Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. James Adams

    James Adams un bad hombre

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    I'll reiterate my opinion that the CalSci medium is basically ideal for me for road riding. It has a NACA duct in it. For me, the air hits me right above my visor, so I can ride with my visor open even at highway speeds without any issues. But with the intake vents on my helmet open, I can feel the air flowing through nicely.

    For reference, I'm 5'11" with a 33" inseam. I think Lomax recently ordered the medium so I would be interested to hear his opinion as he is probably closer to your height.

    I think that CalSci has the aerodynamics figured out. I agree with you--for you, maybe the best choice would be to cut down the medium about 2".
  2. James Adams

    James Adams un bad hombre

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    The CR480R is pretty tame compared to the RXV 450 that's sitting right next to it. :evil

    Yes, I have an illness. :lol3
  3. Tinkerfreak

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    I sent the chap at Madstad a request to see if he would consider manufacturing a bracket for the Stelvio and got a reply that it is not on the radar at this time. To bad as I really liked it on my Vstrom with the extent of height and angle adjustments it is as close to perfect as I have ever found. Maybe if there was enough interest we could get him to change his mind. Guess the Calsci will have to suffice for now.

    PS: Did I mention how much fun I am having with my NTX!!
  4. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    I tried the standard Cal sci screen on my 13 Stelvio and went back to the stocker. I couldn't tell much difference in turbulence between the two even though it was a few inches taller and wider than the stock screen. In addition, the stock screen is lexan, not acrylic and I really prefer the look of a smaller screen in general.

    I'm 6'2", 34" inseam, use the seat in the high position and run the screen almost as low as it'll go.
  5. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Thanks JA. A medium cut down 2" seems very appealing.

    I'm very interested to see how Lomax likes it.

    Since I have a MadStad bracket, and they don't seem interested in producing one for the Stelvio, I'm going to see what it would take to do a similar one for our bikes. I may have to do a variation as I believe he patented it.
  6. henerythe8th

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    The factory replacement centerstand with added gusset was handled properly by Tony @ Empire Cycle in Spokane.

    I was thinking that I'd add a bit of protection.

    Thoughts?
    [​IMG]

    I was thinking about some little welds to hold it in place...
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  7. James Adams

    James Adams un bad hombre

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    If you want it because you think it looks good, go for it. I think it's way overkill, especially when people are complaining about the weak centerstand spring.
  8. henerythe8th

    henerythe8th Adventurer

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    My biggest concern was protection of the 02 sensors and associated
    wiring...

    Looks cool? Hell, it will disappear when it's installed.
  9. RAD3766

    RAD3766 0ld n00b

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    Thank you for that information Peter. :thumb
  10. Cloudhopper

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    I heard ofe complains about the weak center stand spring, but not of anyone damaging the o2 sensors or their wiring due to the lack of such a piece of protection.
  11. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Question Peter,

    Did you have to drill out the cable lug or is the hole size large enough to use on the larger bolts?
  12. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    RE drilling out the ECU ground lug...I can't remember. It seems to me that the OEM stud was 6mm and the one I went to was 8mm so if I did have to drill it out it wasn't a big deal. Remember, we are talking about copper.

    One point I failed to make, these studs are doing double duty. On the male end they are securing the ground and on the female end they are the attachment point for the starter cover. It seems to me that every time you take the starter cover off you are inviting problems with the ground. If I'm wrong, it ain't the first time.

    Peter Y.
  13. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    I had the same problem with a Maier Cyclone screen I rigged on my former 950SE. I didn't need to be able to look through it, so I sprayed the back side with satin black Krylon Fusion. Cured the problem.

    Pardon the pics of a different species, but they might help.

    From the cockpit:

    [​IMG]

    From the front:

    [​IMG]

    I liked the opaque look.
  14. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    No worries, I've always like the 950SE. I think a 750SE could rock my world.

    The screen looks very good on that bike, makes me think of what a Street Triple R needs.

    I had a smoked screen on my BMW R100RS but the instruments were some distance from the screen so no reflection problems.
  15. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Since this is my first Guzzi I'm still trying to understands what's "normal".

    I get a very noticeable oscillating high frequency vibration around an indicated 76-78 mph. It really stands out and I can feel it in the seat and footpegs. It gives the impression of a driveline vibration but if I pull in the clutch it changes so it's not purely driveline.

    It may be common to Guzzis and quite normal, I'm not sure. I didn't get to do long enough test rides to pick up "what's normal" or "common".

    I haven't mounted up my GPS yet so I'm not certain what the speedo error is. I "think" it's about 2-3 mph high.
  16. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    bloody hell how cool is that :freaky:D:D:D:D
  17. James Adams

    James Adams un bad hombre

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    Check your engine mount bolts under the tank. Mine were loose.

    Speedo error on mine is ~4% (reads high, of course).
  18. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Thanks. Some loose bolts could make sense. I don't remember feeling it initially.

    I need to do a thorough going over to check for loose bolts etc. I'd like to pull the tank just to see how things look under there.

    I just realized last night the fuel tank is plastic, very cool.
  19. 03x2

    03x2 Been here awhile

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    Mine broke off there ages ago. Hope the updated version lasts longer.
  20. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    This is how the updated version looks on my 2013. I think it was updated in 2012, not sure when.


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