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Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
The new Motorcyclist has a shootout between the...

The new Motorcyclist has a shootout between the KTM, GS, Tenerre and the Explorer. They bash everything but the winning KTM and the GS. They follow it up with a less than flattering review of the...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
I always enjoy your pictures. You seem to be...

I always enjoy your pictures. You seem to be really liking your bike. What seat is that?
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 1,713,825
Posted By TommyBwell
The Yamaha bag is a great value but not really a...

The Yamaha bag is a great value but not really a great bag. The odd shape does not accommodate a map very well and despite the straps and magnets it still moves around. It hooks on the front of your...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24,856
Views: 4,582,778
Posted By TommyBwell
I thought it was just me.

I thought it was just me.
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
I got a test ride on an '09 that I really enjoyed...

I got a test ride on an '09 that I really enjoyed but it was not fueling well and overall not the best experience. I had back surgery four weeks ago and hope to be riding in the next few weeks. Then...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
The problem Witch is I haven't made up my mind....

The problem Witch is I haven't made up my mind. This sexy Italian keeps calling me and I come over here hoping to read posts about how amazing life is with the Stelvio but that's not what I get. You...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
Come on now Witch. You cannot pretend that at...

Come on now Witch. You cannot pretend that at this point of the game Guzzi doesn't know they are sending out bikes with theses issues. The fact that 14's still have the same parts is ridiculous. I'm...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 1,713,825
Posted By TommyBwell
Gorgeous bike. What tank bag is that?

Gorgeous bike. What tank bag is that?
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 1,713,825
Posted By TommyBwell
Indeed a nice shot T. Your bike looks great!!

Indeed a nice shot T. Your bike looks great!!
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
Sadly they are still on the mirrors.

Sadly they are still on the mirrors.
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 1,713,825
Posted By TommyBwell
Very nicely done!!

Very nicely done!!
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 08:25 PM
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Views: 59,186
Posted By TommyBwell
Amen!!

Amen!!
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 59,186
Posted By TommyBwell
Confirming that in the US the only difference...

Confirming that in the US the only difference between the standard and the ES is the suspension and the heated grips?
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24,856
Views: 4,582,778
Posted By TommyBwell
If you wax that thing you might be able to get a...

If you wax that thing you might be able to get a shine out of it
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 59,186
Posted By TommyBwell
Cycle Trader is loaded with dealers advertising...

Cycle Trader is loaded with dealers advertising 13's for under $11k.
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24,856
Views: 4,582,778
Posted By TommyBwell
Maybe it is easier than I think with the Excel...

Maybe it is easier than I think with the Excel but what I like about the Kaoko is you can snug it up a little bit on the highway so the throttle still returns but requires less effort to hold. The...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
You're killing me stevie!!

You're killing me stevie!!
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
Congratulations!! That is a sweet looking ride. I...

Congratulations!! That is a sweet looking ride. I had moved away from getting a Stelvio and decided to get a Super Tenere until I saw the picture you posted a few weeks back. For some reason it...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,997
Posted By TommyBwell
Very cool bud!! I hope you hook up soon.

Very cool bud!! I hope you hook up soon.
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24,856
Views: 4,582,778
Posted By TommyBwell
I hated mine and no it doesn't stay in place. I...

I hated mine and no it doesn't stay in place. I really didn't mind the stock setup but bought one just to try the adjustability and I liked the bar to mount your GPS. My first day in the woods I look...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
Man it was great to get up and see all the...

Man it was great to get up and see all the pictures this morning. A distant second from actually seeing one in my garage though but the best I can hope for at this time. Keep 'em coming!!
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
I am hot for a new Stelvio but have back surgery...

I am hot for a new Stelvio but have back surgery standing in between me and it. Hopefully I am just over a month out but in the interim how about some pictures so I can vicariously live through you...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24,856
Views: 4,582,778
Posted By TommyBwell
I have tried twice because I really love the...

I have tried twice because I really love the versatility of it but both time I have given up on it. The bill vibrates in the wind at highway speeds so bad it drives me crazy.
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 59,186
Posted By TommyBwell
I'll take one in matte gray please.

I'll take one in matte gray please.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-03-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By TommyBwell
Thanks for all the shots!! Those of us living...

Thanks for all the shots!! Those of us living vicariously through those of you who already have yours appreciate it.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 446,254
Posted By TommyBwell
Have you tried to raise the front and leave the...

Have you tried to raise the front and leave the rear in the lower position? That should level it out for you.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 446,254
Posted By TommyBwell
I'm with you on that. I think the bike looks much...

I'm with you on that. I think the bike looks much better with a clean back end.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 227,186
Posted By TommyBwell
Thanks Otherworld. So I will be able to run my...

Thanks Otherworld. So I will be able to run my GPS with it but will miss out on some additional info?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 227,186
Posted By TommyBwell
Confirming I understand correctly. If I buy a GSA...

Confirming I understand correctly. If I buy a GSA without Computer Pro it will not have the wheel on the left handlebar but I will still be able to run the Nav5 with the touchscreen? What else do you...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,630
Posted By TommyBwell
Thanks for your response. My concern is not the...

Thanks for your response. My concern is not the longevity of the LED but when you throw in the cooling and decondensation systems is it more likely to fail than a halogen bulb.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,630
Posted By TommyBwell
Stripped GSA or Well Equipped GS??

I am considering ordering a 2014 GSA with just heated grips, cruise control and NAV prep. I plan to put Ohlins on it one day in the future but I wonder if I am missing out not going with the ESA? Is...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
That is a big concern of mine. I treat every bike...

That is a big concern of mine. I treat every bike like I am going to keep it forever but they usually only last a year or two. What is a year old Stelvio with 12k miles really worth?
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
If you buy the Guzzi/Trax top box does it mount...

If you buy the Guzzi/Trax top box does it mount up to the stock rack?
Forum: Orange Crush 02-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,756
Views: 498,182
Posted By TommyBwell
I got a really nice brochure at the KTM dealer...

I got a really nice brochure at the KTM dealer yesterday and was looking through it and it shows the settings for the electronic suspension are Sport, Street and Comfort. Is there no off-road...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
Mirrors

Does anyone run their OE US spec mirror/flasher setup or does everyone swap it out?
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 1,713,825
Posted By TommyBwell
Very sweet no_clue. Looks great!!!

Very sweet no_clue. Looks great!!!
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8,648
Views: 1,713,825
Posted By TommyBwell
Great pics!! Looks like an amazing place to ride.

Great pics!! Looks like an amazing place to ride.
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10,973
Views: 1,425,465
Posted By TommyBwell
You guys are killing me. I had finally decided...

You guys are killing me. I had finally decided that I was going to get a Tenere after lusting for a Stelvio for a while. Now I'm back on the fence.
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 111,257
Posted By TommyBwell
I agree on both counts. With all the new stuff a...

I agree on both counts. With all the new stuff a YES is a good idea but because of the historical dependability it is not needed. I intend to get one and think it will be the best money I ever wasted.
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 29,190
Posted By TommyBwell
I'm a big fan of ESA. I had a 2010 GS with it and...

I'm a big fan of ESA. I had a 2010 GS with it and when I headed off road I stopped, turned off the ABS and jacked up the suspension. On the way home after a long day in the woods I went full soft for...
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