Moto Guzzi Engine Identification Numbers
An item that has been used previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:“ full rebuild 2014 ”Date of Manufacture:196901VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):Get the Vehicle History ReportKilometres:4500Model:V7 SpecialModified Item:NoNumber of Previous Owners:1Colour:BlackType:Chopper, CruiserStart Type:Electric startEngine Capacity (cc):949For sale by:Private sellerManufacturer:Moto GuzziRegistration Number:sell unregodGears:Five-speed manualDate of 1st Registration:20140403.
7778-80-81984-888-892-1978-7988-8-9-000-107-004-0009-10 Moto Guzzi was founded by CarloGuzzi and Giorgio Parodi. There was a third man, Giovanni Ravelli, involved buthe unfortunately was killed in a plane crash only days after WWI. The threemotorcycle enthusiasts met and discussed plans to build a new motorcycle companywhile serving in the newly formed Italian Air Force. The flying eagle in thecompany’s logo is in memory of Ravelli.The greatest of all Moto Guzzi modelsare based on only two engines. The first engine produced was a 500cc four strokeengine that had the cylinder parallel to the ground and the other engine was the90º transverse V-twin.The single was in production since the initial prototype in 1920 and stayed inproduction until 1976 in various forms. The transverse V-twin came to exist tomeet the requirements of a contract in the late 1950’s with the Italian army whowanted a workhorse engine in a military vehicle with a single front wheel anddouble tracks on the rear.The engine did give way in later years to becoming amotorcycle engine, due in part because of military and police demands for morepower after many years of using Moto Guzzi's single cylinder powered bikes.
Wed Feb 17 2016fcowen at yahoo.comThe Motorcycle and the Motorcycle Rider by Giuseppe GuzzMoto Guzzi EarlyDoes anyone know if the book by Giuseppe Guzzi, 'La Motocicletta e il Motociclista' from 1942 has ever been translated into English?California. Unlikely, but possible. It apparently did not go past the first edition. Ed.Wed Jun 24 2015tomaz.hribar256 gmail.comVin number and dataMoto guzii V 35 III need tecnical specifikations and motorcycles data for Moto Guzzi V 35II. We find it on the barn.Frame number is PD15312 and motor number is PC024243.
Can you help us. Best regardsLjubljanaSun Feb 08 2015Mrg.greenway at gmail.comHandlebar switchesMoto guzzi 1996 nevada 750 ntThe light switch on my guzzi is cactus and I am trying to replace it. Either with a complete unit or the light switch part.Benalla victoria australiaThu Dec 11 2014ges52 at tiscali.co.ukIgnition coil wiringMoto Guzzi Zigolo 110ccHi, I have a magneti marelli 6v B101 ignition coil on my Moto Guzzi Zigolo 110cc that I am rebuilding. One of the terminals has a letter 'R' next to it and the other terminal is blank. Can anyone tell me which terminal goes to earth. Anyhelp greatly appreciated.United KingdomSat May 10 2014dream290 at p1.tst.ne.jpmoto guzzi lodola 175-crank pin-crank pin bearing set-connecting rod-engine gasket kit-speed meter cablePlease give me the information.HAJIME YOSHINO （Toyama JAPAN）I understand this fellow is after Lodola parts.
Mon Feb 10 2014jayvwkgmail.comMoto Guzzi IdentificationMoto Guzzi 1949?We recently acquired this Moto Guzzi and are trying to identify the exact model. The fuel tank with oil tank on top together with the front suspension do not match any model I could find on the internet.The number on the Frame is: 15006 and on the opposite side the name 'GUZZI'The bike is 500cc.The bike was owned by a Mr De Lance Holmes until his death in 2010. Apparently he bought it from a Mr Bernardi (They were friends)Any help will be greatly appreciated,Kind Regards,JJ van WykPretoria, South AfricaFri Jul 20 2012lhinesfswaz.comfriction sirenmotoguzzi ambassadorlooking for a friction siren. 1969phoenix, azSat Apr 07 2012chris.rawlings8gmail.commoto guzzi 750 nevada, clutch cable issuesmoto guzzi 1994 750 nevadaHave trouble with the actuating lever/rod at gaerbox ens of clutch cable, is just floppy?, maybe something missing,? I ma new to Moto Guzzis & their maintance, cant find nythin g in online manuals, got new cable but hasnt got anyadjsusters on it, Please Help, someone, chris in Tasmania, australiaGeeveston, AustraliaSun Feb 26 2012ksboy61gmail.comside covermoto guzzi 1984 v65ci am looking for side covers for a 1984 v65ckansasWed Nov 02 2011claryandebramcgee yahoo.comTail Light LensMoto Guzzi ISDT StornelloNeed tail light lens for 1965 Moto Guzzi 125 ISDT StornelloUSA, South Carolina. Sat Nov 22 2008heurlin.thierry at neuf.frold pubmoto guzzi 50'77 or '78 pubThu Oct 30 2008a-w9201 at yahoodot comparts1973 moto guzzi el doradoI have a moto guzzi el dorado 850 and am in desperate need of parts manual or anything of the source help.LATry the page of resources forSat Oct 25 2008info at guzzistadot comTrouble at Moto GuzziMoto GuzziHello, please pass this page to your members:Guzzi groups and clubs are getting together to write to Piaggio.Thank youJoeSquadra Guzzista. Tue Jan 08 2008pbergstr at lakedalelink.netPhotoMoto Guzzi Scrambler 125ccI found this ad page for the Moto Guzzi and I thought you might like a copy of the scan.
Sat Mar 24 2007jstas at optusnet.com.auT5 parts book & w/shop manual1993 850 T5I have a friend who owns a T5. He needs to do some work on it and also replace a rear oil seal and needs a r/h side cover. Does anyone know where I can download a manual and parts book for him?Regards John (Californian).This is all I have at the moment, but I will go over to Andrew's place asap and take some decent clearer pics so you can see side cover details and the bike complete.Many thanks for your reply.Andrew is one of those blokes that will help everyone out at the drop of a hat, but now he is in a bind so I figure we can help him out this time. Having one of the T 5 models is almost a problem in itself although it does make the bike alittle unique, even if some refer to them as the Frankenstein of Guzzis.bit unfair hey.All the best for nowRegardsJohn Robertson (Tassy)Underbraked, overweight, a Watt's flywheel, slower than a wet week. And bog-ugly.
No, Frankenstein's fair. Ed.Try this page:Hello everyone, I grabbed some pics of Andrew's T5 this arvo, road dirt andall.As well as the r/hand side cover and badge, (which he only lost a month or so ago), he also needs tacho and speedo cables (and the small olive that goes on the end of the speedo cable.!?)Do you know of any replacement clock that will fit the fairing? The lens is totally white and as far as I know the clock doesn't work anyway. I thought a Smiths car or marine type one might, but would rather know for sure if others havepreviously fitted something to their own bikes before buying and trying.His mufflers are also on the way out and I have no idea if there are any after market replica replacements for these.I'm encouraging him to gradually get his bike back into good street condition. With a re upholstered seat and the fairing re-paointed and striped it would look good.He used to be one of our 'Posties', but was knocked off his little AustPost Honda when a car reversed out of a driveway onto him. He's now on a disability pension, so things happen slowly.Hise wife enjoys the occasional day out on the bike so hopefully you can help them, get it happening better for them.I've just helped him replace his pads and bleed his discs, so that part of things seems to be ok now.How much is MGOA club membership any way?
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I might even try to join them up, just to give them a bit of a boost.Bye for nowRegardsJohn RobertsonJohnHi, Regarding your request for a Parts book for a T5 1993?.I think youmean 1983. NSW Club has numerous parts list in Micro fiche ( which you need a fiche reader ) form as by that stage the factory was not producing parts books,Manuals were still in paper form. As of today there are no manuals or parts listprinted on paper by the factory only in CD form.It is possible to copy the fiche to a paper format but we have to find someone that will do it first, as I will not lend it out to a non club member. We don't have a manual but you could try Moto One or Stein Dinse in Melbourne but be warned some of the copies out there are copies of copies and are not thatclear.Advice on a cali from members. Well maybe, but what model are we talking about?Calis have been produced since 1972.RegardsBrett RosenthalPresidentTue Mar 06 2007bduvelius at mach1pc.com bouncedwhat is it worth1972 moto guzzi ambassadori have a 1972 ambassador that has been 100% restored and has 6018 miles on it since restoration. I have been offered 3000.00 usd. Is this a good price or is my moto worth more and if it is, how much more.
Thanks,brianindiana,usaI believe it may well be worth more than $3000, but without viewing it's rather hard to say. The page of classic motorcycle price resources at may proveinformative.See the page onFri Feb 09 2007chris.watts13 at ntlworlddot comCYLINDER MODSV65 LARIOhave a nice V65 Lario, runs fine and looks the part.
Have been told that the eary models had a problem with the valves and this was cured by a factory mod. Anyone know how to identify if my machine has had the mod or what was involved inmaking them less fragile in the valve dept??Cheers.Chris Watts.Lincolnshire, UK.Yes, I believe that's true, but if your bike is running fine after all these years then it's probable that it's been modified or was not affected. Ed.Mon Oct 23 2006info at guzzistadot comMoto GuzziHi there, we've set up a Guzzi enthusiast site in England and would like to contact Guzzisti around the worldWe are atRegardsJoseSquadra GuzzistaFri Nov 03 2006focamocagti at yahoodot comguzzi 350cci need contact points or electronical ignition v50v65 for moto guzzi 350cc 1984 v modelromania europeThu Oct 26 2006bremoit at hotmaildot comgiulari seat72 moto guzzi eldoradolooking to buy the large black and white solo seat on the 72 MG california.
I am in Memphis, TN USA. Please adviseMemphis, TN USASun Oct 22 2006heavy.dee at hotmail.co.ukMoto Guzzilodola gran turismoHi there, I have a Guzzi Lodola, same number appears on frame and engine -.RCE60.Is there anyway of determining year of manufacture and what exact model it was?
Thanks in advance- GaryKentMon Sep 11 2006dbprice at optonline.nettank bag2002 LeMansI want one for this bike but I can't find one. Any ideas?New YorkTry browsing the Luggage directory at Bikelinks:Thu Aug 24 2006ddunn at aggreko.com.auMotoguzzi 850 Lemans1977 Model ( VE15756 )I am looking at purchasing the above Guzzi, could you advise if this is a MKI OR MKII?Sydney AustraliaIf it's a '77 model then it is almost certainly a Mk1 as I don't think the MkII came out until about 1980. Ed.Mon Jul 31 2006Aries1404 at aoldot commoto guzzi three wheeler carmoto guzzi / 1950s modelI am desperately seeking parts for this vehicle. Any ideas where I might get parts either in Italy or Uk?Scotland / ItalyMon Jul 31 2006ppos at mweb.co.zaMoto Guzzi DatingMoto Guzzi Stornello 125 ScramblerI need urgently to know the date of manufactureEngine T.84 LI.Frame T.47LI. 10M82780MJohannesurgWed Jul 12 2006ogallar1954 at hotmaildot comBIKERSMOTOGUZZI 500CC-MONZAPLEASE I NEED INFO;IS POSIBLE YOUR HELP TO ME TO GET IN TOUCH WITH BIKER TO HAVE A LOOK TO ME WEB- urbanglad.com/easybiker (404) -bikers helping bikers.thank you.seville-spain-europeThis really is a rather unusual Guzzi site.
Ed.Tue Jun 06 2006wtrotta at aoldot comparts??????2005 nevada 750some jerk hit it while parked. I need a front fender mounting bracket.
I've called piaggio usa. No customer help at all. I alos need a right blinker. Dealer has called all over states.
Nobody has parts. I love the bike,butwhat good is it if i cant get parts.n.y.
U.s.a.Thu Jun 01 2006charles68 at optusnet.com.aumysterysingle two strokehave a moto guzzi motor its very old and is similar to the motor from the motoleggera. It has the same configuration but the right hand side cover is slightly different. The left hand circular cover is the same and has Moto guzzi cast intoit. April 4th 2006gwuopl at yahoodot comI also sell this:Moto Guzzi DINGO GT 49ccworking, with all documents, from 1969, 3000Kmat 600. I'm based in Milan ItalyMany thanks again,MarcoSat Apr 01 2006rjhg-k at tiscali.co.ukgearboxmoto guzzi. 110cc, aug 1962trouble with first gear.would be thankful for information for spare parts for the model above. Thank you.londonMon Mar 20 2006karl at brithdirmawr.co.ukcon-rodsHi guys I'm looking for a matching set of con-rods for my 850T4 1981/82, does anyone have a pair, or knowes where to get them from.thanx.newport, pemsAnyone who has secondhand Guzzi parts is likely to have conrods - the rods are basically the same in all bigblock engines up until at least 1985.
Try the section for at Bikelinks. Ed.Jan 18th 2006CiaoDo you by any chance have any knowledge of an alternative bulk chain supplier for timing chains for the Guzzi small block models. Regina no longer make the chain.Peter-Hi Peter,Not offhand, no. Can you give me the chain specs and I'll see what I can find.
I'm sure there was an alternative way back when.-V50/V65/Lario smallblock camchainPart# 19 06 80 21Heavier than Tsubaki BF05M and BF05T. Subject: Moto Guzzi Military half track 1960Email: bikebarn at uplink.netmessage: Dear Sir,We recently purchases a Moto Guzzi military half track claimed to be 1960. I attached a pix of it. It is a two cylinder. We purchased this for our museum and would appreciate any info. Or where we would go to obtain literature on this.
Moto Guzzi Production Numbers
Wealso have a 1962 Moto Guzzi dump truck among the numerous Guzzi's in our museum.museum website.Sincerely,Judi e.LaubachBill's Old Bike Barn7145 Columbia Blvd.Bloomsburg, Pa. 17815(570) 759-7030 Please Note - email replies have bounced.
850 Le MansReleased in 1976, the 850 Le Mans was styled as a. Although often referred to as the Le Mans Mark I, the first Le mans model was known by the factory as the 850 Le Mans, and is part of a long developed since the company's inception nearly 100 years ago. It had debuted at the Milan motorcycle show in November 1975, although the groundwork started several years before the eventual production version appeared. It was developed from the earlier V7 Sport model but moved performance far beyond the interim 750S and the 750 S3. The power output measured at the back wheel was some 71 bhp, giving a top speed of around 130 mph.The Le Mans used matt black instead of traditional chrome to offset paintwork, and debuted the tank-hugging one-piece seat made from injection molded foam.
A marketing success, competing with other Italian superbikes, it spawned four later models until its ultimate model of the late 1990s. It was named in homage to the endurance race track in France. A 1973 factory prototype finished 4th in the 24-hour race at Barcelona's. In 1977 Roy Armstrong won Britain's Avon Production Machine championship on a standard bike fitted with production race kit, and it had multiple race success during the in the US.The Mark I had two production runs with slight modifications. The first run, known as Series 1, used the roundish CEV stop/taillight used on many Italian bikes of the decade and is known to have continued until at least September, 1976. Fewer than 2,000 of the round taillight bikes were made. The second production run, known as the Series 2 and totaling around 4,000 bikes, used a -designed rectangular taillight/reflector and modified rear guard.
This was also used on the Mark II and SP models. The taillight and guard was the biggest change between Series 1 and 2 but other modifications included later inclusion of a tripmeter, black fork lowers, a more generous dual seat that replaced the split-proned original seat, exhaust pipe heel guards and inferior fuel taps and altered front indicator stem bracket. The extra cost compared to the 'cooking' T3 model paid for performance items such as high compression domed pistons, larger inlet and exhaust valves, Dell'Orto 36mm pumper carbs with filterless mesh grey plastic velocity stacks, Tomasselli clip-ons and quarter-turn throttle.
Most Mk I bikes were brilliant red and black although a very small number were painted in metallic ice blue. An exceedingly small number of Series 2 bikes were white. All bikes had a poorly-primed matt black frame and exhausts prone to rust.Bikes imported into the were distinguished by two major visual differences. They were fitted with yellow side reflectors on the black CEV indicator (blinker) bodies, both front and rear.
More significantly, the US bikes were fitted with a sealed beam headlight to meet Department of Transport approval instead of the non-US poor quality OEM Aprilia headlight with removable 40/45W bulb. The US sealed beam units protruded significantly in front of the bikini fairing, changing the flush lines of the bike when seen in profile.Both engine and frame numbers for the Le Mans are prefixed with 'VE'. Engine serial numbers are stamped on a lower left hand side casing rib. Frame numbers were allocated a different sequence to engine numbers.
Frame numbers commence from VE11111 and engine numbers commence from about VE70500. Due to poor priming some frames were replaced under warranty, adding complexity to the number sequence.
Frame numbers and data plates are on the headstock, opposite the Neiman steering lock. Confusion about fake based on numbers further rests in part because of veteran motorcycle author 's specific warning that a Le Mans 1 outside the frame range of VE11111 to VE13040 is likely to be a fake. This erroneous detail gained further credence in the Introduction to a compilation of period magazine reviews. In fact, it is the Le Mans Series 1 (with roundish CEV taillight) frames that are numbered VE11111 to VE13040. Le Mans Series 2 (with rectangular taillight) are numbered VE13041 to VE17311.A Mark II bike reconfigured to look like a Mark I bike has been nicknamed a 'Mock I'. The Le Mans was also affectionately nicknamed the Lemon.
This was not for reasons of unreliability. It gained popularity when published as an entry in Bike's Quote of the Month, after a reader sent in a cutting from Motor Cycle Weekly highlighting a typo in which Le Mans was spelt Lemons — similar to the French pronunciation. The story reiterating how the nickname came about was reprinted in 1979 when Bike reviewed a newly released Mark II bike (registration number plate DRO205T).
850 Le Mans IIBasically the same motorcycle to the original Le Mans, except Moto Guzzi changed the fairing from a small 'bikini' fairing to a larger, more angular one in keeping with emerging fashion trends of the period with incorporated indicators and with two small frame mounted fairings similar to those of the 1000cc SP model. The fairing had been tested in Moto Guzzi's own dedicated wind tunnel, which had stood dormant for many years but had been used originally to test race bike fairings in the 1950s. The new nose fairing had a rectangular headlight, rather than the round headlight of the original.
Other changes included addition of instead of the iron bore cylinders used on earlier mkII's. It also had improved air assisted front suspension. The brake calipers on the front wheel were mounted behind the forks, whereas they had been mounted on the front on Le Mans Mark I.
The problematic single seat of earlier models was also replaced with an improved saddle now capable of accommodating a pillion.Improvements included a revised instrument cluster derived from the 1000cc SP model, however the new dash used an integrated circuit board which was in itself problematic. Brakes were still linked with the hand lever operating the front right caliper and the foot brake operating the front left and rear caliper.Frame numbers are VE17312 - VE22635 in the first series of the Mark II, with the second series starting in 1980 from frame VE22636 to VE24086. Moto Guzzi patented Nigusil-plated cylinders were incorporated from engine number VE80390 onwards. The CX 100 version sold in the US - 1000cc with downrated carbs - carried a new frame number sequence beginning at VU11111, with only 353 being made in total it 'remains a unique model in the history of the sporting Moto Guzzi.' 850 Le Mans IIIThis model saw an extensive re-design both technically and aesthetically. Features included revised cylinder heads and barrels, now sporting a squared off cooling-fin design.
Pushrods were moved further from the bore centre, hinting at intent to provide larger bore sizes and an increase in capacity. In total there were some 80 technical changes from the Mk II model.
The aesthetic upgrade included the tank, seat, fairings and instrument cluster. Now dominated by a large white faced Veglia tachometer hinting at the Le Mans sporting heritage. The technical changes included improved machining tolerances, revised carburation and exhaust systems.
These technical advances resulted in an increase in power and torque from preceding models. Other improvements were made to the rear suspension and front forks with provision of linked air assisted damping.Frame numbers are VF11111 - VF20700 inclusive, engine numbers are also prefixed by 'VF'.
Le Mans 1000 (16-inch and 18-inch front wheel) (1984–1993)The Le Mans 1000 appeared at the end of 1984 and continued with modification until 1993. There were two main production runs known as Series 1 and Series 2.The frame and engine prefix started with VV11111 in the 1984-85 Series 1. Many of the bikes, especially US models, included a new 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the headstock. The VIN consisted of Z (denoting Italy), GU (for Guzzi), VV (specifying Le Mans 1000), a four-digit particular country code, a year code (A-H from 1980), M (for Mandello) and six digits beginning with 1000001. With factory data listing some modifications by frame number and others by VIN, it can be difficult to determine exactly when updates occurred.The 16-inch front wheel and Lario-styling were personally ordered by owner De Tomaso.
Whereas other manufacturers redesigned frame to incorporate a smaller front wheel, Guzzi simply placed the smaller wheel on the proven Tonti frame, which dated back to the V7 Sport, which was designed for an 18-inch wheel without reconfiguring the geometry. It did, however, have sturdier forks than earlier models and smaller (270 mm) semi-floating front discs.
Physically, the bike was much larger than the lean and low earlier Le Mans bikes, and performance from the 949 cc engine with uprated 40 mm pumper carbs and LM I production racer B10 camshaft was only marginally better than the Mark III. An 18-inch option was made available in 1987. The Series 2 bikes commenced at VIN VV100165 and started to include uprated Bitubo dampers and updated geometry.Production totaled 6343 units between 1984 and 1988.
In 1984 and 1985 a total of 2226 bikes were produced as Series 1. Then 1179 Series 2 models were made in 1986; 754 in 1987 and just 71 in 1988. Most 1988 models were factory-fitted with the 18-inch wheel. Le Mans 1000 SE (Special Edition) (1986-88)Released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the V7's appearance the 1000 SE was sold in late 1986, 1987, and also into 1988 for those in the US market. (Only 100 SE models were sold in the US.) All bikes sold worldwide were red and white, with a red seat, red cast wheels and most had black rocker covers, engine and lower rails. Some had black engines and transmissions.
The bike's gearing was closer and higher than the standard 1000. Le Mans 1000CI (1988-1993)The 1000CI started at frame number VV14000 as Series 1 and included many updates of the previous version and included a range of color schemes. Series 3 commenced at VV16350 and ended at VV16994. It is sometimes called the Le Mans 1000 Mark V NT (new type) and was to be the final incarnation of a great line of larger capacity, sporting Guzzi v-twins. Falloon, Ian, Moto Guzzi Sport & Le Mans Bible, p. 97. Robert Smith (May/June 2006).
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