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V7 Cafe Racer Fairing

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

  1. minimike

    minimike Tuned and Synch'ed

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  2. sandy

    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Out of interest, are you finding the main mounting bracket is interfering slightly with left full lock.
    Mine is.
    Only holding it a few mm away from the stop, and not enough to cause any issues, but I'd be happier if the bracket work sat perfectly central, which it doesn't.
     
  3. gstallons

    gstallons Tuned and Synch'ed

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    That little fairing looks great !
     
  4. Pie-Man

    Pie-Man Just got it firing!

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    Hi Sandy,

    Lovin' the look of the bike!

    I ordered a gloss black fairing from Anna a few days ago for my V7 Racer and then stumbled across this site! Looks as if it will be really useful! So "Hi" from a newbie and drinks on me from the virtual bar! :D

    Do you have any tips on the fit and use of the fairing? Anna has sent me the .pdf fitting instructions which were a little more complex than I first anticipated (I note your comment regarding the routing of the brake light switch cable).

    Thanks in anticipation of any assistance you can give!

    Tim

    (P.S. I'm in the UK; looks as if you are too?)
     
  5. sandy

    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Hi mate
    I got the standard instructions with mine which I felt more of a guide to be honest.
    They were not all that that helpful.
    I did have a few issues and I can certainly give you some tips to save you a few of the headaches I had.
    For example, the final stage is to fit the supporting arms to each side of the upper fairing.
    These secure underneath the main bracket with two bolts.
    If you stick to the instructions, you'll have already installed the clocks, but then find it impossible to get to one of the two bolts on either side.
    The answer ?
    Leave the clocks (secured to their bracket), off until this is done.
    They can be easily fitted after the fairing has been completely installed, and so on.
    Just one example.
    Yes I am in the UK and happy to help.
    PM me and I'll give you my address and tel. no.
     
  6. Pie-Man

    Pie-Man Just got it firing!

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    Thanks for the tip! PM sent.
     
  7. minimike

    minimike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    My dealer is running into a snag installing the fairing.

    For those of you that have done this, is the fairing supposed to touch the gas tank?

    The support arms are so tight, that there is no room to get the fairing on with either the old or the new replacement gas tank on.

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    What are we doing wrong?
     
  8. mwrenn

    mwrenn Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    I test fit mine last week and it fit perfectly. I'll go look again but I think I remember the lower bracket attach ears were in the same place your's are. The fairing is pretty snug to the tank if I recall. Huh, I'll go check.
     
  9. sandy

    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Yes it is, but you should find there are small rubber stops on either side of the fairing at the tips to space it away and stop it damaging your paintwork.
    These rubber stops rest tightly on the tank.


    Yes I found they were very tight against the tank, and had to bend them out slighty.Just grab the arms at the end and pull them gently towards you.
    You only need to bring them out very slightly.
    When fitted, the fairing must rest against the tank via the two rubber stops supplied to limit vibration.
     
  10. mwrenn

    mwrenn Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Your's is on there correctly, the only thing I can think is that the attach holes for the lower support are slotted, maybe it can slide down some? It wouldn't take much for it to be too high and rub the tank. Keep us posted! :D
     
  11. sandy

    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Is the bike here a Classic ?
    If it is I think you may be in for a shock because the fairing whon't fit with your handlebars.
    I maybe wrong, but I don't think I am.
    You'll need to swap for the Cafe bars.
     
  12. minimike

    minimike Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thanks for the feedback! We're going to check it out today. :D
     
  13. damoru

    damoru Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi all!!

    Here another Stucchi fairing owner. Got it right here... in my house, waiting to be installed.

    Instructions are really a joke. I will get some help, or I'll go crazy.

    Got a Cafe Classic, but I forgot to purchase a couple of handlebar mirrors. I didn't realize that stock ones won't be compatible with the fairing (no housing for them). So, could you point me to any mirrors who could fit the stock bar?

    Thanks. I've read some nice advices here.
     
  14. mwrenn

    mwrenn Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Hey, welcome to the forum!
    I am planning on installing the Stucchi mirrors on the fairing when I get mine together.
    I had some CRG Lanesplitters on some Tommaselli clip ons, but I hated the way the bar end mirrors look.
    I tried to find some bar end mirrors that would fit the stock Guzzi Cafe handlebar a few months ago, but didn't have any luck.
    Keep us posted on your installation!
    Cheers
     
  15. damoru

    damoru Tuned and Synch'ed

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    In a Spanish forum I've seen that a buddy has installed Rizoma mirrors. I'm very happy with Rizoma overall quality (not so happy with its prices). I'll come back with pics ASAP.
     
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    sign216 High Miler

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    Yea, pictures would be great. How much $ (or Euros) did they set you back?
     
  17. WHY

    WHY Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Rizoma cost around $250 for a pair here in North America. you can probably get it a bit cheaper in Europe
     
  18. sandy

    sandy Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    You should have got some fairing mirrors in the kit.
    I did.
    The instructions for fitting the fairing make it appear a lot harder than it is.
    I fitted mine over two days, but now I'm familiar with it, I reckon I could do it start to finish in under 2 hours.
     
  19. damoru

    damoru Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Are you kidding me??? Hahaha... Perhaps I should review a closed package that came with the packet... :D
     
  20. damoru

    damoru Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Got mirrors!!! :lol:

    Well. They're not a beauty, but will make its function so far.

    Thanks. You've save me a bunch of €, hehehehe ;)
     

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