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Old 01-08-2012, 03:36 AM   #2011
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At the front lower edge of the inner rear mudguard, there is a gap between the mudguard and the airbox. Does anyone know if this gap serves any purpose? I have made a simple splash guard for the shock by mounting a rubber flap from this gap. Is blocking this gap going to cause any problems do you think? I can attach a photo later

Thanks, Howard
I did the same thing. The gap serves no purpose at all.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:37 PM   #2012
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Sumthin' like that...

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I would suggest the valves may have been out of adjustment along with checking the sinc. on the throttle bodies. When these are off it greatly adds to the vibration felt. I have barkbuster hand guards but no weights on my bars and while I do get vibration it is not bothersome for me so I never bothered re-installing the weights.
Well, I finally got back into the dealer today. Different bike but it ran as you guys say they should and not at all like the first one. I could definitely live with this bike.

The only thing I did not like is when I went to stand up on the balls of my feet my heels hit the braces for the rear pegs. But I can live with that.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:37 AM   #2013
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Luggage ?

The Pannier offering for the Stelvio is not good , you have three offerings ,
None of which sat any way comfortably with me .
If they are wider than the bars , there is more potential for damage ..
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:39 AM   #2014
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Pannier option

There is no exhaust cut out on this particular set .
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:40 AM   #2015
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From the rear exhaust side
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:41 AM   #2016
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Framework ,

This is a picture of the Framework , there is a Substantial crossbar fitted.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:32 PM   #2017
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Sahel

Are Saghel still in business? Nothing's changed on their site in mobnths (years?) and I never got a response to an enquiry a few months back. Too bad, as I bought something else.
Are they cost competitive? They seem to be a classy piece of gear.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:53 AM   #2018
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Elves and the Parallel Universe.

The Elves delivered.

As a consequence I slipped, last night, into a parallel universe. It was so good, I went back for some more today.

Back in 2010, about a year ago, I met a man in motorway car park. He was a little younger than me and was riding a BMW GS of some kind. He wore textile suit, had GPS mounted on the bars and blue tooth everything, everywhere.

In short, he looked like a thoroughly zipped up modern motorcyclist.

Naturally I was wearing black leather and a ripped T-shirt, the epitome of a hardass ageing rocker.

We made conversation about his bike; it transpired he used to ride a Harley, but now he was made new and reconfigured as an Adventure Rider.

The fact that he had never left the UK or ridden more than 250 miles in a day on either bike was neither here nor there; a worm had entered my brain.

I woke, a year later, at 6 a.m. Eyes wide open. Fingers tapping a happy tune as I smiled at the ceiling

An hour later, exhausted by happy tunes and bored witless by repeated news stories on BBC I got up, made tea, and got on with day.

But this day, January 3rd 2012, was THE DAY

Motor Cycle Collection Day ....
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:48 AM   #2019
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^^^^^^
Very nice report on your purchase and first date. You are a talented writer.
I know what you mean about being confused on how fast you can get this beast in such a hurry and not even be aware of it.
I thought my max speed report on the bikes onboard information display was broken.....but it is sneaky fast.
I play a little game with myself by guessing what the high speed for a tank was during a fuel stop. I am almost always low.
"Thats funny, I had no idea I was riding Red Stella at 126 mph?!?!?!?!"
That was an actual speed I was shocked at. It must have been when I passed that line of 3 cars on that long straightaway.
I would have guessed 85 or 90.........no......126.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:00 AM   #2020
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Very nice report on your purchase and first date. You are a talented writer.
I know what you mean about being confused on how fast you can get this beast in such a hurry and not even be aware of it.
I thought my max speed report on the bikes onboard information display was broken.....but it is sneaky fast.
I play a little game with myself by guessing what the high speed for a tank was during a fuel stop. I am almost always low.
"Thats funny, I had no idea I was riding Red Stella at 126 mph?!?!?!?!"
That was an actual speed I was shocked at. It must have been when I passed that line of 3 cars on that long straightaway.
I would have guessed 85 or 90.........no......126.
80mph is 128 Kmh, could the max speed still be registering in kilometres?
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:56 PM   #2021
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80mph is 128 Kmh, could the max speed still be registering in kilometres?
In my limited experience so far, Mentalfloss is probably correct.

I reached 112 MPH without being aware of getting there on my road home

As that speed is an instant driving ban here in UK I find I have to slow it down all the time :)
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:20 AM   #2022
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126 mph is not an issue for the bike. You are being limited by wind drag more than the engine's abilities. Run her up to the max even in the first 3-4 gears and the speed you are traveling and the music she is making will have you giggling, make pretty girls swoon and cause riders of almost any other bike to hang their heads in shame
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:04 AM   #2023
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That frame flex thing ...

Cycle World's Italian correspondent Bruno de Prato is still whining on about frame flex. Now it's the new version (2011 in Europe, 2012 or never elsewhere, except in Oz where we have the new NTX already but not the std 8V).

From their ride piece:

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Revisions included a few unexpected steps, such as switching from the celebrated 50mm Marzocchi inverted fork to a lighter 45mm unit. ... Pirelli Scorpion Syncs have given way to more deeply grooved Scorpion Trails in 110/90-19 front and 150/70-17 rear sizes. Despite the narrower rubber, less-rigid front suspension and claimed 600-pound dry weight, the NTX feels more agile and neutral handling than the previous model. Apparently, the 50mm fork and fat street radials put too much strain on the Griso-derived frame, which was not torsionally stiff enough to compensate for the greater forces.


Pic also from their ride piece.

I know I asked this before, but .... Bruno really is smoking too much, right?
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:13 AM   #2024
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:22 AM   #2025
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