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Hello from Essex UK

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Roger Spalding, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Roger Spalding

    Roger Spalding Just got it firing!

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    Just lurking....

    Serial Italian bike owner, current ride is Yamaha FJR1300 but now decided my next bike is to be a Stelvio
     
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    V700Steve High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    Welcome, get a 2013 or newer and you won't have to worry about the roller tappets. Otherwise it could be another $2000 cause many dumped the bikes instead of spending some money on them. If they say it's been fixed, ask to see under the covers.
     
  3. Roger Spalding

    Roger Spalding Just got it firing!

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    Lol! Italian Quirk's!!

    Thanks, and yes. I've been reading up about the infamous flat rocker debacle!!!

    Will check carefully but surely there can't be many Stelvio's left from that historic era that have made it into 2019 without being "rollerised"?
     
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    V700Steve High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    A lot of the ones here in US for sale are not done, owners don't know about it or think their bike is ok w/o it.
     
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    Roger Spalding Just got it firing!

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    Thanks for the tip

    From what I can understand the failure rate is pretty much 100%?
     
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    Ray1150 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Stelvio's typically fail around 15k miles, it took months to get mine done under warantee and even then I was asked to pay for the labour.
    Yes they will fail, really don't get involved. Other than that one of the best bikes I've ever owned, we went all over Europe on it. Due to mid life crisis now touring on a 1400 gtr kwack! BTW Essex UK Guzzi Owners is a really good meeting, interesting people in nice places.
     
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  7. Roger Spalding

    Roger Spalding Just got it firing!

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    Now got a rollerised 2010
     
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    Chris UK Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    My Stelvio NTX is 2010 as well, I got the roller cam conversion done last year by Twiggers in Loughborough. The parts were about £1000 but Piaggio supplied them for free as I have a fully dealer stamped service book. The labour, oils and gaskets came to a total of £400 a lot less than $2000 horror stories :happy:
     
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    Roger Spalding Just got it firing!

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    mine was done at twiggerrs by the previous owner
    Currently sitting sorned until the current pandemic is over!
     
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    Chris UK Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Roger, Spalding is only 110 miles from here, not even a tankfull for my 2010 spec (small tank) Stelvio!
     
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    Chris UK Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Ray, the MGCGB Essex branch is 10 years old next month, hopefully the restrictions will be eased and we can meet up again, but I doubt the pubs will be open by then.
     
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    Roger Spalding Just got it firing!

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    I hope to get to the next Essex MGVGB meeting. Missed several due to family commitments.
     
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