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    Posted: 20 Nov 2022 at 02:31
Hi.  I Bought a 2014 MotoGuzzi 7 Stone about 3 months ago.  It is immaculate with about 4000 miles on it.  I'm 6'1" and it feels a bit small for me, but I love the fact that it is handmade from Italy and really unusual, especially in Colorado.  I have yet to see another.  I live above a canyon outside of Boulder with a lot of twists I get to play with.  I bought it stock with the original Pirelli tires and added a Hepco & Becker Rear rack and a hand-made side leather saddlebag from France that replaces the battery cover.  I've heard that the OEM tires on this are poor and should be replaced.  Since I'm usually on a mountain road, it's probably a good idea.  Are there any recommendations?  I'd also like to know how I could get saddlebags on this somehow.  So far, I haven't been able to find a saddlebag bracket that will fit on a 2014.  The accessories were added after I took the photo below



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saddle bag http://sw-motech.com/en/products/luggage/Legend+Gear/saddlebags/
For the V7III there is a rack that is attached to the same points as the passengers footrests.
Maybe you can make that fit on your bike.
Otherwise there is a saddle strap where you can put the bags on.
They also have a tailbag.
1st R100CS flattened by a truck
2nd R1150R modified
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I have a similar 2014 Stone, but in two tone silver.  Personally I think the 2014 model was the best V7 - it has the 1TB engine and no ABS - but it does have a smaller riding position than the MkII which has lower frame rails.

- Original Speed Demon tyres were OK when new but they wore quite quickly which did not improve the handling.  The front had a nasty split around the rubber - a manufacturing defect - so was changed early.  If yours are originals and 8 years old they may have gone hard and certainly will not be performing like new tyres.
I now use Pirelli Scorpion Trail 2 tyres which wear well and cope with rough roads.   They are designed for Adventure bikes but I am happy with how they handle.

- I have Hepco-Becker alloy panniers fitted on HB frames.

Other changes you might consider:
- remove lambda sensors to get rid of the low rpm flat spot
- Stainless steel Hagon rear shocks
- V7 racer rear sets
- slightly less oil (300ml per leg of SAE4) in the front forks to make them more supple
- mudflap on front of rear mudguard to keep linkages clean

Enjoy the bike
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Just looking at the photo, your LH silencer has overheated.  This can be due to problems with a plug cap.  It is worth fitting plug caps and plugs that do not use screw on plug tops - I have NGK CPR8EA-9 plugs and XB05F plug caps.   The problem is well documented and is simple to fix.
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Hi and welcome , looking goodThumbs Up
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