Gregory Bender

Steering stop

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


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For some reason, the steering stop on a project V700 I was working on was cut down to little more than a nub. This stop is located at the very front of the frame and serves to prevent the handlebars from turning too far right and left (hitting the tank, etc). The lower triple tree has tabs that contact the stop. I have no idea why someone thought they needed to modify the stop. But I needed to make a new one. I measured two frames: an original V700 frame and an original Eldorado frame. Both produced identical measurements.

The stop is made from solid round bar and is 12 mm in diameter and has a length of 60 mm. It is centered on the frame and welded in place.