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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By kirb
A short blog of things I did, stuff I found, and...

A short blog of things I did, stuff I found, and general items. Maintenance items to follow (valves, oils, guzzidiag, etc) after this riding season.

http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/

As SM...
Forum: Road Warriors Today, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 609,521
Posted By kirb
He should take a few notes from Ducati...

He should take a few notes from Ducati marketing...bring a bimbo model with you in a tight logo shirt to interact with the knuckle draggers holding cameras. Lee is there as backup to the people with...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,982
Posted By kirb
I am using a Guzzi Griso, Stelvio, and Ducati...

I am using a Guzzi Griso, Stelvio, and Ducati Diavel for my data points-

The diavel switchgear is ok, not great, but it should be better. The rest of the bike is very well thought out and built...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-19-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By kirb
Bring on Moto Morini! ...

Bring on Moto Morini!
http://www.motomorinimotorcycles.eu/?lang=en
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-19-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 1,938,654
Posted By kirb
I suspect the number is correct if you take off...

I suspect the number is correct if you take off all the crash bars, acc, and dump the fuel (dry or wet weight?). The other fluids, battery, and such are typical MFG games for saving weight.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,921
Posted By kirb
I my touring progression: Buell Cyclone >...

I my touring progression:
Buell Cyclone > ST1100 > FJR1300 > Guzzi Stelvio

The cyclone was the bike I had at the time and it was fun...but it also had no wind protection and was a chore to ride...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 277,225
Posted By kirb
This is an 8V, most likely the sweet Green...

This is an 8V, most likely the sweet Green bike/brown seat combo.

Assuming the bike was at regular idle ~1100 RPM, the oil light should never come on. 'leaned over' at walking speeds is no small...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 277,225
Posted By kirb
Drive lash is there, but shouldn't be excessive....

Drive lash is there, but shouldn't be excessive. Oil light is a concern...what oil is the owner using? The spec is 10W-60, not everyone makes it, and owner may sub something not quite correct he gets...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,856
Posted By kirb
Any of the sport touring rigs are decent. One...

Any of the sport touring rigs are decent. One would fit the bill for ~you~ better than the others, but you get to figure that out.

I prefer the ADV riding position. I had an FJR and moved on to a...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,442
Posted By kirb
The salvage title was described above. That does...

The salvage title was described above. That does create some 'issues' depending on your state and how it is defined.

Michigan also has scrap titles. The insurance determined the value to repair...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,442
Posted By kirb
Trade $3360 Retail $4625 A salvage title...

Trade $3360
Retail $4625

A salvage title will be below those numbers. $2500 tops, I suspect.

Getting loans on salvage title bikes is often difficult. Full insurance is also a problem (not like...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,832
Posted By kirb
Weight, power, long distance comfort (all...

Weight, power, long distance comfort (all chains):
+1 on the Multistrada 1200 (S or touring, same-same)
KTM SA- pretty much on par with the above (more so for 2015 Duc)
Caponord? Seems to hit on a...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 609,521
Posted By kirb
TRUTH! ...

TRUTH!
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x350/jtkirb/forum/motus_zpsvq4ltczi.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/jtkirb/media/forum/motus_zpsvq4ltczi.jpg.html)
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,678
Views: 713,011
Posted By kirb
Track Day! My Griso, a friend's RS125. The...

Track Day!

My Griso, a friend's RS125. The Griso isn't blowing the doors off of...well...anything, but it did fine and stayed upright the whole day (70 miles of track time)
...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 609,521
Posted By kirb
...or Motus edited the facebook post after I...

...or Motus edited the facebook post after I copied it here. 'Lie' sounds better in the troll world, I'm sure. Maybe I should start posting screen caps instead, chew up useless bandwidth, and give...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-27-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By kirb
Brand recognition is key. Triumph, Norton,...

Brand recognition is key. Triumph, Norton, Indian...they all have history that you cannot earn quickly enough. Buying the name and making a faithful product is better than no bike at all.

Polaris...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-27-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 609,521
Posted By kirb
Banned camp wasn't long enough for you? I...

Banned camp wasn't long enough for you?

I cut and paste a Motus related article from Facebook to here. Did you ever bother to take the same time used to bitch here and instead ask the Motus...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-27-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 1,938,654
Posted By kirb
AF1 has made getting these into owners hands MUCH...

AF1 has made getting these into owners hands MUCH easier for me. I'm not really set up to sell stuff on a person to person basis. It, I hope, works out for everyone.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-27-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 1,938,654
Posted By kirb
http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/05/fog-lamp-fu...

http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/05/fog-lamp-fuse-holder.html
They are very much needed if you want to run the aux lamps. It's just good insurance if the lamps short out (which has happened to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-27-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 1,938,654
Posted By kirb
Don't forget to pick up a set of my fuses and...

Don't forget to pick up a set of my fuses and rear rack from them...(have the guys bring them up from the NB store to Austin if that is where you are riding from)
Forum: Road Warriors 05-27-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 609,521
Posted By kirb
Facebook: Editor In Chief Marc Cook travelled...

Facebook:
Editor In Chief Marc Cook travelled to the Motus Motorcycles factory in Birmingham, Alabama to take a special ride on the 50-state California Air Resources Board-certified MST. Shipping to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-26-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,466
Posted By kirb
That number is amazing...I had a 990ADV for...

That number is amazing...I had a 990ADV for nearly 5 years and NEVER had anything close to that number. I did all the work myself, so there is that.

2 valve checks, fuel pump filters, new chain...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-26-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,636
Posted By kirb
...and those are flying off the showroom floors...

...and those are flying off the showroom floors after being discounted heavily. 3 people at our Sunday riding group bought FB6s within a month of each other...WAY discounted leftovers that were being...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-26-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,265
Posted By kirb
Setup most of the time now (tail bag, no tank...

Setup most of the time now (tail bag, no tank bag): http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/04/luggage-rack-bag-and-bobbins.html

I started with a rear rack for anything:...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 609,521
Posted By kirb
It's amazing what you find out when you take the...

It's amazing what you find out when you take the time to ask a question. Lee has always answered any question in detail that I asked.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,377
Posted By kirb
It's quite 205, but I'm sure he was referring to:...

It's quite 205, but I'm sure he was referring to:
http://www.affordablebeemerservices.com/Images/tob2.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 05-19-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,377
Posted By kirb
Not a Guzzi thing, but I suspect the center stand...

Not a Guzzi thing, but I suspect the center stand (like most Guzzi) is near the COG...twist throttle, rear wheel accelerates, bike tilts backwards, you now have a mess on your hands.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-19-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,377
Posted By kirb
The two shaft bikes I have (Guzzi CARC) are...

The two shaft bikes I have (Guzzi CARC) are single sided swing-arm style. Tire changes are cake.

The CARC also has a reaction arm that limits shaft jacking. Works quite well.

Every system has...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-16-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 1,938,654
Posted By kirb
I want to go camping, not gardening....:D I...

I want to go camping, not gardening....:D

I sneak protos in with rack runs because they cost me nearly nothing to try out something new. This was a quick try at a tool tube mount...I like it, but...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 1,938,654
Posted By kirb
Would require re-fabing the rack due to the...

Would require re-fabing the rack due to the mega's size. Could make universal. I'll have to look into that.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 1,938,654
Posted By kirb
I'm sure you could fit two tubes if you rotated...

I'm sure you could fit two tubes if you rotated the top tube parallel to the rack, but your limit there is the eye for the road going cases. You can see my tube nearly touching this eye. The lower...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-13-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 1,938,654
Posted By kirb
Prototype tool tube holder, stainless hardware,...

Prototype tool tube holder, stainless hardware, all mounted up. Minor mods to the rack for any that I may cut in the future. Thinking of gloss black powder coat, or maybe a flat black? Stainless...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-13-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 1,938,654
Posted By kirb
Have you plowed through the schematic before you...

Have you plowed through the schematic before you replace anything?
http://guzzitek.org/schemas_electriques/gb/1200/stelvio1200_4v/

This should not be hard to determine what is the problem...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-12-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,632
Posted By kirb
I had a 2012, a deer nearly punched my ticket. ...

I had a 2012, a deer nearly punched my ticket.
I bought a 2013 to replace, they are that good.

Check it out: http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-12-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 1,938,654
Posted By kirb
I was prototyping some parts with my laser cutter...

I was prototyping some parts with my laser cutter and they cut some of the topcase style rear racks for the Stelvio instead. The racks that allow you to mount the SW Motech topcase or use the rack to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-12-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 1,938,654
Posted By kirb
via AF1 racing: 887039 LH baffle $6.15 887040...

via AF1 racing:
887039 LH baffle $6.15
887040 RH baffle $6.15
Forum: Road Warriors 05-11-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 609,521
Posted By kirb
The owners will not care just like owners of...

The owners will not care just like owners of Bimota, for example, don't care.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-04-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,163,940
Posted By kirb
The bike can calculate the gear it's in by the...

The bike can calculate the gear it's in by the ratio of speed to RPM. It's usually turned off when you pull in the clutch or not moving. My guess is the 5 speed's final ratio is close enough to the 6...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-04-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 1,938,654
Posted By kirb
The highly technical process of developing new...

The highly technical process of developing new equipment...

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x350/jtkirb/forum/IMG_2273_zpsvp8mxv2f.jpg...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-30-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,658
Posted By kirb
Interesting...A MFG who specifies a single brand...

Interesting...A MFG who specifies a single brand of oil to maintain warranty must supply it for free. (Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act) They can require a specification to be met, but not a specific brand...
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