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Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 07:49 AM
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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: Beasts 12-17-2014, 05:15 AM
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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: Beasts 12-12-2014, 10:59 AM
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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: Beasts 12-12-2014, 10:52 AM
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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: Beasts 12-12-2014, 08:49 AM
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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: Beasts 12-11-2014, 04:40 PM
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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: Beasts 12-08-2014, 05:48 AM
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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: Beasts 12-05-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
:stupid

:stupid
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 09:46 AM
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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...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 05:34 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
If that 29.7 isn't all city riding, I'd take a...

If that 29.7 isn't all city riding, I'd take a good smell of your oil to make sure you're not washing the pistons down with fuel. Even extended sitting in commuter traffic on my Stelvio rarely gets...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
On my Ballabio at least (which I've hot rodded a...

On my Ballabio at least (which I've hot rodded a bit), it is a hooligan bike. It's impossible to ride it at any speed limit. I joke that it's my +20 bike. I always find myself 20 mph over the speed...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
We have a V11 Sport Ballabio, a Griso SE, and a...

We have a V11 Sport Ballabio, a Griso SE, and a Stelvio`s ( among others). Each is very different from the other yet I can't imagine not having any of them. They all make me smile for different...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 04:10 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
When I still had those lights, I found that the...

When I still had those lights, I found that the H3 bulbs didn't last very long. I had a little better luck with the PIAA versions (and they were brighter too). Don't know how long your bulbs have...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 03:39 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
You're gonna miss out on a lot of great stuff in...

You're gonna miss out on a lot of great stuff in life by avoiding things reviewed on the internet.

I have an 04 V11 Ballabio with over 70,000 miles on it and it has been the most reliable...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 12:58 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Another gnarly adventurer that can't tighten an...

Another gnarly adventurer that can't tighten an occasional bolt.

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 01:48 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Looks nice, but screw that. I hate dealing with...

Looks nice, but screw that. I hate dealing with tubes. I love the ability to plug a tire and be on my way in 10 minutes. FWIW, mine have been leak free for nearly 60,000 miles.
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Just caught this this morning on another board....

Just caught this this morning on another board. Apparently Guzzi is working with these folks to produce these bikes. Sort of like the Ghezzi Brian connection I guess.

Pretty cool bike.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Bear in mind that the word on the street is that...

Bear in mind that the word on the street is that Stucchi Luigi is restructuring and/or out of business so the wait could be considerable.
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 05:10 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
The TKC's just look right on the Stelvio. :D ...

The TKC's just look right on the Stelvio. :D

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o71/DougRitchie/IMG_0643.jpg (http://s117.photobucket.com/user/DougRitchie/media/IMG_0643.jpg.html)

but whatever...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 07:22 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I use the Redline Synth 10w60 BMW spec oil. Seems...

I use the Redline Synth 10w60 BMW spec oil. Seems to work great, relatively cheap cuz it doesn't have a motorcycle on the label. :D
I get it for 12 bucks at a local speed shop.

Always use 10w60.
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 02:24 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Without using Google Translate looking at that...

Without using Google Translate looking at that article, they mention the Bellagio.That would be an ass kicking package. A scrambler based on that 940 motor with a CARC would be fantastic.

Has...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 11:51 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I have at least 17000 miles on mine now and they...

I have at least 17000 miles on mine now and they still have some mileage left in 'em.

I run the rear at 40 psi and the front at 34. The front is starting to howl more now though.


Hell, I can...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2014, 06:34 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Keep in mind that Traxxion also make a kit for...

Keep in mind that Traxxion also make a kit for the forks for the 45mm Stelvio`s.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Copy that.

Copy that.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
So is the ride on the 27th do~able on a Stelvio?...

So is the ride on the 27th do~able on a Stelvio? I'd love to find some riding closer to home. I may have a buddy on a gsa that'd be interested too.
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 07:12 AM
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Views: 648
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and...

If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and download Guzzidiag (free).

It's a great tool. Let's you reset TPS, service codes, etc, etc. If you download the free reader and writer programs, you...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 11:51 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I thought those fuses on the newer models were...

I thought those fuses on the newer models were under the little wedge shaped gray side covers above the pegs below the seat?
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 03:49 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
If you leave the db killer in the exhaust, the...

If you leave the db killer in the exhaust, the bike will run fine. No need to flash really unless you want to pull out the db killer and have it really loud.
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11,850
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Whoa!

I don't know if you guys have seen this offering by Rossopuro but man, I like this. I love the idea of getting rid of some front plastic.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 04:55 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
In 55,000 miles, the only thing that has ever...

In 55,000 miles, the only thing that has ever rattled off on mine is one of the sump guard bolts and in its defense, it had taken a couple of substantial hits.

Excessive vibration on a Stelvio is...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Anybody know about the reliability? If I got...

Anybody know about the reliability?

If I got one, It'd be pressed into commute duty as well (50 miles a day) besides the offroad excursions. I tend to put a fair amount of miles on bikes. Are the...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 11:44 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Didn't know that. I figured KTM was selling as...

Didn't know that. I figured KTM was selling as fast as they could build.

I was checking out their site though, and found this

KTM 350 EXC-F
...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
What a shame.

What a shame.
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 07:32 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
Something like this would be a real winner. I...

Something like this would be a real winner. I can't imagine them not building it.

Fingers crossed.

...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 05:54 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
If they build that, I'll buy one. Perfect machine...

If they build that, I'll buy one. Perfect machine for a lot of different things. It'd make much more sense for commuting too.
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 12:14 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I had them change out my battery at the beginning...

I had them change out my battery at the beginning of the trip up to Alaska and back home to Mass. That's the same battery they used on mine. It has been perfect, although the 2009 has a different...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 04:19 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
6000 out of a K60 rear???? I've got around...

6000 out of a K60 rear????

I've got around 17000 miles on my front and rear and still have a bit more to go. I don't think I've read anyone getting that little.

Interesting.
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 02:58 AM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
That's what I love about the Clearwaters. The...

That's what I love about the Clearwaters. The have a dimmer control. Set it lower at night and still have full bright when high beams are switched on or the horn is hit.

During the day, I run...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 09:44 AM
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Views: 528
Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I like (and have) the Mistral on mine. My...

I like (and have) the Mistral on mine. My preference would be for either the Mistral or the Agostini as they are both made in the same town as Guzzi. :D

Remember that no matter what you choose, to...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 02:47 PM
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Posted By WitchCityBallabio
I have a 30 inch inseam and ride with the front...

I have a 30 inch inseam and ride with the front of my seat on the high setting and a sheepskin pad on it.

No problem
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