Gregory Bender

Shock replacement options

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

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Shock technology has seen huge improvements over the last 40 years. Many people fit modern shocks to replace worn originals and vastly improve the ride quality. Here are a few choices.

Ikon / Koni

I've used Ikon shocks on my Ambassador for years and I've always been pleased with them. Fit and performance are great. To keep with the original length, stick with the 76101297 series (12.625 inch). I chose the slightly longer 76101429 series (13.25 inch) for more cornering clearance.

Hagon

Joel Parks sent me this information the Hagon shocks he purchased for his Eldorado:

From my Dave Quinn Motorcycles invoice:

  • PRODUCT ID: HA33007
  • DESCRIPTION: 33028 MG AMBASS 20KG WIDE CH

I paid USD $194.00 for them two years ago. I chose the wide because they look better and are more like the stock shocks. Dave is a great guy. Been dealing with him for 20 years.