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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
And as you know Dan, the way the maps work in the...

And as you know Dan, the way the maps work in the bone stock ECU is like a layer cake. There is a base layer, which is the Main Fuel table. On top of that, you get other layers like adjustments for...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
The goal is as you state Peter: create a map...

The goal is as you state Peter: create a map that makes the bike run how you want it to run. The question is, how to get from here to there?

Well, there are 3 "routes" IMO.

Route 1 is to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-25-2015, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Something else to consider is the charcoal...

Something else to consider is the charcoal canister. I know on my Norge it was a source of issues. The problem there was the tank overflow was attached to the canister, which in turn was attached...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-25-2015, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Yes, this is quite common, and can be annoying. ...

Yes, this is quite common, and can be annoying. I know Peter suggested that removing the O2 sensors via a new map may help, but honestly mine "hunts" MORE with the sensors deleted vs. present. In...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-25-2015, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Chances are pretty good these guys will have...

Chances are pretty good these guys will have something available soon, if they don't already:

FendaExtenda Linky (http://shop.fendaextenda.com/category.sc?categoryId=8)

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-25-2015, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
That would be my guess too. Time to check...

That would be my guess too.

Time to check the battery terminals for "fuzz" (assuming you're still using the lead acid), check battery cable connections, and then check the 2 ground connections...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 08:08 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Just got a pair of these

The sizing is odd to say the least. The finger length is pretty accurate, but the "girth" is ridiculously small (unless you've got long skinny alien fingers), especially for the pointer and middle...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-23-2015, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Unless they didn't do a good job at the shop, I...

Unless they didn't do a good job at the shop, I would be surprised too if it's running rough at 2500 miles. My bike needs a TB synch about every 5k miles. I can feel it when its due.

If your...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-22-2015, 08:42 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Great stuff, thank you very much for taking the...

Great stuff, thank you very much for taking the time to post it up for me. :thumb

Yep, my WRR has been with me since they first came out (my VIN has a lot of zeros in it, LOL) and I love it. I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-21-2015, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Don't believe any of the "indicated" values, they...

Don't believe any of the "indicated" values, they are pretty much crap. Just go with calculated and you'll be fine. My mpg for the life of the bike is right around 40mpg.

FWIW, I always fuel my...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-21-2015, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Hey GS! :wave Now that you've got some...

Hey GS! :wave

Now that you've got some miles on the new Tigger, would you mind putting down some thoughts on the pluses and minuses of going from the Stelvio to the XCX. I'm considering my next...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-18-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
It's built like a truck, and overbuilt sorta...

It's built like a truck, and overbuilt sorta results in porky. Don't get me wrong, the NTX hides its 650lbs (fully fueled) surprisingly well and doesn't feel nearly as big as, say, the BMW R12GSA,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Sock Monkey
In theory, it should, but running hotter longer...

In theory, it should, but running hotter longer has a detrimental effect on, well, everything. I wonder what the long term effects might be on things like oil life, engine wear, etc. :dunno At the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 05:27 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
His relationship with HERO was never going to...

His relationship with HERO was never going to work out. :deal

This is just a legal way to sever that relationship, clear the decks of debt, and start anew. :wink:

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-15-2015, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Have a safe trip, and don't forget to post up a...

Have a safe trip, and don't forget to post up a ride report! :thumb

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-14-2015, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Good point John, I should have been more clear. ...

Good point John, I should have been more clear. I was actually comparing your map to Mark's (Beetle's), not to stock. Both your map and Beetle's use LESS advance than the stock map, and in some...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-14-2015, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
:stupid :lol3 Bang on. The mech that I...

:stupid :lol3

Bang on. The mech that I have work on my bike is the only Guzzi Master Mech in the region (that I'm aware of) and I asked him once about TB sync schedule. Based on his experience,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-14-2015, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
XLRATR map

Well folks, John was kind enough to let me try his map, and I can say with confidence that his method and tools have produced an excellent result.

Here are my notes from this morning's ride (30...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-14-2015, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Go into your PCV via a PC and see what the AFR...

Go into your PCV via a PC and see what the AFR targets are set to in your AT. They should be 13.2 if it came from Todd and is unchanged. Also, make sure you have reset your TPS within the PCV...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-13-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Sock Monkey
Can you comment on the heat produced as compared...

Can you comment on the heat produced as compared to stock (i.e. does the fan come on more, run longer, etc)? Typically engines running at an AFR this high run quite hot.....

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-13-2015, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Hi John, Thanks for the clarification. ...

Hi John,

Thanks for the clarification.

I'm not saying your map is a "rich map", I'm saying that in order for you to hit your AFR targets using an aftermarket, freer flowing pipe (a DB killer...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-13-2015, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Indeed. John is going deeper into this than most...

Indeed. John is going deeper into this than most as he's the only one attempting to dive into that nasty Delta Fuel map for the right cylinder (I'm lazy, I'm going to let my AT300 do that for me :D...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-11-2015, 10:06 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
It's not the mph, it's the revs....so if you're...

It's not the mph, it's the revs....so if you're going 55-60 at 4k rpm, that will get you much worse fuel economy than if you were going the same speed at 3k rpm.

Your V11 has a smaller engine and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-11-2015, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
What RPMs do you typically cruise at? With most...

What RPMs do you typically cruise at? With most big twins, you can dramatically increase your mpg if you cruise at 3k rpm vs 4k rpm. Since our bikes run so well at lower rpms, just click it a gear...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-08-2015, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
It would be interesting to see the results on a...

It would be interesting to see the results on a dyno (HP, torque, and especially AFR), but it's good to hear that people are happy with his map. I have his latest Stelvio map, I just haven't loaded...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-08-2015, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Mpg

I think we're seeing a trend here and stock bikes are getting 40mpg+ on the freeway and most remapped bikes are getting middle (or lower) 30's.

I guess that's not surprising, and it matches the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
:lol3 Nah, I just ride like a little old man...

:lol3

Nah, I just ride like a little old man who doesn't buy green bananas..... :gerg

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
And mine is the opposite....I'd have to be going...

And mine is the opposite....I'd have to be going uphill into a headwind the entire way to get mileage that bad. :dunno

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
And remind us if your bike has been remapped, new...

And remind us if your bike has been remapped, new pipe, etc. :ear

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-07-2015, 08:34 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I was able to completely solve the problem with...

I was able to completely solve the problem with this (MRA Touring Xcreen):
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-06-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Dead dinos have more energy than processed corn...

Dead dinos have more energy than processed corn by volume, so this makes sense. When I put E85 into my "FlexFuel" compatible truck, it ran like I just lost 4 of my 8 cylinders. Sure, it was 20%...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-03-2015, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Dan, do you know this to be true or is this...

Dan, do you know this to be true or is this speculation? I ask because I thought the narrow band setup essentially had a fixed point that the ECU tries to hit, i.e. there is no "map" per se, just a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-02-2015, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Dan, as you know I've been mucking around quite a...

Dan, as you know I've been mucking around quite a bit with all things ECU/EFI now that I have my magic cables working. Like you, I've found some "odd" behavior when the engine gets good and hot and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-01-2015, 01:45 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I don't think it's that black and white. For...

I don't think it's that black and white. For example, my clutch will groan a bit when cold, but never when warm, and it works flawlessly. I do believe this is "normal". In other cases, like yours,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-30-2015, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I use the MRA Xcreen with my stock screen and it...

I use the MRA Xcreen with my stock screen and it works great. Can see over it and still keeps the bugs out of my face (I like to ride with my face shield open and sunglasses on).

SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-29-2015, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
It's been a while (3 years) but if I remember...

It's been a while (3 years) but if I remember right Guzzi supplied both halves of the connector on my bike with the pigtails available on the second half. :dunno Was a very simple matter of just...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-29-2015, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
My battery box was replaced under warranty by my...

My battery box was replaced under warranty by my dealer for the same reason. They also did a goodwill replacement of my battery due to leakage and replaced it with a nice WPS LiPo. You may want to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,180
Posted By Sock Monkey
Completely agree on bang for buck. I've heard the...

Completely agree on bang for buck. I've heard the Rally is just a bit more (maybe $500) so my Guzzi better behave or else [emoji1]

-SM
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 03:17 PM
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Views: 4,180
Posted By Sock Monkey
I tried brief, I tried a bit shorter than brief,...

I tried brief, I tried a bit shorter than brief, I tried a bit longer than brief, and of course I tried the chicken dance. :lol3 Nada.

It was probably "user error" on my part just not being...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,180
Posted By Sock Monkey
Questions for owners

Hello Capo 1200 Owners!

I took a test ride on a new Capo a few days ago while my Stelvio was in for service (dealer tossed me the keys, filled the tank, and said go have fun :wink: ). Wow. What...
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