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Forum: Beasts Today, 09:24 AM
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Posted By GSBS
I believe the 2014 Stelvio has front turn signals...

I believe the 2014 Stelvio has front turn signals in bodywork rather than in mirrors.
Forum: Beasts Today, 07:12 AM
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Posted By GSBS
I just looked at the specs on the NGK website and...

I just looked at the specs on the NGK website and it shows that torque should be 8.7 lb-ft (11.79 Nm) for aluminum heads for flat seat plugs with 10 mm thread diameter. Sounds about right to me.
Forum: Beasts Today, 05:29 AM
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Posted By GSBS
I have the one linked here...

I have the one linked here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/s3hcqlyci5ao7hl/stelvio-sm-11-12.pdf?v=0mcn) from the Guzzitech.com website (MY 2011).
Forum: Beasts Today, 04:53 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Tightening torques...

I usually like to know the recommended tightening torques for various fasteners and I'm always surprised that they are usually less than I'd have expected.

So this morning as I'm preparing to do...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 02:53 PM
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Posted By GSBS
You Da Man Canuck1969! :thumb

You Da Man Canuck1969! :thumb
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 02:34 PM
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Posted By GSBS
Okay...

….It'll be .15 mm and .20 mm. I figure that would be the way to go to be sure they're not too tight. And as mentioned above - best to err on the side of looser than tighter.

190 more miles and...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 07:01 AM
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Posted By GSBS
I just checked. The sticker on the underside of...

I just checked. The sticker on the underside of my 2013 passenger seat has the older values - .10 mm and .15 mm. But everything I read says the 2012 and newer have the roller tappets.

Photo:...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 04:29 AM
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Posted By GSBS
BTW, photo from yesterday's ride...

…Lovin' this bike!
http://gsbs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-Stelvio/i-JCtSJPP/0/X2/P4166836-X2.jpg
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 04:27 AM
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Posted By GSBS
First Service - valve clearances???

I'm about to do my first service (*1,500 km) which includes checking and adjusting valve clearances. However, I'm seeing conflicting values in various places I look online for the correct valve...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2014, 02:25 PM
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Posted By GSBS
Thanks… makes sense. I expect to have the valve...

Thanks… makes sense. I expect to have the valve covers off next week or sooner for the first service anyway and will deal with it then.
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By GSBS
What is this?

Today I noticed some traces of oil on the gearbox cover and engine protection bar behind the right cylinder. Not a lot, just a drop here and there. After looking for a bit I saw it was coming from...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2014, 07:51 PM
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Posted By GSBS
Fastway Footpegs...

Does anyone know if the Pro Moto Billet Fastway Evolution III foot pegs are available for the Stelvio. Its seems like someone wrote that the Stelvio has the same peg mount size as the Suzuki VStrom...
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2014, 11:29 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Selling this one to get funds to by a nice dual...

Selling this one to get funds to by a nice dual sport chair for the new Moto Guzzi Stelvio I just purchased.

I've really enjoyed the Victory rig, but it's just not the right bike to do more than a...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 11:18 AM
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Posted By GSBS
GPS connection...

I was rummaging through the various 2610 boxes I have from numerous purchases I've made this morning and found a power supply with cig lighter adapter that looks like it'll work well for the time...
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2014, 09:26 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Just listed my rig...

…on the Flea Market here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23930386#post23930386
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By GSBS
Thanks Much!

Thanks Much!
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By GSBS
GPS connection...

I went ahead and ordered the OEM spec motor oil/tranny oil/final drive oil from AF1 Racing as well as the OEM filter for the first service that's almost on me (600 miles as of today). I wasn't seeing...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 09:16 PM
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Posted By GSBS
Thanks! Good info!

Thanks! Good info!
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 08:55 PM
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Posted By GSBS
First oil change...

Coming up on the first oil change…

Anyone know if the filter, which I know is a spin-on type, is of a common type that I can get at an auto parts store, etc., or is it something I'll need to buy...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 04:04 AM
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Posted By GSBS
First Service...

I notice the manual for my Stelvio shows the first service at 1500 km (932 miles). Most new bikes I've had in the last 10 years have the first service around 500-600 miles.

Any thoughts on which,...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 02:10 AM
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Posted By GSBS
cooking...

None better than Jetboil.
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 06:30 PM
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Posted By GSBS
My New Stelvio Electrical Issues...

…It turned out to be the ground wire that terminates above the starter. The ground terminal was connected well at the bolt/nut holding it on, but the other common ground wires that should've been...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By GSBS
Thanks for the comments and replies...

I took my Stelvio back to the shop today where I bought it and where I also work as sales manager. We had a busy Saturday and our techs were too busy today to get to my bike because they were...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 04:48 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Checked and rechecked the grounds on both the ESU...

Checked and rechecked the grounds on both the ESU and main ground for the bike. All brand new, snug and clean metal-to-metal.
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 04:33 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Stelvio startup issues (continued)

So yesterday, my off day from the bike shop, I decided to ride the bike 20 miles down to my brother's house to see if the two of us could trace down the electrical issue that's causing my brand new...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 08:54 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Thanks Very Much!

Thanks Very Much!
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 08:05 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Where exactly is the ECU? Behind the left side...

Where exactly is the ECU? Behind the left side fairing cover, the one with the wire mesh at the back? Will I recognize it when I see it?

Is the secondary fuse box also behind this cover?

The...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 05:37 PM
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Posted By GSBS
The good and the bad on today's first ride...

Well, the first 180 miles of my Stelvio's maiden voyage went very nicely. The only "issue" was a buzzing coming from the right fairing that I traced to a loose screw holding on the wind deflector.
...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By GSBS
My new Stelvio arrived today...

…But I didn't get to put it together until after we closed the shop as it was an especially busy Saturday today at the dealership. But our best tech Kyle stayed late to put my baby together and I'll...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2014, 04:58 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Mistral exhaust?

Anyone here using the Mistral aluminum can/CF tip slip-on silencer? Any other recommendations?
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2014, 04:56 AM
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Posted By GSBS
I have the Giant Loop Coyote for my smaller dual...

I have the Giant Loop Coyote for my smaller dual sports and it works very well for me.

If I find I'm using the Stelvio on anything more aggressive than a fire road or FS road I'll likely buy a...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2014, 11:17 PM
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Posted By GSBS
Tank bag?

Is anyone using the OEM tank bag? Like this one…

http://www.af1racing.com/store/ProdImages/st3/983149.jpg

It's pricey, but looks like a good design. I'd like to hear comments/opinions of those...
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2014, 05:54 PM
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Posted By GSBS
Springtime in Alabama...

Entrance to our neighborhood today with Roscoe and Bailey…
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t31.0-8/1800134_628869140529286_69160246_o.jpg
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 04:32 PM
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Posted By GSBS
Footpegs

Thanks for the replies on the footpegs. I'll likely go with the Pivot Pegs as I've had these and liked them in the past. I just want to make sure the larger ones are available for the Stelvio size...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 05:07 PM
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Posted By GSBS
I use the old 26xx series Garmins on all my bikes...

I use the old 26xx series Garmins on all my bikes and have always gone straight off the battery. These units draw very little current and when I'm riding and turn the bike off for a minute or two I...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 05:15 AM
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Posted By GSBS
Stelvio footpeg options...

Now that it looks like a Stelvio is in my near future, I'm checking out accessory options and one item I'll definitely be getting is wider foot pegs to make standing up while riding more comfy.

My...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By GSBS
Leave it there!

Somebody will go there for the tag; after all, it's just around the corner (so the speak) from the Dixie Landing Café. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 05:15 AM
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Posted By GSBS
BTW… Looking for a shock

My 2003 Dakar's shock has already been rebuilt once and now is giving up once again (95,xxx miles). For a bike approaching 100k miles I don't see anything like a new Ohlins in my future, but would...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13,387
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Posted By GSBS
I have an 18" Excel rear and 21" Excel front on...

I have an 18" Excel rear and 21" Excel front on my Dakar and have changed several K-60s with no issues breaking the bead or changing the tire. Maybe the 17" Excel design is different.

Of course my...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 12:56 PM
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Views: 1,159,692
Posted By GSBS
Thanks for all the replies...

…and comments/answers to my questions! Hopefully I'll have mine in a week or two!
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