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V85TT Registry and pic thread

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GT-Rx®, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Congrats! That's a big leap from a big block to small. What's your initial impressions? Did you ride a V85TT before you made the choice?
     
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    Herbiedacious Just got it firing!

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    I too made that leap, the two bikes are like chalk and cheese, the B1100 was heavy and planted on corners, the 85 nimble and flickable. Both bikes can make similar progress in the twisties but in different ways but l find the V85 more fun and rewarding,although l do miss the grunt of the Breva sometimes. Wouldn't change back though.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Thanks for the post. The irony is that the V85TT isn't much lighter on the scales. With a full tank of fuel, my V85TT with empty top case (and no side bags) weighed 525 lbs/238 kgs on my digital scales. The B11 is only ~25 lbs/11 kgs heavier.
     
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    Bisbonian Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I had done a decent demo ride at my local dealership before deciding to buy.
    I've gotten to the point where I appreciate the more upright riding position of the V85. I also had a Versys-X, which I sold 2 weeks ago in preparation for the new bike, and found myself riding it quite a bit more than my 1200 as it was just easier to deal with.

    While the V85 isn't much lighter than the 1200, it certainly feels lighter. I tried to keep the revs under control on the way home, until I got to the break-in miles, but I like the whole package overall. The 1200 certainly has more juice and always lets you know there's something going on. The V85 runs a bit smoother.
    It was hard to see the 1200 Sport go, I bought it new in 2009, but I've changed gears now and haven't given it a second thought.
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    so how in the hell did the rags come up with 570+. scares people off if they hadn't ridden it. I too rode the one in Tucson and would swear it's 470#
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Don't know, but mine had was full of fuel, and the top case was on, side racks on, no side cases. The rags typically don't actually weigh them any more.
     
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    Derek Wardell Just got it firing!

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    My Guzzi stable.
    V85 Chassis ZGUKWA004KM002369 / Engine AV013478

    Had to sell a T3 California to get the V85, which was a pity.

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    Chris Jessop Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Derek, that's a great looking line-up :h:......
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Man what a line up, congrats! Hope to see you posting often!
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    Well I bit the bullet yesterday and bought a new fast red & white one from Tee Cauldwell at Charlotte motorsports. Great buying experience BTW! Good price and very fair trade in on the Versys 1000. FYI he has a ton of inventory and enthusiasm for the brand.
    5/1/2020, ZGUKWU0071M000375

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    Herbiedacious Just got it firing!

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    Congratulations! The red/white ones are nearly as quick as the blue ones. You'll love it!
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    HA! the blue is so slow they haven't even come to the US yet.
    while I'm thinking about it the handlebar end weights were not lock tighten. I thought that was part of the recall to.
     
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    dbx Just got it firing!

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    Hi everyone, new V85tt owner checking in. I'm a newer rider, switching over from my first bike, a 2013 Honda CB1100, and I couldn't be happier! The Guzzi is better than the Honda in every way that matters to me.

    I've already done a couple of small things on the bike. For some reason, the panniers and top box were keyed differently, but there were extra lock cylinders thrown in so I was able to switch the top box to match the panniers. Does anybody know why the heck they would do it that way? Seems easier just to give matching luggage matching keys to begin with, but maybe people actually prefer having them keyed different?

    The other thing I did was wire up a Garmin Zumo. That was fun -- and I was able to do it without pulling the tank by threading the cable through the space between the tank and the black plastic bit on top. Was able to link it up with the other cabling going to the fork that way, and managed to incorporate it in the factory cable management. I connected it to the accessory USB plug that sits under the seat. It was a lot of fun IDing the plug type and figuring out how to build one properly (TE superseal 1.5 fyi), and very satisfying to do correctly.

    I want to shoutout Caswell Cycle in Mora, MN, who were really great through the whole process, even letting me do an impromptu test ride last Fall even after I told them I wasn't even really looking until Spring. They did a really thorough setup (no loose bits on this one) and were no-BS the whole way. I'll be moving to Ohio soon and will be local to Cadre, which is really too bad because I really liked Caswell. But I've heard good things about them too, and boy oh boy am I looking forward to the longer riding season!

    Anyway, here's the old CB:

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    and the new MG:

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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    Lucky fellow you are. Les and Kaye Caswell are terrific folks. then your moving where there is another great dealer.
    If u see them before you move tell them Steve Nicholas said hello.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Hi and welcome to the GT Forum and Guzzi Famiglia! Love to get your VIN# and related for the first post of this thread. Enjoy and hope you'll post here often.
     
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    GhettoGriso Just got it firing!

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    Bought my V85 from Caswell Cycle in Mora, MN as well. Great sales staff, slightly less than impressed with the job they did on the 1k maintenance though... (they filled it with 10W40 oil and didn't even have 10w60 on hand, watch out for that one)

    VIN: ZGUKWU002LM000106
    Bike's a bit shamefully dirty right now but here it is with the '07 Griso. Capture.PNG

    Should add too, as I've got almost 3k on the clock, I love 90% of the bike. The bike is comfortable, cruise control is great to have, makes a good noise, looks stunning, excellent build quality (mostly), etc. Couple little niggles that I need to work out that don't sound that uncommon. I've got the front wheel hop at around 35-40 mph, the stock windscreen is miserable at highway speeds anywhere it's adjusted, various loose fasteners, and for some reason I've got some vibes at highway speed that get uncomfortable in a hurry. The engine is an absolute peach compared to the lump in the Griso, very refined, especially at low revs and at low speeds. Lacks a little oomph on the highway and it really feels wound out by 75 mph but it's good enough to get by.
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    FWIW yesterday I added 2 clicks to the front damping screw and it might have helped with the wheel hop. a few days will tell.
     
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    Congrats! Sorry to hear on the dealer experience, status quo in most areas it seems. I would agree on the highway comments. We shall see what becomes of the small block motor displacement... quite sad to see the big block pushed aside for good. Love to get the rest of the info for the first post of this thread, or you can email it to me if you don't want it published; Info at GuzziTech.com
     

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