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Forum: Vendors 03-27-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,303
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I have had the exact opposite experience with...

I have had the exact opposite experience with this scumbag.

Booked a transport for my bike. Had to cancel the trip due to unexpected work obligations. Emailed him that I had to cancel. No...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I think I've used high beam on my Stelvio maybe 3...

I think I've used high beam on my Stelvio maybe 3 times. If the low beam is as good as it looks, that's a huge bonus for me. I like that they're less heat too. I think I'm gonna pick those up. I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12,599
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Do those Rigid's have a dimmer control?

Do those Rigid's have a dimmer control?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 04:56 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Pictures or it didn't happen.

Pictures or it didn't happen.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Congratulations. The black ones are fastest. ;)

Congratulations. The black ones are fastest. ;)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I've ridden the new Cali. The motor and the...

I've ridden the new Cali. The motor and the fueling are amazing. The thing is a torque monster.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Technically, 2008 was the first year. :D

Technically, 2008 was the first year. :D
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I also have a 2009. It has been a great bike. I...

I also have a 2009. It has been a great bike. I can't think of any special tools required to do normal maintenance. It's a very simple bike to maintain. Like has been stated, there was a cam recall...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-23-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12,599
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I replaced the damper cartridges on mine this...

I replaced the damper cartridges on mine this winter. They were blown. They literally had no rebound damping at all. They did pretty well all things considered. They were pretty regularly abused.
...
Forum: Australia 03-22-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 743,139
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
And to be clear, this is not a rear drive...

And to be clear, this is not a rear drive failure. The owner broke the swingarm. The drive looks unscathed. The swingarm piece could have been replaced on a weekend over a couple of beers.

Easier...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12,599
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Its a shame too because its the swingarm that...

Its a shame too because its the swingarm that broke not the actual rear drive which looks fine. Id bet that that casting isnt even that expensive to replace. The owner could have fixed alk that in a...
Forum: Australia 03-22-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 743,139
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Guzzi shite? How many of these failures have you...

Guzzi shite? How many of these failures have you seen or heard about? First one I've seen or heard about.

I'd like to hear the whole story. Terrain, speeds, etc. It must have been fairly intense....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12,599
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Too bad they don't really mention how it actually...

Too bad they don't really mention how it actually happened other than to say it was Guzzi shite. I'd like to see pictures of the terrain.

It weird that they totaled the bike over that too. I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12,599
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Maybe if you had written that under the pictures...

Maybe if you had written that under the pictures when you posted them it wouldn't have looked like a troll type post. Just posting the pictures with the words "not a good look" seemed suspect to me....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-21-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Looking at the picture more closely it looks like...

Looking at the picture more closely it looks like it may have been hit from the side. Interesting that the person that posted it hasn't responded. Is it actually his bike? I wonder if it's an attempt...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-21-2015, 09:44 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Holy shit! How'd you manage that????

Holy shit!

How'd you manage that????
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12,599
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
The blue is purty. I'd like to see the new red...

The blue is purty. I'd like to see the new red with the black frame in the flesh too.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12,599
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
2009 Stelvio.

2009 Stelvio.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12,599
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
FWIW, the factory guards are pretty good and...

FWIW, the factory guards are pretty good and protect pretty well. I doubt you'll find anything better. The hand guards are useless for anything more than wind and rain. I'll be putting Bark Busters...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12,599
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Personally, I'd go for the 2014 and get roller...

Personally, I'd go for the 2014 and get roller rocker motor. The flat tappet engines are still really good, but you'd probably end up having to have the roller upgrade done eventually anyway. I think...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-12-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Sounds like that's all of it to me. All that's...

Sounds like that's all of it to me. All that's left now is to ride the hell out of it.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I use a Powerlet heated gear pigtail to the...

I use a Powerlet heated gear pigtail to the battery and use a converter plug from my battery tender to the pigtail. I use my little Slime compressor off of it all the time, but I think the fuse (that...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I was thinking that. I've done that route a...

I was thinking that. I've done that route a couple of times. Not a bad option if Beartooth closes down.

Very cool. I'll reply with my email as well. I'll have my phone with me and be checking...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12,599
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Yeah, I'm a little worried about that. We'll...

Yeah, I'm a little worried about that. We'll adjust if necessary. Back in 2002, I went up through Glacier Nat'l in early August and they had just opened the road. There was 15 feet of snow on top....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Nice. I forgot about Beartooth. Definitely going...

Nice. I forgot about Beartooth. Definitely going to route through there and Bighorn. I'll definitely ping you when we get into NY. We should be in your area the day before the Nat'l.


Thanks for...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-10-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12,599
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Cross Country again

It looks like my Stelvio will be doing another cross country trip this June. A buddy of mine got a great deal on a new 2014 leftover Stelvio at Moto International in Seattle and I'm going to ride...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-23-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,100
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I have the Mistal on mine. Sounds very nice....

I have the Mistal on mine. Sounds very nice. Better than the sound though, is getting rid of the heat of the stock can and nearly 20 lbs. of weight.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-17-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I'd like to hit the John Day National. Almost...

I'd like to hit the John Day National. Almost went a few years ago. Looks like a great riding area. I'll pencil it in for next year.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
And they look a lot nicer with the Aprilia...

And they look a lot nicer with the Aprilia mirrors and the directionals where Luigi intended them to be.

On another note, my buddy just picked up a nice red 09 at Moto International. He's asked me...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Great bike. Someone is going to get a hell of a...

Great bike. Someone is going to get a hell of a deal.GLWS.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-15-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
The 08's and 09's also have the glove box.

The 08's and 09's also have the glove box.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-15-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12,599
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
08's and 09's had cam issues. That was the...

08's and 09's had cam issues. That was the original recall. The cams were soft from improper heat treating. The latest update with kit A, B, or C is to cover all the flat tappet 8v models that suffer...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-15-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
You sure they didn't import Stevios in 10 and...

You sure they didn't import Stevios in 10 and 11? I coulda sworn I saw them at the dealer.

At any rate, the 08 and 09 Stelvio`s had can recalls due to insufficient hardness. Most were replaced...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
About the width or maybe less than the handlebars

About the width or maybe less than the handlebars
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-12-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I think it'd be tough to beat the Mosko Moto...

I think it'd be tough to beat the Mosko Moto bags. The side bags and 40 liter top bag should be plenty. I went up to Alaska a couple of years ago and lugged the gear for me and my wife (she rode her...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-05-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
We spent three weeks riding around Italy on a...

We spent three weeks riding around Italy on a rented Stelvio in 2009. The Stelvio Pass is incredible for the views and the experience, but for absolute crazy fun, we found the Ballabio - Resinelli...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-19-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
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, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
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, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6,630
Views: 490,861
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Another lurker here....

Another lurker here....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12,599
Views: 1,762,440
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.....
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