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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by young skywalker, Jan 8, 2006.
Big-size Tool Tube
I used the 6" PVC (the thinner version, green in color) for the tube on my NTX. It's about 15" long with a shortened cap on the front end and a clean-out port (again shortened) on the back end. I mounted it off the rear case rack using some hand-made aluminum brackets on the front and a very large hose clamp on the rear.
I posted pictures on the Wildguzzi website but am not able to so so on this site.
That looks about perfect. What mounting brackets did you get for it or did you make them yourself?
I don't see anything there but a noose and a license plate. Could you shed a little more light on the subject?
Don't have a tape so I'm guessing 2 1/2 ft. cleanouts at both ends and screw clamps to the luggage rack. Hasn't moved an inch in 20000 miles.
My only regret is that I didn't actually try a wider one in there as there is a lot of room.
Anyone know how wide the back end of the Stelvio is with the factory panniers (Trax) attached?
Was able to meet Dave from Moto International yesterday, and bring the Stelvio across the border home. And loved it, took this picture right before the skies opened up, and drove the 30 mins home in freezing rain (noticed the little dashboard snowflake blinking at me!).
Even with the not fun weather, loved the bike, love the sound, feel, seating position, and handling. Looking forward to getting it plated this weekend, and polishing/waxing to a nice shine! (Bike was clean, I just like giving a new bike, especially ex-demo bike like this, a fine detail and get to know it, make it shiny).
Bring on the sunshine!
That's the big-size tool tube for anyone who didn't see the heading, lol.
Yes, I made the bracket myself. Works great.
Not finished yet. Another addition coming soon.
Enjoy your new Stelvio Ripngrip! It can really eat up the miles.
Just for the heck of it I decided to try swapping out the 2" "arms" on my Xcreen to the pivoting mount. What I found was while this mounting method is much more stable (the wing doesn't wobble around any more than the stock screen does), losing the 2" of height at the max "barn door" position makes a pretty significant difference in the wing's ability to remove all buffeting (at least for me). With the wing mounted just with the pivoting adjusters, if I duck down 1-2", I get that nice bubble of quiet again.
So......for folks under 6' (say 5'10" or less), the wing mounted with the pivots should work fine. For those of us 6' and above, to get the best performance from the MRA Xcreen, I highly recommend you use the 2" "arms" that come in the kit. For the record, I'm 6'0" w/ 33" inseam, and I'll likely be putting the arms back on my Xcreen so I can get that "barn door" effect on those truly nasty days where I want to keep as much of Mother Nature off me as possible (rain, sleet, etc), and still be able to move the wing almost totally out of the way for those hot summer days.
GS (wide) Laminar Lip mounted with nylon hardware and threaded knobs along with strengthening struts.
Any of you have the Skidmarx rear hugger on your Stelvio? Im considering one but I am curious about the amount of clearance between the rear fender and the tire. I dont want it too close so as to trap mud.
I think they spec the same hugger for all the CARC bikes - including the street bikes.
Ive seen some of the other options like Pyramid but I like the Skidmarx. Ive had one on a BMW.
Also, I wonder about clearance with the seat bottom with rear suspension collapsed. I may could raise the hugger a bit but I'm afraid it may hit the under-seat area when I hit a huge hole and collapse the rear shock.
Slightly off topic, but if you're trying to protect the rear shock, I'm using a Traxxion Shock cover that works well.
And how easy is it to install?
U can query Todd on this
I think he's got a lot of custom made carbon fiber parts on there. But for cheaping it quickly and totally protecting the rear shock u can't beat the Toad Special. Go to Home Depot and buy a 10 buck plumbing roof vent. The tupe that the ABS runs thru. Take a box knife and cut it in half. If it were on the roof you would be cutting on the horizontal. Then slice vertically on each side till youve got it down to 6 inches wide. Then it will just slide up between the rear fender and the plastic central body piece. And yer done.
Yeah, Ive seen that. Looks like it rubs the swingarm on compression. I have one of those flashings and Ive checked it.
I can fabricate something similar but the trick is to keep it from hitting the swingarm.
No marks on the swingarm. Just kinda floats in there.
Very nice! You make me jealous all the great riding shots, no snow here but probably another 4-6 weeks until any decent riding weather.
Just to make you feel a bit better we are in the middle of a major blizzard today.