Moto Guzzi V85 TT

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by cabanza, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. DesertPilot

    DesertPilot Long timer

    Joined:
    May 18, 2014
    Oddometer:
    1,292
    Location:
    Mountain View, CA
    I'd wondered about that too, Grinnin. I tufted the windscreen to measure airflow sometime back and there seems to be a dead space right behind it. I may give this pendulum thing a go, just to see what happens. Heck, all I need is some tape, a length of string, and an old nut, and there's an old nut sitting right here at this desk! :D

    If I was really OCD, I'd dig up a used ball flight instrument from some old Piper Cub or Taylorcraft and try that, but there are limits...
    Pbro63 likes this.
  2. DesertPilot

    DesertPilot Long timer

    Joined:
    May 18, 2014
    Oddometer:
    1,292
    Location:
    Mountain View, CA
    I belive one still needs to be in a turn to get the effect of centrifugal force -- yes, I know that's only a pseudo-force, but still. As I noted to Grinnin, I may give this a go. Though I'd need to find some twisty around here that isn't on a hill, which could be a bit of a challenge.
  3. jonkertb

    jonkertb n00b

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2014
    Oddometer:
    6
    My v85 arrives tomorrow and I want to haul it south with me for the winter. Looking at a 600# hitch carrier rather than a small trailer. Is it doable?
  4. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD! Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,415
    Location:
    WA/AZ, USA
    Should work OK if you're driving a Humvee.
  5. Pbro63

    Pbro63 Been here awhile Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2015
    Oddometer:
    604
    Location:
    Temple City, CA
    If you have a roof rack use extra tie straps to help alleviate the weight and secure the bike. Make sure the tank is near empty, that's an extra 30lbs which helps alot.
    rx3 hitch.JPG
    MFS and Night_Wolf like this.
  6. jonkertb

    jonkertb n00b

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2014
    Oddometer:
    6
    Not a Humvee but a GMC with a class IV hitch rated for 1200# tongue weight! But how difficult is it to load the bike on one of these for an old man is the question!
  7. hasselman

    hasselman Motorcycle learner (since 1981)

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Oddometer:
    161
    Location:
    Helsinki area, Finland
    SHouldn't be a problem. My experience says old men do thing smarter than young men, young men use more muscles than brains. But what do I know, I'm only 63 (almost) :rofl
    Night_Wolf, DesertPilot and jonkertb like this.
  8. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD! Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,415
    Location:
    WA/AZ, USA
    I'd figure out an elevated platform to work from, once the handlebars get up to chest height control is difficult, and have a helper.
    Night_Wolf likes this.
  9. RedHawk47

    RedHawk47 Adventurer Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,307
    Location:
    Berthoud, CO
    Do yourself a favor and buy a Kendon trailer. One time loading the bike on a hitch carrier will have you wishing you bought a trailer.

    Dan
    Night_Wolf and Bradbm like this.
  10. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    17,673
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Thanks to @JohnD01 i ordered one of these last week. When ordering they said delivery between 29 Nov and 24 Dec. Arrived today, 25 Nov from Singapore to NZ.

    Nice and quick, about 5 days.

    IMG20201125212235.jpg

    Edit. Damn one small O ring washer is missing. That halts assembly before it starts.
    JohnD01 likes this.
  11. 30yGS

    30yGS Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Oddometer:
    110
    Location:
    Townsville, Qld, Australia.
    OK MrKiwi, What is it? Brand, supplier etc?
  12. JohnD01

    JohnD01 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 17, 2020
    Oddometer:
    116
    Location:
    Australia
    @MrKiwi, don't forget to glue it together when you have finalised your adjustment.
  13. Bommes

    Bommes Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Oddometer:
    196
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    I have a similar screen extender.
    Used to be on my vstrom and now on my Guzzi.
    No glue used and still in it's place.
    Grinnin likes this.
  14. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    17,673
    Location:
    New Zealand
    30yGS likes this.
  15. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    17,673
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Did you need to drill a set of holes for the screws. The screen came with a hole insert for the screen bracket and one hole for a screw, but the other screw hole is not pre-drilled.
  16. jonkertb

    jonkertb n00b

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2014
    Oddometer:
    6
    Thanks ZDa
    thanks Dan, I’m leaning towards a trailer. Been rethinking my strength abilities in my 70’s! Probably not a motorcycle specific one as I would want to be able to use it for other uses. Looking at high sided utility or a small cargo trailer.
  17. tf104

    tf104 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2019
    Oddometer:
    35
    Location:
    nor cal
    i just bought an all all aluminum featherlite 7x10 worked great to haul the v85 to oregon, i almost bought a kendon but the featherlite is much more versatile . it has made a few dump runs and home depot runs.
    fonzie56 likes this.
  18. JohnD01

    JohnD01 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 17, 2020
    Oddometer:
    116
    Location:
    Australia
    New cases arrived today :) took two hours to fit the muffler side frame :( and 15 minutes to fit the other side, all happy in the end.
    Used my MT09 Tracer inner bags and they fit well. 20201126_171142.jpg 20201126_172428.jpg 20201126_172449.jpg 20201126_172513.jpg
    SD113, astros50, Night_Wolf and 3 others like this.
  19. JohnD01

    JohnD01 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 17, 2020
    Oddometer:
    116
    Location:
    Australia
    @MrKiwi, mine came assembled sort of, only had to assemble the adjusters.
    MrKiwi likes this.
  20. pfestus1

    pfestus1 Slash 5er

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2001
    Oddometer:
    779
    Location:
    Roanoke , Virginia
    Jon, I bought a light weight Karavan Trailer from Home Depot, a 5X8. It will fit two bikes, or even my side car rig. The sides on fold down if needed for loading palletized items. I pull it with a compact SUV with a 2000 lb towing rating, which isn't much, but the trailer and my Goozi haul great.
    RedHawk47 likes this.