1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport for Sale
This one might be flying under most everyone’s radar, since it is listed on eBay under “Other Makes” instead of “Moto Guzzi.” And while this might suggest that the seller is inexpert when it comes to selling bikes on eBay, it looks like the bike being sold is pretty well put together.
The original listing includes the following upgrades and repairs: 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport for Sale
This Moto Guzzi was found in the back of a garage in Newton, Mass. 70% disassembled. According to the 87 year old widow it was left there by her son some 35 years ago. 100% of the original bikes parts were there, however, not all parts survived the long storage. 80% of the parts were restorable and used. The following are the parts that were replaced with new and or changed:
Twin disc front brakes from 1976 850T3- fork sliders, calipers, rotors, wheel hub, master cylinder
“B10” cam shaft
30mm PHF pumper carbs and intake manifolds
Started, light and signal switched
All new cables, hoses, seals, and gaskets
Complete valve job with new valves and guides
The exhaust system was powder coated because the chrome was so bad it could not be restored.
The gas tank, side storage boxes, and seat are all original and show normal wear and tear. The frame was powder coated and all other non-coated parts were either replated or polished. Wheels were completely cleaned and polished including the brass spoke nipples.
The longitudinal V-twins from Manello get covered on this site regularly, but for those of you who are unfamiliar with this iconic machine: the V7 Sport was really ground zero for Guzzi’s long-running line of V-twin sportbikes. It combined the rugged, long-legged engine, five-speed transmission, and shaft-drive from the V700 with a frame that set the powertrain lower for a better center of gravity, allowing stable, if not particularly agile handling. This frame proved so simple and effective it survived well into the modern age.