Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. Dracula

    Dracula I don't want a pickle! Supporter

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    I never thought they made a bigger, nicer bar bag like this. It's as big as a tank bag. Totally waterproof. has two compartments and a clear, waterproof also window for your smart phone. Attaches & detaches easy with four velcro fasteners, and comes with a shoulder strap.
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    Really professional quality, long lasting piece of kit. I love how they don't interfere with any of the bike's cockpit controls, nor with me standing leaning over the front of the gas tank. And look better, imho. Also there is a wire ingress opening in a protected area underneath, to pass power cables, should you need to power something while on the go. This is the third one I bought over the years. First went with my BMW sold, second has been on two Stelvio's for several years more than 140,000 miles, they absolutely never leak, and now I got the biggest one they make.

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    29870402 by Wunderlich. You can find it if you search for luggage for the GS 1200. Fits perfectly on Stelvio.
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  2. Doc.

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    These sorts of parts are nearly always an 'on condition' item, if they're good, then leave alone.
    I'd expect a good quality Bearing to last the life of the Bike, as long as the Seals are good, and they're not physically damaged in any way.

    You always have the option to clean and re-grease them.
    The Seals can be prised out and reused if you're careful, although replacements are available if needed.
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  3. Dracula

    Dracula I don't want a pickle! Supporter

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    That's what I've gathered thus far. And depending on application. For example, on Stelvio CARC all bearings are lubricated by the oil, vs. BMW's FD main bearing which is a huge, factory grease sealed bearing sitting *outside* the actual rack/pinion box. I think the Guzzi is a much better design and the CARC is much more trustworthy.
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  4. joe cool

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    Very nice, but $152. Ouch
  5. Dracula

    Dracula I don't want a pickle! Supporter

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    :dunno For me it's worth it, for its quality, durability, being truly waterproof, and considering what other similar things cost. I really do use it on every ride. This one can hold a lot more.
    • Smart Phone
    • Reading glases
    • Garage opener
    • Tire gauge
    • Valve stem cores and caps
    • Small bungee (to tie front brake lever while on ferry crossings)
    • Pepper spray
    • Phone headset
    • Phone charging cable
    • Ear plugs
    • Small postit notes and a ballpoint pen (for quick directions)
    • Knife
    • Zip ties
    • Sunglass/face shield cleaning cloth
    • Lucky Turtle
    • Plenty space left.. such as for @Mooney 78865 's rusty old revolver - BTW you can whip this baby open while riding and take or put something in it, then close it back. Not possible or so easy, with a tank bag.
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  6. Doc.

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    About the same capacity as my QD Tank Bag, which can also easily be opened/closed on the move.
    It's also perfect for hooking my Kriega R-3 Pack over, when I don't feel like wearing it.
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    I do like the Bar-Pack, but If I had something similar, I'd have to relocate my Analogue Clock, and my Temperature Displays for Engine and CARC Oils.

    Stuff that I don't need to get to often, I keep in the two Packs on my Engine Bars, Tubeless Repair Kit, Cable Ties, Disposable Gloves, Rag, WD-40, etc.
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  7. Mooney 78865

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    Shoulder holster works well...
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  8. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Long timer

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    And I don’t carry that much “personal “ gear on a BDR!
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  9. Dracula

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    Not even one of these?
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    was thinking about it as gift. But seems you need *boiling water* so that kind of defeats the miniature - for me.
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  10. Dracula

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    Just move the gauges & clock to the cockpit, seems easy, no?
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    ..also a bit of imagination can create extra room
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    not to mention good looks and equally satisfying handling, I reckon
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  11. Mooney 78865

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    Nope
    Jet boil with the French press accessories. Cooks food, does laundry, and doubles as a shovel when you flop in the sand and need to dig a hole for your wheels to drop into while righting the bike. Very versatile tool.
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  12. Dracula

    Dracula I don't want a pickle! Supporter

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    You've got my attention!!

    >>Cooks food, does laundry, and doubles as a shovel <<

    Especially for the laundry part! Got any pictures of it in action?

    Edit: so just like I make Turkish coffee except you avoid drinking the zest? But in this way you also miss the nice "cream" that's created when you bring Turkish coffee to a boil..



    But the best one is done in the sand, because it brings the temperature slowly and gradually up. You should try this some day!

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  13. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Long timer

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    Don’t have that much patience...
  14. Dracula

    Dracula I don't want a pickle! Supporter

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    You should. Good things come to those who wait.. :dunno or something like that? If you have patronaged decent european restaurants, you know it takes time to cook something good and tasty. Quite the opposite of american fast food culture.
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    The creativity some people have when they build a rat bike is amazing. Last year (almost exactly) I attended a Toys for Tots event and was parked near this thing:
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  16. Gillmeister

    Gillmeister Been here awhile

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    Hey , I have one of those. Carry a Thermos full of boiled water , my wife has tea , I make a shot of coffee. Awesome. Very civilized .Nespresso pods work best , some of the others fall apart.
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  17. Mooney 78865

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    Yep, sorry, not much of a “foodie” either.
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    Whoopers and coffee.... good combo. :)
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  19. Doc.

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    I'm so glad I don't drink Tea or Coffee, so much 'faff' avoided in my travels, not to mention the expense!
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  20. Mooney 78865

    Mooney 78865 Long timer

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    Oh yeah, the staples of life. Well, except Frosted Flakes and Lucky Charms...
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