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Forum: Beasts 09-20-2014, 06:49 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: Beasts 09-19-2014, 06:46 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: Beasts 09-11-2014, 04:31 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: Beasts 08-22-2014, 10:09 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: Beasts 08-22-2014, 03:50 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: Beasts 08-07-2014, 03:42 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: Beasts 08-06-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11,183
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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: Beasts 07-23-2014, 04:05 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: Beasts 07-21-2014, 06:13 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: Beasts 07-05-2014, 03:08 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: Beasts 06-25-2014, 03:55 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: Beasts 06-06-2014, 01:46 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: Beasts 05-20-2014, 12:38 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: Beasts 05-20-2014, 10:57 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: Beasts 05-06-2014, 10:42 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: Beasts 04-26-2014, 03:04 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: Beasts 04-23-2014, 01:14 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: Beasts 04-18-2014, 09:29 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: Beasts 04-17-2014, 05:36 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: Beasts 04-17-2014, 03:21 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: Beasts 04-16-2014, 03:28 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: Beasts 04-16-2014, 03:12 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: Beasts 04-10-2014, 03:29 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: Beasts 04-02-2014, 03:04 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: Beasts 03-25-2014, 01:14 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: Beasts 03-20-2014, 07:01 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: Beasts 03-18-2014, 02:49 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: Beasts 03-17-2014, 03:06 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: Beasts 03-15-2014, 05:58 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: Beasts 03-13-2014, 04:17 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: Beasts 03-10-2014, 10:50 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.
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2014, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
br, Do you have this Givi kit mounted on...

br,

Do you have this Givi kit mounted on the CalSci windshield or the OEM Stock windshield? If it is on the Givi, is there any reason to think the performance of the kit will be different on...
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 02:43 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I'm cautious about using my Battery Tender. I...

I'm cautious about using my Battery Tender. I disconnect it as soon as the Green Light comes "On". For an extended period of time, I would hook up a timer situation so the charging only occurs for...
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2014, 02:53 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I'm ~200# in riding gear and carry ~80# on my...

I'm ~200# in riding gear and carry ~80# on my solo, long distance touring and camping trips. Settings are: Forks -- Compression, 2 Turns, Rebound, 2 Turns; Shock -- Pre-load, 20 Clicks, Damping, 22...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2014, 06:57 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I agree, IMO Guzzi has a very good group of...

I agree, IMO Guzzi has a very good group of offerings in the market segments they choose to support. However, several (Griso, Stelvio, Norge) are in somewhat specialized markets with a small...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
Good for you! Now it's time to start riding. ...

Good for you! Now it's time to start riding. There're a lot of good opportunities for rallies within 600 or so miles where you can see other Guzzis and talk to their owners. One of them is very...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
SM, I agree with you. My riding is long...

SM, I agree with you. My riding is long distance touring and camping trips. I set my LD touring trips at 600 miles/day. Normally, I run 150 miles, stop and walk around a bit, ride another 150...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 03:59 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
If your current bike has been meeting your riding...

If your current bike has been meeting your riding needs and has not been causing you problems, why change? Unless you plan/expect a change in your riding habits, the newer model offers only the...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2014, 07:27 AM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
XT, Yes, I got them from Pro Italia. ...

XT,

Yes, I got them from Pro Italia. Service was fast, price very reasonable.

On your Scrambler wheels, there is a company in CA (I think) that specializes in rebuilding spoked wheels. ...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Chuck in Indiana
I've now changed my original spoke wheels for a...

I've now changed my original spoke wheels for a new set of the cast aluminum wheels and, for what it's worth, there's only a small weight differential between the two. The cast wheels are lighter --...
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