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Old 07-15-2013, 06:26 PM   #5836
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Are the racks that come on the latest version SW Motech quick release?
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #5837
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Are the racks that come on the latest version SW Motech quick release?
The racks are bolted on, not quick release at all.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:02 PM   #5838
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More Guzzi green....

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Old 07-15-2013, 11:01 PM   #5839
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Are the racks that come on the latest version SW Motech quick release?
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The racks are bolted on, not quick release at all.
Why they are not quick release I have no friggen idea. I really wish they were, mine will be eventually.

Suzuki was good about that, when they used the SW-Motech racks on their new Vstrom 650 Adventure they kept the quick release feature.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:41 AM   #5840
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First Service last week

Here are some pic's from the first service. The more I ride it, the more I love it.We fitted the heated grips at this service and found the Aux wire to hardwire the GPS. The Diff guard is an optional extra that we will modify to make more substantial. Bundy's view through the 'Screen when laying down.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:12 AM   #5841
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Ya. It's too bad you are prolly paying to find that out but it's, well...normal.
Well actually no its not normal....and I am not paying. Warranty will pay to replace clutch basket assembly which includes fly wheel, friction plate and pressure plate as well as throwout bearing, push rod bushing and pushrod from slave cylinder
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:18 AM   #5842
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Why they are not quick release I have no friggen idea. I really wish they were, mine will be eventually.

Suzuki was good about that, when they used the SW-Motech racks on their new Vstrom 650 Adventure they kept the quick release feature.
Can they be replaced with quick release? I don't see anywhere on SW Motech's site that lists a part for that.

They do have this though,

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:43 AM   #5843
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Oooh. I'll bet those are spendy.

Nice though.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:56 AM   #5844
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Can they be replaced with quick release? I don't see anywhere on SW Motech's site that lists a part for that.
I have searched high and low and not found a quick release rack for the Stelvio from SW-Motech or anybody else.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:03 AM   #5845
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Oooh. I'll bet those are spendy.

Nice though.
A similar concept, the Fasst Flexx bars usually run about $350.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:21 AM   #5846
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I am looking for inspiration on how to mount and wire my Touratech mount for the Garmin 660 on the Stelvio. The handlebar has a block of metal at the center witch prevents the U-shaped mount to embrace the bar. And did you use the bikes' power outlet or did you wire the GPS directly to the battery?

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:41 AM   #5847
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I am looking for inspiration on how to mount and wire my Touratech mount for the Garmin 660 on the Stelvio. The handlebar has a block of metal at the center witch prevents the U-shaped mount to embrace the bar. And did you use the bikes' power outlet or did you wire the GPS directly to the battery?

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Use this: https://shop.enduroeng.com/cgi-bin/c...ion&key=16-035

It's compatible with the Touratech stuff. I use it to mount a Touratech GPS cradle to my Speed Triple, but it works great on the Stelvio, too.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:17 PM   #5848
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I took a demo bike (150 miles on the clock) out for a spin today. First of all, Tony at A Team Motorcycles was great to deal with. I had about 75 questions and he answered all 80 of them. Awesome knowledge and a Guzzi rider himself.


The ride. Although it was just a quick jaunt (5 miles), it allowed me to get a good feel for the bike. We went through normal city streets, a 55 mph area, and some interstate. Air flow around this bike (orange NTX) was extremely well managed, even for me being 6'5". The suspension was a bit on the soft side, but it gave me confidence in the corners (intersections). At 55, it was a very nice bike to be on. Accelerating from 20 to 60 on the onramp was pretty good for a 600 pound adventure/touring bike. Of course, I'm used to my 390 lb MegaMoto accelerating quite quickly. So I had to keep in mind that if I want comfort, I'll have to lose some of the speed. Thats ok. Brakes were great. Handling seemed felt similar to my MegaMoto (geometry is similar). And the seat seemed pretty nice; for the ten minute ride that I got in.

I couldn't believe the prices on maintainence!!! Literally a fraction of the cost for my MegaMoto (or GSAs I've checked out). So that's another huge advantage.

Am I sold on this bike??? About 95%... There's a couple new bikes coming down the line in the next 6 months that I'd like to see. But I can say this: I'd rather own the NTX than the GSA at this point. Yeah, it's heavier, probably slower, aftermarket isn't as strong... But who cares when I don't have to worry about some crazy electrical gremlin, final drive, etc etc etc to think about in the back of my mind.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:08 PM   #5849
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But I can say this: I'd rather own the NTX than the GSA at this point. Yeah, it's heavier, probably slower, aftermarket isn't as strong... But who cares when I don't have to worry about some crazy electrical gremlin, final drive, etc etc etc to think about in the back of my mind.
Good choice. The adventure touring crowd needs to diversify anyway. Way too many people look like Charley Boorman clones on GS bikes loaded with Touratech everything.

But seriously, Stelvio is a better bike I believe, and much cheaper. When I was getting a few extra parts, I couldn't believe how much cheaper they were compared to BMW parts. Sitting on it, I still can't believe that the tank fits almost 9 gallons. A few times I sat on a GSA, it was like sitting on a cow.

But as much as I love the Stelvio, if you're waiting to check out the KTM Adventure 1190 in the fall, that's a wise choice to...
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:40 PM   #5850
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I think you guys have me sold. Now I just need to read all the speed tests on the color options.
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