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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-12-2014, 06:43 AM
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Views: 275
Posted By KraigD
looking for trip adv. Knox tn to phx Dec18th

I am going to ride my Stelvio NTX to Phoenix for Christmas. Looking to cover 650 to 700 miles per day. Leaving Knoxville Dec 18th. First stop New Orleans, looking for great seafood and a place to...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
Just asking, the bike looks like it has been in a...

Just asking, the bike looks like it has been in a plastic bubble, is it brand new. Nice after market goodies.
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By KraigD
Great Place

My wife and I spent 16 days in Chile this summer. We toured all over Santiago on foot and a few days in Valparaiso. If you have never been to Chile you will love it. The people are fantastic, the...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
the one for sale in Arizona is a great buy with...

the one for sale in Arizona is a great buy with low miles I did not like the orange at first but After 6 months and 10,000 people saying how great it looks I now like it. Okay maybe 10 people. ...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
That is the only problem I have had. It is a know...

That is the only problem I have had. It is a know issue, they stuffed way to much wire in the housing and it rubs through. Mine actually shorted out my head lights and shut down my charging system. I...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
You will love the Bike. I installed the OEM...

You will love the Bike. I installed the OEM heated grips, the bike is already wired for them, they get very hot and I am happy with them. 2 cents worth.
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
Need to change clutch fluid on NTX

I have a 6 month old 13 NTX with 17,980 on the ODO so time to change fluid. Is the line that runs under the seat and down to the clutch slave used to bleed the clutch. I thought so, I hooked up the...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
I went with the Penske because it's one of the...

I went with the Penske because it's one of the few companies that make a shock for Stelvio. I bought it directly from Penske.610-375-6180 Reading Pa. The model is axis, I'm pretty sure this is the...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
I got it no problem. once you remove the air box...

I got it no problem. once you remove the air box the rear wheel plastic liner that runs under the seat it is a piece of cake 1 hour and 15 minutes job is done. not happy Penske did not send the...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
advice removing rear shock 13 ntx

I have decided to upgrade my rear shock with a Penske any advice on the easiest way to remove and replace the shock. my first thoughts are removing the airbox and bring it out the top.
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
I love this bike

I have put the miles to it. 15,248. In 6 months. Not one issue and it just keeps getting better. I rode from Knoxville to Nova Scotia Northern Ontario and back to Knoxville 5700 miles in 9 days,...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,212
Posted By KraigD
Thank you for the offer. I will have a few ? in...

Thank you for the offer. I will have a few ? in the next few weeks, your input would be appreciated. PS my number one goal other than the roads is eating fresh seafood at a little Bar/restaurant on...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,212
Posted By KraigD
Old post but very helpful. I am planning a solo...

Old post but very helpful. I am planning a solo trip this summer late july and I ordered the mc guide found in this post. I have always been able to find whatever information I have ever needed for...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
Okay 4 or 5 were reg GSs. I had a few R1100GSs...

Okay 4 or 5 were reg GSs. I had a few R1100GSs and 1150GSs Most of the 550,000 plus miles I have logged are on the GSAs I cant pass up on a deal. I have owned 76 bikes give or take a few. This is my...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
Good purchase and I agree great value. I have...

Good purchase and I agree great value. I have owned 18 GSAs and 28 BMWs total and I as you have enjoyed the bmw feeling. But the problems became more than I can tolerate. I rode the new 14 GSA after...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
FAMSA Tank back

I sent back the factory Guzzi tank bag. It was possibly the worst designed tank bag ever made and one of the strap clips broke with in 5 days. Try putting a map in the map pocket. I got my new FAMSA...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
I have been in touch with Todd, I am going to...

I have been in touch with Todd, I am going to send it to him asap. I hope I can get 35 mpg I don't thinks that's unreasonable, I like to have the range.
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,039
Posted By KraigD
Do I need 02 sens

I bought a 2013 Stelvio with 1200 miles on it. 3 weeks later It now has 4200 on it. My ? is do I need o2 sensors, The orig owner made a few mods
Charcoal canister has been removed
O2 sensors...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,806
Posted By KraigD
I rode the dragon yesterday. 3 passes and the...

I rode the dragon yesterday. 3 passes and the trip computer went up to 42.9 got on easy road home riding at an easy pace dropped immediately to 39.7. I think it likes to be abused. I have put 2k...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,806
Posted By KraigD
If I can get 250 or so out of a tank I am happy...

If I can get 250 or so out of a tank I am happy that's only asking for about 32 mpg. I noticed the harder I run it the better my mpg. I beat the sh$$ out of it today, a hard 400 miles and the more I...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,806
Posted By KraigD
Remapping Who and How. ?

So I bought the bike, 2013 NTX with Agostini exhaust and 1200 miles on it. I rode it from Dallas to Knoxville. I think the bike is fantastic. It hates being under 4k RPM and I have no idea who I can...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By KraigD
First Gear Customer service WOW

Not sure if this is the place to post this, but I have to report great service. I have a first gear heated jacket and gloves. They work fantastic and always keep me warm even when it is 10 F. My left...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,806
Posted By KraigD
I know this is an old post but I have just found...

I know this is an old post but I have just found the time to ride a new 2013 Stelvio NTX. What a great bike, surprisingly powerful, very comfortable and smooth over 4k rpms. After many GSs (18) and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By KraigD
good stuff thank you.

good stuff thank you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By KraigD
New KTM 990 buyer Have ?

I have owned just about everything but a KTM. I know in the BMW world some years are far better than others. 05 GS is junk 06 and newer still junk but better. Is that the same for KTM , any years to...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By KraigD
I went with the plastic. The sale person could...

I went with the plastic. The sale person could not tell me if the metal ones would rust or not. what is funny is the plastic ones are the exact same as the ones from BMW. Same manufacture. I called...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By KraigD
Thank you. You just saved me a lot of money. I...

Thank you. You just saved me a lot of money. I ordered 2 sets for $68.00 shipped. BMW would have been almost 200.00.
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By KraigD
Pissed Looking for a hinge 04 GSA Alum bags

F ing BMW can kiss my ass. Who the F### thought that a plastic hinge was a good idea on an adv bike. I have now let my lid fall open for a 2nd time and snapped the hinge.( I know I know don't let the...
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,489
Posted By KraigD
Funny thing, I hope Marty reads this, he will...

Funny thing, I hope Marty reads this, he will write a few words about the DL 1000. I cant list all the things wrong with that POS, and yes I have owned 3 DLs. I just thought the next one had to be...
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,489
Posted By KraigD
Thank you, I was looking for a little help. I...

Thank you, I was looking for a little help. I rode 125 miles today in snow and wet roads. When I go back to the GS line I remember why i love it. Solid.
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,489
Posted By KraigD
I would love to go that way, but I cant this year...

I would love to go that way, but I cant this year wife and I need to Poland in June. Have a safe trip post some pics.
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,489
Posted By KraigD
I am snowed in, never happens in knoxville Tn, 2...

I am snowed in, never happens in knoxville Tn, 2 inches and the town shuts down so I have time for this. I know the bike has a few issues reported and I have had a few problems in the past. On the...
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,489
Posted By KraigD
I am sure the S10 feels faster but it is not, 0...

I am sure the S10 feels faster but it is not, 0 to 100 they wil be very close, And who cares with a bike like this. BMW is way more comfortable for me and thats what matters, I like having the bigger...
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,489
Posted By KraigD
went back to GSA

Old thread, and I posted a few times in the first few pages about change and done with the BMW cool aid and blah blah blah, and now I need to eat a spoon full of Sh++. I sold my Tenere after 11months...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,489
Posted By KraigD
Sorry about that. Felt like it was funny at the...

Sorry about that. Felt like it was funny at the time, Now I thought about it after the fact, now not sure. Thanks for not jumping my ars.
PS was in Gex France this summer, Great place. Great FOOD,
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,489
Posted By KraigD
First 100 miles

Just got back from the 1st ride on my new 2012 Tenere. Only put 100 miles on it, but here we go. Great feeling bike, feels like the 2007 Tiger 1050ABS I sold 6 months ago, with better suspension and...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,489
Posted By KraigD
Dirt = DR 650 or KLR Dirt roads = BMW GS or...

Dirt = DR 650 or KLR
Dirt roads = BMW GS or Tenere
Sitting on my Ars watching bikes go past me = BMW final drive pissing on the dirt. I have enjoyed enough Euro cool-aid.
Time for 24k valve adj,...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,489
Posted By KraigD
It starts at 9% then goes down a little over 5k...

It starts at 9% then goes down a little over 5k then a little at 10k. ends up at 8 ish on this bike. I think I can get around it. PS I am AZ native, born in Scottsdale. Lived in TN 10 years cant...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,489
Posted By KraigD
Picked up a new 2012 Tenere today with 4 miles on...

Picked up a new 2012 Tenere today with 4 miles on it for $12,200.00 Out the door. Now I did buy it in SC so I will need to pay sales tax in Tn. But no freight or set up. I think that has to be cost...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,489
Posted By KraigD
Not sure the GS or GSA can get 50mpg. I get 37...

Not sure the GS or GSA can get 50mpg. I get 37 to 42 tops. The tenere has a 6.6 gallon tank At 40 mpg on the tenere I should be able to pull off 225 miles with a few more to go. I like to stop...
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