Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. Doc.

    Doc. Been here awhile

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    Eewwwwwww!
    Damn Lupin, we were all thinking it no doubt, but still . . . :jack

    I know of a few people that have them, they all report it's a great piece of kit, although they had varying experiences with the ordering process, it is an Italian firm after all!

    If you're stuck for a replacement, I'd be happy to knock one up for you (Plunger and Barrel).
    I started making a few when mine went, they're still around somewhere . . .
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  2. motomoda

    motomoda Long timer

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    Nope, sorry, not this time. Too many times in the past I have given away knowledge and work and Recieved nothing in return. Building this project, especially the engine, was expensive and time consuming. If people want one of our 1400 motors, which are far from a simple bolt on big bore kit, they can bloody pay us! It will make a pleasant change!
  3. joenuclear

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    Have you considered tuning the bike at a lower altitude and letting the bike compensate for the higher altitude?
  4. Dracula

    Dracula Comfortably bored

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    My 2013 became glass smooth at idle especially being cured off *any* hiccups as you describe, after removal of throttle intakes and a thorough cleaning with brush and carb cleaner. I posted pics back here but it's not difficult just a pita.. Worth it though, even service manual recommends it.
  5. hipine

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    I sure did! After all, that's the way my previous bike, a carbureted E900 Elefant, was done. I told the guy in the shop in Denver how I'd be riding it and where. He chose the needles, jets, etc for that purpose, and it ran great everywhere from 3000 to 12,000 ft. Well, it was running pretty rich most of the time, but ride-ability was good. I figured a static (O2 sensors off) map could handle that at least as well as the carb setup did. Full disclosure, when I set out on that ride yesterday, I had the laptop and cables in the tail bag, just in case it came down to doing exactly that. :)

    I might look into it at some point if I get annoyed enough at the off-idle twitchiness to go after it. Who knows, I might even get a copy of TunerPro and get really dangerous. :)

    But I'm okay with it for now and now that good riding days are getting more scarce here in the central Rockies, I'm focusing on just loving riding the bike as it is for a little bit without thinking about what I want to change. Of course before long, I'll be needing to negotiate a quarter mile or so of steep, icy dirt road to be able to reach dry pavement for a ride and so that delicate rev control may become more important to me sooner than later. We'll see.

    Thanks again everyone for all the help in getting things to where they should be for me and the bike!

    -Dave G.
  6. hipine

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    I saw those posts Vic. From you, and I think maybe John posted the workshop memo that told the techs to pull and clean the throttle bodies at every service interval (oil change). Thank you very much for taking the time to make them. But I'm still in the honeymoon phase with this bike so I took the quickie way out with the spray. I will do as you say some time over this winter though. It will be interesting to see what the spray job did and did not do. I was already considering making the spray-out be a thing to do at oil changes. I'd be more comfortable spraying a bunch of solvent into the motor if I was going to immediately then change the oil. Someone else mentioned regular in-tank SeaFoam treatments working well for them too, so that's also an option. I haven't quite settled on what I'll do long term.

    Are you still running the 44g map after your thorough cleaning?

    Thanks again brother. Enjoy the ride!

    -Dave G.
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  7. joenuclear

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    Would running tier one gas keep the TB's clean?
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  8. Dracula

    Dracula Comfortably bored

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    Hi Dave,

    My first Stelvio had a rough life before me. I now am quite convinced the crud in throttle bodies walls I found then, wasnt something to ignore, and unfortunately won't clean at that stage by simply spraying cleaners.

    Just to clarify,, I have a second, 2016 bike bought brand new, with which after one year and 27,000 miles have absolutely no issues at idle (or anywhwre else for that matter), yet I never had done any TB cleaning. The new beast is still running 44g and me a stoopid grin after each ride.. 29mpg by the way is my record!! Lol. I use reverse psychology with this one, if you get me. :)
  9. Dracula

    Dracula Comfortably bored

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    No idea... I think it will not help that..rather a clean air filtet and riding in less dust, and not overfilling engine with oil.
  10. hipine

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    Excellent data points! Thanks for sharing. I'm a firm believer that I have to give the machine a chance to run as intended before modifying too much, so I'm with you that I need to get in there and do a real cleaning. I won't make any more moves on the rideability front until that's done.

    All the best,

    -Dave G.
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  11. black 8

    black 8 Been here awhile

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    Wow! what a read so far..

    I'm on page 936 so far and every time I read something interesting about the goose; I go to the garage and search for the part everyone is discussing... definitely some good info for first time owners..

    Drac, what's up with that 13 Stelvio of yours?? Obviously still catching up but hopefully you've got it sorted out....
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  12. motomoda

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    Nah, it blew it's clutch in the end. The reason it ran like a sack of shit is because some Rhodes Schollar decided to try and adjust the idle speed by messing with the throttle stop screw and/or balance the TB's by fiddling with the linkage rod.
  13. black 8

    black 8 Been here awhile

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    With all the reading I've been doing in this thread lately; it was good to get out and ride to watch the sunset this evening...

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  14. Cuzen

    Cuzen Been here awhile

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    Great pics......ride on :D:clap:-)
  15. Dracula

    Dracula Comfortably bored

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    The affectionately nicknamed Lucifer was cursed and I wish there was a simple answer to it's endless periple of tech mishaps, the lows but also the highs of joy when each was overcome... the deer and clutch were, I think just a few pieces of the grand puzzle meant for it.. it will be a while but I hope to fix it one day... for now I am enjoying other aspects of life temporarily.
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    ..several thousand miles away from my garage..

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  16. Hoak

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    Man! Another guy that's an Ace with the camera! How ya liking the Stelvio's unique I'd say 'vibe' but I should probably say 'everything'? Welcome Aboard!
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  17. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    Romania? Is there going to be a ride report?


    :lol3
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  18. Hoak

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    Nah, he flies when he's in the home country... :rofl
  19. black 8

    black 8 Been here awhile

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    I'm really likin' the Guzzi... based on what I've read so far, I've ordered my first set of maintenance requirements (fluid changes) from AF-1 Racing and specialty tool items from GuzziTech (castle nut tool for the swing arm).

    Now I'm waiting for that 900mi service milestone per the manual and for the man in brown to show up with said packages.....
  20. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    Take it easy, take your time, don't over-torque things and you'll be good.