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Old 04-16-2015, 03:25 PM   #1231
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I just can't...

....pull the trigger on a V7 when I know the V7 II with a six-speed, ABS, Traction Control, and an engine tilted 4 degrees forward is right around the corner.

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Old Yesterday, 06:35 AM   #1232
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....pull the trigger on a V7 when I know the V7 II with a six-speed, ABS, Traction Control, and an engine tilted 4 degrees forward is right around the corner.

I plan to get a V7II Stone as soon as they're available in the US and sell my '13 Stone. I could use the extra knee room and lower pegs, and what's not to like about an extra gear and ABS?
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Old Today, 12:00 AM   #1233
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I'm a long time Japanese bike owner soured by the experience of a couple European bikes but geez the V7 Stone appeals to me.

Some of you have mentioned your bikes were in to the dealers for warranty repair but you were coy about the specifics. Would you mind sharing?

There's no dealer nearby and I'd do maintenance myself, part of the appeal of the simple engine. I guess I'd mail order any needed parts.

Let's see, how about a fork rebuild? About $54 per fork, not bad. Crash and break a footpeg/mount? About $30. Brake pedal about $50. Brake lever $16. Clutch lever $49. Timing cover gasket $11. Valve cover gasket $3. Bad regulator? $131. Bad Fuel pump? $520, ouch.

What breaks on these things?
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Old Today, 04:28 AM   #1234
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What breaks on these things?
Not much...
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Old Today, 05:59 AM   #1235
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Deposit down.

Put a deposit down on a white one for the wife. Pick it up next Friday!

She mentioned 2 weeks ago she wanted to start riding on the street (she rides dirt) so I wasted no time selling her on the Guzzi I love these bikes so steered her this way.

We wanted the matte black, but there were none left close to us on the current clearance so took a white one. Probably will paint it after the riding season.

Might order up a lowered gel seat for her as she would feel better with feet flat instead of heels up about an inch...anyone have one? Opinions?
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Old Today, 10:52 AM   #1236
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Put a deposit down on a white one for the wife. Pick it up next Friday!



She mentioned 2 weeks ago she wanted to start riding on the street (she rides dirt) so I wasted no time selling her on the Guzzi I love these bikes so steered her this way.



We wanted the matte black, but there were none left close to us on the current clearance so took a white one. Probably will paint it after the riding season.



Might order up a lowered gel seat for her as she would feel better with feet flat instead of heels up about an inch...anyone have one? Opinions?


The rap on the lower gel seat is that it's not actually appreciably lower (or more so there is variance from batch to batch in height-- so you can't be sure when ordering if you will get a true low one)



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Old Today, 02:52 PM   #1237
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The new V7 II is crazy tempting. It's pretty much the motorcycle I've been expecting Guzzi to make for almost 10 years.
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