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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Works, but this is better: :wink: ...

Works, but this is better: :wink:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7760/18099709221_216a771ca9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tzpJY6)

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 04:16 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
You don't have to move S, just head W.....we...

You don't have to move S, just head W.....we haven't seen rain since Reagan was in office...... :2cry

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-22-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13,124
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Not exactly what you asked for, but I use this...

Not exactly what you asked for, but I use this and it works great:

http://shop.fendaextenda.com/images/1236450891663768866903.jpeg

Fenda Extenda Link...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,908
Posted By Sock Monkey
Nice vid but I wish he would have spent some time...

Nice vid but I wish he would have spent some time talking about what it was like to ride a DCT equipped bike on those trails as compared to a conventional bike with a clutch...... :ear

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,076
Posted By Sock Monkey
I can just point to the facts, I can't help you...

I can just point to the facts, I can't help you understand them. :lol3

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,076
Posted By Sock Monkey
Yeah, but if you realize that you can do these...

Yeah, but if you realize that you can do these functions from the control pad that's on the bike, as it shows in the video, you'll realize the bike is the center, or hub..... :norton

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,076
Posted By Sock Monkey
From the video on the Ducati website, it looks...

From the video on the Ducati website, it looks like you pair everything with the bike, and it manages the traffic, so yeah, it appears to be the hub.

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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-18-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13,124
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Looking forward to reading your ride report! ...

Looking forward to reading your ride report! :wink:

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Sorry to hear about the Ex. Best wishes for a...

Sorry to hear about the Ex. Best wishes for a good outcome there.

Re. your tire situation, I recommend you check out the Conti TKC 70. It's available in a 170 and more suitable to longer tarmac...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,342
Posted By Sock Monkey
In fairness to the Stelvio, I think it's notable...

In fairness to the Stelvio, I think it's notable for things other than just its weight, such as the only air cooled bike in its class, arguably the easiest to maintain (screw-type valve adjusters,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,342
Posted By Sock Monkey
I did find the dry weights for both the base Capo...

I did find the dry weights for both the base Capo (not the Tour Pack, not the Rally) and the 1190 (not the R) and they are basically the same. It's hard to find the data, but it's out there. Beyond...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-16-2015, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Yeah I'm sorta coming to that conclusion too. ...

Yeah I'm sorta coming to that conclusion too.

The only tires I've run on these big girls that DON'T do that are pure street meats (Michelin Pilots, Pirelli Angel STs, etc). :puke1

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-16-2015, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Tires

Since we seem to be on a tire theme lately, I'll ask if anyone has run a 90/10 tire on their Stelvio that hasn't cupped after 4-5k on the front? :ear

I'm diligent about checking pressure and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-15-2015, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Please report back how the the new tires work on...

Please report back how the the new tires work on the Stelvio. I've found the Conti Trail Attack 2's to NOT be a good choice because the bike wants to wander a bit on the freeway, so hopefully the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,361
Posted By Sock Monkey
:lol3 While the listed weight of the Rally...

:lol3

While the listed weight of the Rally is only about 50lbs less than the Stelvio, riding the Capo Tour Pack felt more like 100lbs lighter, mainly due to the lower CG. Very well balanced...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,361
Posted By Sock Monkey
http://uk.aprilia.com/mediaObject/aprilia/models/m...

http://uk.aprilia.com/mediaObject/aprilia/models/moto/road/caponord_rally_1200/banner/caponord-1200-rally-verde/original/caponord-1200-rally-verde.jpg

:evil

About 50lbs lighter than the Stelvio...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-13-2015, 09:06 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Looks great Kirb. I assume it's laser cut? ...

Looks great Kirb.

I assume it's laser cut? If so, how about a sexy "NTX" cut out of the middle? :wink:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 138,789
Posted By Sock Monkey
Congrats!!! :clap:clap:clap Looking forward...

Congrats!!! :clap:clap:clap

Looking forward to your first DV/Mojave ride report on the new bike. :thumb

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-13-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,361
Posted By Sock Monkey
:thumb This is always the case when test...

:thumb

This is always the case when test riding other bikes. My plan was to keep my Stelvio for a few more years at least as it's a terrific bike, but then I rode another bike that had many of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-12-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,361
Posted By Sock Monkey
And it took you 3 years to figure this out? :huh...

And it took you 3 years to figure this out? :huh

:lol3:lol3:lol3

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-12-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,342
Posted By Sock Monkey
The Capo Rally is 50+lbs lighter than my...

The Capo Rally is 50+lbs lighter than my similarly equiped Guzzi Stelvio NTX (crash bars, panniers, lights, etc). Sorry if I wasn't more clear. :shog

What I found interesting was the dry weight...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-12-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,342
Posted By Sock Monkey
Hey Dan. :wave Yep, we are all on the same...

Hey Dan. :wave

Yep, we are all on the same wavelength. The Stelvio is a great bike, but wish it was a bit smaller (lighter/shorter). I was thinking hard about a Triumph 800 XCX, but just can't...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-11-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13,124
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Sorry you're having so many problems. This...

Sorry you're having so many problems. This really should not be an issue and appears to me to be 100% caused by your shop.

There are 4 things to deal with when you remove the valve cover with...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-11-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,385
Posted By Sock Monkey
Is there a way for you to read fault codes? If...

Is there a way for you to read fault codes? If so, is your bike throwing any codes?

I agree with painter and you have something really odd going on by making the symptoms go away by pulling in...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-10-2015, 07:39 PM
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Views: 2,385
Posted By Sock Monkey
I know you said they tested the fuel pump, but...

I know you said they tested the fuel pump, but this really sounds like a fuel pump problem. On the early WRRs, the fuel pumps would work fine when cold, but as they warmed up, they would start to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-10-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Sock Monkey
Yeah that was a great find! That's a lot of tech...

Yeah that was a great find! That's a lot of tech for very little $$. :clap

FWIW, my Garmin Zumo 660 shows weather radar, gives me weather alerts, shows traffic, is "command central" for my...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-09-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Sock Monkey
Great deal on that tablet....but what do you do...

Great deal on that tablet....but what do you do when it rains? Just remove it and carry on without using it? :ear

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-09-2015, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
:clap:clap:clap -SM

:clap:clap:clap

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-09-2015, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I suggest you call MI in Seattle or MPH in...

I suggest you call MI in Seattle or MPH in Houston and see if they have them in stock. Usually they do and they can expedite shipping to you to get you back on the road. :thumb

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-08-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,076
Posted By Sock Monkey
Thanks for the test report. :thumb The...

Thanks for the test report. :thumb

The buffeting you can address with another screen. The getting old part, well, can't help you with that. :lol3 :gerg

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-07-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13,124
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Posted By Sock Monkey
That hole is supposed to be there and is the...

That hole is supposed to be there and is the drain for the spark plug well so it doesn't fill with water and rust your plug. Do you have oil coming from it? If so you may want to inspect that plug...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-06-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13,124
Views: 1,869,214
Posted By Sock Monkey
Congrats!!! :clap:clap:clap Be sure to go...

Congrats!!! :clap:clap:clap

Be sure to go back through this thread and address the known issues, of which nearly all are addressed in Service Bulletins but not all dealers do them. Once done,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-06-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13,124
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Posted By Sock Monkey
That's what the PCV/AT300 would do. Not that...

That's what the PCV/AT300 would do. Not that it's the right (or wrong) approach, but it seems to make sense to have both cylinders set to the same AFR in order to achieve the best balance...... ...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-06-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13,124
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Ah...I went back and looked at your pictures and...

Ah...I went back and looked at your pictures and I see your bike is not the NTX. We only get the NTX here in the US and I just assumed that was what you had when I saw the engine bars, but the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-05-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13,124
Views: 1,869,214
Posted By Sock Monkey
Thanks for posting that up. Very interesting...

Thanks for posting that up. Very interesting data. :thumb

I can see why you toss out AFRs with less than a certain number of samples. Some of those readings are pretty wacky (20?? 22?? :huh...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-05-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13,124
Views: 1,869,214
Posted By Sock Monkey
I've had mine for 2 years and use them for 1hr...

I've had mine for 2 years and use them for 1hr per day, 5 days a week. Never had an issue. You may have a dodgy wire......

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-05-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13,124
Views: 1,869,214
Posted By Sock Monkey
The mounts that come with the Mondo's are totally...

The mounts that come with the Mondo's are totally inadequate for the job. A forum member was kind enough to make me a set of extremely stout mounts and they have worked great. I'll let him chime...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-05-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13,124
Views: 1,869,214
Posted By Sock Monkey
First, congrats on the new bike! :clap You...

First, congrats on the new bike! :clap

You have likely already checked this, but if the aux lights short out, they will blow a 30A fuse under the same black panel, which in turn will prevent the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-04-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,076
Posted By Sock Monkey
My Current bike list has been excellent, no...

My Current bike list has been excellent, no complaints. The Gone list, not so much.....:lol3

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-04-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,076
Posted By Sock Monkey
Sorry you had trouble with your scooter. :lol3 ...

Sorry you had trouble with your scooter. :lol3

Enjoy your 3rd BMW. :wink:

-SM
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