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Forum: Beasts 02-12-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11,618
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Posted By vivo
The roller lifters, heated grips, big tank,...

The roller lifters, heated grips, big tank, narrow rear wheel, the improved fork legs, the improved cam profile, all are nice to have. Is it worth it would depend on your deal and pocket. The...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,236
Posted By vivo
Aprilia Caponord. Its good two up, I had one that...

Aprilia Caponord. Its good two up, I had one that I paid $4100.00 and it had only 2000 miles on it! You might not find that kind of deal but I think the bike might work for you? Vstrom is an option...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
My stelvio has the same roughness in that range,...

My stelvio has the same roughness in that range, throttle bodies are perfect, its harmonics. My griso did not have this. Riding around it helps.

Vivo
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,425,222
Posted By vivo
I owned a 955 Speedtriple for 9 years. The last...

I owned a 955 Speedtriple for 9 years. The last two years of ownership I felt I need a change. The triple is a great engine! I say, its best when riding hard. Diddle along at 30mph and it drones like...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
I have em in my lights... peace of mind. .. ...

I have em in my lights... peace of mind. ..

I'm going to fill my rubber cups with clear silicone to hold the wires in suspension and keep them from rubbing around.

Vivo
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,739
Posted By vivo
When I think of a scrambler, historically...

When I think of a scrambler, historically speaking, they are closely related to a street version.
IF the v7 scrambler had a worthy suspension, different bars, high pipes, heavy rack to accept gear,...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,062
Posted By vivo
Pluric... No doubt yamaha has some nice...

Pluric...

No doubt yamaha has some nice bikes! Maybe customer service has improved but the bad taste remains...

I can't say I missed yamaha when I owned my speedtriple for nine years or my...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,739
Posted By vivo
I think at 10k it will sell IF the suspension...

I think at 10k it will sell IF the suspension works, an aftermarket rack and luggage is offered, and thr bike has some off road ability. Seriously, how difficult is that to make happen?

Vivo
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
DanKatchpel... Brilliant! :clap The luggage...

DanKatchpel...

Brilliant! :clap The luggage plates you made came today, superb quality and finish, couldn't be more pleased!!! Actually much nicer than stuff commerically made...

It is...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,739
Posted By vivo
Its almost stupid not to build this bike. First,...

Its almost stupid not to build this bike. First, very little modification to a v7 is needed. Second, even if interest is considered modest, it will bring new people to guzzi, those same
People may...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,062
Posted By vivo
Assuming the engine to be bullet-proof is all...

Assuming the engine to be bullet-proof is all well and good... to say Jspanese bikes are faultless in first year production is folly. You might not be so pleased with warping rotors, keyless...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Sarasota is pretty cool, no mountians...

Sarasota is pretty cool, no mountians though...that's sad. My first little ride is going to be to Key West. I'll make certain to post a photo of me and the Stelvio enjoying a tropical cocktail in...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,062
Posted By vivo
If the engine is substantially altered or a new...

If the engine is substantially altered or a new design I might be cautious. I'm not so informed on the new strom, looks good I will say.

Vivo
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Hey guys... I'm going to relocate to...

Hey guys...

I'm going to relocate to Sarasota Florida in a few months. I'm looking to meet other Guzzi folk or like-minded riders or other marquees. Anyone here in the Sarasota, Venice, Northport...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By vivo
Easy.... set a budget first. List bikes in that...

Easy.... set a budget first. List bikes in that price range, list bikes YOU think interest you. Define your needs for the bike. Check posts on models you have interest in. Ride one or two and when...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,425,222
Posted By vivo
Wow , that french journalist video is crazy... ...

Wow , that french journalist video is crazy... not only does he dump the bike at 4 miles per hour he drops it off a cliff while riding it down for the big crunch!!! Soft luggage might survive but...
Forum: Face plant 11-23-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 629,140
Posted By vivo
I didn't know Dale, I sure hope he is well and so...

I didn't know Dale, I sure hope he is well and so Dale, if you read this, , just know that people here care about you. .

I'm always impressed at the bond motorcyclists share. It is something...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Danketchpel... Scrambler is what I'm getting...

Danketchpel...

Scrambler is what I'm getting next too. I do miss my griso.... the stelvio is just so much more useful than my griso was and yet has a similar feel. I suppose I might get a v7 sport...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Jet... Then get a guzzi! I didn't get a...

Jet...

Then get a guzzi! I didn't get a guzzi until 2009. The stelvio is my 3rd.

Vivo
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Ohhh.... beauty is in the eye of the beholder but...

Ohhh.... beauty is in the eye of the beholder but the Yammi looks cheap, especially the triple tree/ bar finish... of course it is only my opinion...but looks are subjective aren't they?

Can't...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
I had the Griso and its a great bike, so much so...

I had the Griso and its a great bike, so much so I bought my stelvio without a demo ride. Both are addicting machines and handle well but I wanted the utility of the stelvio this time around and the...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Yep, seats either fit or never fit and I just...

Yep, seats either fit or never fit and I just hate this seat. I love that its narrow in the front, I hate the flat rear and the pressure on my butt is too centered between my legs and it reminds me...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Okok how about this crappy stock seat that hurts...

Okok how about this crappy stock seat that hurts my butt.... I need something that supports my butt cheeks and NOT my prostrate What are my options? Loved my Griso seat but the Stelvios just...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Karlfitt... First advise... get a test ride...

Karlfitt...

First advise... get a test ride on every bike you are considering. If in doubt go back again and test ride one last tine. What feels good to me might not to you.

I am serious...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Installed the Speed Edge slip on yesterday and it...

Installed the Speed Edge slip on yesterday and it fit without issue. The sound was similar to stock system at idle and actually not real loud under load. It does have a bit more growl when you get on...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21,889
Views: 6,425,222
Posted By vivo
An adventure scrambler sounds like a good idea....

An adventure scrambler sounds like a good idea. Maybe upgraded suspension good rack and hard cases with skid plate fitted. An extra gallon of fuel would be a bonus..

Vivo
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,000
Posted By vivo
Moto guzzi v7 or triumph scrambler! Or guzzi...

Moto guzzi v7 or triumph scrambler! Or guzzi griso... forget the idea that you should like the bike and get one you can love...
Sold an almost new kawasaki concours 14 because although capable it...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Black Powder coat or raw unfinished preferably is...

Black Powder coat or raw unfinished preferably is my vote

Vivo
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
tank ring

Hi Dan K

I am interested in the city bag and tank ring... was that from Twisted Throttle? Do you have yhe part numbers or order info? I plan of doing the same...

I ordered the Speed Edge slip...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Yep, if you make them, I would also want a set....

Yep, if you make them, I would also want a set. Nice job...

Vivo
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Xpadrex Which Guzzi did you actually demo? ...

Xpadrex

Which Guzzi did you actually demo? Griso isn't so different except the suspension is much stiffer feeling, not to say the Stelvio isn't firm.

Vivo
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Laser cut aluminum sounds like a great idea! I...

Laser cut aluminum sounds like a great idea! I would also like to position the bags lower and back, especially back as my girlfriend's legs are pinned in position making it difficult for her to open...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By vivo
which Tiger? 800 , explorer, 1050 solo?...

which Tiger? 800 , explorer, 1050

solo? two up? I would think the 1050 provides a better solution, more comfort and suspension travel, better luggage options than the FZr. That would be my...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,022
Posted By vivo
I'm not certain the market is driven by adventure...

I'm not certain the market is driven by adventure bikes? Harley sells an awful lot of cruisers. Ido think sportbike sales have fallen off , certainly. Adventure bikes are getting a lot of press. ...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
I would love a pair... if they are a go, I will...

I would love a pair... if they are a go, I will take a set...

Vivo
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
I would buy those inline fuse links! Nice... ...

I would buy those inline fuse links! Nice...

Vivo
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,942
Posted By vivo
Usually I straddle the bike with both feet on the...

Usually I straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and gently rock it side to side with no hands on the bars. If you can't tell the balance is wayyyyy different on an Explorer and Multi you...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,466
Posted By vivo
Regarding cost of a bike and ownership cost, I...

Regarding cost of a bike and ownership cost, I agree for me it matters. The Multi and the GS are expensive bikes and ownership costs aren't cheap either. I picked the Stelvio NTX because it has...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,022
Posted By vivo
We have all read enough to know how these bikes...

We have all read enough to know how these bikes work. It would be cool to see a BIG shoot off but why bother? In terms of actual user preferences, to some extent, it really doesn't matter. I bought a...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,818
Posted By vivo
Like that bit of Orange. I first ordered the...

Like that bit of Orange. I first ordered the Orange bike but changed to black. I thought I would have wanted the faring to match but just that extra bit makes a difference.

Enjoy the bike!

Vivo
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