Author Topic: V85 seat height  (Read 363 times)

Offline rudyr

  • Gosling
  • ***
  • Posts: 476
V85 seat height
« on: May 17, 2022, 08:50:59 PM »
My V85 is home again and I can put both feet on the ground at one time.  I believe Don said the rebuilt shock was 2” lower and the front looks about like 1.5”.  Now take it to the Mt. Curve’s and see how she doses.Rudy

Offline rudyr

  • Gosling
  • ***
  • Posts: 476
Re: V85 seat height
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2022, 08:47:08 PM »
Don didn’t think the side stand needed shorting, maybe not on a shop floor but in real life it needs about an in. I think.  Just couldn’t get to it today ( ranch In & rent house repair, almost 80 yr old man crawling around under rent house, sold two thins year can’t sell any more this year) got to ride to fort smith to get cruise control on the low rider. ( 250 miles around trip)  then my be fri. For kick stand.  Rain day.  Fix it then into hay field 100 acres.  Someone wants me to bale about 400 acres just don’t know how to price it with cost of fuel & repairs and make any money,  I’m thinking just walk on by.  Better to go to Guzzi ralley than lose a lot of money. Rudy

Offline Darren Williams

  • Finally got me a Griso!
  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1086
  • Life is too short to go slow!
  • Location: Oklahoma
Re: V85 seat height
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 09:02:05 AM »
I would rather have more side stand lean than less. Can easily put something under it if the bike leans too much, but sometimes hard to dig a hole in pavement if on a slope.

I usually carry something to put under my side stand if in soft ground.
The best part of riding a motorcycle is to tilt the horizon and to lift the front coming out of a corner and to drift the back end powering thru loose dirt and to catch a little air topping a hill and... yeah it's all good!

Online Huzo

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 11108
  • Location: Creswick Australia
Re: V85 seat height
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 10:47:19 AM »
I would rather have more side stand lean than less.
So you advocate shortening the side stand ?
I had to shorten both side and centrestands when I lowered my V85.





BTW..
I do this to get it on the centrestand.
https://youtu.be/I8ayA_fDON0

Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

Re: V85 seat height
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 10:47:19 AM »

Offline rudyr

  • Gosling
  • ***
  • Posts: 476
Re: V85 seat height
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 07:43:12 PM »
I looked that utube video, an that not the same century stand. Look at the brace going to the foot pedal, look less than 2” to stand pad. My is about 4”Rudy

Online Huzo

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 11108
  • Location: Creswick Australia
Re: V85 seat height
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2022, 07:54:51 PM »
I looked that utube video, an that not the same century stand. Look at the brace going to the foot pedal, look less than 2” to stand pad. My is about 4”Rudy
Yes.
That’s because I changed it.

Offline rudyr

  • Gosling
  • ***
  • Posts: 476
Re: V85 seat height
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2022, 11:42:26 AM »
Hugo, how many in. did you take off the center stand legged?Rudy

Online Huzo

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 11108
  • Location: Creswick Australia
Re: V85 seat height
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2022, 12:18:52 PM »
Hugo, how many in. did you take off the center stand legged?Rudy
About 1.5”, I will measure it in the morning for you.


Harper's Moto Guzzi : Go Ride , Break Parts, Call me!
Harper's Moto Guzzi. Where we still answer the phone, use the highest quality parts, and also do Transmission, rear drive, and carb rebuilds fast. Call us at 816.697.3411 and get your problems resolved.
http://www.harpermoto.com
Advertise Here
 


Harper's Moto Guzzi : Go Ride , Break Parts, Call me!
Harper's Moto Guzzi. Where we still answer the phone, use the highest quality parts, and also do Transmission, rear drive, and carb rebuilds fast. Call us at 816.697.3411 and get your problems resolved.
http://www.harpermoto.com
Advertise Here