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Old 06-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #5656
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This is my very basic solution to being able to remove the wheels on the road. It's not very elegant, more get 'er done......



I'd like to work out a lighter solution for the sockets later on.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:51 AM   #5657
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This is my very basic solution to being able to remove the wheels on the road. It's not very elegant, more get 'er done......



I'd like to work out a lighter solution for the sockets later on.
I'm not sure what sizes you have there, but don't forget the 13mm to remove the brake calipers.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:30 PM   #5658
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I'm not sure what sizes you have there, but don't forget the 13mm to remove the brake calipers.
Those were just a 17mm deep for the rear wheel bolts and 30mm for the front axle nut.

Yes, I need to make sure there's a decent 13mm wrench in there. I hastily put together a tool set last night but it needs refining big time.

I really hope I don't need any tools

On another note, does anybody know if the stock sparkplugs are the iridium type?
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:03 PM   #5659
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That 30mm socket is much deeper than needed. I turned mine down on the lathe so it's easier to pack.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:27 PM   #5660
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That 30mm socket is much deeper than needed. I turned mine down on the lathe so it's easier to pack.
Good suggestion, done! I took off 0.40"

I'm making the wheel alignment studs now from longer 12mm bolts.

I will pick up a 13mm socket for the calipers, it doesn't look like you can get a box end wrench on easily.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:40 AM   #5661
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On another note, does anybody know if the stock sparkplugs are the iridium type?
I bought a pair the other day, early ones yes, later APPARENTLY (12 on?) not.

Did you know you don't need to remove the rear calliper for rear wheel removal and fit by the way?

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Old 06-28-2013, 05:07 AM   #5662
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We picked up our new Stelvio yesterday amongst all the fanfare and the M/C press. I took it back to my mates place in Sydney, in my Van, then unloaded it to his garage. As I can't get a Bagster tank cover for at least 3-4 weeks, I will have to search for some thick contact or Lite Skinz(self adhesive) to put on the tank so Bundy has something she can grip to. I will cut and stick this to the tank tomorrow. Today I took the Stelvio for a quick spin to a bike shop out in the Western suburbs to look over a second hand CBR600 for a friend. Of course, when one has a new bike, most of the time the weather is shite, today was no exception, pissing down all day! I left Bundy at my mates house and went solo. The big girl is no 'Busa but once on her feet she felt light & reasonably nimble & flickable for what she is. She is way over muffled and our importers are waiting on a 3/4 exhaust system coming from Italy, we will fit this when it arrives! I had adjusted the controls before I left however I feel the bars need to come back just a tad, will do that tomorrow. The Stelvio felt surefooted and I had a play with the ABS in the wet, on, off, trying to lock it up in the wet etc. ABS has definitely improved on these big chook chasers since their inception. Coming home in the dark I found that I had a mirror image Heads Up Display on the screen, it will be interesting to see if this is a distraction out on the open road! I put 125 klm's on it today in appalling weather, on Monday I will head home, 600klms away & return on Wednesday to the Importer for her 1st service. We will change over to NGK plug Caps at this service as apparently the stock ones are a pain in the arse.
First thoughts are that it is very sure footed, gearbox is positive, engine is strong and I am looking forward to pointing the girl North onto some open road. Will let u all know how she performs.!!

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Old 06-28-2013, 05:41 AM   #5663
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I bought a pair the other day, early ones yes, later APPARENTLY (12 on?) not.

Did you know you don't need to remove the rear calliper for rear wheel removal and fit by the way?

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Uhhhh, ohhhhhhh really? Both of my CARC Guzzies have the brake disk attached to the wheel hub. I suppose if you jack the bike up high enough you could drop the wheel down and clear caliper since there's no flange on the hub to interfere. It's only 2 bolts to remove the caliper though.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:18 AM   #5664
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Uhhhh, ohhhhhhh really? Both of my CARC Guzzies have the brake disk attached to the wheel hub. I suppose if you jack the bike up high enough you could drop the wheel down and clear caliper since there's no flange on the hub to interfere. It's only 2 bolts to remove the caliper though.
I suppose it's possible but it's sure a lot easier to remove the caliper.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:42 AM   #5665
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I suppose it's possible but it's sure a lot easier to remove the caliper.
Well, no. It's easier to do it caliper in situ. That's why I mentioned it. try it twice, see what you think.
Mind you, it's hardly saving hours, I agree!
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:23 PM   #5666
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Looks like I may have a light switch that is on its way out. Some times when I start the bike up the headlights do not come on. I have a service scheduled for next weekend and will have it looked at. I wish I did not have to go 70 miles to get it serviced. OK I will stop whinning

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Old 06-28-2013, 03:11 PM   #5667
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Looks like I may have a light switch that is on its way out. Some times when I start the bike up the headlights do not come on. I have a service scheduled for next weekend and will have it looked at. I wish I did not have to go 70 miles to get it serviced. OK I will stop whinning

Marc
Try 375 miles one way.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:27 PM   #5668
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I wish I did not have to go 70 miles to get it serviced.
Erico is closer
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:37 PM   #5669
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:50 PM   #5670
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Erico is closer
I had my Ducati serviced at Erico once.

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