Gregory Bender

Side cover frame tab repair

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


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This frame tabs to which the side cover are secured (via knobs) are threaded to 6 mm × 1 mm. Sometimes these threads become damaged beyond repair and and the side cover can no longer be properly retained. A person could always weld nuts to the inside of each frame tab, but that may ruin your existing paint or powder coat. There are a couple of non-weld repairs that work very well. I extracted some of this information from Charlie Mullendore of Antietam Classic Cycle off of the old Yahoo! Loopframe_Guzzi news group (which has now moved to In Charlie's own words:

Slip a tapped hole clip-on nut onto the tab and use originals or Mark E.'s reproductions. You should be able to find the clip-on nut at a good hardware store. My local Ace carries them. McMaster-Carr part number 95210A150.

McMaster-Carr part number 95210A150
McMaster-Carr part number 95210A150

Photo courtesy of McMaster-Carr.