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Old 10-28-2008, 05:18 PM   #796
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Guzzitech is back!

Hey Guys, Guzzitech is back on line.

Here: http://forum.guzzitech.com/index.php...board&Itemid=2
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:08 AM   #797
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Well picked my Stelvio up on Monday.....hmmmm to cut a long story short so far not impressed. When I rode the Demonstrator the other week I loved it, engine everthing was just great. So I turn up to collect mine had a nice little 250 mile trip for the day planned, so first 110 miles out of the way (bloddy cold in the peaks) stopped for a coffee, only to find oil all down the left side of the bike and all down my leathers (they will be waterproof from now on) The left pot had a buggered 'o' ring somewhere so back to the shop, soon repaired that so that looks to be ok for now...... However my main concern was only 1 mile into the ride, the engine clacking or knocking which ever would be a better description. Straight back to the shop, to be told thats ok they all make that noise, (well the demonstrator did not at all) So now I have 250 miles on the clock, the engine is so loud, It is a worry, I have had 2 V11 s so I know what a loud Guzzi engine sounds like, but this is in a new level, bearing in mind the Demonstrator was quite quiet and had 650 miles on the clock, mine should be the same right. This sound does not give the impression that it will go with a few miles under the belt, and bed in. So Stelvio guys what do you reckon ? Has anyone else got an overly loud clacky engine, What should I do let it develop ? or reject it now and request a replacement ? all replies and comforting words gratefully accepted !
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:17 AM   #798
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Hmmm not a good start I grant you, but if the demo was good then yours should be also. Others have reported good experiences so I would not accept their "she'll be right" attitude - that sort of attitude by a dealer that has just sold an expensive bit of kit is pretty poor.

As they say with all new Guzzis there is always "some assembly required". Problem is it has to be done by someone who knows how, and there are many Guzzi dealers who don't.

I would take it to another trusted dealer for a second opinion to see if they are missing something - my gut feeling is valves, and tuning.

I would also post this in teh Stelvio section on Guzzitech - lots of knowledgeable Guzzi heads to help over there.

Good luck
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:51 AM   #799
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Cheers Mike for the supportive comments, that is what I have planned for the end of this week to get another Guzzi dealers opinion, plus I want to ride some more demos at other dealers, just so I can get it straight in my head that mine is totally different from the normal, then I can follow it up better qualified. But I must point out that the dealer I bought the machine from are good guys, and the noise has got worse since I left the shop after they fixed the 'o' ring in the left pot, so they have yet to hear the row it makes now, but I am also going back to the dealer tomorrow to re-ride the demo plus I want the dealer to ride both the demo and mine so he can hear for himself the huge difference in them, so I'll keep you posted. Hopefully the outcome will be favourable, like you say it takes a long time to earn that sort of money. I do not think it is valve, the noise is to deep in tone, but I am no tech, all I know is 'it don't sound healthy'
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:48 AM   #800
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Sounds like a good plan - keep us posted.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:38 AM   #801
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just picked mine up and rode it 750 miles home had one problem which was a surprise and required recovery full details here ;)

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Old 10-30-2008, 10:51 AM   #802
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Good news for ADV Guzziriders... :)

It seems that Stelvio will be with knobs at the end... There is photos about Guzzi news in next EICMA08:
http://www.omnimoto.it/magazine/2482...-ad-eicma-2008

I like it :)
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:59 PM   #803
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:41 PM   #804
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Anyone know if this an actual model or a Stelvio with fitted factory accessories?

Either way, I'm feeling it.
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:20 AM   #805
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Anyone know if this an actual model or a Stelvio with fitted factory accessories?
Looks like a new paint Stelvio with all current options, AND a narrower rear tire to fit the knobbies.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:20 AM   #806
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Anyone know if this an actual model or a Stelvio with fitted factory accessories?

Either way, I'm feeling it.

New Stelvio TT being shown at EICMA in Milan next week.

New 4.25" rear wheel will allow the use of TKC80 tires, as shown in the pic.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:55 PM   #807
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yup, it's Guzzi's version of the GSA!
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:25 AM   #808
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That wouldn't be a bad thing.

My wish list would include:

*2-inches more suspension travel.
*2-gallons more fuel.
*19-inch front wheel.
*Tubeless spoked wheels.
That's a pretty good wish list. I would look at a MS if they did that!
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:37 PM   #809
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Damm I wish that bike was bigger I sat on one at my dealer and it is just too small for me. 2 more inches is all I want! (wait where have I herd that before, oh yea my girl freind never mind )
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:34 PM   #810
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