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Old 01-19-2015, 12:35 PM   #1066
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Where would you go on a V7 that you need 450mi between stops? The Stelvio NTX tank isn't even that large.

But no, there is barely any aftermarket v7 stuff at all.. And deff no aftermarket larger fuel tank

As for off-road mods u deff need crash bars & sump guard... You can add longer shocks.. Ed at guzzipower has a Nevada (same frame/engine) with 17" rear shocks and a motocross fork with a 19" front wheel

Once the v7II comes to the US there is a scrambler kit coming to dealers but honestly it's mostly cosmetic




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450 mile range isn't a need, just a want. I like to go until I decide to stop, not because the bike tells me to. The longer shocks sound good but I don't really want to change wheels (I like the tubeless stone rims). I like the look of the scrambler exhaust but it would interfere with saddlebags. Beyond the Alaska leg of the trip, the bike will spend the rest of its life on road with much of it on the highway.
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:14 PM   #1067
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I am beginning to plan for one of my bucket list rides and decided to do it on a motorcycle brand I've never owned before. The ride is Key West, FL to Deadhorse, AK. I've never owned a Guzzi but I like the V7 (especially with the Mk.II updates). It reminds me of an updated version of some of the air-cooled boxers on which I've taken some of my most memorable rides. A couple of questions:
1. What are the hard luggage options available?
2. I won't be going deep off road beyond the Haul Rd. to Deadhorse. I don't want to make it a Stelvio wannabe, but what off-road mods should I make?
3. 5.8 gal is good but are there larger gas tanks available? I used to have a R60/6 with a 9.5 gal Hella tank and loved the range between stops (450 miles per tank).
4. Any other helpful mods?
Hepco & Becker makes racks/hard bags for the V7. I don't need luggage on my V7 so I haven't used any of their stuff and can't offer an opinion on their quality. I think someone posted a photo of their V7 with the H & B hardbags somewhere on this thread.

Here is a link to the US distributor...

http://www.motomachines.com/
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:37 PM   #1068
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The Guzzi Bags are huge and well built..

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Old 01-19-2015, 02:52 PM   #1069
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the guzzi bags are hepco and becker and they are very strong and big. I had the same on my v11 sport- probably slightly different but they sure look the same.
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:06 PM   #1070
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The Guzzi Bags are huge and well built..

What engine guards are those? They look better than the big hoops on the MG site.
Have they been, uhh, "tested"?
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:58 PM   #1071
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What engine guards are those? They look better than the big hoops on the MG site.
Have they been, uhh, "tested"?
I think they're off Breva. They were on there when I bought it from Rocker59..
I sold it a couple years later as the bike and I didn't get along (ero issues) and I know they were untested before I bought it and while I had it.. I sold it to a great couple from Iowa a year and a half ago..
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:00 PM   #1072
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I think they're off Breva.
I sold it a couple years later as the bike and I didn't get along (ero issues) a.
Yep. Tried a Breve 1100 the other day. Really wanted it, but my legs started cramping when I sat on it. My early Multistrada's got lots more legroom.......
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:42 PM   #1073
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What engine guards are those? They look better than the big hoops on the MG site.
Have they been, uhh, "tested"?
Factory Breva 750.
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:05 PM   #1074
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the guzzi bags are hepco and becker and they are very strong and big. I had the same on my v11 sport- probably slightly different but they sure look the same.
Hepco Becker makes good stuff, no question. You could use aluminum panniers (ala GS) instead of the plastic if you wished. IIRC the mounts are the same.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:24 PM   #1075
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The next question is, how much juice does the V7 have to run heated gear? I currently run seat, grips and vest. I commute daily, year round so staying warm is important, and every year it seems to get even more important.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:57 AM   #1076
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Check out the slideshow at the bottom of the page , some nice stuff in there .
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...its/26161.html
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:29 AM   #1077
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The next question is, how much juice does the V7 have to run heated gear? I currently run seat, grips and vest. I commute daily, year round so staying warm is important, and every year it seems to get even more important.
Probably not enough for seat, grips and vest. I know that I'm OK when running a liner (heated vest and sleeves) with digital controller. The stated output is 350W @ 12V. After you factor in the draw for a fuel pump, lights, ECU and horn there ain't a whole lot left to play with.

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