Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. Dracula

    Dracula Dust in the wind

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    I am almost in same boat.. spend way too much time near the keyboard and without realizing - blah blah - is easier for me than do anything where I actually have to get up and go somewhere. I will say that my 2016 never used any oil between the 6,000 mile changes, except once - coming back from Newfoundland - where after hours of wide open throttle with furious head winds (I was basically trying to make it all the way across entire Nova Scotia in time to catch the ferry) it seemed to have dropped dangerously low... Or maybe it was a fluke.. I check it anyway once a week when I check tire pressures and as long as it's at least at 1/2 level (after a proper at least 20 minute run to a warm motor that has then sat on a straight surface for 5 minutes) I don't worry.
  2. Dracula

    Dracula Dust in the wind

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    ...did you let that "dealer" work on it again?
  3. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Been here awhile

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    I'm still working on the "we have a dipstick"....
    I really think you should send me Lucifer to play with.
    When I first became interested in the Stelvio I looked through this thread for "obvious" issues. Finding VERY few, after much consternation, I purchased mine. Then there seemed to be a plethora of Stelvio NTX issues popping up. Not having experienced them first hand, I eagerly anticipated having issues for my own. But, to no avail...gone are the days of rushing to the MGSMTF daily in search of a new issue to explore, a potential problem I wasn't aware of. Anything to make it "mine", only to be heart broken...
    So I took to riding it stupidly long distances off road, dragging foot pegs in the twisties, complaining about the ANVIL reliability, and generally making a nuisance of myself posting epic rides on a bike that does not, nor has not, given me a single reason to think that it is anything other than perfect.
    Of course I 4X4 a Chevy HHR, my opinion my be a bit skewed. I think the HHR does just fine.... IMG_0384.JPG WP_20160511_031.jpg
  4. motomoda

    motomoda Long timer

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    Your oil level is fine. Never fill it to the ‘Full’ mark on the stick, it’s too much and will simply blurt the excess into your airbox and end up fouling your throttle bodies and stepper.

    The oil can icon appearing is a real worry. Address it now. Chances are it will simply be the oil pressure sender playing up. They have history. If changing that out doesn’t fix it the most likely cause will be a blown out gasket between the sump spacer and the block. The original factory gaskets are thin,weedy and frangible. There is an alternative gasket with much better compressibility that can be substituted. To install it requires dropping the sump and spacer and getting the spacer off requires removing the two oil pick ups. To that end I’d advise finding someone competent to perform this task if checking your oil level is too troublesome and strenuous.
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  5. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Do the swingarm flange things on the left come in different sizes? My 2014 has an outside diameter of 30.5 mm but the tool that arrived today is only 29.7 mm ( ie too small to fit) :dunno I'm trying to figure out if it'll be easier ( quicker) to order a new flange or source a tool elsewhere ( postage on the tool from the uk took ages / cost as much as the tool, and at this rate the rest of my suspension parts will have arrived before I have a replacement)
  6. Dracula

    Dracula Dust in the wind

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    motomoda Long timer

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    Vic, use a ‘C’ spanner if the tool doesn’t fit. Send it back and demand a refund it’s a pretty bloody simple tool and no, the castellated tubes are only one size on all CARC bikes.

    Undo the pinch bolts, use the ‘C’ spanner to loosen the sleeve and remove it, (Once it’s loose you will probably be able to twist it off with a gloved hand.) cut the cable ties off the boot between the swingarm and gearbox, unwind the spindle with a 14mm Allen socket and as long as you’ve disconnected the shock linkage and got the muffler out of the way you can simply slide the swingarm back out over the shaft. The bearings can then be plucked out of the frame and examined.
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  8. Dracula

    Dracula Dust in the wind

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    Another topic.. anyone had the tank emblems come off? I noticed the left side one was moving - seems the double sided glue tape had either not been initially bonded properly or it's just coming off. I wonder if I should use some adhesive.. or just warm it up a little, clean and stick it back :dunno CIMG1807.JPG

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  9. Dracula

    Dracula Dust in the wind

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    No they are all same size (please see above)
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    Canuck1969 Been here awhile

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    Go and buy some outdoor double sided tape. Gorilla Glue or 3M both make it. In the tape section of Home Depot. I would not trust the original tape anymore. Make sure you get the outdoor rated one.
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  11. Dr AT

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    Thanks Pete, it was me asking noc drac - I'll be asking for a replacement / refund but just wanted to make sure the supplier hadn't supplied a tool that fits every stelvio except mine.

    Ps bearings have already been done, just being a bit pedantic about torque settings when I reassemble
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    twowings Comfortably Numb...

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    If it won't stick back, af1racing.com has them for sale...
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  13. Dracula

    Dracula Dust in the wind

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    Yes!! I had some 3M heavy duty tape at home..

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    After cleaning well the old tape and applying new tape her beauty is whole again.. stronger than ever!
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    I don't remember why I went into the garage but it's too late now anyway.. :lol3
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  14. Dracula

    Dracula Dust in the wind

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    Nice! I started thinking, it would look real cool on my old Subaru?! I have some serious problems.. :augie
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    Dracula Dust in the wind

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    Can you please tell me if your CARC has any play? (Because I am too shy to ask @Mooney 78865 :D)
  16. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Been here awhile

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    What’s a CARC?


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  17. Dracula

    Dracula Dust in the wind

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    Oh, wait I forget, we must start slowly. Oil dipstick first!
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  18. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Been here awhile

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    LOL! I’m trying! I’m trying!


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  19. Dr AT

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    Yeah, it plays every time I go out riding :fpalm
    But it's not at all sloppy :dunno
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    gbtw Been here awhile

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    :) sometimes i want to do another job, working outside maybe. And then i remember i am inherently lazy and this is easy money :D

    Hehe not since they fucked it up. Been slowly getting on the KMs, only at 15 000 so far, last service was at 7000 km. It has been since then this oil icon been showing up, also on hill in neutral in Germany and then 3 times this weekend.

    I rather like the Schrodinger cat approach to bike maintenance. So far it doesn't seem broken, likely isn't until I fuck with it. And its in warranty if it does shit the bed. In May i have a week off and take a look at it. Rather take it over the livestock car full of other people that qualifies as a train around here.
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