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Old 03-10-2013, 05:12 PM   #4276
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Actually there isn't much I don't like on mine. The new NTX comes with all the accessories, fog lights, synchronized fuel injection, traction control, etc. The downside is the newer model is a little slower and smaller forks.

On my bike I've added the crash bars, Stelvio fog lights, rear hugger fender and changed out the turn signals replacing with the European turn signals.

I've been tossing this around going back and forth. Just wondered if anyone else had any thoughts.
If I were in your shoes, here is what I would do - keep the bike, invest in better luggage (Trax looks good but doesn't survive even a minor crash that well), and attach a 1 or 2 gallon Rotopax to the top case to give you a range closer to NTX.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #4277
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:17 PM   #4278
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Put 300 milkes on my NTX this weekend. The limp shifter while downshifting has been solved. Apparently my foot wasn't allowing the full return of the shifter before selecting a lower gear. I adjusted the toe kick lower so that the shifter comes up higher with my foot brushing the tip. I think that will correct the problem because it doesn't occur when my foot is totally off the shifter.

Going to install some nylon washers on the shield hardware as the arms buzz a bit.

Lost a pannier rack nut and the bolt holding the rack to the bike was rattling loose. Replaced and installed double nuts. Dont' like the Guzzi top box mount in the standard position. It is too close to the passenger so I will modify to allow another 1" or so rearward mounting.

Hit 103MPH, very stable and cruising at 85/90 is a happy time. Handling everywhere is fantastic!!! Rode solo and two up, great either way. Firming preload at the rear actually improved front end plushness...

Not sure about the seat? Love the front taper, not sure I love the flat rear area of the riders seat? Time will tell...

Love this BIG tank! Put 5.5 gallons in with two bars still remaining.

Guzzi really did a great job with this tank. it never feels wide or any larger than a standard tank and even full of fuel there is no sense of weight! My Caponord felt HEAVY when it was full, the Guzzi feels the same empty or fully fueled!

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:05 PM   #4279
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Finally got all the honeydos done. Today had a fine time putting on the new Calsci windshield. I overlayed the stock windshield with a piece of tape at the top to show the difference. I think it should work nicely.

Heated grips on, they work great....can't imagine people would want it hotter.

Top Box is one...need to get a pad on it so my wife has something to lean against.

Now I am off to Phoenix to enjoy the weather and try this stuff out.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:07 PM   #4280
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Not sure why the windshield didn't show.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #4281
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The Windshield shows.. looks about 4" higher to me...?

Do Not put a full face helmet in that box and ride with it in there. It will bounce around and dent the box, trust me. If you want to put something like that in the box you had better make a liner for the sides and lid or after one or two rides your box will have been dented from the inside out.

You can get a back pad designed for the top box from Motech or Twisted Throttle, 50 bucks.

If your wife is small you won't have any problems but if she is a bit larger than small, size 12 type that box might feel a bit close to the passenger keeping her a bit off the front of her seat. That doesn't allow you to slide all the way back on your seat. I have that situation and have removed the box just today to figure a way of moving it rearward an inch or so...

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:45 PM   #4282
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Finally got all the honeydos done. Today had a fine time putting on the new Calsci windshield. I overlayed the stock windshield with a piece of tape at the top to show the difference. I think it should work nicely.

Heated grips on, they work great....can't imagine people would want it hotter.

Top Box is one...need to get a pad on it so my wife has something to lean against.

Now I am off to Phoenix to enjoy the weather and try this stuff out.

You might as well order the euro turn signal kit. Those mirrors will soon fall apart.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:52 PM   #4283
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The downside is the newer model is a little slower


OK, I'll bite....how do you figure the '12 is a little slower than the '09-'11?

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Old 03-10-2013, 10:08 PM   #4284
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Wife is small....5'2" 115, russian blue eyed, blond......

Trouble is I kind of like these signals so I will ridem till they drop then change.

Thanks for the tip on the pad.

I sure like working on this rig.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:26 PM   #4285
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OK, I'll bite....how do you figure the '12 is a little slower than the '09-'11?

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Different engine tuning reportedly brings the power down a few HP despite Guzzi showing the same specs. . I read it on the Internets.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:25 AM   #4286
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Cal Sci windshield

I like the looks of that Cal-Sci windscreen, I was just getting ready to order the MRA windshield extension....now I have to give it some more thought
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:31 AM   #4287
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OK, I'll bite....how do you figure the '12 is a little slower than the '09-'11?

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The 09 Stelvio has essentially the same motor and tune as the Griso. Because of that, it was a bit peakier up top.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:23 AM   #4288
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Has anyone confirmed that the NTX tank can go on the regular Stelvio? Not a deal breaker by any means, but a few of these leftover Stelvios have very attractive prices.

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Old 03-11-2013, 05:29 AM   #4289
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It's not just the tank I don't think. I believe the whole fairing has to change. I believe its been done, but unless you can get the bodywork from a wrecked bike, I think it would be prohibitively expensive.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:33 AM   #4290
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It's not just the tank I don't think. I believe the whole fairing has to change. I believe its been done, but unless you can get the bodywork from a wrecked bike, I think it would be prohibitively expensive.


There are lots of bits and pieces involved.
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