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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-22-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
This, and other mods: ...

This, and other mods:
http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/04/horn-upgrade.html
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By kirb
Like...uh...Y2K-ish. I wonder how they like...

Like...uh...Y2K-ish.

I wonder how they like the 50 mile range...and that butt ugly front end.
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,056
Posted By kirb
Have you considered a 1200 multistrada? The...

Have you considered a 1200 multistrada? The passengers I talk to like the comfort and you are hard pressed to find a bike with more HP, better handling for it's intended purpose, lighter weight, and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-20-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
I use a length of plastic tubing mounted to a...

I use a length of plastic tubing mounted to a ~36" long board in a 'U' shape with the verticals about 1-2" apart. Fill it with fork oil (or other fairly thin oil) so that the level is about 1.5' of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-19-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
One option is to buy the raw SW Motech rack hoops...

One option is to buy the raw SW Motech rack hoops from Twisted Throttle and have the mounts fabricated to the exact location you would like. You can bring them inboard, down, and back if that suits...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 490,014
Posted By kirb
Not to mention the engine designers were already...

Not to mention the engine designers were already pretty good with getting a lot out of the 8cyl versions. The engine is a proven design slightly modified for it's current use.

The high HP, low...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 490,014
Posted By kirb
From Facebook: Motus Motorcycles ...

From Facebook:

Motus Motorcycles

Certified! After almost 12 hours of instruction, we'd like to congratulate and thank the first class through MST/MSTR Level 1 Tech Training. What a great group...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-12-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
The 990 ADV is WAY better than the jackass that...

The 990 ADV is WAY better than the jackass that rides it. It's for the people who want to use an ADV bike the way it was supposed to. I still remember the dude in the jeep...'You rode THAT back here?...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-12-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
I REALLY was considering a 1200 Multi when the...

I REALLY was considering a 1200 Multi when the deer took out my 2012 NTX (and nearly me with it)...replaced it with a 2013 NTX and I am happy.

I needed that testasretta fix, so I bought a '11...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 490,014
Posted By kirb
Not really...

Not really...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-31-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
Agree on the above. I have not changed out the...

Agree on the above.
I have not changed out the pipe on the NTX, but the Griso came with an early Mistral that did not have a db killer. I found one, but didn't like the sound. Here is what I did to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 490,014
Posted By kirb
EB was speaking from experience. The S3T didn't...

EB was speaking from experience. The S3T didn't sell. This was the tuber era that ended in 2002. That was well before the FJR and during the older gen ST/Connie. The Sport touring rigs of that era...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 490,014
Posted By kirb
Eric Buell: 'No one buys sport tourers'... which...

Eric Buell: 'No one buys sport tourers'... which is why the S3T never made it past a tuber. Nearest since was a Uly. Buell was supposed to get the v-rod engine early on until it ended up being a over...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
Hit me up if you are interested (I am selling my...

Hit me up if you are interested (I am selling my proto you see here):
http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/07/revised-rear-rack-for-swm-topcase.html

It isn't going anywhere as long as the rack...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-27-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
From the drawing I am looking at (confirm with...

From the drawing I am looking at (confirm with voltmeter or test light)-

Blue- ground
G/V (yellow green) - brake light operated by front or rear brake switches
G/Gr (yellow grey) - rear running...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-27-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
Seat latch...goes down to the key on the left...

Seat latch...goes down to the key on the left side. Unlatches the rear seat for removal.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,647
Posted By kirb
I vote for this...V4 too techy for you? Dial it...

I vote for this...V4 too techy for you? Dial it back to an older twin Tuono.
Narrow, light, easy to ride. The twins have a lower buy-in.

The new liquid ducs are nice...diavel, monster, or even...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-24-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
Hint on crossing multi-year bike parts- go to AF1...

Hint on crossing multi-year bike parts- go to AF1 racing, look up the parts for the years in question, see if part number is the same.

AP8145035 LH Foot rests 2008-09
886185 LH Foot rests 2010...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,091
Posted By kirb
The energy generated from coal is far more...

The energy generated from coal is far more environmentally friendly than the equivalent tailpipes from cars. Conversion of coal to electric energy through motivation of an electric vehicle is FAR...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,442
Posted By kirb
I did a week long Michigan-white water...

I did a week long Michigan-white water rafting-Blue Ridge Parkway-Deal's gap run in 1999 on a Buell M2 cyclone...half of that trip in the rain. When it wasn't raining, I was camping. 10 hours in the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 490,014
Posted By kirb
...while attempting to maintain public interest,...

...while attempting to maintain public interest, investor support, dealer support, and a delivery schedule with no infrastructure to start with?
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 490,014
Posted By kirb
off the shelf? Re-using a KTM head light, high...

off the shelf? Re-using a KTM head light, high end suspenders, top end brakes, and known side cases is 'mostly' off the shelf now?

Amazing. New engine, new trans, new frame, new body, new display,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 246,166
Posted By kirb
Have a great holiday! ...

Have a great holiday!
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x350/jtkirb/Bike%20pics/1497919_10202061378929043_938019033_o_zps0ccd89d1.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By kirb
Heated grab rails will have to be...

Heated grab rails will have to be fabricated...not hard. Use standard bar grip heaters fabricated on a mount that fits your bike.

Not sure I have seen this as a product for sale.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
I can ride the NTX tank full to dry if I have to...

I can ride the NTX tank full to dry if I have to when riding solo. The seat is that comfortable. I usually skip every other fill when riding with others.

The norm is to stop twice per tank and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,404
Posted By kirb
They put a bike out, AGAIN, following HD history...

They put a bike out, AGAIN, following HD history (drag racing this time). They made a bike that (at the time) had Honda's VTX as the only bike in it's territory, but not for long. The engine is damn...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 51,205
Posted By kirb
I have a G11 with a Mistral can and Guzzidiag...

I have a G11 with a Mistral can and Guzzidiag mods...Not a ton extra HP anywhere, but it sounds nice and doesn't fart or pop.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 490,014
Posted By kirb
Motus put out job requests for engine assembly...

Motus put out job requests for engine assembly already...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-03-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
Everything you listed above is why the mileage is...

Everything you listed above is why the mileage is lower than expected.

Put some time on the bike and pull a fairly consistant, subsonic run, and you should see the mileage increase. It also gets...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 490,014
Posted By kirb
Not everyone can admit the Motus was not using...

Not everyone can admit the Motus was not using them as a target demo.

The target consumer doesn't look at the bike and compare it to anything else. The target demo gets it, pays for it, and will...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,700
Posted By kirb
Forums are great. They remind us that people like...

Forums are great. They remind us that people like the above exist.

I don't like GPS and use real maps, everyone should do what I do.
I don't listen to anything but the bike, everyone should do...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-24-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By kirb
The bikes with factory cruise, for the most part...

The bikes with factory cruise, for the most part these days, are going to be bikes that have throttle by wire. The software to add cruise is easy once you control the throttle.

Not sure if the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-23-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
I've had the Garmin Zumo/Touratech setup on my...

I've had the Garmin Zumo/Touratech setup on my FJR, KTM990, Stelvio...never a flaw with any of them. The Zumo is made for bikes. Vibration, water, fuel resistant. They are built very well and are...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,415
Posted By kirb
Honda could never live with a bike that makes the...

Honda could never live with a bike that makes the Griso cool. They would Hondaize it and take out all the Griso.

Some don't understand Guzzi...most of them have never spent any time with one.
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,415
Posted By kirb
It already is a damn good bike.

It already is a damn good bike.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12,095
Views: 1,660,784
Posted By kirb
Heated grips- I find the stockers not hot enough...

Heated grips- I find the stockers not hot enough when down in the 40's. Oxfords are the next option.

Fuse block- I have one of these to install which should keep the mess to a minumum-...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,639
Posted By kirb
Your plan is why Cali's call us 'fly over...

Your plan is why Cali's call us 'fly over states'. In your case, I'd be flying back.

How much cold weather have you traveled by bike? What do you consider cold? Heated gear isn't going to help...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 218,090
Posted By kirb
I have one of those. They work great. ...

I have one of those. They work great.
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x350/jtkirb/Bike%20pics/255574_4118209287840_549377596_n.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By kirb
Google could be your friend

Google could be your friend
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By kirb
google search and wiki shows us: The...

google search and wiki shows us:
The competition to create the fastest production motorcycle ended in a truce, after just over a century of one-upmanship by motorcycle manufacturers that began with...
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