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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-06-2015, 04:22 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Yes, I have mine set up with a Rostra Electronic...

Yes, I have mine set up with a Rostra Electronic CC. Works like a car.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-09-2014, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
To clarify the weights of the two available...

To clarify the weights of the two available combinations for the '12 and onwards Stelvio bikes --

Front Wheel Assembly (with internal spacer, bearings and seals) -- Spoked Wheel (OEM equipment...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-01-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
We have seen/heard a lot of discussion about the...

We have seen/heard a lot of discussion about the Heidenau K-60 Sport tires on the Stelvios. Does anyone have experience with the Heidenau K-76 tires? They are a block style tire, not as aggressive as...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-18-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Tom, There is adequate space on the...

Tom,

There is adequate space on the right side to add a piece of 6" PVC pipe for your storage. I used the green PVC (thinner wall) about 15" long with a cap on the forward end and a screw...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-17-2014, 04:23 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I have my Fuzeblock under the right side of the...

I have my Fuzeblock under the right side of the passenger's seat. To pick up switched power, I connected to the wiring for the electric plug-in that is right there.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-14-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Frankly, I find the Stelvio to be a very easy...

Frankly, I find the Stelvio to be a very easy bike to ride and control, no wrestling involved.

My use is long distance touring and camping trips, so I'm always heavily loaded. The bike is nicely...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-14-2014, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Sage advice my friend. In my experience, the...

Sage advice my friend. In my experience, the Stelvio is a very good, do everything type of bike. My '12 NTX now has 25K miles on it and continues to run very well. Yes, there were some issues that...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-26-2014, 03:50 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
SM, I installed a Rostra Electronic CC...

SM,

I installed a Rostra Electronic CC on mine shortly after buying it. I had used the same unit on a 650 Strom before I sold it. It drives basically like the unit in your...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-04-2014, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Mike, Some may not realize the Pyro Dan...

Mike,

Some may not realize the Pyro Dan is a long time Guzzi enthusiast and one of the main organizers of the annual Wisconsin Guzzi Rally that is held at Lake Joy Campground in the SW part of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-20-2014, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
, Ham, I suspect that bike was a...

,

Ham,

I suspect that bike was a Model Stelvio 8V and was set up with Norge style rear cases, which were probably color matched. It's a cool setup.

That top case looks like it...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-19-2014, 07:46 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
First, the cast wheels are virtually identical in...

First, the cast wheels are virtually identical in weight. I've got the actual readings from when I changed from spoke-to-cast on my '12 NTX but I'm not at home and will not be back for another two...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-11-2014, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Peter, Have a great time at Willville. I was...

Peter, Have a great time at Willville. I was there earlier in the year and it is a very nice place to spend a weekend. Very good roads in the general area. Don't worry about the rain. A good ride...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-22-2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
SM, Just checked mine and I have a crack...

SM,

Just checked mine and I have a crack on the rear side of the left light bracket. The right seems to be OK. Guess I'll have to do something before I go back on the road. Thanks for the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-22-2014, 04:50 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Peter, I have a set of the smaller lights...

Peter,

I have a set of the smaller lights (10W) like yours mounted in the same position, but on the thinner brackets. No problems as of yet, 10K miles. I think the fact that the lights are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2014, 04:42 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
If it has a shaft drive, I'm interested. If they...

If it has a shaft drive, I'm interested. If they use a chain, I'll stick with my Stelvio.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-06-2014, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I've never had mine mounted on the bike. Do they...

I've never had mine mounted on the bike. Do they do something of significance or do they just cause future problems with removal of the tank?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-23-2014, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Zipp, I've got 22K miles on mine in two...

Zipp,

I've got 22K miles on mine in two years in long distance touring and camping trips. I've had the same types of problems that the other riders have had. Once fixed, the bike just runs...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-21-2014, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Contact "Fortrider" via PM. He and his wife own...

Contact "Fortrider" via PM. He and his wife own the Guzzi dealership in Fort Collins, CO and he has lowered her Stelvio since she is also "vertically challenged". I think the solution is the Griso...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-05-2014, 04:08 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Steve, I'm somewhat OK but at home,...

Steve,

I'm somewhat OK but at home, thanks for asking. I'm trying to deal with some recent health issues and felt the trip to CO was just too risky for me at this time.

Chuck
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-25-2014, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I'm leaving tomorrow (Thursday) early AM. Expect...

I'm leaving tomorrow (Thursday) early AM. Expect to be there mid-
afternoon. Will be looking forward to seeing you. May even have a cool one when you arrive.

Ride safe.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-06-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
+1 on this. I'll pick them up at the rally.

+1 on this. I'll pick them up at the rally.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-20-2014, 01:38 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Witch, I'll be looking for you and your...

Witch,

I'll be looking for you and your wife at both rallies. I have the CO "Stelvio Only Rally" sandwiched in between VA and IA. I'll be stopping in Elkader on the way back east from Fort...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-20-2014, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Well, let me give you my experience. I bought my...

Well, let me give you my experience. I bought my '12 NTX after five years of looking, testing, talking about Guzzis. I finally wanted to experience that "soul and character" thing the owners talked...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-06-2014, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Loosely loop a wire-tie around the spark plug...

Loosely loop a wire-tie around the spark plug boot and then, with the wire-tie in the 90 degree angle of the boot, pull with your finger in the loop. I just pull gently and move the tie back and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-26-2014, 04:04 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I have a Laminar Touring Lip that was used for a...

I have a Laminar Touring Lip that was used for a short time on a Wee-Strom. It fits the stock NTX windshield quite well and gives me adequate protection with the shield near the bottom and seat in...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-23-2014, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
WC, My riding schedule takes me to the VA...

WC,

My riding schedule takes me to the VA Regional Rally the last weekend in June. Then, as Fortrider said above, my plan is to do the Stelvio ride in CO the weekend of July 4-6. On the way...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-18-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
The bikes are identical with the exception of...

The bikes are identical with the exception of color. Both will have some warts which you're going to have to deal with, you obviously know what they are from searching the web. I'd go with the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-17-2014, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
My '12 NTX has roller tappets. Your '13 probably...

My '12 NTX has roller tappets. Your '13 probably does also. Specs on my valve clearances are .006" Intake, .008" Exhaust.

Be particularly careful when you remove the spark plug cap. Lift...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-17-2014, 04:21 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Blake, Do you recall where did those...

Blake,

Do you recall where did those earlier dipsticks failed? Mine looks like the pictures that have been posted -- with the "plastic" looking material being at the top (with a finger loop...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-16-2014, 04:28 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
If you have to change them out (which I did), I...

If you have to change them out (which I did), I suggest you consider using Permatex Ultra Copper (Sensor Safe) High Temp RTV Silicone during reassembly. It's available from NAPA. It will give you a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-16-2014, 04:12 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I'm with Peter on this one. I've not had to add...

I'm with Peter on this one. I've not had to add oil to my engine at any time between changes. Carrying the necessary wrench to remove the adapter plug (if I ever have to) is not a huge deal. And,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-10-2014, 04:29 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Fort, How's the sign up for this event...

Fort,

How's the sign up for this event going? I still have it on my Riding Calendar, right between the VA Regional Guzzi Rally and The Guzzi National in IA, just haven't sent in my money. ...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-02-2014, 04:04 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I would suggest you contact "Fortrider" on this...

I would suggest you contact "Fortrider" on this website. He and his wife own "Beemers and More" (the Guzzi dealership) in Fort Collins, CO and both ride Stelvios and has lowered them. I believe the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2014, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Lucidor, First, I certainly envy you...

Lucidor,

First, I certainly envy you for the wonderful trip you have planned. I hope it turns out great.

Second, to answer your question, your bike is an NTX, so it probably has...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-20-2014, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Blue?? What's the world coming to??

Blue?? What's the world coming to??
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2014, 03:49 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Starting out with a full tank, I'll ride ~150...

Starting out with a full tank, I'll ride ~150 miles and then get off and walk around a bit (it's an age thing, to make sure my blood is circulating, not clotting), then back on the bike for the next...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2014, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I've done 600 mile days -- back to back -- on the...

I've done 600 mile days -- back to back -- on the stock seat. Last Spring I had a minor revision made to give me a bit more support under my upper thighs, retaining the stock seat configuration...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2014, 06:58 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I ran 10K miles on a set of Anakee 3's last year...

I ran 10K miles on a set of Anakee 3's last year on my Stelvio NTX. Both tires could have gone another 1-2K before the wear bars. That mileage was virtually all loaded, solo, long distance touring.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I had an '08 Concours C-14, now I have a '12...

I had an '08 Concours C-14, now I have a '12 Stelvio NTX. In my experience, the Stelvio is a better long distance touring machine because of the more upright seating position (less weight on my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2014, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I'm a shrinking 5'11", 32" inseam, 200# in my...

I'm a shrinking 5'11", 32" inseam, 200# in my riding gear, 4 Score years, can pretty well flat foot my '12 Stelvio NTX when it's loaded, not quite without the load.

Ride safe.
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