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Old 09-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #2941
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I'll go right along with the Mistral. I've got the Mistral carbon fiber can on my Stelvio...sounds GREAT.
The few YouTube vids I've listened to w/ this exhaust make it sound REALLY loud....as in obnoxiously loud....piss of the neighbors loud. Is it really that bad, or is there a db killer that comes with it to tame it a bit?

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #2942
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I'm the Heidenau K60 Scout fan.

8,800 miles - 5,200 of that are two-up and loaded road trip miles
Blake, how would you characterize your throttle usage? I am on track to get about 9K Miles out of my Dunlop TR91 which will be a high point for me as I usually only get about 7 to 7.5 K out of Distanzias on acount of my jack rabbit starts and general hooliganism.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:02 PM   #2943
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:05 PM   #2944
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Looks good!

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #2945
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Blake, how would you characterize your throttle usage? I am on track to get about 9K Miles out of my Dunlop TR91 which will be a high point for me as I usually only get about 7 to 7.5 K out of Distanzias on acount of my jack rabbit starts and general hooliganism.
I'm not ham-fisted, I like to think I've gotten smooth over the last 44 yrs.

More than half of those tires' miles were done in one 2-week road trip, two-up and loaded, if that provides a reference point.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:10 PM   #2946
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I'll go right along with the Mistral. I've got the Mistral carbon fiber can on my Stelvio...sounds GREAT.
I think it's between the Mistral and the one Guzzi tech sells. I haven't heard a real good sound clip of that one yet.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:23 PM   #2947
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I think it's between the Mistral and the one Guzzi tech sells. I haven't heard a real good sound clip of that one yet.
definitely worth asking its owners about (over at GuzziTech)......i loved mine, not only for its incredible looks but for its perfect and mellow enhancement of the Guzzi sound.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:33 PM   #2948
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definitely worth asking its owners about (over at GuzziTech)......i loved mine, not only for its incredible looks but for its perfect and mellow enhancement of the Guzzi sound.
What bike did you have the GuzziTech can on?
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:52 PM   #2949
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What bike did you have the GuzziTech can on?
it was installed on my '09 Stelvio 4V NTX

edit: i'm biased.....i like what Todd (@ GuzziTech) has done for me and my riding buddy's Guzzi bikes over the years and prefer custom much before something standardized or mass produced. to me it adds a special touch, and i factor that into my decision making.

here's a shot of the one that i had installed on my bike....

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Old 09-06-2012, 06:19 PM   #2950
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Kirb, earlier you were talking about brushed stainless or powder coated aluminum. What did you settle on? I'd be interested in a rack and the price would factor in my decision. Stainless would be nice but the aluminum would get the job done just as well, and should cost less. Of course, seeing it installed would mean a lot.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #2951
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I'm not ham-fisted

Sorry Blake, I just could not resist. Yes I also ride like a

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #2952
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Kirb, earlier you were talking about brushed stainless or powder coated aluminum. What did you settle on? I'd be interested in a rack and the price would factor in my decision. Stainless would be nice but the aluminum would get the job done just as well, and should cost less. Of course, seeing it installed would mean a lot.
The crap pic, now below. is 12ga stainless. I did one for my KTM in AL and powder coated it in the garage. It's OK, but the stainless looks cool and will stay looking good for some time. I'll get it mounted and take a few more pics.

Cost in stainless would be $100 cut and bent like you see here. Not sure on AL, but assume $10 or $20 cheaper.

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:17 PM   #2953
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The "last 2012 Canuck Stelvio NTX"

Hi everyone, enjoying this board and appreciate all the great info, joined a few years ago and bought "the last 2012 Stelvio NTX in Canada" last month (after buying a sweet MG V7classic for my wife who just started riding). Really enjoying the NTX, super comfortable, super versatile and surprisingly quick! Our beautiful and trusty 08' HD Road Glide is definitely feeling neglected (avg. 25,000 km's/yr)! Thought I'd say "hi" to you all and post a photo of the new girl from a ride near home earlier this week - but I don't know how to upload a photo just yet . Cheers fellow Stelvio Riders.

yee haaa - finally! Set up the flickr account, figured out how to grab the correct code and here you go...


stelvio ntx chwk lake by cultusrider2, on Flickr

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Old 09-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #2954
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The crap pic, now below. is 12ga stainless. I did one for my KTM in AL and powder coated it in the garage. It's OK, but the stainless looks cool and will stay looking good for some time. I'll get it mounted and take a few more pics.

Cost in stainless would be $100 cut and bent like you see here. Not sure on AL, but assume $10 or $20 cheaper.

Really nice work. And you're right - the stainless does look good.

Does anyone know what the max. weight rating is for the Stelvio's tail rack? MG seems to have left that figure out of the owner's manual.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:05 AM   #2955
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Really nice work. And you're right - the stainless does look good.
Does anyone know what the max. weight rating is for the Stelvio's tail rack? MG seems to have left that figure out of the owner's manual.
The warning sticker, before it was removed, said 20lbs or 20kg...I can't remember which, but 20lbs sounds about right (and more than most racks are rated for).
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