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Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 32,577
Posted By DLdeano
If ironheads can play...

Here's mine- 1978 Sportster Anniversary edition. Mostly stock, and working to source some pieces to get her back to original as possible. I apologize, in advance, for the crappy iPod pics...
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Forum: Beasts 07-09-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 57,955
Posted By DLdeano
Had a 0 mph tip-over on a trailer ...scratched...

Had a 0 mph tip-over on a trailer ...scratched the chrome muffler tip, the Givi top case and heat shield.

Replaced the Givi with a Pelican case...a bit of elbow grease with a scotch brite pad and...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 57,955
Posted By DLdeano
Here's mine...back on a DL after riding, well, a...

Here's mine...back on a DL after riding, well, a bit of everything since I sold my last DL in '06 :deal

Pic from the Cherohala Skyway this week for a 250+ mile ride to clear my head and give the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By DLdeano
Posted for the OP...Here's the 400 Burg with my...

Posted for the OP...Here's the 400 Burg with my mom as pilot on the dragon. This lady is a grandmother a few times over but still ain't afraid to twist the wrist!!

This Burgman is a lot more fun...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 57,955
Posted By DLdeano
Is Armor-All effective? I have it handy, and...

Is Armor-All effective? I have it handy, and have good luck with it on switch gear over the years-

Does it work as well on the other DL plastic?
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 90,884
Posted By DLdeano
Rider's Hill Dahlonega, GA has a couple for...

Rider's Hill Dahlonega, GA has a couple for sale...and I believe a demo model, too :clap

I am not in the market as I just moved from my Stelvio to a '12 DL650 and a touring rig is in the distant...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
Sorry about your experience, X1...truly is not a...

Sorry about your experience, X1...truly is not a good thing when you can't trust a bike; been there done that and glad you are able to walk away and try something different. Heal well :freaky
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By DLdeano
Great pics, but...is that Natural Light hanging...

Great pics, but...is that Natural Light hanging in the bag hanging from the tree?? Don'chu know it is PBR country up here!!

Glad you enjoyed the ride...would have loved to split that Natty and...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
Detailed review here: ...

Detailed review here:
http://www2.2wf.com/index.php/product-reviews/miscellaneous-menu/1108-moto-guzzi-stelvio-buildup

...the long and short of it is solidly built, good protection, smooth air...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
I have the Caribou set up on Givi racks, and the...

I have the Caribou set up on Givi racks, and the non-pipe side case can't use the "quick release" attachment due to not clearing the passenger grab rail. I mounted my non pipe side bag directly to...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
After 18 months I just rolled over 20,000 trouble...

After 18 months I just rolled over 20,000 trouble free miles on my Stelvio's odometer...it is a great motorcycle and is a pleasure to own and operate.

I just finished my last service and the...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
Mine did this, too...drove me nuts. Try...

Mine did this, too...drove me nuts.

Try this: Loosen the bar end and the mirror stalk...rotate the handguard slightly forward and snug everything back up. This seemed to "lock" everything in...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,436
Posted By DLdeano
I mounted a small Pelican w/ a Rotopax for fuel I...

I mounted a small Pelican w/ a Rotopax for fuel I ride with most of the time as it is small, light and the additional fuel can come in handy. Ugly, I know, but $20 on ebay and the Rotopax mount is...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
Yep...part of my maintenance routine @ service...

Yep...part of my maintenance routine @ service time is to pop the seat, clean corrosion, re-torque terminal bolts and use a aerosol battery terminal spray sourced from Auto-Zone on posts and...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
There is a difference between the O2 optimizer...

There is a difference between the O2 optimizer and the Autotune...

If I am reading correctly: Autotune requires a new O2 sensor drilled in (if using stock ECU), where as the O2 optimizer simply...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
The PC-V w/ the O2 optimizer will improve things...

The PC-V w/ the O2 optimizer will improve things and not affect the warranty (or can be taken off easily if there is an issue)...has me thinking that is the route to go.

Does the PC-V come with a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 1,294,091
Posted By DLdeano
FXRT- Evo simplicity/dependability, FXR...

FXRT-

Evo simplicity/dependability, FXR frame, wind protection, stereo...what's not to like??

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/harley%20FXRT1340%20Sport%20Glide%20%202.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 285,700
Posted By DLdeano
Not to hate on this thread...but I test rode a...

Not to hate on this thread...but I test rode a Cross Country the other day as my next bike will be a dedicated touring bike (can't part with the Stelvio :deal) but I was under whelmed.

Good...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
Just did a short 400 mile trip 'round the...

Just did a short 400 mile trip 'round the NC/GA/TN mountains with my wife. My '10 Stelvio, Trudy, was loaded down for 2 as we decided it prudent to keep the wife's 250 as light as possible. BTW-I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-11-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 52,173
Posted By DLdeano
HOGS ONLY According to the text in the space ...

HOGS ONLY
According to the text in the space

Guess my former Bandit don't read too good :evil
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n324/hd78xl/DSCF1105.jpg
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
Riders Hill in Dahlonega has a '12 in black and a...

Riders Hill in Dahlonega has a '12 in black and a '12 in orange. Both are NTX's; wire wheels, aluminum skid plate, crash bars, etc...

Orange looks nice, and was calling to me :deal. My wife was...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
Yes I did...used my son's "junior" bag as it was...

Yes I did...used my son's "junior" bag as it was smaller and lighter. Shot an 81 (2 man best ball with occasional use of the foot wedge :D) but we had a hell of a time!
...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
I call my bike Trudy...as in "BIG BOOTY TRUDY." ...

I call my bike Trudy...as in "BIG BOOTY TRUDY."

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n324/hd78xl/DSCF2127.jpg

Prepping for a trip myself; going to FL to play some golf with my brothers. Trudy is...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 132,883
Posted By DLdeano
just received my 1.75...does it need to be...

just received my 1.75...does it need to be rinsed/cleaned out before use?
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
A few new toys

Stelvio is about to turn 15k miles, and to get her ready for some travel this summer I threw some time at the fuel range situation.

1.75 gallon Rotopax on a well traveled Pelican case up top, as...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
My sentiments exactly...I knew I liked you when...

My sentiments exactly...I knew I liked you when we met in Dahlonega :freaky

My wife put the sales guy at the local dealer under direct orders to NOT allow me near the '12...under penalty of death...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,304
Posted By DLdeano
Riders Hill in Dahlonega, GA moves Guzzis...there...

Riders Hill in Dahlonega, GA moves Guzzis...there were 2 V7 racers with "SOLD" tags on them already, and another in the back being PDI'd. I stopped by last weekend and has a great conversation with...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,304
Posted By DLdeano
That's what I see; maybe a bit above 40mpg in the...

That's what I see; maybe a bit above 40mpg in the summer, a bit below in the winter running as set up below...love the bike, but would appreciate the bigger fuel tank the newer bike has.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By DLdeano
www.cycle-ergo.com (http://www.cycle-ergo.com) ...

www.cycle-ergo.com (http://www.cycle-ergo.com)

Input a bike, your dimensions and have a ball...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 1,294,091
Posted By DLdeano
Ahhh....CBR 250. Just bought a black non ABS for...

Ahhh....CBR 250. Just bought a black non ABS for the wife, and admittedly, for me to assault the local roads.

What you are thinking is 100% correct! My wife has really enjoyed it, as have I. ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By DLdeano
Test rode a Tiger 800, 800 GS, 1200S, 1150GS, and...

Test rode a Tiger 800, 800 GS, 1200S, 1150GS, and MG Stelvio the same day. I went knowing I was going to buy the Tiger. I didn't:

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n324/hd78xl/DSCF2200.jpg

...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,561
Views: 481,395
Posted By DLdeano
Wife has ridden for several years, but just...

Wife has ridden for several years, but just wanted something different than she has had before and fun for the GA. mountains...enter her new CBR 250 :clap
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-08-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 7,332,058
Posted By DLdeano
Wife has ridden for several years, but just...

Wife has ridden for several years, but just wanted something different than she has had before and fun for the GA. mountains...enter her new CBR 250 :clap

Perfect fit and lots of fun yet to be...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
Top case is a Givi 52 liter Maxia (huge,...

Top case is a Givi 52 liter Maxia (huge, functional and ugly :evil) ...side cases are Caribou cases on Givi racks...full review here:...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
Here is a front pic...the crash bars go out what...

Here is a front pic...the crash bars go out what seems to be a good bit and should protect well. Of course, anything can happen if it falls downhill, but in a normal tip I'd imagine they'd do well. ...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
They're all pretty good...shit my Stelvio's...

They're all pretty good...shit my Stelvio's favorite playmate is a Bavarian super tanker.

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n324/hd78xl/stelvngs.jpg

They both have quirks, shortcomings,...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,492,235
Posted By DLdeano
Sorry to hear you had a tip over while trying to...

Sorry to hear you had a tip over while trying to help cleaning up my great state...

Nice to meet you (I was on the '10 Stelvio at Rider's Hill) and glad to hear you still like the bike :freaky
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By DLdeano
Foremost...great rates for my Stelvio (half of...

Foremost...great rates for my Stelvio (half of Progressive and Allstate) and turned my buddy onto them for his 1150GS. In both instances we saved a ton.
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 22,270
Posted By DLdeano
+1...different bikes with lots in common. I loved...

+1...different bikes with lots in common. I loved my Uly, but am easily as smitten with the Guzzi. My Stelvio has been trouble free for the close to 8k miles I have put on it. It is diiferent, great...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 273,558
Posted By DLdeano
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n324/hd78xl/DSC...

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n324/hd78xl/DSCF2200.jpg
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