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Offline Sierra1

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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2017, 10:57:41 am »
I was riding in Palm Spring with some friends, in 100* plus heat.  All the water cooled bikes were into the red on their temp gauges.  The air cooled bikes never missed a beat; but they didn't have temp gauges either.  I can't help but think that a person's knees would get fairly warm/hot....especially in hot weather.
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2017, 11:59:35 am »
six months into a Guzzi Audace 1400 - we only get into the 80's in summer but have never once felt any heat even when commuting in the city, theres an oil radiator with a fan and it uses 10w60 synth which seems to have the lump well under control heat wise.

it rumbles at idle but beautifully smooth once moving, clutch is light and brakes good, compared to one I had in the 90's its a different world
suspension basic but if you keep it legal its ok


glad i took the plunge, yes dealers are rare, at least here we are talking within 75 miles!

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Offline Stridey

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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2017, 02:45:08 am »
Guzzi's have an oil cooler on the right hand side, at least the Stelvio did.......
I’ve had a Stelio and partner still has hers. The oil cooler (radiator) is centrally mounted like it is on water cooled bikes behind the forks on upper part of the frame under the tank. No fan blade on the Stelvio and to fair we never had any over heating problems. A good bike with loads of character let down for me on a few reliability issues that should never have been the case hence why I went for the S10. However I do miss it!


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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2017, 03:04:39 am »
I’ve had a Stelio and partner still has hers. The oil cooler (radiator) is centrally mounted like it is on water cooled bikes behind the forks on upper part of the frame under the tank. No fan blade on the Stelvio and to fair we never had any over heating problems. A good bike with loads of character let down for me on a few reliability issues that should never have been the case hence why I went for the S10. However I do miss it!


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You're right, I was thinking of the Griso...... My bike, if my Knees would allow it
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2017, 07:15:51 am »
A good bike with loads of character let down for me on a few reliability issues that should never have been the case hence why I went for the S10. However I do miss it!


What issues did you have?
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2018, 10:16:56 pm »
You're right, I was thinking of the Griso...... My bike, if my Knees would allow it

I took the plunge on the Griso.

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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2018, 02:29:25 am »
The V85 is SO good looking. I really want one. My S10 is an excellent workhorse but Ive never been excited by its looks and thats important to me. I dont care how might car looks but my bike needs to look good

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Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2018, 05:36:21 am »
What issues did you have?
model MG Stelvio mk2 8 valve model (4 per cyl) year 2011 32 litre fuel tank.
Typically 3 years into the bike I started with electrical issues replacement alternator (car type) £300 fix which is external mounted above the engine on all of them due to the alternator belt being on the front of the engine block. It’s a fairly easy job as this stuff is at least external as is the engine valve clearance check/adjust every 6000 miles. Then I used to go out on a ride and not get home all down to a blown 30 amp fuse the cause I could trace. It turned out to be the alternator wire was rubbing on a frame weld support under the steering bearing area and caused the fuse to blow and not charge battery so you everything was dead within a few miles. Last time was on the M49 motorway in the Severn bridge! Fixed this via the RAC patrolman being better than normal and place a piece of split in half piece fuel hose over the frame support and the problem went away!
The final nail in the coffin was the oil leak coming from the right cylinder caused they think by a pourous cylinder which was there at manufacture  but Guzzi would cover it out of warranty. Cost me a grand to fix so if she went once I bought the S10 Gen 2 new and still have today 2.5 years on with no issues! I go out ride and thankfully it’s takes me home!
However I still love Guzzi and the V85 May appeal or the Yam T7 concept and it’s sibling? Generally the engine is very reliable just let down by the electrical a bit. Never overheated ever. Once in France we hit 40 deg C and no issue. I think the ‘70-‘90 era on electrics is better especially since Piaggio  took over and Injected cash and Aprilla  parts and tech used on Guzzi.


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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2018, 05:41:12 am »
The V85 is SO good looking. I really want one. My S10 is an excellent workhorse but Ive never been excited by its looks and thats important to me. I dont care how might car looks but my bike needs to look good
Agree a good looking bike as are most Italian cars /bikes. I would wait a year after it’s out so the problems with new engine drive shaft etc are sorted out!


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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2018, 10:38:51 am »
I like exotic character i love Italian bikes but dependability is first in line for the non spoiled like myself. The Tenere may seem like a Ford Ranger to some.
But it's been as like a Ranger, 95% dependable and resources for repairs are within reach anywhere. ::008::
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2018, 10:59:09 am »
I like exotic character i love Italian bikes but dependability is first in line for the non spoiled like myself. The Tenere may seem like a Ford Ranger to some.
But it's been as like a Ranger, 95% dependable and resources for repairs are within reach anywhere. ::008::


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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2018, 01:36:07 pm »

Ford Ranger????   Ban him I say!!!   


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I think of the Super Tenere more as motorcycling's Toyota Land Cruiser.



I think you mean this: Still in production as a ute in most parts of the world

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Offline Sierra1

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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2018, 03:59:44 pm »
Definitely not a Ranger; the Tenere will never be considered a compact.  The Tenere handles too well to be like the old FJ.  Maybe a newer FJ Cruiser, or a four door JK; capable, with limitations.  ::001::
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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2018, 08:10:48 am »
Same for me Ramsybella. I would only buy the V85 if I could afford it in addition to my S10 (which I cant) so I wont be buying one...but would live one..they look so good

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Re: Moto Guzzi V85 Adventure bike
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