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2nd hand V7 Stone 2 2015

Discussion in 'V7/V9 Chat & Tech' started by jyppis, Jul 14, 2017 at 7:04 AM.

  1. jyppis

    jyppis Just got it firing!

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    I changed my vn900 last week to Stone II. It has 8500km on it and luckily still warranty left. I will take it to dealer for repair with following defect list:

    - rusty water dripping out from the shaftdrive swing bar after rain
    -downshifting to 1st gear makes big clunk and sometimes even impossible to downshift because clutch wont disengage. Blipping doesnt help.
    - cold start problems, maybe too old fuel mapping
    - foot brake lever holding rusted
    - moist under alarn lights, speedometer
    - oil leak to airbox
    - brake fluid leaks from the handlebar chamber

    I have had Japanese bikes before without any of these above. Ill hope they get everything fixed because I really like this bike.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017 at 3:59 AM
  2. Kev M

    Kev M Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    My prediction:

    1. Normal (ish)
    2. Adjust clutch
    3. Normal, let it warm up
    4. Normal
    5. Dude you gotta put this thing in a garage once in a while. (They're gonna say normal)
    6. Normal (breather system will carry some pool to airbox).
    7. They'll get you the updated (ironically older) cover.

    Can't say I'm seeing any corrosion on my 13 Stone, but it lives inside and doesn't see winter. If either of those aren't true for you or it's near the ocean than expect some corrosion. Moisture generally doesn't intrude on the instruments, but again depending on environment it's possible.

    Though I understand you wanting to not have ANY issues, what JAPanInc. products you have had without this doesn't really tell us anything, apples and oranges at the least (i.e. were they shaft drive? single throttle body EFI pushrod twins? Similar materials? Price range? Bodywork?).

    Bottom line I'm not hearing anything particularly troubling, not because it's a Guzzi, but because it's a motorcycle.
     
  3. TimmyTheHog

    TimmyTheHog Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Basically Kev covers all.

    I came off a Japanese Cruiser & sports bike before I dove into Guzzi.

    Let just say both has their own perks...

    Japanese Bikes are more or less follow the procedure or it might crash and burn. The good part of Japanese bike is their supports & manuals are VERY WELL WRITTEN.

    Guzzi is a true Italian where it really depends on her mood of the day, but at the end of the day as long as it is within spec, she will do what you say and leave you with a smile on your face.

    Not saying my old jap bikes are not fun, but I just like my guzzi better as you are always playing with her...in a good way while my old Japs are more of 0 & 1 style.
     

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