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Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 07:50 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Exactly!! The BiTurbo shocks should be better...

Exactly!! The BiTurbo shocks should be better than stock...if they just happen to be set up for your weight and riding style. They are the path of least resistance for your dealer, right in the...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11,018
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By pyoungbl
All, I have a Xcreen that I did not like. It's...

All, I have a Xcreen that I did not like. It's free to anyone who will pay the shipping. PM me.

Peter Y.
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
Camping with the Stelvio

Someone asked for a photo of my bike packed for camping:
http://peteryoungblood.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Rally/TVR-Rally-Willville-2014/i-vJkj5cP/0/M/DSCF0872-M.jpgAll the camping bits go in that "U"...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 06:55 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
I have trailered my Stelvio quite a few times,...

I have trailered my Stelvio quite a few times, usually when I'm dropping it off at the dealer for something...like a re-flash of the ECU. The very best way to secure the bike is, as stated above, to...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
All packed up and ready to head out in the...

All packed up and ready to head out in the morning, this time 275 miles to Meadows of Dan, Virginia. There is a rally there this weekend and the campground is very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. ...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
Note that the service manual quoted is MY11,...

Note that the service manual quoted is MY11, Model Year 2011. You have to be creative when you read the manual because it would lead you to believe that all fuzes are under the seat, on the right...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11,018
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By pyoungbl
Holeshot08, The headlights not...

Holeshot08,
The headlights not working...that's a red herring (not at all relevant) because, by design, the headlights won't come on unless the engine is running. It's a way of making sure the...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
If the 30A fuze is OK I'm really confused because...

If the 30A fuze is OK I'm really confused because that's the most common problem.

Sounds like you have a NTX. A couple questions: was this a sudden failure? Will the bike crank at all..or just...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
I used the LARGE size. Medium won't expand quite...

I used the LARGE size. Medium won't expand quite far enough to do the job. Larg, at its smallest expansion, will fit and then you can expand the pipe to the size needed.
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
They appear to be identical. I'll let you know...

They appear to be identical. I'll let you know how the Kawi part works for me. Since most Kawi dealers have the part in stock it must be a rather common problem, as least for them.
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
I'll agree that the NoMar system is pretty neat. ...

I'll agree that the NoMar system is pretty neat. My NoMar has freed me from trips to a dealer and now I change tires on a whim. Every time I do a tire change I think I'm saving $50...between the...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
Exhaust Gasket Blowout

So there I was, almost 600 miles from home, at the Ohio Guzzi rally. On Saturday I noticed just the smallest of puffs coming from the left side connection where the exhaust header goes into the "Y"...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,787
Posted By pyoungbl
Upgrading the shocks

I understand that much of the guts of emulsion shocks is very similar between the cheapo to super expensive. In other words, it should be possible to take the OEM shock apart and reassemble with...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11,018
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By pyoungbl
CPT, consider a Russell Day Long. I had them...

CPT, consider a Russell Day Long. I had them re-do my seat and it made a world of difference. Now the ass-to-seat interface is the least of my concerns. 800 mile day, no problem. I'm sure I could...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,787
Posted By pyoungbl
mods to the emulator

For those who are not sure about the emulator part Pilot and I have drilled out, here's the part:
http://peteryoungblood.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/13-V7-Special/i-DCFJfK5/0/M/IMG_0956-M.jpg
It comes...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,787
Posted By pyoungbl
Pilot, I drilled two holes in the metering rod...

Pilot, I drilled two holes in the metering rod and two in the emulator. The goal is to get the metering rod totally out of the equation so that all metering is being done by the emulator.

Peter...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,787
Posted By pyoungbl
Suspension mods

Hey Pilot, did you get your forks upgraded? If so, what's the verdict? Exactly what was done?

I put 100 miles on mine yesterday and think that I have finally gotten the suspension dialed in for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,787
Posted By pyoungbl
Kevin, I'm really impressed that you put 12K...

Kevin, I'm really impressed that you put 12K miles on your V7 in a year. Did you do any mods to the suspension or seat? I have the same bags and they really work well with the bike. I am forced to...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
GSBS, the LED lights will work just fine with...

GSBS, the LED lights will work just fine with your existing wiring. LEDs draw significantly less current than the OEM lights. I have an earlier generation of the ADV Monster lights and they work...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
Check your fault codes. My initial thought was...

Check your fault codes. My initial thought was that your oil sending unit is going bad...happened on my bike, but the fault codes will tell you if there was a signal from the traction control, oil...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
Nope, certainly not logical. The Stelvio is...

Nope, certainly not logical. The Stelvio is relatively tall and there is no denying that it weighs over 640 lbs wet with the bags and a tank of gas. So, based on the lighter and smaller comment I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,787
Posted By pyoungbl
Daniel, I got the racer seat too. Initially that...

Daniel, I got the racer seat too. Initially that was so I could send my stock seat out to be re-done. While the stock seat was gone I got used to the racer and now it's my go-to seat for around...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 02:26 PM
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Views: 178,787
Posted By pyoungbl
Stephen, Thanks for the photos. It's...

Stephen,
Thanks for the photos. It's proof that real adults can still travel and camp on a 750cc motorcycle. Somehow we (most motorcyclists) have gotten to the point where anything less than...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11,018
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By pyoungbl
Bob, with 4 of those Mondo Moto LED lights you...

Bob, with 4 of those Mondo Moto LED lights you will get lots of attention! I see you have two hanging below the headlight. What kind of bracket did you use for that application? I suspect those...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
Joe, this will sound bad but....it depends. I...

Joe, this will sound bad but....it depends. I usually get in the low 40s on a trip, have been as high as high 40s and once saw something like 34 on a tank. Why the variation? I think the bike is...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
Red; please, please, please post a ride report of...

Red; please, please, please post a ride report of your trip (with photos). It will do worlds of good in terms of demonstrating what a fantastic touring bike the Stelvio is. Also, such a trip report...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,787
Posted By pyoungbl
Metal tank, mounting pucks

There is a thread at WildGoose.com with details about tank mounting screws backing out and eating a hole through the metal fuel tank. It's an easy 5 minute task to check this out.

Remove the...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11,018
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By pyoungbl
Iowa, your tach problem is a new one for this...

Iowa, your tach problem is a new one for this group. It's so unusual that I would start looking at the various electrical connections that bring power from the battery to the ECU. My first suspect...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11,018
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By pyoungbl
Al, I just caught the fact that you said you...

Al, I just caught the fact that you said you installed one fuze. Do you mean one fuze for BOTH lights or one for each light? I'd expect the latter. I cannot think of a way to protect the circuit...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
AlZipp, the aux lights are a known issue. Hats...

AlZipp, the aux lights are a known issue. Hats off to you for putting fuzes in those circuits...should have caught the problem no matter if on the - or + side. Don't fault the bike for this one...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
Those damn wellnuts that secure the upper part of...

Those damn wellnuts that secure the upper part of the winglets to the tank...what a crappy design! It is all too easy to put too much torque on the studs that screw into the wellnuts, then they are...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
Rotopax for water, I could understand, fuel...no....

Rotopax for water, I could understand, fuel...no. I suspect he has to take the bag off the bike in order to open it.

Peter Y.
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
+1 upgrading the battery ground circuit is...

+1 upgrading the battery ground circuit is probably the most bang for your buck in the long run. Every electrical component is counting on this good connection and it's an easy mod. The 6mm ground...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,787
Posted By pyoungbl
I'd be very interested in seeing what hp/torque...

I'd be very interested in seeing what hp/torque figures you get on a dyno run with the new pipe and map. I only gained about 2 hp with a re-map and the stock exhaust.

Peter Y.
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,787
Posted By pyoungbl
Paul, the dirty fact is that even the newest...

Paul, the dirty fact is that even the newest single throttle body V7s only have 40~41 hp at the rear wheel. That's a no BS figure, from a dyno run on my bike while I was getting the ECU re-flashed. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11,018
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By pyoungbl
Leafman60 weighed his NTX using bathroom scales,...

Leafman60 weighed his NTX using bathroom scales, then did the same with a new GSA with similar equipment. The difference was less than 10 lbs and that was probably due to fuel...the GSA was on the...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11,018
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By pyoungbl
The NTX is within a few pounds of the GSA, with...

The NTX is within a few pounds of the GSA, with the Guzzi being lighter. Other big DS are pretty darn close to the NTX.

What air pressure are you using on the rear? Running 41psi I got something...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11,018
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Posted By pyoungbl
The NTX is pre wired for GPS. You will have to...

The NTX is pre wired for GPS. You will have to find the plug, clip off the TomTom plug, and wire in your Garmin plug. Make sure you keep the part of the Garmin harness that drops the voltage down...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11,018
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By pyoungbl
Agreed, not much room to play with when looking...

Agreed, not much room to play with when looking at the + stud. The good news is that Mike's cables are much more flexible than OEM so it is possible to route them more easily. He uses what looks...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11,018
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By pyoungbl
I'm a big fan of larger electrical cables from...

I'm a big fan of larger electrical cables from battery to ground and battery to starter. These are usually sized by the factory to the smallest size that will still work. In other words, no margin...
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