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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-01-2015, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Jonny955
Are you (Tallbrother) trying to rock the bike...

Are you (Tallbrother) trying to rock the bike forward off the stand whilst seated on the bike?

If so, then change your technique. Bike stands are designed to take the static weight of a bike...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-02-2015, 02:36 AM
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Posted By Jonny955
I, too, do not like the idea of a big windscreen....

I, too, do not like the idea of a big windscreen. I have the standard Stelvio (not the NTX, the cast-wheeled model) which has a slightly smaller screen. For several months I had a Wunderlich spoiler...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Jonny955
Thanks for the tip, Peter. I have around...

Thanks for the tip, Peter.

I have around 6,500 miles on my '14 Stelvio and it's pulsing just at low speed, when you most feel it. I know this can be caused by dirty braking surface on the disc...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
Nice touch. We've noticed that the OEM mirrors...

Nice touch. We've noticed that the OEM mirrors need to be tightened down well to avoid coming loose due to vibes. I think I'd be tempted to remove them for any knarly trails.

Having said that,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Jonny955
Wifey and I took the twins (Mutley and Taz, our...

Wifey and I took the twins (Mutley and Taz, our CCM GP450s) on a weekend away to get to know the bikes better. We were riding for at least 5 hours on each day, not including a shortish lunch-stop and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
Haha! There is also a lady who has ordered a...

Haha! There is also a lady who has ordered a lowered one (Kent) and two were ordered by the guys who test rode just after us, before Christmas. I don't know who they are but they were intending to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,772
Posted By Jonny955
KTM have publically announced they won't be doing...

KTM have publically announced they won't be doing an enduro version of the 390 (at least not on the current 390 platform), which is a great shame.

If they did engineer something workable using...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
Lovely pictures! Despite having 'relatively' good...

Lovely pictures! Despite having 'relatively' good weather here I'm a bit jealous of your snow, Vienna Wolf!

The missus and I put another 40-odd miles on our CCMs today and I absolutely loved it!...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12,910
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Posted By Jonny955
If you really think you have a challenge to store...

If you really think you have a challenge to store your bikes, then I'm afraid my sympathy button hasn't been pressed. I have a 17ft x 8ft 'standard' UK garage, in which I store six motorcycles, a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 09:25 AM
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Posted By Jonny955
I have a Garmin Montana that I'm going to fit to...

I have a Garmin Montana that I'm going to fit to the cockpit on the GP450. The holes in the powered mount do indeed line up with those on the CCM cockpit and I think I'll try a direct fitting to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 04:05 AM
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Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
Whilst I agree that the KTM 690 (or even the...

Whilst I agree that the KTM 690 (or even the never-to-be 390 Duke based Enduro) would be more exciting, you are of course correct in the sums.

The CCM offers something that the 690 can't offer...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 01:29 AM
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Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
Hi. She's 5ft 2ins with short legs (not measured...

Hi. She's 5ft 2ins with short legs (not measured them!) and can't flat-foot but it's quite manageable. I imagine they would be the same leg length as an average 5ft person, whatever that is :).

...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 12:52 PM
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Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
Tommy, I find the bike feels a little...

Tommy,

I find the bike feels a little odd on a neutral throttle in the lower gears. It feels like you are riding in a gear too high but it's an illusion. As Minkyhead mentions, the engine...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Jonny955
Excellent, Chris! Compared to similar weight...

Excellent, Chris!

Compared to similar weight bikes (like 125s) I find the GP450 is no worse for 'head shake' and I think it's attributable to the high steering pivot + 21" front. Early days but I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 137
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Posted By Jonny955
I believe the CCM GP450 is the only one that...

I believe the CCM GP450 is the only one that satisfies your friend's want list.

When it becomes more widespread and available around the global markets, try to get him on one for a test ride....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,923
Posted By Jonny955
I've had two Ulys and now a Stelvio. It's...

I've had two Ulys and now a Stelvio.

It's interesting to read this comment because there appears to be a link. Many Uly owners end up buying Guzzis and vice-versa. I can't put my finger on why...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
Hi Dave. Interested to read that your...

Hi Dave.

Interested to read that your engine has loosened up well. I think ours are still tight and I'm comparing with the two bikes I test rode (one was new, the other had been around a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 12:20 PM
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Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
Minkyhead - what you wrote is EXACTLY what my...

Minkyhead - what you wrote is EXACTLY what my wife and I are discovering with our GP450s.

We've only covered just under 100 miles and the confidence is growing but yes, acclimatisation takes a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Jonny955
CCM delivered our two (me+wife) GP450s this...

CCM delivered our two (me+wife) GP450s this morning :D. We have had a quick run out on them, totalling about 15 miles, just to get the feel of the bikes.

Obviously, with a brand new bike and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Jonny955
ETA tomorrow. Watch this space! Jon

ETA tomorrow. Watch this space!

Jon
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,644
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Posted By Jonny955
I would expect there to be a rev-limiter built in...

I would expect there to be a rev-limiter built in to prevent this but I've not taken delivery of mine yet so I can't prove it! CCM sell a plug-in widget that persuades the ECU to provide full power...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-20-2015, 02:45 AM
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Posted By Jonny955
I've gone with the plastic cases in preference to...

I've gone with the plastic cases in preference to the Trax (or other metal cases). The most compelling reason is the width of the bike, which in Europe is faintly ridiculous with the Trax luggage but...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-16-2015, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Jonny955
Why is everyone rushing out to buy the first gen'...

Why is everyone rushing out to buy the first gen' 1290 SA?

Surely the second gen' will have useful upgrades. What would we like to see?


Buffeting sensor which automatically raises and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12,910
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Posted By Jonny955
The closest you'll find today is the CCM GP450....

The closest you'll find today is the CCM GP450. It's in a class of one.

Jon
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 02:06 AM
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Posted By Jonny955
Taking most of the above into account, you could...

Taking most of the above into account, you could build yourself a V7 Scrambler with the factory accessory packs. You could add some custom (stronger) rims if need be too.

Unfortunately or...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 98,488
Posted By Jonny955
I can't believe that you would be dragging the...

I can't believe that you would be dragging the engine cases whilst cornering. Whilst the ground clearance isn't great, it is a very narrow bike with a narrow engine and surely you'd have to crash it...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 98,488
Posted By Jonny955
On my wife's 390, we dropped the forks by 10mm by...

On my wife's 390, we dropped the forks by 10mm by moving them up through the yokes) and set the pre-load to minimum. This suits her as she is only 5ft 2in tall.

The side stand has been...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12,910
Views: 1,828,082
Posted By Jonny955
I agree with all of the above. If I could wave a...

I agree with all of the above. If I could wave a magic wand and change just one thing on my Stelvio, I'd make it weigh less. I, too, don't need more than 85BHP in reality but the problem is Guzzi...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Jonny955
For anyone undecided about the Stelvio

My take on the 'should I get a Stelvio' question (that maybe none of us need ask :) )

So, I've had my Stelvio 8V (cast wheel model) for about 9 months. I've covered nearly 7,000 miles on it,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
Regarding the 5 speed vs 6 speed gearbox.. ...

Regarding the 5 speed vs 6 speed gearbox..

Having read so many comments on so many forums about the GP450, I have come too the following conclusion;

(a) Some of those who have not ridden...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 11:03 PM
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Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
Minkyhead, Ours our being built this...

Minkyhead,

Ours our being built this week. We're up in Bolton on Friday to have a gander.

Hope to exchange notes very soon!

Jon
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 01:43 AM
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Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
Well said, Jx. On my test ride I...

Well said, Jx.

On my test ride I deliberately included a fast road section. I wasn't looking for an extra gear although it there had been one, I may have used it. It certainly wasn't enough to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
There are many forum comments from potential...

There are many forum comments from potential purchasers who love the bike but are not yet ready to trust the engine.

From what I have read, at least three of the GP450s have completed rallies...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 345,626
Posted By Jonny955
Interesting to read about your modifications,...

Interesting to read about your modifications, Minkyhead. Our bikes will come with the higher (270W) output as specified and even then, I'm having second thoughts about plugging in my Gerbings heated...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-30-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12,910
Views: 1,828,082
Posted By Jonny955
With you on this ^ 100%, Dan :1drink Jon

With you on this ^ 100%, Dan :1drink

Jon
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,193
Posted By Jonny955
I have been through the same with my wife. she is...

I have been through the same with my wife. she is 5ft 2ins and not particularly long-legged (well, at 5'2" you wouldn't expect it :wink:)

I did used to think it was all about 'Confidence' with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,933
Posted By Jonny955
In terms of power:weight ratio, can any of the...

In terms of power:weight ratio, can any of the first three match the KTM?

No, I didn't think so.

It's not always the prime reason to buy a bike but in this sector, I would expect real...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 186,939
Posted By Jonny955
Indicated, but we have tried to compare with GPS...

Indicated, but we have tried to compare with GPS on other occasions and it's within 5%. It was smooth >80mph (indicated) too but I was referring to the speed at which I had ridden it for the longest...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 186,939
Posted By Jonny955
Whoops! I stand corrected, thank you. ...

Whoops!

I stand corrected, thank you.

I think I was getting so over-excited at the prospect of the 390 Adventure that the world turned upsidedown :1drink

Jon
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 186,939
Posted By Jonny955
The 390 may surprise you. I've seen so many...

The 390 may surprise you. I've seen so many comments saying it won't have enough power for longer trips and it'll vibrate because it's a single. These comments have all come from people who have not...
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