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Forum: Beasts 06-11-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By Lucidor
It was cool to do the Stelvio Pass, especially...

It was cool to do the Stelvio Pass, especially with this bike. However the most "memorable" strech was earlier that day, on Passo di Gávia. It was outside my comfort zone and I was frankly quite...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 03:11 PM
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Views: 1,548,086
Posted By Lucidor
Most Europeans have their holidays in...

Most Europeans have their holidays in July-August. I believe the large amount of bikes was the combination of good weather and weekend. I guess the pass was recently opened for the season which might...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Lucidor
A photo of my Stelvio at the Stelvio summit. It...

A photo of my Stelvio at the Stelvio summit. It was about one million other bikes up there.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/10/e7enuge8.jpg

Skickat frĺn min Nexus 10 via Tapatalk
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Lucidor
I rode here yesterday, Passo Stelvio at 2760...

I rode here yesterday, Passo Stelvio at 2760 meters. Great ride in perfect weather, but arms and shoulders are aking from all the hairpins.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/10/ezu3y6um.jpg
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Forum: Beasts 06-01-2014, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Lucidor
Thank you. The camera is packed and loaded as...

Thank you. The camera is packed and loaded as well, so the conditions for a RR are good. Among other things I will ride the Stelvio pass. That is what the bike was made to do! :ricky
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2014, 11:21 AM
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Views: 1,548,086
Posted By Lucidor
Leaving...

Bags are packed and tomorrow I leave for two weeks on the road. It will be the first time in six years, and on a new bike. I experience a strange mixture of exitement and anxiety. :wings + :(:
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11,583
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Posted By Lucidor
Nice! I recently installed the Wunderlich spoiler...

Nice! I recently installed the Wunderlich spoiler as well, and I can see that you settled for the same low position as I did. I can now ride at highway speeds with my visor open, a hugh difference...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Lucidor
Yes, custom made. I found a local guy who takes...

Yes, custom made. I found a local guy who takes on prototyping and small series production. His main customer is the Ford rally team.Very friendly fellow. The gizmo is the controller for the EXO2...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Lucidor
GPS mount

I took a test ride today with my new GPS holder, and it worked great. It sits between the top screen adjusters and holds a Touratech GPS mount for the Garmin Zumo 660. It is CNC milled out of a solid...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2014, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Lucidor
Tools for trip

I am the happy owner of a green (=fast) Moto Guzzi Stevlio NTX 2012, bought new last July. This summer I will go on my first tour on the Guzzi with a buddy on a Honda. The plan is to leave Sweden by...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-18-2014, 09:51 PM
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Views: 333,419
Posted By Lucidor
According to the museum, it is the Mi-26 in the...

According to the museum, it is the Mi-26 in the photo. Link to museum web page here (http://avia.ak22.net/EN/). The Mi-V12 was indeed larger than Mi-26, but it was never put into service (hence there...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-18-2014, 02:25 PM
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Views: 333,419
Posted By Lucidor
Does helicopters count?

MI-26, the world's largest helicopter. Airplane museum in Riga.

http://lucidor.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Klockor/i-HLcSDZB/0/L/IMG_0701-L.jpg

Bonus picture: Mig-25, a competitor to the SR-71 at the...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2013, 11:53 PM
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Posted By Lucidor
Thank you! The riding season is over here, and...

Thank you! The riding season is over here, and the reading season has begun. It's nice to have some good material to keep the spirit up during the dark months.
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11,583
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Posted By Lucidor
Ride reports with Stelvio?

Are you aware of any ride reports featuring the Stelvio, apart from the Stelvio2Stelvio blog? There are tons of ride reports in the dedicated section on this site, but so far I have not seen one with...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2013, 01:39 AM
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Posted By Lucidor
I have no pictures, but I saw the item prior to...

I have no pictures, but I saw the item prior to the operation. It was a significant piece of metal with three large holes.
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2013, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Lucidor
Rattle

I got the bike back from the shop today, and it turned out that the valves on the right hand side were slightly off. They fixed that and now the engine runs much smoother. They also replaced the...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2013, 01:52 AM
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Posted By Lucidor
I hope that you are right about the sound being...

I hope that you are right about the sound being normal for the 8V engine. Anyhow my bike was subject to the suspension recall and needs attention by the shop for that reason. So on Tuesday I will...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2013, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Lucidor
Rattle

This might be part of my imagination, but after the first service of my Stelvio at 1500 km, I experience that the engine became more noisy in a mechanical ratteling kind of way. The best way I can...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2013, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Lucidor
On a sports bike, I agree that a satin color...

On a sports bike, I agree that a satin color scheme would look a bit strange, but I find it rather suitable for an adventure type bike. It blends nicely into the nature where very few things are...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2013, 05:40 AM
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Posted By Lucidor
I have only this photo from my mobile when I was...

I have only this photo from my mobile when I was cruising gravel roads last week. The colors are bleached due to intense sun light. Wife has the good camera and she's travelling.
...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2013, 04:49 AM
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Posted By Lucidor
Is this true?

Three weeks ago I picked up my new 2012 Stelvio NTX, and I'm extremely happy with the bike. It was the first time ever I bough a brand new motorcycle. I included the OEM heathed grips in the deal,...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2013, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Lucidor
I am looking for inspiration on how to mount and...

I am looking for inspiration on how to mount and wire my Touratech mount for the Garmin 660 on the Stelvio. The handlebar has a block of metal at the center witch prevents the U-shaped mount to...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Lucidor
Here are a few pics of the actual bike. As you...

Here are a few pics of the actual bike. As you can see it is indeed green. At first I preferred the black color, but this variation is growing on me.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/16/bahesy9e.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11,583
Views: 1,548,086
Posted By Lucidor
After long hesitation I have finally decided to...

After long hesitation I have finally decided to replace my trysty old XTZ750 with the Stelvio NTX. I made a good deal on a new black/green 2012 model fitted with a top box in addition to the standard...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 25,660
Views: 4,855,909
Posted By Lucidor
I will sell the old bike to partially finance the...

I will sell the old bike to partially finance the new purchase. It's not worth a huge amount, but with all the equipment for touring it should be a reasonable attractive package.
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2013, 12:50 PM
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Views: 4,855,909
Posted By Lucidor
The calculations on that site is really...

The calculations on that site is really interesting!

I can deduce that the Yamaha has actually a more relaxed knee angle than my other contender (which I can reviele is the Moto Guzzi Stelvio)....
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25,660
Views: 4,855,909
Posted By Lucidor
Researching my next bike

Hi,

I'm researching my next bike and the XT1200Z is on my (very) short list of bikes that I believe would fit my needs. I recently took a test drive at the dealer, and I loved everything about it,...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2013, 10:22 AM
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Views: 1,548,086
Posted By Lucidor
When you say ride by wire, are you referring to...

When you say ride by wire, are you referring to the linkage from the accelerator to the throttle being electric? I think it was traditional cable on the S10 I rode today. But perhaps it passes a...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11,583
Views: 1,548,086
Posted By Lucidor
Thank you all for your input. I'm back from...

Thank you all for your input.

I'm back from my test drive of the Ténéré, and I learned the importance of actually trying the bikes in person. The Yamaha has the specs, the quality and the looks,...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2013, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Lucidor
What was your rationale?

Hi,

I’m currently researching my next bike to be sourced within a year or so (I like to plan ahead). I have been riding the old Yamaha XTZ750 Super Ténéré -95 for many years, and although I still...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,512
Posted By Lucidor
Thank you for the report and for the camping...

Thank you for the report and for the camping information. Norway is definitive on my list and is so close by.
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,512
Posted By Lucidor
Camping

Very nice writing and stunning pictures! :clap
What are the rules for campning in the wilderness in Norway? I am tempted to pay a visit in August, but the current price level leaves me no other...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,478
Posted By Lucidor
Etap

Hi NoviceAdventurer,

Good to see fellow countrymen here! For cheap but decent hotels, and especially in Germany, I would recommend Etap. (http://www.etaphotel.com) They are all over the place,...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 30,317
Posted By Lucidor
Coleman Celsius Duo 3

I have the Coleman Celsius Duo 3. It has a tunnel area for sleeping and a dome vestibule for gear and living. The vestibule is quite high which enables me to dress while standing, although slightly...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 833,380
Posted By Lucidor
A Road Ready Yamaha

I just posted this in the "stickers" thread, but what can I do when she's so photogenic? :raabia Zega panniers, Touratech tank bag and camping gear on top of the panniers. I later moved the camping...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 773,674
Posted By Lucidor
From last week

A few pics from a five days ride I did this week with a buddy. The first trip with the brand new stickers actually. It was a bit chilly but fantastic gravel roads. The bike is a 14 years old XTZ 750....
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,836
Posted By Lucidor
Ha ha, now when you mentioned it, I realize that...

Ha ha, now when you mentioned it, I realize that the Swedish word for "speed" must look funny to English-speaking readers!
-Lucidor
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,836
Posted By Lucidor
Neither the Caponord nor the Ténéré are common...

Neither the Caponord nor the Ténéré are common sights. On the trip we spotted a couple of Capos in Italy (where else!) but I cannot recall seing any Superten. But I quite enjoy standing out from the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,836
Posted By Lucidor
Dirtdigger, I can take a few pictures of the...

Dirtdigger,
I can take a few pictures of the luggage bars during the weekend. Just send me a PM with you e-mail and I'll post them as soon as possible.
-Lucidor
Forum: Europe 04-01-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,015
Posted By Lucidor
Hi Dirtdigger and welcome to the community. I did...

Hi Dirtdigger and welcome to the community. I did ride the alps last summer on a Super Ténéré like yours. I didn't go Switzerland or France, but Austria and Italy. You may find some useful tips in my...
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