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    V85TT Alum top case "slope"

    It is? Insensate lout that I am, I never noticed. Now I'll have to put on a jacket and go out to the garage to check, darn it!.
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    V85TT Mods Thread

    It appears that Madstad will be coming out with a system for the V85 around March, rendering my project to adapt their system for the 2011-2017 Tiger 800 moot. Oh well. It was still fun. For the heck of it, here's what I came up with. It works fairly well, but I'm sure their system will be...
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    V85TT Mods Thread

    Look what just showed up on my doorstep today :) Phase Two of the Great Madstad Project has begun. If all goes well, I'll start measuring and figuring out how to adapt it tomorrow. Pictures and a write-up to follow...
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    V85TT Mods Thread

    The Great Madstad Project continues. After riding around with the Remarkably Ugly Test Setup for several hundred miles of back road, side road, and freeway, trying various heights and rake angles, using the good old hold-your-hand-in-front-of-you-o-meter to check the airflow, and measuring...
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    V85TT Ride Review

    It has a neutral indicator. Which works, unlike the one on my old [name deleted to protect to reputation of an otherwise fine company]. That's the indicator I feel that I need at stops. When I'm running, I can usually tell if I'm in the gear I want, and don't care too much about the number...
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    V85TT updates for 2021

    Tough call. I went from a Tiger 800 to a V85, and they're both... very good...
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    V85TT updates for 2021

    Members of my tribe want those tubeless rims for our 2020! Tomorrow! Or better yet, yesterday! We're already looking for a set...
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    V7 III 820cc Big Bore Kit

    I too will be watching this with considerable interest. As will my wife, because if this tips me into getting a V7, she gets to take over the Ducati Scrambler...
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    V85TT updates for 2021

    I'm already speculating about how I might pick up a set of those wheels!
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    New V7/85 65hp for 2021

    I'm sure the new V7s will be a big success here in the Bay Area. I already see quite a few of the current V7s on the road. Of course, we have not one but two Guzzi dealers here, which helps.
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    V85TT Mods Thread

    Will do! I was reluctant to cross-post, because some people object to this, but here are the two relevant posts. I for their length, and would in no way be offended if you deleted them because they were too long or didn't seem appropriate for this thread. [FIRST ADVRIDER POST] The Great...
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    V85TT Mods Thread

    The big design features that distinguish Madstad's systems from the Givi Airflow are 1) the 2" separation between the screen and the mounting surface that acts as a venturi and 2) they don't have that flare at the top to mess up the airflow. This proof-of-concept setup works so well I could...
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    V85TT Mods Thread

    I've successfully fitted a Madstad screen to a V85. I posted a description to the V85 thread on the Advrider site, which I will not cross-post here unless someone asks, but can reproduce if anyone's interested. So far it works brilliantly. It may be ugly as sin ('Sloth' or 'Gluttony' would be...
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    V85TT Mods Thread

    The Final Word: I did a bit of fiddling and measuring after lunch, and it seems those fenders don't all come out of the mold the same. Very slight changes in the radius of the fender can produce significant changes in clearance with the tires. Still, it's fairly straightforward to pop one in...
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    V85TT Mods Thread

    Thanks, Chris! That looks exactly the same as my unit. I realized that thee may be some manufacturing variance between these things in the way they come out of the molds. On mine, the sides of the tender flared out, which pulls them closer to the tire. I stuck it inthe oven last night --...
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    V85TT Mods Thread

    I just did two hours ago -- front fender for a Aprilia Caponord Rally 1200, part number 2B0024475 -- and that thing is one tight fit. It looks great, like all the photos people here have posted, and it didn't fall off, catch fire, or explode when I took it out for a test ride, but that thing...
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    V85TT Mods Thread

    Has anyone here fitted Barkbuster handguards with the BHG-079 two point frame to their V85.? If so, do you have any photos of how the inside clamp on the right side fits together? The fellows at Barkbuster (Barkbusterians? Barlbusteri?) claim this frame will fit the handlebar on a V85, but I...
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    V85 Engine Guards -- a review of all of them, more or less

    Due to some circumstances beyond my control, I was in a position to review function and installation of different engine guards for the V85 TT. As of today, 25-Oct-2020, there are four main options: the Givi, Hepco & Becker, SW-Motech, and OEM. Second-hand reports suggest the Givi is overkill –...
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    V85TT Registry and pic thread

    Thanks for the good wishes. Fortunately Guzzis are tough! As are the OEM engine bars. Number 1 sacrificed one to save my leg, for which I will forever honor her. As i noted on the Advrider forum, these bikes seem to be designed by the same people who did Roman galleys back during the Punic...
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    V85TT Registry and pic thread

    My first V85 got destroyed at 3600 miles last June by someone with a Mercedes SUV, a novel interpretation of how Stop signs work, and a firm but soon-to-be-disproved belief that two objects can occupy the same space at one time. But members of my tribe do not so easily concede defeat, and we...
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