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V7 III Suspension Thread

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GTM®, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    Going to swap out the stock shocks with a shinny Black set of Todd
    GTM 2WS Twin Shocks
    Looks pretty basic, the mounting H/W doesn't hold anything else in place...
    So just support the bike and do one side at a time ?
    nothing else - bushing goo to lubricate the attachment points , lock tite Blue ?
    What torque on the bolts ?

    The Hex bolts seem to bottom out in place, and why one 1/2 “ bolt on the lower left ?
    “Because it’s Italian” ?
     
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    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    B4DDF718-44BF-45F6-BDD4-7E2B0947EF1F.jpeg So after a quick lunch time ride over the worst roads in town I can only imagine that the Old shocks were Springs on Sticks... NO DAMPING !!!

    The new GTM 2WS Twin Shocks actually damp the spine jarring jolts I used to experience on these same roads - WELL worth the investment.
    I really don't know why I'm keeping the old ones in a box... to serve as a Bad example ???l

    Over 250km this evening and the ride is just great, smooths out the little stuff and take the major pavement issue in stride, no surprises !
    A great product ! *****
     
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  3. Louisv97

    Louisv97 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I chucked mine in the trash bin
     
  4. Moto-Uno

    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Save them as the originals should you trade it in :) . Peter
     
  5. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    You could probably adapt them to wheelbarrow use ?


    That’s what I was thinking, I also have the old exhaust...
     
  6. Maj Steve Trevor

    Maj Steve Trevor Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I am thinking of getting 20mm lower shocks, which means lowering the front as well. I know that perhaps the easiest way is to pull the fork tubes up through the triple trees (as in the GT video on Youtube), but it's also possible instead to cut the spacers/spring blocks by 20mm right?
     
  7. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I may have a set in stock for a special price if you have an older V7. No, properly lowering forks internally is more involved. You can Google it if you’d like.
     
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  8. misterwes31

    misterwes31 Just got it firing!

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    Hi all, I'm fairly new to all this still so a lot of the talk in this thread is a little too technical. Just looking for a recommendation. I have an '18 V7 III Special and looking to see if I can upgrade the shocks. I'm a big guy, 300lbs. Where should I start? I'm looking to start improving the bike.
     
  9. vagrant

    vagrant GT Reference

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    Look in the store above. I'd go 20MM longer for a bit more stroke and get the non progressive springs for your weight too.
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Welcome to the GT Forum. The very first post of this thread... All items we use, recommend and sell here; https://gtmotocycles.com/collections/suspension/model_v7-iii?sort_by=best-selling
    All shown there are very good. The GTM versions (also the cheapest) are built to order, and can made longer as well, no additional charge.
     
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    misterwes31 Just got it firing!

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    Thank you! I just didn't know what mm is considered long or short or anything ha. thank you
     
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    vagrant GT Reference

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    When you place the order tell Todd to send you longer ones. He'll get with you.
     
  13. Gabriola Guzzi

    Gabriola Guzzi Just got it firing!

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    Godfrey, I would be interested to know what the spring rate in your Matris full fork kit was? I am about the same weight (240+ in street clothes, and I am riding a V7 III Special. The Matris kit I was offered has only .65 N mm springs which seems even slightly less that OEM springs! Can you pass on your experience here?
     

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