Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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  2. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    Mine comes on having used 6.25/6.5 gallons without fail. I've pushed it a few times to 60+ miles on reserve on a 8 gallon fill-up
  3. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Thanks guys, and thanks James for the reminder of the spec re. 1.8 gallon reserve. I had forgotten about that. Now it make sense why the low fuel light would come on so early as that's a HUGE reserve. :eek1

    I wonder if this is something that can be adjusted by the dealer? :ear

    -SM
  4. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    That's been my experience, too. And, shouldn't it be "Stelvioites"?
  5. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    I doubt this could be adjusted by the dealer, but it MIGHT be an ECU tweak since it is reading and sending fuel level to the dash. Someone who could decode the ECU might be able to do it, but it's a lot of work.
  6. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    Everybody was so sure the 2012s would come with heated grips, even the dealers. It was plastered all over MGs website, in reviews, etc., but it wasn't true.
  7. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    No photos of them installed, just too lazy to roll the bike out of the garage on a 38F day. That will happen in a day or two. I should have ordered the 'lights only' option but did not know how much wire would come with the lights. The wiring that comes is really high quality, as are the connectors. I'll use the relay and the connectors on something else so the extra $40 is not a total loss.

    Peter Y.
  8. Chuck in Indiana

    Chuck in Indiana Been here awhile

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  9. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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    Same thing with mine.

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  10. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    No worries Peter. Thanks for the info. :thumb

    I may have to order a set of these if I can't get my Hellas sorted. I'll give myself this weekend to fix my bulb (soldering to tungsten is nigh impossible so I need to come up with a plan B) and get my lights working again. After that...... :asta

    -SM
  11. James Adams

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    :stupid

    Those look like great lights. The smaller size is a big plus for me, and they'll be easy to use with the existing wiring.
  12. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    SM, I have a pair of Hellas to offer at a great price!

    Peter Y.
  13. James Adams

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    :rofl

    You can have mine too. They still work but they're just all bent out of shape.
  14. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    :rofl

    Thanks guys, but if I can't get my Hella's to cooperate, I'm going with the LEDs. Then my Hella's will be up for auction too (just slightly burnt....and not working..... :lol3 ).

    -SM
  15. Demar39

    Demar39 Been here awhile

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  16. MadMike20

    MadMike20 Adventurer

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    My 2013 Stelvio NTX delivered on December 15, 2012 had no heated grips. I had pre-ordered them before the price on them crashed so the dealer installed them for free along with the Euro turn signal conversion.

    I placed in line fuses in the Hellas and am currently installing MotoLites on the calipers. I like the MotoLites cause I can run em all day and not annoy oncoming traffic. Whenever I run the stock aux lights, I manage to get get flashed by oncoming traffic.
    So far other Mods include:

    Taller windshield from CalSci
    Zumo 350lm hard wired into aux fuse block, tripped by a relay from the stock GPS power supply
    Cig light to Powerlet conversion
    Addititional Powerlet installed on crashbar
    Carc Vent above the waterline
    Helped the Evap Canister "fall off"
    Givi Trekker Top Case with rack/backrest

    The Gas Light comes on way early on mine also. 6.5 gallons before I start making a mess. My 2007 Norge did the same thing...6 gallon tank and I would pull over with the light on only to put 4.5 in it.

    This bike Rocks...I knew it did the first mile or so. So many times I have ridden a newly purchased bike and mumbled to myself "what have you done?" Not this time. Just waiting for the weather to break so I can tack on the remaining 400 miles or so for the first service.


    Good Times!
  17. Sock Monkey

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    Be sure to pop the rubber caps off the back of your Hellas and make sure the excess wire is coiled in that rubber cap and NOT inside the light housing. Wires rubbing on the inside of the light housing seems to be the "kiss of death" for my lights, Toad's, and a few others. :cry

    -SM
  18. Demar39

    Demar39 Been here awhile

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    Congrats! It's a great bike. I flew to the dealership to pick up mine, never having ridden one. Left the shop at 11:00am and rode it 300 miles to a motel, stopping for lunch and gas. I put on 750 miles in the first 4 days.:D
  19. Blakebird

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

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    My low fuel light went on yesterday on the way in at 240 miles. I filled it up today at 254 miles just after the last bar went away, taking 6.55 gallons. (38.8mpg - all city miles)

    It always has two gallons left when the low fuel light comes on, I usually have more miles on the odo. Recently it's been in the low 20F temps in the morning, 30's and 40's afternoon.

    On road trips I've gone over 320 miles a few times, never come within a gallon of being empty if it holds 8.45 actual.

  20. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    Any of us previous 09 F800GS owners will be inclined to think that MG took a lesson from Beemer. Our fuel mileage computer readouts and countdowns were way out of whack at first leading me to run out of gas three times before an update fixed it. One was at 8kms left in town and the worst was at 32kms left (or to go before empty) in the middle of nowhere. So, I for one am happy with the huge reserve. Better to be warned way in advanced than to run out. And I did let it stretch out once for a little too long before I found a station. Actually had me getting a bit worried. Turned out I still had half a gallon in there.:D