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Undecided on which v7 model...

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by JACoH, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. JACoH

    JACoH Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I really have to have a new v7 this spring. I love the Special, but don't like spoked wheels with tube type tires. Tubeless are just safer because they don't lose air as rapidly. I could stand a Stone, but don't particularly like the matte finish or black pipes. Any comments to sway me would be appreciated.
     
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    RedHawk47 Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    The V7II has chrome pipes and mufflers.
    There are some great clearance deals right now.
    And I know Moto International, Seattle, will swap tanks for you; they offered that for me.
    Dan
     
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    Faisal Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Well that's a conundrum you've gotten yourself into. A conundrum that can only be solved by paying extra to swap out what you want.
     
  4. Mr Pootle

    Mr Pootle Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    image.jpeg My dealer swapped the wheels with a stone, so I've the best of both worlds. Had I wanted a Stone, but with a shiny tank, he offered to lacquer it for me. Alternatively , for a few hundred pounds, he'd have repainted the tank, panels and mudguards in whatever colour I chose.
    When I took the bike back for its first service, the gold was on display. I was tempted....
     
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    oldlegs Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi again Mr Pootle, that tank's got me tempted too, would that be Moto Strada . Just lacquer over my matte yellow + black? Steve.
     
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    Mr Pootle Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    It is indeed. You've got to admit that it's prettier than the drab pair in this photo. image.jpeg
     
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    Kev M Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I hate spokes.

    But I'm not sure I accept the premise that cast is safer.

    I mean the one time in hundreds of thousands of miles that I had a flat on spokes (Guzzi Jackal, 2-up, on the highway running fast) the tube lost air slowly and the sidewall was pretty stiff and we pulled off the highway and into a gas station.

    That said, people are right, you can swap wheels...nuff' said.
     
  8. mechanicsavant

    mechanicsavant Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I just (last Fri.) Brought an 16 stone ii home. Yes I like the looks of the upscale models but ,no tubes for me. I always carry a mini compressor & wall mart plug kit . No often but a few times in the last 40 years & 300k mi. it has been a lot easier to get me out of a jam than wrestling wheel removal, dismounting tire etc. Also, an added bonus if you help some other poor soul out @ the rally ,usually they will keep you "hydrated" for a portion of the event!! I too am not thrilled w/Matt paint but painting a tank & side covers is lots cheaper than case wheels.I can't wait to get this break in period over &let my eagle spread its wings a bit ( @ legal speeds of course!!). I'm off to farkle..
     
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    Stradagene Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    trialsn Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    The rims that GT offers look amazing and are apparently much lighter. I'd just pick up a set of those if your wallet can handle the price!
     
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