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V7 Registry & Picture thread -- ADD YOUR BIKE

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GT-Rx®, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. dabrucru

    dabrucru Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    My loved one
     
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  2. BENITO

    BENITO Just got it firing!

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    Got a great deal on this yesterday. Drove to see a dealer in another state to find what I needed. Glad they had this beautiful red Special 2 guzzi.jpg
     
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  3. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Well congrats! Always even better when the journey is a longer one.
    Hope you'll add your info for the first post of this thread. Welcome to the GT Famiglia. Enjoy the bike.
     
  4. Robebop

    Robebop Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Ok after a bit of a wait due to work commitments I finally picked up my new racer (Fitted Mistrals) the bike runs well but the suspension is terrible:banghead:, will have to look at upgrades soon

    Vin# ZGULWH007DM20004 #2163 (Waikato New Zealand)

    Couple of questions, do these bikes come with a basic toolkit and if so where is it hidden??
    Also where is the location of the ECU and other relays? under the tank?
     

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  5. TBro

    TBro Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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  6. DK-V7classic

    DK-V7classic Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Under the seat.
    Ecu should be under the side cover, on right side.
     
  7. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Congrats, and thanks for the VIN and info along with the pic! Welcome to the Famiglia.
    It can be made to run much better with corrected fueling, and yes, the suspension is pretty terrible. Check out all of my options on both on the Store tab above.
    Fuses are under the seat, and your bike uses an integrated (MIU) ECU and throttle body, which can be seen under the left side cover when seated.
    Post often.
     
  8. socalrob

    socalrob Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Picked up mine at ProItalia in Montrose for 12,250 or so out the door, and I did not push them on price (they are neighbors and I like the shop). I believe they have another one ready to go.
     
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  9. RobD

    RobD Just got it firing!

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    Pick up my Anniversary edition this Friday. The guys at Two Wheel Motorsport in Guelph, Ontario were cool enough to take some "unboxing" pics.

    Hopefully they turn out! V7 5.JPG V7 6.JPG
     
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  10. Robebop

    Robebop Tuned and Synch'ed

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    looks like the dealer forgot to pop the toolkit in but said they will sort out for me....:tmi:
     
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  11. BENITO

    BENITO Just got it firing!

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  12. stokes

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    I've had this bike about a month now,although the weather hasnt been co-operating,I've only got about 400 miles on it.Absolutely love it so far.Only thing is the grips are too narrow so I got some "slip on" foam covers to give them a bit more to grab onto.Much better and easier than replacing the original grips.I've owned and rode a lot of bikes over the last 45 yrs and I really think this is the best bike I've ever rode.
     
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  13. Carlos Rivera

    Carlos Rivera Just got it firing!

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    Hey everyone I've recently picked up a leftover 2015 v7 stone in Rosso for $6100.

    I've owned several used motorcycles, this one being my first new and fuel injected and I'm having a blast. Currently following break in procedure without really babying or lugging.

    I am mechanically inclined and intend to do all maintenance thanks to the great resources on this site. So far I've checked all bolts and bits for tightness, adjusted cables and pedals, and zip tied the clutch cable housing away from cylinder head. Is there anything more that I should look into?

    Also, I noticed my left pipe blueing/yellowing more than my right pipe. Normal I'm assuming?

    My questions are (tried searching forums and google):

    What is the maximum amount of handlebar rise that a v7 could achieve and where can I buy the risers (or taller bars)?

    What recommendations would anyone have for a highway/touring windscreen for a 6 foot tall rider? Looking for neck relief from wind blast without major buffeting.

    Thank you for anyone's help and the resources people have posted.
     
  14. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Well congrats and welcome to the GT Famiglia and Guzzisti fold. The happy bike owner list keeps growing. Love to get your info for the first post of this thread, VIN#, etc. A photo of you and the bike is always best... as they all look the same without the owner in the pic.
     
  15. jpv7

    jpv7 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hey Benito - it looks like my red Special was right behind yours on the assembly line - last 3 digits of my VIN are 177..lol
    The best money you can spend on it will be to improve the front fork. I've also done fuelling, mufflers, plugs/caps, all-metal fuel filter, rear shocks, bar end, de-canisterized it. I've also got the chrome Guzzi rear rack which helps me go on trips. Enjoy!
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Well congrats and welcome aboard. Hope you'll add your info for the first post of this thread including your VIN#... and pictures are always best with you in them. All V7s look similar without the owner in the pic.
    Just keep an eye on the clutch cable slack at the arm on the back of the trans. Many of '15s have had early issues with premature wear on clutch items if too tight. Header bolts loosen often, so check them weekly.
    The fuel map offset between the cylinders is off IMO. I offer a solution >HERE<
    See the new separate thread on the bars.
    There's a ton of universal fit screens if you want a fully out of the wind experience. I offer the small Dart screens which do a very good job on keeping your upper torso out of the wind. Your helmet will still be in clean air. It's the best solution I have found. Perhaps others will chime in on larger versions.
    Again welcome, hope you post often.
     
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  17. Carlos Rivera

    Carlos Rivera Just got it firing!

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    Here my 2015 V7 Stone in 'Rosso'

    ZGULWUA01FM200403 - Carlos - Whiteman AFB, MO - bought new on 20 MAY 2017 at Reno's Powersports in Kansas City.

    Put OEM crash bars on, will report back about any awkward vibrations. Will get more pictures soon (with the myself riding).

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  18. RobD

    RobD Just got it firing!

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    Finally got around to getting my Anniversary yesterday - rode it home 50 miles...so these are just quick impressions from a relatively inexperienced rider that has not had a Guzzi before. The best basis of comparison I have is a 2014 Honda CRF250L. I also have a 30,000 mile Honda CB400f - whom are known for having grabby clutches when they get hot.

    The details on the anniversary are very, very nice indeed - the fuel cap, the handlebar mount, and the seat are items you will interact with every time you ride it...or look at it!

    I will echo the "refinement" sentiment. I have no idea what the Mkii fuelling was like, but I have zero complaints with mine - very smooth. The shifter and transmission all felt positive, and refined - I'm not sure I could feel the "click" into gear as I have my newer Honda...but I did have to ride an unfamilar bike home in the rain...so maybe it's there.

    I literally laughed out loud in my helmet when I blipped the throttle on a downshift...and was caught off-guard by the torque to the right. A wonderful reminder of the machine!

    I'm only 5'10" - not sure taller riders will find it roomy. No issues with the location of the controls for me. The sound of the starter motor and the actual engine start-up again remind you this is not an appliance.

    I'm very impressed by the sound - I thought I'd get an aftermarket exhaust quickly...but now...I don't see a need for it. The note is deep, and unquestionably a twin - it sounds great on the bike.

    I include a photo of the ceremonial turn over of the key. Jeff at Two Wheel Motorsports was excellent - he rides a Mk1 Racer...so he knows the bikes well, and related his knowledge.

    V7 III Anniversario - #249/1000:

    VIN# ZGULDUA15HM000013 - RobD - Oakville, Ontario, Canada - D.O.P. 5.30.17

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    Trout GT Reference

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    Congrats on a great bike!
    Many miles of smiles are in your future.
     
  20. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Well, congrats(!). Thanks for the post and pics(!), and please add your VIN # and info for the first post of this thread.
     

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