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V85TT Mods Thread

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Faisal, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I struggle to answer these type of questions here as I repeat myself over and over. This isn’t what I think, this is simple fact; Sensor offset technology was abandoned by the major players in industry in the late ‘90s due to erratic running and failing electronic systems because of them.
    Many small companies often toss band aids at it to make money. Again, if you choose to use it, be sure *YOU* verify what is doing to your bike/fueling. The V85 isn't a cheap machine to blindly throw things at.
    I’m not an engineer, just a trained end user that has been well-versed in (Guzzi specific) fueling since 2001.
     
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    Herbiedacious Just got it firing!

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    Uh-oh, l've just had a notification from DHL that my fender will be here in a couple of days. The part number l've ordered is 2B001431 and l can't for the life of me remember how l came across that number. Thank god it was only £40, You never know, it might be ok, looks like it is Australia & S.africa spec.
     
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    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    I purchased Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally front fender #2B0024475, but there appears to be another version 2B001431 as per this page.

    https://www.ricambi-aprilia.it/apri...afango-anteriore--Puntale/116/29/1195006962/6

    Same price, same description except it included the word USA. Perhaps it might have a USA DOT approval on it somewhere.
     
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    Herbiedacious Just got it firing!

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    Aha, that could explain it. The USA version has orange reflectors on the shrouds. Well spotted.
     
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    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    Mine doesn't have the orange reflectors, but there is a couple of small holes. Wouldn't be hard to fit something if I felt inclined.
     
  6. Herbiedacious

    Herbiedacious Just got it firing!

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    I can happily confirm that 2B001431 fits perfectly!
     
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    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    That's the part number for the front guard, not these little orange reflectors. Not even sure I want any.
     
  8. Herbiedacious

    Herbiedacious Just got it firing!

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    Totally agree, the less obvious the better. (Part number for each reflector is ooGo4403751 by the way)
     
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    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    You've got your o & 0 confused; they should be all 0 (or absent).

    But it wouldn't fit the fender either.

    I may snoop around for a small orange button reflector. But I'm in no hurry.
     
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    Dah-Dit Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Looking for some compatible short brake & clutch levers. Any ideas as to which bikes also carry the same levers as the V85TT to widen the possible options? So far (apart from incompatible cheap eBay ones) I haven't found any.
     
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    Dah-Dit Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Your 02-Optimizer works differently to such more basic solutions I guess Todd. I've had one fitted one to my Breva v1100 since 2011.
     
  12. Derek Wardell

    Derek Wardell Just got it firing!

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    I'm following this thread with interest.
    On the Heated Grips topic I've decided to go down the Oxford route. Can anyone advise exactly where the connectors to plug in to the wiring loom are located? And therefore what needs to be removed to get access?
    Also I'm trying to source the Caponord front mudguard. Everyone I've tried has them on back order at the moment so if anyone knows a source in UK or Europe where they currently have stock, I'd much appreciate it.
     
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    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    There's a triangular cover just above the RH head & exhaust pipe to get access to the heated grip connectors connectors. You will need to move the tank back a smidgen to gain access or remove it entirely.

    Can't help you with the Caponord front guard. I have mine fitted, and it works a treat. Make sure you get the correct one, Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally front fender #2B0024475.
     
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    Herbiedacious Just got it firing!

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    Have you tried Motorcyclespares.eu for the mudguard yet? That's where l sourced mine. They didn't have stock at the time of ordering but kept me informed about eta's . As far as the Oxford grips go, l settled on using the Oxford controller, mainly because it was easier but also because it gave me 5 heat settings rather than the 3 which wiring into the harness would give.
     
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    Derek Wardell Just got it firing!

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    Yes, motorcyclespares list the item so I called them to check they had it in stock....and today the answer is no. Teasdales reckon they have a few arriving any day, but they've been saying that for some weeks now..
     
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    Kris Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    I also ordered the front fender, however the u.s. part # is different. One has holes for reflectors and one doesn’t, sorry, not sure which is which, and the afternoon wine is kicking in! Otherwise I believe they’re the same. Mine is still on back order but no biggie. Hole plugs will do.
    Connectors for the heated grips are under the plastic cover on the right hand side just forward of the gas tank. Tank is super easy to remove and makes running wires easy and clean.
    I used the oem heated grips and did not have the dealer “calibrate” the throttle and all seems well. Like having them plug and play, looks factory. LOVING THIS BIKE!
     
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    Chris Jessop Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I ordered my 2B0024475 on 27th September with Fowlers in Bristol. Still waiting for delivery but at this time of year that isn't a problem, the V85TT is wrapped up for Winter and it won't see regular use again until late February/early March. Hopefully I'll have the mudguard by then.

    You'd think Guzzi would at the very least offer this mudguard as an optional accessory along with pannier cases etc, especially as it's an inhouse Piaggio product. They must be aware of the large number of orders being placed for 2B0024475 since the V85TT was launched.
     
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    Derek Wardell Just got it firing!

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    Stripped off the tank and found the connectors for the heated grips. Thanks for the advise on locating. For reference they have brown / blue wires. I don't have the Oxford kit yet so I don't know what it comes with, but I'd like to use the existing connector if possible. Does anyone know a source for the male connector? It looks like Molex, but seems to be between their micro-fit and mini sizes. Dimension of the female connector below are 8.6 x 4.9mm. Pin diameter 1.5mm, pitch 4.8mm Any advice appreciated.

    [​IMG]20191212_134312 by Derek Wardell, on Flickr
     
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    For the connection to the harness, I believe it is a Molex connector, 1625 series. The mate is apparently part number 03062023, old part number 1625-2P1.

    I know this information is vague, it's what I collected when I was doing my heated grips. After twice ordering off the interweb, I still didn't have the correct mating connector. But I did find some 0.062” male crimp Molex pins, which I used as part of a short adapter cable to the Oxford connectors. This was covered with heat shrink as I never intend to undo it again.

    The interface connectors for the Oxford connector is a mini-molex type. Jaycar Electronics (Australia & New Zealand) part number is PP2021 (for a mating pair -you only need one side). https://www.jaycar.co.nz/2-pin-miniature-nylon-molex-type-connector/p/PP2021.

    My short adapter cable ran from the triangular cover described above to the cover immediately above where I ran the Oxford cables to. There has been no issues.
     
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    Derek Wardell Just got it firing!

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    That's great information - many thanks Dave. Actually I also found that i have some suitable pins and my idea was to bury them in silicone and wrap with self amalgamating tape. I'll pursue the part numbers though, just in case they are available on this side of the world. I'm hoping that the Oxfords arrive tomorrow.
     

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