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Front Brake Reservoir leak

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by dts, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. dts

    dts Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    So I was out highway riding yesterday on my new 2016 V7ii Special and I noticed brake fluid coming out the top of my reservoir. I pulled over and tightened up the screws but it still seeped a bit out the seam between the reservoir and cap. the bike has 700 km on it now and it was 32 degrees c when I was riding.

    Has anyone seen this before? I'm going to check today but I was thinking maybe it was overfilled.

    Thanks,
    DTS
     
  2. Bill Hagan

    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    Happened to my Stornello, too.

    Learned that it's a known issue, tho not a recall. Recall that it involves a new-style cap on the II's that does not work as well as the older version.

    Was fixed under warranty. Another positive experience with the service department at https://www.motorichmond.com.

    I sent an email with pix in the a.m., and had an approval and appointment for a fix before the sun set that same day. Mighty rare sort of impressive customer service in my experience, especially with Guzzis. Second time with same sort of same-day approval with MotoRichmond.

    I had been using one of Kathi's elastic hair bands to stave off seepage while I wondered how to fix. Worked fine, but I'd see about the fix rather than do that indefinitely. ;)

    Bill
     
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    Sean_Kelly Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Had this issue come up as well on my 2016 V7II at about 18,000miles.

    This is what I read as well, I replaced it with the previous style cap and haven't had an issue since, the part number for the older cap is: GU03661145.
     
  4. dts

    dts Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Just got it back from the first service. Dealer had no problem with warranty replacement of the cap along with the rear engine seal which is also leaking. The only issue is it's about a 2 week wait for the parts. Thanks guys for the info and the part number. if the new cap still leaks I'll search out the old part.
     
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    rear engine seal??? hard to believe. I'd make sure that is what it is myself before I let somebody start operating on my bike.
     
  6. dts

    dts Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Yeah it had developed a pretty substantial leak, enough to be dripping on the ground after a ride. I pointed it out to them before they did the first service. The shop has one certified Moto Guzzi mechanic. He troubleshot it to the engine main rear seal and ordered the parts. It's all covered under warranty so they aren't doing it to get money out of me. I'm comfortable with his diagnosis.
     

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