Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. geoffsmate1968

    geoffsmate1968 n00b

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    Sorry guys. I was referring to the SW Motech Footpegs.
  2. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Congrats!!! Wow it seems like these bikes starting to get noticed and moving out of the showrooms, awesome.

    I stopped by to pet mine today, can't friggen wait to ride her home. The wife was with me and she wanted to see the bike real bad as she didn't get to go with me on Saturday. She can't wait to hop on the back......

    This will be my first Guzzi also. I'm with you on the long term ownership plan.

    Right now I'm trying to decide on a tank bag. I'm thinking the City bag from Bags-Connection. The GS is looking a little too big. I think the City is pretty close in size to the Wolfman Explorer Lite I have now. I like the bag and size but hate the strap mounting.

    Anybody think the powered option is worth the crazy $174 extra?
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    Kirb,

    I'd like a set if they aren't all spoken for!
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    XT Traveler Been here awhile

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    Me too !!!
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    Oca Been here awhile

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    There are likely a lot of other tools in the iTunes store that do the same thing. I just googled "360 Panorama iPhone" and that was the first hit.
  7. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Thanks for the link Cug. Your Google-fu is strong.... :D

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  8. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Any comments ???
  9. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    I use the Wolfman Enduro bag. The Wolfman Rainier fits well also, but it's quite large. The strap mounting (on both) works just fine.

    I definitely think that the powered option for $174 is not worth it; I run a USB charging cable from the jack on the dash to the bag and that works just fine.
  10. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    You can do your own 'power into the bag' by using the Powerlet kit. I usually use a red hot nail to punch the bolt holes so I get a sealed hole. The ones I have done have always outlasted my ownership of the bike (4-5 different bags/bikes). Low tech but it works just fine.

    Peter Y.
  11. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Thanks guys. If their powered options was cheaper I'd go for it not problem, but I can do a lot with $174, it's nearly the price of the bag.

    JA, what mounting strap kit from Wolfman did you use, the universal one? That's what I have on my Vstrom now. I might try this out just to see but I'm leaning towards a strapless approach, not sure yet.

    pyoungbl, which setup did you use from Powerlet?

    Can anybody post up some pix of their setup?

    I'm thinking to just do my own power into the tank bag, whether it's my Wolfman or a Bags-connection City.

    My current approach is I bring power up to the bag via a lower left side connection that I used for heated gear, then place the heat troller in the bag and run the cord back out through a small opening in the zipper. My GPS is powered from a separate powerlet socket on the triple clamp. I can split the line from the triple clamp for extra device charging and back into the bag.

    It's kinda messy this way. I think I'd prefer to have power into the bag directly somehow, then split it inside the bag for my heated gear and charging, then have the GPS powered directly from the dash outlet.

    I don't mind having a pig tail on the bag that plugs into a socket on the bike someplace.
  12. pyoungbl

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    I mounted the heat controller on the left handguard. It is secured with a zip tie through two holes drilled in the plastic handguard. This puts the controller up where I can see it and make whatever heat adjustment are necessary. I also catch the times when I have left the controller on with nothing plugged in. The controller is fed power via a fuzed connection to the battery. A better idea might be to use the OEM connector for the cig plug in the dash. The controller feeds out via a coax plug. I hook in a coiled wire to go from the controller to my vest. First I plug the coiled wire to my vest, then get on the bike and plug into the controller. With my helmet on I can still see what I'm doing since everything is away from my body. Trying to do this with the connection inside the bad was too frustrating. Here's a photo of where I have the controller....note that I was trying to show something else in the photo, just accidently caught what I want to show now.
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    Powerlet has a bunch of options. I used the one that gave me a SAE connector into the bag. Inside the bag it has another SAE that plugs into a splitter with cig outlet on one side and SAE on the other. There are lots of other combinations possible. To get the power to the bag you want another fuzed source...once again, the OEM outlet on the dash looks like a good source (from the wiring harness, not from the actual cig outlet because they are noted for not being very secure).
    http://www.powerlet.com/product/basic-luggage-electrix-tankbag-saddlebag-power-kit/288

    I use the bag to charge stuff like my phone or iPad. It's better to use the outlet under the passenger seat for charging the phone since that location is less likely to get wet in a heavy rain.
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    :nod Universal for the Rainier. I don't think that there are any choices with the Enduro bag.
  14. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Thanks guys for the feedback.

    I think I need to try my Wolfman bag & universal harness to see how it works first. It will also give me some sizing reference if I want to go with another bag.

    I need to give the power connection thing some deep thought. I try to keep my stuff modular because I use some of it on different bikes. I had been swapping my tank bag and heat troller between the Vstrom and KLR. I also use the heat troller on my DRZ w/o a tank bag.

    It looks like doing my own setup with the powerlet kit will run ~$50 or so, certainly less than $174. I also "suspect" the connection might be better over time and more flexible bike to bike.

    I will do a little more browsing and planning. I think I need to order some powerlet sockets in any case.
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    I have an older Wolfman tank bag that I swap between my WR and my "other" bike (Stelvio, etc). I did the "roll your own" Powerlet setup on my BMW GS a few years ago, and honestly I was never a fan of a powered tank bag. What I hated was all the wires in it for bike power plus all the adapters for gadgets, audio cables for my Autocom (which I've since gotten rid of....what a POS that was), etc. It was a nightmare. Now I just make sure my "stuff" is charged when I leave in the morning, whether it be from my house or from my hotel room if I'm traveling. No need for bag clutter. It helps that my Garmin Zumo is also my Bluetooth hub, and that IS powered by the bike, so it relays audio from all devices to my BT headset (Cardo Scala G4....highly recommended, although I think you can only get the new G9 nowadays). No mess, and no fuss. :thumb

    -SM
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    3 Stelvios in one place at the same time? :huh :clap
    From Two Wheeled Texans Wednesday Bike Night in Katy Tx. :freaky

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  17. Cloudhopper

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    I have 2 very simple questions:

    - How do you get on your Stelvio with the TRAX Panniers mounted?

    - How do you get off your Stelvio with the TRAX Panniers mounted?

    Do you swing or slide your leg over?
  18. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Being the vertically challeneged person that I am, I slide my leg though. :lol3

    Marc
  19. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    Like getting on a horse. With the bike on the stand, i put my left foot on the left peg and then stand up and swing my right leg over.
  20. James Adams

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    I do this. I'm not short and still younger than Lomax. :lol3