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Old 01-07-2013, 01:39 AM   #109
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Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Greater Hampton Roads, VA
Oddometer: 140
Got some of my odds an ends installed, including some Stucchi crash bars. I thought they'd look a bit large, but they actually blend in really well with the exhaust headers without overdoing the chrome. I did love the Racer, but not the new chrome tank (not a big fan of spokes, either).

Stucchi Crash Bars for Guzzi V7 Series by kamikazekyle10, on Flickr

Question for you other V7 owners on the charging system. I ran some heated gear the other day and was figuring out how much I could get for accessories when I noted the voltage output. At first I thought it was my crappy cig plug voltmeter, but it later meshed with my actual multimeter. I read 15.30 volts when the generator kicks in at cold idle or above. At this rate I'm worried I'll cook the battery, especially since I got a 24 hour resting voltage of 13.02 after riding for half an hour on a battery fresh off the battery tender. Do all V7s do this, or am I looking at a fluke?

Side note, I figure I can run 70-90 watts of accessories (give or take) below 4K RPM without draining the battery. At cold idle running a 36 watt load drops the voltage from 15.30 to 14.2-14.3, which then goes back up giving it some RPMs.

Originally Posted by fireflyr View Post
Got some yesterday at Cycle Gear. Now to save for the 'good' ones.
Which set did you get? I'm looking for some cheaper stop-gap bar end mirrors until I decide if I wanna buy the Rizoma ones I was looking at.

I also dig the headlight stem spacer removal, which is on the to-do list for who knows when.
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