Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. Blakebird

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

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    no issues with the engine paint at all.

    easy to keep this bike clean
  2. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    "first appeared"?

    The wrinkle finish appeared one year on Guzzis. 2002. Yes, it was bad on many bikes and there were recalls. Affected bikes were Californias and V11s.

    In 2003 they went with a smooth black and have not had any further issues.
  3. mtwillyman

    mtwillyman Lost and Cornfuzed

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    My 2003 Stone has black crinkle finish on the engine. It came from the factory that way.
  4. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    "You certainly don't need blacktop - that's not what the Stelvio was built for"

    Why do you think it was named the Stelvio - a famous paved road...
  5. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    You only need to worry if it started out as a smooth, glossy black finish.:evil
  6. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Stelvio pass was built - when? (About 1825, I think)
    And paved - when?

    Furthermore, the last time I rode it (admittedly too long ago - must get back there!) was in early Spring - and it was fairly badly potholed then.

    You might as well suggest that the Isle of Man TT race course has always been a paved road - and you'd be wrong too.
  7. flying_hun

    flying_hun Moral Hazard

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    Let's just all agree that it's an amazing road (my favorite of all the alpine passes I've ridden), and a great name for a wonderful bike. :1drink
  8. JJLalas

    JJLalas Adventurer

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    Agree! These were taken on 2003 at the Giornate Mondiali Guzzi, riding my V7 classic. Loved every km of it

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  9. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    I'll just leave this here and let everyone come to their own conclusions.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/25670302?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&color=5c5a5a" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" width="500"></iframe>

    Stelvio 2 Stelvio from Danca on Vimeo.
  10. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Great video! Thanks for posting it. :thumb

    -SM
  11. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Brilliant! How much further are you going with this fantastic journey?
    I rest my case - to just use a Stelvio on paved roads to waste a great deal of the motorcycle you bought & paid for - why not just get a GoldThing?
  12. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    I guess it is time to dip my toe into this thread. :lol3

    OK, So I bought a Stelvio from that Balkebird fellow and know that James Adams guy. :huh

    Does that mean I am in big trouble? :evil

    Marc
  13. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Congrats on the new beastie. :clap

    Nope, you're not in any trouble.....yet. :lol3

    -SM
  14. Demar39

    Demar39 Been here awhile

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    Because, the Goldwing likely costs more, has less soul and is not as individualistic.

    So what if a Stelvio owner stays on pavement; does that mean he enjoys any less the absolutness of what a fantastic bike the Stelvio is? Is he enjoying the sweet vibe from that special transverse v-twin engine any less by not venturing off road? I think not!
  15. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    Big trouble for sure--ask about the traction control and ABS, I dare you! :evil

    :wave Marc
  16. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Hey Ian,

    Tell me about the traction control and ABS. You have tested it out to the fullest.:lol3

    And should I ask what oil to use and what tires to buy. DOH! Sorry. :D

    Marc
  17. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    In English we call this a 'rhetorical' question: one that doesn't really expect or need an answer. Sorry for confusing you with a foreign language: you write in English far better than I can write any of my other languages!
    Of course, an owner can do whatever he likes with his chosen bike - some might disagree with having two 850 Le Mans in my lounge - but only using a Stevio on bitumen roads is a pity: like touring on an MV Agusta and never going to a race-track or even a twisty road - yes, it is possible, but why?
    As Lupin 3rd has shown, the Stelvio is very capable of being used off the road. By staying on the asphalt, you are missing a lot of what the bike has to offer.
  18. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    HEH, I could only wish that was me! Between family and work, I can't get out for more than a day every month or so... :cry

    I found the video when looking for anything Stelvio related, here's the guy's web (in italian): www.stelvio2stelvio.it


    To each their own. Only folks I really can't stand are the stunting squids that give us all a bad name.
  19. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    i would say thats Nuff said :1drink:D
  20. Ham

    Ham Been here awhile

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    Okay. Arrived in Phoenix yesterday after marathon drive from Montana. Great road trip and stellar weather all the way. The F150eco ran smooth as glass, and the Stelvio looked classy in back. Unloaded the Italian this morning at the Can-Am dealership as they had a ramp but the Guzzi shop didn't. Nice Guzzi dealership though.

    Now time to get the gear in line and plot a course!