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Old 08-27-2012, 10:42 PM   #2806
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I have a set of oem mirrors (with turn signals in 'em) if you need one, let me know.

I just saw this....glad to see it survived your ruggedness testing with flying colors
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:02 AM   #2807
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I have a set of oem mirrors (with turn signals in 'em) if you need one, let me know.

I just saw this....glad to see it survived your ruggedness testing with flying colors
Thanks, Blake, but I think I'm going to use this opportunity to do the Euro signals and mirrors upgrade.

That said, the mirror survived relatively unscathed, it was the mount that broke.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:03 AM   #2808
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If there is a tipover switch, it clearly doesn't work.
The wiring diagram for the bike shows a Fall Sensor (Optional). Your dealer may be able to help you.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:39 AM   #2809
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Thanks, Blake, but I think I'm going to use this opportunity to do the Euro signals and mirrors upgrade.

That said, the mirror survived relatively unscathed, it was the mount that broke.
From now on, keep the perches loose enough that everything spins on impact. Glad your OK. I had a get-off on the Tiger. Nothing what you did of course. Keep the rubber side down.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:57 AM   #2810
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Thanks, Blake, but I think I'm going to use this opportunity to do the Euro signals and mirrors upgrade.
Good call. I just did that on mine and wow, what a difference in both aesthetics and functionality. I can actually see what's behind me now vs. just a big blurry blob.

Todd at MPH has the kit in stock and ready to ship. A little over $100 for everything, shipped to your door. Very good deal IMO. Takes a couple hours to install mainly due to the fiddly fasteners MG used to hold the 2 pieces of the side panel together. You need to take your time if you don't want to ruin the fasteners or the side panel!

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:31 AM   #2811
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My Buell Super TT got punted recently & is most likely written off, I'm looking to replace it with a Stelvio but the insurance payout won't run to a 8v or a NTX, I'll be looking at an 08/09 model.
Now from what I've read & understand (please correct me if I'm wrong) the 2010 on models major difference is in the mapping. Anything else?
Is it possible to "upgrade" an early one to later spec with a remap?
Anything else I need to be looking out for?

Any pointers & advice gratefully received, Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:37 AM   #2812
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I'm sure some of the regulars in this thread can correct me or provide additional details...

08/09 model has the smaller gas tank
08/09 has the more road-oriented wheels
Unsure if ABS was an option in the early models.
The '11 model has the larger tank, road-oriented wheels, ABS - this makes it the perfect bike for me.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:49 AM   #2813
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I grabbed a little bit too much front brake (ABS was off) and the front wheel tucked


That is a trait the Stelvio loves to exhibit. The front end tuck under braking. Must be all that weight pushing it along.
I've had a few close calls with that out in the some desert single track. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:04 AM   #2814
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I'm in!

I put my deposit down on a Burnt Orange Stelvio, I hope to pick it up in the next couple of days...I'll post some pics.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #2815
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I'm sure some of the regulars in this thread can correct me or provide additional details...

08/09 model has the smaller gas tank
08/09 has the more road-oriented wheels
Unsure if ABS was an option in the early models.
The '11 model has the larger tank, road-oriented wheels, ABS - this makes it the perfect bike for me.
The Stelvio NTX, new for 2012....and the only Stelvio the U.S. market gets - is the one that gets the 8.45 gallon tank.
(so does the 2012 non-NTX, but we don't get it in the U.S.)

The NTX has the Alpina tubeless spoked wheel system (not the road oriented cast wheels), and the same ABS / TCS that Aprilia uses on it's sportbikes.
The NTX also comes with the Hella driving lights, crash bars, sump skid plate, etc. Heated grips are optional, but the switch and LCD display are ready for them.

Other markets get the 2012 with cast wheels in non-NTX format... and without the Hellas, crash bars, skid plate, etc.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:49 AM   #2816
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I put my deposit down on a Burnt Orange Stelvio, I hope to pick it up in the next couple of days...I'll post some pics.
WOOT!

Congrats Dirty!

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Old 08-28-2012, 12:00 PM   #2817
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My Buell Super TT got punted recently & is most likely written off, I'm looking to replace it with a Stelvio but the insurance payout won't run to a 8v or a NTX, I'll be looking at an 08/09 model.
Now from what I've read & understand (please correct me if I'm wrong) the 2010 on models major difference is in the mapping. Anything else?
Is it possible to "upgrade" an early one to later spec with a remap?
Anything else I need to be looking out for?

Any pointers & advice gratefully received, Thanks.
The 08/09 has pretty much the same wheels all through until the newest/current NTX, that is a 180 rear tire. I changed my rear wheel to the NTX rim. All the Stelvio's are 8v's.

The motor in the 09 at least is the A5 motor which is a bit peakier. The 2010 changed mapping and I think cam profiles for more mid-range. I personally like the characteristics of the A5 motor. Goes like a scalded cat.

The big tank is also only on the newest NTX here in the states.

If looking for an 09, make sure the cam/follower recall has been done (preferably before being sold). Also, if you get an 09, make sure they have map 52 installed.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #2818
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My Buell Super TT got punted recently & is most likely written off, I'm looking to replace it with a Stelvio but the insurance payout won't run to a 8v or a NTX, I'll be looking at an 08/09 model.
Now from what I've read & understand (please correct me if I'm wrong) the 2010 on models major difference is in the mapping. Anything else?
Is it possible to "upgrade" an early one to later spec with a remap?
Anything else I need to be looking out for?

Any pointers & advice gratefully received, Thanks.
The latest Stelvio is actually quite a bit different from the previous model. Not only does it have a different map, but it has a different cam profile to address a discernible "dip" in the torque curve around 3500rpm that the '09 exhibited. Add in some of the other bits others have mentioned (rear wheel size being a big one....5.5" rear wheel on the '09, 4.25" rear on the '12, 50mm forks on the '09, 45mm fully adjustable cartridge forks on the '12, 4.75 gallon fuel capacity on the '09, 8.5 gallons on the '12, and so on) and they are different beasts. As a result, the '09's are not "upgradeable" to the newer model via a remap.

As far as what to look out for on the '09, make sure the SB (Service Bulletin) re. the cam has been done and the latest EFI map is installed. I'll let owners of the '09 chime in with anything else since they will have a lot more detailed knowledge than I do.

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Old 08-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #2819
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WOOT!

Congrats Dirty!

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Thanks, I can't wait!
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:10 PM   #2820
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(in the requisite Australian accent...) Shhhhh... And here we see the majestic Stelvio asleep among the aspens on a tranquil mountain slope. Just look at her! Isn't she just gorgeous! But those Stelvios can be ferocious when they're awake, mind you. I don't know about you, but I certainly don't want to be here when she wakes up!

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