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Old 04-11-2013, 05:56 AM   #4546
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Changed to a Conti Trail Attack - lost air lots - checked all - concluded it was the tyre. Changed it. Same but less. Stick another make road tyre on it, okay again. It just seems the trail attacks don't like the rim.

And yes - it's definitely from the tyre/rim joint.
My experiance with ContiTrailAttack2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLmKh6w9UPA

They are not compatible with Stelvio's 180/55/17 rims because of these small lovely dots.

Full resolution:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y...8/DSC_5584.JPG
And here you can find conformity form from continental ;-)
http://www.reifen-freigaben.de/pdf/314.pdf
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:02 AM   #4547
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My Stelvio is on the way out (long story),
What's the story?




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Old 04-11-2013, 07:11 AM   #4548
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My experiance with ContiTrailAttack2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLmKh6w9UPA

They are not compatible with Stelvio's 180/55/17 rims because of these small lovely dots.

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Hi Slawek - thanks for that - nice to know I'm not alone! So (my German is kinda limited) the certification says they are okay on the Stelvio - yes?
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:22 AM   #4549
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Hi Slawek - thanks for that - nice to know I'm not alone! So (my German is kinda limited) the certification says they are okay on the Stelvio - yes?
Adam,
Language of Goethe is not mother tongue but AFAIK - yes. I don't know how they checked this, if really did.
More interesting thing is that front rim is "Made in Germany" (probably that is why fits perfectly) and rear "... Japan".
I just started discussion with seller to return tire and have money back.
I even ordered second one from KTM dealer as new Conti are on 1190. They were surpised too. Happilly they agreed just to change to Pirelli and my MG workshop made film as a proof.
In my opinion it would be better if everyone is aware of that. As well as factory. Just to avoid stupid discussions with shops.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #4550
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And here you can find conformity form from continental ;-)
http://www.reifen-freigaben.de/pdf/314.pdf
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In Germany it is required that a certification is issued (aptly named "Certification of harmlessness") by the tyre manufacturer for each specific model and its rim sizes. Name says it all.

And on the other hand just because that document exists, doesn't mean that it fits the rim airtight, just that you are legally allowed to mount it to the bike.
In other words your flat is certified legal

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All sarcasm aside, that sucks. I phoned around to get prices on the CTA2 for my diva literally yesterday. Loved them CTAs on my Beemer, would love them on the Stelvio. bummer.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:09 PM   #4551
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Loved them CTAs on my Beemer, would love them on the Stelvio. bummer.
I have to say, they have a far more unsettled feel on the road than the OE Pirellis, hard to put a finger on it, but just less reassuring on the small rouds around me...
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:51 PM   #4552
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I have to say, they have a far more unsettled feel on the road than the OE Pirellis, hard to put a finger on it, but just less reassuring on the small rouds around me...
I hated the conti RA's I had on an RT.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:34 PM   #4553
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More comments on aux lights

Well, I replaced the OEM lights with smaller LED ones since so many of us have had problems with the aux lights that came on the bike. Now, about 500 miles later, I see that the bracket for one of the new lights has fractured around the bolt hole to the crash bars. The light was just dangling, attached by just some zip ties. Arrrgh! Tomorrow I'll make up some billet aluminum brackets that WILL NOT break. They will look pretty industrial but I'm tired of messing with this problem.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:33 PM   #4554
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New Orange Stelvio

The good news ...

Well after waiting since October 17 and two dealers, my orange Stelvio arrived yesterday. Had the Euro turn signals and heated grips installed.

The bad news ...

I just had some surgery so I have to wait a little longer to ride it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:47 PM   #4555
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Well, I replaced the OEM lights with smaller LED ones since so many of us have had problems with the aux lights that came on the bike. Now, about 500 miles later, I see that the bracket for one of the new lights has fractured around the bolt hole to the crash bars. The light was just dangling, attached by just some zip ties. Arrrgh! Tomorrow I'll make up some billet aluminum brackets that WILL NOT break. They will look pretty industrial but I'm tired of messing with this problem.
I'll PC them for zip...let me know! (how did the old coat hold up?)
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:16 PM   #4556
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Well, I replaced the OEM lights with smaller LED ones since so many of us have had problems with the aux lights that came on the bike. Now, about 500 miles later, I see that the bracket for one of the new lights has fractured around the bolt hole to the crash bars. The light was just dangling, attached by just some zip ties. Arrrgh! Tomorrow I'll make up some billet aluminum brackets that WILL NOT break. They will look pretty industrial but I'm tired of messing with this problem.
Doh!

If I remember right, I got the same lights you did. Guess I better go check mine.....

If you don't mind sharing your billet solution, I'd like to see what you come up with. So far you're doing an excellent job of being the scout, and I'm perfectly happy following in your footsteps.

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Old 04-13-2013, 06:30 PM   #4557
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I'm going for those lights but even by just seeing the photos, I could tell those wimpy brackets were just the shits.:hmmmm
A couple of nicely carved billet aluminium jobbies would do it. Or even better, lets see what people can scrounge up from the local hardware store.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:56 PM   #4558
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I used the sexy little PIAA led lights. I think their mounting bracket is bullet proof.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:01 AM   #4559
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The good news ...

Well after waiting since October 17 and two dealers, my orange Stelvio arrived yesterday. Had the Euro turn signals and heated grips installed.

The bad news ...

I just had some surgery so I have to wait a little longer to ride it.
Not so fun, but rest up and you'll have all summer to ride. Congrats on the new bike!
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #4560
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new brackets for my LED aux lights

As I mentioned yesterday, I vowed to make a bracket for the aux lights on the NTX...one that won't break. I think I have solved the problem, at least for the LED lights I'm using:
It helps that I have a milling machine and some aluminum stock to play with.


I'm using 1/2" stock here. By drilling one ear to the size of the cap screw head and the other for M6 threads I have a rig I can tighten even though the ears won't flex. The gap for the light base only has .01" of clearance.

Kirb, thanks for the offer to powder coat but now that I have them polished up I think I'll stick with the shiny look. After all the time I took to make these I want to admire them. Of course a 'real' machinist could crank out this project in no time but I'm just a beginner when it comes to machining.
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