Moto Guzzi V85 TT

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

  1. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    Skid plates?
    Since installing the mid pipe, thinking a beefier, longer and wider bash plate be next on my list.
    The 2 side protections plate have become cracked almost beyond repair, would like a one piece design to eliminate 3 separate.
    Have I missed anything online? Might try a local to fabricate...

    MFS
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  2. JohnD01

    JohnD01 Been here awhile

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    Those cracked side plates are a warranty item, waiting for mine to come into country.

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  3. vagrant1947

    vagrant1947 He is free who lives as he chooses!

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    After 4 months of waiting my dealer robbed one off a new bike. Not good for either of us as his bike now looks ugly and mine has another one that might crack after warranty. I did assemble with Ace hardware bolts and a fender washer on each side for extra support.
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  4. borderer

    borderer guzzi 2 shoes

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    I believe Mytech do a skid plate
  5. jrt

    jrt Been here awhile

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    I agree with Redhawk- I just connected GD and it can read the faults (I had none) and there is a button that says 'Clear'.
    If you go through the trouble to buy a cable and hook up to your bike, I suggest you get the 7SM reader and download your current map just as a stored backup. Takes 15 or so minutes- I left my bike on a charger while I did it.
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  6. RedHawk47

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    stokerel Been here awhile

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    This is a pic (not great one) of the MyTech skid plate. Not a one piece though, the side covers come separate but look strong.
  8. DesertPilot

    DesertPilot Long timer

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    While looking for pictures of the Mytech sump guard, I came across these Gamma Zinken fellows

    https://store.gammazinken.net/Sump-guard-V85TT

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    This appears to be a one-piece unit rivited from flat (as opposed to stamped) 5mm sheets of a reasoanably substantial aluminum alloy, with ventilation holes similar to the OEM setup. Has anyone here seen one? And what is a 'zinken'?
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  9. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    good find, looks like the store is in Italy and they have a few things for the V85 It says the bash plate has 300% more air spaces than OEM
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  10. DesertPilot

    DesertPilot Long timer

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    They also note that, "...it personalizes your Moto Guzzi V85TT with a massive appearance making it more aggressive."

    I'll keep this concept in mind the next time She Who Must Be Obeyed and I go out for dinner. "What about your diet?" she'll ask. "Not to worry," I'll reply, "I'm personalizing myself with a massive appearance." :D
  11. Night_Wolf

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    If you get one built, ask for a price on a 2nd one please
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  12. RedHawk47

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    They also have an extension that covers the cat/Y pipe.
    Pricey

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  13. GazOz

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    Thanks for your explanation and photo, I did mine today. Whilst I was there I blocked off the SAS line from the air box. My ECU has been mapped but it still had a small amount of popping under deacceleration. I went for a 60 k ride and the popping is maybe a little better or same, definitely not worse.
    I will visit a friend tomorrow whose bike is set up similar to mine and see what he reckons.
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  14. Jayell

    Jayell Been here awhile

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    Is this a good idea? I think a short amount of hose should remain on the throttle body to serve as room for expansion in the rare case of a back fire.

    Just my opinion; do as you wish.
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  15. Bommes

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    I asked the same question a few pages ago, Mytech is what came out of the reply's.
    Although that's also a 3 piece setup..
    Good find !!
    300 euro's that's quit a steep price tbh.
    Think i might try and produce something my self.
    Got a 3 mm alloy sheet laying around for ages now, to bad I can't weld so all needs to be folded and bolted, Like the one in your link.
    But then again.. all that work, the time involved, I could spend riding my bike.. (or talking to the wife) hhmm:ricky

    I think Zinken is their company name?? I have a friend with Zinken as his Family name.
  16. vagrant1947

    vagrant1947 He is free who lives as he chooses!

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    I didn't see where they stated if the side covers would work with the stock Guzzi skid plate so I sent a request. I see many replacements in the future seeing as one of mine didn't make it 4000 miles if I recall and you know how Guzzi pricing will be when the warranty is over. Besides, they still can't supply them.
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  17. chethro

    chethro Confidence is High

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    Did the same thing on my V7III with no problems in 7000 miles. YMMV
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  19. twowheeledgator

    twowheeledgator Dork

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    Saw this today. I am not a Harley guy (especially since they axed EB) but this is an interesting bike. I think I will ride it. DB2431AA-40A2-42AF-8286-D790BED46F76.jpeg 99EC23CD-B998-46E2-A474-EDFFB941AE0D.jpeg btw, not me in the photo but mini me.
  20. vagrant1947

    vagrant1947 He is free who lives as he chooses!

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    https://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=110165.0
    First, I have shamelessly stolen this from EGSCHADE on Wild Guzzi.
    Smart thing to do is go here for a cheap front lower fender. I ordered one within a day or 2 of his posting and got mine in a month. Simple, cheap, effective!
    I bought this China rear fender skirt on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-...ard-Cover-Motorbike-Mudguard-ATV/143679868602 for $23.

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    Within a day or so of seeing this, I ordered one. I'm sick and tired of cleaning off road tar and believe me the paint from the double yellow lines doesn't come off. It can't hurt as a flat tire deterrent either. It got here yesterday. not sure of exactly how he did the brackets but after trying to figure out a way to make the ones that came with it work I started cutting. Basically I
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    snipped off the sides and drilled out the end hole so the bolt for the calipers would fit then opened the end so they slide over. making a 90 degree or so bend at the end and there you go. Nice and sturdy.
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    Mine looks closer than it is but you can adjust it anyway you want.
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