Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. motomoda

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    I was wrong. The Green Horror still does it too.
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  2. Dracula

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    Mine lately needs a bit of cracked open throttle at first start of the day. Either that or a second cranking session.
  3. R3T

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    Mine would do that till I blocked stepper hose,
    doesn’t get cold here so haven’t needed it.
    ps : That bike sounds loose Vic, gives me some reassurance about the noises coming out of mine.
    Although mine only has 20 percent of your km’s.
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  4. Xlratr

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    I think what we're looking at there is the final piece of the GPR exhaust that slips over the stock Y piece further down. It isn't a collector. The loops are for attaching the springs that hold the silencer in place.
    Remove that piece and you should be able to attach a stock silencer (or any other).
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  5. HarveyMushman

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    Agreed. The stock collector ends near the passenger peg hanger.

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  6. Xlratr

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  7. Dracula

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    Ah sorry if misleading, I took the video few years back when it was new. As with any recording - audio tends to skew reality of sounds but one can get an idea, to a point. I have been trying to get again some decent recorder/gopro or something but not too serious about it, lately.

    At 117,000 miles once properly warmed up the sounds from the engine aren't bad, in my opinion.. I will post something one day.
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  8. Chopperman

    Chopperman Hostile. But not Stupid

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    Oi! arent there rules against porn here?
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  9. Dracula

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    I usually wash my bike before taking such pictures.. usually :D

    ..this reminds me I need to buy replacement center stand rubber bumper, mine is dry and cracked.
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  10. Mooney 78865

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    Me too...
  11. Dracula

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    Probably related to the stepper which is supposed to act as a "choke" for cold starts. And I'd rather not mess with it. It starts right away after it's been warmed up.
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  12. Salishmoto

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    I went ahead and ordered the exhaust from ebay that was kindly posted earlier. I won't need most of it, but the price was right. That makes sense that the pipe I'm seeing with the cat in it is part of the GPR system, and by removing that I can just pop the stock can on. The stock can has that bend in it to accommodate the angles and maybe sits a bit lower on the bike. I'm excited to get a sound that isn't too blaring bop bop bop as I ride through my nice neighborhood knowing it rattles windows. I've always mocked loud HD pipes, and it's not my MO to want attention for the sound of my bike. Thanks again for all the helpful tips and links and what not. Hoorah!
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  13. Dracula

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    You will need a gasket from Guzzi, item 13 in diagram.
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    She runs well with the new O2 sensor and closed-loop map. Hopefully that doesn't change as the auto-learning does its thing. One bothersome detail is the stench of the exhaust, which doesn't seem any cleaner than when running an open-loop map with a cat-less exhaust. I guess the cat in the Mistral Exagon is junk? :dunno Never had this issue with the MiVV can & cat. I do like the volume and tone of this can a whole lot better than the Mistral conical.

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    I’m feeling overly thirsty today. I drove from the south of Bavaria over to a place called “schliersee”, where a very nice Bavarian whiskey called (strangely enough) Slyrs is distilled. What a crime to be without the Stelvio!!!! Many fine bikes and even finer roads out there including a few nice bikes right there at the distillery. Tonight I took the train into Salzburg to quench a thirst for Mozart at the Mirabell Palace. Afterward I found myself too thirsty to walk back to the train station. Luckily the barman at the Sheraton around the corner has my back and plenty of Hendrix gin and tonic to quench my parched throat before the walk/ride/walk back to my temporary home in Freilassing. Really gotta figure a way to wrangle a Stelvio for these trips. I have a friend near Erding who would probably keep a bike for me. How do I bury that in an expense report?
    All the best!
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    I think I'm covered there because early in my ownership I took the advice I found here and elsewhere and ordered replacement Kawasaki gaskets. So I've got 2-3 I just carry around on my bike right now.
  17. HarveyMushman

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    The one at the collector exit is a larger diameter than the two up front.
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  18. Salishmoto

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    Well crap, thanks. Are we stuck with Piaggio or are there also Kawasaki or other versions available for that puppy?

    Edit: The gasket to the cans is 60x54.5x27 mm

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  19. Mooney 78865

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    Agreed...
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  20. Dracula

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    Glad to read about your experience there! I'd give a call these guys, over decades I keep seeing best reviews about their advice, services, rentals and even very long term storage of ex pat bikes. https://www.knopftours.com/Web-Site/Storage.html