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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,534
Posted By Sock Monkey
It's also really inaccurate. Why some people...

It's also really inaccurate.

Why some people want to FUD the hell out of this bike is a mystery to me, but I'm sure they have their reasons....... :stoned :loco :pot :dic

:lol3

If you...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
Wow....yes, please send the log files because it...

Wow....yes, please send the log files because it will be very interesting to see what codes were/are preventing the ECU from being written......:eek1

-SM
Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,359
Posted By Sock Monkey
Wahooooo

WOOT!!!! You've started your report, and soon your trip. :clap

Safe travels. I'll be in the peanut gallery watching......:lurk

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-28-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
Just the po po..... :mulie :lol3 You're...

Just the po po..... :mulie

:lol3

You're buying from one of the premiere Guzzi shops in the country. Dave will have that bike sorted so you can just go ride.

Congrats!!!! :clap

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-27-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,782
Posted By Sock Monkey
They are. Check out the landing page for Honda...

They are. Check out the landing page for Honda USA.....:evil

Honda USA Linky (http://powersports.honda.com/)

and this one:

More Linkies! (http://powersports.honda.com/africatwin.aspx)

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-27-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
Very nice! :thumb Congrats on the new bike,...

Very nice! :thumb

Congrats on the new bike, and what a great way to get to know her. :clap

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-27-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,782
Posted By Sock Monkey
Totally understand. I had a similar experience...

Totally understand. I had a similar experience with my BMW R1200 GS (rear caliper failed, BMW refused to warranty it, but in my case my dealer stepped in and did a good will parts replacement on his...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-26-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,782
Posted By Sock Monkey
Not mine either. For big bikes, I'm a twin...

Not mine either. For big bikes, I'm a twin guy....though I could be swayed by a triple at some point. :evil

And I simply tossed that bike into the mix for the OP because I think 1) not a lot of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-26-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,782
Posted By Sock Monkey
Very true....but then the Multi isn't the...

Very true....but then the Multi isn't the Stelvio's target.

THIS, however, is more of a match for the Multi.....:evil

http://images.gizmag.com/gallery_lrg/2015-bmw-s-1000-xr-s1000xr-4.jpg

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-26-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,177
Posted By Sock Monkey
Thanks for that. Very nice! Yeah, the...

Thanks for that. Very nice!

Yeah, the Canon 85 is a gem. I think when you put it in front of a full frame sensor, the world darkens a bit as that combo sucks in all available light. :lol3
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-26-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,534
Posted By Sock Monkey
Not yet, but apparently they've arrived at...

Not yet, but apparently they've arrived at dealers in Europe as of about 2-3 weeks ago. Early reports are very nice fit/finish, different seat from what's on the standard Capo, and of course all of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-26-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,782
Posted By Sock Monkey
Honestly ANY bike in this class can handle forest...

Honestly ANY bike in this class can handle forest service roads just fine. If there's sand/snow/mud, just be sure to have the right tires and motor on.

Where the squabble really starts is when...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-25-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,782
Posted By Sock Monkey
I test rode the S10 before I bought the Stelvio. ...

I test rode the S10 before I bought the Stelvio. You are definitely doing the right thing test riding both. That will tell you all you want to know. :evil

For me, the S10 (2011 model) had a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-25-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,177
Posted By Sock Monkey
Congrats on the new bike! :clap I see you...

Congrats on the new bike! :clap

I see you got it in the proper color.... :wink:

And beautiful pics. May I ask what camera/lens you used to take them? :ear

Ride safe! :thumb

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-25-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
Works, but this is better: :wink: ...

Works, but this is better: :wink:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7760/18099709221_216a771ca9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tzpJY6)

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-24-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
You don't have to move S, just head W.....we...

You don't have to move S, just head W.....we haven't seen rain since Reagan was in office...... :2cry

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-22-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
Not exactly what you asked for, but I use this...

Not exactly what you asked for, but I use this and it works great:

http://shop.fendaextenda.com/images/1236450891663768866903.jpeg

Fenda Extenda Link...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,632
Posted By Sock Monkey
Nice vid but I wish he would have spent some time...

Nice vid but I wish he would have spent some time talking about what it was like to ride a DCT equipped bike on those trails as compared to a conventional bike with a clutch...... :ear

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,177
Posted By Sock Monkey
I can just point to the facts, I can't help you...

I can just point to the facts, I can't help you understand them. :lol3

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,177
Posted By Sock Monkey
Yeah, but if you realize that you can do these...

Yeah, but if you realize that you can do these functions from the control pad that's on the bike, as it shows in the video, you'll realize the bike is the center, or hub..... :norton

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,177
Posted By Sock Monkey
From the video on the Ducati website, it looks...

From the video on the Ducati website, it looks like you pair everything with the bike, and it manages the traffic, so yeah, it appears to be the hub.

<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-18-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
Looking forward to reading your ride report! ...

Looking forward to reading your ride report! :wink:

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
Sorry to hear about the Ex. Best wishes for a...

Sorry to hear about the Ex. Best wishes for a good outcome there.

Re. your tire situation, I recommend you check out the Conti TKC 70. It's available in a 170 and more suitable to longer tarmac...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,782
Posted By Sock Monkey
In fairness to the Stelvio, I think it's notable...

In fairness to the Stelvio, I think it's notable for things other than just its weight, such as the only air cooled bike in its class, arguably the easiest to maintain (screw-type valve adjusters,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,782
Posted By Sock Monkey
I did find the dry weights for both the base Capo...

I did find the dry weights for both the base Capo (not the Tour Pack, not the Rally) and the 1190 (not the R) and they are basically the same. It's hard to find the data, but it's out there. Beyond...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-16-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
Yeah I'm sorta coming to that conclusion too. ...

Yeah I'm sorta coming to that conclusion too.

The only tires I've run on these big girls that DON'T do that are pure street meats (Michelin Pilots, Pirelli Angel STs, etc). :puke1

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-16-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
Tires

Since we seem to be on a tire theme lately, I'll ask if anyone has run a 90/10 tire on their Stelvio that hasn't cupped after 4-5k on the front? :ear

I'm diligent about checking pressure and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-15-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
Please report back how the the new tires work on...

Please report back how the the new tires work on the Stelvio. I've found the Conti Trail Attack 2's to NOT be a good choice because the bike wants to wander a bit on the freeway, so hopefully the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,599
Posted By Sock Monkey
:lol3 While the listed weight of the Rally...

:lol3

While the listed weight of the Rally is only about 50lbs less than the Stelvio, riding the Capo Tour Pack felt more like 100lbs lighter, mainly due to the lower CG. Very well balanced...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,599
Posted By Sock Monkey
http://uk.aprilia.com/mediaObject/aprilia/models/m...

http://uk.aprilia.com/mediaObject/aprilia/models/moto/road/caponord_rally_1200/banner/caponord-1200-rally-verde/original/caponord-1200-rally-verde.jpg

:evil

About 50lbs lighter than the Stelvio...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-13-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
Looks great Kirb. I assume it's laser cut? ...

Looks great Kirb.

I assume it's laser cut? If so, how about a sexy "NTX" cut out of the middle? :wink:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 204,447
Posted By Sock Monkey
Congrats!!! :clap:clap:clap Looking forward...

Congrats!!! :clap:clap:clap

Looking forward to your first DV/Mojave ride report on the new bike. :thumb

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-13-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,599
Posted By Sock Monkey
:thumb This is always the case when test...

:thumb

This is always the case when test riding other bikes. My plan was to keep my Stelvio for a few more years at least as it's a terrific bike, but then I rode another bike that had many of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-12-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,599
Posted By Sock Monkey
And it took you 3 years to figure this out? :huh...

And it took you 3 years to figure this out? :huh

:lol3:lol3:lol3

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-12-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,782
Posted By Sock Monkey
The Capo Rally is 50+lbs lighter than my...

The Capo Rally is 50+lbs lighter than my similarly equiped Guzzi Stelvio NTX (crash bars, panniers, lights, etc). Sorry if I wasn't more clear. :shog

What I found interesting was the dry weight...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-12-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,782
Posted By Sock Monkey
Hey Dan. :wave Yep, we are all on the same...

Hey Dan. :wave

Yep, we are all on the same wavelength. The Stelvio is a great bike, but wish it was a bit smaller (lighter/shorter). I was thinking hard about a Triumph 800 XCX, but just can't...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-11-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13,200
Views: 1,883,744
Posted By Sock Monkey
Sorry you're having so many problems. This...

Sorry you're having so many problems. This really should not be an issue and appears to me to be 100% caused by your shop.

There are 4 things to deal with when you remove the valve cover with...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-11-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,212
Posted By Sock Monkey
Is there a way for you to read fault codes? If...

Is there a way for you to read fault codes? If so, is your bike throwing any codes?

I agree with painter and you have something really odd going on by making the symptoms go away by pulling in...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-10-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,212
Posted By Sock Monkey
I know you said they tested the fuel pump, but...

I know you said they tested the fuel pump, but this really sounds like a fuel pump problem. On the early WRRs, the fuel pumps would work fine when cold, but as they warmed up, they would start to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-10-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Sock Monkey
Yeah that was a great find! That's a lot of tech...

Yeah that was a great find! That's a lot of tech for very little $$. :clap

FWIW, my Garmin Zumo 660 shows weather radar, gives me weather alerts, shows traffic, is "command central" for my...
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