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Old 10-29-2012, 05:46 PM   #3271
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Can you tell me what the cost was for the Euro turn signal kit ?
Did you get it from MPH ?
Thanks in advance
It would have been much quicker and a little less frustrating if I would have known about the push nuts. I sent MPH in Houston an E-mail informing them that they might want to consider having the push nuts included on the kit as they really are a one and out use fastener. If they have not included them on the kit it's probably not a bad idea to order them up. 2012 stelvio

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #3272
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It would have been much quicker and a little less frustrating if I would have known about the push nuts. I sent MPH in Houston an E-mail informing them that they might want to consider having the push nuts included on the kit as they really are a one and out use fastener. If they have not included them on the kit it's probably not a bad idea to order them up. 2012 stelvio

McMaster has the push nuts, about $7/100. I don't know the size needed. I'm assuming it's an unthreaded shaft. If someone bought them we could have a supply for everyone who needs them. I'd be happy to buy them if I knew the size and send out a dozen to whoever needs them.

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:06 PM   #3273
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Hey, are those the stock handlebars?

Those look like they'd be a great option for let's say a GSA....
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #3274
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It would have been much quicker and a little less frustrating if I would have known about the push nuts. I sent MPH in Houston an E-mail informing them that they might want to consider having the push nuts included on the kit as they really are a one and out use fastener. If they have not included them on the kit it's probably not a bad idea to order them up. 2012 stelvio
I ordered my "kit" from RPM Cycle in TX. They said they don't have a "kit" but as the parts are standard on the European version they are available so they ordered the parts directly from Guzzi. They were very helpful. Don't know when the parts will get to me but they'll show up eventually.

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:10 PM   #3275
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:33 AM   #3276
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McMaster has the push nuts, about $7/100. I don't know the size needed. I'm assuming it's an unthreaded shaft. If someone bought them we could have a supply for everyone who needs them. I'd be happy to buy them if I knew the size and send out a dozen to whoever needs them.

Rick

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The studs are 5mm. The OEM push nuts are stainless (style C) but McMaster does not list stainless for 5mm. 3/16" in stainless might be close enough, I think 1/4" will be too large. I have ordered 100 M5s and will test them out.

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:03 AM   #3277
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I kind of like downtown Colorado Springs. I usually work out of Epicentral Coworking just a few blocks down by Rasta Pasta.
I like the downtown area as well. Fun, a little quirky, but good for a night out. I'd love to live within walking distance of downtown, but at the moment I'm stuck in suburbia...

And back on topic...rode the Stelvio to work yesterday. Being able to actually identify cars in my new mirrors was GREAT!
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:23 AM   #3278
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Hey, are those the stock handlebars?

Those look like they'd be a great option for let's say a GSA....
Yes, stock bars on Rox Risers. The bars are 1-1/8" at the clamps and the standard 7/8" at the controls. But why not just buy a pair of dirt bike bars from ProTaper or the like? They're probably a lot cheaper too.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:36 AM   #3279
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Stelvio On Dirt

Finally took my Stelvio on dirt, after covering 400 km of paved roads in the past month or so. I decided to take an early evening ride, and gravitated to a place where I could decide to take dirt or turn back. I stopped and contemplated for a few minutes. The air was cooling off. A full moon was rising over the craggy hills nearby. I had 25 km of dirt ahead of me that I had been on before, twice, on my KLR650. Traffic was very light; maybe a car every 2 minutes. So I went for it!

Flat dirt road down a wadi (a dry wash). A little loose sand and small rocks. Plenty of washboard. I was a bit nervous at first. Then after a while I decided the Stelvio was simply rock solid and not likely to have a front wheel washout. So I just cruised in 2nd gear at 3,000 rpm. 25 km. No glitches of any kind. Hey, not bad for a big pig, eh?

Got back on pavement and had a little fun riding home.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:26 PM   #3280
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The studs are 5mm. The OEM push nuts are stainless (style C) but McMaster does not list stainless for 5mm. 3/16" in stainless might be close enough, I think 1/4" will be too large. I have ordered 100 M5s and will test them out.

Peter Y.
Thanks Peter,
I might put a dab of silicone sealer around the non-stainless McMaster push nut after they are installed on the side cover plastic studs.

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:04 PM   #3281
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Flat dirt road down a wadi (a dry wash). A little loose sand and small rocks. Plenty of washboard. I was a bit nervous at first. Then after a while I decided the Stelvio was simply rock solid and not likely to have a front wheel washout. So I just cruised in 2nd gear at 3,000 rpm. 25 km. No glitches of any kind. Hey, not bad for a big pig, eh?
I have a blast flying down dirt roads on the Stelvio. I think I might have been doing 70 or 80 (mph!) for a while on Sunday.

I've learned that if you just keep the throttle wide open, even the sandy stuff isn't so bad. Plus, it's softer when you faceplant.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:43 AM   #3282
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I have a blast flying down dirt roads on the Stelvio. I think I might have been doing 70 or 80 (mph!) for a while on Sunday.

I've learned that if you just keep the throttle wide open, even the sandy stuff isn't so bad. Plus, it's softer when you faceplant.
Another good thing about sand... ya don't need a kickstand!
Whack the throttle and she will stand up on her own.

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Old 10-31-2012, 09:07 AM   #3283
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Another good thing about sand... ya don't need a kickstand!
Whack the throttle and she will stand up on her own.



So....how many people did it take to dig the tank out of there?

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Old 10-31-2012, 09:18 AM   #3284
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So....how many people did it take to dig the tank out of there?

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I am running E07's so I just let it tractor itself out. No problem. I was surprised at how well it did on the sand. No real drama once I got it rolling at a decent speed.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:37 PM   #3285
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I ordered my "kit" from RPM Cycle in TX. They said they don't have a "kit" but as the parts are standard on the European version they are available so they ordered the parts directly from Guzzi. They were very helpful. Don't know when the parts will get to me but they'll show up eventually.
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What's just a little bizarre is that in Australia, folks are going the other way - ditching the vulnerable fairing-mounted indicators in favour of the higher, more visible mirror-mounted indicators.
Our dumb Australian Design Rules insisted on the lower ones.
Probably the safest would be to retain both.
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