Veteran's day... off of work! And I'm a veteran! Decided to take the V7 out for a long-ish ride or about 100 miles (nothing compared to the some of the iron butts here). Last weekend, I found what 'might have been' the reason for some electrical issues I was having... namely, just poorly tightened electrical connections to the battery terminals. For good measure, I fiddled with every little tab and connector I could find, disconnecting and reconnecting. Seems to have done some good. And I got to know the bike a little better.
Anyway, not a single stall (I did let the bike warmup before taking off), electrical or otherwise. Just beautifully cool air and open roads in the San Diego back country. Stopped a couple times, once to eat, and once to purchase a new pair of gloves from Cycle Gear... after which I had no hot start problems whatsoever. The V7 ran smoothly, reliably, pulling like a tractor around the curved, mountain roads East of the city. Man, I love this bike.
Any little issues seem to be easily dealt with, and the smiles that the bike brings far outweighs them.