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Forum: Beasts 04-17-2014, 10:39 PM
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Posted By fortrider
the turn signal & mirrors are not an actual kit...

the turn signal & mirrors are not an actual kit from Guzzi, all individual pieces (4) so no instructions. Pretty straight forward installation. Like they said, cut the stupid little clips with some...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 09:11 AM
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Posted By fortrider
Chuck, Looking good considering the number of...

Chuck,
Looking good considering the number of Stelvios out there. Checks from TX, Bikes coming from the east, AL.,WVA. The wife and I are looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By fortrider
On the Highway Dirt Bike website the risers are...

On the Highway Dirt Bike website the risers are located under replacement parts. I used the tall one which worked out fine with the Rox risers.
I will get pics next week as we are headed out for...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 01:12 PM
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Posted By fortrider
the risers I used are from Highway Dirt Bikes,...

the risers I used are from Highway Dirt Bikes, HDB. They were in Niwot, CO, may still be there but relocated this past weekend. Sorry no pictures at this time, I can get some later.
Check the Big...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 08:59 PM
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Posted By fortrider
I used HDB risers and the Rox anti vibration...

I used HDB risers and the Rox anti vibration risers, also the HDB handguards and mirrors. Makes a nice set up and the risers come in different heights. So far so good.
Is anyone going to Overland...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,517
Posted By fortrider
Guys and gals, We want to thank you all for...

Guys and gals,
We want to thank you all for your support over the years and look forward to seeing you in our new location at the corner of Horsetooth and Mason on April 29th. Our old location has...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By fortrider
I use the pivot pegs, they have two different...

I use the pivot pegs, they have two different widths available.
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2014, 08:09 PM
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Posted By fortrider
Sweet looking ride Blake, swing by when you are...

Sweet looking ride Blake, swing by when you are in town and we can talk about trading it in on that pretty new Stelvio!! Enjoy the ride.
Instead of the Blue I would like to see a tenni green with...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By fortrider
Blake, are you jonesing for a new Stelvio so you...

Blake, are you jonesing for a new Stelvio so you can come to the Big Stella Campout? If so let me know and I know how to make it happen!!!! Got a new pretty green one on the floor and the slower...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By fortrider
You want be disappointed! Welcome to the club....

You want be disappointed! Welcome to the club. Look under upcoming and come to The First Ever Big Stella campout in N. Colorado. Should be a great weekend for Stelvio riders.
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By fortrider
I had an 09 Stelvio and now a 2013 NTX. Before...

I had an 09 Stelvio and now a 2013 NTX. Before that a host of different scooters including a 1200GS and 1200GSA. I am not a japanese bike fan so never looked that direction. Could never go back to a...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,703
Posted By fortrider
i'll throw my 2 cents in for the Heidenau K 60....

i'll throw my 2 cents in for the Heidenau K 60. Big heavy pig Stlevio got over 11k. A little noisy, but a great tire for most riding on or off. Still had tread left but needed knobbies for off road...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,203
Posted By fortrider
Nice pics Jim, stay safe and have a great ride.

Nice pics Jim, stay safe and have a great ride.
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,203
Posted By fortrider
If you need something in Guatemala city see...

If you need something in Guatemala city see Antonio at Tar Moto, and tell him I said hi from CO. Good guy can help you out if needed. Stay safe.
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2014, 10:49 AM
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Posted By fortrider
Headlight for James

Got a headlight, sent you a PM.
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,203
Posted By fortrider
damn bud, sounds like you r having too much fun....

damn bud, sounds like you r having too much fun. Enjoy your ride and keep the good photos coming. I know you are missing the beautiful CO snow about now. Be safe and let me know if you need anything...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By fortrider
Very few keep the US Mirrors and TS. The stem on...

Very few keep the US Mirrors and TS. The stem on the mirror is hollow for the TS wire to run through and causes a lot of vibration. The Aprilia/European mirrors eliminate most of the vibration. And...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 12:16 PM
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Posted By fortrider
I agree that water cooling is not neccesary, just...

I agree that water cooling is not neccesary, just adds extra cost and weight along with something else to go wrong. The upgrade on the heated grips is nice also. That was a stupid idea to make you be...
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,032
Posted By fortrider
Coming to the US mid March!!! Should be a ducati...

Coming to the US mid March!!! Should be a ducati killer.
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 12:48 PM
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Posted By fortrider
Lousgoose

lousgoose
Check your PM's. Important message
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,203
Posted By fortrider
Hope you have a safe trip and think of us guys...

Hope you have a safe trip and think of us guys working hard in CO. For your record it was only about -6 here this morning, we should break above 0 later today. Enjoy the ride
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2014, 10:42 AM
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Posted By fortrider
This battery thing has been a big issue with...

This battery thing has been a big issue with Piaggio. They told us we are not filling and charging them correctly, even though I have been doing this for more years than I want to discuss without...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By fortrider
09 to a 13

I went from an 09 to a 2013. I beleive it was worth it not worrying about the tappets or fork legs getting cracked. And I wanted the bigger tank without making something work other than a strap on...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 11:27 AM
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Posted By fortrider
My Stelvio getting a workout from a pro (Jimmy...

My Stelvio getting a workout from a pro (Jimmy Lewis Offroad)
The class was a blast.
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac279/fortrider/b7438c37-1fc9-4174-8b8f-f12d2798a8a1_zps17b43bcc.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By fortrider
BMWJustin

I just finished a course in Parhump, NV following 350-500cc dirt bikes with my Stelvio. It was a handful at times, and it is not something I would be doing everyday. I just checked my speedo and saw...
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2014, 08:42 PM
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Posted By fortrider
Thanks for the plug Lomax, always appreciated. ...

Thanks for the plug Lomax, always appreciated.
Lowering the Stelvio is no problem. Slide the fork tubes up and install a Griso rear shock. Modify the seat first, lots of foam can be removed. Had...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 10:25 AM
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Posted By fortrider
Blakebird, The all new Aprilia Caponord is...

Blakebird,
The all new Aprilia Caponord is coming in March, should be an awesome machine, and we should have a couple as soon as they are available.
Also, anyone shows up at the store with the...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2014, 09:21 PM
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Posted By fortrider
Love the yellow sticker on the pannier. thanks...

Love the yellow sticker on the pannier.
thanks for sharing photos.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By fortrider
I vote for either the drive shaft issue, easy to...

I vote for either the drive shaft issue, easy to check or a broken gear in the transmission on the input shaft that is loaded with the spring. And yes, I have seen more than one break. Gives you a...
Forum: Beasts 12-26-2013, 08:09 PM
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Posted By fortrider
I made a bracket like you are describing on my...

I made a bracket like you are describing on my 2009. It worked ok but I really wanted the lights to be separated more. On my 2013 I replaced the Hellas with Denali's and have been pleased with no...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2013, 02:33 PM
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Posted By fortrider
You guys might take a look at Earth X batteries,...

You guys might take a look at Earth X batteries, www.earthxmotorsports.com (http://www.earthxmotorsports.com), located in Windsor, CO. No affiliation.
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,116
Posted By fortrider
I vote for a Stelvio, great Italian design, sound...

I vote for a Stelvio, great Italian design, sound and ride. Dealer network, little to none. But so easy to work on and reliable. Glad to be rid of the BMW's that left us stranded 3 different times!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-10-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By fortrider
Big Stella Campout July 4th-6th 2014

1st EVER Big Stella Campout
July 4th-6th, 2014
Location is Northern Colorado
This campout will be limited to Moto Guzzi Stelvios ONLY
It's time for Stelvio owners to unite and have a bit of fun,...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2013, 09:55 AM
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Posted By fortrider
Blakebird

Blakebird.
You know how to join the club again, easy to make it happen as 2014's should be arriving soon.
Everyone else with questions on the location.
The Big Stella Campout will between the...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2013, 04:46 PM
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Posted By fortrider
Big Stella Campout and workshop 2014

1st EVER Big Stella Campout
July 4th-6th, 2014
Location is Northern Colorado
This campout will be limited to Moto Guzzi Stelvios ONLY
It's time for Stelvio owners to unite and have a bit of...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8,905
Views: 1,161,257
Posted By fortrider
I have about 11500m on my K60's, just changed out...

I have about 11500m on my K60's, just changed out the front with a used TKC I had laying around. Probably could have gotten a few more miles on it but was getting a bit squirelly in hard cornering....
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2013, 12:57 PM
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Posted By fortrider
I grew up in that area, way too many blue hairs...

I grew up in that area, way too many blue hairs driving 15 miles per hour with cataracts!!
Maybe Arizona mountains? Or just chuck it all and follow the sun.
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2013, 09:57 AM
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Posted By fortrider
fender raising photos

Here is the photo of the brackets I built to raise the fender 15mm. Hope this helps.
And it was dang cold on the N Rim of the Poudre this morning -21 degrees!...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8,905
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Posted By fortrider
I will be glad to share fender raising. It will...

I will be glad to share fender raising. It will cost you less than $10 and about 1/2 hour of time. It will actually be easier to show you with pictures, which I will be glad to do once I get to work....
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2013, 01:12 PM
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Posted By fortrider
HDB on the Stelvio and other things

Did a short ride with the HDB handguards and mirrors. They need a little tweeking to get just right but so far, so good. I could not use the stock bar end weights due to the ends being flat on two...
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