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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by young skywalker, Jan 8, 2006.
I'm betting that even Sade likes getting the business put to her on occasion.
yeah, just think perfekt TB sync, eh?
Bugger me drunk! It’s getting more 1980’s here by the minute. Any second we’ll have Duran Duran charging over the horizon!
Maybe, but then you can ride it like that at all levels, from pottering gently around narrow leafy lanes, to seriously shredding your Tyres at a Track-Day.
I never went to the track, but as far I understand it is smoothness that makes a rider fast. And of course, it makes sense.
Pete, what radio station or kind of music do you play in your shop?
That's what I was meaning Vic.
You can be a smooth rider at all levels/speeds, from sunny Sunday cruising, to MotoGP God.
The faster you go, the more important it gets to be smooth.
So one can be smooth with a rental and/or a stolen Stelvio!
Not sure where we were at last time I posted but we spent 5 days in Williamsburg then went to Gettysburg for 4 days, and are up in Bar Harbor Maine at the moment. We did manage to stop by Hershey PA and Salem MA, for a bit of diversion. We'll be heading for ST Ignace Michigan in a couple days to go to Mackinac island then do the UP of Michigan before heading south. Not sure where we will end up after that. Rumer has it there is a buffalo round up in Custer SD...
I've been lurking on the forum a bit when I have a few minutes, nice to see new folks overwhelmed with all of the information!
Looking forward to ridding the bike, contributing to the forum, and maybe planning a BDR!
How's the damn lobster, man? I haven't had a proper one in like, years.. oh and forgot this..
Thanks Dracula. I now have the wheel and mudguard off. Getting ready to pull the fork. A quick question on fork oil. I bought the recommended Ohlins #5 oil. Looks like it is 7.5 Weight SAE. I couldn't find an oil specification in my Stelvio literature. I see that Flying Frisian used 10W (page 1751). Just wanted to run a sanity check. I am a 225 lb rider (and sometimes with gear). Does the Ohlins 01309-01 sound OK from all your experience? Do I need to go to 10 weight?
7.5W Motul or more precisely 50/50 10W and 5W worked well in my factory forks.
I weight a bit more then you.
I found reference to 7.5 wt somewhere last season when I changed my seals. I used Liqui Moly 7.5wt fork oil ordered from Fort Nine.com you will need two litres.
I weigh 300 lbs all geared up, even more depending where I stopped for lunch. That oil is working fine for my Andreani upgraded forks. When ordering Andreani kit - they ask for your weight and ride style - so as to provide you matching cartridge dampening valves (if any customization they do) and the correct spring rate.
I prefer mine on the firm side of comfy, I used 10W in mine.
I'm around 190lb/85kg in my kit.
The Multi Strada Forks I have on now will need rebuilding soon.
I'm going to get the Stanchions re-chromed like my originals, so I'll be going back to the Stelvio Forks again.
I am not at the expert level to tell how much oil viscosity influences different forks, and so this may sound as a bunch of BS blabber. But I reckon all things being same for comparison purposes (i.e. comparing OEM forks with other exact spec'd OEM forks and not Andreani), when each set has been filled with *different* oil viscosity, the one with thicker oil will have more dampening and be more "sluggish" in following the fine terrain corrugations. In the case of Andreani upgrade which I did - I used what the experts had recommended for the specific application and rider weight and ride style / terrain. And it works much better for me than the OEM forks, even 60,000 miles later. But while I had occasionally hit sharp and deep potholes, I'm not jumping rock ledges in Arches National Park, either.
Edit: I wonder what viscosity oil does this guy use in his forks, and what he drinks?
Here’s a question for the community: how did you get this pinch bolt out and back in without removing the tank? My 6mm socket and wrench combo is too long....what worked for you?
Pull the tank. It's only a couple of fasteners. Much easier than farting about with it still installed.
Just used a L key.