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Old 04-01-2012, 11:30 AM   #2176
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I bought a 2009 Stelvio from a privite sellers in Seattle,Wa. The bike was sold at great price and had been serviced by Moto International, by the way a great dealer/service company. I rode from Seattle to Alma, Ar., 2183 miles. I filled the tank about every 120 miles, carried a 1 gal RotoPax in the left pannier and never worried about running out of fuel. I do think the fuel mileage would have been much better without the panniers, but it is what it is, a old man's dual purpose bike. My average speed(moving) for the 38.24 hr trip came in at 64.2 mph. The bike was smooth, used no oil to speak of and ran without a hiccup,except for the spark plug wire cap that shorted out. Cap fixed no other trouble at all.

Best test ride I have ever taken.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:18 PM   #2177
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If it hasn't been done already, you'll want to change the plug boots to the NGK's. Todd at Guzzitech stocks them. The stock ones get funky in the rain and are an odd design.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:23 AM   #2178
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Spark plug boots

Thanks, Micha, at Moto International, had set me up with two spare plug wires. Worked out great,but was a P.I.T.A. to find and fit the new wires onto the coil outputs. Have you noticed failures like this never happen at the shop, I changed the wires in the rain at about 38f. Priceless.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:22 AM   #2179
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #2180
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Welcome to the "Will May ever come" club
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:12 PM   #2181
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Like Henry Ford said....I can have it in whatever color I want, as long as it's black


The first bike is in the paperwork pipeline...the second one is a month later and could probably spec'd as a burnt orange one....but matte black is ok by me.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #2182
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Nice choice, you are going to like that bike. One by one BMW is losing ground.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:19 AM   #2183
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Like Henry Ford said....I can have it in whatever color I want, as long as it's black


The first bike is in the paperwork pipeline...the second one is a month later and could probably spec'd as a burnt orange one....but matte black is ok by me.
The picture is of the Amazon green version, which my dealer tells me is the same shade as the Tenni green Griso. I'm keen to see it in daylight because it looks too bland in the pictures.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:56 AM   #2184
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The picture is of the Amazon green version, which my dealer tells me is the same shade as the Tenni green Griso. I'm keen to see it in daylight because it looks too bland in the pictures.
Yes it is, though I think it's more matte than the shiny Tenni SE Griso color.
The only reason I pasted that image is because it's the biggest and clearest image I could find of a 2012 NTX.

It's my understanding that color is not for the U.S. market, just black and the burnt orange.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #2185
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...same in Oz; only black (NTX) and Orange (standard)

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Old 04-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #2186
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I like the green.

The Stelvio, the Griso, the Tenni, all these greens are a look back to the Guzzi V8 race bike.

Inorder to save the weight of paint, the V8 racer's aluminum dustbin fairing was chemically treated and that was the color it turned.

Did a quick google but failed to find the process.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #2187
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I like the green.

The Stelvio, the Griso, the Tenni, all these greens are a look back to the Guzzi V8 race bike.

Inorder to save the weight of paint, the V8 racer's aluminum dustbin fairing was chemically treated and that was the color it turned.

Did a quick google but failed to find the process.
Zinc-Chromate primer.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #2188
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I like the green.

The Stelvio, the Griso, the Tenni, all these greens are a look back to the Guzzi V8 race bike.

Inorder to save the weight of paint, the V8 racer's aluminum dustbin fairing was chemically treated and that was the color it turned.

Did a quick google but failed to find the process.
It might have been zinc chromate. It was commonly used on aluminum in aircraft and shipbuilding.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:02 AM   #2189
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It might have been zinc chromate. It was commonly used on aluminum in aircraft and shipbuilding.
Yeah, that's what I was just thinking. Years ago I worked adjacent to the Boeing 737 factory, and that was the color of the bits of the fuselage and wings before they were assembled and painted.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:01 PM   #2190
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Yes it is, though I think it's more matte than the shiny Tenni SE Griso color.
The only reason I pasted that image is because it's the biggest and clearest image I could find of a 2012 NTX.

It's my understanding that color is not for the U.S. market, just black and the burnt orange.
I pulled the trigger on a new NTX, due to arrive April/May and it is the Burnt Orange color. Never saw the NTX in that color but I confirmed with the dealer three times that it is in fact an orange NTX and made my deposit when they confirmed.

I can hardly wait!

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