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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:42 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Maybe… I do love my 4.75-gallon IMS tank, but not...

Maybe… I do love my 4.75-gallon IMS tank, but not for its aesthetics. Just sayin'. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15,329
Views: 1,785,277
Posted By GSBS
The oil level won't reach the sight glass level...

The oil level won't reach the sight glass level until the engine gets good and hot, like after riding hard for 10-15 miles. If you added 500ml more after the spec'd volume, you've likely overfilled...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10,974
Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
Very nice! Thanks for the info.

Very nice! Thanks for the info.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6,323
Views: 2,492,858
Posted By GSBS
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3903/15017759697_e1...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3903/15017759697_e1a1c4c604_b.jpg

Nice! :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,266
Posted By GSBS
Saturday...

…I'll be working until 5 in Huntsville on Saturday, but may try to come up after work for Saturday night and Sunday.
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10,974
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Posted By GSBS
http://redhawk47.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzz...

http://redhawk47.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzzi/i-MWGJvB5/0/L/P1020119-L.jpg

What top case/trunk is on the backmost bike? The one with the pillion padding.
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10,974
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Posted By GSBS
I have a well-loved F650GS Dakar (98K+ miles),...

I have a well-loved F650GS Dakar (98K+ miles), which has the same 650cc EFI Rotax engine as the X-Challenge and it has both low-end grunt and is smooth at speed. Certainly not fast or smooth like a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 45,358
Posted By GSBS
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 03:26 AM
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Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
From a couple weeks ago...

…just an iPhone shot, coming home on my 60-mile (each way) commute. I had this rainbow to my left for almost 20 miles before finding an uncluttered background to stop for a photo. It had begun to...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10,974
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Posted By GSBS
I'm using the stock screen in lowest position...

I'm using the stock screen in lowest position with the Wunderlich clip-on spoiler and couldn't be happier. No buffeting even with my XD3 beaked helmet and I can keep my face shield up at any speed.
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10,974
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Posted By GSBS
I have the same saddle, minus the orange piping...

I have the same saddle, minus the orange piping and I had them leave off the front backrest hole. Mine has around 4k miles on it and just keeps getting better and better. Like any Corbin, it'll be...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10,974
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Posted By GSBS
Thanks Peter… I'm still curious if anyone's...

Thanks Peter…

I'm still curious if anyone's tried using the H3 LED bulb in the Hella housings and if they are brighter than the stock bulbs?

http://stores.advmonster.com/h3-led-headlight/
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10,974
Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
Thanks… will these Cyclops and ADVmonster lights...

Thanks… will these Cyclops and ADVmonster lights work with the existing wiring,to which I've already added inline fuses? Or will I need new wiring and relays, etc. to make them work.

Also, what...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10,974
Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
LED Lights...

My job now requires that I commute 120 miles round trip each day. In another month or two at most this means I'll be doing most of the return trip after dark in the evenings. It's a very nice ride,...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 05:54 AM
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Posted By GSBS
When my Stelvio was new, I had an issue with...

When my Stelvio was new, I had an issue with ground wires with similar symptoms. Several wires were crimped into a common ground terminal and were not crimped into the terminal properly at the...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10,974
Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
I have seen mine do similar: red triangle comes...

I have seen mine do similar: red triangle comes on momentarily under hard acceleration. I've always attributed it to the shift reminder function on the display.
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 02:27 AM
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Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
I always check my mileage as a matter of habit....

I always check my mileage as a matter of habit. My 2013 Stelvio NTX started out getting in the mid- to high-30s for the first couple of thousand miles. Around 5-6K miles it improved to around 41-44...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 675,660
Posted By GSBS
Here's what I found… after my conversion in 2012...

Here's what I found… after my conversion in 2012 ('03 Yamaha YZ250F forks, triples, wheel, disc, caliper on my '03 Dakar) I used the stock Dakar fender/mudguard with the horn box incorporated into...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 03:26 AM
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Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
Nice :clap

Nice :clap
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 04:44 AM
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Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
Thanks for the tips… I'll let you know if/when I...

Thanks for the tips… I'll let you know if/when I track down the problem. About to check those plug wire/coil connections.
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 04:01 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Rainy day sputters...

It seems every time I ride thru rain harder than a mist the next time I start the Stelvio it's sputtering and missing until whatever is getting wet dries out.

This happened yesterday and while I...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By GSBS
Euro turn signals getting water into the lens...

Shortly after buying my Stelvio in April I installed the Euro turn signal/mirror conversion, but ever since they've been accumulating water inside the lens. The housing for the bulb is sealed tightly...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By GSBS
That's a good deal. I think dealer cost is around...

That's a good deal. I think dealer cost is around there.

30" inseam may be tricky; it's a heavy bike (but so are all the other big adv bikes)
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6,323
Views: 2,492,858
Posted By GSBS
This weekend...

Loosely loaded for five days;four nights camping…

http://gsbs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/August-2014-Suches-Cruso/i-xHvvf7C/0/O/gear.jpg

At camp…
...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By GSBS
+1… I did an inline blade fuse in a waterproof...

+1… I did an inline blade fuse in a waterproof holder (10A) for each light within a week of buying the bike. Very easy, but not as easy as the plug-and-play ones with the connectors mentioned above....
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10,974
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Posted By GSBS
How do you access CO on the Stevio? Will...

How do you access CO on the Stevio? Will Centurion-S do that?

On my WR250R you can do it in the onboard computer and that's what I did when I added a pipe and opened up the air box.
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 02:58 PM
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Posted By GSBS
Got 'er sync'd...

This afternoon, with help from a buddy to hold the throttle open to 3,500 rpms, I did the TPS reset and TB sync.

Both of the air bypass screws were screwed in all the way already. Is this typical?...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10,974
Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
TB sync...

For those versed in the art of TB sync, how critical is it to have a high velocity fan blowing over the engine during the procedure? I've got a small fan, but it would be equivalent to maybe 5 mph or...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10,974
Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10,974
Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
TB sync...

Got the Centurion-S software/cables yesterday and loaded onto a mini-laptop I borrowed from my wife (I'm all Mac). The little Acer computer doesn't have a disc drive so I had to download the software...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10,974
Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
The Fastways can be configured either slightly...

The Fastways can be configured either slightly higher or slightly lower than stock, about one-half inch either way, depending on the direction of an offset pin insert you drive into the foot peg body...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10,974
Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
Fastways...

I put the Pro MotoBillet Fastway F3 foot pegs on mine and they are fantastic. These are offset and can be mounted either higher or lower than stock by abut one-half inch. They don't show one for the...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 12:42 PM
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Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
Mine is cold natured and all the Guzzis we had at...

Mine is cold natured and all the Guzzis we had at the shop where I worked - V7s, Grisos, Stelvios, Norges, Californias - were the same way. I think it's just because they're air-cooled motors, dunno....
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10,974
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Posted By GSBS
Hmmm… that's a great solution. And I have plenty...

Hmmm… that's a great solution. And I have plenty already! So if I booger up the clamps taking them off I won't worry now. Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10,974
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Posted By GSBS
Hmmm...

I guess I ought to find some small radiator hose screw clamps to have as backups since there seems no concensus on removing or reuse of the OEM vacuum line clamps.
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10,974
Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
Vacuum line clamps...

I've got the computer cable to connect to a laptop and the Centurion-S software en route to me from Guzzitech so I can finally do the TPS reset and the throttle body sync (using a TwinMax balancer)....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-02-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,644
Posted By GSBS
Here's one from a couple weeks ago...

…Dixie Landing Café in Little River AL, north end of the Delta on the Alabama River…

http://gsbs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/7-11-to-13-Old-Cahawba-Isaac/i-M6Z73FH/1/XL/P1010336-XL.jpg

Bart and...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10,974
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Posted By GSBS
Stelvio2Stelvio...

…Just saw this:

http://www.stelvio2stelvio.it
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10,974
Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
I bought one of these for about $5 and it works...

I bought one of these for about $5 and it works very well for me to add oil to the engine. I just tie its handle off to the handlebar and run the tube between cylinder and engine protection bar. Even...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10,974
Views: 1,426,124
Posted By GSBS
I recently met Motus President Lee Conn (they are...

I recently met Motus President Lee Conn (they are 30 miles from me in Birmingham) and asked him about the drive shaft vs. chain. BTW, he is a Guzzi afficianado as well and we talked a good bit about...
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