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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-28-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I thought about doing that but older laptops tend...

I thought about doing that but older laptops tend to have lots of issues like hard drives going bad, memory going bad, network ports, USB ports, and the list goes on based on my experience with the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-28-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Has anyone tried getting this stuff to work with...

Has anyone tried getting this stuff to work with a Windows tablet? I don't have a Windows laptop at home but Windows tablets can be had for about $90. :ear

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-27-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
That looks right. I wrote it in the back of my...

That looks right. I wrote it in the back of my service manual. It's the same for all Stelvio's.....

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-27-2015, 07:36 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
You can get a lot of info from the diags screen. ...

You can get a lot of info from the diags screen. Look around on this board to see how to get into them (you'll need the service code, again it's somewhere in this thread) and you will see what codes...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-25-2015, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
My guesses: - Loose battery connection...

My guesses:

- Loose battery connection either at the battery or at the grounds under the engine. Check them not just for tightness but also make sure the lugs are well connected to the cables! ...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-25-2015, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Peter, it's not just the immobilizer. Anything...

Peter, it's not just the immobilizer. Anything that shorts in the system will cause this code. I got it when my starter motor shorted on the frame.

Let's see what his symptoms are and then we...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-25-2015, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
This is the dreaded electrical system fault, i.e....

This is the dreaded electrical system fault, i.e. something shorted out. Please describe the nature of your breakdown and we can help. Does it start but not run. Does it not start. What happens...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-24-2015, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
That's what drove me to sell my Multi 1200 too. ...

That's what drove me to sell my Multi 1200 too. Amazing that after 2 generations of those bikes they still couldn't get the plastic right and the tanks would swell. After my 4th one I was...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-20-2015, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
The best I can provide is a spare from my...

The best I can provide is a spare from my daughter's bike.....

http://images.esellerpro.com/2347/I/743/76/medCPT5010079.jpg

:lol3:lol3:lol3

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-20-2015, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Mount on the handle bars and you're all set.........

Mount on the handle bars and you're all set......

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/1468109522/-font-b-Bicycle-b-font-font-b-air-b-font-font-b-horn-b-font.jpg

:lol3:lol3:lol3

Sorry,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-19-2015, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
One thing you may want to consider is to make a...

One thing you may want to consider is to make a trade with the dealer and offer that they keep the Trax setup (boxes, mounts, etc) in exchange for the Euro plastic cases. If they want to sell the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-17-2015, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Yeah Dan, those are the guys I was talking to. ...

Yeah Dan, those are the guys I was talking to. The major PITA is getting the front end swapped out.

I doubt Honda would pursue it because I think they've already chosen their "middle weight"...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-17-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I didn't know RRP was going to produce parts for...

I didn't know RRP was going to produce parts for this bike, thanks for the heads up and the link. :thumb It's awesome to see someone adopt this platform as a base for a good do-it-all bike. The...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-16-2015, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
That's a great stable you have there XT. :bow ...

That's a great stable you have there XT. :bow

Re. your KLR, my BMW Dakar was the same way. Granted, it was stock and know if I had dumped a bunch of $$$ into suspension and engine mods it could...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-14-2015, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I think Guzzi would need to build a "niche" bike...

I think Guzzi would need to build a "niche" bike in order to draw people to it. Don't build what everyone else has (liquid cooled, higher HP, lower reliability), just build a modern version of what...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Those weren't bumps mate, that was your daughter...

Those weren't bumps mate, that was your daughter punching you in the ribs yelling "SLOW DOWN"!!!! :lol3

Yeah, I've read your ride reports, you guys are a hoot. :freaky

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
:stupid :lol3 I test rode the 990 a long...

:stupid :lol3

I test rode the 990 a long while back, haven't bothered with the 1190 (my Multistrada scratched that itch). I agree with you in every respect. The 990 was a pain to work on...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-11-2015, 10:35 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
-sm

-sm
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-10-2015, 01:02 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I hear her sister with the bigger jugs (1190) is...

I hear her sister with the bigger jugs (1190) is even more fun.....:evil

Then of course there's the new Bavarian hottie in town (BMW S1000XR).....
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 09:03 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Glad you are enjoying your Stella! So, I...

Glad you are enjoying your Stella!

So, I owned a Multistrada, and I can give you this advice: if you value your bank account, DO NOT test ride the Multi! I test rode one and when I got back to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
This seems to jive with the symptoms KraigD is...

This seems to jive with the symptoms KraigD is seeing, i.e. it's getting worse over time (i.e. it's getting dustier in there over time, which makes sense).

KraigD, have your dealer vacuum out the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
GREAT stuff Xlratr, very much appreciated! ...

GREAT stuff Xlratr, very much appreciated! :thumb

Yes, I did do some searching last night on the properties of narrow band and wide band sensors, and as you state, the narrow band sensors are...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Yes, this was exactly my experience not only on...

Yes, this was exactly my experience not only on this bike, but other big twins. If you want to rev them a bit, they will drink the fuel!!!! The thing I like about the Guzzi is it is quite happy to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 10:56 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Most Guzzi's have "teething pains". Of late,...

Most Guzzi's have "teething pains". Of late, these are very minor compared to what they were 5+ years ago. As Witch said, unless the clutch isn't operating correctly like was the case with Dan's...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-08-2015, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Thank you very much for your reply!!! :freaky ...

Thank you very much for your reply!!! :freaky

That all makes perfect sense. I was wondering if the ECU had a pressure sensor input and now I know. :thumb

So, in your opinion is it better to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-08-2015, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
-sm

-sm
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-08-2015, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
This ^^^^^ My bike is the same, runs well,...

This ^^^^^

My bike is the same, runs well, has a slight hitch in its getalong around 3k rpm (very slight, as in you have to be looking for it), gets good mileage (38-42+), but I keep hearing about...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-07-2015, 10:52 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Reading that thread, there's something that I...

Reading that thread, there's something that I don't get. Pete says the map is rich, but the stock narrow band O2 sensors muck with the fueling to make it super lean. As a result, everyone that...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I had the FMF and it was FUBAR after a few rides...

I had the FMF and it was FUBAR after a few rides (bike would not restart when hot, but restarted fine if I bypassed the FMF unit...which I had to do out on the trail). I did a bunch of searching and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-01-2015, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
That's part of the reason why I got rid of my...

That's part of the reason why I got rid of my Multistrada 1200 S Sport. I would turn into a juvenile delinquent every time I got on it, and it was only a matter of time before something "bad"...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-31-2014, 06:16 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Per the Guzzi Master Mech who works on my bike,...

Per the Guzzi Master Mech who works on my bike, while the manual states balancing the TB's every 12k miles, they really need it about every 5-6k miles. If you haven't done yours that often and you...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-30-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Great input, thanks guys! :thumb -SM

Great input, thanks guys! :thumb

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-30-2014, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Thanks for doing that GS, much appreciated. ...

Thanks for doing that GS, much appreciated. :thumb Hopefully it will benefit someone here in the Stelvio thread vs. getting buried in the Flea Market thread. And yeah, I don't think I'd be happy...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 06:11 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Ah....I've heard the Trax top box mount was...

Ah....I've heard the Trax top box mount was pretty dodgy. :cry

You may want to try the Givi mount/top box as a replacement. The mount is very solidly connected to the rear frame and the top box...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
:eek1 Sorry to hear this. What make/model...

:eek1

Sorry to hear this. What make/model top case was it? Guzzi plastic or Trax metal?

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-23-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Good input for those who need it. At 6'0" and...

Good input for those who need it. At 6'0" and 33" inseam, I'm fine with the stock height shock, but I know others posting on this thread have stated that they wouldn't mind a lower seat height........
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-23-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I wasn't referring to pre-load. I think for many...

I wasn't referring to pre-load. I think for many of the folks looking at aftermarket shocks, not being able to lower the back of the bike in the process is a deal killer, hence my comment.

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-23-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Stelvio 1200 LZ 08> X 640-1005-00 641-1005-00 - -...

Stelvio 1200 LZ 08> X 640-1005-00 641-1005-00 - - Ride height adjustment not possible

Deal killer. :deal

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-22-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Dan, you've probably already done this, but just...

Dan, you've probably already done this, but just in case you have not, head over to GuzziTech and check out Todd's thread on shocks for the Stelvio. The short list is:
- Penske
- Hyperpro
- YSS...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-21-2014, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Makes that Griso SE brown seat even more...

Makes that Griso SE brown seat even more attractive with the matte green body plastics....... :tb

-SM
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