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Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2011, 07:10 AM
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Posted By Guzzirider
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By Guzzirider
Yes some of the mags are sportsbike obsessed-...

Yes some of the mags are sportsbike obsessed- mainly Performance Bikes, Superbike and Fast Bikes- the clue is in the titles I guess! Motorcycle Sport and Leisure is ok, and Bike sometimes has some...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-16-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Have a read of this-...

Have a read of this- http://forum.guzzitech.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=2&func=view&catid=30&id=5979

All Stelvios and Griso 8V need doing.

Cheers

Guy
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Congratulations! Had my recall work done...

Congratulations!

Had my recall work done today- no issues at all.

The replaced parts were as good as new.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Got my notice on Wednesday- dealer has ordered...

Got my notice on Wednesday- dealer has ordered the bits for me and will call when ready.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-10-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Did you get a letter from the importers? ...

Did you get a letter from the importers?

Mine was an early bike (Feb 2008) so I am assuming mine will be recalled too but I have heard nowt yet.

Cheers

Guy
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-06-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Yes Guzzi normally manage their recalls well. ...

Yes Guzzi normally manage their recalls well.

I'm one of the lucky Stelvio owners with no issues so far- and I bought one of the very first bikes.

Not sure if mine is included in the recall-...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,837
Posted By Guzzirider
I'm 5ft 9 with 30 inch inside leg- and the...

I'm 5ft 9 with 30 inch inside leg- and the Stelvio is fine on its lowest setting- I do slightly hang to one side at the traffic lights though! :wink:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,872
Posted By Guzzirider
Bubble still very much intact- my own experience...

Bubble still very much intact- my own experience of Ducati ownersihp has been good- I'm realistic enough to know that not every bike they produce will be perfect but in general reliability has much...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,872
Posted By Guzzirider
Modern Ducatis are very solid and need much less...

Modern Ducatis are very solid and need much less maintenance than Dukes of old.

Build quality and finish is superb- reliable too.

Don't hear too many bad news stories these days about the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,872
Posted By Guzzirider
Not sure if there is a 2 wheel equivalent- I had...

Not sure if there is a 2 wheel equivalent- I had a WRX for 4 years and the best thing about it was the huge grip- not an attribute that bikes are well known for.

The other attributes of the WRX...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-30-2008, 11:42 PM
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Posted By Guzzirider
No heated grips- for some reason nobody in my...

No heated grips- for some reason nobody in my family feels the cold much- must be some Nordic blood in us!

After 2 hours riding in sub zero temperatures my hands were still warm- thick Hein...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-30-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Had a nice ride to Dent in Cumbria yesterday and...

Had a nice ride to Dent in Cumbria yesterday and met up with the lads and lasses from Huddersfield MAG. Was really icy on the descent from Barbon down into Dent, and it must have got to about minus...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-16-2008, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Guzzirider
Been a glorious day in Yorkshire- sunny, dry and...

Been a glorious day in Yorkshire- sunny, dry and not too cold- went down to 6 degrees on the tops but that was fine in the bright sunshine.
Had a super ride out over Rishworth moor, Widdop moor then...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-06-2008, 03:56 AM
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Posted By Guzzirider
There is a marked step up in power at 5k revs but...

There is a marked step up in power at 5k revs but still plenty of mid range. With a Guzzi mileage makes all the difference- try road testing a Stelvio with at least 5k miles on the clock rather than...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-06-2008, 12:51 AM
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Posted By Guzzirider
Actually the weight tested by bike magazine is...

Actually the weight tested by bike magazine is 270kgs (594 lbs).

Yes it is heavy but on the road the weight is not noticeable she is so finely balanced. In fact the handling is absolutely superb...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-05-2008, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Guzzirider
And 25% of the ugliness!

And 25% of the ugliness!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Guzzirider
Guzzi only make 850 versions of the Griso / Norge...

Guzzi only make 850 versions of the Griso / Norge / Breva due to insurance bands in some European countries that penalise the 1200 motors.

They weigh the same as the bigger versions- no point...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-16-2008, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Guzzirider
Congratulations! First thing I did was wind up...

Congratulations! First thing I did was wind up the rear preload to compensate for my weight and now she steers sweetly! For some reason Guzzi sell them set up for a 10 stoner!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-15-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Good news there is already aftermarket pipes...

Good news there is already aftermarket pipes available.

I have a carbon Mistral with no cat- so much lighter than stock.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-04-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,271
Posted By Guzzirider
My Stelvio came with Sport Synchs as standard...

My Stelvio came with Sport Synchs as standard fitment- I will be getting another set- excellent on the road!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-30-2008, 03:37 AM
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Posted By Guzzirider
Yes I also have three 2 valve Guzzis- lovely...

Yes I also have three 2 valve Guzzis- lovely motors but the 4V has lots of extra shove in comparion.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-29-2008, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Guzzirider
Thumb Exactly! Bikes are for riding!

Exactly! Bikes are for riding!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-29-2008, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Guzzirider
Well speaking as someone who actually owns a...

Well speaking as someone who actually owns a Stelvio and has done nearly 5000 miles on it, I can confirm that my bike has a very solid mid-range and the brakes have plenty of feel.

The 2 valve...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-24-2008, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Guzzirider
Great pictures- thanks for sharing memories of a...

Great pictures- thanks for sharing memories of a great trip!

Did you take a tent? I am thinking of a similar trip next summer.

Regards

Guy
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-11-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
The Stelvio does come with a main stand from new...

The Stelvio does come with a main stand from new at no extra cost. In the UK, the non-ABS BMW retails at 9195, the Stelvio comes in at 8875 in similar spec but also with a luggage rack as standard....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-10-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Congratulations on your new baby! you are the...

Congratulations on your new baby! you are the first owner I am aware of outside Europe.

Very jealous of your big empty playground compared to our crwoded little island.

Have fun

Regards
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-06-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Limiting factor is the high mounted fat silencer...

Limiting factor is the high mounted fat silencer which is massively wide.

The pannier frames have to allow the space for the big pipe pushing them out wide.

The Hepcos on my Stelvio stick out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,148
Posted By Guzzirider
Not sure- he was only using the bike on tarmac...

Not sure- he was only using the bike on tarmac mainly for commuting. He had only had the bike a couple of months- not sure of the exact mileage.

These things happen I guess- maybe just a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,148
Posted By Guzzirider
Was chatting to an F800GS owner at the fuel...

Was chatting to an F800GS owner at the fuel station the other day- he loved his bike- only problem he had was about to have his third set of steering head bearings on warranty.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-31-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Interesting to see that some of new Stelvio...

Interesting to see that some of new Stelvio owners are ex-GS riders who have ridden the Stelvio and preferred it, or have been pissed off with the poor reliability of their BMWs.

Saying that, I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-31-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
MCN seems to have a vendetta against the Stelvio,...

MCN seems to have a vendetta against the Stelvio, which in a way I don't mind because all the riders who like to follow the crowd, and believe every word that is written in motorcycle journalists...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-14-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
The top case is a Guzzi badged Givi bought from...

The top case is a Guzzi badged Givi bought from my local dealer. Not as good as a HB top case- the lock mechanism is plastic and often sticks.

Despite what you may read, back to back dyno tests...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-14-2008, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Guzzirider
It's just brilliant- just returned from a two and...

It's just brilliant- just returned from a two and a half week tour of Europe, taking in the Netherlands (inc Boxmeer), Hessen in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, back to Austria again, Black...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-19-2008, 06:29 AM
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Posted By Guzzirider
Thumb Nice one John!

Nice one John!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-19-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Hatdiver- you can buy your can directly from...

Hatdiver- you can buy your can directly from Mistral in Italy- drop Micheli an email and he will give you a price. A UK dealer will charge you a large mark up just for the priviledge of putting a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-18-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12,373
Views: 1,724,323
Posted By Guzzirider
I will do! At the moment I am getting just over...

I will do! At the moment I am getting just over 10 miles to the litre, so figure on a tank range of about 185 miles if you are riding at a steady pace, about 165 miles if you thrash her and 200 miles...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-15-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Hmmm maybe Guzzi will be better off making sure...

Hmmm maybe Guzzi will be better off making sure they have parts and accessorries for the current model without making an Adventure version!

Taking mine for a two and a half week tour around...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-09-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By Guzzirider
Ok I take back what I said about German...

Ok I take back what I said about German efficiency- they forgot to include 2 M8 x 80 bolts in the kit, which I can sort but not tonight- but I have rigged them up anyway without tightening up the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-09-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12,373
Views: 1,724,323
Posted By Guzzirider
Be patient, Master Capriccio ...

Be patient, Master Capriccio

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