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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-01-2015, 10:39 PM
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Posted By RedHawk47
Lights failure

Discovered last night after the Trail Ridge ride that I had no tail light, parking lamps in the headlight, license light - and maybe a few others. Turned out that the fuse was blown - #2 in the fuse...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-01-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
Yesterday's Ride

Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain Park

http://redhawk47.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzzi/i-rPx8XBQ/0/L/P1020263-L.jpg

Berthoud to Grand Lake and back. Beautiful weather, occasional slow...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,460
Posted By RedHawk47
For your return trip; A note from another Alaska...

For your return trip; A note from another Alaska trip thread:

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-29-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,460
Posted By RedHawk47
Great photos! Glad you got the photo posting...

Great photos! Glad you got the photo posting figured out.
Dan
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,460
Posted By RedHawk47
Looks like you are having a great time and great...

Looks like you are having a great time and great weather. Awesome.

You should be able to insert the photos directly in your posts using the yellow icon "Insert Image", but you need a link to the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-25-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2706...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=27060532&postcount=108
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,855
Posted By RedHawk47
The rural electric companies hate calcium...

The rural electric companies hate calcium chloride and want it banned. Apparently the dust, or when it gets wet, is electrically conductive and can cause shorts and fires in the electrical equipment....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,460
Posted By RedHawk47
Sounds like you are having a good time and good...

Sounds like you are having a good time and good weather.
If you are in Dawson for another day -- one of the best meals of my 2009 Alaska trip was at the Greek restaurant.
Between Coldfoot and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-17-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,460
Posted By RedHawk47
Subscribed Bon Voyage!:clap I hope Katy...

Subscribed
Bon Voyage!:clap
I hope Katy gets to write a bit for the blog also.

I'm interested in the TKC70's for my Stelvio too.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-11-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
This made me curious so I looked at the service...

This made me curious so I looked at the service manual; did not find the spec. One photo showed about 5mm showing, but it was with a red tank; so it was a photo of an early Stelvio.
My NTX has...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-25-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13,446
Views: 1,850,816
Posted By RedHawk47
not Craig's List but something you nice old bike...

not Craig's List but something you nice old bike fans should be aware of:
http://www.bike-urious.com/
He has a daily email of nice bikes for sale, and more stuff on his website.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-24-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
Cannot see the photo. I get this message: ...

Cannot see the photo. I get this message:
Sorry, you don't have permission for that!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-22-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13,420
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Posted By RedHawk47
Check this out. Cheap DIY. ...

Check this out. Cheap DIY.
http://fastguzzi.nl/stelvio.html
click on "mud flap"
It's on a 2009, but should work on newer bikes too. Haven't made mine yet.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13,446
Views: 1,850,816
Posted By RedHawk47
Corvairs do Darien

Pretty amazing, and gutsy.
Hadn't heard this story before.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
M40 - what's that? so I did a web search....

M40 - what's that? so I did a web search. Bridgestone? nope, wrong size. Ah ha! Full Bore!
Obviously you like them. Any more comments? What kind of mileage do you get out of them?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
I ordered one as a spare. Dealer said that the...

I ordered one as a spare. Dealer said that the p/n has been superceded by p/n 884033.
Perhaps they redesigned it as a result of the failures?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
My first thought also. Adjust the tube mounting...

My first thought also. Adjust the tube mounting holes so you can use the Mega Tube also.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-13-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By RedHawk47
Check out the Butler NM map. They have one...

Check out the Butler NM map.
They have one marked between Fort Sumner and Santa Rosa.
There are some minor roads from Santa Rosa to LV. Line weight on the map indicate unpaved. Dotted section...
Forum: Photos 05-11-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 2,672,809
Posted By RedHawk47
http://redhawk47.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzz...

http://redhawk47.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzzi/i-TbBLLV4/0/XL/20150503_142700-XL.jpg

http://redhawk47.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzzi/i-MbcT3pJ/0/XL/20150503_161611-XL.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-10-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
My 2013 has it mounted at the bottom also. And...

My 2013 has it mounted at the bottom also. And the service manual I have shows it at the top. The parts manual doesn't show the location.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-08-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
I normally point my driving lights straight ahead...

I normally point my driving lights straight ahead because they have enough scatter to light the sides. I haven't had a chance to check these lights yet, it's been raining for the past week.

I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-07-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
http://redhawk47.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzz...

http://redhawk47.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzzi/i-Vp57Cbw/0/XL/P1020243-XL.jpg

http://redhawk47.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzzi/i-HmkWFxG/0/XL/P1020244-XL.jpg

These large lights may hit...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-06-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
Here's mine - not as sophisticated. ...

Here's mine - not as sophisticated.


http://redhawk47.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzzi/i-qQWXRft/0/XL/P1020238-XL.jpg

...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-06-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
I considered going with this type on mount but...

I considered going with this type on mount but decided against it for two reasons. 1.The lights would be very close to the turn signals and would make them difficult to see. 2.One the reason I wanted...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-25-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13,446
Views: 1,850,816
Posted By RedHawk47
This is a FT500 single; drive? The other is a...

This is a FT500 single; drive?
The other is a VT500 twin, shaft drive.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-25-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,803
Posted By RedHawk47
Anti-seize

NGK's website says "do not use anti-seize". Two reasons:
1. It's not needed. The "silver colored" plating on the threads makes anti-seize unnecessary.
2. Use of the anti-seize can result in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-25-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By RedHawk47
I have had to replace the injectors in my F800GS...

I have had to replace the injectors in my F800GS because there were clogged with the crud that is made when water and ethanol have too much time together. It is a real problem.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-23-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
Warning! - spark plug torque

I installed new Iridium plugs and new plug caps today. I fired it up and it sounded good. Then I decided that I should check the valve adjustment. They were a little tight, .005" and .007", so I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-23-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
Who has 35mm film any more? Plastic soda/water...

Who has 35mm film any more? Plastic soda/water bottle will do the trick too.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-20-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 305,745
Posted By RedHawk47
That is a pretty amazing rock: ...

That is a pretty amazing rock:
http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab3/fourlowgo/Colombia/1B4EA373-08A2-40B5-9D6A-30FA1338F266_zps32byqril.jpg...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-14-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 305,745
Posted By RedHawk47
Great adventure, great photos. I have been...

Great adventure, great photos. I have been following you from the beginning, using my maps to better understand where you are. Sometimes I have to use Google Maps to figure it out because my maps...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16,728
Views: 2,734,727
Posted By RedHawk47
MC Trailer

Not mine:

Located in Berthoud, CO.
$400 303-489-5932
It has been there at least a month. Looks to be in good shape; some paint flaking in the channels. Good tread, did not look for...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-11-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
What year is your Stelvio? Does it have the fuel...

What year is your Stelvio? Does it have the fuel map that it came with?
Or has it been changed? to what? Your post implied that the dealer installed a new map from the factory.
Thanks
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-08-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
Please remind us of the changes to your bike: ...

Please remind us of the changes to your bike:
Throttle synch? New factory map?
What should I ask my dealer for?
Thanks
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,849
Posted By RedHawk47
OP here, follow-up to my last post, #53 Dealer...

OP here, follow-up to my last post, #53
Dealer replaced the fuel pump, haven't had any stalling since.
Caveat: I was initially having stalling problems when it was hot - 80+F deg; the warmest I've...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-05-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16,728
Views: 2,734,727
Posted By RedHawk47
Bump Spring cleaning! All prices are for cash,...

Bump
Spring cleaning! All prices are for cash, picked up in Berthoud, CO. Will ship for cost.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-04-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13,420
Views: 1,944,358
Posted By RedHawk47
Twisted Throttle sells a 30mm riser for 28mm...

Twisted Throttle sells a 30mm riser for 28mm handlebars and a riser with lift and pullback. Because the top of the OEM riser between the triple clamp and the bars is at an angle of about 45 deg these...
Forum: Photos 04-01-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 2,672,809
Posted By RedHawk47
It is art! Created by a Frenchman in London ...

It is art! Created by a Frenchman in London


Now if you want crazy http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Roundabout_(Swindon) (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Roundabout_(Swindon) [/QUOTE) ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By RedHawk47
I bought the same model and installed it in my...

I bought the same model and installed it in my 8gs in June 2011. They now recommend a bigger battery. In 2012, 250 miles into a trip, my stator burned out and my battery went "dead". We jumped...
Forum: Photos 03-30-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 2,672,809
Posted By RedHawk47
http://bchauvette.smugmug.com/Original-Road-Signs/...

http://bchauvette.smugmug.com/Original-Road-Signs/Les-meilleures-pancartes/i-cjmgG2W/0/L/DSC_9007-L.jpg


Where is this??
Surely it must be "art", not a serious traffic control signal?
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