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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:23 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Selling a used V7

This question just came up on WildGuzzi.com. The sad fact is that all bikes depreciate significantly in the first few years and Guzzi seems to be a bit worse than the norm. I guess it's a function...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 02:13 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Kraig, you saw me and Nick. What a coincidence! ...

Kraig, you saw me and Nick. What a coincidence! We were not even riding together, he just caught up to and passed me after we left the rally. I don't recall a Breva.

Peter Y.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 04:36 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
North Georgia Rally, 1-2-3 May

I got home last evening and just uploaded some photos from the rally. There were some 640 people at this rally so it's a big deal. The organizing club does a super job of making everything work...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 02:36 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
This will sound snarky but it's really just an...

This will sound snarky but it's really just an explanation. Some of us have been messing around with Moto Guzzi for quite a few years. We have seen more than a couple 'delayed introductions', to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-29-2015, 02:24 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
For that torque spec...cross post over to...

For that torque spec...cross post over to Wildguzzi.com You want Pete Roper to answer..he goes by Vasco DG. Pete has worked on those rear drives and is quite the expert.

Peter Y.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-28-2015, 04:47 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
North Georgia Rally, 1-2-3 May

I know that Leafman60, brlawson, and Stephen Brenton are going to the rally in Hiawassee, GA this weekend. Any other Stelvio folks? I'm actually leaving on Thursday, spending that night in...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
You guys bring up some very valid points in favor...

You guys bring up some very valid points in favor of the PC and Autotune route. My bike has been dyno tuned using Rexxer and I believe this map is available through any Rexxer dealer since my map...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-26-2015, 05:35 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Stevie88, Thinking about all this...

Stevie88,
Thinking about all this re-flash/Power Commander/ Auto Tune stuff it strikes me that the whole intent is to correct the OEM fuel injection map. Wouldn't it be smarter to just install...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-25-2015, 05:13 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Thinc2, I found that changing to Iridium plugs...

Thinc2, I found that changing to Iridium plugs and NGK plug caps made a difference. The bike starts easier and runs smoother. You could also look into a re-flash to eliminate the O2 sensors. Some...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-25-2015, 11:19 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
The torque setting for those pinch bolts was only...

The torque setting for those pinch bolts was only 10NM, about 7 ft/lb, but the original bolts themselves were so large as to encourage one to apply way too much torque. The revised fasteners are...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-25-2015, 08:40 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
NTX fuel filter

The OEM fuel filter is an odd arrangement in that the filter is jammed into a housing in such a way that only the OEM filter will fit. It's nice to see that MI has come up with a way to replace that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 07:21 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
That was the speculation based on what usually...

That was the speculation based on what usually happens with a new model. Europe gets the new bike and it shows up in North America the next year...or maybe not. The Aussies already have the new...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 04:39 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Can you remember the first time you actually rode...

Can you remember the first time you actually rode a motorcycle? I can, at least parts of the experience. I don't know if it was the novelty or the sense of freedom but there was something really...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 03:16 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Any mechine can have a problem...no...WILL have a...

Any mechine can have a problem...no...WILL have a problem...in time. The V7 platform is 20+ years old. It has been refined over the years but is now pretty sorted out. Basically the V7 works as...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 12:05 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Jay, I'm 5'11" with a 32" inseam. We missed you...

Jay, I'm 5'11" with a 32" inseam. We missed you at Swampscooters last November! I was hoping to show you my new hammock setup since you put that idea in my mind.

Peter Y.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 07:42 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Stelvio windscreen

The stock windscreen is always just a starting point for getting a balance between protection, noise, buffeting and looks. I tried the CalSci and sent it back. A flap at the top of the screen did...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2015, 06:35 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
low speed fueling

No problem with low speed fueling on my V7. I had the ECU re-mapped mainly to let the bike run cooler. That resulted in the bike running smoother because the A/F ratio is not more consistent. This...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 06:03 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
New Quick Disconnect

There will come a time when you need to take the gas tank off your V7. That's when the fun begins. First, there is only one bolt securing the tank but the required allen wrench is not to be found...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-30-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Welcome aboard. Amazing that we are up to 841...

Welcome aboard. Amazing that we are up to 841 pages for such a niche machine. The next step is to get that puppy out on the road so we can see it in person. Rally season is starting!

Peter Y,
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 04:34 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
GerryP69, What handguards are you using? ...

GerryP69,
What handguards are you using? That's the one mod I still want, hate getting caught in the rain without handguards!

I recently installed the same crash bar. Yours looks like it...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-29-2015, 04:26 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
+1 I just cut the damn thing off and installed...

+1 I just cut the damn thing off and installed my own connector (male and female). Make sure you know which wire is + and which is -. It's a good idea to use a waterproof connector. I had a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 02:44 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
I had a '07 Norge before I got the '12 Stelvio so...

I had a '07 Norge before I got the '12 Stelvio so I can offer some thoughts.
On the Norge I felt that I was sitting down in the bike, on the Stelvio I am sitting on the bike. That's reflected in...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-23-2015, 02:59 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Kirb, thinking about Dan's warpage...with...

Kirb, thinking about Dan's warpage...with floating rotors isn't there a greater chance that you are just measuring how much float you have on one side rather than the other side? It seems to me that...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 03:38 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Recently I was riding down a dirt road that...

Recently I was riding down a dirt road that turned into 4 inch deep soft sand. That was more excitement than I want to repeat. Those of you who take the NTX into more challenging terrain...good for...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 12:13 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Swingarm (978350) is $547.89 Reaction Rod...

Swingarm (978350) is $547.89
Reaction Rod (883046) is $37.37
prices per AF1 Racing
There is probably some road rash on the left side...appears that the left side case has been damaged. ...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 09:15 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
I'll bet that most of the warped rotors really...

I'll bet that most of the warped rotors really are not warped at all. The pulsing is a common problem with OEM floating rotors and is caused by the buttons getting gunked up so the rotors no longer...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-03-2015, 03:29 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Bob, make damn sure you understand the issues...

Bob, make damn sure you understand the issues with the aux lights. At a minimum you need to take the rubber boots loose and stuff all the wiring in the boot...well away from the metal housing. ...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-02-2015, 11:46 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
SM, my fuel mileage is not better now...I think...

SM, my fuel mileage is not better now...I think it's using more fuel but I cannot give you an exact amount more. The mileage is going to vary a lot depending on outside temperature and rain. On my...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-01-2015, 12:53 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
It would probably work OK. Best bet is to...

It would probably work OK. Best bet is to measure the hole to insure it's withing the range of that plug. One disadvantage I can see is that, in order to get the GPS high enough to read without...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 02:18 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Nope, all stock. I thought my bike ran OK, I was...

Nope, all stock. I thought my bike ran OK, I was just trying to get it to run a bit cooler. Getting stuck in traffic on a summer day in Virginia....no fun!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 01:57 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
SM, the red line is stock map. Where they...

SM, the red line is stock map. Where they annotated "stock" that was to show that I'm using the stock exhaust and intake. You can see that the power gain is minimal but now the A/F is closer to a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 10:36 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Redline (Yorktown) re-mapped my Stelvio a couple...

Redline (Yorktown) re-mapped my Stelvio a couple years ago. The dyno run I got shows the air/fuel ratio. Somehow I thought that was standard output but maybe not. All I can say is that every dyno...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-23-2015, 05:12 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
No nut on shock bolt

Garin, the bolt you see is not supposed to have a nut. Take a look at the parts catalog and you will see that your situation is completely normal. Odd, but normal. As for that plastic bit, it...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2015, 05:35 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Dan, you can roll the table around for storage. ...

Dan, you can roll the table around for storage. In your case I suspect that you could roll the table to be parallel with the front wall of your garage, on the 'bike" side. You could even keep the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-20-2015, 07:54 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Making it easier to get the bike on a table lift

Bob, you can make it easier to roll a bike up onto the lift by putting a length of 3/4" plywood under the front lip of the steel ramp. This plywood should be at least 12" wide and 2-3' long. The...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-20-2015, 04:37 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
I have never noticed any damage to the concrete...

I have never noticed any damage to the concrete floor under my Handy. Since I roll the lift out of the way when I'm not using it, any damage would be very obvious. The Redline lift has some nice...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-19-2015, 04:52 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Lift for working on Stelvio

+1 for Handy Lift. Mine is about 22 years old now. I got the side extensions but seldom use them as my garage is small, made for carriages rather than cars. On the other hand, I use the dolly...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 01:35 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Bike Week

7-14 March, Daytona Beach...anyone else going? I'm camping and intend to enjoy some nice riding weather...at least much better than what we have now on the east coast!

Peter Y.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2015, 04:25 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
I'm pretty sure the oil recommendation is the...

I'm pretty sure the oil recommendation is the same for the '09, best check with your owners manual. My '07 Norge had the 10W60 recommendation.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2015, 04:05 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
10W60 is the recommended engine oil for that...

10W60 is the recommended engine oil for that engine. Many of us think that it's a big deal.


Peter Y.
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