Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. motomoda

    motomoda Been here awhile

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    If you want the full run down give me a call, 0417 462 440, at a civilized time or PM me. The info is out there in this thread but I'll happily explain if you call.

    Pete
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  2. XT Traveler

    XT Traveler Been here awhile

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    I passed a Norge yesterday going the other way --unfortunately I was on my Triumph at the time.
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  3. XT Traveler

    XT Traveler Been here awhile

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    Whoa ! Sorry to hear that Doc -- sounds like the bike made out better than you. Heal quickly !!!!

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  4. Hoak

    Hoak Long timer

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    *cough* Except for the fact that Antonio Ricci at GPR is the consulting Engineer for OEM Moto Guzzi exhausts -- I'm sure those are fine second and third choices for someone looking for a nice 'also ran ' that looks nice...

    Ok, that was an epic load of bullshit, but one load deserves another! :D:rofl
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  5. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    That's some engineering. 20 lb boat anchors. :D Nearly 80,000 miles on my Mistral, and the end cap or db killer have never started coming apart, nor did it show up and not fit. Just sayin'.

    Guzzi people know, the only real exhausts for Guzzi's are Mistral's, and LaFranconi's, and the Ago pipes, and to a lesser degree the Termi's (which were the Guzzi power up kit exhaust for the Griso from the factory) All the rest are knock-offs.

    :lol2

    Mistral -

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    LaFranc's

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    :knary
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  6. Hoak

    Hoak Long timer

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    Your's is DEFINITELY bigger! But I'll keep my smaller, 11 pound muff that cost me less then 1/5 what your status peen noise maker cost ya! :-)

    Actually wish mine had bolts like Vic's and Gunnar's homologous version; only reason he lost bolts is he's alternately over worked, and lazy -- I think he's already shed more than half the fasteners on his Stelvio...

    In Vic's case there's just no explanation (or excuse :-)); SOTA garage, new bike, tools galore, just moved it from Lucifer to Sweetie -- he's in Moto Guzzi heaven! Hopefully he didn't contaminate Sweetie with Gremlins from Lucifer...
  7. aftCG

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    That is strange. Not about things falling apart from vibration mind you.

    My DB killer doesn't have a screw. Its held in with a big snap ring ( or, it would be if I was using it)

    The rattle is because the steel part you drilled holes in is simply staked on to the aluminum bung in two places.


  8. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    My Mistral weighs about 6 pounds.

    You get what you pay for.....
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  9. Hoak

    Hoak Long timer

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    And it cost you...?
  10. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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  11. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    I've been going back and forth between the boat anchor and the GPR and I have to admit I really like the sound of the stock muffler. I don't know if something's gone missing but it's developed a nice deep growl that I really enjoy.
  12. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    GPR Trioval with Cat and DB killer for about $323 on eBay.
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  13. Dracula

    Dracula Festina lente

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  14. Dracula

    Dracula Festina lente

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    Why would one choose ebay over factory (in this case) which seems about same price..
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    Dracula Festina lente

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    Dracula Festina lente

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    Did you kick the cat out of it?
  17. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    The Ago's are expensive, but the quality of fit and finish on their stuff is amazing. Too rich for my blood though. Same goes for the Termi's.

    I like the look of that angular MIVV. Sorta like the factory muffler (which I actually like the look of).
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  18. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    Just a quick reference: I have a wish list on eBay for everything Guzzi including paraphernalia, doesn't mean I'll buy the actual item on eBay. Same thing for Amazon, etc. Plus I have another list in a spreadsheet on google docs. It's a fetish of mine, let's not go there... :hide


    Nope, just figured I'd enjoy the warmth radiating from that cast iron stove during winter and that was it. It's getting warm now so I may well switch back to the GPR though.
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  19. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    I liked the sound of the stock muffler too, but the weight and heat off the thing is ridiculous. That's the only reason I changed mine out.
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  20. Canuck403

    Canuck403 Been here awhile

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    I'm happy with my trioval. Generally, better pipes have bolts on the can instead of rivets. Makes repacking easier. So I'd say that's a feature not a flaw Drac. :)

    I really wish Akrapovic made a Guzzi pipe. I've never owned anything as high quality as their stuff. We're too niche for them though. Arrow are also nice, but although they do a great looking Griso pipe they don't cover the Stelvio.

    I'm not a fan of the funky shape of that Milf pipe, or Mivv. Whatever. I like the old-school look of the tri-oval. I went with metal vs carbon because I figured if it's a cost-competitive pipe I feel better about the reliability of that vs carbon. We'll see how it goes. It definitely was cheap. Fits well, looks and sounds good. AND it's held up really nicely for the 300km I have on my Stelvio now! lol.
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