot is all done with different shafts and pedals, the transmission is the same.

I see that bike and can't help but wonder "What would Charlie do with that?"
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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2014, 10:17:50 AM »
Right foot vs. left foot is all done with different shafts and pedals, the transmission is the same.
Doesn't look all that bad. Just looks like a lot of time and money and fun.

If for what ever reason you decide not to proceed with getting it back in the road or do not like the right side shift and change to a lefty I'd be interested in the transmission pedals and shafts.

Fixed it.

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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2014, 03:36:11 PM »
I am told that '67 models were not plentiful here in the USA, and this is more likely an early '68 but according to Greg Bender's page there aren't firm production dates.
Either way I am excited about the project, and plan to visit the Iowa, Wisconsin, and possibly National rallies with the bike.

Once I get used to the shifting it will be an enjoyable way to explore Wisconsin.




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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2014, 04:07:28 PM »
I will be cleaning the sludge trap.

My friend Stephen from Restoration Werks, and Curtis Harper both contacted me with suggestions. Both agreed it would be my best course of action to pull the engine at least partially apart before attempting a test run. Corrosion from sitting in a dirt floor shed was the main concern.

Next week I'll have the bike in my shop, and I can soak it all down. I am not doing a complete restoration, but certainly don't want to harm the bike in any way.
Feed back from this forum is greatly appreciated!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


I agree with DonG. Tear that engine completely down to the crankshaft and check everything out. My V700 had a good bit of sludge in the trap with 30K on the clock. I sent my cylinders to Harper's who forwarded them to Millenium for recoating. They did an excellent job and fitted each piston to its cylinder. I have always performed complete engine teardowns for all of my restorations and have never tried to start them up first before tearing the down. I don't see the point especially when you are dealing with chrome bores that are almost guaranteed to be flaking off.
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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2014, 04:08:50 PM »
I am told that '67 models were not plentiful here in the USA, and this is more likely an early '68 but according to Greg Bender's page there aren't firm production dates.
Either way I am excited about the project, and plan to visit the Iowa, Wisconsin, and possibly National rallies with the bike.

Once I get used to the shifting it will be an enjoyable way to explore Wisconsin.

Does it have a sub-2000 engine number?
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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2014, 04:18:11 PM »
I see that bike and can't help but wonder "What would Charlie do with that?"

Probably do a total restoration. Haven't had a V700 yet.
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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2015, 02:25:32 PM »
Does it have a sub-2000 engine number?

2400 is the engine number.

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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2015, 11:48:25 PM »
from memory the engine number on my v700 was 1224

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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2015, 08:32:21 AM »
I was told the engines might not have been installed in numeric sequence but we'll probably never know. I was also told first year bikes had engine problems so maybe this is a replacement set?
Previous owner told me it was a '67 (he was friends with original purchaser) but the title states it as a '68 which would have been the year of purchase here in Wisconsin.

I have not had time to bring it home yet but will take pictures so perhaps we can find more visual clues as to its age.

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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2015, 01:29:28 PM »
My 67' is #1256, My 68' is #1455, My 69' is #3288. Only difference in all mine was 69' came w/late sidecovers and had A1 etched on head of valves in heads. Only 1 bike came w/metal tubes in the intake tract of the heads needed to smooth out air flow. Never seen them for sale (unobtanium).
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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #48 on: January 02, 2015, 03:34:33 PM »
My 67' is #1256, My 68' is #1455, My 69' is #3288. Only difference in all mine was 69' came w/late sidecovers and had A1 etched on head of valves in heads. Only 1 bike came w/metal tubes in the intake tract of the heads needed to smooth out air flow. Never seen them for sale (unobtanium).

Greg Bender has a pair for sale: http://www.thisoldtractor.com/for_sale_moto_guzzi_parts.html
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Re: 1967 V700 barn find
« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2015, 03:56:22 PM »
Thanks Charlie!!
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