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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-01-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Jonny955
Hi Mike Maybe you aren't far away from me...

Hi Mike

Maybe you aren't far away from me (Horsham, West Sussex)? If you ever feel like a meet-up to compare notes over a cuppa then please say the word! Also, there is a very good local branch of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-30-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Jonny955
Hi Mike & welcome to Stelvio ownership! I...

Hi Mike & welcome to Stelvio ownership!

I also have the standard cast-wheeled model for mainly the same reasons (less maintenance on the spokes) but also because I prefer the look! I opted for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Totally agree, Minkyhead. No complaints...

Totally agree, Minkyhead.

No complaints at all with my suspension and it's very easy to adjust too (I have the remote pre-load adjuster which I use more than I was expecting to).

What...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
I'm a tad under 6ft and have a slightly longer...

I'm a tad under 6ft and have a slightly longer torso/slightly shorter leg than 'standard'. My GP450 has the tall seat and my feet are well planted when seated on the bike. I'm 13st 3lbs.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
My wife and I have GP450s from the second batch,...

My wife and I have GP450s from the second batch, delivered early February. I believe they have the older tank vents.

So far, we have had no trouble filling the bikes but it does take a little...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-07-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13,417
Views: 1,944,187
Posted By Jonny955
I went for the cast-wheeled 'standard' model too....

I went for the cast-wheeled 'standard' model too.

I prefer the looks and prefer slimmer panniers for filtering in Europe. I added the critical bling that I wanted from the NTX anyway (crash...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
We're seeing a never-ending escalation of...

We're seeing a never-ending escalation of technology and complexity in all areas of consumerism, from mobile 'phones to cars.

The manufacturers have, in their wisdom, chosen to provide us with...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
I really can't answer that until I have a lot...

I really can't answer that until I have a lot more kms on the bike!

These engines were originally designed for competition use in the G450X so although they are strong, it is logical to assume...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Brilliant video! I can confirm that the...

Brilliant video!

I can confirm that the CCM can easily go faster than 120kmh! Although I've not tried, I have heard of 95mph as a realistic top speed on standard gearing (about 150kmh) which is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Tommy, I was interested to hear your initial...

Tommy, I was interested to hear your initial report and also thought 'Yep, could do with the taller seat'. I have the taller seat which is more cushioned but I do get monkey-butt after about 4 hours....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,703
Posted By Jonny955
All this talk about weight in the class makes me...

All this talk about weight in the class makes me smile.

When you take into account the on-board tool kit, the tools we supplement, the Satnav brackets & various farkles, there is a gnat's...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-15-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,703
Posted By Jonny955
What he said^ I certainly have the same...

What he said^

I certainly have the same opinion of my Stelvio. After a long spell with my brilliant Tiger 955i, I went through a spate of changing bikes every six months, then changing back and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-01-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13,417
Views: 1,944,187
Posted By Jonny955
Are you (Tallbrother) trying to rock the bike...

Are you (Tallbrother) trying to rock the bike forward off the stand whilst seated on the bike?

If so, then change your technique. Bike stands are designed to take the static weight of a bike...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-02-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 13,417
Views: 1,944,187
Posted By Jonny955
I, too, do not like the idea of a big windscreen....

I, too, do not like the idea of a big windscreen. I have the standard Stelvio (not the NTX, the cast-wheeled model) which has a slightly smaller screen. For several months I had a Wunderlich spoiler...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13,417
Views: 1,944,187
Posted By Jonny955
Thanks for the tip, Peter. I have around...

Thanks for the tip, Peter.

I have around 6,500 miles on my '14 Stelvio and it's pulsing just at low speed, when you most feel it. I know this can be caused by dirty braking surface on the disc...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Nice touch. We've noticed that the OEM mirrors...

Nice touch. We've noticed that the OEM mirrors need to be tightened down well to avoid coming loose due to vibes. I think I'd be tempted to remove them for any knarly trails.

Having said that,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Wifey and I took the twins (Mutley and Taz, our...

Wifey and I took the twins (Mutley and Taz, our CCM GP450s) on a weekend away to get to know the bikes better. We were riding for at least 5 hours on each day, not including a shortish lunch-stop and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Haha! There is also a lady who has ordered a...

Haha! There is also a lady who has ordered a lowered one (Kent) and two were ordered by the guys who test rode just after us, before Christmas. I don't know who they are but they were intending to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,398
Posted By Jonny955
KTM have publically announced they won't be doing...

KTM have publically announced they won't be doing an enduro version of the 390 (at least not on the current 390 platform), which is a great shame.

If they did engineer something workable using...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Lovely pictures! Despite having 'relatively' good...

Lovely pictures! Despite having 'relatively' good weather here I'm a bit jealous of your snow, Vienna Wolf!

The missus and I put another 40-odd miles on our CCMs today and I absolutely loved it!...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13,417
Views: 1,944,187
Posted By Jonny955
If you really think you have a challenge to store...

If you really think you have a challenge to store your bikes, then I'm afraid my sympathy button hasn't been pressed. I have a 17ft x 8ft 'standard' UK garage, in which I store six motorcycles, a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
I have a Garmin Montana that I'm going to fit to...

I have a Garmin Montana that I'm going to fit to the cockpit on the GP450. The holes in the powered mount do indeed line up with those on the CCM cockpit and I think I'll try a direct fitting to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Whilst I agree that the KTM 690 (or even the...

Whilst I agree that the KTM 690 (or even the never-to-be 390 Duke based Enduro) would be more exciting, you are of course correct in the sums.

The CCM offers something that the 690 can't offer...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Hi. She's 5ft 2ins with short legs (not measured...

Hi. She's 5ft 2ins with short legs (not measured them!) and can't flat-foot but it's quite manageable. I imagine they would be the same leg length as an average 5ft person, whatever that is :).

...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Tommy, I find the bike feels a little...

Tommy,

I find the bike feels a little odd on a neutral throttle in the lower gears. It feels like you are riding in a gear too high but it's an illusion. As Minkyhead mentions, the engine...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Excellent, Chris! Compared to similar weight...

Excellent, Chris!

Compared to similar weight bikes (like 125s) I find the GP450 is no worse for 'head shake' and I think it's attributable to the high steering pivot + 21" front. Early days but I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,398
Posted By Jonny955
I believe the CCM GP450 is the only one that...

I believe the CCM GP450 is the only one that satisfies your friend's want list.

When it becomes more widespread and available around the global markets, try to get him on one for a test ride....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,289
Posted By Jonny955
I've had two Ulys and now a Stelvio. It's...

I've had two Ulys and now a Stelvio.

It's interesting to read this comment because there appears to be a link. Many Uly owners end up buying Guzzis and vice-versa. I can't put my finger on why...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Hi Dave. Interested to read that your...

Hi Dave.

Interested to read that your engine has loosened up well. I think ours are still tight and I'm comparing with the two bikes I test rode (one was new, the other had been around a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
Minkyhead - what you wrote is EXACTLY what my...

Minkyhead - what you wrote is EXACTLY what my wife and I are discovering with our GP450s.

We've only covered just under 100 miles and the confidence is growing but yes, acclimatisation takes a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
CCM delivered our two (me+wife) GP450s this...

CCM delivered our two (me+wife) GP450s this morning :D. We have had a quick run out on them, totalling about 15 miles, just to get the feel of the bikes.

Obviously, with a brand new bike and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
ETA tomorrow. Watch this space! Jon

ETA tomorrow. Watch this space!

Jon
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,919
Posted By Jonny955
I would expect there to be a rev-limiter built in...

I would expect there to be a rev-limiter built in to prevent this but I've not taken delivery of mine yet so I can't prove it! CCM sell a plug-in widget that persuades the ECU to provide full power...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-20-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13,417
Views: 1,944,187
Posted By Jonny955
I've gone with the plastic cases in preference to...

I've gone with the plastic cases in preference to the Trax (or other metal cases). The most compelling reason is the width of the bike, which in Europe is faintly ridiculous with the Trax luggage but...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-16-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 294,013
Posted By Jonny955
Why is everyone rushing out to buy the first gen'...

Why is everyone rushing out to buy the first gen' 1290 SA?

Surely the second gen' will have useful upgrades. What would we like to see?


Buffeting sensor which automatically raises and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13,417
Views: 1,944,187
Posted By Jonny955
The closest you'll find today is the CCM GP450....

The closest you'll find today is the CCM GP450. It's in a class of one.

Jon
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13,417
Views: 1,944,187
Posted By Jonny955
Taking most of the above into account, you could...

Taking most of the above into account, you could build yourself a V7 Scrambler with the factory accessory packs. You could add some custom (stronger) rims if need be too.

Unfortunately or...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-14-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 108,650
Posted By Jonny955
I can't believe that you would be dragging the...

I can't believe that you would be dragging the engine cases whilst cornering. Whilst the ground clearance isn't great, it is a very narrow bike with a narrow engine and surely you'd have to crash it...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-14-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 108,650
Posted By Jonny955
On my wife's 390, we dropped the forks by 10mm by...

On my wife's 390, we dropped the forks by 10mm by moving them up through the yokes) and set the pre-load to minimum. This suits her as she is only 5ft 2in tall.

The side stand has been...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13,417
Views: 1,944,187
Posted By Jonny955
I agree with all of the above. If I could wave a...

I agree with all of the above. If I could wave a magic wand and change just one thing on my Stelvio, I'd make it weigh less. I, too, don't need more than 85BHP in reality but the problem is Guzzi...
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