Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    Perfect
  2. Cloudhopper

    Cloudhopper Adventurer

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    Congrats! And it's a black '09 one, the nicest there is! (I might be biased, my Diva seems to be the twin sister of yours :D) :clap

    Enjoy and ride safe :freaky
  3. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Good afternoon :clap

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    And finally a bike that my ADV plate will fit on. :lol3

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    Marc
  4. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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  5. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    There is something wrong here. I have 7400+ miles on my original rear tire and could probably go another 500 or so before I hit the wear bars. I guess I'm just too easy on the old girl. This on a '12 NTX. I'm running 42 psi on the rear.
  6. James Adams

    James Adams Long timer

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    I thought it was a bit odd as well; maybe he just rides like a maniac. Otherwise it sounds like a bad tire.
  7. boxermoose

    boxermoose Regressive airhead

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    +1

    7k on first and almost 7k on second & still in good shape. I think the first wore a bit faster in the TX summer heat
  8. Blakebird

    Blakebird had to get a bike, had to paint it red

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    I saw NTX referred to as No Limits
  9. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    We have some pretty abrasive asphalt in my neck of the woods and way too many long, straight roads with 90 degree turns. I've run RP2's and 3's on the GSA and at 6k the rear is toast. That's about where the original Tourance bites the dust too.

    I do push it down the road a bit above speed limits so out here that means 80 or 85 mph and when I do find a curve or two I generally push it pretty hard. Since we have so few twisties locally, the ones we do have seem to have very conservative speed limits. My rule of thumb is to double the posted limit as long as I stay below triple digits. Keep in mind this is on familiar, very isolated roads with good sight lines through the curves.
  10. hngngnthr

    hngngnthr Geriatric degenerate

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    I'm convinced most tire wear occurs in the corners. The contact patch has to "squirm" it's way though a curved path. I'm easy on the throttle and brakes but feel lucky to get 4k miles out of a rear. I have lots of corners.
  11. THE BONE SHAKER

    THE BONE SHAKER Adventure Tourer

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    All my tyre wear comes from burning up the gravel. Maximum tyre life of a Continental TKC is 1500 miles. Absolutely love it though. Seriously fun bike. Ride it hard and it rewards you!
  12. slipknot

    slipknot Long timer

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    NTX

    No Teutonic Xcuses
  13. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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    :rofl:D:clap:lol3:freaky:1drink
  14. RAD3766

    RAD3766 0ld n00b

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    In for the win. :clap:clap:clap
    No further entries required. :deal :1drink
  15. Adam R

    Adam R Been here awhile

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    Has anyone ridden to old, 180 rear tyred Stelvio AND a 150 sectioned one? I'm wondering what the handling characteristics are on the road, with a view to maybe changing to the 150 wheels. Ta!
  16. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    I thought it was Nuevo Tomale Xtracaliente?
  17. James Adams

    James Adams Long timer

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    I haven't ridden the wide-wheeled version, but if anyone has a wide wheel hanging around and feels like giving it away (or close to that :lol3), I'll be happy to liberate it from the corner of the garage.
  18. Forseti

    Forseti Long timer

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    Mine came with the wide rear. I swapped it for the narrow one.

    Biggest change was a little quicker turn in.

    Much better tire selection for the riding I do with the 4.25 rim....
  19. James Adams

    James Adams Long timer

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    My problem is that I like to ride both on and off-pavement, and no tire is good enough for me for both (sorry, Heidenau :lol3).

    I'd love a second set of wheels, with the wide rear rim, for on-road tires. But since I usually change my own tires, they'd need to be really cheap to be worthwhile. :deal
  20. RRVT

    RRVT Wild and Crazy Guy

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    Guys,

    do you keep traction control on or off when on gravel? I assume ABS would be off, but maybe not for everybody.