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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Mr. B
Canuck, you have 34,000 miles on your...

Canuck, you have 34,000 miles on your Stelvio(!)...or is that kilometers?

I saw the triangle 3 or 4 times in the first couple thousand miles, but I haven't seen it since. I'm coming up on 11,000...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Mr. B
So I got a couple torque recommendations--thanks....

So I got a couple torque recommendations--thanks. it actually took more torque than recommended to get the water pump gasket to stop leaking.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Mr. B
I already had that manual downloaded. I do not...

I already had that manual downloaded. I do not see the torque for the water pump cover listed in your links. The torque for every other bolt is listed but not that one.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Mr. B
Honda Helix Owners, I Need Help

I'm a new Helix owner. I had to replace the water pump gasket but I can't find the torque specs for the three bolts holding the water pump cover. I can't find it in the online shop manual. Does...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,899
Posted By Mr. B
Moto Guzzi Norge: "Moto Goot-zee...

Moto Guzzi Norge:


"Moto Goot-zee Nor-gay"
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10,590
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Posted By Mr. B
I wouldn't say a Stelvio is "simple," but it...

I wouldn't say a Stelvio is "simple," but it certainly lacks the whiz-bang electrogimmickry that you'll find on a newer BMW. Even their scooters suffer from this. I guess that's what most BMW buyers...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
Thanks! That looks easy enough.

Thanks! That looks easy enough.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
I cleaned the battery terminals and the cables at...

I cleaned the battery terminals and the cables at both ends, but still have the problem.



Yes, please; I'd like to see the TSB. Is the starter easy enough to remove and re-install?
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
Yes. I did a load test while starting and...

Yes.


I did a load test while starting and the voltage only dropped to 10.8.

I did not clean the connections, but I can do that. Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
"Flaky": the very technical term describing how...

"Flaky": the very technical term describing how my bike responded when I pushed the starter button.

When I push the button I hear the starter begin to turn, but stop. Push the button again and...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
OK, so now my bike is getting flaky when I press...

OK, so now my bike is getting flaky when I press the starter button. I think every little known problem with the Stelvio has happened to mine. Just turned 10,000 miles.
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
^^^ Yeah, what he said:lol3 I should have...

^^^
Yeah, what he said:lol3 I should have waited three more minutes before posting my opinion.
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
Someone here did a head-to-head comparison of the...

Someone here did a head-to-head comparison of the two. When both are fully gassed, with bags, etc attached, they weigh about the same. But like you say, not that it really matters.
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,942
Posted By Mr. B
I was just in Europe. In Germany I saw a LOT of...

I was just in Europe. In Germany I saw a LOT of small vehicles towing campers. This BMW was one of the bigger cars, but look at the load. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
That was my point.

That was my point.
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 05:11 AM
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Posted By Mr. B
And if this were "Church, State, & Money" I've...

And if this were "Church, State, & Money" I've have a comment to make.
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
Mine is bone stock and I get no tingling in my...

Mine is bone stock and I get no tingling in my fingers. I find the Stelvio to be surprisingly smooth for such a big twin.
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
The electrical problems were: -wiring inside...

The electrical problems were:
-wiring inside the driving lights,
-shorting of the spark plug cap at the valve cover,
-loose connection between the battery and starter.

The driving light issue...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
My battery leaked from day one. I replaced it. ...

My battery leaked from day one. I replaced it. I wouldn't let the battery problem stop me from buying the Stelvio as it's an easy fix.

However, having said all that, most of the little common...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
Unfortunately, any law against texting is just...

Unfortunately, any law against texting is just about impossible to enforce. If a cop is in position to see someone fiddling around with his phone (and that's a rare occasion), he doesn't know...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
Guzzi Nat'l Rally

Will there be any other Stelvios at the big National Rally in Elkader IA next month?

I've been to a couple of state rallies in Elkader and it's a great little rally, except there's too much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,577
Posted By Mr. B
One thing about the younger students...

Along with insisting they bring plenty of water and snacks (they'll still show up with just a can of Mtn Dew and a Snickers bar) drive home the point that they need to dress for the weather. It gets...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,577
Posted By Mr. B
"If the wheels ain't rollin', they ain't...

"If the wheels ain't rollin', they ain't learning".

I've worked with instructors who like to tell war stories and socialize when they are supposed to be reading the cards and sticking to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Mr. B
I'm not aware of any podcasts about the MSF...

I'm not aware of any podcasts about the MSF courses. I will say that you should go to class with an open mind and be ready to dump some misconceptions about riding and safety.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,688
Posted By Mr. B
It pays fairly well here in MN: $30/hr for the...

It pays fairly well here in MN: $30/hr for the Basic Rider Course (BRC), and $40/hr for the BRC2/Competent Rider Course.

I must add that RiderCoaches go through 70 hours of difficult training...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Mr. B
Aha!

... So that's the problem. My left glove quit working last year and the local Gerbings dealer determined that the problem was in my Gerbings jacket. I sent it in and they fixed it in short order. A...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
Actually, I do see more dust than oil. I'll find...

Actually, I do see more dust than oil. I'll find something else to worry about.
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
CARC Weeping

Has anyone else's Stelvio had any weeping on the final drive? Mine is very slight, and it's along the seam at the rear. I'm not too troubled by it, but if it's a problem that should be fixed, I'd...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
For a trip like that I would not want to depend...

For a trip like that I would not want to depend upon getting new tires along the way, even at a predetermined location with tires waiting. I'd much rather set out with a new set of tires, but keep...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
A front tire can appear to have plenty of tread...

A front tire can appear to have plenty of tread left, but still cause the howling you hear. I don't know for sure that this is what's happening with your bike, but I've had several bikes exhibit...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mr. B
I have had water creep up under my overpants and...

I have had water creep up under my overpants and over the tops of my boots. At highway speeds the wind can force water into some unexpected places. That's why even the best "waterproof" riding gear...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Mr. B
Different Armor For Darien Jacket?

With my body shape I have always had trouble getting armor to fit properly on my bony shoulders (that is NOT me in my avatar:D). Does anyone have any ideas for different/better/smaller shoulder pads...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mr. B
I can believe the possibility of CBT's boots...

I can believe the possibility of CBT's boots getting soaked (mine never did), but if they were actually filled with water, I think maybe the rain water got in over the tops of the boots.
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mr. B
Goretex is not the be-all, end all

I have owned two pairs of CBTs. I don't know how they do it, but they are pretty much waterproof without Goretex. They kept my feet bone dry in heavy rain.

I am not a big believer in Goretex,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 240,689
Posted By Mr. B
Where is "God's Country" or the local...

Where is "God's Country" or the local dealer?
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
You've seen this, right--the Wunderlich Vario...

You've seen this, right--the Wunderlich Vario Wind Deflector? I don't like the looks of it on my but it works well. I use it if I'm taking a long ride or a road trip. It attaches quickly.

Click...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Mr. B
You could buy rain pants. Seriously. Sometimes...

You could buy rain pants. Seriously. Sometimes even the most renowned "waterproof" gear will let rainwater in. Even the cheaper rain pants help a lot.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Mr. B
You could buy cheap rain pants.

You could buy cheap rain pants.
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
Ok. I agree about the BMWs. I've had seven BMWs,...

Ok. I agree about the BMWs. I've had seven BMWs, all oilheads and F650s, but none of the newer ones. I'm leery of all the techno whizz-bang electronics.
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10,590
Views: 1,371,508
Posted By Mr. B
"18 GSAs." Is that a typo?

"18 GSAs." Is that a typo?
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