Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Been here awhile

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    It warms my heart to lurk on a thread where everyone pays attention to their bikes! We all have stories of issues we’ve faced, and ultimately overcome. It speaks volumes to the tenacity of Guzzi owners! Maintenance obstacles conquered are relished and shared through out the thread helping others and hopefully preventing the same challenges.
    On another note, my HF tire changer ended up living another life as as a base for a skeet thrower.
    I bring a box of doughnuts to the guys at the local CG when I order tires and they do it free while I wait. I call ahead, but it hasn’t failed!


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  2. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Been here awhile

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    A little something way off topic. Since the weather has dropped into the 50’s the last couple weeks I started working on my “winter” project.
    The model in the picture with my grandson, is the model on the left in the second picture. Both models are Sebart Mythos . The “Little” one is a 50e and the one in the foreground is a 125e, or basically a 2 meter F3A aerobatic plane. I started flying “pattern” in the early 90’s, shortly after I quit racing. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  3. motomoda

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    Nice. I wish I had the tenacity and skills, (And bloody grandchildren! Than noise you can hear is me grinding my teeth!)
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  4. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Been here awhile

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    We are very fortunate. Our daughters family lives about 3 hours away so they are close enough to see on a whim, and far enough away for the grand kids to think it's a treat when "Nana and Papa" come to visit, or vise versa.
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  5. Dracula

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    I have a feeling you can take apart/reassemble a Guzzi motor even blindfolded.
  6. motomoda

    motomoda Been here awhile

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    Vic, Guzzis are delightfully simple. They have their idiocyncracies but they aren't complicated. Actually getting the bodywork and tank off a small tank Stelvio takes longer than pulling the heads! From first lifting a tool to having the cambox in bits on the bench is about 15 minutes work once the bodywork is out of the way.
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  7. joenuclear

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    Day before yesterday I took the bodywork off my 2009 small tank for the 1st time. It was more involved than I thought it would be but should be easier next time. Both coil wire plugs were a little loose on the coil end. I pushed them in place and tie-wrapped them where they can't back out due to vibration. I also spread the contacts on the wire ends to grip better in the coils. I didn't see any Aux light leads but did spot what appear to be the Tom-tom lead.
    Several fasteners were loose and 2 were missing. The 4 plasti-chrome covers holding the windscreen on are cracked and look like they should be replaced with stainless fender washers and cap screws. Has anyone tried this?
    All in all it was a satisfying afternoon in the garage and I learned more about my new [to me] Italian Mistress. Later this week it should warm up enough to ride and see if the miss has been fixed.

    I'd like to find a way to find the obvious fixes needed for the 2009 model that are different from the later versions such as metal fuels filters etc.
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  8. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    MG Cycle has the metal UFI fuel filters.
  9. joenuclear

    joenuclear Long timer

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    Found it. :thumbup
  10. grinmaul

    grinmaul Adventurer

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    Local autoparts store will have the filter, Wix p/n 33299


    Edit: hmm, maybe not, looks like it might need a part or 2 on the stelvio vs my wifes v7
  11. Dracula

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    It's WIX 33032 I posted here when I did mine on Lucifer, unless models prior to NTX use different filter..
  12. HarveyMushman

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  13. Dracula

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    Being that it's Guzzi I won't hazard making any assumptions whatsoever.. but the parts manuals should have the correct part numbers. Should! Now I am thinking how in 10 years I never changed any fuel filters on other bikes, yet seems totally reasonable on a Guzzi to do it :augie
  14. hipine

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    Regular fuel filter changes are the best way to extend pump life on any FI bike or car. Once again I love how easy Guzzi makes the job via easy access to the pump.
    -Dave G.
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  15. Doc.

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    Yeah, but only on the large tank models!
    Smaller Tanks have the Pump assembly mounted in the bottom.

    As for the metal cased Fuel Filter Joe, have you checked what's in yours?
    You can just about see it through the filler.
    I bought one for my 09, then found it already has one!

    I machined up some Screen Washers for mine, as two were cracked.
    Made a set from Alloy, and a few sets from Black Delrin.
    Still have the Alloy ones, and three or four sets of the Delrin ones.
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  16. hipine

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    Sorry Doc! Didn't mean to rub that in. :(

    But here's a question one of you gurus must know the answer to. How low does one need to run the fuel level down before one can safely remove the pump fixing ring on the late model bike without fear of fuel spillage? Just curious.

    Thanks in advance!


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  17. Doc.

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    No worries Dave, wasn't moaning as such.
    Thankfully, removal shouldn't be needed too often anyway.

    Need to get the fuel level down?
    Just go for a nice long ride, good enough excuse!

    Alternatively, get the rear Wheel a foot or so off the deck?
  18. joenuclear

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    I'll take a look with an inspection mirror and see if I can tell. It's only got 11K miles on it.
  19. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Long timer

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    You need to run it at least til you get the yellow light. From memory, I think I ran it 20 miles further.
  20. Dracula

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    With less than 1/2 full tank, I used a hose to siphon all I could to a 5 Gallon canister, and so I was sure that way level is low.