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Forum: Road Warriors 04-30-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,583
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Posted By hngngnthr
Center Stand

I've always had trouble with getting bikes with a center stand up on the center stand. Color me stupid or incompetent or weak. So, today I was intent on lubing my FJ09 chain. I struggled getting it...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-01-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,583
Views: 561,040
Posted By hngngnthr
I've been waiting for my heated grips for several...

I've been waiting for my heated grips for several weeks. It's too late now, I won't need them for at least 6 more months now.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-11-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,583
Views: 561,040
Posted By hngngnthr
I've had mine for a week now. My top speed so far...

I've had mine for a week now. My top speed so far is 113 mph and I ran out of straight road. My dealer in NC checked with his source and said the speed is limited to 125 mph.
I am curious about top...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-07-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3,583
Views: 561,040
Posted By hngngnthr
Same here. Just got mine and only 120 miles, but...

Same here. Just got mine and only 120 miles, but no vibes and images in the mirrors are not blurred at all.
Bike is so easy handling and comfortable you can really relax and ride. Knee bend is a...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-15-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,583
Views: 561,040
Posted By hngngnthr
Good luck to you and may you have a long future...

Good luck to you and may you have a long future of riding and get over the pain. Ride safe and stay focused and don't screw up like I did.

Just on specs and reviews, the FJ09 pushes all my...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-11-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3,583
Views: 561,040
Posted By hngngnthr
I've been lurking for awhile. I'm 75 years old...

I've been lurking for awhile. I'm 75 years old and riding a Guzzi Stelvio for the past 2.5 years. Have had a Tiger 1050, a Kaw 1400 Concours, Kaw ZX14, and various other bikes.
Yesterday I stupidly...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-27-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3,583
Views: 561,040
Posted By hngngnthr
Wouldn't "ground clearance" be the clearance with...

Wouldn't "ground clearance" be the clearance with a rider? Even if it is, 5.3" won't get you over a 6" curb.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
I hope I'm still around and riding at 81. If I...

I hope I'm still around and riding at 81. If I am, it will be on my NTX. :beer
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-15-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
Cold makes the rubber brittle and it just cracks...

Cold makes the rubber brittle and it just cracks and falls off. Heat makes it go up in flames. In weather extremes, staying home and drinking beer makes more sense. :deal:freaky:1drink:freaky:1drink
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-14-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
Holy crap, man. 12 years could be the rest of...

Holy crap, man. 12 years could be the rest of your life. I'm 74, had my 2012 for 2.5 years now and only real issue was the mirror/turn signals which I have "fixed" by concreting them in place for...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-01-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13,441
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Posted By hngngnthr
I don't post much

Because my stock 2012 runs just fine with 17k miles. Notwithstanding new Michelin Anakees and the front has a slight shimmy in the 45 mph range. I've had a problem with Michelin front tires on...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-30-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
Exactly right. I changed mine out at 5k miles for...

Exactly right. I changed mine out at 5k miles for a more street tire. I'm sure I could have gone another 1.5k miles on the K60s though. I didn't like the noise, especially in the corners. I got...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-04-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
The Thread that Lives forever

I love this thread and learn a lot from it. I'm only 74 and only have 15 years of street riding, so I feel like a noob. You guys rock. I figured that this thread will last forever because of the many...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By hngngnthr
I found that helmet here:ExtremeSupply...

I found that helmet here:ExtremeSupply (http://www.extremesupply.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?)for $329.
Can't really find any reviews except for Trackday Magazine. Do you have one? If so, what is...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
I hope this battery has been working out for you...

I hope this battery has been working out for you because I just ordered one. I was temporarily stranded in the parking lot of Walmart in Travelers Rest, SC this morning. Battery seemed dead. Pulled...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-03-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
Tough as Nails. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Went for a nice cool morning ride up behind the reservoir. Got behind a small toyota pickup and was looking for a place to pass him. Approaching a curve, a car was coming around the curve. Suddenly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By hngngnthr
I pulled a nail out of my front K60 a couple of...

I pulled a nail out of my front K60 a couple of months ago and patched with a sticky rope. 2k miles later no leaks and no problem. I've done this a few times on various tires with never a problem.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-28-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
I dropped mine about a week ago. At almost 74...

I dropped mine about a week ago. At almost 74 years old my legs won't lift the bike and will barely get me off the ground even though I'm jogging every day and riding an exercise bike.
I was...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-14-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
I kept my mirrors and "solved" the problem when...

I kept my mirrors and "solved" the problem when they both broke from fatigue/vibration by patching them back on with a bondo fiberglass kit. They are now mostly non adjustable but are solid and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-07-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
Where and what road is the "mini Stelvio Pass...

Where and what road is the "mini Stelvio Pass right here in California"? It resembles 178 going down into the Owens Valley from Isabella.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-06-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13,441
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Posted By hngngnthr
I'm in the process of spooning on K60s rear and...

I'm in the process of spooning on K60s rear and front. Got the rear done today, tomorrow the front.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,973
Posted By hngngnthr
I've bought several first year new models. You...

I've bought several first year new models. You might expect a couple of recalls but that's no problem if you're close to a dealer.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-25-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 13,441
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Posted By hngngnthr
If you're in Central, SC, your nearest dealer is...

If you're in Central, SC, your nearest dealer is Riders Hill in Dahlonega. Which is also a much nicer ride.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-23-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
I was also quoting actual calculated mileage. I...

I was also quoting actual calculated mileage. I don't plan on re-mapping or anything. I'm satisfied with the power and the ability to get to above 110 mph occasionally just for fun. I like the way...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-22-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
I've been consistently getting 40 to 42 mpg since...

I've been consistently getting 40 to 42 mpg since I got my 2012 twelve thousand miles ago. Mine is still bone stock. Had to replace one of the stock mirror/turn signals and finally had to glue both...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-11-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
That's a common problem and usually precedes the...

That's a common problem and usually precedes the damn thing breaking off entirely. Mine broke off a few months ago and I replaced it with another OEM mirror/signal from someone who had removed it and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-23-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
Me too. Got my letter and called Riders Hill and...

Me too. Got my letter and called Riders Hill and they had no clue. I'm waiting for Piaggio to inform them of the recall.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-24-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
Shipping is 68 pounds. That's $103. Don't think...

Shipping is 68 pounds. That's $103. Don't think VAT is included in the website price and is added only if it's sold to the UK.

The weight saving is not huge. I like the OEM silencer and although...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-24-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
I looked at the web site. They cost 313 pounds...

I looked at the web site. They cost 313 pounds including shipping and that converts to $474. The T3 exhaust has permanent baffles, no removable db killer. The EVO and T3 cost the same. Stainless with...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
Got mine late July right out of the box and it...

Got mine late July right out of the box and it has the gusset. I only use the centerstand when servicing the bike of checking oil. Wouldn't need it to check oil if they had put the dipstick on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,541
Posted By hngngnthr
I've had several bikes that had a front end...

I've had several bikes that had a front end shimmy at 45 mph. In all cases it was a Michelin tire. I never use Michelins on the front. OK on the back. My theory is the tread pattern spacing is...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-29-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
I'm with Stevie. Torque wrenches are for sissies....

I'm with Stevie. Torque wrenches are for sissies. Real men crank down until their eyes bulge. :freaky:freaky:freaky:lol3
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-08-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
I'm convinced most tire wear occurs in the...

I'm convinced most tire wear occurs in the corners. The contact patch has to "squirm" it's way though a curved path. I'm easy on the throttle and brakes but feel lucky to get 4k miles out of a rear....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 102,198
Posted By hngngnthr
I thought spokes cleaned themselves? Find some...

I thought spokes cleaned themselves? Find some puddles to ride through, you'll see. :freaky I guess I'm not very finicky when it comes to detailing/cleaning spokes. A few swipes with a soft brush.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-20-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
Let the bike run on the stand and walk around and...

Let the bike run on the stand and walk around and look for anything loose that might be vibrating wildly. I noticed my handlebar weight was about to come out by inadvertently doing this. Of course...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
:freaky:happay:happay:lol3:lol3

:freaky:happay:happay:lol3:lol3
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
I guess I'll give them a try. The price is...

I guess I'll give them a try. The price is incredibly cheap. My rear Anakee only lasts about 5,000 miles and costs a lot more. I wear tires out pretty fast in the twisties. I love cornering. I'd like...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-09-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
If your left knee isn't actually touching the...

If your left knee isn't actually touching the guard at the cylinder the heat should not be a problem. You won't know for sure until you at least sit on one and move around on the seat.

Too bad...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-09-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
I have to agree with this. I'd rather see a solid...

I have to agree with this. I'd rather see a solid stable company that's sustainable than one committed to growth. Growth always runs out. Plus, Guzzi is innovative and is as close to state of the art...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-08-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,950,181
Posted By hngngnthr
Where is this? Incredible beauty. The bike and...

Where is this? Incredible beauty. The bike and the background. I love my riding area in the Appalachians and would head out where you are, but just don't want to spend that much time droning down the...
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