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pauldaytona
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PostSubject: Touring Ireland   Touring Ireland Icon_minitime1Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:30 pm

I've been touring Ireland last 10 days. With a friend with a stelvio ntx 2009. He has a lambda off, and ignition adjusted stock map. He is happy with that. Well, was until first gas station. I filled up 24 iter, he 28 liter. Same speed,  traveling together. So we thought it was the map, after I put on thye same map I had the difference went down to 24 to 26. ANd that stayed the whole time. Only one time I used more then he did. I used 1/17 to 1/17.5 most of the times, only one time 1/19. The last when we had been on the Motorways. All the time we did legal speeds. Enjoy the surroundings:-)
I was using Marks Griso24S-FU2-A0E8 map, where I added some full in the lower revs. And looking at the Lambda, it was running near lambda 1.02 most of the time, only richer when accelerating, what is as it should be.

We also switched bikes to try, mine is a 2008 a5 one. But with rollers, so we have the same engine. His has the newer clutch and the difference is huge. So much lighter operation. I didn't think of the  Traxcases beforehand as big troublemakers, but they do. They are wide and heavy, so at overtaking and ginig to my side again, a came in a sort of speed wobble, I never had with my bike. Also when manoeuvring at almost standstill I nearly lost the bike twice because it wanted to tip over. So no Trax cases, or other big side cases for me. My loaded topcase doesn't change handling.

So There was a third Stelvio there we met and did a lot of kilometers with in Ireland. That was a 2014 NTX, brandnew. So To test I switched off his lambda's, but strangely he didn't like it, mostly at low revs. I did reset auto adaptation values. But in the end he wanted the stock map back so I did, and he told me it was better than ever.  I asked Mark for a Stelvio map, but he didnt want to try it anymore. His stock Stelvio consumed the same as my friends NTX.
 
We had a great time, and only one day of rain.
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PostSubject: Re: Touring Ireland   Touring Ireland Icon_minitime1Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:41 pm

Good for you Paul. What a joy that trip must have been.

Cheers!

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PostSubject: Re: Touring Ireland   Touring Ireland Icon_minitime1Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:14 pm

I'm going to have to get on the bandwagon with Oz1200Guzzi
and tell you how much I enjoy seeing you doing something that I wish I was doing that I'm not.

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PostSubject: Re: Touring Ireland   Touring Ireland Icon_minitime1Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:13 pm

Hi Paul,

I am new to the ghetto but have seen on the net that you have done some great work with guzzidiag,

I'm happy to see that you had a good trip around Ireland and people wont believe that you only encountered one day of rain!!!
I hope that the people you met on your trip were friendly and I see from the photos that you got to experience our great WIDE roads in the west of Ireland.

Was the third bike that joined you an Irish bike or a tourist? I was wondering how did you find the Stelvio handled the twisty roads as I am having a strong attraction to the 2011
orange stelvio 8v with regular cases and alloy wheels to replace my FJR.

Would you recommend the Stelvio?

I also know the Netherlands pretty well as I have some family living there, more bicycles on the roads than sheep I think!!

Guzzi Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Touring Ireland   Touring Ireland Icon_minitime1Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:39 am

was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in Ireland last year I would recommend it to anybody but I did not  get to do it on a Guzzi!!! dam it!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Touring Ireland   Touring Ireland Icon_minitime1Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:01 pm

Glad you all enjoyed your trips over here. Welcome back anytime.
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PostSubject: Re: Touring Ireland   Touring Ireland Icon_minitime1Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:31 am

I was lucky enough to get to Ireland in 2004, but didn't have a bike licence then, so I drove my self , the ex girlfriend and her daughter, who was working in Dublin, around the place. Unfortunately we only had 4 days to do it in. So we drove from Dublin to Bushmills, to Castlebar to Cork and back to Dublin. And we only had one day of rain and a little sleet while at the Giants Causeway. And the people were brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: Touring Ireland   Touring Ireland Icon_minitime1Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:23 am

Wow.
Thanks for posting the pics. Nice place. It looks surprisingly a lot like Newfoundland - except for the castles and nice scenery. And they probably speak better English.
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PostSubject: Re: Touring Ireland   Touring Ireland Icon_minitime1Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:24 am

Guzzi Cat wrote:

Was the third bike that joined you an Irish bike or a tourist? I was wondering how did you find the Stelvio handled the twisty roads as I am having a strong attraction to the 2011
orange stelvio 8v with regular cases and alloy wheels to replace my FJR.

Would you recommend the Stelvio?
Guzzi Cat

It was a Dutchmen too. Yes I recommend the stelvio for the Irish roads.

I did 40.000km from 2009 Never done so much in a few years. The thing looks like new. Ok, I don't do salted roads.
And it is great for taking the wife with you.

The two orange ones are both converted 2009 bikes, that I did.
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PostSubject: Re: Touring Ireland   Touring Ireland Icon_minitime1Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:12 pm

pauldaytona wrote:
Guzzi Cat wrote:

Was the third bike that joined you an Irish bike or a tourist? I was wondering how did you find the Stelvio handled the twisty roads as I am having a strong attraction to the 2011
orange stelvio 8v with regular cases and alloy wheels to replace my FJR.

Would you recommend the Stelvio?
Guzzi Cat

It was a Dutchmen too. Yes I recommend the stelvio for the Irish roads.  

I did 40.000km from 2009 Never done so much in a few years. The thing looks like new. Ok, I don't do salted roads.
And it is great for taking the wife with you.

The two orange ones are both converted 2009 bikes, that I did.  

Thanks for the feedback Paul, It looks like you done a super job of converting the 09 bikes to 2011 spec, I love the orange colour scheme,

And yes Harry just like Newfoundland we have a lot of NERVOUS Sheep here too, Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Touring Ireland   Touring Ireland Icon_minitime1Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:39 pm

More magnificent views.
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PostSubject: Re: Touring Ireland   Touring Ireland Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:03 am

Mooi Paul!
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