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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-19-2015, 07:10 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Another option is to ditch the Trac bags all...

Another option is to ditch the Trac bags all together, and use something like the Mosko Moto bags which mount to the factory mounts, but let you move them fore and aft to suit your taste.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-19-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
The front fork cracking was caused by over...

The front fork cracking was caused by over tightening, and only really was an issue for 2008 through 2010. The speed sensor that got water penetration has been cured for a long time. There was a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-16-2015, 05:15 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Another lurker here....

Another lurker here....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I'm wondering how hard it would be to find a...

I'm wondering how hard it would be to find a clapped out NTX and put a new V7 motor in it.....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
If Guzzi built this again, but with that nice new...

If Guzzi built this again, but with that nice new V7II engine with the single throttle body, I'd be all over it.

374 lbs. dry. Seems about right to me.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 10:21 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 05:46 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
...and no dealers in the U.S. :(:

...and no dealers in the U.S. :(:
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I know the AT is a great bike, but this is more...

I know the AT is a great bike, but this is more where I'd go for a lightweight ADV bike. I wish they still made this thing. It'd be a great bike for my wife to ride too when we take off together.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Two laner in Maine a few years ago.... ...

Two laner in Maine a few years ago....

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o71/DougRitchie/MG%20Rally/IMAG0397.jpg (http://s117.photobucket.com/user/DougRitchie/media/MG%20Rally/IMAG0397.jpg.html)...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-10-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
You can blow it out, but where a mask. You...

You can blow it out, but where a mask. You definitely don't want to breath that crap. No disassembly required.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-10-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 158
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Sitting in the Cromwell Diner getting ready to...

Sitting in the Cromwell Diner getting ready to fuel up...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-09-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,652
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Cagiva Elefant?

Cagiva Elefant?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Is the clutch operating poorly? Most of us have...

Is the clutch operating poorly? Most of us have the groaning issue. Mine has done it since probably after a month of ownership. It usually only does it when it's cold. In nearly 60,000 miles it has...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-08-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Damn. Couldn't make it last year because of work...

Damn. Couldn't make it last year because of work and was really looking forward to it this year. It was a really fun weekend.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-08-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,652
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
My wife and I are going to be there along with a...

My wife and I are going to be there along with a decent Mass Guzzisti contingent. We were going to ride down, but 2+ hours at 11 degrees didn't sound like that great a time, so we'll be in the truck.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-08-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Agreed. I've remapped mine a couple of times and...

Agreed. I've remapped mine a couple of times and have always gone back to the original map. I really have no complaints about the fueling. I get reasonable gas mileage too.

Mine is an 09 though....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-08-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
It's my understanding that the lambdas only...

It's my understanding that the lambdas only measure for fueling from idle to about 1500 rpm. I could be mistaken though. I forget where I'd seen that. Pete Roper or Beetle could answer that I'm sure....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-03-2015, 02:55 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I did around 10,000 miles on that trip up to...

I did around 10,000 miles on that trip up to Alaska with that set up. Never any issues and I probably had another 8 to 10 pounds in the case.

The only thing I had happen is that one of the pins...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-30-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Interesting. I've been off road with mine with...

Interesting. I've been off road with mine with the top case loaded with camping gear and two 1 gallon rotopax filled with fuel bolted to the side of it and never had any issues.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-30-2014, 12:01 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I was going to say the same thing. I have a...

I was going to say the same thing. I have a Mistral on mine and get mid 40's gas mileage. Get rid of the "enricheners" and keep the pipe (with the db killer in) and it should run fine. Mine does with...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-24-2014, 05:04 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Have a very Guzzi Christmas everyone! ...

Have a very Guzzi Christmas everyone!

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o71/DougRitchie/cartoon%20and%20gifs/GuzziXmas.jpg...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-17-2014, 07:49 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
My shop manual says 35.83" at the widest point...

My shop manual says 35.83" at the widest point (handlebars)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-17-2014, 05:15 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag151/stevie79...

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag151/stevie79088/a41b784baba5a32d66eec69219caf898_zpsf7fa58a0.jpg

Pure sex. Love the red with the black frame. :raabia:
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 10:59 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Playing with the mapping can increase mileage. ...

Playing with the mapping can increase mileage.

My wife's Griso SE 8v is running Mark's map. It pulls harder than any Guzzi I've ever ridden, is smooth at all areas of the rpm and she averages 180...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I routinely get 42 mpg on the highway with bags...

I routinely get 42 mpg on the highway with bags loaded at an average speed of 75 mph. I've gotten as high as 52. 32 is not normal.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 08:49 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Funny. I ride fairly often with a guy that has a...

Funny. I ride fairly often with a guy that has a 2 year old RK now (gets a new one every 3-4 years), and pretty much every trip we've ever taken together, he has to go to a dealer for something. This...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-11-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Mark is aces. If you give him feedback, he'll get...

Mark is aces. If you give him feedback, he'll get a great map for you. I can't begin to tell you how different my wife's Griso runs now. It's like a completely different bike. Seamless, smooth...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-08-2014, 05:48 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
All I can tell you is that I changed the 180 rim...

All I can tell you is that I changed the 180 rim on my 2009 to the newer NTX style for the 150 rim and the bike handles infinitely better. Much quicker in corners. As a bonus, I have a gigantic...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-05-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
:stupid

:stupid
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12,122
Views: 1,668,697
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Get the Guzzidiag and after you get the cables,...

Get the Guzzidiag and after you get the cables, head over to the GrisoGhetto and there is a section there for non Griso maps. The guy making them is a magician. What he did to my wife's Griso is...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-05-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
If that 29.7 isn't all city riding, I'd take a...

If that 29.7 isn't all city riding, I'd take a good smell of your oil to make sure you're not washing the pistons down with fuel. Even extended sitting in commuter traffic on my Stelvio rarely gets...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-05-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
On my Ballabio at least (which I've hot rodded a...

On my Ballabio at least (which I've hot rodded a bit), it is a hooligan bike. It's impossible to ride it at any speed limit. I joke that it's my +20 bike. I always find myself 20 mph over the speed...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-04-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
We have a V11 Sport Ballabio, a Griso SE, and a...

We have a V11 Sport Ballabio, a Griso SE, and a Stelvio`s ( among others). Each is very different from the other yet I can't imagine not having any of them. They all make me smile for different...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-09-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
When I still had those lights, I found that the...

When I still had those lights, I found that the H3 bulbs didn't last very long. I had a little better luck with the PIAA versions (and they were brighter too). Don't know how long your bulbs have...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-09-2014, 03:39 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
You're gonna miss out on a lot of great stuff in...

You're gonna miss out on a lot of great stuff in life by avoiding things reviewed on the internet.

I have an 04 V11 Ballabio with over 70,000 miles on it and it has been the most reliable...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-08-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Another gnarly adventurer that can't tighten an...

Another gnarly adventurer that can't tighten an occasional bolt.

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-05-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12,122
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Looks nice, but screw that. I hate dealing with...

Looks nice, but screw that. I hate dealing with tubes. I love the ability to plug a tire and be on my way in 10 minutes. FWIW, mine have been leak free for nearly 60,000 miles.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-17-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12,122
Views: 1,668,697
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Just caught this this morning on another board....

Just caught this this morning on another board. Apparently Guzzi is working with these folks to produce these bikes. Sort of like the Ghezzi Brian connection I guess.

Pretty cool bike.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-14-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Bear in mind that the word on the street is that...

Bear in mind that the word on the street is that Stucchi Luigi is restructuring and/or out of business so the wait could be considerable.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-09-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12,122
Views: 1,668,697
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
The TKC's just look right on the Stelvio. :D ...

The TKC's just look right on the Stelvio. :D

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o71/DougRitchie/IMG_0643.jpg (http://s117.photobucket.com/user/DougRitchie/media/IMG_0643.jpg.html)

but whatever...
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