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Title: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on July 31, 2021, 04:47:45 AM

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Too early to say much yet, except that I just had to have it.  And that the rear suspension is like night and day compared to the new V7 III I test rode.  I'll keep you posted.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Iron Cross Junction on July 31, 2021, 05:53:24 AM

Stupendous!

Bill
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: reidy on July 31, 2021, 06:07:46 AM
I just went to the Moto Guzzi Australia website and it only shows the V85. It looks like we are not getting it.

Steve
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: sdcr on July 31, 2021, 06:45:28 AM
Looks really nice in that blue paint scheme.

Glad that Guzzi is starting to get away from the drab, flat paint schemes.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: egschade on July 31, 2021, 06:56:03 AM
Well done! Wishing you many happy miles  :bike-037:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Adk.IBO on July 31, 2021, 06:57:28 AM
Really nice looking ride! Enjoy many miles!
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Dave Swanson on July 31, 2021, 07:00:29 AM
That's fantastic!   The first thing I noticed on my test ride at the National was how nice the suspension was, and then the extra power!  Along with a much more comfy seat I think its a winner! 
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: blu guzz on July 31, 2021, 07:24:26 AM
beautiful.

you can still get the "drab, flat" finishes on the "stone" models. 

agreed, when i test rode one, the differences were both subtle in some areas (better tracking, feel of throttle) and much more obvious in others (suspension and power and seat).

i don't think you will be seeing 2 year old brand new bikes anchoring the showroom floors of this model.  i think it is more of a smash in its niche and in comparison to the competition in its range than the V85 was when it came out and that is saying something.

bravo MG
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: mechanicsavant on July 31, 2021, 08:22:51 AM
I’m over the moon w/my centanario , IMHO its only a set of hard bags , center stand & radials away from 2 wheeled nirvana (no not the band) !
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Ncdan on July 31, 2021, 08:41:25 AM
Nice bike Sarah!
Id like to see a full review after you put some miles on👍
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: JJ on July 31, 2021, 08:47:13 AM
CONGRATS!! That's one beautiful, modern Guzzi! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: 

Interesting comment about the rear suspension, also.... :thumb:  They obviously "upgraded!" :thumb:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: inditx on July 31, 2021, 08:50:47 AM
Thanks a lot Sarah!
Now I want one.......
inditx
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: SLDMRossi on July 31, 2021, 09:01:19 AM
From the latest issue of MGNOC NEWS:


The V7’s New Lease on Life
by
Steven Rossi


   The 49th Annual MGNOC Rally…held in Keene, New Hampshire to celebrate Moto Guzzi’s 100th Anniversary…has come and gone, and a good time was had by all. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Guzzi guys and gals to congregate because after all, there’s only one one-hundredth! Sorry if you missed it, and I’ll leave it to others to report on the actual details of the event. But there was one enlightening experience I’d like to share.
   Thanks to Bethel, Connecticut Moto Guzzi dealer Jim Hamlin, there were Demo Rides to be had. Hamlin Cycles orchestrated the on-site activity by generously hauling up some new V7s out of their own inventory…including the latest, 2021 850 Special and Centenario editions. Obviously, I just had to jump aboard…and here’s what I learned, after a short blast through the Keene countryside.
   Plain and simple, the 850 has bestowed a new lease on life for the V7. The engine seems as if it’s what was originally destined for what’s become…after so many iterations…Moto Guzzi’s best selling model. It’s powerful, smooth, responsive and well calibrated. Not only is it torquey and refined, but throaty and more comfortable at the same time.
   Ridden back-to-back at the Rally, a previous V7 III is/was comparatively…and clearly…at the end of its useful life. With less grunt, a little more vibration and slower response, the III proved a bit harder to ride. You have to work the bike a bit more to get it to obey, where the 850 is more poised and cooperative.
   The new 850 seems to shift better than its predecessor, though I assume that’s simply a result of being a better match to the new engine. The 2021 saddle is more welcoming than the V7 III seat and the beefed-up suspension is more compliant. Jim Hamlin pointed out the fine point of the 850’s upgraded rear shock arrangement…which is laid down a little more. Allowing the rear end to be a bit more progressive in response to bumps and road irregularities.
The only thing I found that the III did better than the 850 was turn-in. The old bike did so ever-so-slightly quicker because of its shorter wheelbase. The 2021 models rely on a longer V9 swingarm and its stronger rear housing, and it return, provide a more solid and planted feel over-the-road.
I’m not a fan of the new digital, Centenario instrument cluster, which is offset to the left in typical (single gauge) Stone style. It just doesn’t look right from behind the bars. The dual instruments (speedo and tach) may be enough to sway you toward the 850 Special. In fact, it proved so desirable that Hamlin Cycles sold its beautiful, Blue demo on the spot to a Rally-goer who returned from a test ride!   
   So we welcome the arrival of the latest 850. With its new lease on life, the V7 is now a Guzzi that very much gets it done with no apologies necessary. Fit and finish was also top notch, and it’s priced right. Furthermore, it presents some rather intriguing potential for Moto Guzzi’s second hundred years.
Some folks have been longing for a reincarnation of the legendary LeMans. I believe the new, light and nimble V7 850 would make a perfect platform instead for a born again…V50 Monza! There’s supposedly a new, big-block engine in the works (to be revealed in September?) which could/should be saved for a performance flagship.
We’ll see. Life goes on. In the meantime, let’s enjoy the new V7 850…
   
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: tazio on July 31, 2021, 09:29:54 AM
Seen one in the wilds of north Georgia a few weeks back.
Agreed!, gorgeous!, though I wish they'd have painted that rear fender :wink:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: SLDMRossi on July 31, 2021, 09:45:57 AM
Yes...the refocus on gloss finish after so many matte color treatments now makes the rear fender more noticeable. By the way...beyond the new Blue, the Silver Special is pretty sweet, too.

SR
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Muzz on July 31, 2021, 05:33:46 PM
That is one nice looking bike Sarah; beautiful colour. :thumb:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on July 31, 2021, 08:38:33 PM
From the latest issue of MGNOC NEWS:
   Ridden back-to-back at the Rally, a previous V7 III is/was comparatively…and clearly…at the end of its useful life. With less grunt, a little more vibration and slower response, the III proved a bit harder to ride. You have to work the bike a bit more to get it to obey, where the 850 is more poised and cooperative.
   

Exactly how I felt going from a 2010 V7 to the 2018 V7III.  I can't imagine this bike being the same level of leap forward.  Now I have to test ride one.

My 2010 felt like riding g an early 70s motorcycle.  The 2018 felt like a modern machine on par with the FZ07 it replaced.

The V85TT still bubbles to the top for a mid weight touring bike.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: kingoffleece on July 31, 2021, 11:58:14 PM
It is a jump.  Not huge, but most certainly noticeable, and worth it IMO.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: PJPR01 on August 01, 2021, 12:28:31 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/9HYnmw5/IMG-0068.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9HYnmw5)


Too early to say much yet, except that I just had to have it.  And that the rear suspension is like night and day compared to the new V7 III I test rode.  I'll keep you posted.

Sarah

Best new color combo out there!  Enjoy the new ride!
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: averb on August 01, 2021, 01:40:52 AM
I just went to the Moto Guzzi Australia website and it only shows the V85. It looks like we are not getting it.

Steve

Just the website being a bit slow on the update I think
https://www.bikesales.com.au/bikes/brand-new-bikes-in-stock/moto-guzzi/v7-stone/

Steve
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 01, 2021, 07:13:30 PM
Seen one in the wilds of north Georgia a few weeks back.
Agreed!, gorgeous!, though I wish they'd have painted that rear fender :wink:


Slap a fender elimination kit on there and then you don't have to be concerned about the black fender.
Here are for the V7III, but certainly there will be some for the new V7s eventually.
https://www.af1racing.com/K-Town-Fender-Eliminator-wTaillight-For-V7-IIIs

https://gtmotocycles.com/products/gt-motocycles-v7-fender-eliminator-kit
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on August 02, 2021, 05:30:15 AM
Thanks for the nice compliments, everybody.  I don't mind the black rear fender, but blue would have been nice.  I hate they cut down the
front fender, so I have a "fenda extenda" on the way.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on August 02, 2021, 06:47:13 AM
Our local dealership had a Blue and a Silver one in stock, of course I wanted one.
Enjoy your new bike Sarah  :thumb:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: sdcr on August 02, 2021, 07:26:44 AM
I was also puzzled by the “ need” to have a very short front fender. Good to know that  a Fenda extenda is available to correct this.

I had an opportunity to demo an exact double of your bike last week. I definitely could feel the increase in power, relative to the 750 version of the V7.

Thanks for the nice compliments, everybody.  I don't mind the black rear fender, but blue would have been nice.  I hate they cut down the
front fender, so I have a "fenda extenda" on the way.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on August 02, 2021, 07:27:38 AM
Just curious, is the *850 & white stripe* on the tank painted on or a decal? if a decal is it under or over the clearcoat?
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: ohiorider on August 02, 2021, 07:34:00 AM
Beautiful bike! I like everything I'm reading about it.  More power, better suspension.  Thanks for posting.

Bob
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: kingoffleece on August 02, 2021, 09:55:20 AM
I assisted at Hamlin's when the first batch of the new 850 V7's arrived.  When we uncrated the blue bike, in the sun, everyone in the shop was dumbfounded at how beautiful it looked.  It's a 10 out of 10.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on August 02, 2021, 10:16:05 AM
Just curious, is the *850 & white stripe* on the tank painted on or a decal? if a decal is it under or over the clearcoat?

Decal under clearcoat on the tank; the side plate is just the decal.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: 80CX100 on August 02, 2021, 11:19:45 AM
  When we uncrated the blue bike, in the sun, everyone in the shop was dumbfounded at how beautiful it looked.  It's a 10 out of 10.

     I agree, that's one of the deepest blues I've ever seen  :thumb:

     Sarah, I'd love to hear your impressions and comparisons after you get some time on it.

      Wishing you many safe miles and smiles on your new bike.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on August 02, 2021, 01:21:29 PM
I'm trying to pay fairly close attention to the break in shift light, so I'm not sure how much I can tell you at this point.  I'd been riding Doug's Roamer since he bought the V85TT and was absolutely swept away by the V9 engine.  But the Roamer felt much more spread out as far as the riding position, and I couldn't get near as comfortable riding and handling it as I was on my V7 II.  Doug said it stood to reason I ought to go try the new 850 so away we went to the nearest dealer, Sloan's.  Rolling away on the test ride I nearly felt disappointed, the 850 lacks a good bit of that mechanical, rumbling, thumping feel that I enjoy so much on the V9.  It's there, it's just not a prominent feature the way it is on the Roamer.  The V7 850 fits like a glove though, and handles without a thought, completely natural.  I went home and studied for two days just to make sure.  I've got 200 miles on it now, like it more with each ride.

Sarah

p.s. I'll get that measurement for you, John Henry.  Any other questions, just ask.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on August 02, 2021, 05:39:20 PM
So, out of curiosity, any chance we might get you to measure the rear swing arm from the center point of the pivot to the center point of the axle bolt?

I have heard the swing arm is longer than the previous V7 models, but I have not substantiated that. No hurry BTW.

John Henry

18 1/16 inches.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Moparnut72 on August 02, 2021, 05:55:01 PM
Looks to be the same as my V7lll.
kk
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 02, 2021, 06:25:39 PM
Maybe this time next year there will be a few more 850cc models to choose from. 
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Iron Cross Junction on August 02, 2021, 06:32:54 PM
I'm trying to pay fairly close attention to the break in shift light, so I'm not sure how much I can tell you at this point.  I'd been riding Doug's Roamer since he bought the V85TT and was absolutely swept away by the V9 engine.  But the Roamer felt much more spread out as far as the riding position, and I couldn't get near as comfortable riding and handling it as I was on my V7 II.  Doug said it stood to reason I ought to go try the new 850 so away we went to the nearest dealer, Sloan's.  Rolling away on the test ride I nearly felt disappointed, the 850 lacks a good bit of that mechanical, rumbling, thumping feel that I enjoy so much on the V9. It's there, it's just not a prominent feature the way it is on the Roamer.  The V7 850 fits like a glove though, and handles without a thought, completely natural.  I went home and studied for two days just to make sure.  I've got 200 miles on it now, like it more with each ride.

Sarah

p.s. I'll get that measurement for you, John Henry.  Any other questions, just ask.

That is how, regrettably, I feel about my III, which -- has so unlike the Stornello's V7 -- a kiss-your-sister sort of blandness.  It's a pleasant machine, but not, IMO, a thrilling one.  I'm glad the new V7-850 delivers more of the visceral joy of my other Guzzis. 

Bill
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on August 03, 2021, 12:01:45 AM
18 1/16 inches.

Sarah
The V7III is 18-1/8 inches
I wonder if they used the rear end from the V9, it certainly looks beefier than the V7
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: HarveyMushman on August 03, 2021, 06:57:28 AM
The V7III is 17-1/2 inches
I wonder if they used the rear end from the V9, it certainly looks beefier than the V7
It's from the V85TT.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: bettythebear on August 03, 2021, 09:00:47 AM
Can we get rid of this thread? I just got back and started riding my old v7 Classic a little over a week ago, and now I have to read this thread about how great the new 850 is.  :bike-037:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 03, 2021, 09:09:49 AM
Can we get rid of this thread? I just got back and started riding my old v7 Classic a little over a week ago, and now I have to read this thread about how great the new 850 is.  :bike-037:

And that is why many manufacturers make periodic improvements or changes.

Some Japanese models have gone almost unchanged for 20 years.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on August 03, 2021, 09:10:12 AM
Can we get rid of this thread? I just got back and started riding my old v7 Classic a little over a week ago, and now I have to read this thread about how great the new 850 is.  :bike-037:
I don't think many of us will feel sorry for you, I know I would love an old V7, I don't think you could persuade me to swap my old Eldorado for one 40 years younger.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: bad Chad on August 03, 2021, 09:18:25 AM
The V7III is 17-1/2 inches
I wonder if they used the rear end from the V9, it certainly looks beefier than the V7

It was as designed and used first on the V9, then used on the V85, and now has made its way to the new v7.   In conclusion, all modern 850s have the longer stronger swing arm.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: sdcr on August 03, 2021, 09:19:40 AM
I think Bettythebears “V7”, is not a 70’s version, but a more recent V7 small block.

I don't think many of us will feel sorry for you, I know I would love an old V7, I don't think you could persuade me to swap my old Eldorado for one 40 years younger.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: bettythebear on August 03, 2021, 09:24:57 AM
V7 classic is the years prior to the v7 II.

Saying v7 I would make me think of the old school ones.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Moparnut72 on August 03, 2021, 10:26:59 AM
I have a 2019 V7lll Special. I just went and remeasured mine. It is 18 1/32 inches.
kk
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 03, 2021, 01:04:28 PM
I have a 2019 V7lll Special. I just went and remeasured mine. It is 18 1/32 inches.
kk

Interesting.  I will try and remember to measure mine when I get home. 
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Huzo on August 03, 2021, 01:51:02 PM
Interesting.  I will try and remember to measure mine when I get home.
:embarrassed:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on August 03, 2021, 02:23:45 PM
^^ Oh boy.  Anyhow, on one forum or another somebody asked about the electrical output of the new V7 850.  According to my owner's manual it's 430W.  It says: Permanent magnet alternator 12V-430W.  Same as the TT I believe.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 03, 2021, 03:44:32 PM
Interesting.  I will try and remember to measure mine when I get home.

Center to center with a tape measure, 18", so taking in standard deviation looks to be the same. 
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 03, 2021, 03:48:12 PM
The V7III is 17-1/2 inches
I wonder if they used the rear end from the V9, it certainly looks beefier than the V7


Did you measure this?   2 of us say 18". 17.5" to the bottom of the shock maybe.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: SIR REAL ED on August 04, 2021, 05:40:13 AM
Thanks for the nice compliments, everybody.  I don't mind the black rear fender, but blue would have been nice.  I hate they cut down the
front fender, so I have a "fenda extenda" on the way.

Sarah

Great looking bike Sarah!  Nicest looking "new bike" I have seen in a very long time.  A bike that just might get me back into the Guzzi Owner's pack,  Fenda Extenda's are awesome.  The person who came up with that idea deserves to become very wealthy.  I have also made mudflaps from rubber sheet purchased from McMaster-Carr.  Doesn't look as good!

I didn't notice the rear fender until I read the comments.  Hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like very little of the rear fender is visible.  Painting it might not be much of a visual gain, but a fun way to make the bike more unique as a minimum.

Looking forward to more impressions.

Thanks for sharing.  Congrats and enjoy!!
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: SIR REAL ED on August 04, 2021, 05:56:59 AM
Yeah , but what is it in millimeters , and why is this technological miracle allowing for posting this telling me it is spelled

                                                      MILLIMETRES and not millimeters ?
 
 Hmm  :rolleyes:

 The Sultan

New management.  It all went to hell when the old bear retreated to his cave.   :wink:

All the old bears I know, if you poke them often enough, they either take your head off with one swat, or wander away!  The uncertainty of response makes it fun.  Kinda like betting on red or black at the roulette wheel.

As a kid, the old timers told me it was rattling their cage!  Seemed to one of their primary forms of recreation.

I hope you are doing well Dusty.   :laugh:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: SIR REAL ED on August 04, 2021, 06:05:53 AM
I just visited the website.  https://www.motoguzzi.com/us_EN/models/v7/v7-special-850-v-twin-4s-2021/

$249 for a clutch lever!!!  The Harley worshippers are gonna get jealous.

Not painting the rear fender on the silver model was a huge mistake compared to not painting the fender on the blue model.

Moto Guzzi should fire their photographer and hire Sarah as their photographer.

Oddly enough, the gallery of photos all feature the blue model and none of the silver.

It will be interesting to see if the modernization of the Guzzi's leads the aftermarket to produce some "Mechanical Charm" (tm) restorers.

It would be easy to produce a little bolt on device that produces some mechanical white noise and a bit of vibration.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on August 04, 2021, 06:04:27 PM

Did you measure this?   2 of us say 18". 17.5" to the bottom of the shock maybe.
Yes, you are correct I screwed up  :violent1:

18 - 1/8 I make it
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 04, 2021, 08:38:31 PM
 :thumb:   :cool:  Just didn't want people getting confused thinking the new V7 had a longer swingarm.   :thumb:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: jbell on August 05, 2021, 09:20:54 PM
Yeah , but what is it in millimeters , and why is this technological miracle allowing for posting this telling me it is spelled

                                                      MILLIMETRES and not millimeters ?
 
 Hmm  :rolleyes:

 The Sultan

Because it's metric, not metirc.  🙄

Geez, I never noticed the rear fender wasn't painted till this thread.  What are they thinking?

Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Moparnut72 on August 05, 2021, 10:35:25 PM
What?
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Bpreynolds2 on August 06, 2021, 06:35:27 AM
Okay, okay.  Geez.  I’ll come down and test ride it.  Please stop asking now.   :grin:

Seriously.  Congrats.  Gorgeous ride.  If I had the cash I’d take that Roamer off your hands  :thumb:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: sdcr on August 06, 2021, 08:41:19 AM
What’s on second.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on August 08, 2021, 05:14:17 AM
I'd been using Slingshot Racing adjustable pegs on my V7 II, yesterday swapped them over to the V7 850 with no problems at all.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Wayne Orwig on August 11, 2021, 08:15:41 AM
Who?
Who's on first.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: sib on August 11, 2021, 09:01:47 AM
For those interested, I was poking around to see what accessories are available for the MK4. (V7 850) Although Moto Machines, the US importer, does not have a listing for Hepco Becker the H-B site does. With regard to the H-B brackets that allow the use of the Junior bags, they list a part number of 653556 00 01. That is a different number than the V7III part number. They also list the other pieces such as a rear rack, engine guards, center stand. I did not compare any of those numbers against older V7 models. No doubt as Moto Machines updates their site, MK4 accessories will show up soon.

I figure there might be people wanting to be able to set up a new V7 MK4 as a dedicated tourer and a set of 40L Juniors, (or 30's), would go a long way toward that goal, not to mention setting a trunk on the back. Knowing the stuff is out there might help someone on the fence about getting a new V7 because of this.

John Henry
Yes, I've been watching both the H&B web site and also Moto Machine's.  H&B just started offering the racks for the V7 E5 about a week ago.  H&B won't sell directly to anyone in a country that has a distributor, so that rules out a direct sale to me.  I've been in contact with Moto Machines, who told be that they will be offering the racks "soon".  They told me the same thing in early May when I first brought my V7 E5 home.  Very frustrating.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on August 11, 2021, 11:52:03 AM
From the owner's manual under Transmission, Gear Ratios: 6th gear 28/24 = 1: 0.857.  Final drive ratio 8/33 = 1: 4.125

Sarah

Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Vagrant on August 11, 2021, 04:35:16 PM
As specified, from the owners manual, so, a 50/50 shot at being correct.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 12, 2021, 11:48:42 AM
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Thanks. I'm surprised that they didn't change the ratios.

ZZ

What were you hoping they changed the ratios to?   

Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Moparnut72 on August 12, 2021, 01:02:11 PM
I would have expected that as well.
kk
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: bad Chad on August 12, 2021, 07:25:29 PM
What Vagrant said.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Dave Swanson on September 08, 2021, 05:04:51 PM
I am really enjoying the V7-850.  It has a more substantial feel to it that I like. 

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Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on September 08, 2021, 05:07:59 PM
I suppose I might have expected a change to top end gearing to drop a few revs since there is a power increase with the new motor.

John Henry

Really?  I can't even put my V7III into 6th gear until I am doing 70 mph and above.  These aren't really interstate bikes and I am only on the interstate for an exit or two to avoid other roads. 
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Stephen on September 08, 2021, 05:18:18 PM

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I love the blue.
I sometimes miss polishing a motorcycle, but the matte finish on my Aluminum, has grown on me and rarely looks dirty.
I chose the anniversary V7, as I wanted cast wheels and an Anniversary Model.
It's my Cappuccino Crawler, and I love it.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: bad Chad on September 08, 2021, 06:54:52 PM
I can drop my v9 in 6th at 65 on flat IL road without complaint, but it feels more “right “ at the and up.
My favorite gear to play in is 4th, it’s amazingly dynamic!
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on September 08, 2021, 08:39:45 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/gWdSK27/13414-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gWdSK27)


I love the blue.
I sometimes miss polishing a motorcycle, but the matte finish on my Aluminum, has grown on me and rarely looks dirty.
I chose the anniversary V7, as I wanted cast wheels and an Anniversary Model.
It's my Cappuccino Crawler, and I love it.

 :thumb:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on September 09, 2021, 06:40:35 AM
I agree generally speaking, with a few exceptions. First, as with many of my past Guzzi's, the speedo is optimistic. 80 indicated is really closer to 70. (a little above actually) Second, as for interstate riding, leaving the Ohio Rally I was tired and it was raining. Under those circumstances, my interest in getting home quickly out weighed taking twisty roads, with the latter adding about two hours to the trip in good weather.

In reality, it had no trouble doing what I asked of it. It took years to get from 45 or so to 52 and they made changes to the ratios. You might think a 13 hp increase might do the same. They changed the ratios from the II to the III. (1st and 6th)
 

John Henry

I put a slightly larger rear tire thus changing my overall ratio and making my speedo more accurate.  Within 3 mph compared with my GPS. 
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Dave Swanson on September 09, 2021, 07:21:34 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/gWdSK27/13414-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gWdSK27)


I chose the anniversary V7, as I wanted cast wheels and an Anniversary Model.


Nice choice!  Glad you are getting on with it!  The cast wheels and 100 year paint also swayed me from that pretty blue Special
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Muzz on September 09, 2021, 07:14:28 PM
Those Mistrals really suit the bike Dave. :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: buck on September 09, 2021, 10:32:55 PM
The posts and reviews I’m reading are killing me! I’d sure love to get one of these, but I haven’t had a shifty of any kind in the garage in a couple of years. Scooters only, a BV350 and a Vespa GTS. Whenever I have a third bike one seems to get neglected. I’m just over 30,000 miles on the BV and feel like it has a lot of life left in it. But Guzzis are like a virus that never quite goes away  :laugh:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Dave Swanson on September 09, 2021, 10:40:23 PM
Those Mistrals really suit the bike Dave. :thumb: :thumb:

Thanks!  And they sound as good as they look.  With db killer left in I think they make wonderful music. 
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Dave Swanson on September 09, 2021, 10:43:27 PM
The posts and reviews I’m reading are killing me! I’d sure love to get one of these, but I haven’t had a shifty of any kind in the garage in a couple of years. Scooters only, a BV350 and a Vespa GTS. Whenever I have a third bike one seems to get neglected. I’m just over 30,000 miles on the BV and feel like it has a lot of life left in it. But Guzzis are like a virus that never quite goes away  :laugh:

I predict you will succumb to the pull of MG again!   :evil:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: blu guzz on September 10, 2021, 06:47:57 AM
I like your term "virus" that never goes away.  Describes it perfectly.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: buck on September 10, 2021, 10:45:59 AM
I like your term "virus" that never goes away.  Describes it perfectly.

The only other Goose I’ve ever owned was a 2002 Lemans I bought new and returned under lemon law it had so many issues. It was a 2.5 year battle I never want to go through again.

But when it ran it was like nothing else I’ve owned. I’ve never forgotten it. So yes, a virus!
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: blu guzz on September 11, 2021, 06:51:52 AM
They are like that for sure.  My MG story started with an addicted friend who wanted me to drive all night with him in the winter and sleep in the truck in a rest stop to pick up this killer deal left over 2002 Stone from a dealer in NY in 2004.  Being much younger and stupider, I agreed.  Got it home and I had one ride on it before the clutch stopped working at 1,500 miles.  I never forget the feel of that bike, the Guzzi feel that we all know but can't adequately describe.  He got rid of that one soon after and has never had another in spite of how good the newer ones have become, and my prodding.  At any rate, over the next years, I continued to ride Beemers.  A local fellow whom I actually bought a 2004 BMW RT from when he was a salesman at the then local BMW store (since closed) decided to take the plunge in 2015 and opened a Guzzi store to go with his busy used bike and repair business.  That is Cadre, and Enzo is the man.  His enthusiasm was infectious so I did some test rides over the next few years, but my K1200RS was serving me at the time.  I really liked the 1400 Eldorado, but could not see a realistic path to owning that bike.  Then, the RS spit out its rear diff., and I did not want to dump more money into it and at that exact time, Enzo had the Blue Guzz in stock, a pristine under 500 mile 2015 Cali Custom that was about 6 months old and I joined this tribe.  Those devils at Guzzi had to send that Demo Truck around with the V85TT's and here I am.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on September 11, 2021, 04:07:15 PM
Got my Centenario yesterday. Had a stutter/hiccup. Removed the evap - stutter gone. Spent today fitting Mistrals, MG flat handlebar and some other jobs.  Cracking bike and so easy to live with so far.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Dave Swanson on September 11, 2021, 05:24:09 PM
I popped off the lower hose of the breather valve and capped it off.   I left the canister in place for now until I can get it on my lift, because I didn't feel like rolling around on the garage floor today. 

What an immediate and satisfying improvement!  Hiccups completely gone! 
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on September 14, 2021, 01:16:40 PM
Wicklow gap (Wicklow mountains) in the rain.

(https://i.imgur.com/cUu9zna.jpeg)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowings on September 15, 2021, 03:17:13 PM
^ Outstanding!  :thumb:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on September 16, 2021, 05:03:38 AM
Headed out for a lunch meet up.


(https://i.ibb.co/WWyHHjd/IMG-0113.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WWyHHjd)


That's an old, unsightly tail bag, but I needed to pick up a few groceries.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on October 29, 2021, 05:36:59 AM
We bought a used Givi 140S windscreen for the Roamer last year (thanks again MMRanch!) and had it on the shelf.  The bracket needed a spacer either side of the headlight for a snug fit, and pads on top of the headlight ears to adjust the angle and clear the gauges.  Had it on the bike in just a few minutes:


(https://i.ibb.co/MNQtp9j/IMG-0165.jpg) (https://ibb.co/MNQtp9j)


Last week we took a notion to ride down to St Augustine and visit some kinfolks, so I crammed the trusty old tail bag plumb full and away we went.  The screen provides excellent coverage with no buffeting, I like it better than the Dart Marlin I've used in the past.  This luggage and windscreen combo suits me very well, the bike was stable as could be at the upper range of interstate speeds and passing scenarios, semis, RV's, flying SUV's, tanker trucks, you name it.  4500 rpm puts you at 80 mph on the speedo and 77 on the gps, 49.82 mpg per the calculator on my phone.   :bike-037:

Sarah 
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowings on October 29, 2021, 02:04:55 PM
That looks good! Glad you're still enjoying the bike  :thumb:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: sdcr on October 29, 2021, 03:41:35 PM
The GIVI 140 looks good. Almost like it was designed for the bike.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on October 30, 2021, 06:23:49 AM
Thank you!  I think the 140S is considered multi-fit, and you buy the brackets to fit the particular bike.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Muzz on October 30, 2021, 05:16:00 PM
I do like that blue Sarah.  Very nice indeed. :thumb:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Guzzi Gal on October 30, 2021, 05:35:40 PM
Sounds like a wonderful ride and you can't go wrong with blue! :thumb:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on November 01, 2021, 05:42:05 AM
Thanks, everybody!  I'm thinking I may need a bigger tail bag.  I had folks in the parking lot laying bets as I rearranged and stuffed:


(https://i.ibb.co/r783G7B/IMG-0114.jpg) (https://ibb.co/r783G7B)


You can't tell from the picture, but there's a load of groceries underneath and the box of crackers didn't fare the best.  Do you all have a favorite large tail bag or duffle you'd recommend?  This old Tourmaster bag is nice in that it has the mounting bungees built in and tucked away underneath.  I added a set of plastic buckles at each point as back up attachments and the bag is secure as it can be.  I unhook/unclip from the grab rail and carry the whole thing into the motel room with nothing left on the bike.  I'd like to find a bigger bag with the same handy set up if I could.  Thanks again!

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: kingoffleece on November 01, 2021, 06:41:27 AM
I add a second bag to the passenger seat for the odd times I need more storage as opposed to a large bag all the time.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on November 01, 2021, 05:36:43 PM
You sure don't want to clutter up such a pretty bike with permanent bags.
Having said that I cluttered mine with a pistol case.
(https://i.ibb.co/5TVHdHd/DSCN0509.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CBFGqGq) (https://i.ibb.co/MsWbxd5/DSCN0493.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hyhkJ01)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on November 02, 2021, 05:57:59 AM
Thanks, you two.  I plan to set the bag on the pillion seat rather than a rack.  Chase Harper makes good stuff, and I'm eyeing one of their larger duffels.  Thanks again for the input.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: egschade on November 03, 2021, 11:47:07 AM
Thanks, you two.  I plan to set the bag on the pillion seat rather than a rack.  Chase Harper makes good stuff, and I'm eyeing one of their larger duffels.  Thanks again for the input.

Sarah

Check out a Saddlemen Tunnel Tail Bag. Was planning to buy one for my V7 but bought the V85 w/ panniers.

This on on eBay is super cheap provided you're willing to provide your own straps: https://www.ebay.com/itm/115067034022?epid=171132671&hash=item1aca8799a6:g:tr4AAOSwcDZhea2Y (https://www.ebay.com/itm/115067034022?epid=171132671&hash=item1aca8799a6:g:tr4AAOSwcDZhea2Y)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on November 04, 2021, 05:18:56 AM
I'll check it out, thank you!

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on November 04, 2021, 07:13:00 AM
Check out a Saddlemen Tunnel Tail Bag. Was planning to buy one for my V7 but bought the V85 w/ panniers.

This on on eBay is super cheap provided you're willing to provide your own straps: https://www.ebay.com/itm/115067034022?epid=171132671&hash=item1aca8799a6:g:tr4AAOSwcDZhea2Y (https://www.ebay.com/itm/115067034022?epid=171132671&hash=item1aca8799a6:g:tr4AAOSwcDZhea2Y)

That price seems low for a name brand bag.  Must be open box or return since there are no straps.

$75 more on Amazon with the straps.  https://www.amazon.com/Saddlemen-3516-0109-Wide-Sport-Tunnel/dp/B0041QDVK0/ref=asc_df_B0041QDVK0/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309798558622&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3186296159030704706&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9013669&hvtargid=pla-571119711996&psc=1
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on November 05, 2021, 05:52:05 AM
Thanks again, everybody.  I probably should have specified tail trunk, since I'm looking to carry everything but the kitchen sink.  Here's a couple I'm considering:

https://www.denniskirk.com/saddlemen/ts3200-deluxe-sport-tailbag-3516-0037.p506879.prd/506879.sku

https://chaseharperusa.com/collections/tail-trunks/products/aeropac-line-aeropac-ii-tail-trunk

I need to measure my old Tourmaster for comparison.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Iron Cross Junction on November 05, 2021, 07:12:28 AM
Thanks again, everybody.  I probably should have specified tail trunk, since I'm looking to carry everything but the kitchen sink.  Here's a couple I'm considering:

https://www.denniskirk.com/saddlemen/ts3200-deluxe-sport-tailbag-3516-0037.p506879.prd/506879.sku

https://chaseharperusa.com/collections/tail-trunks/products/aeropac-line-aeropac-ii-tail-trunk

I need to measure my old Tourmaster for comparison.

Sarah

Good morning, Sarah.

Lordy, you always seem to get up early ... and you're in the CST!  :bow:

Anyway, on the merits, maybe you should see this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2zXnb-h5PE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2zXnb-h5PE) 

 :laugh:

Seriously, Kathi and I find packing a challenge.  Heck, even when going on short trips in a cage that we repeat frequently -- e.g., our monthly runs to Erie to see her dad -- we stand in our closet and agonize (OK, too strong a word, but it seems like it sometime  :rolleyes:) over what to take.  In the end, with our C-130 Honda Fit and a clothes bar, we basically ... erm ... take our closet and make the "what to wear today" decision in the hotel!

And, while I tease about Kathi taking three hair dryers and other "essentials" she wants to take on on motorcycle trips, I obsess over tools and other Guzzi-support items.  I rarely need anything, and with some cable ties, a CC, and a cellphone, would probably be just fine, especially for the modest trips we take. 

You and Doug seem to think nothing of transcontinental treks, so it's harder, thus your continuing quest for the Holy Grail of The Perfect Bag.  To use Kentucky dialect ... "it ain't out there."

Seriously -- tho, that was -- based on my less needy looks for the same , your own solutions are probably about as good as they get.  If you and Doug ever get this way, you are welcome to take your pick in the Moto Grappa's 24/7/365 "garage sale" of motorcycle luggage solutions.  You'll also be helping clear out my shop of things I knew would answer the mail but failed for one reason or another!  :wink:

Best,

Bil
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: twowheeladdict on November 05, 2021, 07:52:29 AM
Thanks again, everybody.  I probably should have specified tail trunk, since I'm looking to carry everything but the kitchen sink.  Here's a couple I'm considering:

https://www.denniskirk.com/saddlemen/ts3200-deluxe-sport-tailbag-3516-0037.p506879.prd/506879.sku

https://chaseharperusa.com/collections/tail-trunks/products/aeropac-line-aeropac-ii-tail-trunk

I need to measure my old Tourmaster for comparison.

Sarah

I have learned over the years that if I am buying new, I am going to get waterproof soft luggage.  Deploying and stowing the waterproof covers is a pain and they don't work perfectly, or take up room if they are thick enough not to be blown around. 

Of course you could pack everything inside waterproof bags and just not worry about it. 

I am not replacing what I currently own, so I do make sure everything is in waterproof bags. 
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on November 06, 2021, 05:16:55 AM
"Lordy, you always seem to get up early"

Raised on a dairy farm and just can't get above it  :grin:

Thank you for that kind offer Bill, when we make it up your way you can be sure I'll ask to browse the garage sale.  Heck, I could have one myself if I'd grit my teeth and do it. 

And thank you TWA, but after the early days (40 years ago) of ignorance and poor planning, I'm compelled to double wrap my belongings in plastic bags regardless.  I even do that when packing for a cage trip, I can't keep myself from it.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on November 08, 2021, 05:04:06 AM
Naked is best, but this windshield is a keeper, at least in the cooler weather.


(https://i.ibb.co/L89Y64K/IMG-0184-2213.jpg) (https://ibb.co/L89Y64K)


Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Brand X on November 08, 2021, 11:36:41 PM
I have a cheap setup on my V7ii  . The Saddlemen roll bag works well with my hard/and soft luggage C-bow setup.. Decided to build a rack for my smaller tail tool box.. I have all sorts of options on different layouts now.
(https://i.ibb.co/fdSH2ts/KONICA-MINOLTA-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fdSH2ts)

(https://i.ibb.co/Wx6k5Yj/KONICA-MINOLTA-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Wx6k5Yj)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on November 09, 2021, 05:00:52 AM
Thanks for the pictures Brand X, that's a good looking outfit.  Doug (husband) has a top case mounted on his bike at all times, says there's nothing handier.  I'm looking hard at a big Saddlemen tail bag, are you happy with the quality and value of the one you're using? 

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Brand X on November 09, 2021, 06:07:20 AM
I bought mine on Amazon for $20.00,so hard to not like it.  :grin: It was originally going on my Breva 1100, and I offered it to the buyer of that bike. He did not want it, so I stored it away.. Turns out it works with the V-7ii really well.. I can run a extra C-bow Royster on the back seat, but the Saddleman is my favorite for general daily use.. The rear rack is lower then the back of the seat, and keeps the tool box as low as possible. I made it out of some SS and even used my cheapest 120 volt stick welder to glue it altogether.I could of tigged welded it, but the little stainless stick rod works very well too. I can use the rack for my Rotopax but not sure why I would ever need to carry anymore gas on this unit. :cool:

The side C-bow Royster, and Saddlleman/bag/rear tool box, and quick lock tank bag is my sport touring setup.. The V-7 is perfect for my needs.. Here is what I used before.. The Touno was pretty much happiest at about the same speed as the V-7ii cruises at 70-72 MPH. The bigger Guzzi could be smoother at a Higher speed then either on the first two.. Although the Tuono was the most stable with bags at way past 100 MPH.. Guzzi would get pushed around at higher speeds, and stiff cross winds.  The 70 mph of the V-7ii is a nice balance overall.I had many bikes setup for sport touring, and know exactly what works for me..

Sarah,
Yours is a great looking bike, and if the Stornello did not show up, the 850 certainly was on the Radar. Guzzi did a nice job with that one.. Once my bike was sorted out it is a joy to ride. The 40 plus HP is plenty,and there is really no need for any more.... enough to push it 70 mph anywhere ,and all day too.. :grin:It has been returning about 60 MPG with 1000 miles on the  bike..(rural roads)Happy on mid grade, and the bike prefers it over higher octane gas.4000 ft riding area..The ability to do any software upgrades with Guzzidiag has sold me on this bike... I also wanted the last version on the old school motor. It's proved to be the right move for me.. The last pictures are of the C-box side bag, and best overall setup. Being a SC type high pipe, it takes a bit to get things to work..I did make my own C-bow mount for the Stornello, just used some old parts from the Tuono.Everything is pieced together, but it came together just right..


 
(https://i.ibb.co/7gR6kCw/KONICA-MINOLTA-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7gR6kCw)

(https://i.ibb.co/ZLpwjGK/KONICA-MINOLTA-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ZLpwjGK)

(https://i.ibb.co/RN1Dpqy/KONICA-MINOLTA-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/RN1Dpqy)

(https://i.ibb.co/6YcZ5xD/KONICA-MINOLTA-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6YcZ5xD)



(https://i.ibb.co/pQn4fx6/KONICA-MINOLTA-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pQn4fx6)

(https://i.ibb.co/tmHBkmP/KONICA-MINOLTA-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tmHBkmP)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on November 10, 2021, 06:43:36 AM
Thank you again.  It's great fun setting a bike up just to suit.  I can pass the time this winter just pondering my options.  I'm committed to using a seat bag for the foreseeable future, but I won't get away with 20 bucks like you did, what a bargain.  That Stornello is such a nice bike.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Brand X on November 10, 2021, 06:55:29 PM
Thank you again.  It's great fun setting a bike up just to suit.  I can pass the time this winter just pondering my options.  I'm committed to using a seat bag for the foreseeable future, but I won't get away with 20 bucks like you did, what a bargain.  That Stornello is such a nice bike.

Sarah

Thinking out of the box works well. Just about any layout look,functions well with the V-7. The Hepco/Becker C-bow Royster are my favorite bags on this. Built in waterproofs liners are nice. The ability to turn a side bag into a tail-bag works with the box on back. It allows for the Saddleman bag to tag along too. :cool:
(https://i.ibb.co/xFdDQyx/KONICA-MINOLTA-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/xFdDQyx)

(https://i.ibb.co/pwmQSCz/KONICA-MINOLTA-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pwmQSCz)
 
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Bee on November 22, 2021, 06:38:24 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/QCq3FTm/5-FCB1-B4-F-F8-E2-4-DA5-AF4-A-D73-C4-D45-AB1-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QCq3FTm)


Just going to jump on board here. My Centenario arrived last week, managed a quick ride out to get a fresh tank of petrol. First impressions. Very light, nimble, sweet free revving engine, nice gearing, found the riding position very roomy and comfortable (I’m 5’11”). Like how it’s put together. Not sure whether I will swap out the exhausts or not, we have a lot of horses and other wildlife around here so I may just keep it stock.

I have swapped out the mirrors (over the weekend) for some bar ends because I just prefer them. My wife says it’s the best looking bike I’ve had and she really likes it, she said it’s like the bike from the Great Escape film. Now we all know it’s not but I get what she meant.

I have seen the Special version in both Grey & blue and they looked stunning but I wanted the more ‘urban’ look and I really like it. A lot.

Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on November 23, 2021, 06:38:35 AM
Nice Bee, thanks for the picture!  Keep us posted on other changes you make along the way.

Sarah

p.s.  I know we're not supposed to wish time away, but I'm sure in a hurry for spring. 
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on November 23, 2021, 06:43:45 AM
Nice Bee, thanks for the picture!  Keep us posted on other changes you make along the way.

Sarah

p.s.  I know we're not supposed to wish time away, but I'm sure in a hurry for spring.

An extra couple of minutes getting ready this morning - down jacket and my fav - the Richa 3 finger artic gloves - 3 degrees Celsius this morning but dry. Makes me happy going to work!
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Bee on November 23, 2021, 10:57:45 AM
Nice Bee, thanks for the picture!  Keep us posted on other changes you make along the way.

Sarah

p.s.  I know we're not supposed to wish time away, but I'm sure in a hurry for spring.

Thanks Sarah. Yea, it did cross my mind more than once buying a bike in late November! Everything I read suggested MG were only doing these colours this year so I sort of had to get one while I could. Anyhow, might get the odd ride in here and there even over winter.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: bbranch10 on November 26, 2021, 09:49:08 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/QCq3FTm/5-FCB1-B4-F-F8-E2-4-DA5-AF4-A-D73-C4-D45-AB1-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QCq3FTm)


Just going to jump on board here. My Centenario arrived last week, managed a quick ride out to get a fresh tank of petrol. First impressions. Very light, nimble, sweet free revving engine, nice gearing, found the riding position very roomy and comfortable (I’m 5’11”). Like how it’s put together. Not sure whether I will swap out the exhausts or not, we have a lot of horses and other wildlife around here so I may just keep it stock.

I have swapped out the mirrors (over the weekend) for some bar ends because I just prefer them. My wife says it’s the best looking bike I’ve had and she really likes it, she said it’s like the bike from the Great Escape film. Now we all know it’s not but I get what she meant.

I have seen the Special version in both Grey & blue and they looked stunning but I wanted the more ‘urban’ look and I really like it. A lot.

Which bar end mirrors did you go with and do you like them?

I’d love to find a thread focused on mods people have made instead of poking around YouTube, etc…
I think my list will include some kind of luggage that doesn’t ruin the cafe look, some bar end mirrors, possibly aftermarket exhaust. Would also like led turn signals. And maybe heated grips.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Bee on November 27, 2021, 01:06:14 AM
Morning. I have used unbranded eBay bar ends many times now over the years and never had a problem (like £15 cheap). Slight amount of faffing about with washers and thread lock to set them just ‘so’ but it’s very straightforward and I love the sleeker look. Rear Vision is fine. My Pan has mirrors down and low so it’s a very familiar place for me to look when riding.    I have considered branded bar ends but don’t see the point when the cost is so significant.   The V7 has a very clean bar end weight and thankfully a threaded bar so fitting is sooooo easy compared to a hollow tube (IMO). Pic below sorry the light is poor it was in the garage.


(https://i.ibb.co/fHH0c2x/45772-FC7-2529-45-E5-9-B57-21-BFCF3-B5680.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fHH0c2x)

(https://i.ibb.co/7nQvqPw/A233-D0-B7-9-ED3-4-F7-B-90-F9-8-A2493-D88210.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7nQvqPw)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on November 27, 2021, 03:40:27 AM
Which bar end mirrors did you go with and do you like them?

I’d love to find a thread focused on mods people have made instead of poking around YouTube, etc…
I think my list will include some kind of luggage that doesn’t ruin the cafe look, some bar end mirrors, possibly aftermarket exhaust. Would also like led turn signals. And maybe heated grips.
I've fitted some eBay specials "HJR products". Well made and no vibrations at all. I'm also using the MG flat bar and no bar end weights needed.
(https://i.imgur.com/Lhk5C9H.jpeg)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: kingoffleece on November 27, 2021, 06:20:19 AM
Never been able to figure out  why I'm the only one to use the Ventura rack system.  Unless you must have hard bags I find it to be the most versatile and useful system ever.  But, there are lots of ways to skin this cat, eh?
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Bee on November 28, 2021, 09:53:12 AM
I've fitted some eBay specials "HJR products". Well made and no vibrations at all. I'm also using the MG flat bar and no bar end weights needed.
(https://i.imgur.com/Lhk5C9H.jpeg)

Nice.
Got to ask, how does it run with that aftermarket exhaust then? I presume you have not been able to alter the ECU from Euro5 standard. Are you running it with the baffles/db killers in? Even though it may sound louder/nicer (depending upon what you like) I wouldn’t want to mess the fuelling up in the process.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Dave Swanson on November 28, 2021, 10:40:56 AM
Nice.
Got to ask, how does it run with that aftermarket exhaust then? I presume you have not been able to alter the ECU from Euro5 standard. Are you running it with the baffles/db killers in? Even though it may sound louder/nicer (depending upon what you like) I wouldn’t want to mess the fuelling up in the process.

I will butt in here and report my experience.  As far as I know there are no maps available for the V7-850.  When Beetle and company come up with a map I will buy one though.  Not because mine isn't running well, but due to the positive experiences I've had with Beetle maps on my other Guzzis.  I am sure a Beetle map will optimize the V7-850.


I am running mine with the Mistrals and left the db Killers in.  The Mistrals are Euro 5 compliant.  My bike runs very well and sounds good with the db Killers left in.   I have no personal experience but have heard that fueling isn't perfect with the db Killers taken out.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Z5qbF7Y1/IMG-9554-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hfHRK0dr)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Caffeineo on November 28, 2021, 12:26:00 PM
This shop offers a gadget to remap the E4 V7 but not the E5. But......they do have the same thing that works on both E4&5 V85. I think Beetle can not be far from getting it done.  :bow:
https://www.guareschimoto.it/prodotto/gcorse-by-upmap-kit-t800-v7-iii-e4/ (https://www.guareschimoto.it/prodotto/gcorse-by-upmap-kit-t800-v7-iii-e4/)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Bee on November 29, 2021, 01:28:47 AM
I will butt in here and report my experience.  As far as I know there are no maps available for the V7-850.  When Beetle and company come up with a map I will buy one though.  Not because mine isn't running well, but due to the positive experiences I've had with Beetle maps on my other Guzzis.  I am sure a Beetle map will optimize the V7-850.


I am running mine with the Mistrals and left the db Killers in.  The Mistrals are Euro 5 compliant.  My bike runs very well and sounds good with the db Killers left in.   I have no personal experience but have heard that fueling isn't perfect with the db Killers taken out.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Z5qbF7Y1/IMG-9554-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hfHRK0dr)

Thanks, really appreciate the feedback. That’s very positive. I don’t know how many 2021 V7’s have been officially imported into the UK but it’s probably not many, 20-30? Just a guess. I can’t see there being any aftermarket tuning available over here with numbers so low.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on December 08, 2021, 05:08:02 AM
Big box arrived from Italy.

(https://i.imgur.com/f0lqGCL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tMgo9IU.jpg)

Most importantly - the frames

(https://i.imgur.com/TfgPBr9.jpg)
On first inspection I don't think any modification to the Givi rear rack will be necessary.  The rear attachment point of the UG frame is the same thickness as the Givi rack spacer, so just remove spacer and insert UG frame.  Will try tonight.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on December 08, 2021, 02:13:21 PM
Quick update. While the Unit Garage pannier frames fit perfectly they don't fit with the Givi rear rack.  Bug*er. Oh well.  Frames are staying on the Givi rack is off.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on December 09, 2021, 04:38:26 AM
 :gotpics:  Looking forward to seeing the bike outfitted.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on December 09, 2021, 10:12:22 AM
:gotpics:  Looking forward to seeing the bike outfitted.

Sarah

Your wish is my command:

Side
(https://i.imgur.com/Lk2oiDV.jpg)

Top
(https://i.imgur.com/C9vdxvg.jpg)

Bag fitted.  Well above the exhaust. No heat issue
(https://i.imgur.com/glqRXop.jpg)

Rear
(https://i.imgur.com/NapsLfg.jpg)

Close up of the bag - 20-26 litres each.  Nice little velco straps across the main straps to hold the excess straps neatly. The bag can be locked to the frame from within the bag (Not the easiest but behind a flap. if the bag contents are in a bag then not a major issue to pull inner bag and leave UG attached)
(https://i.imgur.com/eJf9tdD.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on December 10, 2021, 06:11:12 AM
Thanks for the detailed pictures, that is a neat and clean set up, very nice!  Waterproof and good capacity, too.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Dave Swanson on December 10, 2021, 08:57:37 AM
Very nice!  You are a problem, because I ordered my set of Units the other day.   :laugh:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on December 11, 2021, 05:30:04 AM
 :grin:

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on December 11, 2021, 11:44:12 AM
Very nice!  You are a problem, because I ordered my set of Units the other day.   :laugh:

Does that make me an influencer?

Today I added my venerable Eastern Beaver 3CS fuse box and have 2 of the circuits used.
Also started working on raising the rear brake pedal. Will have that finished tomorrow hopefully.  Couple of photos tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Bulldog9 on December 12, 2021, 08:11:32 AM
Your wish is my command:

Side
(https://i.imgur.com/Lk2oiDV.jpg)

Top
(https://i.imgur.com/C9vdxvg.jpg)

Bag fitted.  Well above the exhaust. No heat issue
(https://i.imgur.com/glqRXop.jpg)

Rear
(https://i.imgur.com/NapsLfg.jpg)

Close up of the bag - 20-26 litres each.  Nice little velco straps across the main straps to hold the excess straps neatly. The bag can be locked to the frame from within the bag (Not the easiest but behind a flap. if the bag contents are in a bag then not a major issue to pull inner bag and leave UG attached)
(https://i.imgur.com/eJf9tdD.jpg)

Those look great. One of the things I don't like about the HB racks is how obtrusive they are visually with the bags off.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on December 12, 2021, 01:00:06 PM
Rear brake pedal position adjustment
(https://i.imgur.com/W7bqRSF.jpg)

Additional light - Deneli D2 LED.  Bright LITTLE lights. I've added the flood filter to the left hand light as we drive on the left here in Ireland and left the right as a spot.
(https://i.imgur.com/Fl97Ggc.jpg)

Handlebar switch and my Gammatronix charging health led
(https://i.imgur.com/bj7t67O.jpg)

All feediing from an Eastern Beaver 3CS fuse box behind the right side panel.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Dave Swanson on December 14, 2021, 07:56:59 AM
Got mine! 

(https://i.postimg.cc/j51KJMg0/IMG-9952.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1nDbkr1J)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on December 15, 2021, 05:32:19 AM
Classy, classy, classy!  :bow:

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: bbranch10 on December 29, 2021, 09:03:07 PM
Seems at least a couple people here got the Unit Garage bags and mounting racks and are (presumably) happy with them. Has anyone tried these, or have any advice on trying them? They look pretty similar, at least for the canvas options, at come in at significantly less cost than Unit Garage for total of racks + pair of (canvas) bags.
I'm still waiting for my Centenario to be delivered, so all I can do for now is peruse the internet and dream...

https://lapoderosagoods.com/en/prod...ddlebag-support-both-sides-satin-black-copia/
https://lapoderosagoods.com/en/product/dakhla-12l-saddlebag-safari-beige/

Both vendors have larger and smaller bags. I lean towards the smaller ones based on looks, I think I would just throw on a pillion pack to support a longer ride if needed, but that's all an "I think" :p
Thanks in advance for any insights...
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on December 30, 2021, 05:20:45 AM
I don't know a thing about these either, but they might be worth a look:

https://bags-bike.com/it/categoria-prodotto/moto_guzzi/moto-guzzi-v7-2021/

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on December 30, 2021, 01:44:42 PM
Great to see more luggage becoming available although I'm of the opinion that the unit garage frames are the neatest presently available, if not the nicest. Great quality as well.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: bbranch10 on December 30, 2021, 06:08:45 PM
I don't know a thing about these either, but they might be worth a look:

https://bags-bike.com/it/categoria-prodotto/moto_guzzi/moto-guzzi-v7-2021/

Sarah

As someone who appreciates minimalist when it comes to tank bags, the "tank band" with it's little attached bag looks pretty interesting :)

The panniers are another solid alternative to the choices I was already looking at, but I'll agree with Kildareman that the Unit Garage racks still look the overall best. Might be something with compatibility with different rear racks? it appears the Unit Garage front attachment is under the seat (?) and the others are bolting on using the top shock mount...
I'm not planning to add a rear rack, so I think I'm going with the cleanest look (Unit Garage)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on December 31, 2021, 03:08:23 AM
As someone who appreciates minimalist when it comes to tank bags, the "tank band" with it's little attached bag looks pretty interesting :)

The panniers are another solid alternative to the choices I was already looking at, but I'll agree with Kildareman that the Unit Garage racks still look the overall best. Might be something with compatibility with different rear racks? it appears the Unit Garage front attachment is under the seat (?) and the others are bolting on using the top shock mount...
I'm not planning to add a rear rack, so I think I'm going with the cleanest look (Unit Garage)

Yes the front mount is under the seat - two threaded M8 holes in the cross piece. I ran a tap through first but the bolt will do just as well, as the threads were gunged up with paint/powdercoat.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on January 09, 2022, 07:58:11 AM
Spot the 7 changes / additions

(https://i.imgur.com/v9HNJqF.jpeg)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on January 21, 2022, 10:27:14 AM
Adjustable levers for the Centenario from MG are rather expensive and unobtanium so went with Probrake levers (probrake.de). A set cost the same as one MG lever. I went with the Tector model -
Adustable
Span
Lever length
Lever protection (swings up) Not planning on trying this one though

(https://i.imgur.com/YcFC9Ob.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on January 22, 2022, 06:09:07 AM
Went to fit the brake lever first and opps, either wrong set sent or they didn't look at the MG first. Am guessing the first option:

(https://i.imgur.com/9Rv59HP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/13DxNLR.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on January 24, 2022, 05:51:34 AM
Probrake back to me 1st thing this morning. Indeed wrong end attached. Should be R22 for Moto Guzzi not R40. Correct adaptor dispatched.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Beowulf on January 25, 2022, 07:09:58 AM
I've fitted some eBay specials "HJR products". Well made and no vibrations at all. I'm also using the MG flat bar and no bar end weights needed.
(https://i.imgur.com/Lhk5C9H.jpeg)



Ok I gotta ask the stupid question. That fly screen is awesome. Assuming my V7 gets sorted out I’d love to purchase one where did you get it? Thanks in advance
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on January 25, 2022, 10:23:05 AM



Ok I gotta ask the stupid question. That fly screen is awesome. Assuming my V7 gets sorted out I’d love to purchase one where did you get it? Thanks in advance

The Fly screen is from LFS GARAGE (http://www.lucianofavalli.it/cupolini-moto-guzzi/)  It's the "Sport Cup" in stainless (it's clear laquered) I added the eagle - It's a MG tank eagle I got from TLM in the Netherlands but I'm sure you can find on the bay etc. 
LFS does lots of customisation to the basic screen as required, including painting the eagle etc. I went with the "Sport Cup" as it was the tallest available at the time.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: T Peterson on January 25, 2022, 12:09:23 PM
I have two bags from Saddlemen  - one large (almost too large) and one smaller. I modified them - like you did Sarah - so that I can leave the female strap buckles on the bike and with four clicks, the whole bag comes off and gets carried into wherever. I don't know about the rest of you older folks, but I don't like tail trunks because I have to give my leg a good swing to get it over the seat and end up hitting the trunk half the time. I had a tail trunk on an Edelweiss trip and they kindly took it off. It was much better after that. I highly recommend Saddlemen bags.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on February 03, 2022, 10:02:14 AM
Finally received correct brake adaptor for my Probrake levers so fitted them last night. Minor adjustment to move the brake lever inboard by a cm. Otherwise really comfortable and no stretching anymore.

(https://i.imgur.com/XlkDiAM.jpg)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on February 07, 2022, 05:22:04 AM
I can't remember if we've discussed these being in the works, but Longride now offers racks for the 850:

https://longride.com/collections/saddlebag-holders-moto/products/moto-guzzi-v7-850-saddlebag-holders

Available for the Special too, chromed to match the factory grab rail.  I don't know a thing about these folks, but I'd sent an email early on expressing interest.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Frenchy on February 07, 2022, 11:10:38 PM
Done a few upgrades on my Centenario.
Gtm megs mufflers
New rage cycles LED front turn signals
Moto guzzi clip-on bars
Rizoma bar end mirrors
Dropped the speedometer gauge down 1"
Wind deflector
DNA high flow air filter
Modified air box cover - turned into a hold sown ring for the filter


Plenty more to come

(https://i.ibb.co/HrSbPfw/IMG-20220207-184953.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HrSbPfw) (https://i.ibb.co/TYw113P/hdr.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TYw113P) (https://i.ibb.co/fG3tQC1/hdr.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fG3tQC1) (https://i.ibb.co/tzYtbfs/hdr.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tzYtbfs) (https://i.ibb.co/rdLyF48/nor.jpg) (https://ibb.co/rdLyF48) (https://i.ibb.co/Ld2dXmK/IMG-20220207-185003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Ld2dXmK) (https://i.ibb.co/tb58TfP/nor.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tb58TfP)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on February 08, 2022, 04:46:30 AM
Done a few upgrades on my Centenario.
Gtm megs mufflers
New rage cycles LED front turn signals
Moto guzzi clip-on bars
Rizoma bar end mirrors
Dropped the speedometer gauge down 1"
Wind deflector

Plenty more to come

(https://i.ibb.co/HrSbPfw/IMG-20220207-184953.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HrSbPfw) (https://i.ibb.co/TYw113P/hdr.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TYw113P) (https://i.ibb.co/fG3tQC1/hdr.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fG3tQC1) (https://i.ibb.co/tzYtbfs/hdr.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tzYtbfs) (https://i.ibb.co/rdLyF48/nor.jpg) (https://ibb.co/rdLyF48) (https://i.ibb.co/Ld2dXmK/IMG-20220207-185003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Ld2dXmK) (https://i.ibb.co/tb58TfP/nor.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tb58TfP)

Nice  :thumb:
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on February 08, 2022, 05:21:16 AM
 :popcorn:

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on February 10, 2022, 10:29:46 AM
I'm rather proud of this. Made by my own fair hand.

(https://i.imgur.com/u9o07YO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ywZ1coE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZCU8o5y.jpg)

4.5mm veg tanned leatherbacked with 1mm waxed green leather.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Dave Swanson on February 10, 2022, 11:35:54 AM
That's impressive!  You could sell a bunch of those!

(https://i.postimg.cc/Df5t6fVs/ZCU8o5y.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jY7NV2N)
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on February 11, 2022, 05:18:52 AM
Wow!  :bow:

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Speciality on February 12, 2022, 03:11:08 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/GPFfCQs/572-C5337-8-CF2-4907-907-D-65-D882298-AE6.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GPFfCQs)

My Special in its current state. Hepco and Becker soft panniers (bags?) on their C-Bow frames, fork gaiters from a Stone, M-G crashbars, Dart blue tint screen, Mistral short reverse cone exhausts (the single best mod). I’ve done 1000+ miles now so I’m beginning to use more of the performance. Great handling, lovely sound….
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on February 12, 2022, 05:40:11 AM
That bike is a beauty, Alan!  How about a side view when you get a chance, please?  Welcome to the forum, by the way!

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on February 19, 2022, 11:25:07 AM
Checking over the bike I found the 2 m5 headed hex bolts holding the headlight arms to be barely tight. Hmm. Headlight now 15mm higher and bolts tight
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: blackbuell on February 20, 2022, 05:49:20 AM
Cadre has a demo silver special; Yesterday I sat on it, fired it up and checked out the instruments (I prefer them over the ones on the stone). Very cold day; didn't have riding gear with me, so I didn't take it for a ride. He has a blue one that I think is gorgeous. When we get a day with decent weather, my wife and I will take a ride on the demo. If we like how it feels and rides, we will buy the blue one. I have already thought about possible mods: center stand, MG side cases and rear rack (I have a Givi universal mounting bracket and a few monolock top cases), Kaoko throttle lock, Givi A34 windscreen.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Jon
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on February 20, 2022, 06:04:21 AM
Cadre has a demo silver special; Yesterday I sat on it, fired it up and checked out the instruments (I prefer them over the ones on the stone). Very cold day; didn't have riding gear with me, so I didn't take it for a ride. He has a blue one that I think is gorgeous. When we get a day with decent weather, my wife and I will take a ride on the demo. If we like how it feels and rides, we will buy the blue one. I have already thought about possible mods: center stand, MG side cases and rear rack (I have a Givi universal mounting bracket and a few monolock top cases), Kaoko throttle lock, Givi A34 windscreen.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Jon

Obviously we are all biased here :-)
Looked at racks and side cases. Don't make my mistake of trying to mix and match. Bought the Givi rack 1st then fount Unit Garage side frames and bags. They don't fit together, even after some hefty Givi rack modifications. The Unit Garage side bags are my go to. The bags sit higher than the other bags I've seen, including the MG. This I prefer.
Get a cramp buster rather than a throttle lock - just my personal choice.
The MG screens look good, better to my eye than the Givi.
MG center stand - easy fit. Have a spring T puller handy.
Pyramid Plastics front fender extender. Cheap, perfect fit. I attached with a high grip mastic rather than the plastic rivets.
Givi crash bars. Stupidly over engineered and a great mounting point for my Dineli D2 lights
Don't know if exhausts are in the must have category but changing to short Mistral's helps with both looks and sound, without being obnoxious.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on February 20, 2022, 09:23:56 AM
Hurry up warm, sunny day!  :wink:

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Moparnut72 on February 20, 2022, 10:38:10 AM
Just take it home what's not to like. The blue is beyond gorgeous.    :grin:
kk
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: mechanicsavant on February 20, 2022, 10:50:48 AM
Finaly got my dimmer /turn signal switch after a 5 month wait (Guzzi sent the wrong one twice ) . Now waiting for mud season to depart !
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Kildareman on May 19, 2022, 08:35:43 AM
Seems I have a warranty claim.

My lights switch - 3 position on the Centenario/Stone works fine but has never had a definite "click" between the 3 positions. Came up in conversation while I was at MegaBikes in Dublin and before you know it video done of mine and a new stone and claim being sent in.

I just thought it was a quirk of Guzzi.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on September 22, 2022, 06:24:01 AM
I don't think we've posted this, a recent TSB:

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2022/MC-10211301-0001.pdf

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Vagrant on September 22, 2022, 09:12:54 AM
I don't read that they will cover the cost.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on September 23, 2022, 05:55:23 AM
You may well be right.  I just haven't worked up the gumption to call Sloan's.

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Vagrant on September 23, 2022, 08:12:45 AM
The Atlanta dealer has charged $50. in the past to do updated maps. Reasonable, I felt.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on September 23, 2022, 08:14:49 AM
Perfectly reasonable.  Thanks for sharing that.

Sarah

Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Beowulf on September 23, 2022, 08:22:06 AM
Interesting you guys posted this. Appreciate it. Anyone deal with the upmap device? Does beetle have anything for that?
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: greer on September 23, 2022, 08:49:17 AM
In case Bueller and/or Dan fail to see your question you can follow along on Advrider, scroll down to post # 1375:

https://www.advrider.com/f/threads/moto-guzzi-v7-850.1486696/page-69

Sarah
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: Speciality on September 23, 2022, 09:14:07 AM
My UpMap arrived today (from the same source). As I understand it I can download the latest OEM map for free too. In this way I should be able to restore the latest original map without going to a dealer. (Mine won’t allow access unless they service the bike….).
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: buck on September 23, 2022, 08:33:36 PM
Perfectly reasonable.  Thanks for sharing that.

Sarah

Yes, a reasonable charge to plug in/update a bike - if you owe it. That’s the issue I’m in discussion with MG about right now. The prior map had a number of defects from throttle response to erroneous fuel mileage calculations. Based on that it should be covered under warranty.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: buck on September 23, 2022, 08:35:18 PM
Interesting you guys posted this. Appreciate it. Anyone deal with the upmap device? Does beetle have anything for that?

I am happy with the Upmap. Right now I believe when it comes to remapping the E5 bikes Upmap is the only game in town.
Title: Re: 2021 V7 850
Post by: chrisfer on September 23, 2022, 11:46:08 PM
Interesting you guys posted this. Appreciate it. Anyone deal with the upmap device? Does beetle have anything for that?
UpMap, yes : https://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=116379.0