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V7 Cafe Racer Fairing

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by sandy, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. sandy

    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    My Stucchi fairing arrived this morning.
    Been waiting months for this.
    It is very expensive but all my cynicism over that evaporated the moment I had it un packed.
    The quality is awsome.
    The stainless bracket work alone is nothing short of bike porn.
    I was told that it was going to be simple to fit for anyone with basic spannering skills, but having studied the instructions I think it could easily be an afternoon into the night type of job.
    Well I plan to get cracking tomorrow, and here's the result I'm hoping for, but on my V7 Racer.
    Fingers crossed,
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Bob Bernstein

    Bob Bernstein Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Thanks for posting- that is truly a thing of beauty, good luck with it.
     
  3. Carl Allison

    Carl Allison Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Interesting that you got one. Would you care to tell us the story, the Stucchi site says that it's "Out of stock". No mention yet on the availability of the other planned colors (I want green).

    Click on image to access the Stucchi page for this item.
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  4. sandy

    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Well I got wind of this months ago and immediately secured mine well in advance with a deposit.
    Anna from Stucchi told me they made 20 on the first production run, and all of them were pretty much sold in advance.
    It was a long wait with a lot of emails being bounced around.
    Every month I'd get an email saying it would be ready the next month, and so on.
    Well this is so typically Italian isn't it, but I can say hand on heart, it was worth the wait !!!
    The picture you posted is slightly wrong, and it looks like a photo shop job, just to give an idea of how it will look.
    I know that because the clocks do not sit in their original mountings as they appear to in that photo.
    They have to be taken off and fitted to the fairing mounting hardware, so sit more forward, lower (under screen level) and static within the fairing, and independent of the bars.
    As I have said, intial inspection after unpacking has been more than satifactory and the quality has to be seen to be believed.
    The stainless hardware is a work of art.
    When you see that, it makes you realise that actually, this is well priced.
    The cost and time involved in creating bespoke hardware to this standard does not even bare thinking about.
    Be warned though.
    From what I can tell, this is not something you'll be able to have on or off as the mood takes you.
    Fitting looks quite involved with some extensive re-routing of cableing, so when it's on, it's on.
    It looks like the green is available, as you can "add to cart" from the website.
    http://www.stucchiluigi.it/product.php?id_product=10129
    Best is to phone them up, (they take ages to answer emails), and ask for Anna or Louis who can both speak pretty good English.
    I'll take some pre fit photos later to give you an idea of what you're getting.
    I'm going to wait for a clear uninteruppted day to fit it though, so that may take a little longer but hopefully I'll then be in a position to assist anyone else if they need help.
    Rest assured, there is no issue with quality here.
    It's worth every penny, and a whole lot more
    B)
     
  5. Carl Allison

    Carl Allison Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    It does look good. You can see some of the hardware in this shot:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. WHY

    WHY Tuned and Synch'ed

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    nice, make sure you post some picture during installations.
     
  7. sandy

    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Got a bit carried away today and fitted it.
    Sorry, I got so involved I didn't think to take pictures.
    Stucchi told me that this was easy to fit but now having done it, all I can say is I'm glad it's over.
    I'm quite handy with the spanners but I found it very tricky.
    The instructions are not clear and there are some mistakes.
    For example, they tell you to feed the front brake light cable back through the mounting bracket cable tunnel, but if you do that, it won't reach to reconnect to the brake light switch housing so be warned,
    I should have checked this before putting it all together but didn't, opting to take Stucchi's word for it and paid the price by having to pull it all apart again to re-route it
    :cry:
    Also, the main support bracket bolts to the horn mouting lugs on the frame each side, and the front frame rail.
    Trouble is that the driled holes in the bracket to not line up very well so once fitted to the side mounting points, the front holes don't marry up, and vice versa, so I ended up having to elongate the holes in the front of the bracket by a few mm.
    That said, I stand by what I said earlier.
    It's beautifully made and taking everything into account, is not really expensive if you consider the time and effort required to fabricate all the intricate mounting hardware.
    Fiddly and time consuming to fit with a fair amount of using your own common sense as opposed to the instructions, yes but worth it in the end ?
    Most definitely.
    Pictures will follow tomorrow.
     
  8. rhysaccess

    rhysaccess Just got it firing!

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    Thanks for posting this......looking forward to see any photos you can show.

    I've been waiting for some info on this fairing or some time, as I'm pretty keen to put one on my Racer (#588).

    Regards,
    Rhys
     
  9. minimike

    minimike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thanks for the info! I just ordered one of the STUCCHI LUIGI SPORT FAIRING KIT FOR V7 CAFE, GREEN
    [PART NUMBER: MG333G] from MG Cycle.  They have them in stock & should ship it on Monday. My bike was going Green this week anyway due to a warranty replaced gas tank. The white was nice; but, when the Green came out I was envious.

    http://www.mgcycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=3034


    It should be done in a week or so & I'll post pictures too.
     
  10. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Gorgeous setup. Nice work.
     
  11. WHY

    WHY Tuned and Synch'ed

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    nice, very nice, I am so tempting to get one also. what type of bar end mirror on your racer?
     
  12. Tazturtle

    Tazturtle Just got it firing!

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    Wow! Looks fantastic. Well done.
     
  13. oldmanjob

    oldmanjob Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Nice job :D Sure makes the bike look complete, and fast :woohoo: :lol: Did all the cables stretch to the desired length, or did you have to replace some with longer ones :?:

    Bill
     
  14. sandy

    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    All cables reach so no problems there, although you do have to snip the cable tie that holds the main group to the frame and pull it through, which means taking off the tank.
     
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    oldmanjob Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Good job on your first video attempt :D

    Bill
     
  16. Paxo

    Paxo Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Looks like it's always been there! Excellent work.
     
  17. ItalianSpiderman

    ItalianSpiderman Just got it firing!

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    Really nice...great look for the bike! I noticed you have the same Rizoma mirrors I use. Did you ream out the mirror stalks, or did you have the bar end weights turned? By the way, you can undo the clamps where the old mirrors attached and reverse it so the hole points down. Much cleaner look and you don't collect water and crap in the hole.
     
  18. guzzipete

    guzzipete Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I purchased a couple of chorme button head hex bolts, cut them to length and screwed them into mirror mount. Seems to look pretty good.

    You can now purchase bar end weights that will work with the Rizoma mirrors. I believe that they are ones that are used on some Aprilia models.
     
  19. sandy

    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Hi
    The mirrors are actually MOTRAX who have now gone bust.
    Very cheap but excellent quality.
    I fitted them between the stock bar end weight and the end of the bar using a smaller diameter spacer washer, onto which the mirrors are clamped.
    I just tightened the bar end weight onto the spacer washer and it seems to be solid.
    I'm pleased with the result.
    I did this because the diameter of the mirror clamp was too small for the bar end weight.

    By the way, you can undo the clamps where the old mirrors attached and reverse it so the hole points down.

    Thanks for that tip.
    I'll do that
    :)
     
  20. sandy

    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Also I got this neat tank bag just so I can carry a few bits and pieces.
    It clips to the filler cap surround. Works nicely and you can get various size tank bags.
     

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