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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:03 AM
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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
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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: 672
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 10,556
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 10,556
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
There are a few leftover '13 NTXs on the market,...

There are a few leftover '13 NTXs on the market, not much more than the $12K figure mentioned. That's going to drive down the price for a bike that is out of warranty and has some miles on it. The...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2014, 10:42 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
As I saw the original post, Lousgoose was selling...

As I saw the original post, Lousgoose was selling a part off his personal bike, not a vendor. In fact, the link he posted was to a page where the part was being sold for 20% more than his offer.
...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 10:04 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
I'd recommend going to www.wildguzzi.com to catch...

I'd recommend going to www.wildguzzi.com to catch Pete Roper where he uses the name Vasco DG. That's a much more active site for Guzzi stuff.
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 06:57 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
I'm not sure I understand the problem. If you...

I'm not sure I understand the problem. If you are trying to remove the HT spark plug wire don't use a screwdriver. You really need to use something like a plastic cable tie (zip tie) that you loop...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
How many miles did you get out of the OEM tire?

How many miles did you get out of the OEM tire?
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 10:34 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
I'm 5'11" with 32" inseam...the V7 Special works...

I'm 5'11" with 32" inseam...the V7 Special works for me. I do have an aftermarket seat, which helps a lot. You are 2" taller but if the difference is above your legs that should not matter much. ...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
There is a faint wet spot where the rear drive...

There is a faint wet spot where the rear drive joins, only notice it because it attracts dirt. I'm not worried because the amount of oil lost can't be more than .01cc. If it were dripping onto the...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 05:27 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
16K on the front tire...sounds to me like the OP...

16K on the front tire...sounds to me like the OP does not use the front brakes much either. That's like giving up 60% of the stopping power of the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 07:47 AM
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Views: 155,633
Posted By pyoungbl
Suspension on the 'new' V7

elkgrichard, aka sonicboom, seems to be referring to my posts about suspension mods for my '13 V7 Special. Here's ground truth, not rumor: The stock suspension was too stiff for my taste. I weigh...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 03:32 AM
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Posted By pyoungbl
trouble in paradise

SM, sorry to hear about your troubles. Do you have any photos of the area where the wires shorted? On a related note, many automotive electrical systems have a fuzable link...not sure about the...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10,556
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Posted By pyoungbl
top boxes

i totally understand the attraction of top boxes. They are dry and secure. On the other hand, a top box just never seems to fit the crap i'm hauling. My tent never fits. My solution has been to...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10,556
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Posted By pyoungbl
10K for a new Stelvio ain't bad at all. It will...

10K for a new Stelvio ain't bad at all. It will come with 24 months of warranty and roadside assistance. Of course you know that the '09 has the small tank and larger rear rim. There are a couple...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10,556
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Posted By pyoungbl
Aftermarket seats for the NTX

I'll be the first to say that the stock seat is pretty damn good. For me it was a 300-400 mile seat. I really wanted a bit better so got a Russel Day Long (RDL) and it is fantastic. Really, you...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10,556
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Posted By pyoungbl
Golly, away from the campfire for a week and so...

Golly, away from the campfire for a week and so much has happened! I went to the Georgia Mountain Rally (a BMW event) and really enjoyed the scenery and company. One item of note was that the Big...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2014, 03:42 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
headed for a GA rally

Campfire friends...I'm all packed and ready for a late morning departure. Going to GA for a BMW rally...riding the Big Girl. This will be the Georgia Mountain Rally in Hawiassee GA. After all the...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10,556
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Posted By pyoungbl
When checking the oil level don't go beyond that...

When checking the oil level don't go beyond that first contact with the engine block...or if you use a Breva dipstick don't screw it in. The manual is not crystal clear about this. If you do...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10,556
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Posted By pyoungbl
Just a reminder, the 30A fuze that gets killed...

Just a reminder, the 30A fuze that gets killed when the aux lights let out their magic smoke...is behind the triangular panel below the seat and on the right side of the bike. NOT under the seat. ...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10,556
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Posted By pyoungbl
The engine will smooth out as you put more miles...

The engine will smooth out as you put more miles on it. 3.5K is a bit lower than I generally run...4K and above is the sweet spot for my Big Girl. That means I stay in 5th a lot. Re mapping the...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 03:23 PM
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Posted By pyoungbl
Gl4-gl5

As I recall, the transmission in the Stelvio is a constant mesh design with dogs...no brass synchro at all. That's why they CLUNK when going into 1st at a stop. Granted the folks at Guzzi are the...
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