Moto Guzzi v85 tt photography and musings

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Pbro63, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. astros50

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    1.JPG 7.JPG 8.JPG 5.JPG 4.JPG 3.JPG Just a quick run around my neighborhood. Western Kentucky (Hopkinsville). Nothing exotic or terribly picturesque but I thought I'd share.
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    Very nice, thanks for the photos.
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  3. Pbro63

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    Lately have been going for night time rides to the local foothills to avoid the heat of day and see the city lights. Now can't even do that with the wildfires. The wildcat fire came over the front range of the San Gabriel mountains tonight. The last few days unhealthful conditions smoke and ashes, no rides.

    from cellphone some HDR mode :

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  4. Pbro63

    Pbro63 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Similar to previous post but instead of cellphone taken with Fuji x-e3 and 10-24 f4 at 24mm.

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    This is my favorite lens by far. Trying to replace a 2 camera set up that pairs the 10-24 and 50-140 (both premium lenses) with just the 16-80 f4 which is far more compact as a one camera/body solution. But the results with the 16-80 leaves me a bit flat with a little less sharpness and contrast. And the ability to go ultra wide makes for more ceative and striking photos. First world problems, eh.
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  5. stokerel

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    Explored some nice gravel roads around Budapest, HU, riding alongside corn and sunflower fields. The Guzzi feels perfect on packed gravel roads and the Anakee Adventures are not bad either. But gosh they howl on smooth tarmac, only 3,500km on the clock but on certain roads they've become unbearable. The Enduristan tail pack fits perfectly on the Givi rear rack and holds everything I need for a short trip. Still playing around with the windscreen and an extension 'appendix' I've moved over from my other bike - it's a nice unit made by a small Polish company called Darkojak. It slightly improves both ventilation and helmet noise for me but it's annoyingly straight in my line of sight. Or maybe I'm too used to much shorter screens so I'm tempted to try the OEM shorty screen with this thing mounted on top.

    Oh and a picture of a small quarry I found at the end of the road. Brilliant!

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  6. Night_Wolf

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    Yes the tires howl when leaned over, but it's not something that bothers me, just something I have never noticed with any other tire on any other bike
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  7. Bommes

    Bommes Been here awhile

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    I hear of sorts of stuff when riding my V85TT but I cannot by the life of me pick out the tires in all that.

    Do you guys not wear earplugs??
    If not, just keep that up the noises you hear will eventually be less and less.. So the tire howl will fade out together with your hearing.
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  8. Night_Wolf

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    No ear plugs & I always have tunes playing, either in the helmet or through bar mounted speakers. Had my hearing tested regularly when I worked in an extremly noisy work environment and the audiologist was amazed that my hearing actually improved slightly, year over year. Not a lot, but enough that he noticed the difference in his records
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    So what part of the prairies are you from, looks like very similar to my area in Northern Sask
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    Minutes away from the only Guzzi dealer in the province, helped with choice of purchase.

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    Sadly we have no Guzzi dealer in Sask so I went with another Vstrom
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  12. stokerel

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    Yeah noise sensitivity is one of those things that are different for each individual. I do wear ear plug on my other bike on tour or high speed riding but haven't found a need for them on the riding done so far on the v85 - that touring screen does help. Unfortunately the side effect is that it allows all that tire noise to come through but then again it's probably just me not being used to this kind of tire. The solution is to just open the throttle some more and the exhaust sound does make that go away haha
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    DesmoDog Desmo was my dog. RIP big guy.

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    I wear earplugs and have music playing and can STILL hear the tires quite clearly. Either you're hearing it and don't realize that's what it is, or you don't have Michelin Anakee tires. I can't hear it when riding straight ahead, but when the bike is leaned over at all it's clear.
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    I only notice when leaned over
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  15. Pbro63

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    One of the things I don't miss not hearing is the associated noises of water cooling. The V85 reminds me of the early days when I had an 81 Honda CB750 Custom just smooth sound of the engine and a solid 4x4 exhaust, lots of chrome, factory burgundy paint and pinstriping. Did alot of touring on that bike. The golden days of the UJM .
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    Ryan F9 just did a great video about this era in a comparison piece between old and new Honda 300s
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    After over a year of lurking on their facebook page I joined a local bike club (well not so local had to ride two hours to get there) on their weekly Wednesday evening ride. Glad I made it. Someone posted this picture of me on the bike in the setting sun, nice.

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    At the top of Palomar Mtn.
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    MongoLikeCandy It Never Gets Easier, You Just Go Faster

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    plugs in I don't hear a bloody thing.....its like flying
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    Another 320 km on my favourite loop today, but it might be my last one for the year as it was COLD & I saw SNOW :hide Thank doG for heated grips, jacket & gloves :ricky

    Highway 40 to Highwood Pass (highest paved road in Canada)

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    Fall colours (if you live in the East, don't laugh as locals think this is colourful :jack

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    View from the seat

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    That would be 35.6f for my American friends First time I have seen the "snowflake"

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    Fresh snow

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    was a balmy 8c (46.4f) on the other side of the mountain)

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    I found a Cafe not far from home that I'm happy to park my goose outside of :lol3

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    Just spent 4 days in the Eastern Sierras at an unofficial adv gathering in Bishop. Was great to get out and do some camping. The smoke was bad at times but we roughed it out.

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    Fall colors
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    June Lake loop, Walker Lake Rd.
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