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Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,285
Posted By kirb
I'm going to have to give that one to the Diavel....

I'm going to have to give that one to the Diavel. The brakes on this bike (Brembo monoblocs) are some of the most fantastic heat makers I have ever had the pleasure of grabbing a hold of. Great feel...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,285
Posted By kirb
I have a 4V Griso ('07) and a '11 Diavel. ...

I have a 4V Griso ('07) and a '11 Diavel.

The Griso is rock solid feel, easy as pie to work on, not a rocket, well built. I like this bike, but even with 1" drop pegs it is tough to call a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,488
Posted By kirb
Throttle by wire is easy to add cruise. It's a...

Throttle by wire is easy to add cruise. It's a matter of programming. Bikes like the Explorer, California, etc add it as part of the stock package. Some have added it to bikes like Diavel with a ECU...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By kirb
Find a proper year Tuono crashed bike and do a...

Find a proper year Tuono crashed bike and do a transplant of parts...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 78,037
Posted By kirb
From BRP marketing guy- MULTIPLE offers from BRP,...

From BRP marketing guy- MULTIPLE offers from BRP, all denied.

BRP lost selling engines to Aprilia, and now Buell. They wanted a home for the Rotax engine production as well as boosting the Can-Am...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
FYI, I have 3 sets sold of the 10 sets I...

FYI, I have 3 sets sold of the 10 sets I made...first come, etc.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x350/jtkirb/SAM_0394_zps1ed20d2a.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By kirb
I make these custom, but $100 is the minimum...

I make these custom, but $100 is the minimum buy-in due to fabricator costs....

Before a top case:
http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/04/rear-rack-installation.html

With top case:...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By kirb
You have a distant option with the SWM...they...

You have a distant option with the SWM...they sell the bare hoops that you can have fabricated the way YOU want. Not everyone is up for that, but it is an option.
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,564
Posted By kirb
I wanted to like the one I rented in Vegas. I...

I wanted to like the one I rented in Vegas. I didn't. The fork rake SUCKED, the suspension was sub-par, the brakes were meh...Scraping everything everywhere kept you from pushing the bike past slow...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,564
Posted By kirb
The great thing about HD is, when done properly,...

The great thing about HD is, when done properly, you can transform a bike with factory parts and transform it back without issue. The parts catalog is 4" thick for a reason. One of the few MFGs that...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,564
Posted By kirb
I rented one in Vegas to try it out and spend...

I rented one in Vegas to try it out and spend some real time with it...

Seat blows, rear seat really blows. GF doesn't hate much, but she hated that bike. Form over function at it's best.

Great...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,575
Posted By kirb
I moved from a Yamaha FJR to a Stelvio NTX for...

I moved from a Yamaha FJR to a Stelvio NTX for touring. I also have a KTM 990 for even further off road.

Bottom line- buy what your intended use is. 21" fronts, limited wind protection (KTM990)...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
+1...it will take some time to get back to normal...

+1...it will take some time to get back to normal after a major ass pucker. It's worth it to sit back and contemplate the series of events. It will help you to process what you were doing and how to...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
Ohhhh....I didn't know about those. Cool!

Ohhhh....I didn't know about those. Cool!
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
I would suggest a Pelican case. Either a hardback...

I would suggest a Pelican case. Either a hardback like the 1075 that is stuffed into another vessel, or a dedicated case to remove like the 1490 or 1495. The 'remove' part will require getting...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,651
Posted By kirb
One up value to do anything anywhere- Vstrom 650 ...

One up value to do anything anywhere- Vstrom 650
Two up value- Vstrom 1000

Best do everything rocket- 'strada 1200
Unproven rocket- Aprilia Capo

Pretty damn good all around fully loaded...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,261
Posted By kirb
Guzzi Stelvio NTX- More GSA than Duc, but there...

Guzzi Stelvio NTX- More GSA than Duc, but there are a little loyal happy group of us...who stop every 2nd fuel up.

KTM1190- I don't buy 1st year bikes until all the problems are sorted. The 990 I...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
At least you have a chance to get that fine bike...

At least you have a chance to get that fine bike rally food...Walking around with a turkey leg...like it's a renaissance fair.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,782
Posted By kirb
The FJR I had felt new at 30k miles and wouldn't...

The FJR I had felt new at 30k miles and wouldn't think twice about riding it anywhere. The bike would have gone 100k easy with minimal work. It could have been the easiest bike to own that I ever...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
no worries, they race delivery trucks over there....

no worries, they race delivery trucks over there. Shouldn't be a problem.
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
Here is the backstory on Hella: ...

Here is the backstory on Hella:

Unfortunately we do not manufacture spare parts for this. We only sell these in complete kits to our distributors and retailers. However, we do have distributors...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,821
Posted By kirb
Another independent performance test of HD,...

Another independent performance test of HD, Victory, Guzzi (with some BMWs)

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/VehicleTestBook2014_448152_7.pdf
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
I have all the parts for the Aux lamp plug and...

I have all the parts for the Aux lamp plug and play fuse mod. PM me if you want to get in line for a set. I have enough for 10 sets. I suspect they will be $20 shipped in the US. PM only, please....
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
I'd try twisted throttle (SW mototech importer,...

I'd try twisted throttle (SW mototech importer, maker of the bags) and see what they can do. Usually you need a SWM part number to get them to help out.

SWM might be able to get you a part number....
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
I had a hacked up door kick plate that I needed a...

I had a hacked up door kick plate that I needed a last minute chunk of aluminum sitting under the bench. I used a hole saw to rough-cut the diameter I needed, ground the edges down to get close, and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 257,946
Posted By kirb
For any other keys that might be on the key...

For any other keys that might be on the key chain:
http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/05/other-items-that-i-use-not-really-mods.html
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
My blog page listed above shows the Powerlet...

My blog page listed above shows the Powerlet conversion. I would consider putting the powerlet in and using a powerlet to USB charger in a tank bag like this one:...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,581
Posted By kirb
My '99 Buell cyclone was denied warranty by the...

My '99 Buell cyclone was denied warranty by the purchasing dealer for burning 1 quart of oil every 1k miles. They tried the 'not using HD oil' trick (used the MM warranty act- 'where's my free...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,928
Posted By kirb
Just about anyone can get these answers via email...

Just about anyone can get these answers via email if they bothered to ask, but someone did:
http://roadprose.com/2014/05/20/an-exclusive-conversation-with-motus-president-lee-conn/
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
I think it is the forward surface area of the...

I think it is the forward surface area of the signal being too small....I think.
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
That bike is like a punch in the face...Too much...

That bike is like a punch in the face...Too much of just about everything. It was made for the 5 people in the world good enough to ride it like it was meant to be ridden.
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,301
Posted By kirb
Everything not engine related should be the same....

Everything not engine related should be the same. The mirrors, bars, etc are interchangeable, but different. Seat, body, tank (I think), and much everything else is the same. The aftermarket should...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By kirb
My GF says the same thing. NTX is the most...

My GF says the same thing. NTX is the most comfortable she has been on a bike.
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
Hehe...I pay my young CAD guy $20 for any new...

Hehe...I pay my young CAD guy $20 for any new drawing that he does over lunch, I try to sneak laser cuts in with other orders to cut cost, I sit in the pinball repair shop (my basement) and make fuse...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
Thanks to all of you who purchased one and I am...

Thanks to all of you who purchased one and I am pleased that they are working as well as mine did for me. I was testing my local laser cutter and made racks for my KTM and NTX. I also made a one-off...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By kirb
This is going to get booted to classifieds, but...

This is going to get booted to classifieds, but think about Wild Guzzi as well...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By kirb
Some Mfg's can't do some mods (pipes, tuning,...

Some Mfg's can't do some mods (pipes, tuning, etc).
Some use 5'0" tall people to size the bike ergos and windscreen
Some MFG just have shitty design teams/bean counters.

Bike owners can be...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,301
Posted By kirb
Give me a shout if you want some tips on...

Give me a shout if you want some tips on remapping for decel pop. I have a 4V with a mistral can, no DB killer. I started with a power commander V (for sale if you like), but took it off now that...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,740
Posted By kirb
FJR had an electronic clutch/button shifter...

FJR had an electronic clutch/button shifter version that didn't seem to sell well, but the owners like them. Not really a true automatic.

Honda's dual clutch is as close to a true motorcycle trans...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 1,329,837
Posted By kirb
The rear rack solo (AF1 sells this rack on their...

The rear rack solo (AF1 sells this rack on their web site):
http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/04/rear-rack-installation.html

Rear rack tweaked for a SWM topcase (No requests for one of these...
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