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Forum: Beasts 06-20-2013, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Cloudhopper
You have a PM from an admirer. :wink:

You have a PM from an admirer. :wink:
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2013, 08:08 AM
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Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
My board compuer instists on 50-60mpg :rofl In...

My board compuer instists on 50-60mpg :rofl
In reality it's around 40-45mpg. n a '09 Stelvio with the A8 Engine ('10) with 8000miles on the clock.
Not too bad I think.

Get about 145 miles before...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2013, 03:27 AM
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Posted By Cloudhopper
Mine's the one with the black plastic loop at the...

Mine's the one with the black plastic loop at the top.

Just came back from our ride, the burn on the finger was taken care off by the fiance who took the trip to the late night pharmacy to obtain...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2013, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Cloudhopper
Checking oil on a cold engine has been ingrained...

Checking oil on a cold engine has been ingrained in me to be a nono (whether thats true or not), that i cant do it.

Hadnt check oil before, came up below empty (after 2000km since purchase),...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2013, 01:19 PM
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Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
Ok i found my first real gripe with this bike. ...

Ok i found my first real gripe with this bike.

Which engineer was sitting in the construction approval meeting of that engine, looked at the oil dipstick just above the exhaust, stood up pointed...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2013, 01:53 PM
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Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
Does anyone know if Stelvios in the old world...

Does anyone know if Stelvios in the old world (EU) have that vapor canister too?

How do I spot it?
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2013, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Cloudhopper
I've not taken the time yet to strip my Stelvio...

I've not taken the time yet to strip my Stelvio down to that level, so this was new to me.

What a nice looking frame. :evil
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2013, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Cloudhopper
I heard ofe complains about the weak center stand...

I heard ofe complains about the weak center stand spring, but not of anyone damaging the o2 sensors or their wiring due to the lack of such a piece of protection.
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10,217
Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
I have the Givi screen on mine, came with the...

I have the Givi screen on mine, came with the bike.
Very quite behind it, can have the visor open well towards 60mph and I'm looking over that thing. (Mind you I wear glasses, which helps with the...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2013, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Cloudhopper
"The slide method" refers to the technique when...

"The slide method" refers to the technique when you put your right foot (or leg) on your driver seat and slide the leg over the seat until you end up sitting on your bike.
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 56,121
Posted By Cloudhopper
Well if someone was to do that, at least have the...

Well if someone was to do that, at least have the courtesy to run the video for the duration of the download. YT should count the view after 5 seconds into the video. Should being the operative word...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 56,121
Posted By Cloudhopper
Empty room, bollix! :lol3 A lot of people...

Empty room, bollix! :lol3

A lot of people that I talked to think this is about the next best thing after LWR (and some think it's beyond).
It's one of the most authentic and personal accounts of...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2013, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Cloudhopper
I'm horizontally challenged, so too small for my...

I'm horizontally challenged, so too small for my weight. (Last time i said that to my mum she looked at me and asked me: "How tall should you be? 4 meters?" (thats 13'2" for you imperial folk). I...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10,217
Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
I have 2 very simple questions: - How do you...

I have 2 very simple questions:

- How do you get on your Stelvio with the TRAX Panniers mounted?

- How do you get off your Stelvio with the TRAX Panniers mounted?

Do you swing or slide your...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 56,121
Posted By Cloudhopper
Seems Oisin is aware. @willys Not as DVD...

Seems Oisin is aware.

@willys
Not as DVD or BluRay. DRM free digital download yes maybe. But Discs are just stuff taking up space and with DRM'ed downloads you can't rewatch the stuff in 5 years...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Cloudhopper
That. Always keep in mind that Moto Guzzi...

That.
Always keep in mind that Moto Guzzi produced about 10.000 bikes per year in the last years. Not Stelvios, 10.000 units across the complete model range. In comparison BMW almost produces that...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,312
Posted By Cloudhopper
Yeah i watched that video too (was it from...

Yeah i watched that video too (was it from 1000PS? i think).
Well in all honesty here in Europe most of the big trailies dont see 70/30 or 80/20.
To ride those ratios you really have to put an...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2013, 09:40 AM
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Views: 7,312
Posted By Cloudhopper
I love how they go on about how similar the BMW...

I love how they go on about how similar the BMW R1200GS and KTM 1190 Adventure R are offroad and yet the KTM is more fun.

And then look closely and carefully.
That isn't a KTM 1190 Adventure R,...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2013, 11:40 PM
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Posted By Cloudhopper
As far as I know there is a service bulletin out,...

As far as I know there is a service bulletin out, at least in Europe, to replace the center stand with a modified version, which adds an additional triangular piece between the horizontal bar and the...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2013, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Cloudhopper
Precisely. That info has been posted on a...

Precisely.
That info has been posted on a european forum by a guy that can safely be considered "well informed".

Keeping in mind that the models in the US are often times a bit later than their...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,232
Posted By Cloudhopper
Well of course it says that on their website. ...

Well of course it says that on their website.

And of course we believe everything that is written on the BMW website. :wink:
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2013, 12:18 AM
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Posted By Cloudhopper
Well you ask owners if they could confirm that...

Well you ask owners if they could confirm that their Stelvio has roller tappets.
Mine doesn't, it's an '09.

I remember seeing information though, that stated a date and engine number from which...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,232
Posted By Cloudhopper
Technically you aren't far off, taking BMW's...

Technically you aren't far off, taking BMW's history and the origin of the engine design into account.

The side tilting is something all bikes do that have an engine with a cranskshaft parallel to...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2013, 05:01 AM
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Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
So i'm still in the middle of all the paperwork...

So i'm still in the middle of all the paperwork shenanigan the irish government throws at you when you import a bike from the UK. Was told there was a mistake in the papers and i HAD to correct it...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2013, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Cloudhopper
Lobby be careful. The Stelvio or better Guzzis...

Lobby be careful.
The Stelvio or better Guzzis in general aren't for everyone. But if it is, it's a virus you'll never get rid of :)
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,232
Posted By Cloudhopper
That. There is no point in buying a...

That.

There is no point in buying a motorbike for any other reason than the heart. Make a shortlist, go to the dealers, ride them (possibly for a weekend) and listen to your heart.
Buy the bike...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,232
Posted By Cloudhopper
I'm a fairly new Stelvio owner, but i did months...

I'm a fairly new Stelvio owner, but i did months of reading before test riding one. I didn't find any stories that would indicated to me a problem with reliability. I'm almost 3 hours away from the...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10,217
Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
In Germany it is required that a certification is...

In Germany it is required that a certification is issued (aptly named "Certification of harmlessness") by the tyre manufacturer for each specific model and its rim sizes. Name says it all.

And on...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,232
Posted By Cloudhopper
Nope. Mirrors is a US problem, easily fixed by...

Nope.
Mirrors is a US problem, easily fixed by installing the EU indicators and mirrors.
Yeah you can feel some vibration, but it's a motorbike not an electric scoot. Never had numb hands or...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2013, 01:02 PM
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Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
Congrats! And it's a black '09 one, the nicest...

Congrats! And it's a black '09 one, the nicest there is! (I might be biased, my Diva seems to be the twin sister of yours :D) :clap

Enjoy and ride safe :freaky
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10,217
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Posted By Cloudhopper
Stena offers day trips, Return journey for one...

Stena offers day trips, Return journey for one person with a bike is GBP60. You have 24hrs at the destination, starting with the disembarkation time. It's a good deal, used it to Wales before....
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10,217
Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
I've been through Wales last week Monday on the...

I've been through Wales last week Monday on the bike, when I picked up the Stelvio in Manchester.
We wanted to go that Saturday originally, but that was the day when that nasty snowstorm hit the...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10,217
Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
Snow is unusual in Dublin and the southern parts,...

Snow is unusual in Dublin and the southern parts, up in the North it's more common.
We sometimes get a week of it a year, but most of the time it doesnt stick, and often its late January, early...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2013, 12:31 PM
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Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
A little spin after work. ...

A little spin after work.

http://i.imgur.com/w2vRURel.jpg
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10,217
Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
Thank, the setting hid itself indeed in the...

Thank, the setting hid itself indeed in the service submenu and the code worked.

Brilliant! :)
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10,217
Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
I can get into the menu alright, but i cant find...

I can get into the menu alright, but i cant find the setting for the speedometer.
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10,217
Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
I have one quick question: How do I change...

I have one quick question:

How do I change the speedometer from MPH to KPH? I've been through the menu, but to no avail. Am I missing something?

Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10,217
Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
Reported 2°C and feels-like temperatur of -7°C...

Reported 2°C and feels-like temperatur of -7°C Thats before getting on the bike...
(Thats 36°F and 20F respectively for you Fahrenheit guys).
Nothing a big mug of hot chocolate (or two) didn't...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10,217
Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
So after a long time of loving Guzzis and now...

So after a long time of loving Guzzis and now over a year of reading here, guzzitech and other guzzi related forums, yesterday was "my day".

I'd hereby like to officially check into this thread...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10,217
Views: 1,316,585
Posted By Cloudhopper
Two tips regarding the CTA: - Try to get hold...

Two tips regarding the CTA:
- Try to get hold of a one marked with "Z" (reads CTA Z, where the Z is a more graphic/comicy one). The radial wrapping gradient is different (0°) minimizing...
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