Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by young skywalker, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    Thanks for that! Sounds like initial impressions are favourable, then.

    Very nice of you to spend the time. You've obviously got much better things to do! :ricky
  2. ec90t

    ec90t Banned

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    I've been folowing this thread as I wouldn't mind adding one of these to the stable next year.

    The flat black looks better in the pic's than I thought it would, but I'd like to have one in a deep metallic red like my Versys. We'll see what's in store for next year.

    Congrats on the new ride as it looks like a dandy!
  3. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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  4. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    I like how skinny the bike looks without the panniers :lol2

    Look forward to riding it at night to see how good all those lights are :nod

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  5. mentalfloss

    mentalfloss Been here awhile

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    The headlight frame looks like it is different. It looks like it is MAD. The 09 looks wide eyed in need of long eyelashes.
  6. mentalfloss

    mentalfloss Been here awhile

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    Those fog lights look like they could be in danger if the bikes tips over. Can they be moved inside the guard a little more to protect them?
  7. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    can you give us an idea about the cost?
  8. 03x2

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    I put TKC80's on my Stelvio for the winter. A 600 pounder for playing off-road. Ha Ha Ha, what a handful.

    Blakebird, full steam ahead when you that thing off-road!
  9. bigtex

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    Be interesting to see if they kept the old arrangement of only one headlight connected for high-beams. Never did understand that action.
  10. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    Both lights go hi-lo - best lit bike I've ever had
  11. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    nope.
    both are lit on low, both on high. Probably an H4 bulb x2.
  12. Holeshot08

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    Hello,

    Could someone weigh on on the seat height design? Today while riding with the seat high it dropped at a stop light, then I removed the seat and noticed the plastic lock bar towards the front of the seat on the underside was cracked all the way through. It is the part that the Toung from the tank area slides into, low or high slot. So does the front of the seat get its support from that device or the plastic blocks underneath? It seems like I now only have the low position...

    Appreciate any assistance here.

    Thanks Chuck
  13. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    If it is a 2012 us model - the 4 rubber step blocks face the same way - either all with the high part forward or all with the high part facing backward - to set hi or low position

    Far as I can see the seat has tongues under the tank and the rear seat provides the positive retention and the rubber step blocks are load bearing
  14. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    sounds like maybe you didn't get the tongue piece located properly, and it cracked after having weight applied for a while?

    tough to know from your description, but I know the basic arrangement you're talking about. I've had my seats on and off a dozen times, and haven't had any trouble getting it in the right place - but you do kind of slide it forward and feel it go into place.

    I rode mine home from the dealer on Thursday night, and today (Saturday) I dropped it back off with 560 miles on it for the first service.
    Lunch ride to Steamboat Springs with a couple of riding buddies.

    It took a long day on the bike to really be able to form an opinion on stuff so early....but man, is this thing great at covering distances at a good clip.

    :raabia

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  15. GeoAggie

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    How is the engine heat at speed . . . . do you feel any at all with the cyclinder heads so close to your legs? How about around town? My ST1300 was originally incredibly hot, while the GS is so cool to ride. Your Stelvio is absoultey beautiful :1drink
  16. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    Not that it matters much either way - but the owners manual shows first service at 900 miles (my service icon came on today at 944 miles) or 1500km
  17. Holeshot08

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    Thank you, so the blocks must be able to be removed and turned 180 degrees,,,,I will look closer at my 2012. Appreciate the quick response
  18. bingbong

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  19. Holeshot08

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    Love the pic, and the help with the seat. I changed my oil yesterday at 250....then will take to the dealer at 600. Yes, this is a fast scoot, love it and the almost Stealth Bomber look to it!
  20. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    My ST1300 was a heat sink too, but that was accumulated heat from the motor soaking into the tank and not really having good venting to move the air through.

    The first hour's ride was in traffic on a hot day with a new motor...so it was a bit toasty - but sitting at a light on a hot day, idling in heavy riding gear is rarely a pleasant time on any bike. This engine layout isn't really any worse heatwise than other bikes in that scenario.
    Heat is heat and you want to be moving so you don't bathe in it :D

    When moving, it's like any other bike. We covered around 430 miles yesterday and the only heat related discomfort was from wearing leathers and a heavy jacket once we got back down in elevation to 100F temps on the front range. But everyone was hot, not just me.




    It doesn't really matter at all....it's a matter of timing and when I could get it done and when they could get to it.

    There's no magic to the interval, you just want to give things a good look and check valve lash.
    I usually do my own first services but there's a few things I want a trained Guzzi eye looking at early on (throttle body synch, valves, etc).