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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-23-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Has anyone seen any of the new 2015 Stelvio bikes...

Has anyone seen any of the new 2015 Stelvio bikes on any dealer floors yet?
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9,377
Views: 1,433,786
Posted By leafman60
Sometimes those dreary days create the best rides!

Sometimes those dreary days create the best rides!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
Thanks, James. That looks like the same...

Thanks, James.

That looks like the same color as the limited-run Civiles from 1974.

Banquo, please be positive! lol

The poor Tenni man already had to up the vintage of the all-blue (frame...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
Regarding all the bearings and suspension parts,...

Regarding all the bearings and suspension parts, my bike is 40 years old. From what I've seen, the factory grease, oil etc. has petrified!

My wheel bearings, for example, had few miles on...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
I didn't even ask for the holes. I guess it was...

I didn't even ask for the holes. I guess it was their Christmas Special.

I have several things to do to the bike and I hope to make a project out of in January.

I need to re-do the steering...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By leafman60
http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc462/leafman6...

http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc462/leafman60/Nuovo%20Falcone%20III/001.jpg (http://s1213.photobucket.com/user/leafman60/media/Nuovo%20Falcone%20III/001.jpg.html)


My 31-tooth

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7,295
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Posted By leafman60
I installed Hot Grips on my XCo a few years ago...

I installed Hot Grips on my XCo a few years ago with no problem. I used the stock throttle tube.

Various controllers are out there. I use an electronic unit made by Oxford (I think).

Be aware...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
Ebay Falcone

Have you all been following this NFalcone on US Ebay?

Apparently, it is owned by a relative of Omobono Tenni who resides in northern California. It was listed a week or two ago and received bids...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
That's an awesome pic, Banquo. You're quite the...

That's an awesome pic, Banquo. You're quite the illustrator, aren't you!
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4,307
Views: 539,415
Posted By leafman60
That all depends on the bike owner. I...

That all depends on the bike owner.

I think it's important to have your valve lash checked at least once early on to verify proper clearances from the factory. If you can't do it yourself,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 05:04 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Oh, I expect that all will work fine. I hope it...

Oh, I expect that all will work fine. I hope it all works fine and for a price more reasonable than the Touratech.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9,377
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Posted By leafman60
I'm wondering how well this nice-looking piece...

I'm wondering how well this nice-looking piece works.

The stock cap and the Touratech cap employ a two-stage mechanism to seal. You first twist on the cap and then you twist the tightening...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 07:40 PM
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Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
Thanks, Nick. We needed that! We are in...

Thanks, Nick. We needed that!

We are in the grips of winter and seeing The Mighty Bird out and about warms our hearts.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
OMG NITRAM! Some lady in the balcony...

OMG NITRAM!

Some lady in the balcony section just fainted !

That brutal-looking mass of rust and harsh teeth is levied upon the rare and valuable Falcone! Oh my !
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9,377
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Posted By leafman60
Sooner or later, you will need a new cap. This is...

Sooner or later, you will need a new cap. This is especially true if you have a vent tube line feed for an auxiliary fuel tank. In that case, even if you get the Touratech cap, you will need to make...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
That's a good idea, Banquo, but looks like he has...

That's a good idea, Banquo, but looks like he has the chain sprocket chocked-in with that piece of rod wedged into a tooth.

On the other hand, like Hubert says, making a socket is a cleaner idea...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 11:13 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Okay, Steve sent me pics of the H&B Gobi/KTM bags...

Okay, Steve sent me pics of the H&B Gobi/KTM bags on the XCountry.

Says total installed width is 40 inches. (Kinda wide for me.)
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 04:20 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Wow, that's a pretty piece of machine work there!...

Wow, that's a pretty piece of machine work there!

Has anyone recently ordered the Touratech cap that has been brought back in their current catalog?

I posted this not too long ago.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 04:17 AM
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Posted By leafman60
Thanks! Can you measure the installed...

Thanks!

Can you measure the installed width of both the Gobi bags on the bike?
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9,377
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Posted By leafman60
Anyone here have Hepco-Becker hard bags on their...

Anyone here have Hepco-Becker hard bags on their XCountry?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-16-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 11,876
Views: 1,612,832
Posted By leafman60
Thanks for posting those H-D based dual-sports,...

Thanks for posting those H-D based dual-sports, danketchpel.

I test-rode a Ulysses when they were introduced but, as with the other Buells, it was very small and fell short of the long...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-16-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11,876
Views: 1,612,832
Posted By leafman60
Yes, I've been paying attention to the new red...

Yes, I've been paying attention to the new red Stelvio. Although I have not seen one, I did see a 2015 Griso in the matte red a week ago. I assume the Stelvio will be the same color.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 07:03 PM
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Posted By leafman60
I love the Stelvio.

I love the Stelvio.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
lolololol right-on, brother ! that's...

lolololol

right-on, brother !

that's funny

hey, my sprocket was shipped today!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11,876
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Posted By leafman60
They have- and such bikes have been sales...

They have- and such bikes have been sales disasters for them.

The one you are pictured with is a prime example. Discontinued due to poor sales.

Another example that I purchased and loved was...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By leafman60
Well, I wouldn't rule one out based solely on...

Well, I wouldn't rule one out based solely on that issue.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11,876
Views: 1,612,832
Posted By leafman60
Anything mechanical can have problems but I've...

Anything mechanical can have problems but I've owned and ridden 3 of 6-speed H-Ds all over North America in the last 10 years and not had one single problem.

My experience on all euro bikes...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11,876
Views: 1,612,832
Posted By leafman60
You won't lose credibility with me. I've owned...

You won't lose credibility with me. I've owned several of the late-model, 6-speed Harleys and they are awesome. Of all the bikes I've had/have, the Harleys are overwhelmingly the most dependable and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11,876
Views: 1,612,832
Posted By leafman60
I have been using the Guzzidiag system to change...

I have been using the Guzzidiag system to change maps. So far, I have tried 8 or 9 different maps.

I first tried the map graciously sent by Beetle (Mark) in Australia and my fuel consumption...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-11-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11,876
Views: 1,612,832
Posted By leafman60
I agree with your compliments regarding the...

I agree with your compliments regarding the Stelvio 8.5 gallon tank. By the way, the new BMW 1200GS features a 7.9 gallon tank.

Fuel economy of the engine is a relevant consideration along with...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
Man, that thing does look small. Id rather have...

Man, that thing does look small. Id rather have a larger front and keep the 33 rear. It would probably be easier on the components. But, oh well....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
No no, not for weight savings. I was talking...

No no, not for weight savings. I was talking about aesthetics, how it looks.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 10:49 AM
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Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
My 33T works fine but I'm curious about the 31. ...

My 33T works fine but I'm curious about the 31. I wonder if I should ask them to drill it out with holes.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
Yeah, well, Ive put in an order for a 31 rear. ...

Yeah, well, Ive put in an order for a 31 rear. I'll try it.

I'm a little concerned about aerodynamics at 90+ MPH on the Falcon.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
Perhaps a larger front sprocket would be more...

Perhaps a larger front sprocket would be more difficult to machine.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
Ummm, make that thirty-one. Sorry.

Ummm, make that thirty-one. Sorry.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
The people who made Nick's 31T rear have to...

The people who made Nick's 31T rear have to custom make it. I am wondering if they could custom make a front sprocket.

If the clearance is too tight, though, Id worry about it rubbing once the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
Would we have enough room to fit a slightly...

Would we have enough room to fit a slightly bigger (1-tooth?) front sprocket on the NF rear drive?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 88,443
Posted By leafman60
By the way, my Civile came from the factory with...

By the way, my Civile came from the factory with the current 33-tooth rear.

Also, maybe this is already in past postings but have any of you seen this interesting site by one of our Dutch Falconer...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9,377
Views: 1,433,786
Posted By leafman60
Depends on what sort of riding you like. I...

Depends on what sort of riding you like.

I simply added spacers to my stock fork springs to tighten up the preload and gain ride height and then added heavier oil and the result was a huge...
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