Stelvio != dirt bike

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by James Adams, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    Repeat after me: "the Stelvio is not a dirt bike". :deal

    Pictures first, because I know that's what you all want to see. :lol3

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    The bags are pretty beat up and I have to replace the left-side mirror and handlebar controls and the windshield, but there were no injuries to me and I was able to ride the bike 250+ miles back home without any major issues.

    This all happened in August; I posted about it on the Stelvio megathread in Beasts, but I felt like I should post it here as well. Keep in mind that most of this was written two months ago:

    I have since repaired the bike and yesterday was the first day since the incident that I've been back on it (lots of KTM foolery in the meantime). It's good to be riding it again. :deal
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  2. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Isn't this that guy?

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  3. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    Holy damn! That bad of a looking tumble, and so little damage? Wow! Go, Moto Guzzi! :eek1 :freaky

    EFI or carbs? Ran upside down for so long? How is that possible, really? If EFI, I'm amazed, as don't they all (EFI equipped motorcycles in general, all my injected Honda's have always been tip over proof) have a device to specifically prevent this? If carbed, they run uside down?! Sweet! :lol3

    Glad you did not get folded spindled or mutilated in this endeavor as well. :d
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  4. James Adams

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    EFI. I don't know specifically of a tip-over fuel cutoff on this bike. If it had one, it clearly didn't operate as I would have expected. But hey, it's Italian. :rofl
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  5. joef

    joef Been here awhile

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    Funny thats what my wife has said about me,
    it clearly didn't operate as I would have expected. But hey, it's Italian.
    Thats how you ride a Stelvio!!!
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  6. uechi58

    uechi58 Adventurer

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    With all those people hanging around, you couldn't upright the thing before dragging it out? You did more damage after the crash! Looks the a bunch of highway workers in my town:D
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  7. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    My thoughts too.

    Get the 4 wheeler and drag it out upside down that is the only solution. Must be a bunch of tow truck drivers.
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  8. James Adams

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    :nono

    The winch guys did a great job and extracted the bike safely and with minimal damage given the circumstances. I owe them a lot of thanks for their assistance. If you were there, I'm certain you'd agree.
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  9. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Of course it's a dirt bike; it has knobbies doesn't it?
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  10. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    I think that's where my logic was flawed as well. :lol3
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  11. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    why on earth didn't you push it back upright first...
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  12. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Saw that thing back in august and loved the pics. Seeing it now again it makes me smile once more :eek:)

    I'm glad you took it with so much humor :eek:)
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  13. mrpincher

    mrpincher Life is one long day

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    This post still confuses me after all this time. I keep "checking in" to see if someone has posted the mysterious f'ing reason the bike couldn't be towed out on its wheels,then I get pissed off all over again.

    Please someone tell me a lie if you have to, make up a reason that 10 adult men couldn't roll this bike out on its wheels. Please don't leave me here wondering what's wrong with humanity - what am I missing!:huh:ear
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  14. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    It crashed upside down off a cliff into the trees... and could still be ridden home.

    Close enough to a dirt bike for me!
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  15. ikonoklass

    ikonoklass Kountersteering Krew

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    The OP may not realize it, but he is a Guzzi salesman!
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  16. DADODIRT

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    Well, the last I saw Ian - Saturday - he had just done the White Rim Trail Friday and was following some 950's up Onion Creek on Saturday. Hopefully he is not adding to this thread.....
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  17. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    I'm thinking the reason the tip over switch didn't work is that it was'nt tipped over ,just upside down. the switches sense degrees from verticle.
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  18. TooFast

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    Maybe he wanted to save the wear and tear on his tires.....

    or maybe he hit his head harder than he thought :evil

    mind boggling .....

    next time I have a flat, maybe I'll just turn my bike upside down to take the wheel off...and if it keeps running I won't have to restart it:eek1
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  19. James Adams

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    No carnage, sorry to disappoint. :lol3

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  20. mrpincher

    mrpincher Life is one long day

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    Hope you took my comments in stride. That is one bizarre picture you posted of the bike upside down on the side of the trail.......right?

    Notice you have a shorter screen.

    I have the big Yamaha Tenere and have admired the looks of the Stelvio since I first looked at it. I won't be trading the Tenere for anything .....unless it's a 690.

    BTW - I know what its like to ride a big heavy bike on the trails. Here's to Ya!

    Be well - have fun.:freaky
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