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« on: 24 April 2015, 05:52:49 PM »
In celebration of getting a new job , I bought myself a new  bike today ( Moto Guzzi V7 café racer ) on a pcp deal as a  2nd  bike , it will be ready to pick up in 2 weeks ready for the start of summer .

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« Reply #1 on: 24 April 2015, 06:05:24 PM »
Love the look of those, quite tempted myself as something gentler paced and different. But from what I'm told, beware! ACF everything straight away, and keep it spotless, well away from winter salt!

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« Reply #2 on: 24 April 2015, 09:29:34 PM »
Good tip Nick , it is stunning looking , shaft driven , spoked wheels , 22 litre chrome tank ( over 300 miles to a tank ) not that I got it for long distances that's what the  Fazer is for , less than 180 kg , low seat ideal for a short arse like me been looking at a few for a while , I was also looking at the Yamaha xvs 950  need to keep it in top condition in order to get the maximum value when I decide to trade it in  3 years time . I  was looking for something completely different from the Fazer   .   I  went for the PCP option instead of HP as its the better option if you plan to change it in a few years . It is last years model instead of this years but will still be on a 15 plate , I will lose 1 month off the 2 year warranty , Price £ 6999 instead of the £ 8500 for the new model , £ 1000 deposit and £ 107 per month for the next 3 years , and hopefully Mike is working his magic on the Fazer tomorrow .
Love the look of those, quite tempted myself as something gentler paced and different. But from what I'm told, beware! ACF everything straight away, and keep it spotless, well away from winter salt!

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« Reply #3 on: 24 April 2015, 09:41:58 PM »
Sounds great Paul, good luck with it,,excited or what.

What sort of day out you planning on it,,evening cafes, fish n chips at Weston  ?
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« Reply #4 on: 24 April 2015, 10:14:04 PM »
Can't wait Slim , Wife will be surprised when I pick it up , haven't told her yet , Bike nights at Weston , Riders café at Bridge water when I take it to Mine head , trips around Chew Valley and Cheddar , and up to Bibury .

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« Reply #5 on: 24 April 2015, 10:49:09 PM »
Wife will be surprised when I pick it up , haven't told her yet

Love it  :lol :lol
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« Reply #6 on: 25 April 2015, 07:00:39 AM »
Yes Paul, I feel a " oh that,,iv'e had it ages" moment  :lol :lol :lol
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« Reply #7 on: 25 April 2015, 07:06:49 AM »
Sounds great, can't wait to see some photos .good luck telling your Mrs


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« Reply #8 on: 25 April 2015, 04:27:16 PM »
Wife will be surprised when I pick it up , haven't told her yet

Love it  :lol :lol
still haven,t told her yet .

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« Reply #9 on: 25 April 2015, 04:31:11 PM »
Sounds great, can't wait to see some photos .good luck telling your Mrs


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2 weeks and I will be picking it up , just in time for summer , and Mike has worked his magic on the Fazer today , it feels like a new bike .

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« Reply #10 on: 07 May 2015, 09:58:15 PM »
1 more sleep . 

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« Reply #11 on: 08 May 2015, 07:02:14 AM »
You are going to get your arse kicked by your bitch  :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
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« Reply #12 on: 08 May 2015, 07:04:14 AM »
Does she still not know?  :eek

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« Reply #13 on: 08 May 2015, 10:15:42 AM »
Good luck mate youll be fine women love shiny things :lol .
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« Reply #14 on: 08 May 2015, 06:03:31 PM »
Here she is , she is a beaut .

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« Reply #15 on: 08 May 2015, 06:06:43 PM »
Wow, what a beaut,,

hope you are not keeping it outside :(

And a dry weekend on the horizon :)

Pop up here and show it off to me :D,,Leominster is only 60 or 70 miles
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« Reply #16 on: 08 May 2015, 06:49:00 PM »
more pics from todays first ride  :D . The racer sounds fantastic on the move and even better when stopped  in traffic with the engine throbbing away  , it drew lots of appreciative looks   i fell in love with it on St Johns Lane just down the road from Fowlers , i put 80 miles on it ,  I rode it down the A38 to Bridgewater , stopped at Riders for a coffee , then headed to Cheddar , up through the gorge dodging goats , over the Mendips and past Chew valley .
The telegraph review said it was slow to steer due to the bars dropping down and pushing the rider forward , rubbish i'm no racer and i found the handling and cornering excellent due to the bike being nimble and light , its also very torquey accelerating past traffic effortlessly and up to 80mph in 4th gear at 7k ,the gearing is very tall 35mph in first at 5k , i mainly used 2nd and 3rd  gear and was cruising between 5 - 6 k , more than enough speed for real roads , i found it surprisingly comfortable despite the riding position . I never got into 5th gear and was cruising at 70mph . I initially found slow manouvering not so easy but that was just a case of getting used to the clutch and the sound of the engine .
The only fault was the left mirror , i decided to adjust it in Burnhamon sea  as i couldn't see behind on that side , and then found the mirror kept working loose , which was a bit distracting , when i stopped in Riders i checked the toolkit,  no spanner or pliers, so I couldn't tighten the mirror ,I had to wait until I got home , I have put a small adjustable spanner in the toolkit for the next ride in case it works loose .  I have booked the first service for 2 months time which is due AT 700 miles , the 2nd service is due at 6000 miles not annually . I would recommend anyone booking a demo ride with there local dealers .

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« Reply #17 on: 08 May 2015, 06:53:22 PM »
More pics from first ride .

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« Reply #18 on: 08 May 2015, 06:59:42 PM »
More pics from first ride .
I confessed to the wife after 3 days  :rolleyes [size=78%] , she says she was more annoyed that i waited 3 days to tell her rather than a i bought the bike . [/size]
Its gonna cost , she wants a new ring :( [/size][size=78%] , thats the price you pay for someone to keep you warm at night .[/size] ;)
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« Reply #19 on: 08 May 2015, 07:52:30 PM »
Lovely  :)

A bit jealous. Now get it cleaned and dried and don't take it out in the rain again!

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« Reply #20 on: 08 May 2015, 07:55:49 PM »
One Cool looking bike, reminds me of the old 850 Le Man.

Shame it does not have twin disc up front.

Well wear Esetest, keep it away from the English winter.

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« Reply #21 on: 08 May 2015, 07:56:03 PM »
Estest, I didn't know what yous were jabbering about but man that is one fine looking bike.

congrats.

not exactly one of those bikes that you can blag to the wife as being "not that much" though is it
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« Reply #22 on: 08 May 2015, 10:14:52 PM »
Thanks guys , she goes and handles as beautifully as she looks , i wasn't planning to take it out in the rain , it was cloudy when i left Fowlers but i couldn't resist, already hosed it down , gonna give it a good clean tomorrow , i won't be using it in the winter it will be a shame to trade it in 3 years time , but i want to try different bikes while i still can .
When you're better Nick , book a free demo on the Moto Guzzi website with your nearest dealer , you would love it , a  completely different riding experience to the Gen 1 but in a good way .
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