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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 07:05 AM
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Posted By GSBS
I'm still amazed that my 12-year-old F650 Dakar...

I'm still amazed that my 12-year-old F650 Dakar single (with 104K miles) gets over 60 mpg on regular gas.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 04:49 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Thanks WCB! Yeah, I don't have the patience to...

Thanks WCB! Yeah, I don't have the patience to barter and haggle around; when I decide to sell I price it fairly at the low end of retail in order to move on and not drag it out.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
FYI... Reduced price on my 2013

Now at just under $11K… see Flea Market ad here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26167329#post26167329).
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-15-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12,367
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Posted By GSBS
I still love the big gal, but I have a 600 miles...

I still love the big gal, but I have a 600 miles per week commute to the dealership where I work selling Triumphs and BMWs. No Guzzi dealers in my state and closest two are each more than 200 miles...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-14-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
FYI Stelvioites… my bike is for sale

2013, factory warranty thru March 30, 2016, never dropped, many accessories, priced for quick sale here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1043649
...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,823,294
Posted By GSBS
Chairz

I camp a lot. Used my Kermit at least 2-3 nights a month camping from 2005 to 2013 when I bought my REI-branded Helinox for $69.50 shipped. Haven't used the Kermit but a couple times since.

They...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,823,294
Posted By GSBS
Yup, Mine is a classical made of carbon...

Yup,

Mine is a classical made of carbon fiber (built by my talented brother 3 years ago). It came along on my 650-mile canoe trip in 2012, where it was full of water many times and completely...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,823,294
Posted By GSBS
Breaking Camp Yesterday...

My Guzzi Stelvio and my buddy's SR400… Time lapse iPhone 6 video of 30 minutes compressed to 25 seconds...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GEym-E7-ndw"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7,840
Views: 465,354
Posted By GSBS
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New tag:
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2015, 11:35 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Tag:http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/02/cd6...

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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-25-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
Center panels are leather and sides are vinyl...

Center panels are leather and sides are vinyl (asphalt finish), but you can pick and choose materials, colors if you want. This one's been on the bike since about 2K miles. Now at 15K. I've done...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-25-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
Corbin...

I have the Corbin on my 2013 and am very pleased with it. Heavier than stock and one piece rather than two, but very comfy…
...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By GSBS
Thanks much for the replies!

Good info… very helpful!
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By GSBS
Schuberth C3 Pro and their SRC communications outfit...

I recently bought a C3 Pro and so far have bee pleased with the helmet's performance. In fact, this helmet is so quiet I'm for the first time considering adding a communication system.

I know that...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-30-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
Well, when I checked with Todd on the price to do...

Well, when I checked with Todd on the price to do a reflash, power commander, etc., etc. it was gonna be in the $1,100-1,200 range and I just didn't see investing that much. I tried it without doing...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-30-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
Mistral Carbon Fiber Exhaust...

Hello fellow Stelvioites. I've decided to sell my Mistral Carbon Fiber slip-on exhaust. I love the sound, weight savings, smaller size and the fact that it just doesn't get hot. However, running it...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-30-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
Accessory Outlet Fuse?

I upgraded to a better accessory outlet, replacing the one behind the windscreen with one that isn't as loosey-goosey as the stock one. However, in fiddling with the connections I must've touched two...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-18-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
Stock vs. Aftermarket Heated Grips

I recently installed the Guzzi stock grips on my Stelvio and find them to be more than plenty warm for the conditions here in Alabama. Last week two days the temperatures were in the low 20s on my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16,476
Views: 2,030,957
Posted By GSBS
That would make sense - it's the middle wire on...

That would make sense - it's the middle wire on the hi/low switch. I'll try the white wire.

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16,476
Views: 2,030,957
Posted By GSBS
That's very interesting, but it's not an old F650...

That's very interesting, but it's not an old F650 (single) like mine. My bike was pre-canbus and none of those instructions apply.

I'm tying into one of the three wires at the handlebar hi/low...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16,476
Views: 2,030,957
Posted By GSBS
Connecting LED lights to high beam

I'm installing some LED lights to my 2003 Dakar to help get me thru the deer infested areas after dark on my daily commute.

I want the lights to come on when I switch to High Beam only. But I need...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,823,294
Posted By GSBS
I've had a Kermit for 9 years...

…recently added the REI version of the Helinox. Kermit is more comfy but heavier and harder to pack; Helinox-type easier to pack, better for playing guitar (no arms) but not as comfortable overall....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-11-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
Trax cases and guitar...

Over the weekend my brother and I sewed some 1" webbing loops to my soft guitar case that works perfectly with the built-in tie-downs on the Trax cases to secure the guitar. All my camp stuff fits in...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,823,294
Posted By GSBS
Guitar Guzzi

All my camping gear fits into the panniers with room to spare, but my guitar was always bungeed on and flopping around. Plus I'd usually have to use five or six bungee cords and getting to anything...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By GSBS
Thanks for the responses...

I'm still on the fence on these. I work at a moto shop and can get discounts on the gear we carry (including BMW, Klim, Olympus, and others), but for these I'd have to pay full price. They do look...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By GSBS
Lee Parks Design DeerSports PCI Gloves...

Anybody using these gloves (http://www.leeparksdesign.com/deersports-pci/)? If so, do they really work as advertised with heated grips?

Thanks!

Photo (great looking gloves!):...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16,476
Views: 2,030,957
Posted By GSBS
I have he Acerbis motard fender on mine...

It works well enough, but I do get more mud sling than from the stock fender. Prior to this one I had a YZ Yamaha dirt bike fender, but over 80 mph it caught a lot of wind and flopped around quite a...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 10:27 PM
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Views: 2,823,294
Posted By GSBS
yesterday...

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Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16,476
Views: 2,030,957
Posted By GSBS
Dakar @ 100k miles

Today my Dakar passed the 100,000 mile mark. Now every time I turn it off the odo is at 1000 miles and counts up from there. Is there a reset or something I need to do? Thoughts?
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By GSBS
I have GPS on all three of my bikes...

…WR250R Yamaha, F650 Dakar BMW and 1200 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX. All the bike speedos read faster than the GPS indicated speed, which I think is very accurate.The Yamaha, which is geared lower than...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-09-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
Thanks for the replies about oil weights...

…guess I'll stick with the 10W60.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-08-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
10W60 oil?

As you all know, our Stelvios' specs call for 10W60 synthetic oil, which is an oddball weight. Just now I was about to order more Motul 10W60 for my upcoming 12K service and noticed one of its...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16,476
Views: 2,030,957
Posted By GSBS
Dakar weight...

I've done quite a few weight-reducing mods to my 2003 Dakar - removed ABS, exhaust, YZ250F front end, Excel rims, removed chain guard/sprocket cover, etc., etc.

Two years ago, after these mods, I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 527,045
Posted By GSBS
Sunday in Jackson County Alabama

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Bike is at 98,500 miles and counting;...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-29-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-29-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
Questions for those who've run Heidenau K60s...

…on your Stelvios:

1. Mileage from rear K60?
2. Mileage from front K60?
3. What pressure did you run F&R?
4. Overall impression of this tire?

I'll be changing tires in just over 1K miles...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16,476
Views: 2,030,957
Posted By GSBS
Today, in Jackson County Alabama

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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-23-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
LED Lights...

I bought a pair of the ADVmonster Model 60 off-road LED lights. I bought these on the recommendation of some posters here and have been well pleased with the product so far. These cost $90 each. They...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-22-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
Yeah, I bought more o-rings and the gasket that...

Yeah, I bought more o-rings and the gasket that seals the spark plug tube at the top of the valve cover, but then it quit leaking, so I never dug into it to do the o-rings. I did replace the top...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,722,784
Posted By GSBS
10k

My 5-month-old Stelvio rolled over 10K miles yesterday. Had a few issues early on - phantom oil leak from spark plug tube (since self-healed), loose ground wire, couple of fasteners rattled loose or...
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