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Moto Guzzi V85 TT

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

  1. jrt

    jrt Been here awhile

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    Do you have GuzziDiag and the proper adapter? GD will read faults, I believe.
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  2. JohnD01

    JohnD01 Been here awhile

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    Can it clear the fault?
  3. jrt

    jrt Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure about that, and I cannot find a definitive answer with a brief search. You could unhook your battery for 20-30 sec. That usually resets the ECU. But- if it is a real fault, it will come right back (so maybe you learn something that way?).
    I am NOT well versed on GuzziDiag. I downloaded it and connected to my bike one time, but that's the limit of my personal experience. I'll fire it up this afternoon and see what I can find.
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  4. JohnD01

    JohnD01 Been here awhile

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    Have ordered the cables and downloaded the program, see what happens.
  5. RedHawk47

    RedHawk47 Adventurer Supporter

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    Yes, GuzziDiag can clear the fault. If the fault returns you know you have a problem
    GD will also tell you what the fault is. Do not take the fault name as the answer, that's to simple. Look up the OBD2 DTC code for a better description; there could be several things that are acting up, or interacting.

    Dan
  6. MFS

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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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. borderer

    borderer guzzi 2 shoes

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    I believe Mytech do a skid plate
  10. 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.
    Sorry it took a while. We are moving furniture around here in preparation of some major house remodeling.
    J
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  11. RedHawk47

    RedHawk47 Adventurer Supporter

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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.
  13. 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

    85TT_Paracoppa.jpg

    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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  14. Cal

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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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  15. 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
  16. Night_Wolf

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

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

    Dan
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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.