Took my wife pillion for the first time last week - she doesn’t like pillion on bikes without a top case and I can’t quite bring myself to put one on the V7 stone - and the bike started stuttering, particularly on a hill. First sign of misbehaviour in 2 years. From the bike, that is. Rushed it off to the dealer as there’s only a month on the warranty. He’s found a screw in the tyre (red embarrassed face emoji) and a tyre pressure of 14 as opposed to 36. In my defence I checked pressures before taking the wife out so must have picked up the screw on that short ride. Anyway, dealer says the stuttering was the TCS kicking in, caused by the flat tyre. Sounds logical and I’ve not had a flat on a bike with traction control before, so who am I to argue? Thing is, I never got the TCS light, he is getting the behaviour, but with the TCS light flickering. New tyre being fitted as we speak, I’ll keep you posted, literally. Reason I’m posting is just that someone might have had this issue, or might have it in future.
I really hope this solves the problem because the bike is definitely a keeper.