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Forum: Beasts 11-24-2011, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Billd
Correction!

After reading Chucks comments about the weight of my bike, I reported it beinng 1150 lbs with me on it loaded for trip to the Arctic, reviewed it. I reported wrong! The max all up weight as detailed...
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2011, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Billd
Very impressed with your recent trips as well.My...

Very impressed with your recent trips as well.My Stelvios all up weight was 1150 lbs with me on it when we set off to the arctic. The other two bikes that came along were a 2010 Kawasaki 650 KLR. It...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2011, 07:12 PM
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Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
reply

Was suprised while riding on gravel, rode about 4000 kms of the 12,000 on the Northern trip, that I was able to get 50 mpg to the US gallon. Speed was 35 mph on average but the bike was really...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
two 12,000 KM trips on my 2009 Stelvio

I rode from Southern BC to the Canadian Arctic and the American Arctic (Dead Horse) in 2010. Total distance was 12,000 + kms . Only issue with bike was leaking right fork seal which I repaired at the...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
I've got 40,000 kms on my 2009 Stelvio. Problems...

I've got 40,000 kms on my 2009 Stelvio. Problems to date have been speed sensor had to be sealed up with silicone , no problems since. Both front fork seals started to leak and had to be replaced...
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
Sticchi aux fuel tank

I think the Stucchi aux tank is a very elegant solution to a real short coming of the 2009 to 2011 Stelvio. Faced with the same problem I mounted two Roto Pax's on the side Trax bags for an added...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
extra fuel cell

03X2, looks to me that you have the new fuel cell installed, looks great! Comment on it please. Also like the bike in that shade.
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2011, 01:58 PM
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Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
fender and tires

Installed an after market fender along with fork slides. Don't recall the fender make, got info from Bigtex, an inmate. Can supply details if required. Fork slides are for a Kawasaki KX500 with home...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
Nicely set up Stelvio

Stelvio GT, really think you have done a nice job of setting your bike up. The bags really do look top shelf! Do you or will you be touring with the bike. Have been reading an interesting thread on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15,967
Views: 2,385,053
Posted By Billd
need a beak for a DR750

Hello all, fairly new here. I'm a Canadian and own a 1989 DR750. At the moment I have it in bits. I need to source a beak for it. Would prefer a used one but would buy a new one if available and that...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2010, 08:48 PM
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Posted By Billd
Stelvio handling

I went from sport bikes ( Ducati 916 and 999 as well as Ducati ST4) to a 2009 Stelvio. Clearly the Stelvio is not a sport bike and I can feel the chassis flex when pushed reasonably hard. I do not...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
New Stelvio

I own and like my 2009 Stelvio. Carry 8 extra liters of fuel via Rota Paxs and range is not a problem for me. On gravel roads at 35 MPH the bike gets 50 m/gal so can go 300 miles and have.
I do...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2010, 07:56 AM
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Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
Stelvio in Alaska

TRying to post the odd picture of this years trip to Alaskahttp://spud5.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Guzzi-Stelvio-in-Alaska/1000627/996585419_EvSVP-M.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
trip to Alaska on aStelvio

I rode my Stelvio to Alaska from Southern British Columbia, 12,000 KMS round trip. Crossed the arctic circle 6 times, 4 in the NWT and 2 in Alaska on the haul road. Bike ran perfect, no issues other...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
extra fuel in Rotapax

The extra 2 gallons were required. The Stelvio will just not work in remote areas, often I made the fuel stop with out useing the fuel cells but without them I would never have tried. Found no...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
Demster, Dalton, and Denali on a Stelvio.

Just back from the Arctic on the Stelvio. We rode the Dempster hwy in Canada, the Dalton to Deadhorse and the Denali range in Alaska. Back home via the Cassier hwy. In all put 7400 miles on the bike...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,790
Posted By Billd
Great report

Use to live in England, really enjoyed your report and pictures. Wish more English people would write up their trip reports as you have. More of the same please.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15,967
Views: 2,385,053
Posted By Billd
RE KX forks

Vilguy, thanks for your reply. Really like what you have done with your bike, looks terrific! Just want to confirm that KX USD forks will work on the DR. If so does anyone have details on what mods...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15,967
Views: 2,385,053
Posted By Billd
Thanks

Thanks for the info on the rear shock ladder106, I really appreciate it. Will be following up on it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15,967
Views: 2,385,053
Posted By Billd
DR750 fork replacement

Read on this thread a ways back that Kawasaki KLX650 forks bolt right onto DR750. Have also read that 91-93 KX500 USD forks are the same as the KLX650 forks. I have a set of 1993 KX500 forks and want...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15,967
Views: 2,385,053
Posted By Billd
New for me 1989 DR750

All right guys this is all your fault!!! Got reading about these bikes and found this poor old DR that had not run in two years. Brought it home yesterday. Pretty beat up but I love working on bikes...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
Reply to the question on buying a Stelvio

I own a 2009 Stelvio and have 6300 miles on it. Plan on taking it to Alaska this year, about a 6800 mile round trip. Really like the bike. Have also owned a number of Ducatis. Following is my...
Forum: Canada 04-19-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,367
Posted By Billd
Hey Doug, great little ride report. Will be...

Hey Doug, great little ride report. Will be keeping an eye out for you next time I'm over that way. More local RR's please.
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
I think the bikes about ready, just waiting on a...

I think the bikes about ready, just waiting on a tank bag. As far as a trip report there are so many good ones on here already. As a matter of fact the one posted by Cagefree is what got me hooked...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
Stelvio GT, thank you for posting the links, good...

Stelvio GT, thank you for posting the links, good on ya!
Olie, the Stelvio is limited by it's range, only 4 gal imp. tank but I've added 2- 1 gal Roto Pax's so the Stelvios range is now 240 miles...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10,220
Views: 1,317,161
Posted By Billd
4.25" rear rim on Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Just got my Stelvio rear rim back from Woodys Wheel Works. These guys did a great job on the rim, top notch workmanship and materials used. They did their super lace with oversize spokes on an Excel...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 87,355
Posted By Billd
I really like and admire the way your dad hangs...

I really like and admire the way your dad hangs onto his beer when he eats! I've learned a lot from you guys! and look forward to the same trip this June. Keep it coming we are eating it...
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 520,017
Posted By Billd
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 4-1/4" rear rim

Really like the Stelvio but it's rear rim is 5-1/2"'s wide and could not get a good gravel road tire on it. Sent it off to Woody's to get a 4-1/4" installed. Talked to Zack today, it's quite a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 87,355
Posted By Billd
Really enjoying your trip report, you are very...

Really enjoying your trip report, you are very lucky or clever to have done this with your brothers and father, monumental in all your lives. Things like this don't come around very often with in a...
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,130
Posted By Billd
Roto Pax pictures

Have tried a number of times to post pictures here of Roto Paxs but no luck. I have posted some today on the Guzzitech site under the Stelvio section if anyone is interested in taking a look. Look...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,244
Posted By Billd
From a Stelvio owner

We are all very lucky to be interested in bikes these days as there are so many good ones to choose from. I'm an old guy that remembers, BSA's ,Triumphs, and Nortons. Owned them all and loved them...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,130
Posted By Billd
I have a 2009, bought it late in the season and...

I have a 2009, bought it late in the season and got 3500 miles on it. Great bike. Have added the SW aluminum cases including their top pack. Have mounted 2 one gal. Roto Pac tanks (one each on top of...
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