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Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Holt, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. sign216

    sign216 High Miler

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    Did the ads or press release mention lower oil consumption? My bike (and that of other riders) has consumed a fair amount of oil. Not that I mind, but it's interesting that the factory tackled that.
     
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    Greyo Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    RJVB mentioned this (see below), but I could not find the original source myself.

    I'm with you on the oil-guzzling issue; had my V7C not been so hopelessly addicted to Agip 10W-60, I probably wouldn't have switched to the G8VSE... at least, not so soon. :mrgreen:

     
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    gstallons Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I think it means a single throttle body feeding two cylinders.
     
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    jones525 Just got it firing!

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    I for one am really excited about the new V7. Two things were really holding me back with this purchase. One was the spoked wheel option and the second was the low power output of the engine. I'm glad to see there is a V7 available with aluminium mag weheels and the new engine with increased power & torque is a welcome addition as well. I'm not totally in love with the matte finish though. Maybe they'll be another color option for the states, if not the first model (2012) year then possibily the second (2013)...
     
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    gstallons Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I would say is a single throttle body that feeds the two cylinders.
     
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    Greyo, my oil usage was roughly 0.5 liter/1,000 miles, maybe a little less.
    But I'm not switching bikes over that.

    Jones, I can understand the desire for mag wheels with tubeless tires. I like the look of the wire wheels, but if one of my tubes blows out I might quickly change my mind on the wire wheels.

    Gstallons, you think that refers to going from duel to a single throttle body?
     
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    jones525 Just got it firing!

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    I was interested in the Grizo initally, and I was impressed with the tubeless spoked rims on the SE model. Once I started looking at the V7 i noticed that the front tire said "Tubeless". Upon further inquiry I was informed that the V7 series had tubed tires... Good catch by me i'd say. I like the retro look but not tubed retro!
     
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    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    The spoked wheels on the Griso SE use tubless tyres.
    It's a pity they couldn't have applied the design to the V7's.
    I hate the fact that we're forced to use inner tubes in this day and age.
    Interestingly, BMW spoked rims also use tubeless tyres which is achieved by running the spokes from the hub to the outer edge of the wheel.
    Such a simple sollution.
     
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    jones525 Just got it firing!

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    Agreed. I just dont want the hassle of a tubed setup. Which is why I am excited to see an aluminium wheel version of the V7 available soon.. I'm looking forward to the reviews!
     
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    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    You can actually fit the cast wheels from the Breva 750.
    They bolt straight on, although Corsa say a minor modification of the fromt mudguard is required.
    I think this is because the Breva front wheel is a 17" where the V7 is an 18, so I would imagine, purely for aesthetic reasons, you'd need to space the mudguard down slightly to avoid an unsightly gap.
     
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    There is also the procedure of adapting a wire wheel to take tubeless tires. Mainly consists of sealing the wheel where the wires are secured. It's been on a back burner as an "off season" task for me for a while.

    A rider made a good photo essay of how to do it, just can't find it right now. There's also a shop that will do it for you, on the west coast (USA) I believe.
     
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    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Interesting you should say that, as I have looked into this.
    The issue is not just the spokes, but the rims themselves.
    You might go through all that only to find that the rim edges don't hold in the air.
    Then there's the issue of insurance.
    If you did the work, and something failed causing a crash, you might find yourself not covered by your insurance company.
    I'm waiting for a pair of used Breva 750 wheels to come up for sale, and have them painted if they are in need.
    It's the simple solution but I'll be interested to see how you get on if you do a conversion.
     
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    akos27 Just got it firing!

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    jones525 Just got it firing!

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