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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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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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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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