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Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« on: June 29, 2022, 08:05:11 PM »


« Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 03:33:40 PM by twowheeladdict »
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Re: Resistance is futile
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2022, 05:52:41 AM »





Felicitazioni, Corazziero Onorario!

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Re: Resistance is futile
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2022, 06:25:59 AM »

Felicitazioni, Corazziero Onorario!

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Re: Resistance is futile
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2022, 11:05:01 AM »
The BORG... :laugh: :grin: :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:







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Re: Resistance is futile
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Re: Resistance is futile
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2022, 11:24:26 AM »
The BORG... :laugh: :grin: :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:


And just like the BORG, certain bikes get into your head.  I liked the V85TT so much when it came out that I refused to test ride it.  Didn't want the ride entering into my dreams. 

I was wanting something in addition to the Road Glide that I could do multi-day trips on while setting the GPS on shortest distance and not having to turn around when the road gets rough. 

The V85TT kept bubbling to the top, so when solorider73 offered to let me ride his bike I started researching again and decided it was time to ride one.  It was a great ride, so the next day I went up to Sloans and took a demo bike out for a ride on my demo bike route so I can compare with all the other bikes I have ridden.

The Guardia D'onore is the best deal on a V85TT if you were already planning to add most of the accessories, and being a limited edition was icing on the cake.
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Re: Resistance is futile
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2022, 11:26:53 AM »
So...after the successful DEMO RIDE...did you buy or order one?  :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh: :laugh: :grin: :wink:
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Re: Resistance is futile
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2022, 11:50:37 AM »
So...after the successful DEMO RIDE...did you buy or order one?  :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh: :laugh: :grin: :wink:







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Re: Resistance is futile
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2022, 01:52:28 PM »
Good for you and CONGRATS!!   :thumb: :boozing: :cool:

Unfortunately, my 30" inseam won't work on that bike... :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:...so I will just have to be content with my poor, 24-year old... '98 Centauro GT for now...(*SIGH*) :wink:





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Re: Resistance is futile
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2022, 01:56:38 PM »
I ordered a 2022 V85 travel.  No more of the limited bikes were available.  It's at Hamlin's being "hamlinized" to get ready to pick it up.
Due to a MAJOR lifestyle move, I had to, sigh, sell my perfect 2015 V7 and 2001 Jackal as room will be at a premium.




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Re: Resistance is futile
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2022, 02:04:51 PM »
I ordered a 2022 V85 travel.  No more of the limited bikes were available.  It's at Hamlin's being "hamlinized" to get ready to pick it up.
Due to a MAJOR lifestyle move, I had to, sigh, sell my perfect 2015 V7 and 2001 Jackal as room will be at a premium.




I'll live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Travel was my second choice.  The 2022 color flows with the panniers much better than last year's color.

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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2022, 04:32:32 PM »
Congratulations on your new bike. 

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Re: Resistance is futile
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2022, 05:57:32 PM »
I ordered a 2022 V85 travel.  No more of the limited bikes were available.  It's at Hamlin's being "hamlinized" to get ready to pick it up.
Due to a MAJOR lifestyle move, I had to, sigh, sell my perfect 2015 V7 and 2001 Jackal as room will be at a premium.




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Sure would be interested to hear what being "hamlinized" entails.
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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2022, 06:48:43 PM »
Seven of Nine would ride a V85....and look good doing it. Congrats on the cool new bike!
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Re: Resistance is futile
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2022, 07:52:57 PM »
Sure would be interested to hear what being "hamlinized" entails.

Probably a radar detector…
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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2022, 05:59:43 AM »
Good looking bike...congrats!

Glad S####'s allowed you a test ride!

Perhaps one day I'll see it in person.

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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2022, 10:35:24 AM »
Got in a break in ride this morning.











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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2022, 10:51:49 AM »
Congratulations!! :thumb:

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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2022, 03:42:26 PM »
Nice looking and good luck. Myself I'm looking to replace my totaled 2020 travel with a 2021 basic tt/no bags. If anyone is selling that let me know.

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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2022, 04:52:28 PM »

Stunning photos! (as well as the bike) :thumb:

Got in a break in ride this morning.












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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2022, 08:45:02 PM »
New exhaust, radar detector wiring, Garmin mount and wiring, fuse block, aux lights, powerport under right leg, and completly broken in with first service preformed. Caponord front fender added.

It's a long trip to pick it up and I'm almost out of time.  Jim will have it all set to go.  I take over service from there.
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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2022, 09:56:50 PM »
Congratulations.  That looks like quite the ticket
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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2022, 10:00:44 PM »
Nice bike Dave !  Congratulations , ain't nothing like breaking in a new bike !  :grin:
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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2022, 12:43:50 PM »
New exhaust, radar detector wiring, Garmin mount and wiring, fuse block, aux lights, powerport under right leg, and completly broken in with first service preformed. Caponord front fender added.

It's a long trip to pick it up and I'm almost out of time.  Jim will have it all set to go.  I take over service from there.

Don't forget to embellish that Caponord fender.

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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2022, 01:53:37 PM »
Hi Twowheeladdict,

Congratulations on the V85!
How was Sloan's to deal with?
I want a V85 Travel, and plan to get one if I can sell my '21 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT. I was up at Sloan's about a month after I got the Tracer and that's when I realized the V85s had gone to tubeless tires. Dang! I'd have bought one instead of the Yamaha if I'd known. I've kept the Tracer this long because I kept thinking I'd get over it. But apparently not!

The Yamaha dealer I dealt with was great until they had my money. I'm just wondering if Sloan's is any better. I'd really just like a dealer that will return my calls or emails.

Cheers!
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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2022, 02:42:13 PM »
Hi Twowheeladdict,

Congratulations on the V85!
How was Sloan's to deal with?
I want a V85 Travel, and plan to get one if I can sell my '21 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT. I was up at Sloan's about a month after I got the Tracer and that's when I realized the V85s had gone to tubeless tires. Dang! I'd have bought one instead of the Yamaha if I'd known. I've kept the Tracer this long because I kept thinking I'd get over it. But apparently not!

The Yamaha dealer I dealt with was great until they had my money. I'm just wondering if Sloan's is any better. I'd really just like a dealer that will return my calls or emails.

Cheers!
Craig

I considered the Tracer 9 and sat on one at all sport, but since I like to put the GPS on shortest distance and not avoid gravel or dirt roads the V85TT made more sense.  Shaft drive and air cooled and Guzzi was icing on the cake. 

You know what you want to sell for, and Sloans likes trade ins since the supply is low, plus they have a new Travel on the floor.  You might be able to work out an amicable deal. 

When I have brought a bike in for work I have spent the wait time test riding bikes.  Haven't needed any warranty work on my V7.  If you buy a V85TT, we can form a Tennessee Valley club because there will be four of us.
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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2022, 02:53:28 PM »
I tried to work out a trade, but their offer was ridiculously low, and they wouldn't budge.
Hopefully I'll be able to add another Guzzi to the garage soon, though!

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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2022, 06:24:11 AM »
Very nice! This is possibly my favorite color scheme. If you go play in the dirt expect an extended clean up time - with all that black you'll be finding dirt everywhere.
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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2022, 10:48:09 AM »
It may be a little far afield for you, but Enzo at Cadre gives great trade in values.  A man of his word.  He has a great passion for the brand.
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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2022, 06:13:59 PM »
Thanks, Blu Guzz!
I'll keep them in mind.
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Re: Resistance is futile, V85TT in the garage.
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2022, 07:48:03 PM »
Craig, check your PM's
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