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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By fortrider
Rays was a good place, all good people. We all...

Rays was a good place, all good people. We all get to retire one way or the other. Some of us make choices to get the hell out before it gets too late.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By fortrider
Living in the Rockies

We live in an area NW of Fort Collins on 35 acres that is pretty isolated and backs to the National Forest. Looks to the south with a great view of the Mummy Range. 99.9% of the time it is...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-24-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
This sucks

Well we didn't make it through that great day after all, it's snowing again!#$%$ Maybe living in the south aint to bad after all. Hope you guys enjoyed your riding today.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-24-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Wow, what a day

Since the first of May those of us in CO have had 2 days this month with no rain or snow. Yes, I said snow, we had several inches last week. The sun is shining and not a cloud in the sky, today is...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-21-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Same here, mine was leaking early on within a...

Same here, mine was leaking early on within a couple thousand miles if I remember correctly. Found the breather was actually plugged from the factory. Replaced it and no more leak.
Zulu, did you...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-15-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
KTM 390 or Ducati Scrambler. A nice fit for her...

KTM 390 or Ducati Scrambler. A nice fit for her on either bike without me having to modify the suspension.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Pivot Pegz

Before I list them elsewhere on this or other sites I thought I would offer some used Pivot Pegz MK2 to you guys for $90.00 shipped in Conti US.
Coming off the wives 2013 Stelvio NTX.
She is...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Just put a little grease on the threads and you...

Just put a little grease on the threads and you should not have a problem. And be sure they are straight, should thread in with your fingers.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By fortrider
Miller closing

While it has been a bit since we have been there, that sucks. Really enjoyed the WSB races.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-07-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Leafman, How are you doing? Sounds like you had...

Leafman,
How are you doing? Sounds like you had a good rally in GA. Our time in GA, (Jan & Feb) was nothing but rain. Wished we could have made it but not possible at the present time. We are back...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-03-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
If you ride one you better bring your check book...

If you ride one you better bring your check book with you, it is a great piece of machinery. Different from the NTX, you might want to wait for the Rally Raid version that should be in dealers any...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-02-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
They are actually called NexGen, not universal....

They are actually called NexGen, not universal. They are very strong and give good protection. The folding mirrors are great, I fold mine in when loading inside the trailer for some extra space and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-02-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
If the master cylinder is not leaking and just...

If the master cylinder is not leaking and just the mirror mount broke off put on a HDB set up. Great handguards that don't break, mirrors that fold for off road and good wind protection. You can use...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,158
Posted By fortrider
Just ride to Walden, beautiful ride up Poudre...

Just ride to Walden, beautiful ride up Poudre Canyon, people ride 250's and even Vespas around the world.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-29-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
If these guys can't read the torque specs in the...

If these guys can't read the torque specs in the shop manual I'm not sure I would want them working on my bike. And if they can't find it in the manual they can pick up the phone and call Alex at...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-16-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Same for me, I have several different sizes of...

Same for me, I have several different sizes of pvc for different seals.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
There is a breakfast Sat at Cracker Barrel and...

There is a breakfast Sat at Cracker Barrel and then a ride planned to Adventure for there open house, maybe we will see you there.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
traveling around

So today the wife and I are on our two Stelvios on a dead end road in rural Alabama and this bike pulls out of a side road and twist the throttle hard. A couple curves later and we are on a straight...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 32,482
Posted By fortrider
Love the video, lives to damn short. That's why...

Love the video, lives to damn short. That's why we quit the rat race, retired and riding the N Ga mountains this week.
See you on the trail, road or anywhere in between.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-10-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Still sounds like a bad battery. Have you had it...

Still sounds like a bad battery. Have you had it on a tender while the bike was sitting? Do a load test. You can hook a digital volt meter to the battery and test the voltage, with the meter hooked...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-28-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,668
Posted By fortrider
tawniwhitt

Sent you a pm on the rv spot
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-25-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 19,082
Posted By fortrider
been there

Great place to ride and a great host. Places could be a handful on a GSA. This could really be a great event. Hope to make down from CO myself and meet some more of you Texas riders.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-15-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Tappets

All the 2012's and newer have roller lifters. The 09's were the ones with the issues. Not sure where you get there were only two that failed, our dealership had two, I don't believe we were the only...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-10-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Knock it off, take that Duc talk somewhere else. ...

Knock it off, take that Duc talk somewhere else.
Enjoy the new ride Marc. You might chat with Jzryguy about his also. I know you are going to miss the mighty Stelvio. You can always come back.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-10-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 24,408
Posted By fortrider
meet up

There are a couple clubs north of you, Front Range Riders, you can find on meet up and NCTR. Keep an eye out for the Moose Run Dual sport rally in Walden the first weekend in August.
Congrats on...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-10-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 611,571
Posted By fortrider
tent space or room Livermore, CO

When spring and summer arrive we have tent space (35 acres) or a room in Livermore, CO. property backs to National forest. We are at 8000 feet so nights can be quite cool. Also have a large garage...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-10-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By fortrider
great place to camp

If anyone is coming down Maximus has a great place to camp and always makes you feel very welcome. Also can show you some great places to ride. And the GP is a race you do not want to miss. Only here...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,607
Posted By fortrider
Great trip

Jim,
What a great life experience. Glad you made the report for all of us to envy!!
Let me know when you are in CO as it would be great to see you. We should be back there in April sometime...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-02-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
What year?

What year you have depends, 09-11 it was the right side, 12- is both head lamps are low beams.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Here's my two cents. Sock monkey, I couldn't...

Here's my two cents.
Sock monkey, I couldn't agree with you more.
We own two 2013 Stelvios, I also previously owned a 2009. Mine has the clutch groan and occasional grab, my wives never has. Am I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,607
Posted By fortrider
great travels

Jim,
Looks like you are having a great ride after a so-so start. Enjoy the time on the road. Pics are great.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-10-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
We will be here through Monday 12/15 am. From...

We will be here through Monday 12/15 am. From here heading towards New Orleans and FL.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-09-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Texas Hill country

So some of you know us and know that my wife and I have retired. We have been moving around a bit and doing some riding with the Stelvios. This week we are in the Beautiful Texas Hill Country. We are...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-22-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
V7 svrambler

The front wheel solution is easy, Woody's Wheel. Lace a 19, raise the front fender a bit. The rear is a 17, no problem. Throw on some jap front end, wider bars, rework the head light a bit, rear...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-20-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Thanks for the tip, we will give it a shot when...

Thanks for the tip, we will give it a shot when we are that way.
Had a wet day in Salinas, CA today. But it was worth the ride there to visit the National Steinbeck Center, would recommend it if you...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
rox

I put some on mine and agree with sock monkey, they helped a little but probably not worth the money or time for the Stelvio.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-19-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Retired and loving it

Seems like we got out of CO just in time. Been to Lake Tahoe area, then to N CA where we have not had internet for a time. Now in the Hollister area. We are traveling part time in a 40' DP motorhome...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
So Cal

We will be in Orange County the entire week before thanksgiving. Would love to meet up for a ride. We will be staying in Orangeland RV park and visiting the wives son in Long Beach. I will PM you a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-12-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 1,875,041
Posted By fortrider
Out of CO just in time

So the wife and I have sold the business and retired. We decided a bit ago to travel and see the good ole USA, at least for now. We kept trying to get out of CO last week but delays in getting ready...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,607
Posted By fortrider
retirement

Jim,
Enjoy the ride and I agree retirement may be what I do best also. Roxanne and I will be taking off on our winter adventure Friday if all works out. We plan to take the motorhome pulling the...
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