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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #150 on: May 11, 2023, 12:32:12 PM »



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*Motogadget m-blaze pin turn signals on the front
*Kiwav bar-end mirrors
*Reverso moto rear fender with LED turn/brake lights
*Racer side panels with some home-made grill mesh for looks
*Agostini engine guard
*Ebay driving/running lights mounted to the engine guard
*LED headlight bulb

The why is mostly for increased visibility and cosmetics
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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #151 on: May 14, 2023, 06:56:44 AM »
On both V7ís pretty much the same changes . 16V7II & 21 V7/850
First tires . Continental RaIII both bikes . EBC HH brake pads both bikes . Upgraded suspension, Race tech gold valves & set sag on forks & Icon rear shocks V7II . V7/850 changed fork oil & set sag . Icon. Rear shocks on order . BIG HORNS , both bikes . Brighter headlight & led flashing brake light MkII Heated grips on V7/850 . Accessorie outlets 12v fused to batt for heated gear Both bikes . Volt meter on MkII ,small alternator . Sheepskin 4 seat . H-B hard bags . Crash bars . Small wind screens . Oh Center stands too

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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #152 on: May 14, 2023, 11:13:51 AM »
In Alaska we make due with what's available. Found a V7ll racer and made it mine.








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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #153 on: May 15, 2023, 08:04:49 AM »
Dart Marlin fly screen and Apache 1800 side cases


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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #153 on: May 15, 2023, 08:04:49 AM »

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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #154 on: May 15, 2023, 05:43:34 PM »







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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #155 on: May 16, 2023, 07:04:11 AM »
Lastest Update:

2013 Stone:





* GuzziPower (Ed Millich) Sump Spacer (for more oil capacity)
* Over-racing frame sliders
* HB racks for side and topcase (powdercoated black before HB offered them that way)
* Changed the Dart Marlin to a Emgo Viper cafe fairing
* Changed Cafe seat to a Corbin Cafe seat
* YSS Shocks
* Centerstand and Euro sidestand
* Black aluminum injector covers
* OEM mirrors (Guzzi 1200 sport/Aprilia/other brands)
* Used silicone to seal the headlight assembly to the bucket, now it's less rattly
* Added Knight Desgin 2" drop pegs
* Added KOF control peg drops
* LED tail light bulb
* Added Moto Guzzi Wheel decals (gift from little bro)
* Tank Knee Pads

Still love it.


And I never posted the Carbon here - but since I sold the RK I need to rely on it more so we've made some changes there too.


2018 Carbon Dark



* Sato Racing Sliders
* OEM mirrors (Guzzi 1200 sport/Aprilia/other brands)
* OEM seat rebuilt for 3" lift and recovered
* Dart flyscreen
* OEM centerstand (deployment arm had been cut for a scrambler, so extension fabricated/welded by a bud)
* HB Topcase Rack
* HB C-Bow mounts
* HB XCore bags (on order)
* LED tail light bulb
« Last Edit: May 16, 2023, 10:42:54 AM by Kev m »
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Offline cowtownchemist

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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #156 on: May 16, 2023, 07:18:24 AM »
Kev, the 2" drop pegs on your 2013 V7.  Do you notice a big difference in comfort?  I am considering adding them to my 2014 V7.  If you don't mind me asking, what is your inseam measurement?  I'm about a 33"
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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #157 on: May 16, 2023, 07:33:42 AM »
Kev, the 2" drop pegs on your 2013 V7.  Do you notice a big difference in comfort?  I am considering adding them to my 2014 V7.  If you don't mind me asking, what is your inseam measurement?  I'm about a 33"

I've got a 32" inseam and I'm in my 50's but I've not been kind to my knees between Karate, Skiing, Snowboarding etc.

I have always cramped up with some ease on longer days. I mean, it might be hours 100 or 200 miles before they start aching and popping when I straighten them, but they do it on bikes like I currently own. And once my knees start that it happens quicker and quicker on any given day.

The pegs definitely helped. It will never make my V7 as comfy as my last RK with the Police seat, but it's definitely better. And last summer I had no problem touring on it, though I still probably didn't exceed a 300-400 mile day. But that does all I need it too.

The V7III came with a longer reach to the pegs in the first place (and pegs that were closer to the ground) so I went a different direction on that for even more comfort.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2023, 07:35:22 AM by Kev m »
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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #158 on: May 16, 2023, 09:02:21 AM »
Awesome, thanks for the insight!
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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #159 on: May 19, 2023, 08:59:18 PM »


2022 Stone, just some bolt-ons:

MG center stand (must have)
MG engine guard (eh...)
HB C-bow "street soft" bags (got to have something to carry stuff in)
HB rear rack (gives me something to grab when getting it on the center stand and to carry/strap on a pack ot roll if I need to)

That's it for now. Maybe.
Current: 2022 V7 Stone 850
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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #160 on: August 26, 2023, 03:50:08 PM »
Some mods carried out to  my V7 MkII Stornello since buying in 2019 with 3000 Kms on clock.
Beetle map.
YSS PD emulator valves for forks installed and damper rods drilled out .
12 mm pre load set on fork springs . Triple clampes lowered 12 mm on tubes .
Hagon rear shocks installed with dampening adjustment .
Rotated rear arrow  2:1 muffler so closer in  by 20 mm requiring some  bending modification to rear mount bracket.
Converted spoked rims to tubeless using Sikaflex 291 marine sealant and 90 degree valve stems .
Spaced out right hand foot peg and brake assy 8 mm to give a bit more  foot clearance from Arrow 2:1 exhaust.
Installed Honda Gold wing foot pegs these are wider ,slightly lower  and rubber big improvement over ally originals.
Installed cylinder head temp gauge / voltmeter just out of interest.
Installed water trap with drain in breather return line back to sump. Get a lot of water from this especially in winter doing 20 km commute one way but even in summer amazing how much water is produced .
Installed usb / phone charger receptacle on handle bars .
Installed two led driving lights just below headlight mainly for visibility .

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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #161 on: February 25, 2024, 06:59:30 PM »
OK, so I made a few minor farkles. Here's bone stock:





and now:

added crash bars. A Guzzi's just not fully dressed without them




Garmin Zumo added and wired to the underseat connector so it's on switched power


Added black fly screen just for looks. Added black Pazzo clutch and brake levers. One, the unfinished originals just looked a little out of place and two, I tend to use my whole hand on the big levers and so the smaller levers make it easier for me to use just one or two fingers to control.

Also removed all the tank stickers because damn.

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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #162 on: February 25, 2024, 09:46:46 PM »
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Is that a smiley face on your catalytic converter?
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Re: V7 series- What did you change/add from original and why?
« Reply #163 on: February 25, 2024, 10:21:54 PM »
Is that a smiley face on your catalytic converter?

No, a cat-con would be too hot...

It's on my intact EVAP system canister that still traps hydrocarbons for burning during normal engine operation.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2024, 10:22:59 PM by Kev m »
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