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Forum: Beasts Today, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 332,697
Posted By kirb
It took quite a bit to seat the bead on my...

It took quite a bit to seat the bead on my KTM990. The beads are quite tough and require a bit of overpressure to seat properly.

The tires are very long lasting which usually translates to 'hard'...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
Posted By kirb
Getting the cables and software up and running is...

Getting the cables and software up and running is also nice to have as a backup. It's cheap and good to have if you ever need it.

I just finished servicing my bike and found two codes in there...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 41,233
Posted By kirb
They could have cut the rear seat down, but there...

They could have cut the rear seat down, but there is a tool kit in there. The GF likes the rise as the pegs are a tad close for her tastes.
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
Posted By kirb
Any chance you could post a youtube video of the...

Any chance you could post a youtube video of the process of starting the bike and showing the dash?

That might help...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By kirb
Key west isn't all that great to ride around....

Key west isn't all that great to ride around. Ride 'to' it is OK, but once there it's scooter-ville at best. Bike parking is better than most, but large bikes are harder to deal with.

Riding...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3,818
Views: 425,849
Posted By kirb
Something a Guzzi rider hears constantly from...

Something a Guzzi rider hears constantly from non-Guzzi riders. Most pre-production testers never mentioned anything about heat. At least the 'you're gonna die' crowd did get the fugly exhaust heat...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
Posted By kirb
I have an extra rear rack set up for a...

I have an extra rear rack set up for a topcase...PM me
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,818
Views: 425,849
Posted By kirb
From Facebook: Production of Motus motorcycles...

From Facebook:
Production of Motus motorcycles has begun.

None out in the wild yet or someone would have heard about it.
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
Posted By kirb
I use this for no tank bag, short trips: ...

I use this for no tank bag, short trips:
http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/04/luggage-rack-bag-and-bobbins.html

The tank bag that works for me (not all that dusty) is this:...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,818
Views: 425,849
Posted By kirb
Original barber museum. 500 28th Street South ...

Original barber museum.
500 28th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

http://www.barbercompanies.com/index/bc-details-action?id=91
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,134
Posted By kirb
I don't get that...why brand the title when the...

I don't get that...why brand the title when the MFG offered to buy them back? It wasn't a manditory buy back. Owners have to seek lemon law coverage. Not sure why the state would care in this case....
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3,818
Views: 425,849
Posted By kirb
From Facebook: Production of Motus motorcycles...

From Facebook:
Production of Motus motorcycles has begun.

and...
If you're coming to the Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports Park (the best motorcycle event around, IMHO) or are nearby,...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,510
Posted By kirb
The 950se meets the needs of light-ish and crazy...

The 950se meets the needs of light-ish and crazy overall. Too much of everything. Not sure how you would get a liter bike down further than that without cutting corners on durability.
The 950/990...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
Posted By kirb
I use the eni/agip 10w-60, mainly because I can...

I use the eni/agip 10w-60, mainly because I can get a case delivered to the house for around $11 per liter. Look up motocarr on eBay.
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,310
Posted By kirb
Have- *Ducati Diavel *Guzzi Stelvio NTX ...

Have-
*Ducati Diavel
*Guzzi Stelvio NTX
*Guzzi Griso in tenni green (right now, it's red. Green SE is awesome)
*Indian Chief '48

Add-
Motus MST-R
Ducati 1200 multi
Bimota Tesi 3D
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
Posted By kirb
Mine does not have any of that...no velcro, no...

Mine does not have any of that...no velcro, no padding, nothing.

Looks like dealer installed, or previous owner (if there was one).
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
Posted By kirb
I'm dealing with something similar after...

I'm dealing with something similar after multi-state trip last week. My fog lights won't shut off (relay chatters when you turn the switch off), seem to be lit with the bike not running, and other...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,505
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.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-22-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
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 09-22-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
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: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
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: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
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: 232
Views: 41,233
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: 232
Views: 41,233
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: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
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: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
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: 1,702
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: 7,669
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: 7,669
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: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
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: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
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: 232
Views: 41,233
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: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
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: 11,327
Views: 1,489,178
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: 3,818
Views: 425,849
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: 3,818
Views: 425,849
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: 1,718
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: 3,818
Views: 425,849
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: 3,818
Views: 425,849
Posted By kirb
Right. Over. Your. Head.

Right. Over. Your. Head.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,818
Views: 425,849
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...
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