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Old 04-07-2013, 12:19 PM   #4501
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AcronymDefinition
NTXNeutralized Transport Experiment
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:02 PM   #4502
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I finally got to spend some time on the Stelvio last week, 4 days riding in perfect weather, after a short test ride in January, and a 45 minute ride home in freezing rain in February.
Congrats! And it's a black '09 one, the nicest there is! (I might be biased, my Diva seems to be the twin sister of yours )

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:08 PM   #4503
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Good afternoon



And finally a bike that my ADV plate will fit on.




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Old 04-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #4504
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New NTX blog

I started an NTX blog on my 2012 here:
http://stelvio-ntx.blogspot.com/

I started a new one with more descriptive mods on my 2013 here:
http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/

More to come...
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:54 PM   #4505
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Replace the rear tire at 3K miles?

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I had to replace the rear tire on my 13 this morning. With 3000 miles, it still looked good when I left Texas for Spencer Iowa Wednesday. At 4000, it was toast so I stopped by the Sioux City BMW dealer and they replaced the Pirelli with a Tourance and I road out into the cold rain on a brand new rear tire and lived to tell the tale.

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There is something wrong here. I have 7400+ miles on my original rear tire and could probably go another 500 or so before I hit the wear bars. I guess I'm just too easy on the old girl. This on a '12 NTX. I'm running 42 psi on the rear.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:04 PM   #4506
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There is something wrong here. I have 7400+ miles on my original rear tire and could probably go another 500 or so before I hit the wear bars. I guess I'm just too easy on the old girl. This on a '12 NTX. I'm running 42 psi on the rear.
I thought it was a bit odd as well; maybe he just rides like a maniac. Otherwise it sounds like a bad tire.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:30 PM   #4507
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I thought it was a bit odd as well; maybe he just rides like a maniac. Otherwise it sounds like a bad tire.
+1

7k on first and almost 7k on second & still in good shape. I think the first wore a bit faster in the TX summer heat
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #4508
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NTX is a name they used previously a few decades ago for a small block (?) on/off road bike, so I guess they're giving the Stelvio a heritage with by adding the NTX moniker.
I saw NTX referred to as No Limits
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:42 PM   #4509
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There is something wrong here. I have 7400+ miles on my original rear tire and could probably go another 500 or so before I hit the wear bars. I guess I'm just too easy on the old girl. This on a '12 NTX. I'm running 42 psi on the rear.
We have some pretty abrasive asphalt in my neck of the woods and way too many long, straight roads with 90 degree turns. I've run RP2's and 3's on the GSA and at 6k the rear is toast. That's about where the original Tourance bites the dust too.

I do push it down the road a bit above speed limits so out here that means 80 or 85 mph and when I do find a curve or two I generally push it pretty hard. Since we have so few twisties locally, the ones we do have seem to have very conservative speed limits. My rule of thumb is to double the posted limit as long as I stay below triple digits. Keep in mind this is on familiar, very isolated roads with good sight lines through the curves.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:28 AM   #4510
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There is something wrong here. I have 7400+ miles on my original rear tire and could probably go another 500 or so before I hit the wear bars. I guess I'm just too easy on the old girl. This on a '12 NTX. I'm running 42 psi on the rear.
I'm convinced most tire wear occurs in the corners. The contact patch has to "squirm" it's way though a curved path. I'm easy on the throttle and brakes but feel lucky to get 4k miles out of a rear. I have lots of corners.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:34 PM   #4511
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All my tyre wear comes from burning up the gravel. Maximum tyre life of a Continental TKC is 1500 miles. Absolutely love it though. Seriously fun bike. Ride it hard and it rewards you!
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:49 PM   #4512
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:08 PM   #4513
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:49 PM   #4514
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NTX

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Old 04-09-2013, 04:37 PM   #4515
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Wheels...?

Has anyone ridden to old, 180 rear tyred Stelvio AND a 150 sectioned one? I'm wondering what the handling characteristics are on the road, with a view to maybe changing to the 150 wheels. Ta!
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