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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 03:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By Mr. B
Love the yellow! It was my first choice, but they...

Love the yellow! It was my first choice, but they aren't as common and harder to find. I see you've added a few things to your dash.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By Mr. B
There is a Honda Helix forum (of course), but...

There is a Honda Helix forum (of course), but it's not very active.
http://www.slonaker.net/helixforum/viewforum.php?f=4

There's also a yahoo group email list for it, too.

I've learned quite...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By Mr. B
It's the "Biker's Friend"and it was designed for...

It's the "Biker's Friend"and it was designed for cruisers. It comes in several sizes with a couple different attachments to suit the rider.
http://www.bikersfriend.com/pages/hondagallery.htm
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By Mr. B
I just got one, too.

2006 with 4,900 miles. I agree that the Helix is retro/geeky cool, and it looks like something George Jetson would ride.

BTW, there aren't many scooters that get 70 MPG and do 70 MPH! The long...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
I find the "velcro mystery" a pleasant diversion...

I find the "velcro mystery" a pleasant diversion in this thread. Now I'll go check under my seat and return with a full report.:D
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,941
Posted By Mr. B
I have 8 years and many thousands of miles on my...

I have 8 years and many thousands of miles on my Steves. I cleaned them the way Held recommends above, but I've only done it about three times. Mine are in good shape.
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
Uh, what?:huh

Uh, what?:huh
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 50,939
Posted By Mr. B
Cautious late adopter. Ordering mine now.

Cautious late adopter. Ordering mine now.
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
Are you still stranded in Montana? Did you find...

Are you still stranded in Montana? Did you find the problem?
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
Two things: Guys are really helpful here, but you...

Two things: Guys are really helpful here, but you may have better luck with Wild Goose Chase http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=80a944993c808241a645eaadf8626464&board=1.0 or...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
Light mounts--Cheap fix?

One of my driving light mounts cracked early on and I had it replaced under warranty. I put some rubber washers under the mounts and they haven't cracked again at 11,000 miles. Last year I bought...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
Canuck, you have 34,000 miles on your...

Canuck, you have 34,000 miles on your Stelvio(!)...or is that kilometers?

I saw the triangle 3 or 4 times in the first couple thousand miles, but I haven't seen it since. I'm coming up on 11,000...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Mr. B
So I got a couple torque recommendations--thanks....

So I got a couple torque recommendations--thanks. it actually took more torque than recommended to get the water pump gasket to stop leaking.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Mr. B
I already had that manual downloaded. I do not...

I already had that manual downloaded. I do not see the torque for the water pump cover listed in your links. The torque for every other bolt is listed but not that one.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Mr. B
Honda Helix Owners, I Need Help

I'm a new Helix owner. I had to replace the water pump gasket but I can't find the torque specs for the three bolts holding the water pump cover. I can't find it in the online shop manual. Does...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,984
Posted By Mr. B
Moto Guzzi Norge: "Moto Goot-zee...

Moto Guzzi Norge:


"Moto Goot-zee Nor-gay"
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
I wouldn't say a Stelvio is "simple," but it...

I wouldn't say a Stelvio is "simple," but it certainly lacks the whiz-bang electrogimmickry that you'll find on a newer BMW. Even their scooters suffer from this. I guess that's what most BMW buyers...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
Thanks! That looks easy enough.

Thanks! That looks easy enough.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
I cleaned the battery terminals and the cables at...

I cleaned the battery terminals and the cables at both ends, but still have the problem.



Yes, please; I'd like to see the TSB. Is the starter easy enough to remove and re-install?
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
Yes. I did a load test while starting and...

Yes.


I did a load test while starting and the voltage only dropped to 10.8.

I did not clean the connections, but I can do that. Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
"Flaky": the very technical term describing how...

"Flaky": the very technical term describing how my bike responded when I pushed the starter button.

When I push the button I hear the starter begin to turn, but stop. Push the button again and...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
OK, so now my bike is getting flaky when I press...

OK, so now my bike is getting flaky when I press the starter button. I think every little known problem with the Stelvio has happened to mine. Just turned 10,000 miles.
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
^^^ Yeah, what he said:lol3 I should have...

^^^
Yeah, what he said:lol3 I should have waited three more minutes before posting my opinion.
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
Someone here did a head-to-head comparison of the...

Someone here did a head-to-head comparison of the two. When both are fully gassed, with bags, etc attached, they weigh about the same. But like you say, not that it really matters.
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,361
Posted By Mr. B
I was just in Europe. In Germany I saw a LOT of...

I was just in Europe. In Germany I saw a LOT of small vehicles towing campers. This BMW was one of the bigger cars, but look at the load. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
That was my point.

That was my point.
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
And if this were "Church, State, & Money" I've...

And if this were "Church, State, & Money" I've have a comment to make.
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
Mine is bone stock and I get no tingling in my...

Mine is bone stock and I get no tingling in my fingers. I find the Stelvio to be surprisingly smooth for such a big twin.
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
The electrical problems were: -wiring inside...

The electrical problems were:
-wiring inside the driving lights,
-shorting of the spark plug cap at the valve cover,
-loose connection between the battery and starter.

The driving light issue...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
My battery leaked from day one. I replaced it. ...

My battery leaked from day one. I replaced it. I wouldn't let the battery problem stop me from buying the Stelvio as it's an easy fix.

However, having said all that, most of the little common...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
Unfortunately, any law against texting is just...

Unfortunately, any law against texting is just about impossible to enforce. If a cop is in position to see someone fiddling around with his phone (and that's a rare occasion), he doesn't know...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
Guzzi Nat'l Rally

Will there be any other Stelvios at the big National Rally in Elkader IA next month?

I've been to a couple of state rallies in Elkader and it's a great little rally, except there's too much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,138
Posted By Mr. B
One thing about the younger students...

Along with insisting they bring plenty of water and snacks (they'll still show up with just a can of Mtn Dew and a Snickers bar) drive home the point that they need to dress for the weather. It gets...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,138
Posted By Mr. B
"If the wheels ain't rollin', they ain't...

"If the wheels ain't rollin', they ain't learning".

I've worked with instructors who like to tell war stories and socialize when they are supposed to be reading the cards and sticking to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Mr. B
I'm not aware of any podcasts about the MSF...

I'm not aware of any podcasts about the MSF courses. I will say that you should go to class with an open mind and be ready to dump some misconceptions about riding and safety.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,204
Posted By Mr. B
It pays fairly well here in MN: $30/hr for the...

It pays fairly well here in MN: $30/hr for the Basic Rider Course (BRC), and $40/hr for the BRC2/Competent Rider Course.

I must add that RiderCoaches go through 70 hours of difficult training...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By Mr. B
Aha!

... So that's the problem. My left glove quit working last year and the local Gerbings dealer determined that the problem was in my Gerbings jacket. I sent it in and they fixed it in short order. A...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
Actually, I do see more dust than oil. I'll find...

Actually, I do see more dust than oil. I'll find something else to worry about.
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
CARC Weeping

Has anyone else's Stelvio had any weeping on the final drive? Mine is very slight, and it's along the seam at the rear. I'm not too troubled by it, but if it's a problem that should be fixed, I'd...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,491,589
Posted By Mr. B
For a trip like that I would not want to depend...

For a trip like that I would not want to depend upon getting new tires along the way, even at a predetermined location with tires waiting. I'd much rather set out with a new set of tires, but keep...
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