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model: V7 Sport
country: Florida, USA
frame number: ?
name: Karl Kologiski
notes: It is quite the mongrel. After doing some detective work I found the guy who built the bike. He had a Guzzi shop near Raleigh North Carolina in the 70's. They had a V7 Sport they used to campaign in endurance racing. Well after some bad luck the engine was toast. Most of the parts found their way onto a 850T which was then sold.
A few years later the bike showed back up at the shop with a new owner who wanted to build it for racing. The bike was fitted with LeMans 1 heads and carbs, race cam and a 1000cc big bore kit with high compression pistons. After that the bike jumped around from owner to owner. I found it listed on the club website. Well after I got the bike home, I began to work out some of the bugs. As soon as you gave it full throttle it would knock real bad. After checking the timing and other bits, I called the builder who told me the pistons they installed were some huge domed pistons from a race kit from Guzzi and he guessed they were 12 to 1 compression ratio!! Well I filled the tank up with 130 octane aviation fuel and it solved the knock problem. I am planning on installing a new set of standard jugs and pistons to make it for livable. It is a wild ride. You can easily hit 100 in 4th and feel the wheel come up. I dont ride it much as it does not want to idle, has a bub exhaust with open megs and rattles the neighbors windows and will not run on regular pump gas, so I have to stay close to home. It is a real work in progress.
ALSO!!:750 DASH DECALS
has had some of the early 750 dash decals reproduced, they are of excellent