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Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,348
Posted By kirb
Loud pipes do sometimes get other motorists to...

Loud pipes do sometimes get other motorists to look out for the sound they hear. Unfortunately that excuse along with excessive noise is causing quite a bit of push back from non-motorcyclists.
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Forum: Orange Crush Today, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By kirb
The caliper should slide right and left to keep...

The caliper should slide right and left to keep centered and create even pad wear. Make sure if moves freely and lube the slides with the correct (high temp) grease.

Having the incorrect spacers...
Forum: Beasts Today, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
I suspect they might be the standard racks with...

I suspect they might be the standard racks with Givi brackets added for those bags...

They are easily converted with parts like this:...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
lock change out:...

lock change out: http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2014/03/replacement-locks-for-top-and-side-cases.html

FYI, your bike came with barrel locks that fit the ignition key. I think those barrel locks...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
There is a large thread on WildGuzzi regarding...

There is a large thread on WildGuzzi regarding Guzzidiag. You may want to check it out.

One of the hurdles was a the adapter from USB + the fiat com connector. I bought the ones suggested ~$20 and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 36,671
Posted By kirb
2006-2008 Griso 4V 2009-2010 Griso 8V ...

2006-2008 Griso 4V
2009-2010 Griso 8V
2011-2015 Griso 8V SE (not sure if there was 8V and SE crossover outside of US)

The bike should have the same frame from 2006. The bars were different at...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 36,671
Posted By kirb
Do yourself a HUGE favor and lower the forks in...

Do yourself a HUGE favor and lower the forks in the trees to the bottom line, adjust the sag front and rear, and back off the comp damping in the front to a level that suits you. The guy in the...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
Do you have the rubber buttons at the bottom of...

Do you have the rubber buttons at the bottom of the rack? Two buttons that push up against the non-painted box frame to keep it from making noise. Doesn't always work. You can also adjust the latches...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
I do...usually in batches. I need to check my...

I do...usually in batches. I need to check my stock of parts. I'll start getting them together.

Described here:
http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/05/fog-lamp-fuse-holder.html
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By kirb
Bikes like the Guzzi Griso would be difficult to...

Bikes like the Guzzi Griso would be difficult to retro with ABS. There isn't any room currently for an ABS pump. Can be done, may be done, depends on sales. There are a few who say they won't buy a...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,963
Posted By kirb
Sometimes it's a MFG who needs to move stock....

Sometimes it's a MFG who needs to move stock. There isn't more to it than that.
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,963
Posted By kirb
The 0% is the way to go providing the f**k fees...

The 0% is the way to go providing the f**k fees are not there. Anyone can set up auto-pay to avoid the late fees.

Banks take that money out of available money that is able to be loaned to you, but...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
Screen full down, deflector in the position shown...

Screen full down, deflector in the position shown here:
http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013_05_01_archive.html

99% of the time it is in this position
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
I'll see your V12 and raise you 8 more cylinders:...

I'll see your V12 and raise you 8 more cylinders:

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x350/jtkirb/Mobile%20Uploads/cat3520_zps635cb716.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 36,671
Posted By kirb
That is an pre-SE 8V griz. I would suspect a 2009...

That is an pre-SE 8V griz. I would suspect a 2009 or 2010. 2011+ were SE versions in the states with wire spoke wheels. (everything was 4V before 2009)

A 2009 8V retails for $7590 on KBB, $8250...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
Rim off-bike with new tire- $25 mounted,...

Rim off-bike with new tire- $25 mounted, balanced, old tire disposed. Drop it off in the AM, pick it up at lunch. I'm still on the fence about a tire changer, but I still have to pay disposal fees.
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
+1:...

+1: http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/05/other-items-that-i-use-not-really-mods.html
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,178
Posted By kirb
Did they run it as a 2014 or 2015? I would think...

Did they run it as a 2014 or 2015? I would think that they would need to sell that many by the end of that year...no?
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,178
Posted By kirb
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x350/jtkirb/Mo...

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x350/jtkirb/Mobile%20Uploads/1546003_718381438197910_3526742486209498559_n_zps12e84564.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,563
Posted By kirb
I had an FJR and sold it to get a Stelvio. I kept...

I had an FJR and sold it to get a Stelvio. I kept the '08 KTM 990 for some off-road touring. Things of note-

I loved the riding position of the KTM once I changed the seat to a Rezco and added ROX...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,178
Posted By kirb
From Facebook: ...

From Facebook:
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x350/jtkirb/Mobile%20Uploads/10421166_718080501561337_4667987517825848887_n_zps49f3b6ee.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,178
Posted By kirb
Right. Over. Your. Head.

Right. Over. Your. Head.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,178
Posted By kirb
They get slammed for missing delivery on a new...

They get slammed for missing delivery on a new product because they don't know what they are doing, but are able to change the weather? That's misplaced talent.

I'm with Blake. There will come a...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By kirb
Here is a related, but not exactly what you might...

Here is a related, but not exactly what you might be looking for:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=478376&highlight=benelli
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
Do you have Guzzi Diag? You can run the tach...

Do you have Guzzi Diag? You can run the tach through it's paces. You can also check where the ECU thinks the engine is when running and compare it to the tach reading.

Another thing to try without...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
Did you fuse the +12v wire, or the ground? Fusing...

Did you fuse the +12v wire, or the ground? Fusing the ground won't help.

I would also fuse it closer to it's load...7a or 10a per lamp should do.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,178
Posted By kirb
Using cars as a talking point is called a...

Using cars as a talking point is called a 'cargument'. All threads will eventually get here...that, or someone gets compared to Hitler. You have two choices, really.
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
The ones pushed through plastic and metal holes...

The ones pushed through plastic and metal holes are called 'well nuts'. A search for 'metric well nuts' brings up a few places to buy if needed.
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
On it....

On it....
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,812
Posted By kirb
Monsters with metal tanks are pretty solid. You...

Monsters with metal tanks are pretty solid. You see them all over the place. Fairly under-stressed in that form and seem to run forever with minor issues.

The metal tanks tend to leak near the...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
I'm going to guess there is another one on the...

I'm going to guess there is another one on the other side. How does he get his side cases open?
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
Some think the bike is running lean due to the...

Some think the bike is running lean due to the pipe and air filter...I was able to rid my Griso of decel pop by REMOVING fuel from 5k to 2k RPM at zero and near zero throttle position. Remove the...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
I wouldn't worry too much. Get all your tools...

I wouldn't worry too much. Get all your tools lined up, make sure you can get at all the places you need to get at (air screws, linkage adjust nut, vac access, etc before you start. With that all...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
FYI the Guzzi Diag software will do the same (and...

FYI the Guzzi Diag software will do the same (and more) if you have trouble.

Follow the sync steps as documented on here, don't touch the sacred screw, and be careful about throttle revs as decel...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
Yea, I think you maxed it out: Fuel tank...

Yea, I think you maxed it out:
Fuel tank capacity 8.5 Gallons (32 liters)
1.8 Gallons (Reserve) / 7 liters (Reserve)
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11,077
Views: 1,436,251
Posted By kirb
Yep, the Carc Guzzi bikes do that. You can go...

Yep, the Carc Guzzi bikes do that. You can go quite a ways with the light on for the NTX. I still need the test the boundaries with a fuel can, but I've put on 60 miles easy. I suspect 90 is really...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,391
Posted By kirb
No Cruise? No problem:...

No Cruise? No problem: http://www.tuneboy.com.au/Cruise_Control.html

Ugly? Don't worry, it grows on you. Don't like the way it looks? Easy fix, the acceleration will make you cry. It's harder to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,538
Posted By kirb
3 people took that advice, kept the SV or 'strom...

3 people took that advice, kept the SV or 'strom for 3+ years and are glad they decided on those bikes. They are light, not overly powerful, easy to handle, and they didn't have to look for another...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,538
Posted By kirb
I always suggest a SV650 for a starter bike or...

I always suggest a SV650 for a starter bike or Vstrom if taller. Great motor, lighter, narrow, easy to learn on, won't out grow in a year.

They are cheap to buy and own.

Great little bike.
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,391
Posted By kirb
There are 4 or 5 modern ducs in the group I hang...

There are 4 or 5 modern ducs in the group I hang out with. 2 multis and I have a Diavel (same engine). I am impressed with the build quality and no one has had issues. The multi guys log some serious...
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