Anybody have a Moto Guzzi V7?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by MotorCade, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. SirIzak

    SirIzak Motorcyclist extraordinaire

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    Jon's mention of 51MPG during break in reminded me to ask, what's everyone getting for fuel economy on their injected V7's?

    I'm averaging about 43MPG, though probably half of my riding is two up with the wife, seems lower than it should be, thoughts?
  2. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    [​IMG] On road trips I get 52. Around town mid forties. I haven't ridden mine since this came home with me.
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  3. jon_l

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    V7 with Georgian Bay in background.

    Lovely riding day again today. Warmer than usual for Ontario.

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    Love the Georgian Bay area. Had our honeymoon just up the road from you in Meaford at the Irish Mountain B&B. Also went up to the Parry Sound Sport Bike Rally a couple of times.

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  5. jon_l

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    Small world. I like it here a lot XT.
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  6. pyoungbl

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    RE fuel mileage, I got an average of just under 55 mpg over a 4200 mile trip in June. That was almost all highway miles and loaded for a two week trip. This on a 2013 V7 that is basically stock.
  7. jon_l

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  9. Scooterdoodler

    Scooterdoodler Been here awhile

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    I filled my V7 III Special this afternoon, put in 3.83 gallons at 195.2 miles for 50.9 mpg. That's with about an even mix of 70-75 mph interstate, and 55-70 mph two-lane, quite a bit of up and down shifting between 4th, 5th, and 6th on those two-lanes. no City.

    I think I could reasonably expect 55-60 mpg running a tank out at a steady 65 mph.
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  10. Blakduk

    Blakduk Just trying to get by.

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  11. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    Perhaps some manufacturer's incentives will be in place....
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  12. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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  13. Blakduk

    Blakduk Just trying to get by.

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    I dunno. It looks pretty fast. And that ground clearance!!

    and here's the other side.
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  14. pyoungbl

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    Too bad all the CARC bikes (with 1200cc 4 valve heads) got the axe from Guzzi. Those upcoming euro emission limits were the death knell. At the same time you have to recognize that those same bikes did not sell all that well. The Stelvio sold about 7,000 units in 10 years....world wide. It simply did not make sense to put a bunch of money into the CARC platforms if the company cannot recoup that investment. I hate to see the Stelvio, Griso and Norge go. This from a guy who owned a Norge and a Stelvio.

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    heritagerover Worldwide Adventure Guide

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  16. pnw

    pnw Been here awhile

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    IMG_0964.JPG maybe you all know this but there is a switched green/black power plug just behind the headlight zip tied to some wires. A BMW plug is supposed to fit and can be sourced on amazon. I plan to use it for GPS and phone charging.
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  17. pyoungbl

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    That plug is for GPS. It is designed to mate up with a TomTom unit. Most of us gave up on finding the matching TomTom plug. Simply cut it off and mounted a different (and more easily sourced) plug.
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    pnw Been here awhile

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    It is sort of hard to get at the plug and I didn't want to mess around trying to cut it and splice or use positap connectors. The BMW plug is supposed to be an exact fit and worth the $22 to me if it works, I ordered it on Amazon which includes shipping. I'll splice a leftover fused battery tender SAE to the BMW plug wires.
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  19. jon_l

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    Keep us posted pnw. Power to the bars is next on the list for me. I like no/minimal cut solutions.

    I rec'd the OEM Large rear rack, finally. A UPS screw-up, apparently. Look forward to mounting it this coming (rainy) weekend. Riding season will be ending over the next month or so. After a wet, crappy Summer, we had a great Indian Summer (am I allowed to say that??), so I can't complain.

    Will post photos after rack has been installed.
  20. pyoungbl

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    Is that OEM rear rack a Hepco-Becker or a Stuchi-Luigi? I'm asking because the former allows for hard bags that simply clip on and the latter did not allow for side bags or after market shocks. You can guess how I found this out!