My Moto Guzzi V7. Does it smell like pizza or is it just me?

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#181 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:01 am

Hanson wrote:Perhaps, and I am sorry to have hijack your pizza Guzzi thread. The V7 Special is going to always be one of my favorite bikes.

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LOL, no problem at all!! I'm happy to help anyone out at anytime, even in my own thread. :D

The reason I suggested it was because you gave me the idea that a blog based on what you are doing would help so many new riders out and they might not find it buried in my blog. :D

Honestly, I hope you create it as I'd love to read it myself too!

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#182 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:44 pm

Finally, in 41°C weather, I took my first "pleasure ride" around East Houston. This was to see this street with some of the oldest buildings on it in Houston. With all the work over here at TMW, the house and 1/3 acre lawn stuff and moving here I haven't had the time to just go somewhere, and I'm glad I did this one. I think the photos turned out really, really well.
This section of Congress St. (c. 1890s-1900) is one of the oldest and intact commercial areas left in Houston. Unfortunately, the leftmost building suffered extensive damage after its roof collapsed.
It is located here: http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Ashfo ... via=1&z=20

Quite a neat place, not a place I'd want to visit at night, but really neat during the day. East Houston isn't known for it's safety nor it's poshness either. But it does have some really cool architecture.

Enjoy!

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#183 Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:15 pm

Great backdrops.
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#184 Unread post by High_Side » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:26 pm

Really diggin`the pics. Great job bud :righton:

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#185 Unread post by Gummiente » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:08 am

I like the looks of your bike! I have always had a soft spot for Guzzi's, with a particular fondess for the long running California. I finally had an opportunity to ride one last year (an '06 Jackal) and I loved it.
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#186 Unread post by mgrt13 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:15 am

Very artistic I have to say, but helped by the cool bike. Its looking really good, but the Dart screen has gone?
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#187 Unread post by MmeMagpie » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:44 pm

Gorgeous pictures. Obviously staged. I don't see any bugs or dirt on that bike :)
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#188 Unread post by High_Side » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:29 am

MmeMagpie wrote: I don't see any bugs or dirt on that bike :)
You don't know Mike..... hehe

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#189 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:03 am

Thanks so much for the great complements on the photos! :D I'll have to visit other interesting things around Houston then and show them off. :cowboy:

As for the DART screen, I'm temporarily removed it as it's so hot here any wind is a relief. Will be back on as it gets cooler or I go on longer than 1 hour highway trips. :D
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MmeMagpie wrote: I don't see any bugs or dirt on that bike :)
You don't know Mike..... hehe
To true, gotta keep it clean. Although it is still killing me to not wax and polish the paint! LOL.

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#190 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:00 pm

Mistral exhausts are once again back on the bike!

So after a month and 4 tanks of gas testing to see if the stock exhausts would improve fuel economy they are now off the Mistral's are back on. What a noticeable different in not only sound but performance. I am not sure if it is coming directly from the more free-flowing exhausts, the loss of about 10lbs of weight or a combination of both but it has transformed the Guzzi V7 from mild to wild once again. I told the dealer, don't be selling any V7's without recommending these!

So now it's testing to see the gas mileage again with the Mistrals on, then we will all know weather it's the bike or the exhausts that are causing it.

For now, I'm very happy to once again have the Mistrals on the bike! :revv:

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#191 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:14 am

Amazing news.

Andrea and I won a big ol' Harley-Davidson BBQ last night at bike night! We have been going to the Republic HD Bike night now for 9 months (it's every month) as we know some staff there now, they have great free food and a live band, plus lots of bikes to look at. http://www.republichd.com/
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So last night, they called my name for the grand prize! :woohoo:

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#192 Unread post by pchast » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:07 pm

Congratulations.

When do we get invited for the cookout?
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#193 Unread post by High_Side » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:50 pm

Awesome guys! Go for a free party and win a free bbq.......can't get any better :)

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#194 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:15 pm

Did it come with a cooler stocked full of grade A Texan beef???
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#195 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:22 pm

Thank you very much, we were very fortunate to win it. :D

I cooked our first mean on it (NY strip) and it turned out great. I only used 1 of the 4 burners so I could do maybe, 16 steaks on it? LOL.

Did it come with beef? no. And it didn't have a propane tank either, but it did have a cover. :D

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#196 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:33 pm

Screwed.

Well, at least my tire is after it ran over one on the weekend. :(

So, with a screw firmly stuck into it's juicy 2200 mile tread wear it's off to get a new tire, which leaves me some questions...

1. Replace the tire with the same type (thus matching pair), but have to order in as it's not in stock. (Bias-ply)

2. Replace the tire with a mismatched brand one that is in stock. (Bias-ply)

3. Replace BOTH tires with mismatched brand RADIAL tires.

Hmmm, what to do...

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#197 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:31 am

Well, after calling around, I couldn't find a dealer with my OEM tire (Pirelli Sport Demon) in stock, so I checked the online stores in our TMW guide and ordered one from Bike Bandit http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-538038-1174801 which from what I read it will be here in about 3 days. My dealer is willing to install it (as he couldn't get one for 2 weeks) so I'm in luck there.

I was about to go with option #2 but this way I can keep the same set of tires on the bike with minimal down time. :D

Hopefully no screws, nails or flats this time.

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#198 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:57 am

For what it's worth, officially you're not supposed to do it, but I've had good luck with patching tires using thread type patches. Considering my weight and riding habits, I am NOT easy on tires, and the patches have lasted just as long as the tire itself.
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#199 Unread post by dr_bar » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:42 am

I used a mushroom plug, then promptly forgot all about it. Needless to say, when I put my next set on, it was still there...
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#200 Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:36 pm

...BTW... he tries to BBQ everything now. :thumbsup:

And he is out riding my Ninja since his bike is "screwed"!!! I wonder what he'll say when he returns... he hasn't ridden my Ninja very much and it's been a while... :confused:
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