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Old 10-22-2012, 04:02 PM   #3226
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I just got my mirrors/turn signal kit today. I hope they're as easy to install as you guys say because there are no instructions. I'm going to try mounting them today (right after I check the ground connections on my starter).
Assuming you're talking about a '12 model, they're plug and play, but taking the side panels apart to get the turn signal lens in place is a PITA. Guzzi used these "one time use" washers-from-hell that "bite" into plastic posts and hold the two pieces together. Don't bother trying to visualize it, you'll see exactly what I'm talking about once you get the side panels off.

Don't despair though! There's a bit of a trick to getting those little bastards off without snapping the plastic posts off. Use a very fine tip blade screwdriver and pry up a few of the "petals" of the washer that holds it secure against the plastic post. Once you pry up 2-3 of them, the washer will slide off. To re-use the "one time use" washers , just smash the petals flat again (I used a hammer....'cause I was pissed), position the washer over the center of the post, and press on using one of those screwdrivers that have the replaceable bits in the end, but with no bit in the end. It fits perfectly and is just the ticket to get those little boogers back on. Viola!

The rest is a cake walk, and the results are well worth the time spent. As a bonus, you'll actually be able to SEE things in your new mirrors!

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:05 PM   #3227
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How about some pics of this setup, I want to see if it's worth it....
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:56 PM   #3228
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FWIW, AF1 has the Guzzi heated grips for around $115.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:11 PM   #3229
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FWIW, AF1 has the Guzzi heated grips for around $115.
Figures, I just installed the Oxford's. I would like to have the factory grips. Anyone want to buy a set of slightly used Oxford Heated Grips?
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:34 PM   #3230
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FWIW, AF1 has the Guzzi heated grips for around $115.
OK, who is AFI and how can they sell the Guzzi grips for $285 discount? If this turns out to be as good as it sounds i'm in!

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Old 10-22-2012, 05:41 PM   #3231
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OK, who is AFI and how can they sell the Guzzi grips for $285 discount? If this turns out to be as good as it sounds i'm in!

Peter Y.
I just looked on the Moto-Guzzi corporate site and the grips are only 100 something on there....
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #3232
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OK, who is AFI and how can they sell the Guzzi grips for $285 discount? If this turns out to be as good as it sounds i'm in!

Peter Y.
OEM just lowered the price - got mine from MPH the otherday $113+tax as I'm local
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:24 PM   #3233
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Well, I pulled apart the Stelvio and removed the charcoal canister (roughly following the guide on the GuzziTech forum), installed a new clutch master cylinder, a new brake lever, a new handguard, and one Euro turn signal. Hopefully the rest of the parts come soon.

I haven't ridden it since August--I think I'll put it all back together tomorrow after work, change the oil, and take it for a spin.

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:35 PM   #3234
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Okay charged the battery. Tightened and placed Permatex on all the aforementioned bolts and walaa...the Guzzi started right up and no wrench or "SERVICE" message. Runs smooth. Now how do I know if my alternator is charging the battery?
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #3235
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Switch the dash display to voltmeter mode, you should be at or above 14V at cruise RPM. If you're at 12 or less, you're not charging.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:45 AM   #3236
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How about some pics of this setup, I want to see if it's worth it....
Hi Dirty,

There are pics of this setup back in this thread a ways. You can also see a bunch of pics here: http://uk.motoguzzi.it/#/motoguzzi/U...io-1200-4V-NTX

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Old 10-23-2012, 01:24 PM   #3237
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Thanks SM, I'll check it out. I must have miised it the first time around.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:28 PM   #3238
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Assuming you're talking about a '12 model, they're plug and play, but taking the side panels apart to get the turn signal lens in place is a PITA. Guzzi used these "one time use" washers-from-hell that "bite" into plastic posts and hold the two pieces together.
This was more annoying than I expected. I ended up cutting most of them and then using small zip-ties and a little dab of threadlocker on each post to reattach the panel. But I was happy to see the connector plug right in.

FWIW, the dark plastic "blanks" that I removed to fit the Euro signals were actually the same as the Euro signals, socket and plug and everything (as far as I could tell), just all painted over to match the matte black panels.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:49 PM   #3239
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This was more annoying than I expected. I ended up cutting most of them and then using small zip-ties and a little dab of threadlocker on each post to reattach the panel. But I was happy to see the connector plug right in.

FWIW, the dark plastic "blanks" that I removed to fit the Euro signals were actually the same as the Euro signals, socket and plug and everything (as far as I could tell), just all painted over to match the matte black panels.
A PITA for sure! It took me a couple hours to get it done even though there was nothing particularly difficult about the job. I re-used those "one-use" washers, though. Even though I mangled them pretty badly, I was able to drive them back on with a small socket and a hammer.


I checked the ground connections to my starter. While they weren't loose, I was still able to tighten them more without much effort. This is something I will keep an eye on.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:23 AM   #3240
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FWIW, the dark plastic "blanks" that I removed to fit the Euro signals were actually the same as the Euro signals, socket and plug and everything (as far as I could tell), just all painted over to match the matte black panels.
Likewise....well, sort of. On one side, the blank was just a Euro signal painted over. The bulb socket, connector, etc was all there. On the other side, the blank was just that, a blank, with nothing else. I guess Luigi ran out of parts in his parts tray and decided to finish building my bike anyway.

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