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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2520 on: December 27, 2020, 12:21:14 PM »
Mine is running a bit lean but at the moment, 4.2 l/100k is readily achievable giving an easy 500 k to a tank with a couple of litres left.

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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2521 on: December 28, 2020, 05:44:30 AM »
Mine is running a bit lean but at the moment, 4.2 l/100k is readily achievable giving an easy 500 k to a tank with a couple of litres left.

Nearly 300 miles to empty?  Thatís impressive.  Others getting similar?

Depends on the riding but I consistently get 220-250 miles between fill-ups with a mix of interstate and highway riding. The more highway riding at 65 mph or less the better the mileage. Not sure if this was helpful.

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Hey Skip, how much does it usually take at that 220-250, how much is left in the tank? 
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2522 on: December 28, 2020, 06:07:20 AM »
with the small windscreen an no bags commuting at about 60 -65 mph, i consistently get about 55 mpg, with 6 gallon tank, theoretically over 300 miles per tank.  usually stop at around 200 miles and cannot squeeze 4 gallons in.  have been as high as around 240 miles before a stop.  with the winter screen and tail trunk, that drops to about 50 mpg.  fully loaded, all 3 cases, it drops to the high 40s.  bike has 11,300 miles now.
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2523 on: December 28, 2020, 08:57:45 AM »
ridding the dog s... out of it in the N. Ga mountains 55 is normal unless it's below 60 degrees. then you lose 2 MPG. Finally a Guzzi (other than a V7) where you don't need to worry about gas stations ever.
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2524 on: December 28, 2020, 10:21:32 AM »
Nearly 300 miles to empty?  Thatís impressive.  Others getting similar?

I easily get 250 and have gone 300 as I was enjoying the Arizona scenery so much I didnít notice how far Iíd gone until I saw double bars where Iíd usually see remaining miles!  Found fuel with no issues and still some left in the tank.
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2525 on: December 28, 2020, 10:26:04 AM »
 NIce to see great feedback here...I wonder if there will be a V95 at some point to build on the success of the V85.
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2526 on: December 28, 2020, 11:14:43 AM »
Hi, folks.

I have found that gas mileage continues to improve as the bike breaks in.  One of the last tanks I put through it before storage garnered 498kms (309 miles), and upon filling up, I found that I was only able to add just over 18L (~4.75 US gallons).  Given that the specs say that the tank will hold 25L (~6.6 US gallons), that means that I had over 7L (~1.85 US gallons) remaining.   This translates to 65 mpg (US) or 3.62 l/100 km, which I think is remarkable.  The bike was configured with stock (short) windscreen and, if I recall correctly, no bags.  So truly ideal conditions for fuel economy (other than the fact that I am by no means small or light  :wink:).

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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2527 on: December 28, 2020, 07:30:04 PM »
Nearly 300 miles to empty?  Thatís impressive.  Others getting similar?

Hey Skip, how much does it usually take at that 220-250, how much is left in the tank?

I usually only squeeze in around 4 1/2 gallons at the fuel stops. Even when I try and ride down the the last drop I only get in  5 gallons. And that was riding for another 40 miles after the fuel light goes on but the trip computer telling me I have 40 miles left and 285 mile since the last fill. All of that on a healthy mix of 80 mph interstate and 50-65 mph highway.

Skippy 

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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2528 on: December 29, 2020, 08:16:49 AM »
My last fill up was at 273 miles and 5.3 gallons = 51.5 mpg  The fuel display had counted down to ---- for about 35 miles.   Typically I fill up at about 230 miles and it takes about 4.7 gallons.

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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2529 on: January 01, 2021, 10:29:26 PM »
Bump.

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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2530 on: January 01, 2021, 10:31:30 PM »
Mine is running a bit lean but at the moment, 4.2 l/100k is readily achievable giving an easy 500 k to a tank with a couple of litres left.
In the light of recent events, I might just revise that to read..
Under controlled conditions with good fuel, 500 k is achievable....

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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2531 on: January 22, 2021, 03:42:40 PM »
100th Anniversary model:










The eagle eyed (he!) will note the tubeless rims on this version that have not made it to the standard version yet.


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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2532 on: January 22, 2021, 07:29:16 PM »
There's some difference between bikes.  My first V85 got around 50 MPG.  Its replacement, on similar rides, has been getting around 52.  Though I suppose it just might be that the Giallo Sahara color scheme burns less fuel than Rosso Kalahari...

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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2533 on: January 24, 2021, 09:27:59 AM »
I have installed a new set of horns on my V85TT. I bought a set of Dual Snail horns on Amazon for $23, similar to the Fiams that used to come on Airhead BMWs. They were a bit of a challenge to get mounted, but it was not too hard. I mounted them to the crash bars, one on each side. I used a set of mounts that I found on Amazon that are quite stout. The mount is thick aluminum and I had to grind the mount point thinner so the horn would mount to it. Then I made a wire harness that tied the two horns together and plugged into the stock horn wires. I find these horns quite loud, and much louder than the meek stock horn. I don't know if they achieve the claimed 300 db, but they are loud enough.

Here is a link to the horns:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LQ4LW9R/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And to the mounts I used:
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2534 on: January 24, 2021, 02:11:56 PM »
Just a thought.  Why point the horns down instead of forward?  Those are definitely better than stock.  :thumb:
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2535 on: January 24, 2021, 04:32:18 PM »
Louder horns are on my short list of things to do.  The stock horn is just....sad.  I haven't found a very good place to mount any yet, but I don't have crash bars. 
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2536 on: January 24, 2021, 08:15:54 PM »
Just a thought.  Why point the horns down instead of forward?  Those are definitely better than stock.  :thumb:

I point them down to keep water and bugs out of them.  :bike-037:
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2537 on: January 25, 2021, 02:42:51 AM »
Point forward with a downward slant???
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2538 on: January 25, 2021, 04:44:18 AM »
My Denali horn setup, plug and play.




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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2539 on: January 25, 2021, 07:41:04 PM »
The older BMW horns were always "superior".  They just have a nice mature, penetrating & authoritative dual tone that is a whole world better than the gutless & effeminate "meep meep" roadrunner squeak of most OEM horns on modern bikes.

BMW have used Fiamms, Hellas & Bosch horns over the years.  They need to be pointed downwards so that the snail's trumpet aperture doesn't catch corrosion-causing water & grime.  Most have a "tuning screw" on their rear to fine tune the power & tone, which should be "Loctited" when set.

I've tried air horns before on some bikes.  From a super-loud triple steel trumpet Fiamm on my first bike (900SS Bevel) to an integrated Steinel alternating 2-tone Brio on my Husky road bike.  I still think the old(er) BMW horns are best:  weather resistant, reliable, relatively loud & with assertive authority.
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2540 on: February 03, 2021, 04:38:26 AM »
V85tt had 10K service done today and ECU updated again.
Original that came out in early 2020, update at first service and now again at 10K
Seems smoother through the gears and no hesitation or pulsing on steady throttle.




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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2541 on: February 19, 2021, 06:52:11 AM »
Has anyone used Off Road mode on the street? If so, did you notice any real difference between it and Road mode?
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2542 on: February 19, 2021, 01:16:20 PM »
Has anyone used Off Road mode on the street? If so, did you notice any real difference between it and Road mode?

I have but only briefly while traveling between sections of dirt. Didn't notice anything different because of it. But what I did notice is that once I get off a long section of loose dirt and back onto asphalt I feel like I am riding on greased lightning. I mean I haul some serious butt. Way more speed than I do normally. Truth be told though, this is exactly why I bought an adventure bike. It was so I could hone my low traction skills to make me a better rider on the street.

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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2543 on: May 28, 2021, 10:06:03 AM »
Traded in my V7iii Milano for a V85tt Adventure. Last 2020 Cadre had. Couldn't resist the deal.

My V7 was a great fun machine but after a long camping trip I decided I had to have something that was a better fit for my Bigness. I rode the 2020 a month or so back and liked it but didn't buy. Last week I rode the 2021 V85 and the 2021 V7. Both felt better down low in revs. The rear suspension on the V7 has improved a lot. Decided the change to the 21' wasn't big enough to warrant the extra cost. So far, this bike fits me much better and the cruise control is a big game changer.

Anywho here it is on my ride home Tuesday. I'm about 14 miles from Cadre but the ride home took a little more than 80 miles for some reason. And the paint scheme has really grown on me.




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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2544 on: May 28, 2021, 10:48:11 AM »
I have installed a new set of horns on my V85TT. I bought a set of Dual Snail horns on Amazon for $23, similar to the Fiams that used to come on Airhead BMWs. They were a bit of a challenge to get mounted, but it was not too hard. I mounted them to the crash bars, one on each side. I used a set of mounts that I found on Amazon that are quite stout. The mount is thick aluminum and I had to grind the mount point thinner so the horn would mount to it. Then I made a wire harness that tied the two horns together and plugged into the stock horn wires. I find these horns quite loud, and much louder than the meek stock horn. I don't know if they achieve the claimed 300 db, but they are loud enough.

Here is a link to the horns:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LQ4LW9R/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And to the mounts I used:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GZ5HZMQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1





You need to show the mount for those horns. That is next on my list. With my bad hearing, and wearing ear plug, I can't even tell if the stock horn is working. Pretty lame.

I like that 300dB listing on the horns. I suspect that is the sound level of the moon colliding with the earth.  :rolleyes: 
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2545 on: May 28, 2021, 11:43:34 AM »
I came right off the turn signal with the supplied mount. I think these were 120 DB but I'm going for 130 next time or the mini sound bomb.





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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2546 on: May 28, 2021, 11:50:01 AM »
Traded in my V7iii Milano for a V85tt Adventure. Last 2020 Cadre had. Couldn't resist the deal.

My V7 was a great fun machine but after a long camping trip I decided I had to have something that was a better fit for my Bigness. I rode the 2020 a month or so back and liked it but didn't buy. Last week I rode the 2021 V85 and the 2021 V7. Both felt better down low in revs. The rear suspension on the V7 has improved a lot. Decided the change to the 21' wasn't big enough to warrant the extra cost. So far, this bike fits me much better and the cruise control is a big game changer.

Anywho here it is on my ride home Tuesday. I'm about 14 miles from Cadre but the ride home took a little more than 80 miles for some reason. And the paint scheme has really grown on me.





Congrats I just bought the same color & year....So glad I did too!
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2547 on: May 28, 2021, 11:52:55 AM »
300dB?  Someone got inmost the loco weed.  There is NO way it's 300.  Not even 200.
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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2548 on: May 28, 2021, 12:18:18 PM »
300dB?  Someone got inmost the loco weed.  There is NO way it's 300.  Not even 200.

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Re: V85 TT Merged Threadfest
« Reply #2549 on: May 28, 2021, 12:19:14 PM »
Congrats I just bought the same color & year....So glad I did too!
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Cool. Congrats to you as well.

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