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Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 10:48 PM
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Posted By Mr Grumpy
Ta for your thoughts, one & all, I'll be back...

Ta for your thoughts, one & all, I'll be back next week, off on a run to California tomorrow.
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Actually I'm a Brit not a Frog at all, but lived...

Actually I'm a Brit not a Frog at all, but lived there for 20 years & Mme Grumpy is Breton-French.

I had to retake my Truck driving licence which I thought reasonable, my car licence was a...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
After a somewhat extended absence, I am returned....

After a somewhat extended absence, I am returned.

I'll give you all the short version, I've moved from France to Quebec, I'm currently bike-less & licence-less too, thanks to the bureacrats not...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Hi all, I've been lurking & lusting for a stelvio...

Hi all, I've been lurking & lusting for a stelvio for a while now & put everything on hold due to an impending transatlantic move, heading for Quebec eventually.
However my regular Buell & Guzzi...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
The other alternative is to put on your gloves...

The other alternative is to put on your gloves overalls & balaclava, then slip though a previously unlocked window (being careful not to trigger the alarms), satisfy your curiosity & slip silently...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
If we're splitting hairs, you're right, Aluminium...

If we're splitting hairs, you're right, Aluminium does not rust, it certainly corodes though.
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
This Glen Kerr fellow, is he the one that they...

This Glen Kerr fellow, is he the one that they cal Wang?

:fishie
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Can anybody tell me if there's a freely available...

Can anybody tell me if there's a freely available diagnostic/tuning program for Guzzis, such as like ECMspy is for Buells?
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,247
Posted By Mr Grumpy
I rode, or rather thrashed,one of those Tigers...

I rode, or rather thrashed,one of those Tigers around the Le Mans race circuit at a triumph test day.
The only other bike that put more of a grin on my face that day was the Speed triple, it's a...
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
This is one of the primary reasons I'll be buying...

This is one of the primary reasons I'll be buying one, I've just been paid for the crashed Buell XB (at last) so I'm currently browsing all the European sites, not in a particular hurry as it's...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,571
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Actually Badweb is a US based site with members...

Actually Badweb is a US based site with members worldwide like this place, many of the Uly guys on here go to Badweb too,

You meet the nicest people on a Buell.:D
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,571
Posted By Mr Grumpy
This may interest you. ...

This may interest you.

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/4062/698757.html?1353229457
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,903
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Not trying to be funny or anything, but I find it...

Not trying to be funny or anything, but I find it laughable that the difference between premium & regular would be a deal-breaker, in a country where you have very cheap fuel!

Have you done the...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Well if so many people are buying them, they MUST...

Well if so many people are buying them, they MUST be good & anyway Ewan & Charlie used them to go round the world twice, so they have to be just what I need to go to the shops on a sunday morning.
...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,857
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Hah, you've obviously never been a Buell owner, 9...

Hah, you've obviously never been a Buell owner, 9 out of 10 dealerships were like that.

I'd walk into a dealers & as soon as they realised I'd not come to buy something shiny or some orange &...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,787
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Never had any belt issues with my Buells in over...

Never had any belt issues with my Buells in over 9 years of ownership, my '99 M2 is still on it's original belt.

For a tuber, run it as slack as you can get away with.

For an XB there's various...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2012, 07:29 AM
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Views: 288,350
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Recently went to a hillclimb in Switzerland,...

Recently went to a hillclimb in Switzerland, mine's the red Buell M2 in the foreground left of the bagger who couldn't park like everybody else.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,221
Posted By Mr Grumpy
I owned a 07 model SuperTT from new in 08 I'd...

I owned a 07 model SuperTT from new in 08 I'd still have it if some bastard hadn't rear ended me.

It stuck to the road like glue & was rock solid reliable, the only fault I ever had with it was a...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
I can't state to Guzzis, but I know that on my...

I can't state to Guzzis, but I know that on my Buells there was a significant "hole" between 3000-4000 rpm,
The cause is the stock exhaust being set up for all the, economy, noise & polution...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 45,212
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Oh dear, bye bye to the old 'Slapper', ...

Oh dear, bye bye to the old 'Slapper',

Never had one myself, but I know a few folk that have had them & they've been stone solid reliable tools, if a little uninspiring.

Kind of odd that...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,170
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Suzuki VX800?

Suzuki VX800?
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,536
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Great real-world review, thanks, answered a few...

Great real-world review, thanks, answered a few questions for me & confirmed my own impressions too.

And yes I agree with others, ignore the whiners.
The review is too long for them to read but...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Well, I had news yesterday that my Buell is...

Well, I had news yesterday that my Buell is definitely an insurance write-off, so I wandered down to the local Guzzi dealer & they lent me their demo bike for an hour.

Oh dear oh dear, I'm hooked....
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Hmmm Cooks the left leg eh? Well I suppose...

Hmmm Cooks the left leg eh?
Well I suppose it'll even me up after having the right one cooked on the Buells.
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Bugger me! Where'd you pinch that tyre? off a...

Bugger me! Where'd you pinch that tyre? off a John Deere?:D
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,812
Posted By Mr Grumpy
I reckon the VW 3pot unit would do well.

I reckon the VW 3pot unit would do well.
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Only time my SuperTT let me down in over 4 years...

Only time my SuperTT let me down in over 4 years was due to a duff relay,
15 mins of head-scratching & fiddling, swapped relays about & going again.

M2 only let me down once also, the day I...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
I'm definitely with you on that one, no matter...

I'm definitely with you on that one, no matter what make or model of vehicle, it's against my religion.
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,248
Posted By Mr Grumpy
I drive Trucks for a living so I see a lot more...

I drive Trucks for a living so I see a lot more of what happens on the road than most,
It makes me a better rider, knowing how other vehicles are likely to behave in a given situation.
I have the...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,521
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Buell toolkit is part number, 94685-03Y. If you...

Buell toolkit is part number, 94685-03Y. If you can find one.

Relays are the same as used on mid 90's Jeeps.
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 92,398
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Euro spec Stelvios come with the indicators in...

Euro spec Stelvios come with the indicators in the bodywork & ordinary mirrors. I believe some on here have already done the conversion in the US, have a look in the main Stelvio thread.
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Any new motor, needs to be worked hard to bed in...

Any new motor, needs to be worked hard to bed in properly, not thrashed mercilessly but made to work.

I've done it numerous times with big diesels & can tell you a babied engine is never as strong...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 92,398
Posted By Mr Grumpy
How about this? ...

How about this? http://www.brakeawayproducts.com/productinfo.html
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Those are the standard bags on most of the...

Those are the standard bags on most of the Stelvios I've seen on this side of the pond. NTX has the big square ones as standard.

There's 2 sets on ebay.co.uk in white at the moment.
item #...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
No MOT for bikes here, so if lights & clocks have...

No MOT for bikes here, so if lights & clocks have to be changed it means a Ministry inspection.
Nobody ever passes a ministry inspection first time, they always find something that they say doesn't...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Talking Did a bit of digging & eventually phoned a uk...

Did a bit of digging & eventually phoned a uk dealer to ask the question.
Parts guy informed me that there's only one headlamp assy on a 08/09 Stelvio & it does both rh & lh models.
This is a...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Sock Monkey, snorty grunty hooligan bikes are no...

Sock Monkey, snorty grunty hooligan bikes are no strangers to me, currently riding my Buell M2 since the XB got hit up it's arse. (I still bounce well for an old git).:D

Next questions, If I were...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
Thanks for the info chaps, I'm not...

Thanks for the info chaps,

I'm not particularly bothered about the big tank, as my arse can't ride that far! Also I live in France & there's no shortage of petrol stations. I'm not another Ewan...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11,837
Views: 1,597,295
Posted By Mr Grumpy
My Buell Super TT got punted recently & is most...

My Buell Super TT got punted recently & is most likely written off, I'm looking to replace it with a Stelvio but the insurance payout won't run to a 8v or a NTX, I'll be looking at an 08/09 model....
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 26,572
Posted By Mr Grumpy
If you're looking for something reliable & rugged...

If you're looking for something reliable & rugged that will do just about anything, the military have usually had it built at some point.
That goes for trucks, 4x4s, bikes, hovercraft, whatever.
...
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