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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-23-2015, 10:53 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I have the Mistal on mine. Sounds very nice....

I have the Mistal on mine. Sounds very nice. Better than the sound though, is getting rid of the heat of the stock can and nearly 20 lbs. of weight.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-17-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I'd like to hit the John Day National. Almost...

I'd like to hit the John Day National. Almost went a few years ago. Looks like a great riding area. I'll pencil it in for next year.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12,381
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
And they look a lot nicer with the Aprilia...

And they look a lot nicer with the Aprilia mirrors and the directionals where Luigi intended them to be.

On another note, my buddy just picked up a nice red 09 at Moto International. He's asked me...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12,381
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Great bike. Someone is going to get a hell of a...

Great bike. Someone is going to get a hell of a deal.GLWS.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-15-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12,381
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
The 08's and 09's also have the glove box.

The 08's and 09's also have the glove box.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-15-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12,381
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
08's and 09's had cam issues. That was the...

08's and 09's had cam issues. That was the original recall. The cams were soft from improper heat treating. The latest update with kit A, B, or C is to cover all the flat tappet 8v models that suffer...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-15-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
You sure they didn't import Stevios in 10 and...

You sure they didn't import Stevios in 10 and 11? I coulda sworn I saw them at the dealer.

At any rate, the 08 and 09 Stelvio`s had can recalls due to insufficient hardness. Most were replaced...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
About the width or maybe less than the handlebars

About the width or maybe less than the handlebars
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-12-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I think it'd be tough to beat the Mosko Moto...

I think it'd be tough to beat the Mosko Moto bags. The side bags and 40 liter top bag should be plenty. I went up to Alaska a couple of years ago and lugged the gear for me and my wife (she rode her...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-05-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12,381
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
We spent three weeks riding around Italy on a...

We spent three weeks riding around Italy on a rented Stelvio in 2009. The Stelvio Pass is incredible for the views and the experience, but for absolute crazy fun, we found the Ballabio - Resinelli...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-19-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12,381
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Another option is to ditch the Trac bags all...

Another option is to ditch the Trac bags all together, and use something like the Mosko Moto bags which mount to the factory mounts, but let you move them fore and aft to suit your taste.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-19-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
The front fork cracking was caused by over...

The front fork cracking was caused by over tightening, and only really was an issue for 2008 through 2010. The speed sensor that got water penetration has been cured for a long time. There was a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-16-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6,610
Views: 487,874
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Another lurker here....

Another lurker here....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I'm wondering how hard it would be to find a...

I'm wondering how hard it would be to find a clapped out NTX and put a new V7 motor in it.....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
If Guzzi built this again, but with that nice new...

If Guzzi built this again, but with that nice new V7II engine with the single throttle body, I'd be all over it.

374 lbs. dry. Seems about right to me.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12,381
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
...and no dealers in the U.S. :(:

...and no dealers in the U.S. :(:
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I know the AT is a great bike, but this is more...

I know the AT is a great bike, but this is more where I'd go for a lightweight ADV bike. I wish they still made this thing. It'd be a great bike for my wife to ride too when we take off together.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Two laner in Maine a few years ago.... ...

Two laner in Maine a few years ago....

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o71/DougRitchie/MG%20Rally/IMAG0397.jpg (http://s117.photobucket.com/user/DougRitchie/media/MG%20Rally/IMAG0397.jpg.html)...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-10-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
You can blow it out, but where a mask. You...

You can blow it out, but where a mask. You definitely don't want to breath that crap. No disassembly required.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-10-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,520
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Sitting in the Cromwell Diner getting ready to...

Sitting in the Cromwell Diner getting ready to fuel up...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-09-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,520
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Cagiva Elefant?

Cagiva Elefant?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Is the clutch operating poorly? Most of us have...

Is the clutch operating poorly? Most of us have the groaning issue. Mine has done it since probably after a month of ownership. It usually only does it when it's cold. In nearly 60,000 miles it has...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-08-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,910
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Damn. Couldn't make it last year because of work...

Damn. Couldn't make it last year because of work and was really looking forward to it this year. It was a really fun weekend.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-08-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,520
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
My wife and I are going to be there along with a...

My wife and I are going to be there along with a decent Mass Guzzisti contingent. We were going to ride down, but 2+ hours at 11 degrees didn't sound like that great a time, so we'll be in the truck.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-08-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Agreed. I've remapped mine a couple of times and...

Agreed. I've remapped mine a couple of times and have always gone back to the original map. I really have no complaints about the fueling. I get reasonable gas mileage too.

Mine is an 09 though....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-08-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12,381
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
It's my understanding that the lambdas only...

It's my understanding that the lambdas only measure for fueling from idle to about 1500 rpm. I could be mistaken though. I forget where I'd seen that. Pete Roper or Beetle could answer that I'm sure....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-03-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I did around 10,000 miles on that trip up to...

I did around 10,000 miles on that trip up to Alaska with that set up. Never any issues and I probably had another 8 to 10 pounds in the case.

The only thing I had happen is that one of the pins...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-30-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Interesting. I've been off road with mine with...

Interesting. I've been off road with mine with the top case loaded with camping gear and two 1 gallon rotopax filled with fuel bolted to the side of it and never had any issues.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-30-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I was going to say the same thing. I have a...

I was going to say the same thing. I have a Mistral on mine and get mid 40's gas mileage. Get rid of the "enricheners" and keep the pipe (with the db killer in) and it should run fine. Mine does with...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-24-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Have a very Guzzi Christmas everyone! ...

Have a very Guzzi Christmas everyone!

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o71/DougRitchie/cartoon%20and%20gifs/GuzziXmas.jpg...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-17-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
My shop manual says 35.83" at the widest point...

My shop manual says 35.83" at the widest point (handlebars)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-17-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12,381
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag151/stevie79...

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag151/stevie79088/a41b784baba5a32d66eec69219caf898_zpsf7fa58a0.jpg

Pure sex. Love the red with the black frame. :raabia:
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Playing with the mapping can increase mileage. ...

Playing with the mapping can increase mileage.

My wife's Griso SE 8v is running Mark's map. It pulls harder than any Guzzi I've ever ridden, is smooth at all areas of the rpm and she averages 180...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I routinely get 42 mpg on the highway with bags...

I routinely get 42 mpg on the highway with bags loaded at an average speed of 75 mph. I've gotten as high as 52. 32 is not normal.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-12-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Funny. I ride fairly often with a guy that has a...

Funny. I ride fairly often with a guy that has a 2 year old RK now (gets a new one every 3-4 years), and pretty much every trip we've ever taken together, he has to go to a dealer for something. This...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-11-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Mark is aces. If you give him feedback, he'll get...

Mark is aces. If you give him feedback, he'll get a great map for you. I can't begin to tell you how different my wife's Griso runs now. It's like a completely different bike. Seamless, smooth...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-08-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
All I can tell you is that I changed the 180 rim...

All I can tell you is that I changed the 180 rim on my 2009 to the newer NTX style for the 150 rim and the bike handles infinitely better. Much quicker in corners. As a bonus, I have a gigantic...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-05-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
:stupid

:stupid
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12,381
Views: 1,726,338
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Get the Guzzidiag and after you get the cables,...

Get the Guzzidiag and after you get the cables, head over to the GrisoGhetto and there is a section there for non Griso maps. The guy making them is a magician. What he did to my wife's Griso is...
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