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Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By Penderic
I got a cheap set that I like a lot!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=984512&highlight=horns
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 155,863
Posted By Penderic
Came back from a nice ride yesterday up to Comox,...

Came back from a nice ride yesterday up to Comox, B.C. .... very nice place.

The little Guzzi got to stretch her legs for hours at highway speeds and she performed well above my expectations. I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 155,863
Posted By Penderic
I dont like that two tone treatment either. ...

I dont like that two tone treatment either.

But I have seen online somewhere that someone makes a series of tank covers for the V7 series, in different colours.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 172,342
Posted By Penderic
I bought mine unseen. Actually ordered it after...

I bought mine unseen. Actually ordered it after hearing one online for the first time! I had to try it. Sounds like a throaty V8 muscle car to me.

And I wanted a smaller bike for use on my island...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Penderic
Maybe this frs radio set with a blue tooth...

Maybe this frs radio set with a blue tooth headset for each helmet would work ?
http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/motorola-mu350r-radio-kit-contents_zpsa04c4f45.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 595,032
Posted By Penderic
My Italian motorcycle .... ♥ Yesterday: ...

My Italian motorcycle .... ♥
Yesterday:
http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/IMG_0458s_zps996d7afc.jpg
Installed British fork gaiters on my V7 Classic today......
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,002
Posted By Penderic
http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/IMG_0732.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/IMG_0741.jpg

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/IMG_0447.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,592
Posted By Penderic
I am certain you will love them! I don't...

I am certain you will love them!

I don't understand why the stock horn versions the motorcycle manufacturers use are so wimpy. Not only wimpy but mismatched. The stock pair that came with my bike...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,592
Posted By Penderic
No No No. I have bought lots of horns - Fiamm,...

No No No. I have bought lots of horns - Fiamm, Bosch, blasters, trumpets, discs, air horns... lots. None of them compare to these! (Air horns are louder but are bulky and wont swap into the same...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,592
Posted By Penderic
I will try to find an example of the wimpy stock...

I will try to find an example of the wimpy stock horn sound online and post that later. Nothing special about them. meep meep.

I will post the utube link again to a sound test of them... watch...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,592
Posted By Penderic
Cheap, Distinctive, Very Loud Horn

I just installed a set of these horns in place of my stock horns.
http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/IMG_0473s_zps3670abf5.jpg

Wow! They are very loud. I think these are the...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 221,851
Posted By Penderic
Made a PVC pod to hold my 12v voltmeter and stuck...

Made a PVC pod to hold my 12v voltmeter and stuck it in my fairing....
http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/IMG_0481_zps706098d7.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 155,863
Posted By Penderic
I replace my stock rear stiff shocks with...

I replace my stock rear stiff shocks with aftermarket shocks too. Made a big improvement in the ride.

The chrome springs on my aftermarket shocks started to rust after a few years and I just...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By Penderic
That metal debris should not have been there!...

That metal debris should not have been there! Yikes.

It is very unusual to see that - I havent seen anything like that with any of my new bikes.

That black plastic boot is a very thick, rock...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 155,863
Posted By Penderic
And for the first couple of years of ownership,...

And for the first couple of years of ownership, you will often find yourself just standing there, in the middle of the night, in the garage with the light on - standing there just staring at the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 155,863
Posted By Penderic
The stock rear shocks were terrible on my 2009 V7...

The stock rear shocks were terrible on my 2009 V7 Classic, BUT the replacements I put on were good! They set me back $500 and had adjustable compression dampening.

You can spend a more money on...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7,868
Views: 1,170,219
Posted By Penderic
Pipeburn has an nice spread on the Rad Moto Guzzi...

Pipeburn has an nice spread on the Rad Moto Guzzi Cusom V12 Lemans that I had linked to earlier....

http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2014/05/14/moto-guzzi-retro-le-mans.html...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 80,119
Posted By Penderic
You could increase the power with a big bore kit....

You could increase the power with a big bore kit. :evil

http://www.guzzipower.com/store/V7bigbore.html

I am very happy with my 2009 V7 Classic - after tweaking the suspension and adding some...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 80,119
Posted By Penderic
It would cost more for small runs of fabricated...

It would cost more for small runs of fabricated custom parts, for sure.

But if the manufacturer thinks there is a market for a larger version of the V7 Moto Guzzi, they could mass produce the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 80,119
Posted By Penderic
Wish Granted! V12 That above custom built...

Wish Granted! V12

That above custom built bike uses the larger, much more powerfull 1200cc 8 valve version engine!

More pics: ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 80,119
Posted By Penderic
http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/V12_zpsb1f73f34.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiZm3GzJJTE
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7,868
Views: 1,170,219
Posted By Penderic
Here ya go..go go Guzzi! ...

Here ya go..go go Guzzi!
http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/V12_zps7b190942.jpg

Sound check. ..... then change underwear! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxBKsHvO0LU
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7,868
Views: 1,170,219
Posted By Penderic
http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/v12Stone_zps658ce52b.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 172,342
Posted By Penderic
I have the 1" lowered pegs. They are great...

I have the 1" lowered pegs.

They are great - I have had them for a year and havent scraped them in any turns.

They are solid alloy metal - no rubber inserts and if I stand on them - put all my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 172,342
Posted By Penderic
Sure. Part of the centre stand will hit part of...

Sure. Part of the centre stand will hit part of the side stand half way going up and stop. The side stand can not be lowered because of the centre stand is in the way - so you end up holding up the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 172,342
Posted By Penderic
Hey Hey CBRider! I got the centerstand first...

Hey Hey CBRider!

I got the centerstand first chance after purchasing new in 2009.

Very Very easy to put up on the stand - the lift is not that much, the rear tire just clears the ground when...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 172,342
Posted By Penderic
FYI:...

FYI: http://www.visordown.com/reviews/motorcycles/modern-classics/moto-guzzi-v7-classic/reader-reviews/3871.html

Mine:
http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/oldpic_zps919c7353.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 172,342
Posted By Penderic
http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/IMG_0183_zps0b89d559.jpg
My setup.
I went back to using the bracket supplied and changed the angle of the controller - to see the indicator lights...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 172,342
Posted By Penderic
"Besides attaching dual-sport tires, handlebars...

"Besides attaching dual-sport tires, handlebars and engine guards, anyone here try to make a full-on light adventure dual sport out of one of these?

I'm thinking longer travel forks mated to a 21"...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 172,342
Posted By Penderic
Guzzis are not for every one. Guzzi...

Guzzis are not for every one.

Guzzi motorcycles and dealerships are not common, so the owners tend to be more self reliant. Thank goodness for the Internet, helpful forums and on-line...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 607,349
Posted By Penderic
Moto Guzzi V7 Here is my current bike: a...

Moto Guzzi V7

Here is my current bike: a 2009 Classic that I bought new.

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/IMG_0060cropped.jpg

Not perfect but still awesome! Well it is for...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,672
Posted By Penderic
I have got my V7 set up just right for me and the...

I have got my V7 set up just right for me and the type of slow, hilly, curvy island roads I ride.

Brings a smile just riding it at legal speeds and is gorgeous to look at too!

But the bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 513,729
Posted By Penderic
Re: Viper fairing.. I got one on my bike and I...

Re: Viper fairing.. I got one on my bike and I really like it, compared to the barn door touring type I had on for a little while. I dont know about the smaller Dart windscreen but the Viper works...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By Penderic
Maybe related. I have a bunch of flat proof...

Maybe related.

I have a bunch of flat proof in my back inner tube that will pool up after sitting on the side stand for a few days.

Starting off, the front wheel will shimmy side to side for...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 221,468
Posted By Penderic
Moto Guzzi verses the others...in English!

Here is that stop motion video "Moto Guzzi verses ...... " in English.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGz6yQ0ec5o

Hat tip .. Wheaties!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 47,808
Posted By Penderic
I had a set of Cravens Comets like yours. Now I...

I had a set of Cravens Comets like yours. Now I have a nice set of Golden Arrows Craven panniers on my Guzzi V7 Classic and they look right at home!

I think your bags would look better a few...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 221,468
Posted By Penderic
http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/...

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/IMG_0223s_zps8e9d1f7e.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,611
Posted By Penderic
Only way to inspire electric bike interest is to...

Only way to inspire electric bike interest is to NOT compete with a regular gasser!

Do what would influences rich electric modelers and hobbyists ...

1. Focus on the looks of the MOTOR.......
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,570
Posted By Penderic
Thank you for your kind compliment! I have...

Thank you for your kind compliment!

I have owned a few new bikes and all of them had some niggles of some kind when brand new. A lot of them were caused or missed during dealer prep.

The lil...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,570
Posted By Penderic
To answer the original question posted...The...

To answer the original question posted...The "winner" is ....

.....the one I bought!

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/IMG_0205_zps0836e660.jpg...
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