Anybody have a Moto Guzzi V7?

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

  1. RedHawk47

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  2. RiskyR

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    Still enjoying my V7, last long trip was about 200 miles of twisty roads.
    I've already done over 2200 km's (+/- 1400 miles) since I got my license 11 weeks ago.

    If it wasn't for Covid-19 I'd have done more..!

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  3. HarveyMushman

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    Nice Husky too!
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  4. CanadaBiker

    CanadaBiker Been here awhile

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    New to me 2017. Bought from a one owner who took immaculate care of it. 33k km (20.5 k miles) so well broken in. Got my first ride on it today and loved it. Reminds me of my old airheads. I've been really enjoying my DR650, and forgot how grabby a big dry clutch can feel, but I'll get back in the swing soon enough. I'll have lots of questions, I'm sure.

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    Here are some pix of Moto Grappa Tech & Tire Days, 2021 [often abbreviated by me confusingly and saving only few letters as "MGTTD MMXXI."]

    Anyway, I can't figure out where to post this on ADV -- happy to hear suggestions other than in CSM :dirtdog -- but decided the slideshow has several V7's among the other Guzzis and few "Etc. bikes," so this would do for a start and maybe a finish.

    A word for those who — rather understandably — see my slideshows as the pictorial equivalent of TLDR: don’t open the url! But, know that it could have been much worse; I started with 500+ photos, and now have “only” 155. :D

    The link opens in “landscape collage,” and captions appear when hovering your cursor over a pic. You can go to fullscreen and play the show or advance manually, but captions often “fall off” when doing that so it can be problematic. That said, if you have any interest in viewing the three brief (a few seconds long) videos, you have to go to fullscreen to see those.

    Enough “legals;” I can’t help it. :fpalm

    Here are the pix:

    https://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/MGTTD-MMXXI-June-2021/n-QGmSQG/

    Bill
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    Yer killing me, Bill, killing me.................................
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  8. moparnut

    moparnut Been here awhile

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    There is no right or wrong way, just a left and right way.
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  9. HarveyMushman

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    If you reach a fork in the road, take it.
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  10. vagrant1947

    vagrant1947 He is free who lives as he chooses!

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    So the V85 book calls for 39 front and 42 rear. I think you do need 42 rear on the more off road tires considering their and other brands listing.
    More importantly the values can be changed on most monitors. I run the top PSI up and same with the temperature. I set the minimum pressure at 4 PSI lower than what I run on that bike. In reality I and most buy these for two reasons. 1. to check pressure before leaving in the morning without crawling around on my hands and tired knees. 2. to know if I've picked up a puncture so I can get it fixed before becoming stranded somewhere. It has proven itself many times over (unfortunately) for the latter. After a while of watching these things you will quit overthinking it and just ride.
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  11. RIRider

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    Nah, nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded.
  12. kottomack

    kottomack blahblahblah...go ride Supporter

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    Took a little spin today. And yes it feels like an old airhead but with brakes that actually stop the thing.

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    I was running lower pressures 32f-36r on the stock tires, need to bump them up.
  14. RedHawk47

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    I think I read in the V85 manual that if your are running knobbies to lower the pressure 4 psi.

    Dan
  15. HarveyMushman

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    I was able to ride an 850 this morning at the rally. She’s nice …. Better in every functional way, more torque and midrange response, and greatly improved suspension control and compliance. That and the modern rear tire size make it steer more neutrally too.

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  16. cblais19

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    Nice photo, as always. Wonder if they'll do a slightly more up spec racer based on it, now that the engine is actually decently powerful?
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    I really (as in really) wish you had not found it that way.

    "Kathi ... I can explain." :D

    Bill
  18. HarveyMushman

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    Be sure to tell her about the LED eagle thingie!

    No, that won’t work on my dearest either.
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  19. HarveyMushman

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    I’m sure they will, in their way. And eventually they’ll give it the 4V heads I’m pretty sure it’s ready to accept.
  20. Menzies

    Menzies Been here awhile

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    Did you find the 850 to have a little more relaxed riding position than the 750? I was told by a dealer that this was the case. I know I need to check the bike out myself but have not had time to do the 150 mile trip to Murfreesboro, Tn.
    My two previous Guzzi's were a Breva 1100 and a Stelvio. i had the Knights lowered pegs on these and that made it tolerable for my bad knees.