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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 04:31 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,856
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
What's the plan for Friday? Should we be there...

What's the plan for Friday? Should we be there early for a ride, or is Friday just a set up and drink kind of day?

:rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-03-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,856
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Is that the Saturday ride?

Is that the Saturday ride?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-02-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,337
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Looking forward to it.

Looking forward to it.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-26-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
For summer time, it's tough to beat the Alaska...

For summer time, it's tough to beat the Alaska Leather sheepskin seat cover. Makes for a much more comfortable ride.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-25-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,856
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-24-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,856
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Voted for big bike hard. Will probably...

Voted for big bike hard.

Will probably regret it.
:rofl
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-23-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Congratulations! If you think you love it...

Congratulations!

If you think you love it now, wait til you have 10,000 miles or so on it. You'll wonder why you haven't had one all along and you won't be able to picture yourself without it....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-23-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
It's on the back side, bottom of the left side...

It's on the back side, bottom of the left side cluster. The right side cluster has the switch for the aux. lights.

When the dealer plugs into the ECU, their software will tell them if there's an...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,337
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Probably stuck with mung from the hose down. ...

Probably stuck with mung from the hose down.

Glad it was nothing worth talking about.

Great trip!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-22-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Here's the link for the Guzzidiag software. You...

Here's the link for the Guzzidiag software. You need the IAW5xReader and Writer for the 5AM ECU if I'm not mistaken.

http://www.von-der-salierburg.de/download/GuzziDiag/

PM me your email...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-22-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,906
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
FWIW, The Norge and Cali both have fans on the...

FWIW, The Norge and Cali both have fans on the radiators. Generally though, the Guzzi's are over cooled, not under cooled.

"Modernization" for BMW's has resulted in generally lower reliability...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-22-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
If the fueling is very poor, there is a chance...

If the fueling is very poor, there is a chance you still have the map that shipped with the bike in 2009. I believe it is map 18 and yes it is horrible. If you have a dealer near you, have him flog...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-21-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,906
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
The bike is liquid cooled. It's just that the...

The bike is liquid cooled. It's just that the liquid is oil. It's technically an air assisted oil cooled engine. I routinely ride in 90 + temps in traffic in the summer and have had no issues. I've...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-21-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Do you have a multi meter? When you hit the...

Do you have a multi meter? When you hit the starter what does he voltage drop to? The relays require a specific amount of voltage to fire. If the amps aren't there it will do exactly hat you're...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-17-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I predict there will be a large number of...

I predict there will be a large number of Stelvio's at the National this weekend. I will try to get them all lined up for a picture.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-17-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
A buddy of mine picked his new Stelvio in Seattle...

A buddy of mine picked his new Stelvio in Seattle and is riding it home to Massachusetts. He's right in that area too at the moment. Imagine if there were 3 in the same spot??????


:rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,856
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
My wife would be interested in coming up on her...

My wife would be interested in coming up on her Griso SE if theres gonna be a street ride.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-12-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
If they're gonna go small, I'd like to see them...

If they're gonna go small, I'd like to see them make a modern version of this, but it would be the same story, lots of competition etc, etc,.

The Lodola Reg. was a cool bike though.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-12-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Which is probably why they don't build it. ...

Which is probably why they don't build it.

I do think the new V7 motor is a ridiculously tractable though and it would be a nice offroad crawler. Plus with the single throttle body, it's even...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-12-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Don't hold your breath. Word on the street...

Don't hold your breath.

Word on the street is that it will be something along the lines of the BMW R9T, which is odd, because the Griso is already that bike. They need to let the retro thing go....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-12-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
If I'm rolling in first at 10 mph or so and whack...

If I'm rolling in first at 10 mph or so and whack the throttle, I can pick mine up pretty easily. Second gear it's a little tougher, but not impossible.

I've only done it a handful of times...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,856
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Me too. In the testicles every time I have to...

Me too. In the testicles every time I have to pick it up off the ground.


:lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,856
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Hopefully, I'll be able to keep these sneakers...

Hopefully, I'll be able to keep these sneakers intact until 7/17. No idea how long I can get out of the Mitas. They seem to be hanging in there.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-11-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Yeah, but it's a V-Strom. :hide:hide ...

Yeah, but it's a V-Strom.

:hide:hide


You could always buy the new tank and associated pieces for about a grand. Then you'd have the big tank if it bothers you that much. They bolt right on...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-10-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,907
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Odd. Guzzi replaced my cams and flat tappets with...

Odd. Guzzi replaced my cams and flat tappets with the new rollers. All I had to pay for was labor, and my Stelvio is an 09 3 years out of warranty. I've never had any issues with warranty issues.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-10-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
So I forget. Are any of you coming to the...

So I forget. Are any of you coming to the National next week? I've heard there's gonna be a dirt ride as well. Should be fun.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-10-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
If you're referring to my bike, yes, I used the...

If you're referring to my bike, yes, I used the switch wiring, but also installed the Clearwater volume control that allows them to be dimmed. I like being able to shut them off from the stock...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-09-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Isn't he anyway? :evil

Isn't he anyway?

:evil
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-09-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Picture of my Stelvio on one of the fast gravel...

Picture of my Stelvio on one of the fast gravel sections of the ride I did this past weekend. I liked the Mitas E09 Dakars. The front wanders a bit in the really loose stuff, but never really loses...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-09-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I don't think out of all the Guzzi's we have...

I don't think out of all the Guzzi's we have (except the Stornello) there's a single one that isn't doing 70ish at 4000 rpm.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-09-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,337
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Damn. I should have mentioned White Sulpher...

Damn. I should have mentioned White Sulpher Springs, Montana to you. There's a hotel in the little town that has a couple of hot sulpher spring swimming pools. It's super relaxing and rejuvenating....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-04-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
And make sure the seat is up on the highest...

And make sure the seat is up on the highest setting, and it'll change the angle of your knee a bit and move it a little further away.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-04-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
All shod for 3 days of fun in Vermont. Trying the...

All shod for 3 days of fun in Vermont. Trying the Mitas E09 Dakar's this time. Kinda testing for a Dempster run next summer.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o71/DougRitchie/IMAG0005.jpg...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-04-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,337
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Have a great trip! Take lots of pictures.

Have a great trip! Take lots of pictures.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-04-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Or more appropriately... A8 Motor valve...

Or more appropriately...

A8 Motor valve specs:
.10 mm intake
.20 mm exhaust


:lol3
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-03-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Dave is the best. If I buy another, I'll...

Dave is the best. If I buy another, I'll definitely do the fly and ride from him.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-01-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
+1 I use mine with a full Autocom system...

+1

I use mine with a full Autocom system though. I don't love the cradle but the unit kicks ass.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-31-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Have a great trip. Can't wait to read the ride...

Have a great trip. Can't wait to read the ride report.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-31-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,337
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Subscribed. Have a great trip! Planning on doing...

Subscribed. Have a great trip! Planning on doing the Dempster next year, so it'll be cool to learn from your experience.

What are you using for tires for the dirt portions?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-31-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13,433
Views: 1,948,419
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I like it too, but why wouldn't the performance...

I like it too, but why wouldn't the performance be better than a Guzzi, it's 1650cc.

I'm also pretty sure I'm not that interested in spending 31 to 36,000 bucks on a non antique bike.

I'd bet...
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