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    Posted: 24 Sep 2018 at 21:59
hi Guys. First post. I’ve recently sold an Explorer and a 36 year old Ducati Pantah, bought a used GS but decided that wasn’t enough so today, I bought, unseen, a 2016 v9 bobber

It looks fantastic and hopefully I’ll enjoy it as much as it looks

However I’ve read a few things that sound a bit concerning, ie gearbox, transmission, front end feel.

I’d be more than happy if anyone can set my mind at rest...

Btw, how long is the warranty?

Finally if I’m too tall, what are my options to lower the pegs or raise the seat?

Many thanks
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Welcome,
2 years on new bikes, At least it was on my 2015 V7.
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Lower foot pegs, see Knight Design, there are others. 
I had to lower the pegs on my V7II but that's because I have short legs.
If your knees are raised too high it rotates your hips and causes back ache.
The pegs on the V9 are further forwards than on the V7, you may be fine.

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Hello, and welcome to the forum.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trampas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2018 at 18:54
thanks for the welcome and info guys. I'll look up the peg lowering doodah if i find my legs too long. Any info on the transmission or front end anyone? daft question and I know its contrary to the whole point of the bike but if i changed the wheel size to remove any vagueness I assume that would screw up teh speedo and possible abs/tc? i'm not looking to do so just curious, ta
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Originally posted by Trampas Trampas wrote:

thanks for the welcome and info guys. I'll look up the peg lowering doodah if i find my legs too long. Any info on the transmission or front end anyone? daft question and I know its contrary to the whole point of the bike but if i changed the wheel size to remove any vagueness I assume that would screw up teh speedo and possible abs/tc? i'm not looking to do so just curious, ta
  

You would screw up the steering geometry.  

The V7 in bicycle terms has relaxed geometry, it likes going in a straight line as opposed to being fast reacting or 'pointy', but it is far from vague. It tips into a turn smoothly and lifts out without a fight. This makes for a more relaxing ride without arguing with the bike so much about where it's going. This means you can make the ride and enjoy the scenery without just a memory of white lines and tarmac.
The V9 has similar geometry numbers. Despite the different wheel sizes the Roamer and the Bobber appear to have the same tyre outside diameter, same circumference.

Correct tyre pressures are important as to how any bike feels on the road, and they vary from one brand to the next; what's right on a Pirelli is wrong on an Avon. Consult the tyre manufacturer's recommended pressures for a given bike.  Pirelli usually feel vague and nervous.


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Well he's got a V9 Bobber, not a V7. These have larger tyres and may well be a bit vague in the steering.

My experience with an oversize front tyre was certainly "interesting". The bike fell into slow corners, had to wrestle with the bars to stop it falling over. At speed you couldn't say where it was going to go.
This was a Guzzi big block, Spada III. Changed to one size smaller tyre (100/90 instead of 110/90) and the bike was transformed. Some of the factory specs for this bike did show the 110/90.

Guzzi are not above putting things on a bike for fashion even if they do screw up the handling.
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Hi and welcome.  i have  Norge and an 850T5 - live just along the road in Kirkliston.  anything i can do give me a shout

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trampas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 2018 at 16:21
thanks guys. Yet to receive a delivery date as hes putting a new tyre and battery on for me. when i get it ill post a wee pic, cheers
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trampas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 2018 at 20:07
Hi Jim

Got the "beast" with all its 55hp. Drove it to the Indy rally last weekend and I have to say the suspension is not what I expected. Its rock solid. I expected with big fat assed tyres like that I'd never feel the bumps. Do you know anything about making them any gooder? I understand the back springs just need a spanner key which I have and I should adjust those until softer but wouldnt have a scooby re the front end. Any thoughts? Cheers

Allan (in bathgate) 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 2018 at 22:26
Yep seems to be a common prob with the new 'uns. Peeps often go shopping for better shocks Shocked

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