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Post by egschade on Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:53 pm

The weather has kept me off the road for the most part but it hasn't stopped me from doing some additions to the V7. Installed the knee pads, big windshield and hand guards earlier. Today I added the GIVI rear rack. Installation was very straight forward though timely as the instructions only consisted of one illustration and a number of parts had to be removed. It's probably 4" longer than I thought but it still looks decent. Will use my soft trunk for now. I propped the tank bag from the Griso on the V7 but with its big tank, it looks awkward.

Weather looks reasonable on Monday so maybe I'll actually be able to get some miles on the bike.

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Post by mogu83 on Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:14 pm

Do me a favor ---- rip that stupid looking reflector that's hanging below the license plate off and throw it as far away from the bike as you can.

What were they thinking ??? (I know DOT, Federal Law, etc,etc)
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Post by Kev M on Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:11 pm

Looks great!


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Post by egschade on Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:18 pm

mogu83 wrote:Do me a favor ----  rip that stupid looking reflector that's hanging below the license plate off and throw it as far away from the bike as you can.

What were they thinking ???   (I know DOT, Federal Law, etc,etc)

The lolly pop goes along with the side reflectors and all the dumb stickers. Just haven't gotten that far...
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Post by Mac on Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:18 am

Looks good!
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Post by JerryK on Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:18 am

Nice, like it!

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Post by egschade on Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:32 pm

Now here's an interesting 'custom' that's caught my eye. It looks like someone figured out how to graft a 2-series scrambler exhaust onto a 3-series motor - something that isn't supposed to work due to the new heads on the 3. Not sure I like the silver side panels but the fenders work for me. Also noticed the headlight has been pulled up a bit higher on the forks. Rest of the bike looks pretty stock. Can't quite figure out [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and if they sell these parts but they have a lot of cool pictures of this bike.

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Post by mogu83 on Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:13 pm

And the benefit of the high pipes is ???
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Post by egschade on Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:11 am

mogu83 wrote:And the benefit of the high pipes is ???

...Because I like'em. Grew up riding scramblers (Honda CL's etc.), love the look. Pure emotional, non-logical thing. I came this close -||- to buying a Triumph Scrambler instead of the V7 but it's a big, top-heavy bike and that was a deal breaker for me.

Unlikely I'll put a new system on my bike for cost reasons - probably $2K by the time you make them fit, set up the dual O2 sensors and re-do the fuel map. It may be an emotional thing but the logic of the wallet prevails. Maybe in a couple years if a used set shows up on eBay.
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Post by Nick on Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:35 am

Found this description on a website earlier:
Raised, close-mounted exhaust in typical Scrambler style for a striking sound.
The raised exhaust rear silencers made of blasted high-grade steel/titanium meets the requirements of a classic Scrambler with an authentic air-cooled engine. It is mounted deliberately close to the body, thereby emphasizing the bike’s slim, wiry appearance – a style that already defined the typical Scrambler more than 50 years ago
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Post by mogu83 on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:03 am

I never liked high exhaust, maybe because I've managed to get some nice burns from low pipes over the years and don't see the logic of having exhaust that close to a very tender part of your leg, on a street bike.

BUT I do thoroughly understand ".Because I like'em."
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Post by Mac on Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:11 pm

egschade wrote:Now here's an interesting 'custom' that's caught my eye. It looks like someone figured out how to graft a 2-series scrambler exhaust onto a 3-series motor - something that isn't supposed to work due to the new heads on the 3. Not sure I like the silver side panels but the fenders work for me. Also noticed the headlight has been pulled up a bit higher on the forks. Rest of the bike looks pretty stock. Can't quite figure out [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and if they sell these parts but they have a lot of cool pictures of this bike.

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I guess you should have bought the Stornello.
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Post by Nick on Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:11 pm

Mac wrote:
I guess you should have bought the Stornello.

The Stornello is a V7 II

check out this video for some key differences
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Post by egschade on Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:11 pm

Mike - As the video in Nick's link states, "everything's different". Having ridden the V7 II and III back to back I felt there really was a noticeable improvement in power and handling between the two. Enough so that it didn't make sense to buy the Stornello as originally planned. About the only thing I don't like about the new bike are the huge, out of proportion mufflers. I will be looking to change them eventually.
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