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Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by vagrant, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. vagrant

    vagrant GT Reference

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    New V7-3 and V 9's. behind the voltage regulator between the front of the cylinders there is a box with what appears to be fluid lines coming and going. the dealer didn't have a clue and wasn't going to bother to find out. and there i stood with a check book in my pocket ready to buy.
    my guess is the anti lock brake controller but it sure is a hot place to put it. inquiring minds want to know.
     
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    Kev M Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    That sounds right as I believe that's where I noticed the brake lines running the first time I saw a V7II.

    I take it you didn't trace one of the lines to a caliper or master cylinder to confirm though?
     
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    Correct, ABS pump.
     
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    too many bikes crammed on the floor. they just didn't want to sell one very badly.
    FYI I looked at the sportster and the Ducati scrambler and the clutch is too strong for my old arthritic hand. my 2015 V7 is about all i can take on a 300 mile twisty day.
    choices get limited when you age.
     
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    Kev M Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I take it the Scrambler has a clutch cable? I guess that's a cost saving measure over the previous air-cooled monsters which had a hydraulic clutch which would solve that problem.
     
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    yes, and no their hydraulic clutch still has too much pressure for me.
    on another note I assume you have the 30L bgs on your V7. what size is the top trunk. looks good.
     
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    Wow, really? On what model, cause the hydraulic clutch on our 696 is definitely lighter than the mechanical one on my V7. <shrugs>

    Yup, HB Junior 30L sidecases on my V7 - but I've used both a 40L Junior and 45L Junior topcase on the V7 depending on the photo.

    Unfortunately the 45L is discontinued, but I BELIEVE Harper's still has a few in stock.

    harpermoto.com/main-data-base/saddlebags-and-luggage/saddlebags/moto-guzzi-en.html

    Actually they have both the 40L and 45L, and a cheaper "topcase kit" that the photo looks like the 45L.

    <shrugs again>

    I think the part numbers shown with the 40L and 45L correspond to MG OEM California accessory #'s.
     
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    it was one of the new monsters on the floor. didn't look at the size just the clutch pull. I had the left thumb joint rebuilt in 06. great for about 8 years now it's starting to act up again.
    I'm leaning towards the blue anniversary special. I just like the looks. If I pull the trigger on it when the first rear tire is shot I will attempt to make it tubeless. sure hope everybody is right about the silicone method.
     
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    mechanicsavant Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    ATTN. Todd w/all the clutch pull interest could the gnomes @guzzi tech come up w/ a hydraulic clutch kit ? Ya could probably source most parts from off the shelf components. Just thinking!
     
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    Mr Pootle Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I was having a lot of aching in my left wrist. I realised that the angle of the clutch lever was cockling my wrist up. I moved it so my wrist and hand were in line. Problem solved.
     

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