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Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 08:32 AM
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Posted By swmckinley
New Stelvio not running.

That problem sounds the the electrical harness that plugs into the back of the instrument/dash assembly may be loose or the clip that holds it in may not be completely lock.
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2014, 11:37 AM
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Views: 1,608,767
Posted By swmckinley
Mistral Carbon Fiber Exhaust

Check the classifieds as I am selling my Mistral Carbon Exhaust for my Stelvio NTX.
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2013, 10:28 AM
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Views: 1,608,767
Posted By swmckinley
I used Roxx Risers. 1" up and 2" back if I...

I used Roxx Risers. 1" up and 2" back if I remember correctly. No need to change cables just re-route.
Just got back from a 2000 mile trip out west, best addition by far was the Russell Day Long...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2013, 12:09 PM
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Posted By swmckinley
http://s80.photobucket.com/user/danketchpel/media/...

http://s80.photobucket.com/user/danketchpel/media/Street%20bikes/MG%20Stelvio/grisoclutch.jpg.html

Those springs on the pressure plate were the culprit of my new clutch exchange. The metal that...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11,867
Views: 1,608,767
Posted By swmckinley
I haven't been visiting this thread for a while...

I haven't been visiting this thread for a while so I had to catch up with a few pages. I wanted to reply to various topics but they are pages behind so I will just do it here, I now have 19,000 miles...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,285
Posted By swmckinley
I get about 7500 miles out of the Full Bore M-40...

I get about 7500 miles out of the Full Bore M-40 and the current price is $86.88 shipped. I am running it on the Stelvio NTX. Full Bore is made in the Shinko factory, just different branding.
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2013, 07:12 AM
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Views: 1,608,767
Posted By swmckinley
My clutch was replaced at 15,000 miles and I...

My clutch was replaced at 15,000 miles and I already posted about it, maybe 20 pages ago, hell I cant remember. But the short of it is that the whole assembly was replaced including flywheel. There...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2013, 01:56 PM
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Posted By swmckinley
Dan.....I hope that's your name? All I know is...

Dan.....I hope that's your name? All I know is that Moto Guzzi changed the metal used to cover the pressure plate. That cover retains the springs on the pressure plate.

I am reluctant to correlate...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2013, 07:45 AM
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Posted By swmckinley
I have owned 9 BMWs over the last 20 years, 3 of...

I have owned 9 BMWs over the last 20 years, 3 of them GS Adv's. I usually sold them with when they reached the 25,000 mile mark. Partly because I was bored with them and partly because they were...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2013, 07:12 AM
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Posted By swmckinley
Well actually no its not normal....and I am not...

Well actually no its not normal....and I am not paying. Warranty will pay to replace clutch basket assembly which includes fly wheel, friction plate and pressure plate as well as throwout bearing,...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11,867
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Posted By swmckinley
Ya know I heard the Guzzi Groan was normal...

Ya know I heard the Guzzi Groan was normal too......I am throwing up the Bullshit flag on that one. I have been complaining since day one that my clutch didn't feel right. Big groan when starting off...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2013, 07:27 AM
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Posted By swmckinley
Me too. Something very soothing about it.

Me too. Something very soothing about it.
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2013, 09:10 AM
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Posted By swmckinley
Welcome Tex and Bundy. I am sure you will find...

Welcome Tex and Bundy. I am sure you will find the NTX to your liking. I have put 16,000 miles on mine since last September. I think you will pleased given your mission parameters. What type of dog...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11,867
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Posted By swmckinley
I filed down the tip of the key a bit making it...

I filed down the tip of the key a bit making it more "pointy" and smoothed it out which helps some with getting that rascal of a door to slide open. That stupid little door causes 90% of the problem...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11,867
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Posted By swmckinley
the Russell Day Long seat is wonderful now that...

the Russell Day Long seat is wonderful now that it broken in, and the weight of the NTX might intimidate some but it is a blessing in a storm when the wind wants to toss the bike around.

Peter...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2013, 12:20 PM
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Posted By swmckinley
I have the Calsci med screen on mine. I sent it...

I have the Calsci med screen on mine. I sent it back and ask him to take 1- 1/2 inches off. Wished I had not done that. I am 5'9" with a 31" inseam for reference. With the Calsci med with no...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2013, 11:20 AM
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Posted By swmckinley
Dan, Did shimming the windshield mount bars...

Dan,
Did shimming the windshield mount bars change or effect the clearance between front fairing and said windshield mount bars?
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2013, 08:23 AM
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Posted By swmckinley
Fluid change..heads up.

While changing the fluids on my NTX this weekend I had a problem with the tranny drain bolt. After removal of the bolt I noticed that one of the threads from the case side was on the bolt. It would...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11,867
Views: 1,608,767
Posted By swmckinley
Here is a link to a pic. It is called a 13 Liter...

Here is a link to a pic. It is called a 13 Liter Shilo Road.
http://www.rka-luggage.com/A08%20BMW/K1600GT/133F/133F_2012_Portal_Rear_bi.jpg

And here is a link to the products page:...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2013, 12:53 PM
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Posted By swmckinley
Yup... I was fishing around for a tankbag...

Yup... I was fishing around for a tankbag solution and accidentally found what I think is a great solution. RKA makes a tank bag for the 1600 GTL that is narrow enough for our handlebars (mine has...
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2013, 01:06 PM
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Views: 1,608,767
Posted By swmckinley
CalSci Windshield.

I have a 2012 NTX that I bought new in September. I have 9,000 miles on her and the only thing that bugged me was the windshield. I finally pulled the trigger on the CalSci medium shield and put it...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2012, 08:24 AM
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Views: 1,608,767
Posted By swmckinley
Just got back from a 2800 mile trip over 5 days...

Just got back from a 2800 mile trip over 5 days that included TX,NM,AZ and Utah. I wanted to find out out what the Stelvio was like on the long road. Bottom line is the bike is great for my mission,...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2012, 06:34 PM
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Views: 1,608,767
Posted By swmckinley
AF1 racing in Austin Texas got it for me. They...

AF1 racing in Austin Texas got it for me. They are a well known Apirlia dealer that sells many parts on the Web. Cal John Francis up and tell him Steve sent you. I not affiliated with them nor do I...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2012, 10:10 AM
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Views: 1,608,767
Posted By swmckinley
Coretech Super Mini

Here is a link with a photo of the Coretech Super Mini.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000M9FZ0Y/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=automotive
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11,867
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Posted By swmckinley
Hair - thats just plain funny:rofl Mr. B -...

Hair - thats just plain funny:rofl

Mr. B - Its a Cortech Super Mini strap version that I have had for a few years, nice and small and carries the stuff I need. As soon as funds allow I will try...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11,867
Views: 1,608,767
Posted By swmckinley
New NTX in Austin, TX

I will jump in and add to NTX pool. I picked mine up about 3 weeks ago and have 2K on the clock. I know that before I bought, I read this whole thread trying to harvest info before I bought one. As a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,475
Posted By swmckinley
4000 miles on my 2010 Adventure. No issues with...

4000 miles on my 2010 Adventure. No issues with stalling. Loving it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,592
Posted By swmckinley
It's like LSD, can't explain it, but if you try...

It's like LSD, can't explain it, but if you try it, you will know the answer to your questions.:huh
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2006, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,962
Posted By swmckinley
I had a '03 Futura with absolutley no problems in...

I had a '03 Futura with absolutley no problems in 20,000 miles I put on her. One of the best bikes I have ever ridden. Just sold it for $7,100.00 3 weeks ago. Kids in college forced the sale.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,494
Posted By swmckinley
Laugh My Red RT

No way dude, that red RT sitting on the floor at Lone Star is all mine, I got first dibs on her, your gonna have to wait for another one.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2005, 12:13 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 121,337
Posted By swmckinley
I notice in the Specs they don't list "Servo...

I notice in the Specs they don't list "Servo Assisted Brakes" just the "Intergal ABS". This could be a good thing.
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2005, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,958
Posted By swmckinley
Las fotos me encatan mucho, muchas gracias....

Las fotos me encatan mucho, muchas gracias. Espero que yo regressar a Espana muy pronto por un rato.
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2005, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,805
Posted By swmckinley
No worries Eric.... :lol3 don't sweat the small...

No worries Eric.... :lol3 don't sweat the small stuff brosky... :rofl a great bunch of pics you have there of one of my favorites places "Mokey Dugway"..so sorry I missed you at Torrey this year.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2005, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By swmckinley
How many extra watts on the 1200 GS

I am thinking about buying the 1200 GS. I had an 02 1150 black adventure and traded it on a RT but I am ready to come back to the GS. I really liked all the extra watts on the 1150 and I would like...
Forum: Vendors 01-11-2005, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By swmckinley
Belstaff Pants

F/S 100% waterproof Belstaff Ezeon pants size Lg. Worn 1 time. List price $139.00 your price $79.00 and I pay the shipping. PM or email me at swmckinley@trinitypublications.com.

...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2003, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By swmckinley
Nopales = name of the cactus, comnoly used to...

Nopales = name of the cactus, comnoly used to make Nopalitos
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2003, 08:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,688
Posted By swmckinley
My son's - 95 1100 GS 81,000 miles no problems. ...

My son's - 95 1100 GS 81,000 miles no problems.
Mine - 2002 1150 GS Adventure 25,000 miles no problems. Some offroads and several 1000 mile days.
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2003, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,708
Posted By swmckinley
Can you say Ebay

Guy on Ebay has new Belstaff Discovery Jackets for sale for $159.00. I bought one.
Steve
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2003, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By swmckinley
Yeah mine are water tight, but.......keeping them...

Yeah mine are water tight, but.......keeping them on the bike is another thing.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2003, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,266
Posted By swmckinley
While your at you might want to figure out a...

While your at you might want to figure out a saftey system for the outside of the case as I lost mine in rush hour traffic in Memphis at the intersection of I-40 and I-240. Result..... 25 - 30 18...
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