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Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Adam R
Laugh Thanks folks - I'll go to Guzzitech - solely...

Thanks folks - I'll go to Guzzitech - solely because I'm registered there already
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Engine out

Hey folks - I have to change a crank seal - which is all tickety boo and fine. The only question mark in my head at the moment is about getting the engine out (chassis off) anyone done that - have...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Adam R
Yeah, the tank's a pain in the behind, it takes...

Yeah, the tank's a pain in the behind, it takes me 20 minutes to remove, I've done it lots, so I've had practice. But so many screws, I'd hate to be doing it roadside :/

I fitted some later cast...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Adam R
Thanks folks. I am aware of the tappet upgrade,...

Thanks folks. I am aware of the tappet upgrade, but you do need to have a failure to get the upgrade. I'm not sure I can be bothered again ;)

Mine's also suffering from a few bits ageing here and...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Twist or Stick?

Hi folks, this may have been answered elsewhere in this monumental thread - apologies if it has!

I have an 08, I love it. It's great. We've had ups and downs but by and large I'm still in love.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2013, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Adam R
My wheels arrived with angled valves already...

My wheels arrived with angled valves already fitted...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2013, 01:59 AM
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Posted By Adam R
I have them on mine now - 175 / wheel I seem to...

I have them on mine now - 175 / wheel I seem to remember. Mail order from Europe? You just need a part number and a dealer who'll ship abroad? TLM in NL maybe? Probably very many would be happy too...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2013, 09:24 AM
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Posted By Adam R
A liter will cover both

A liter will cover both
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2013, 06:18 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Hmm 1100 I guess, twin spark model. Nice and...

Hmm 1100 I guess, twin spark model. Nice and grunty! I wanna go! :D
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2013, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Adam R
That's a Breva engine and drivetrain, and the...

That's a Breva engine and drivetrain, and the corresponding swing arm I reckon. Really good job!
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2013, 02:42 PM
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Posted By Adam R
I'm yet to do the map changing, but have the...

I'm yet to do the map changing, but have the cables and software ready. I'm really impressed. After years of working at Piaggio with Axone and PGDS this looks okay and gives some fantastic usability....
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2013, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Ideal, thanks Chuck. Sounds like me!

Ideal, thanks Chuck. Sounds like me!
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2013, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Good handling I presume?

Good handling I presume?
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2013, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Does anyone get the feeling of a different bite...

Does anyone get the feeling of a different bite point for the clutch? Mine seems to vary slightly, like there's a point on the rotation where more travel is needed in the release mechanism...

:ear
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2013, 04:09 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Got it going - turned out to be an old laptop...

Got it going - turned out to be an old laptop that had fallen out with one of its USBs, used another - re-set the settings and away we went. TBs balanced. Just need much more fuel in there now to...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2013, 04:22 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Although I have the $69 version on it's way, I...

Although I have the $69 version on it's way, I bought the Amazon cables too (already arrived) and downloaded this software - but it doesn't seem to recognise the key on, always comes up saying key...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2013, 04:18 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Yes, it isn't "setting the throttle", the...

Yes, it isn't "setting the throttle", the throttle is mechanical, the process is basically saying "Okay ECU, listen up - see the resistance that you have at the TPS now? Well remember that, because...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2013, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Adam R
It'll be on the first page - but without seeing...

It'll be on the first page - but without seeing the screen I wouldn't know... Take a pic and message it to me maybe?
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2013, 07:06 AM
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Posted By Adam R
If you talk to a dealer nicely, there was a non...

If you talk to a dealer nicely, there was a non homologated map available for Grisos that worked well with the Mistral...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2013, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Nice one - thanks for sharing!

Nice one - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2013, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Adam R
Depends what you mean by "in house" Guzzi is very...

Depends what you mean by "in house" Guzzi is very integrated into the manufacturing giant that is Piaggio. When it comes to casting, welding and machining I think it's pretty likely done at one of...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2013, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Adam R
Whichever unit you get - it is interrogating the...

Whichever unit you get - it is interrogating the same ECU - and that's the clever bit. So whichever diagnostic tool you get - the things it reads are the same (some interface units might have fewer...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2013, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Adam R
When we did the training at Guzzi we always...

When we did the training at Guzzi we always hooked the bikes up to a trickle charger when we used the Texa BT interfaces - they sucked power like a drowning wh... well, lots of it anyway (and...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2013, 05:56 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Ok - understood! Thanks. I have a Mac Book Pro -...

Ok - understood! Thanks. I have a Mac Book Pro - but technically it's for work, so I bought an old XP Laptop for the bike.

Now I know more anyway - thanks!
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2013, 05:33 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Interesting - what machine were you trying to...

Interesting - what machine were you trying to plug it into? (Comp end, not the bike) - ~I'll see if I can get prepared before it arrives. Thanks for the heads up!
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2013, 05:30 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Indeed - I was wondering how the owner serviced...

Indeed - I was wondering how the owner serviced bike got done. It should be every service if you take it to a shop.

I felt a deal of difference at PDI and at the 4000 mile service and then they...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2013, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Adam R
It's referring to the trimmer settings for the...

It's referring to the trimmer settings for the pre-lambda equipped ECUs that it covers - with those you needed to manually adjust a trimmer setting for base mixture regularly. The lambda equipped...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2013, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Adam R
Altering the Idle mix isn't possible - closed...

Altering the Idle mix isn't possible - closed loop (lambda sensor equipped) systems will always attempt to keep it within a set parameter. You'd have to change the lambda sensor input (which the...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2013, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Adam R
When I worked in a dealership we reckoned carb...

When I worked in a dealership we reckoned carb sync and right air in the tyres made the biggest difference to a bike and contained 85% of the customer satisfaction!



Here's a link to the UK...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2013, 07:23 AM
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Posted By Adam R
I have just ordered a plug in diagnostic tool on...

I have just ordered a plug in diagnostic tool on e-bay - 50 software and cable- bargain! I use an old Yamaha vacuum gauge, one gauge with a switcher, it works pretty well. I like needles if I don't...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2013, 08:20 AM
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Posted By Adam R
That's the wrong way around really - it doesn't...

That's the wrong way around really - it doesn't cost Piaggio USA to put on a dealer - aside from some travel expense. The dealer has to buy the gear, the stock and invest in training. At the moment...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 01:14 AM
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Posted By Adam R
This the one with the self adhesive, velcro? I...

This the one with the self adhesive, velcro? I mounted mine by eye. I have since removed it.

Has anyone noticed (I''m talking old Stelvios here) how it looks like the screen is at a funny angle?...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2013, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Adam R
In fact - just popped outside, I have 3 month...

In fact - just popped outside, I have 3 month old, new style cast wheels on mine now. Guess what, they came with angled too. I wonder if it's a market thing?
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2013, 01:19 AM
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Posted By Adam R
08 - 12 bikes all used the Alpinas though - my 08...

08 - 12 bikes all used the Alpinas though - my 08 came with angled valves too.
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2013, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Adam R
Live and learn - that'll teach me to believe a...

Live and learn - that'll teach me to believe a casual dealer comment all these years!
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2013, 05:03 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Isn't the standard seat already a gel seat...

Isn't the standard seat already a gel seat though? You'd be cutting gel to make way for gel.
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Adam R
And people say that the Stelvio's weight is a...

And people say that the Stelvio's weight is a problem, if it weighed less you couldn't carry that AND keep the front wheel on the deck! :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 12:54 AM
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Posted By Adam R
In fact it does have a can-bus system, the clocks...

In fact it does have a can-bus system, the clocks are networked to the Marelli ECU and share some data. I have never heard of any problems with a Guzzi system though. :rofl
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2013, 02:51 AM
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Posted By Adam R
Sounds like the collective backlash of the...

Sounds like the collective backlash of the drivetrain. As you get used to the bike you probably find you're exploiting the torque more and using lower revs, which on a big twin means you'll be at...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2013, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Adam R
Well, no. It's easier to do it caliper in situ....

Well, no. It's easier to do it caliper in situ. That's why I mentioned it. try it twice, see what you think.
Mind you, it's hardly saving hours, I agree!
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