Vibration damping mounts
Moto Guzzi Quota 1000 and Quota 1100 ES models
Moto Guzzi uses vibration damping mounts at several locations on the Quota...most notable are the two at the top dash/fairing mounting points and the three that secure the fuse panel/computer to the left rear of the cycle. There are actually two different styles. The two mounts that are used at the dash have a 6 mm stud on one end and a 6 mm nut/threaded insert on the other end. The three mounts that are used to hold the fuse panel on have 6 mm studs at each end.
Nearly all of my rubber mounts have broke (the steel plates that sandwich the rubber detach from the rubber).
Although replacements are readily available through Moto Guzzi, I chose to purchase less expensive (and hopefully stronger) ones through McMaster-Carr.
- For the dash, I chose item number McMaster-Carr 4403K62 (McMaster-Carr part number 4403K622). These are almost identical to the originals in size. The stud is a little shorter on these, but it in no way effects how they are mounted to the dash.
- For the fuse panel, I chose item number McMaster-Carr 4403K75 (new part number McMaster-Carr 4403K755). These mounts have a larger diameter than the originals and are a little bit longer, but fit nicely and don't interfere with the side cover.
Each of these mounts has properties that are fully described by McMaster-Carr, so I won't go into them here. However, if these mounts fail (like my original ones did), I'll be sure to try mounts with different properties (specifically with respect to sheer strength).