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Looking for a Stelvio...
« on: March 18, 2018, 06:01:14 AM »
OK, despite my reservations about riding in the US again we're sorely tempted to do a last, big, road trip but this time we'd like to do it on a Stelvio.

It's gotta be an unmollested roller motored bike with luggage and preferably alloy wheels. aF1 have a 2012 that fits the bill and I've emailed Micah about it but I have to know if it's a roller or flattie because I don't want to screw about with a flat tappet top end.

Any leads would be appreciated and the closer to the North West corner of the US/South West corner of Canada the better. While I'd love to buy a new one I'm balancing the cost of the purchase against the cost of car hire for two months so numbers are tight.

Help with what's available appreciated. A quick scan of the WG classifieds revealed nothing.

Thanks.

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 07:37:22 AM »
If you ride all the way to Niagara Falls let me know.  I live 20 minutes from there and can show you around.
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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 07:43:05 AM »
The rollered '12 I traded in for the MGX is still available in Tulsa at Brookside Motorcycles with less than 10K on the clock. I can vouch for this bike. He's asking $5 less than he gave me for it too. I had the seat re-done and setup just about as comfortable as a Russel, Laminar Lip, extra storage tube I put on it, brand new tires and fluids all the way around. I also put the 1200 sport mirrors on it and Euro turn signal conversion kit.

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 07:45:16 AM »
 Pete,

I live in the heart of Amish Country, Lancaster Pennsylvania. Great roads just north of us and nice wine country to explore at Niagara at the Lake.
If you're cruising by, you have a place to stay and large garage for the Stelvio.

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2018, 09:01:26 AM »
New Stelvio at Moto International.

http://www.motointernational.com/catalog/moto-guzzi/2016-moto-guzzi-stelvio-ntx-1200-abs.  Might be too $$ for what you're looking for.

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2018, 09:46:29 AM »
International Motorsports in Vancouver also have a new one

I wonder if one of my friends would part with theirs for a while?

https://www.internationalmotorsports.com/default.asp?page=xNewInventory#page=xNewInventory&make=moto%20guzzi

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2018, 12:29:28 PM »
If you want to consider starting in the Northeast*, you might try talking to Jim at Hamlin Cycles.  I think he has two Stelvios for sale, 2017's.  He's a big fan of the bike.

http://hamlincycles.com/new-inventory/

* I know you said Northwest, just offering another possibility.

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2018, 04:25:18 PM »
PM sent.............

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2018, 04:59:05 PM »
Brookside Motorcycles in Tulsa has a '17 for sale...you could do a fly 'n' ride...
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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2018, 06:31:31 PM »
When I saw the subject, I thought it might be the next 1400 conversion. 

Luap's old bike looks like a good deal.  At least you wouldn't have depreciation.
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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2018, 06:40:49 PM »
Biggest issue is that we're flying in to Vancouver BC so AH's suggestion in his PM to me about a Canadian bike sounds promising.

We still haven't decided whether two or four wheels is preferable for this trip but 2 months of car hire is pricey and unlike the Cali 14 we had last visit which we both were at best ambivalent about we know we thoroughly enjoy the Stelvio and its a great mile muncher.

I'm also tempted by a 2015 or later model as these weren't imported to Oz meaning that the possibility of me bringing one back here if far greater. My current ride is fine but its high mileage and will need work in the next 50,000 or so. If I were to get a newer, or brand new bike and get it back here chances are it would see me through to the point where I'll no longer need a larger touring bike.

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2018, 11:45:56 PM »
Hey Pete, if your flying into Vancouver and decide to travel southwestern B.C. head out towards Penticton in the Okanagan valley. Its about 300 km east of Vancouver. Its wine country out this way. Great roads, lakes and scenery.  You've got a place to stay and a shop to park or service your bike if needed.
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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 02:49:51 AM »
My current ride is fine but its high mileage and will need work in the next 50,000 or so.
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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2018, 04:55:19 AM »
Muzz, it's a shitter. It's had two sets of flat tappets through it, been abused with a Power Commander, (And who knows what other associated crap!?) and has obviously led a hard life.

I've rollerised it, gone through it in a sort of lightweight way, and fitted alloy wheels and a map.

Other than that I/we just ride the piss out of it! It has the 'Stelvio Groan' from the clutch. It makes some less than wonderful noises, especially when cold, but it will still pull 190 before I chicken out, (It's suspension is tired.). I really think that's pretty respectable for a bike that's done about 120,000 kms with a lot of neglect!

Did I say what a Turd it is?  :evil:

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 07:33:22 AM »
If you ride all the way to Niagara Falls let me know.  I live 20 minutes from there and can show you around.

If that happens, give me a shout!
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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2018, 09:44:02 AM »
I have an 09 Stelvio, has been rollerized, low mileage , luggage, wire wheels though. Can be had cheap! Located in west central Saskatchewan.  DonG

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2018, 01:04:17 PM »
Thanks to all who've responded. I'm going to be as busy as a dog with two dicks today so I may not get round to responding to everyone immediately but your input is appreciated.

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2018, 02:22:50 PM »
I have an 09 Stelvio, has been rollerized, low mileage , luggage, wire wheels though. Can be had cheap! Located in west central Saskatchewan.  DonG
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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2018, 03:37:18 PM »
don't have a stelvio and as Roy already mentioned International Motorsports has new in stock in Vancouver

However if time permits, would be cool to meet ya in person before you guys head off :D
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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2018, 03:40:18 PM »
I would try cycletrader.com for US-wide searches of new and used inventory of private and dealer based sellers.
Ebay is an alternate.
Search Tempest is an easy-ish way to search nationwide Craigslist ads.

Remember to let the West Michigan crew know if you are taking the Milwaukee-Muskegon or Manitowoc-Ludington ferry...we'll meet you for another round of beers in Grand Rapids...or anywhere.

Also let me know if you can use extra storage in the tool-tube variety... I'll send one of these to the bike's location for the cost of a beer:
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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2018, 03:18:09 PM »
Hi Pete,

I sent you  a PM.  Lemme know if you didn't get it.  (I can't see it in my Sent folder)
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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2018, 03:39:50 PM »
Hi Pete,

I sent you  a PM.  Lemme know if you didn't get it.  (I can't see it in my Sent folder)

Got it. Thanks.

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2018, 09:32:23 PM »
Model Stelvio
Kilometers 5,300
Year 2016
location Edmonton Alberta

ionFlag=true" class="bbc_link" target="_blank">https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-touring/edmonton/moto-guzzi-stelvio-ntx-1200cc/1336085187?enableSearchNavigat ionFlag=true

Pete,
Kijiji is a popular second hand sales website in Canada.  I use it all the time.  I did a search and this is the closest Stelvio to Vancover that meets your criteria.  You'd have to drive a few days out north east and pick this up in Edmonton Alberta.

Also there are these ones but they're flat ...

ionFlag=true" class="bbc_link" target="_blank">https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-touring/chilliwack/2011-motto-guzzi-stelvio/1329788686?enableSearchNavigat ionFlag=true

ionFlag=true" class="bbc_link" target="_blank">https://www.kijiji.ca/v-touring/edmonton/moto-guzzi-stelvio/1246423288?enableSearchNavigat ionFlag=true

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Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2018, 10:03:39 PM »
Pete,

Pro caliber motor sports (located in Vancouver Washington) has a 2014 Stelvio with 21,640 miles on it. Their website says their asking $7,499.  It has bags (one is a little damaged) Iíve seen it in person and it doesnít look too bad.  Their website is www.procalibervanco uver.com

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« Last Edit: March 20, 2018, 11:56:30 PM by nwryder »

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2018, 10:17:26 PM »
Jeez, if I was in the States I'd say "come and get the bugger, and run your laptop over it at the end and we"ll call it even".
Even a bloody old 2 VPC Norge on the same deal would be ok, or heaven forbid, a Breva...!!

You'll get it back in better nick than when you released it.
An absolute "no brainer".
Bugger me..
Even if you put the acid on him for an oil change and tyres after the ride, every bastard's still kicked a goal as I see it.
What's wrong with that line of thought ?
Every time he opens his gob, someone saves a $...
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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2018, 01:34:13 AM »
Jeez, if I was in the States I'd say "come and get the bugger, and run your laptop over it at the end and we"ll call it even".
Even a bloody old 2 VPC Norge on the same deal would be ok, or heaven forbid, a Breva...!!

You'll get it back in better nick than when you released it.
An absolute "no brainer".
Bugger me..
Even if you put the acid on him for an oil change and tyres after the ride, every bastard's still kicked a goal as I see it.
What's wrong with that line of thought ?
Every time he opens his gob, someone saves a $...

I made such an offer by PM, Huzo...  :tongue:
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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2018, 01:56:21 AM »
Indeed, in fact both Tony and Daniel have kindly offered bikes for our use but right now Jude, ever the voice of reason, has put the Kybosh on the idea and to be honest I didn't put up too much of a fight.

Although SWMBO was in fact quite amenable to the idea of another bike road trip she pointed out that I'm about to go under the knife again, (Damn you Abigail Carruthers!) and there is no real gaurantee I'll be fully ambulant and active again by the time we go.

Consequently I'll have to put this one on the back burner, for this year at least. Thank you all for the help and the kind words but this time we'll probably be in a Hyundai Acent or some other such unexciting shitbox! Such is life and to be brutally honest life for us is bloody good!

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2018, 02:49:24 AM »
I made such an offer by PM, Huzo...  :tongue:
Good on you mate.
I'm glad someone of your ilk believes my logic, now I'm sure I'm not talking BS.

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Re: Looking for a Stelvio...
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2018, 02:55:32 AM »
Indeed, in fact both Tony and Daniel have kindly offered bikes for our use but right now Jude, ever the voice of reason, has put the Kybosh on the idea and to be honest I didn't put up too much of a fight.

Although SWMBO was in fact quite amenable to the idea of another bike road trip she pointed out that I'm about to go under the knife again, (Damn you Abigail Carruthers!) and there is no real gaurantee I'll be fully ambulant and active again by the time we go.

Consequently I'll have to put this one on the back burner, for this year at least. Thank you all for the help and the kind words but this time we'll probably be in a Hyundai Acent or some other such unexciting shitbox! Such is life and to be brutally honest life for us is bloody good!

Pete
Ok then Pete.
I hope and trust that the Gods of good fortune wee on you from a great height and if there is something that can be done for you please let us in your vicinity know about it.
If it's not too much trouble, could you buy that nice cafe' on the corner for me and I'll fix you up when the new liquid cooled, 4VPC, 110 kW 1000 cc Le Mans is released... :thumb:
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Wheels heading your way tomorrow, I'll phone you with date of arrival and address in Canberra.
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« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2018, 08:13:03 AM »
.......Consequently I'll have to put this one on the back burner, for this year at least. Thank you all for the help and the kind words but this time we'll probably be in a Hyundai Acent or some other such unexciting shitbox! Such is life and to be brutally honest life for us is bloody good!

Pete

Spend some of cash you would have spent on the bike on a decent hire car

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Second time we ended up with a 1.6 automatic Mazda POS that was so gutless and spent its entire time going down the box and revving its nuts off to get up even the smallest hill!!

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