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Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 12:20 PM
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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: Beasts 11-18-2014, 04:30 AM
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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
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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
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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
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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: 6,689
Views: 2,682,900
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: Beasts 11-11-2014, 05:28 AM
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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
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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: 791
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: 791
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
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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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Posted By GSBS
yesterday...

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1901796_737296989686500_2032497925585926657_n.jpg?oh=d19015b17f9bada5959354c8f4f1a5bd&oe=54B3ACC7
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 12:03 PM
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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: 952
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: Beasts 10-09-2014, 04:28 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Thanks for the replies about oil weights...

…guess I'll stick with the 10W60.
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 05:01 AM
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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
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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
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Posted By GSBS
Sunday in Jackson County Alabama

https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10460210_723585641057635_5684781241969632216_n.jpg?oh=a7baa338526c2c70562ea93760f64343&oe=54B15747

Bike is at 98,500 miles and counting;...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2014, 09:29 PM
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Views: 1,604,110
Posted By GSBS
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2014, 01:10 PM
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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
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Posted By GSBS
Today, in Jackson County Alabama

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Forum: Beasts 09-23-2014, 04:33 AM
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Views: 1,604,110
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: Beasts 09-22-2014, 01:36 PM
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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: Beasts 09-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11,850
Views: 1,604,110
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...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 04:42 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Maybe… I do love my 4.75-gallon IMS tank, but not...

Maybe… I do love my 4.75-gallon IMS tank, but not for its aesthetics. Just sayin'. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 04:22 AM
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Posted By GSBS
The oil level won't reach the sight glass level...

The oil level won't reach the sight glass level until the engine gets good and hot, like after riding hard for 10-15 miles. If you added 500ml more after the spec'd volume, you've likely overfilled...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 07:49 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Very nice! Thanks for the info.

Very nice! Thanks for the info.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 07:47 AM
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Views: 2,682,900
Posted By GSBS
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3903/15017759697_e1...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3903/15017759697_e1a1c4c604_b.jpg

Nice! :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,496
Posted By GSBS
Saturday...

…I'll be working until 5 in Huntsville on Saturday, but may try to come up after work for Saturday night and Sunday.
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 01:49 PM
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Posted By GSBS
http://redhawk47.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzz...

http://redhawk47.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzzi/i-MWGJvB5/0/L/P1020119-L.jpg

What top case/trunk is on the backmost bike? The one with the pillion padding.
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 11,850
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Posted By GSBS
I have a well-loved F650GS Dakar (98K+ miles),...

I have a well-loved F650GS Dakar (98K+ miles), which has the same 650cc EFI Rotax engine as the X-Challenge and it has both low-end grunt and is smooth at speed. Certainly not fast or smooth like a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 06:18 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 04:26 AM
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Views: 1,604,110
Posted By GSBS
From a couple weeks ago...

…just an iPhone shot, coming home on my 60-mile (each way) commute. I had this rainbow to my left for almost 20 miles before finding an uncluttered background to stop for a photo. It had begun to...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11,850
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Posted By GSBS
I'm using the stock screen in lowest position...

I'm using the stock screen in lowest position with the Wunderlich clip-on spoiler and couldn't be happier. No buffeting even with my XD3 beaked helmet and I can keep my face shield up at any speed.
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 06:57 PM
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Posted By GSBS
I have the same saddle, minus the orange piping...

I have the same saddle, minus the orange piping and I had them leave off the front backrest hole. Mine has around 4k miles on it and just keeps getting better and better. Like any Corbin, it'll be...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11,850
Views: 1,604,110
Posted By GSBS
Thanks Peter… I'm still curious if anyone's...

Thanks Peter…

I'm still curious if anyone's tried using the H3 LED bulb in the Hella housings and if they are brighter than the stock bulbs?

http://stores.advmonster.com/h3-led-headlight/
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11,850
Views: 1,604,110
Posted By GSBS
Thanks… will these Cyclops and ADVmonster lights...

Thanks… will these Cyclops and ADVmonster lights work with the existing wiring,to which I've already added inline fuses? Or will I need new wiring and relays, etc. to make them work.

Also, what...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11,850
Views: 1,604,110
Posted By GSBS
LED Lights...

My job now requires that I commute 120 miles round trip each day. In another month or two at most this means I'll be doing most of the return trip after dark in the evenings. It's a very nice ride,...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11,850
Views: 1,604,110
Posted By GSBS
When my Stelvio was new, I had an issue with...

When my Stelvio was new, I had an issue with ground wires with similar symptoms. Several wires were crimped into a common ground terminal and were not crimped into the terminal properly at the...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 11,850
Views: 1,604,110
Posted By GSBS
I have seen mine do similar: red triangle comes...

I have seen mine do similar: red triangle comes on momentarily under hard acceleration. I've always attributed it to the shift reminder function on the display.
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