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Old 10-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #3121
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If you're so inclined and don't want to hunt for parts, Pete Roper makes a kit that bolts right on. You can find it by searching on Guzzitech.com
http://forum.guzzitech.com/forum/196/5381.html
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #3122
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Riding in the rain is almost unavoidable. Even water crossings can be expected on some rides.

I'd love to see how it's done. Plz let us know what parts are involved. I'm also curious how you remove that breather vent on the CARC.
http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php...sa=view;id=848

I've got a PM to Silver Goose to see if he still does this kit on wildguzzi
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:54 PM   #3123
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I haven't learned how to do that yet. The word description is the best I can do.
I guess I was confusing your post with Boxermoose's. He was going to post pix later.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #3124
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Sweet, hope you like it.

Take off Guzzi plastic cover (4 self-tap screws), put black nylon washers between rack and bike, button head screws from top, put flat washers and nylocks on the bottom. Take pic!
Put mine on and it took 10 minutes.




I'm not a fan of top boxes, but occasionally the wife will ride pillion and she likes the back support of a box. I'll use some longer bolts to temporarily mount this box (from Underwater Kinetics) on top of the new rack.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #3125
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Fresh drained - I changed fluid a couple days before my trip - so say 2 weeks old

I had hoped this was just internet hype

I did 2 passes in heavy rain in CO - maybe the pressure change due to elevation and rain - but on the way home, an 800 mile day..probably 450 hundred miles were in very heavy rain also at high speed (I-10)

I'm letting it settle out for a few days to see if I can see how much water there really is - right now I'd guess +/- 20ml, or about a teaspoon and a half

Dealer suggested doing the Peter Roper mod


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Old 10-02-2012, 05:33 PM   #3126
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That photo is proof positive that there is an issue with the OEM vent. I installed Pete Roper's kit but have not put it to a serious test yet since my trips have been mostly rain free. The kit is slick, all stainless, and well out of sight. It is a close fit to the rear brake disk, maybe 3/8" clearance. You can make up your own kit for a lot less $$$ but Pete's is my choice because it looks OEM. I'd have to point it out to the casual observer.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:40 PM   #3127
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Put mine on and it took 10 minutes.




I'm not a fan of top boxes, but occasionally the wife will ride pillion and she likes the back support of a box. I'll use some longer bolts to temporarily mount this box (from Underwater Kinetics) on top of the new rack.
That's a slick setup!
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #3128
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Stelvio NTX Arrived Today!

Nice guy from Texas arrived at my house this afternoon with a delivery from MPH Cycle. After an all to short ride this evening when I finnaly could get away I am already in love. Pics to follow soon.

Boxermoose: My recently departed, but much loved, V11 Sport had a vent fitted on the back of the transmission. Just short of being protected by the sub fender from rain water coming off the rear tire at speed. Got home after my first two day run in very rainy weather. The trans was full of what looked like milk. It took three flushings with clean gear lube to get it all out. I fasioned an extension out of small diameter heater hose to deflect the water and not block the vent function. Thanks for the tip, I will be looking at my new rear drive vent before doing any wet runnings.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:14 AM   #3129
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My recently departed, but much loved, V11 Sport had a vent fitted on the back of the transmission.
I did pull the plug on the gearbox as well but the oil still looked as new
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:50 AM   #3130
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Narrower panniers?

Hello all!
I have fallen in love with the Stelvio and am considering to invest.
But with the standard NTX panniers she really is too wide (fat assed) for me.
At my home, I drive in through a 100 cm port, and besides I do a lot of lane splitting.
So, I really need something narrower.
Can anybody recommend an alternative set of panniers which
would make my life with the Stelvio possible.
Pictures would be very welcome.
Thank you very much,
-DTB
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:59 AM   #3131
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But with the standard NTX panniers she really is too wide (fat assed) for me.
At my home, I drive in through a 100 cm port, and besides I do a lot of lane splitting.
So, I really need something narrower.C-DTB
I believe that there are standard plastic panniers which mount to the street version - the NTX still has those mounting slots in the bodywork - but I have no idea how much slimmer it would be
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:04 AM   #3132
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:14 AM   #3133
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The plastic bags are quite a bit narrower as the left one is actually molded to go around the exhaust. At least on the early ones.

Here's a some pictures of the one we rented in Italy to give you a little idea of the width. Sorry I didn't have a straight on shot from the back, but they were considerably narrower than the Trax bags on mine. Good luck.





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Old 10-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #3134
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Hello all!
I have fallen in love with the Stelvio and am considering to invest.
But with the standard NTX panniers she really is too wide (fat assed) for me.
At my home, I drive in through a 100 cm port, and besides I do a lot of lane splitting.
So, I really need something narrower.
Can anybody recommend an alternative set of panniers which
would make my life with the Stelvio possible.
Pictures would be very welcome.
Thank you very much,
-DTB
I'm in the same boat and fixed the day-to-day riding/parking/lane splitting issue with a top box. I needed a top box anyway for touring (and to keep the Missus attached to the seat ), so for daily use I leave the panniers off and just put my work items in the top box.

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:13 AM   #3135
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Hello all!
I have fallen in love with the Stelvio and am considering to invest.
But with the standard NTX panniers she really is too wide (fat assed) for me.
At my home, I drive in through a 100 cm port, and besides I do a lot of lane splitting.
So, I really need something narrower.
Can anybody recommend an alternative set of panniers which
would make my life with the Stelvio possible.

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so for daily use I leave the panniers off

I never have the panniers on unless I'm on a road trip and need the space....otherwise it's a Wolfman Rainier tankbag for incidentals.
I sure wouldn't let that be a reason to not buy a great bike!
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