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Old 06-08-2012, 09:29 AM   #2326
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Those fog lights look like they could be in danger if the bikes tips over. Can they be moved inside the guard a little more to protect them?
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:03 AM   #2327
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:51 AM   #2328
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I put TKC80's on my Stelvio for the winter. A 600 pounder for playing off-road. Ha Ha Ha, what a handful.

Blakebird, full steam ahead when you that thing off-road!
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:50 PM   #2329
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Look forward to riding it at night to see how good all those lights are
Be interesting to see if they kept the old arrangement of only one headlight connected for high-beams. Never did understand that action.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:12 PM   #2330
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Be interesting to see if they kept the old arrangement of only one headlight connected for high-beams. Never did understand that action.
Both lights go hi-lo - best lit bike I've ever had
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #2331
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Be interesting to see if they kept the old arrangement of only one headlight connected for high-beams. Never did understand that action.
nope.
both are lit on low, both on high. Probably an H4 bulb x2.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:04 PM   #2332
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Seat adjustment

Hello,

Could someone weigh on on the seat height design? Today while riding with the seat high it dropped at a stop light, then I removed the seat and noticed the plastic lock bar towards the front of the seat on the underside was cracked all the way through. It is the part that the Toung from the tank area slides into, low or high slot. So does the front of the seat get its support from that device or the plastic blocks underneath? It seems like I now only have the low position...

Appreciate any assistance here.

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Old 06-09-2012, 07:22 PM   #2333
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Hello,

Could someone weigh on on the seat height design? Today while riding with the seat high it dropped at a stop light, then I removed the seat and noticed the plastic lock bar towards the front of the seat on the underside was cracked all the way through. It is the part that the Toung from the tank area slides into, low or high slot. So does the front of the seat get its support from that device or the plastic blocks underneath? It seems like I now only have the low position...

Appreciate any assistance here.

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If it is a 2012 us model - the 4 rubber step blocks face the same way - either all with the high part forward or all with the high part facing backward - to set hi or low position

Far as I can see the seat has tongues under the tank and the rear seat provides the positive retention and the rubber step blocks are load bearing
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:40 PM   #2334
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sounds like maybe you didn't get the tongue piece located properly, and it cracked after having weight applied for a while?

tough to know from your description, but I know the basic arrangement you're talking about. I've had my seats on and off a dozen times, and haven't had any trouble getting it in the right place - but you do kind of slide it forward and feel it go into place.

I rode mine home from the dealer on Thursday night, and today (Saturday) I dropped it back off with 560 miles on it for the first service.
Lunch ride to Steamboat Springs with a couple of riding buddies.

It took a long day on the bike to really be able to form an opinion on stuff so early....but man, is this thing great at covering distances at a good clip.



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Old 06-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #2335
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sounds like maybe you didn't get the tongue piece located properly, and it cracked after having weight applied for a while?

tough to know from your description, but I know the basic arrangement you're talking about. I've had my seats on and off a dozen times, and haven't had any trouble getting it in the right place - but you do kind of slide it forward and feel it go into place.

I rode mine home from the dealer on Thursday night, and today (Saturday) I dropped it back off with 560 miles on it for the first service.
Lunch ride to Steamboat Springs with a couple of riding buddies.

It took a long day on the bike to really be able to form an opinion on stuff so early....but man, is this thing great at covering distances at a good clip.



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How is the engine heat at speed . . . . do you feel any at all with the cyclinder heads so close to your legs? How about around town? My ST1300 was originally incredibly hot, while the GS is so cool to ride. Your Stelvio is absoultey beautiful
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #2336
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I rode mine home from the dealer on Thursday night, and today (Saturday) I dropped it back off with 560 miles on it for the first service.
Not that it matters much either way - but the owners manual shows first service at 900 miles (my service icon came on today at 944 miles) or 1500km
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:18 AM   #2337
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If it is a 2012 us model - the 4 rubber step blocks face the same way - either all with the high part forward or all with the high part facing backward - to set hi or low position

Far as I can see the seat has tongues under the tank and the rear seat provides the positive retention and the rubber step blocks are load bearing
Thank you, so the blocks must be able to be removed and turned 180 degrees,,,,I will look closer at my 2012. Appreciate the quick response
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:21 AM   #2338
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Hi Folks,
I'm not a regular to this thread but like these stelvio's alot. Looks like there is a street adventure stelvio

comming.http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rumo...ke-spy-photos/

I hope they design it abit before it goes on sale. Great for those of us stuck between a Griso or a stelvio could it be a "Grelvio"

I'm interested.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:22 AM   #2339
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How is the engine heat at speed . . . . do you feel any at all with the cyclinder heads so close to your legs? How about around town? My ST1300 was originally incredibly hot, while the GS is so cool to ride. Your Stelvio is absoultey beautiful
Love the pic, and the help with the seat. I changed my oil yesterday at 250....then will take to the dealer at 600. Yes, this is a fast scoot, love it and the almost Stealth Bomber look to it!
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:34 AM   #2340
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How is the engine heat at speed . . . . do you feel any at all with the cyclinder heads so close to your legs? How about around town? My ST1300 was originally incredibly hot, while the GS is so cool to ride.
My ST1300 was a heat sink too, but that was accumulated heat from the motor soaking into the tank and not really having good venting to move the air through.

The first hour's ride was in traffic on a hot day with a new motor...so it was a bit toasty - but sitting at a light on a hot day, idling in heavy riding gear is rarely a pleasant time on any bike. This engine layout isn't really any worse heatwise than other bikes in that scenario.
Heat is heat and you want to be moving so you don't bathe in it

When moving, it's like any other bike. We covered around 430 miles yesterday and the only heat related discomfort was from wearing leathers and a heavy jacket once we got back down in elevation to 100F temps on the front range. But everyone was hot, not just me.




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Not that it matters much either way - but the owners manual shows first service at 900 miles (my service icon came on today at 944 miles) or 1500km
It doesn't really matter at all....it's a matter of timing and when I could get it done and when they could get to it.

There's no magic to the interval, you just want to give things a good look and check valve lash.
I usually do my own first services but there's a few things I want a trained Guzzi eye looking at early on (throttle body synch, valves, etc).
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