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Re: 2021 V7 850
« Reply #150 on: February 11, 2022, 05:18:52 AM »
Wow!  :bow:

Sarah
Sarah '21 V7 Special, '17 XT250, '17 V9 Roamer sold August 2021, '16 V7 II Stone sold September 2021, '08 Nevada Classic sold August 2020 
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Re: 2021 V7 850
« Reply #151 on: February 12, 2022, 03:11:08 AM »



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). Iíve done 1000+ miles now so Iím beginning to use more of the performance. Great handling, lovely soundÖ.

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Re: 2021 V7 850
« Reply #152 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
Sarah '21 V7 Special, '17 XT250, '17 V9 Roamer sold August 2021, '16 V7 II Stone sold September 2021, '08 Nevada Classic sold August 2020 
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Re: 2021 V7 850
« Reply #153 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
V7 850 Centenario

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Re: 2021 V7 850
« Reply #153 on: February 19, 2022, 11:25:07 AM »

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Re: 2021 V7 850
« Reply #154 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
Bikes: 2007 Norge, YAM RD250, 2017 Indian Scout. 2021 V7 850 Special

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Re: 2021 V7 850
« Reply #155 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.
V7 850 Centenario

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Re: 2021 V7 850
« Reply #156 on: February 20, 2022, 09:23:56 AM »
Hurry up warm, sunny day!  :wink:

Sarah
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Doug '21 V85TT, '05 Sportster Roadster, '13 XT250

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Re: 2021 V7 850
« Reply #157 on: February 20, 2022, 10:38:10 AM »
Just take it home what's not to like. The blue is beyond gorgeous.    :grin:
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Re: 2021 V7 850
« Reply #158 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 !

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Re: 2021 V7 850
« Reply #159 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.
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