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84 Moto Guzzi V 65 II discussion forum:
Is this the same model as V65C?
|Is this the same model as V65C?|
|Mojo Guzzi said 2005-07-06 08:29|
I recently bought a 1984 V65C (Custom) which is a touring set-up with stock fairing and Guzzi hard bags. Is the II the same model?
The C I bought had about 17k miles on it. Itīs a little dinged up but itīs all there and runs like a top. Comfortable seating height (Iīm 6ī2"). Even the locks on the Guzzi bags work fine! The shifting feels a little loose but is solid enough. Iīm restoring an older Eldo so I wonīt bother having this one tuned, Iīm selling it to finance my project.
Overall I think itīs a nifty ride. Only problems are a broken sidestand mount which I am fixing, and itīs a %!Ī to get up on the centerstand. There is also a trick involved to unlocking the gas cap which is maddening until you figure it out. (Use the ignition key and press down hard -- at least on my tank.)
Otherwise itīs a big solid bike which handles nicely and has plenty of torque. I prefer a more classic bike but this one gets plenty of compliments from observers, including some Harley bikers.
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