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Forum: Road warriors Today, 04:18 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Tweaking the front suspension

GerryP69, have you measured the travel on your forks? I put a zip tie on mine and pushed it down to the bottom of the fork tube. After a spirited ride the tie was up about 3.5" out of the available...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 07:12 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
The vent is pretty small and has a short body. ...

The vent is pretty small and has a short body. It's probably letting moist air into the CARC, where it condenses on the metal body. The Goretex would stop rain but not moist air...the fabric is...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-20-2015, 03:29 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
RefJeff, What's your route from PA? About...

RefJeff,
What's your route from PA? About 5 years ago three of us left VA for Alaska. We went north through Ohio and then into MI, across the Mackinac bridge and caught US2. That took us...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 05:12 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
There is a hole in the swingarm that is plugged...

There is a hole in the swingarm that is plugged with a plastic clip. As I recall, the clip holds the ABS wire and something else. If there is a leak at the transmission output shaft the fluid will...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 03:14 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Elkgrichard; Pete Roper, who posts on...

Elkgrichard; Pete Roper, who posts on www.wildguzzi.com as Vasco DG, knows quite a lot about the Guzzi computers and how they work. I'd recommend taking a look at that site from time to time. Some...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,367
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Posted By pyoungbl
I'm not an electrical engineer (nor did I play on...

I'm not an electrical engineer (nor did I play on on a TV drama series) but I'm pretty sure the O2 sensors are measuring other than just temperature. I'm guessing that the measurement is the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 10:51 AM
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Views: 323,056
Posted By pyoungbl
Since you are talking about increasing the back...

Since you are talking about increasing the back pressure I would expect to see a decrease in performance. I'm not sure how this will play out with the air/fuel balance since all that is controlled...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 01:36 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
WitchCity, If I charged a reasonable labor rate...

WitchCity, If I charged a reasonable labor rate you would not be happy with the price. In addition, I'm not sure my TIG skills are up to building something that is absolutely leak free. That's not...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 04:57 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Tool Storage

Here's another solution to the tool storage problem:
http://peteryoungblood.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/12-Stelvio-NTX/i-gNJnTcJ/0/M/IMG_0637-M.jpg
I made this up from some scrap aluminum and keyed the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 04:48 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Elkgrichard, It's always interesting to...

Elkgrichard,
It's always interesting to see how different people react to the same bike. Some will find the seat to be OK, others think it's horrible. Some find a windscreen that works for...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 07:14 AM
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Views: 323,056
Posted By pyoungbl
Gerry, what springs and oil weight did you use...

Gerry, what springs and oil weight did you use for the forks? Also, did you drill out the metering rods and the emulators? How much pre-load and travel do you have on the forks now?

Thanks,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 07:13 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
I recommend removing those plastic 'wings'. ...

I recommend removing those plastic 'wings'. Here's the deal, the wings mount to the gas tank with two screws. The upper screw is an odd bit that has flats like a bolt so you can use a wrench to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
nycs: Since the V7 is sold in such small numbers...

nycs: Since the V7 is sold in such small numbers you will find that you don't have many choices when it comes to upgrading the suspension. RaceTech has springs and emulators that will fit the forks...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2015, 04:40 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
OK, maybe I'm totally bonkers (first wife will...

OK, maybe I'm totally bonkers (first wife will agree to that!) but all these 'custom' or 'scrambler' bikes seem to lavish bling while totally ignoring the horrible stock suspension bits. Those...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-10-2015, 04:27 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
XT, please offer your spoked wheels here before...

XT, please offer your spoked wheels here before you list them anywhere else. I can tall you that having a spare rear wheel is perfect for me. I can swap out the rear to put new rubber on the rear...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-06-2015, 07:29 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
What is the part number for that shift lever...

What is the part number for that shift lever bolt? I'm just not sure which part you are talking about. For $12 it sounds like something I should carry as a spare.

Peter Y.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-06-2015, 03:42 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
I always thought that Hella was a premium brand...

I always thought that Hella was a premium brand for off road lights. Maybe that is still true for most applications but on the NTX there is a high frequency vibration right at the aux mount location...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 11:59 AM
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Views: 323,056
Posted By pyoungbl
I'd question that 406 lb curb weight. Did he...

I'd question that 406 lb curb weight. Did he actually weigh the bike or is that some kind of factory derived figure? When I put my V7 on some scales it was much closer to 450 lbs wet. Now, if you...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 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 05-04-2015, 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 05-04-2015, 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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Views: 323,056
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
Replies: 1,367
Views: 323,056
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
Replies: 1,367
Views: 323,056
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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Views: 323,056
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
Replies: 1,367
Views: 323,056
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...
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