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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By kirb
The engine in the multi is amazing (have not...

The engine in the multi is amazing (have not sampled the '15 DVT unit). The suspenders and brakes are fantastic as well.

The KTM 990 I had kicked every other liter bike's ass off road. It was...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,287
Posted By kirb
The tail end of the greedy venture capitalist...

The tail end of the greedy venture capitalist era...imagine a large ROI to investors, build a facility to meet the promise, sign up anyone to be a dealer, and no customers buying the product. The...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-25-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
The Handy (I have one) has a square tube at the...

The Handy (I have one) has a square tube at the ground level that you can slide a bar through if you need lateral support...I think a chunk of 1" rigid conduit or similar black pipe will do.

Kind...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
The 2013 bikes should have roller lifters on the...

The 2013 bikes should have roller lifters on the cams. That is the only major change on the NTX bikes.
Like the others stated for new owners-

Take a look at my blog page, but the specific ones...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By kirb
I always suggest a Suzuki SV650 for people...

I always suggest a Suzuki SV650 for people getting into riding. That can be the 650 Vstrom, SV650, gladius, or SFV650. They have been around awhile.

The v-twin 650 engine isn't a top end screamer,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,287
Posted By kirb
The number of thread shitters, trolls, and head...

The number of thread shitters, trolls, and head hunters was getting out of control from what I could tell. Read some of the stickys...being a mod shouldn't be a full time job.

Easier to flush the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-09-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,659
Posted By kirb
I have a Stelvio...love it. It replaced my FJR as...

I have a Stelvio...love it. It replaced my FJR as my touring rig. Easy to wrench on yourself, great range, overall a much overlooked bike that is a lot for the money. The bike can be general serviced...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-09-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
I decided to avoid all of the above and still...

I decided to avoid all of the above and still risk my license every time I ride it by getting a Diavel.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-09-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
I've got a couple of fuse sets if any new owners...

I've got a couple of fuse sets if any new owners need them for the Aux lights (PM me):

FYI: http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/05/fog-lamp-fuse-holder.html

...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-29-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,405
Posted By kirb
2010 model year bikes do exist. There are only a...

2010 model year bikes do exist. There are only a few out there, but they do exist. It does not take a ton of research to find them on the web.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-27-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
I doubt you are going to get far on Guzzitech...

I doubt you are going to get far on Guzzitech with something that competes with them.

Have you seen this: http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=69168.0
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,268
Posted By kirb
No. Accidents are the excuse unless the driver...

No. Accidents are the excuse unless the driver can be proven to be negligent or impaired. Even then the resolution is usually not as bad as the act.

Head on a swivel, assume everyone is trying to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,097
Posted By kirb
TO get this straight...it was given a clean title...

TO get this straight...it was given a clean title in MN after salvage, purchased in WI and was re-labeled as prior salvage? How is that a clean title?
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,630
Posted By kirb
I have a friend with a 1200 multi and he found...

I have a friend with a 1200 multi and he found help with this (I have one on my Stelvio and L-O-V-E it). The articulation gives a wide range of adjustment, height, etc:...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,938
Posted By kirb
Watch that video, read the comments, and...

Watch that video, read the comments, and learn...That guy used only front brake after he was already in the turn on wet pavement. I would suggest a bike smaller than 800cc...the SV650 still comes to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,938
Posted By kirb
I always suggest an SV650, Galdius, SVF650 or...

I always suggest an SV650, Galdius, SVF650 or whatever variant. They are solid bikes that tend to be inexpensive. The adventure versions DL650 are very good as well with the same engine in a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,097
Posted By kirb
For Michigan...Salvage title can be registered,...

For Michigan...Salvage title can be registered, but only liability insurance. None that I know of will insure beyond that for a salvage title. Good idea to pay cash as some lenders will not give you...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,720
Posted By kirb
even better:...

even better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTfWOAjJdO4&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-26-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By kirb
With the unit sales they have, I can't see that...

With the unit sales they have, I can't see that as another model. Stelvio replacement, maybe. It looks more like a Stelvio evolution as many of the parts are current Stelvio items. Looks good.

I'd...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-22-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
This, and other mods: ...

This, and other mods:
http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/04/horn-upgrade.html
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By kirb
Like...uh...Y2K-ish. I wonder how they like...

Like...uh...Y2K-ish.

I wonder how they like the 50 mile range...and that butt ugly front end.
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,401
Posted By kirb
Have you considered a 1200 multistrada? The...

Have you considered a 1200 multistrada? The passengers I talk to like the comfort and you are hard pressed to find a bike with more HP, better handling for it's intended purpose, lighter weight, and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-20-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
I use a length of plastic tubing mounted to a...

I use a length of plastic tubing mounted to a ~36" long board in a 'U' shape with the verticals about 1-2" apart. Fill it with fork oil (or other fairly thin oil) so that the level is about 1.5' of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-19-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
One option is to buy the raw SW Motech rack hoops...

One option is to buy the raw SW Motech rack hoops from Twisted Throttle and have the mounts fabricated to the exact location you would like. You can bring them inboard, down, and back if that suits...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,287
Posted By kirb
Not to mention the engine designers were already...

Not to mention the engine designers were already pretty good with getting a lot out of the 8cyl versions. The engine is a proven design slightly modified for it's current use.

The high HP, low...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,287
Posted By kirb
From Facebook: Motus Motorcycles ...

From Facebook:

Motus Motorcycles

Certified! After almost 12 hours of instruction, we'd like to congratulate and thank the first class through MST/MSTR Level 1 Tech Training. What a great group...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-12-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
The 990 ADV is WAY better than the jackass that...

The 990 ADV is WAY better than the jackass that rides it. It's for the people who want to use an ADV bike the way it was supposed to. I still remember the dude in the jeep...'You rode THAT back here?...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-12-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
I REALLY was considering a 1200 Multi when the...

I REALLY was considering a 1200 Multi when the deer took out my 2012 NTX (and nearly me with it)...replaced it with a 2013 NTX and I am happy.

I needed that testasretta fix, so I bought a '11...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,287
Posted By kirb
Not really...

Not really...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-31-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
Agree on the above. I have not changed out the...

Agree on the above.
I have not changed out the pipe on the NTX, but the Griso came with an early Mistral that did not have a db killer. I found one, but didn't like the sound. Here is what I did to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,287
Posted By kirb
EB was speaking from experience. The S3T didn't...

EB was speaking from experience. The S3T didn't sell. This was the tuber era that ended in 2002. That was well before the FJR and during the older gen ST/Connie. The Sport touring rigs of that era...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,287
Posted By kirb
Eric Buell: 'No one buys sport tourers'... which...

Eric Buell: 'No one buys sport tourers'... which is why the S3T never made it past a tuber. Nearest since was a Uly. Buell was supposed to get the v-rod engine early on until it ended up being a over...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
Hit me up if you are interested (I am selling my...

Hit me up if you are interested (I am selling my proto you see here):
http://stelviontx.blogspot.com/2013/07/revised-rear-rack-for-swm-topcase.html

It isn't going anywhere as long as the rack...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-27-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
From the drawing I am looking at (confirm with...

From the drawing I am looking at (confirm with voltmeter or test light)-

Blue- ground
G/V (yellow green) - brake light operated by front or rear brake switches
G/Gr (yellow grey) - rear running...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-27-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
Seat latch...goes down to the key on the left...

Seat latch...goes down to the key on the left side. Unlatches the rear seat for removal.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,763
Posted By kirb
I vote for this...V4 too techy for you? Dial it...

I vote for this...V4 too techy for you? Dial it back to an older twin Tuono.
Narrow, light, easy to ride. The twins have a lower buy-in.

The new liquid ducs are nice...diavel, monster, or even...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-24-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12,311
Views: 1,715,039
Posted By kirb
Hint on crossing multi-year bike parts- go to AF1...

Hint on crossing multi-year bike parts- go to AF1 racing, look up the parts for the years in question, see if part number is the same.

AP8145035 LH Foot rests 2008-09
886185 LH Foot rests 2010...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,254
Posted By kirb
The energy generated from coal is far more...

The energy generated from coal is far more environmentally friendly than the equivalent tailpipes from cars. Conversion of coal to electric energy through motivation of an electric vehicle is FAR...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,995
Posted By kirb
I did a week long Michigan-white water...

I did a week long Michigan-white water rafting-Blue Ridge Parkway-Deal's gap run in 1999 on a Buell M2 cyclone...half of that trip in the rain. When it wasn't raining, I was camping. 10 hours in the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,287
Posted By kirb
...while attempting to maintain public interest,...

...while attempting to maintain public interest, investor support, dealer support, and a delivery schedule with no infrastructure to start with?
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