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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #180 on: October 19, 2015, 08:30:09 AM »
We could start a new topic, each block and copy our own posts into it and delete them from here if you want. No biggie.

Or this is some sort of karmic retribution for all your merged threadfests....some of them are impossible to navigate now.  :tongue:
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #181 on: October 19, 2015, 08:35:32 AM »
We could start a new topic, each block and copy our own posts into it and delete them from here if you want. No biggie.

Or this is some sort of karmic retribution for all your merged threadfests....some of them are impossible to navigate now.  :tongue:

Yeah.  I think it's the latter!   :boozing:
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #182 on: October 19, 2015, 08:54:43 AM »
The Super Tenere came with progressive springs in the forks in 2012, just saying.  LOL   I am not a fan of progressive but they may be a crutch till you can get the proper weight/rate springs for your weight/type of riding.

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #183 on: October 22, 2015, 11:18:08 PM »

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #183 on: October 22, 2015, 11:18:08 PM »

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #184 on: November 26, 2015, 03:15:22 PM »
After spending a few hours at the barn this morning, I stole away for some around-town cruising on the V7 Special this afternoon.

Still some nice fall color here.  It starts in mid-October and lasts through late November.

It's supposed to rain like hell tonight and the rest of the holiday weekend, so this is probablyl all the exercise the little V7 will be getting this week.



Now, a shower, and family coming over for dinner.

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #185 on: November 27, 2015, 09:01:02 AM »
Funny, the best I've ever gotten with my M796 is 50 MPG.    I typically get 46 MPG.    Aside from me being a good bit heavier then Jenn, I think my throttle hand is also a bit heavier  :grin:


The Ducs I had were extremely lean from the factory.  When I first got my previous GT1000 it would get 50mpg on the highway but the lean running eventually led to some stalling issues.  Same with the MTS DS1000 I had as well.  Fine after remap but following remap, both bikes would then get worse than my Calis and regularly slot in at the 35-40mpg range.  Maybe the newer Ducs are not nearly as lean or give no signs of lean running. 

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #186 on: February 22, 2016, 12:45:48 AM »
It's been a long winter with too little riding.  Hopefully I'll have some updates for this thread as Spring arrives.

The little bike has been great, though.  130 mile lunch ride today with nary a hiccup. 

http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=81842.0

These V7s always put a smile on my face.  They just reinforce the good memories of vintage bikes of the past.

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #187 on: April 11, 2016, 06:28:10 PM »
How does that exhaust sound?  Here's mine...

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #188 on: April 11, 2016, 06:47:02 PM »
Welcome to WG. If Rocker has it, it's probably pretty good.  :smiley:
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #189 on: April 11, 2016, 06:52:54 PM »
Welcome to WG. If Rocker has it, it's probably pretty good.  :smiley:

I have them on mine too, same bike.  The Agostini's sound friggin' AWESOME!
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #190 on: April 11, 2016, 06:53:26 PM »
How does that exhaust sound?  Here's mine...



 Nice motorbike .

 I'm not Rocker , but his V7 with the Mistrals sounds amazing , throaty W/O being too loud  :bike-037:

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #191 on: April 11, 2016, 07:29:54 PM »
Nice motorbike .

 I'm not Rocker , but his V7 with the Mistrals sounds amazing , throaty W/O being too loud  :bike-037:

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Not Mistrals. Agostini's.
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #192 on: April 11, 2016, 07:37:09 PM »
Not Mistrals. Agostini's.

 Well , one of those funny names  :laugh:

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #193 on: April 11, 2016, 10:09:14 PM »
Yeah.  The Agos with the cut-down db-killers sounds really, really good without being "too loud".

I tried them with the db-killers removed, but it was too much.  Cutting the db-killers down did the trick.

The only time I've heard it as a bystander was when I had it in for service in Tulsa last fall.  The tech did a "test drive" up and back on Peoria Avenue and it sounded sweet.  Several people at the shop commented on how good the Agostinis sounded.

They were expensive, but nice things are...
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #194 on: April 12, 2016, 12:24:22 AM »
Not having been around much this winter I'm going to ask: is there now an accessible guzzidiag map for those pipes?
Alternately, was it needed?
I have a 13 with Mistral shorties and db killers. After a few hundred km the bike began to over fuel, pop annoyingly rather than 'burble' on the down, and just sounded unhappy so I went back to stock for the end of last season. The trouble disappeared. I put the Mistrals back on.
We'll see.
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #195 on: April 12, 2016, 06:04:32 AM »
Not having been around much this winter I'm going to ask: is there now an accessible guzzidiag map for those pipes?
Alternately, was it needed?

They just finished the work to access and read/write maps on this ECU, but I don't think anyone has tweaked one yet.
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #196 on: April 12, 2016, 07:57:57 AM »
Not having been around much this winter I'm going to ask: is there now an accessible guzzidiag map for those pipes?
Alternately, was it needed?
I have a 13 with Mistral shorties and db killers. After a few hundred km the bike began to over fuel, pop annoyingly rather than 'burble' on the down, and just sounded unhappy so I went back to stock for the end of last season. The trouble disappeared. I put the Mistrals back on.
We'll see.

The only change to my map was to have the dealer in Tulsa load the latest factory map.

Otherwise, the bike runs great.
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #197 on: April 12, 2016, 06:44:53 PM »
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They just finished the work to access and read/write maps on this ECU, but I don't think anyone has tweaked one yet.
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #198 on: April 12, 2016, 06:49:08 PM »
The only change to my map was to have the dealer in Tulsa load the latest factory map.

Otherwise, the bike runs great.

Shirley, you jest.... dealer?   :grin:
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #199 on: April 12, 2016, 10:26:59 PM »
Shirley, you jest.... dealer?   :grin:

Yeah.  Rode 120 miles over to Tulsa (my closest dealer) on a Saturday Morning.  I had scheduled an appointment.  The tech loaded the 352BV738 map, which was the factory updated map.  When I got home I did the Roper-recommended reset deal.  Pulled the fuse.  Reinstalled the fuse.  Started and Let idle for 15-minutes.  Bike runs great.
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #200 on: April 12, 2016, 11:39:29 PM »
Yeah.  Rode 120 miles over to Tulsa (my closest dealer) on a Saturday Morning.  I had scheduled an appointment.  The tech loaded the 352BV738 map, which was the factory updated map.  When I got home I did the Roper-recommended reset deal.  Pulled the fuse.  Reinstalled the fuse.  Started and Let idle for 15-minutes.  Bike runs great.

perspective. I'd be pleased to find a 'shade tree' who didn't call the bike a 'guhzzie'. He still wouldn't be allowed to lift a wrench to it.
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #201 on: May 03, 2016, 05:51:44 PM »
Probably an interim solution, but today added some trustee socket spacers to The Handlebar clamp. This raised to the bars about 1.5 inches. The M bars are pretty low and combined with the standard pegs the seating isn't quite right. We'll see how this goes. I either need rear sets for the low bars, or higher bars.




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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #202 on: May 03, 2016, 10:18:10 PM »
Thought I'd contribute. Here's my V7 Special. Glad to say the front signals have been swapped out.

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #203 on: May 04, 2016, 07:32:10 PM »
As I learned from the 1100 Sport, rear sets & low bars keep my back & neck straight & relaxed = all day riding comfort.


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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #204 on: May 04, 2016, 10:09:23 PM »
As I learned from the 1100 Sport, rear sets & low bars keep my back & neck straight & relaxed = all day riding comfort.




Exactly. I probably need to go with rearsets, since that's what I'm used to.

The big question, then, would be:  Factory Racer?  Agostini? Sato?

Hmmm...
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #205 on: May 07, 2016, 07:07:14 PM »
Exactly. I probably need to go with rearsets, since that's what I'm used to.

The big question, then, would be:  Factory Racer?  Agostini? Sato?

Hmmm...

Those three are just the start of rear-set manufacturers.
Before I bought/installed the Sato's I looked long and hard for the 'best' option.
Sato's are top dollar but offer replacement pieces (the original factory shift lever vibrated off), really wide range of adjustment, and plug and play installation. Their appearance doesn't match the 'vintage' theme of the bike overall but function over form... they were the best option (in my opinion).
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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #206 on: May 25, 2016, 05:57:46 PM »

A nice day for a ride, today.

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #207 on: May 26, 2016, 02:19:05 PM »
we put ikon shocks from MG on for huge improvement over 13 stock.also ordered a corbin .

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #208 on: August 19, 2017, 03:57:21 PM »

She's for sale here on the swap meet...
http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=88191.0

...and locally on Craigslist:
http://fayar.craigslist.org/mcy/6271521910.html

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Re: Rocker59's V7 Special Thread
« Reply #209 on: August 22, 2017, 09:30:02 PM »
 This lovely motorbike has gone to a great new home  :thumb:

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