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Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 891,446
Posted By elkgrichard
I had that exact bike iin 1978, I did my fastest...

I had that exact bike iin 1978, I did my fastest all time top end on that thing.
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 462,875
Posted By elkgrichard
Nothing wrong with going comfortable Mr T.:norton

Nothing wrong with going comfortable Mr T.:norton
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 26,914
Posted By elkgrichard
One bike the rest of your life. I'd give...

One bike the rest of your life.

I'd give the nod to the DR 650 for the do anything fun to ride bike.

Although I don't own one at this time. Have owned a couple of them at different times...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,065
Posted By elkgrichard
I've tried adjusting the clutch with closer in...

I've tried adjusting the clutch with closer in and further out engagement points. Made no difference.

Would be nice if they would just give me a new 6 speed transmission, but now I'm dreaming....
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,065
Posted By elkgrichard
2013 8,000 plus miles do my own...

2013

8,000 plus miles

do my own maintenance because it is very easy to do.


Have own 35 motorcycles, been riding for over 40 years and have always worked on my own bikes without...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,065
Posted By elkgrichard
What you explain is how I have been downshifting...

What you explain is how I have been downshifting with only a once in awhile hang up. I didn't have an issue with that at all understanding the transmission is an old design. I was always able to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,065
Posted By elkgrichard
Why would anyone dig up a post from 7 weeks ago...

Why would anyone dig up a post from 7 weeks ago or even bother to put out that much effort? WOW!!

Obviously the transmission went out after that post along with being ignored by Moto Guzzi. The...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,065
Posted By elkgrichard
My transmission gets stuck between 3rd ,2nd and...

My transmission gets stuck between 3rd ,2nd and 1st gear when downshifting. Very difficult to get down to first or neutral. Once stop I can get it to dg down if I slip the clutch or let the clutch in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,065
Posted By elkgrichard
I own a v7 and would not recommend the bike to...

I own a v7 and would not recommend the bike to anyone. No support and impossible to get warranty work done to the bike.

The transmissions are defective in that they jam up downshifting and they...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 462,875
Posted By elkgrichard
Baby girl when you get that book published be...

Baby girl when you get that book published be sure to post it up on here. Cause you got a following.

As I told you many posts back you're blessed with that gift to put it down with writing...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 36,429
Posted By elkgrichard
I've read that before. Looks almost as if that...

I've read that before. Looks almost as if that guy is pushing some type of agenda. My guess he's an HD HATER.

Probably suffering from a small man organ part issue of some type.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,585
Posted By elkgrichard
Great line, I'll have to remember that one....

Great line, I'll have to remember that one. LMAO!!!

Although that redundancy works very well for those of us that love the engines.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
Added a K@N filter onto my bike a few weeks ago....

Added a K@N filter onto my bike a few weeks ago. Not sure if it changed anything. I did it more becaquse of the oil film that end up in the airbox more then anything. Found that paper filter had an...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
Exhaust pipes are expensive for this bike for...

Exhaust pipes are expensive for this bike for sure.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
You are making me want to sell this one and buy...

You are making me want to sell this one and buy the new one.

Wonder if they improved the low speed fueling?
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
I've put on the extended sump. Bike as you know...

I've put on the extended sump. Bike as you know has almost dirt bike ground clearance in stock form so with extended sump you still have more ground clearance then the average street bike. I still...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
I would have to say we have talked about some...

I would have to say we have talked about some quirks with the V7 on here some could be owner induced or perception. Most of my issues with the bike have all been worked out one way or the other by...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,761
Posted By elkgrichard
If that bike was bought back under the lemon law...

If that bike was bought back under the lemon law it was much more then a bad rear shock which could be replaced. It would have had to be something that the shop could not repair correctly and it...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 131,308
Posted By elkgrichard
I was thinking the same thing, those are Boeing...

I was thinking the same thing, those are Boeing numbers.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 131,308
Posted By elkgrichard
Went to the Indian dealer yesterday. Demand and...

Went to the Indian dealer yesterday. Demand and reservations are very high on this bike. Type of thing that if you want one, get in freakin line.

She told me they did not expect this type of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 131,308
Posted By elkgrichard
September 16th the Indian show Semi truck will be...

September 16th the Indian show Semi truck will be displaying all the new models for test ride at Auburn, Cal. C&E Indian dealership. Free food, free girls from the hood.

They will have 3 of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
I've always had dip sticks that were accurate in...

I've always had dip sticks that were accurate in the past. Why would that not be the case with this dip stick?
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
I think maybe the knurling on the stick is not...

I think maybe the knurling on the stick is not good enough to hold the oil in the groves or is difficult to see for some reason. My Harley used an orange plastic stick and you could look at that at...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 131,308
Posted By elkgrichard
If their little feet can't reach the forward...

If their little feet can't reach the forward controls just bolt on some wooden blocks for crying out loud.

These people are freakin nuts man.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 131,308
Posted By elkgrichard
I'd be styling bro with those Porto Rican girls...

I'd be styling bro with those Porto Rican girls all over me down in the hood.

The brother knows how man.

If the brother can't reach the pedals it's all about breaking down the blow torch and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
Agree totally, my same experience. Those...

Agree totally, my same experience.

Those people saying their bike burns no oil are riding short trips only in moderate temps. Know of one other V7 in the Sacramento area and he's burning a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
Noticed that plug thing myself. Had one go dead...

Noticed that plug thing myself. Had one go dead at about 6 grand after that long trip. Must be the high temps in the head or something.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
You could be onto something with that. Just screw...

You could be onto something with that. Just screw it in a couple turns and let it sit awhile. If you do that the same way each time you will get something consistent.

Last night I stuck that stick...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
Some peoples kids O lordee.

Some peoples kids O lordee.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 131,308
Posted By elkgrichard
If you people don't like forward controls do like...

If you people don't like forward controls do like the chopper folk did in the 60's, BREAK OUT THE BLOWA TORCH BROTHER.

Or move on to another subject.

Valantino Rossi ain't buying the bike bro....
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
I've started to pre-load 3rd gear and it appears...

I've started to pre-load 3rd gear and it appears to be working so far for me.

98 percent oft he time everything shifts as normal but I do get that occasional hang up down to 1st and then the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
One thing I've noticed on these bikes is that the...

One thing I've noticed on these bikes is that the dip stick can be difficult to read. I can stick it in the hole 10 times and get 10 different readings or else I can't Hardly see the top oil mark at...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 131,308
Posted By elkgrichard
Wicked I'm sure the after market will kick in with...

I'm sure the after market will kick in with controls that fit small folk. Or a seat that moves one further forward. Noticed the other day the new Super glide comes with a seat attachment to move...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 131,308
Posted By elkgrichard
Looks good to me. Sure like that red one with the...

Looks good to me. Sure like that red one with the tan leather seat.

As far as people talking mid controls I think that is foolish. Lot of choice out there for mid control bikes. If you don't...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
You lucked out on the transmission thing. ...

You lucked out on the transmission thing.

I notice others saying they burn no oil.

Maybe I got the one lemon out of the bunch, just my luck.

Plugs look good with no indication of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
Wink The reason you have not heard of someone burning...

The reason you have not heard of someone burning oil is because maybe those people are out riding their bikes rather then posting on here. It will burn oil in high temps at high speeds.

Not...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
One more thing, Thank GOD I installed that sump...

One more thing, Thank GOD I installed that sump spacer prior to the trip. If I had not put that on the bike I would have hit the oil light smack in the middle of highway 50 through Nevada with the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
Since that trip on my more recent short runs it's...

Since that trip on my more recent short runs it's not using oil. Must have been the heat and speeds. that made it use that oil.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
2007 Triumph Bonneville. Hard to compare...

2007 Triumph Bonneville.

Hard to compare the two bikes. They are totally different animals as much as people try to claim they are of the same stock. Maybe because they are both a retro spin...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,413
Posted By elkgrichard
I've got a 2013 V7. One myth is that they...

I've got a 2013 V7.

One myth is that they burn no oil. Not true at all. Went on a 3,600 mile trip, temps in the mid to high 90's and speeds averaging about 75 mph with occasional hour long...
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