Voltage regulator bracket
Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models
The voltage regulator bracket fits right up against the rear fender. Without some means of preventing metal-to-metal contact, the voltage regulator bracket will damage the rear fender. From the factory, Moto Guzzi used a couple of pieces of rubber trim to prevent metal to metal contact. These trim pieces seem to get lost. Here are a few alternatives:
- McMaster-Carr part number 8510K12 is a little bigger than original, but actually works very well.
- Trim-Lok Plastic and Rubber - look under the rubber edge trim section (I've not ordered from them).
- Split a piece of soft, small diameter rubber hose length-wise.
Thanks to Joe Tokarz for sending me this information via email. In Joe's own words and photos:
A short piece of 1⁄8 inch ID vacuum hose works very well to protect the fender from the bracket but it's difficult to make a straight cut down the length of soft tubing. If the hose moves, the cut usually ends up being a slow spiral.
Here's a simple solution. Lightly clamp the tubing in a vise and insert a nail or something similar to hold it steady while getting started. Use a sharp blade to make the cut. No need to cut all the way through. Use the nail or in my case a small diameter Philips to pry open the cut. It should separate cleanly.
Mount the tubing on the bracket flanges and trim off excess leaving a bit of overhang.