Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. Cloudhopper

    Cloudhopper Adventurer

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    From what i take from the German Stelvio owners forum, the bulletin is about replacing the mainstand and a plastic cover for something (no idea what). Owners of bikes from all years of manufacturer have reported getting that call.

    Full disclosure, i'm not an owner myself (yet) so my information might not be accurate.
  2. Chuck in Indiana

    Chuck in Indiana Been here awhile

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    I contacted my dealer to see if there are things to be replaced that I should be concerned about (I'm planning on at least one more camping trip this riding season). His response was "don't be concerned, have fun on your trip, we'll gather the parts and will make the change sometime this winter".
  3. MotoG5

    MotoG5 Been here awhile

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    I have read the bulletin. It is several items none of which are critical in nature and can be done pretty much when its convenient to do so. It calls for some wiring routing checks and corrections if needed. Adds some weather and friction protective covers to the fuse box wiring harness, main cable harness and electrical control unit. Replaces the center stand with a modified part and upgrades the mouning of the running lights to keep them from failing under vibration. Pretty much just some adjustments to imporve the long term reliability. I plan on doing mine this winter. The dealer was going to hang on to the bike until the service could be done before shipping it to me. However they found out that the parts for the upgrades were going to take more time than I was willing to wait for my new bike. So, after reading the bulletin I decided to go ahead and get my bike here and do the upgrades when the parts were available.
    Been riding it now for the last few days. All I can say is that it was more than worth the scrafice of my V11 Sport to get one of these machines. I will try to get some pics up soon.
  4. silvergoose

    silvergoose Adventurer

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    Cloudhopper, look into the pelican style cases. The Pelican site has many different sizes and colors and with mounts from Caribou or for that matter just order the cases from Caribour ( same case ). The caribou cases can be ordered with the mounts attached so mounting will be a snap. Should help to narrow the ass end a bit.

    Good Luck
  5. cultusrider

    cultusrider Know What Matters

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    One of the wettest and most depressing early summers on memory has been followed by the driest 3 months on record (last 104 years) here on the west coast of BC. The Stelvio now has 1400 kms on the clock - at the first service I had the euro turn signals and mirrors installed, hard wired the mount for my Garmin 665, and added the OEM heated grips. The bike is running even better thanks to some tuning by the local tech and just rips above 5000 rpm in any gear :D

    Yesterday I put on a quick 400 kms (250 miles) just across the line in WA including blasting up to Mt. Baker where it is truly spectacular at this time of the year. The attached photo was taken on my Blackberry Bold (I need the keyboard!).

    [​IMG][/url] Mt. Baker Ride Oct 6, 2012 by cultusrider2, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Saludos!
  6. RRVT

    RRVT Wild and Crazy Guy

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    That's an absolutely spectacular picture...
  7. DLdeano

    DLdeano Ridin' all I can

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    I have the Caribou set up on Givi racks, and the non-pipe side case can't use the "quick release" attachment due to not clearing the passenger grab rail. I mounted my non pipe side bag directly to the rack w/ some stainless hardware and am happy. Pipe side bags CAN use the quick attach stuff.

    Not as easy on/easy off, but still not too big of a bugger. I have seen the Caribou cases on HB racks and this is NOT a problem on them as they can use both Caribou's quick release stuff.

    Givi racks and 36L cases make the bike ~38 inches wide.
  8. cultusrider

    cultusrider Know What Matters

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    Thanks Roman, it sounds like we may get another week of this... deep fried a turkey for Thanksgiving for the first time yesterday, the family loved it! It was 23 degrees C here and looking like the same today. Better get the Stelvio out the garage again... hope you are getting some good weather on the right coast.
  9. espi

    espi scheming adventurer

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    Hello Gents,

    Just curious what the MPG are WITH an aftermarket pipe.
    I know mine dropped significantly on my 990ADV.

    Thanks,
    Espi
  10. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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    I just installed the Fat Duc O2 Manipulators and a Mistral cabon fiber can. Today when I was out the avg fuel miles on my display said 33mpg:huh

    I think I need to check this out further though, there are other Stelvio owners here getting much better mileage.
  11. espi

    espi scheming adventurer

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    Thanks for the response Dirtymartini,

    Yeah- That worries me... I think most Stelvio owners would like to loose some weight on their bikes via a lighter exhaust, but not at the expense of having your MPG drop significantly:huh
    Lets see who else can chime in this aftermarket exhaust dilemma...:ear
  12. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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    Like I said, I am on the low side of the equation, I know there is someone else here who gets 50mpg with the stock exhaust...and to be honest gas mileage isn't a real concern...I love the Stelvio!
  13. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    No one I know of is getting 50mpg with Fat Ducs, regardless of the exhaust being used. Fat Ducs are going to lower your mileage, period. They richen up the mixture everywhere, so that's to be expected (and 33mpg sounds about right with them on).

    Re. the question on mileage with an aftermarket muffler and NO OTHER MODS, I don't know that there would/should be any difference. The O2 sensors are before the muffler, so they wouldn't have any knowledge that anything has changed, unless the muffler is so free flowing that the sensor detects an even leaner condition and tries to richen things up a bit..... :dunno

    -SM
  14. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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    I'm glad I put the Fat Ducs on....The improvement in rideability is amazing. No stumbling or surging anymore, it pulls cleanly from just off idle all the way up through the rev range.

    I had a real problem trying to cruise along between 3,000 and 4,000 rpm, now it has smoothed right out.
  15. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    There is something about Stelvios and Texas that makes them get worse mileage then elsewhere. All over TX I average maybe 36/37mpg on my stock bike - on my recent trip I got mid-40's in CO, UT, AZ and NM...but as soon as I got back to TX the mileage was back to 37mpg. I assume a mix of high speed limits and lower elevation
  16. NoobIAm

    NoobIAm Far, far from the Garden.

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    Sounds like we need a state by state gas thread. :evil

    Seriously though, is it possible that there is a difference in the blends that CO is getting vs TX? It wouldn't surprise me, with the grip that Big Oil has on TX.
  17. Ham

    Ham Been here awhile

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    I have noted the area betwen 3500 and 4000 being a touch rough but that RPM doesn't concern me as it isn't at any cruising speed I use. I do think the mpg sweet spot is 4000 to 4250 and that is smooth as glass on my Guzzi. And a bit more than 70 mph.
  18. jwdub

    jwdub Been here awhile

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    Elevation seems to affect the mpg of most EFI bikes. The higher the elevation, the better the mileage. First, there's less air density resulting in less aerodynamic drag and second, the EFI leans the mixture to compensate for the lowered air density.
  19. Blakebird

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

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    Mistral can, no other modifications.... 40-43mpg.

    10,500 miles since mid June, feels like it's about as broken-in as it's going to get now.
  20. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    That's about the same as the 08 GSA I recently sold was getting. It had a full Remus and a Wonderlich tuner. Damn I'm tired of waiting for my NTX to arrive.