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New bike in extreme heat

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Scott H., Jun 1, 2020.

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    Scott H. Just got it firing!

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    Greetings, I'm excited to become a new member of the Moto Guzzi owners club when I pick up my new 2019 V7III Special this Thursday. This will be my first Guzzi but not my first rodeo (I'm 50).

    Weather in Elk Grove on Thursday is projected to be 100+ degrees. Should I be concerned about riding off the lot on a brand new air-cooled motorcycle in such extreme weather? Seems a shame to load it in a trailer for the ride home, but I'm wondering if I should error on the side of caution here. Is there potential for damaging a brand new engine by riding it for 75 miles in 100 degree weather when it's brand new?

    Thoughts?
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Congrats, and nope. Just avoid idling as much as possible, and vary engine RPM, but don't go easy on it... and it'll love you for it and reward you. Enjoy. Hope you'll add your info to the Registry; https://www.guzzitech.com/forums/threads/v7-registry-picture-thread-add-your-bike.9108/ -- a pic of you and the bike is always best. I recommend a flash ASAP to help with high temps and your enjoyment; https://gtmotocycles.com/products/gt-motocycles-v7-v9-ecu-re-flash-tool
     
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    andyalp Tuned and Synch'ed

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    As the man days - ride it and enjoy it! I live in Western Australia and ride mine in 40 degC plus heat with no problems. I suffer more than the bike...!!
     
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    Scott H. Just got it firing!

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    Thanks guys. I'm not worried to ride in that weather in the future, was just concerned about the first 75 miles because I hope to keep it for a while so I don't want to damage it off the lot.

    I will definitely be looking at the flash tool, probably after I do the first service. Or should I wait until after pipes? Can I flash at 900 then re flash after pipes?
     
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    The sooner the better. I offer free map updates for one full year no charge.
     
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    Scott H. Just got it firing!

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    So does this mean ignore the shift light at 4500 rpm during break-in period and (at least occasionally) take it higher (even to the rev limiter)?
     
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    Lower gears yes, not saying abuse it, just ride it like you normally would. You can Google: MotoMan's break in procedures - for more info.
     

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