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Old 06-28-2013, 08:36 PM   #5671
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Well the first full day of our trip to Colorado saw me accidentally hit a piece of road junk that put a slice in the front tire. Luckily it went down slow but couldn't make Mesquite NV. I tried to pump it with my compressor but it leaked faster than the pump could handle and no way to plug the long slice.

I had AWA roadside assistence "tow" us to St George UT. Luckily I found one shop that had a Shinko 705 in the right size. The other shops didn't have anything in that size. So I guess I get to test out the 705 in the front. So far so good.



Otherwise the bike is working awesome. I've been pulling 41.5 mpg for the last few fillups. I'm stoked, it's way better than the 31 mpg I was getting around town. Considering the ECU reflash I'm quite happy.

We hit some very strong winds north of Cedar City and I was thankful for every pound of the bike's "heft". I won't ever bitch about it again.

For some reason the windshield is working better 2 up, both of us are very happy with it in the lowest position. Thank goodness.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:20 AM   #5672
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Tex and Bundy and our new Stelvio

[IMG][/IMG] finally managed to post these pics up
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:10 PM   #5673
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Super pictures and great endorsement for the NTX!
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:01 PM   #5674
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Thanks you all

Just took my ntx from Portland Oregon to Dawson city Yukon for d2d started trip with 3,530 miles returned with 8,920 I had a issues with driving lights, ya I saw your warnings of stock wiring but bike is a 2013 delivered in October so I pulled caps back looked to be a heavier connection. So thought I was good. Till service soon flashed up in the middle of British Columbia before I could get pulled over engine was starting to die. There I was with dead battery my buddy was kinda freaked but I checked fuses sure enough 30 amp blown behind right side cover so I used spare fuse checked driving light covers Oh ya all wore through on right side. Fixed with tape turned lights off. Now still sitting with dead battery by the way you can't push start these bikes tried with some great riders that stopped to help. Long story shorter got jumpers after three hours of waiting for buddy to get to nearest town bike started with jump left lights off rest of trip no problems. Next issue to keep in mind I did the poker run up there after a night of heavy rain about 4-5 inches of mud in places many bikes turned back we finished the course but the next day going in to Alaska on the top of world hiway the bike began to howl big time from rear drive. Turns out the breather was plugged with mud cleaned that out noise was gone. Just wanted to thank all of you for the great tips you have provided here!!! By the way I love the bike even more after this trip.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:19 PM   #5675
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WOW! Big trip, and great example of getting r done. Good report on the bike, thanks.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:28 AM   #5676
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Off to the garage to de-PC-v my Stelvio.

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Old 06-30-2013, 01:02 PM   #5677
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"Off to the garage to de-PC-v my Stelvio." Why?
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:14 PM   #5678
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Watch Those Battery Connections

Finally got around to doing the TB balance and TPS reset at 3k miles. Just too much going on to get it done right after the first service. Centurion-S and a couple of the guys from the Guzzi club made a quick morning job of it. Much improved as expected.
When I was setting up the bike for the tune I found the battery terminals corroded up again. This is after having cleaned and greased them last fall after a couple of no start events. Apparently I will need to be taking a look under the seat more often.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:15 PM   #5679
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"Off to the garage to de-PC-v my Stelvio." Why?
Three reasons actually. I did the O2 optimizers that fixed my pop on decel with the Mistral muffler and to richen up the lower RPM range for better idle. They came with the PC-V so I put it all on. I found with the power commander it became hard to start, the throttle was very twitchy,and my gas mileage went down to 32. With it disconnected the starting problem went away, throttle is way more linear, and the mileage is back up to the 40's. So I have been running with it disconnected for a couple of months and decided today was a good day just to take it off.

I am sure with some more tuning these issues could have been corrected, but it runs GREAT with just the O2 optimizers on so that is good enough for me.

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Old 07-01-2013, 08:33 AM   #5680
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Lomax,

Thanks for the explanation. Is the O2 Optimizer the same as a "Fat Duc" unit?
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:59 AM   #5681
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Lomax,

Thanks for the explanation. Is the O2 Optimizer the same as a "Fat Duc" unit?
NO these are much better and are available over at Guzzitech.com

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Old 07-01-2013, 09:04 AM   #5682
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Lomax,
Thanks for the explanation. Is the O2 Optimizer the same as a "Fat Duc" unit?
My Griso 4V PCV had a single O2O that (per Dynojet) made the bike run at 13.6 AFR. My bike, with the O2O, idles WAY smoother and seems to run better once the bike is up to temp. I used the PCV only to modify the decel pop, not to really mess with the rest of the map.

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Old 07-01-2013, 09:21 AM   #5683
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Just took my ntx from Portland Oregon to Dawson city Yukon for d2d started trip with 3,530 miles returned with 8,920 I had a issues with driving lights, ya I saw your warnings of stock wiring but bike is a 2013 delivered in October so I pulled caps back looked to be a heavier connection. So thought I was good. Till service soon flashed up in the middle of British Columbia before I could get pulled over engine was starting to die. There I was with dead battery my buddy was kinda freaked but I checked fuses sure enough 30 amp blown behind right side cover so I used spare fuse checked driving light covers Oh ya all wore through on right side. Fixed with tape turned lights off. Now still sitting with dead battery by the way you can't push start these bikes tried with some great riders that stopped to help. Long story shorter got jumpers after three hours of waiting for buddy to get to nearest town bike started with jump left lights off rest of trip no problems. Next issue to keep in mind I did the poker run up there after a night of heavy rain about 4-5 inches of mud in places many bikes turned back we finished the course but the next day going in to Alaska on the top of world hiway the bike began to howl big time from rear drive. Turns out the breather was plugged with mud cleaned that out noise was gone. Just wanted to thank all of you for the great tips you have provided here!!! By the way I love the bike even more after this trip.
Sounds like a great trip!

Please tell me you're going to do a ride report....with pics!!!

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Old 07-01-2013, 09:25 AM   #5684
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I'm getting a warning that Malicious software exists on the Guzzitech.com site. I'm using Norton antivirus. Are others getting the same?
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:33 AM   #5685
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I'm getting a warning that Malicious software exists on the Guzzitech.com site. I'm using Norton antivirus. Are others getting the same?
I got that for quite a while, first caught it with Trend on our old pc and Kaspersky on the new box is pretty adamant about not letting on...

Good thing I sold the Stelvio to Lomax probably
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