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Old 05-30-2012, 01:07 PM   #2281
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Oh oh! Wonder how a short fat old guy is gonna pick it up?
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that's what this tall, old guy is planning on using


I saw that video a few days ago, the part about the brakes got my attention at first.... but then I realized those guys were riding a nutzo pace and probably needed a panic stop enough times that the bikes bulk eventually took it's toll on stopping distance.

I enjoyed the video, and nothing really swayed me one way or the other....I knew it was heavy, comfy, not a KTM 990 S.... ....and perfect for a lot of what I'm gonna use it for.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:38 PM   #2282
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In case you guys haven't seen this video. Pretty entertaining comparo of the Multistrada 1200S, Stelvio NTX, and KTM 990 Dakar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=VvHg63wGQfc

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Maybe if the guy took his dress off, it'd be easier for him to pick it up. I've dropped mine a bunch (even in the snow) and haven't had any trouble picking it up.

Between the side cases and crash bars, it doesn't even fall that far over.

I noticed he couldn't pick the Multistrudel up either.

Funny, this doesn't look like a cruise down the strip in Las Vegas...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOwRSYDWd4M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNNu-...eature=related

http://www.stelvio2stelvio.it/
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:42 AM   #2283
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This from my dealer today....apparently they have arrived in the Port of Houston.

Not sure what the mirror thing is about - the pictures I've seen don't show turn signals in the mirrors.

"I got a call that yours is leaving the port in Texas today.
I expect it toward the end of next week, so you should plan to pick it up on Sat.
There is a possible hangup. Something about the mirrors, not sure exactly what the issue is.
If the mirrors are missing I have a set. And it is not just yours, all of the bikes.
I think they said some wiring is missing, we will see when it arrives
and if it is just the mirrors not an issue at all. Cross your fingers."
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:08 AM   #2284
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The mirrors with the directionals in them suck anyway. Your first order of business should be to have Todd replace them with the 1200 Sport mirrors and the Euro directionals. Much sexier.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:14 AM   #2285
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The mirrors with the directionals in them suck anyway. Your first order of business should be to have Todd replace them with the 1200 Sport mirrors and the Euro directionals. Much sexier.

Yeah, I didn't like the stock mirrors either. Heavy and flopped around on rough dirt roads.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:53 AM   #2286
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The mirrors with the directionals in them suck anyway. Your first order of business should be to have Todd replace them with the 1200 Sport mirrors and the Euro directionals. Much sexier.
I should have saved the 1200 Sport mirrors.....though I wasn't all that crazy about them, they were ok.

The dealer did just confirm the turn signals ARE in the mirrors, (DOT compliance) - and he did the Euro signal/mirror swap on his 2009 Stelvio.
He still has the mirrors, so I will be doing that swap myself it appears.

I'm just happy that the other 99.8% of the bike is gonna be here next week
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #2287
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Houston they have arrived (In Houston anyway)
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:43 AM   #2288
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MPH's Facebook page shows an NTX fresh out of the wrapper!
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:57 AM   #2289
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MPH's Facebook page shows an NTX fresh out of the wrapper!
That answers the question about where the turn signals are, with those fairing blanks.

mine left Houston day before yesterday on a truck headed this way....
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:59 AM   #2290
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Thankfully it's a super easy conversion and makes the bike look soooo much better.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #2291
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The mirrors with the directionals in them suck anyway. Your first order of business should be to have Todd replace them with the 1200 Sport mirrors and the Euro directionals. Much sexier.
+1

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Old 06-02-2012, 12:55 PM   #2292
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My driveway earlier - - I'm very impressed with this bike





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Old 06-02-2012, 03:07 PM   #2293
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Can those fairing blanks where the signal lights should go, be removed?
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:15 PM   #2294
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Can those fairing blanks where the signal lights should go, be removed?


My dealer ordered the Euro turn signal kit w/ Aprilia mirrors, it should be here about the same time my bike arrives next week.

I think Guzzi may have a genuine winner on their hands with this bike.
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My driveway earlier - - I'm very impressed with this bike





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