Gregory Bender

Footboard - bushings for rear shift pivot

Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models


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The pair of pivot bushings (MG# 91111417) for the rear shift pivot point are: 14 mm ID × 16 mm OD × 16 mm long.

Bushings are consumables that wear out over time. Were I to need a replacement, I would likely purchase McMaster-Carr part number 6679K18 and simply live with the reduced length.

Thanks to Dana Larson, who informed me that American Sleeve Bearing sells a bronze bushing of the required size, SKU ZMB 1416-20. The extra length would be easily removed after installation.


Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle recently measured these bushings on a set of footboards and found the OD to be 16.5 mm. That is an odd size and I have no idea where a person would find a replacement (aside from custom fabrication).