Your GRiSO mods and why you added them?
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|Subject: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:17 am|| |
I have the ghetto to thank for most of the contacts on finding these.
Bike had already - tail rack and tail pack / GRiSO touring screen
Rear hugger / Pyramid - helps keep a bit of crap off the shock and stops stone chips [ maybe ]
Rox 2" risers - More comfy for longer trips [ for me anyway ]
AF1 oil cooler cover - OEM plastic one went wonky
Forks moved up through yokes to 6th ring - like the handling feel
Hepco & Becker crash bars - Jury is out on this. I feel better for them being on.
Fender extender - keeping crap off my pipes etc
Have, but not fitted....
Adjustable CNC levers - [waiting for 1.5mm allen key to arrive ]
lowered rear footpegs - Better pillion comfort [ MV motorad ]
Hepco & Becker C bow panniers - longer trips out
That's all folks........
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:17 am|| |
Hmmm...let me see..
In no particular order:
GRiSO 'big' screen by Guzzi.
Corbin seat. I only ride solo and its higher off the ground for my high altitude arse. Also super comfy.
KD 1 inch drop pegs. See above.
Bar risers by beetle. See above.
Aprilia Mana bars. Narrower and more pull-back. No more wankers wrist for me.
Matris rear shock. Longe, better, more comfy than stock.
Shock sock. Protect Matris.
Forks to ring 6. Make GRiSO very flickable, especially with Matris.
Mistral Hi-Pipe. Best pipe for the GRiSO ever.
Custom pipe hanger by beetle. For Mistral.
Arrow Ti headers and midpipe. Look purty and saves bulk weight.
Custom map to suit zorst. 'Cos I can.
Innovate LC-2 with wideband sensor in narrowband mode to trim my custom map to perfection
Pussy Grips. I like em fat.
Chinese 'ebay special' levers in black. Smaller and prettier than stock.
Chinese 'eBay special' Rizoma knock-offs that look like gynecological speculums. Not sure about these...
Omni cruise throttle lock 'cruise control'. So I can rest my overworked throttle hand.
Onur's Givi ring (woohoo!). For the obvious reasons.
Toe pegs by beetle. Need more offset for the KD pegs.
Snorkel-be-gone. It's not necessary and now I can smuggle shit.
USB charger. To charge my phone you bloody idiot.
Tail tidy by Spaceclam.
That'll do pig.
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:39 am|| |
On the GRiSO already:
Sw-Motech tank ring and "engage" tank bag for daily commuting
"China" adjustable levers for the looks and because I like smaller levers
Original rear luggage rack purely functional for trips
Grips wrapped with mountainbike tape for better grip and less vibrations
Less bulky turn signals
Oil cooler cover (thanks to AF1)
Small original windscreen to keep the clock clean
Hepco C-bow + Royster bags
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:56 am|| |
KD 1" lower foot pegs.
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:17 am|| |
Moto Guzzi tail rack and MG tail bag, fugly but functional
Oil cooler cover, stainless
Stucci Carbon Fibre rear hugger, cause Beetle couldn't find one
Grip Puppies, cause my hands are really, really, BIG!
Carbon Fibre Mistral upswept pipe, cause it's beautiful and sounds sublime
Rox 2" Risers, but I have Mana Bars ordered and the Rox may show up on the Ghetto Mercado
MRA Speed Screen, probably the best bang for buck upgrade, small footprint, adjustable so buffeting is reduced
Knight Designs 2" lowered pegs
Alaskan brand Sheepskin seat cover, cool in the Summer, warm in the Winter
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:16 am|| |
Stucci crash bars + crash bar for the CARC (because gravity never sleeps, and I dropped my last bike a few times)
MG tail rack
MG "large" wind screen
Grip Buddies for more comfort
Fancy German thermometer dip stick
Fenda Extenda, to keep crap off the engine and pipes
Case Harper tail bag
RAM GPS mount for the cheapest GPS I could get + plastic bag for the rain
A nice grey cotton fitted sheet for a bike cover
Hand made seat pad for long trips, 2 in of foam makes a big difference to my skinny ass.
Soon ordering the MG side bags
Someday ordering the Angostini pipe
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:58 am|| |
Mistral can - to add some blat.
Arrow barend mirrors (for that Quadrophenia look!)
Aprilia Mana bar cause the stock tiller was just too wide.
HB Junior bags - hard luggage is more secure in the city.
Needing to replace/relocate the rear turnsignals - the Mistral melted the left one.
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:10 pm|| |
Clean up under valve seats and match inlet elbows. The factory didn't have time for this.
Agostini S/S 2 into 1
Agostini S/S Reverse con Muffler . Sound better? and look neater than the ones I made.
Corbin seat. Leaps and bounds more comfy than Stock.
Ventura rack and bag . Easy, Cheap, Functional, Australian made.
0.9 Kg Racetech Fork springs and shim stacks. Better than stock
Racetech rear shock shim stack. They work .
Brass throttle rod ends. Took the slop out of the stock set up.
EFI Hardware throttle shaft bushes and butterflys. As above..
My gusset plate on Right Hand footpeg plate /brake pivot. Cheaper than buying a new foot peg / frame plate after a slight gravity attack.
Aftermarket el cheapo bar end weights. I cut 25 mm off bars. I come with a low centre of gravity with a wingspan to suit.
S3 Performance front discs. Cheaper than Brembos.
Beetle Map /guzzidiag. How could you go without?
Matris suspenders front and rear, the rear with High and Low speed damping
Inovate LM2 Dual broadband Air/Fuel meter/datalogger. To make a map for my bike/exhaust
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:51 pm|| |
Tail Tidy to get rid of ugly tail piece
Billet bar end mirrors - cause I've been using them forever
Chinese CNC levers in black/red - I have small hands and needed better adjustments
Dart smoked fairing - lift the wind off above 80 mph and protect the instrument cluster
Mistral conical CF exhaust - sexy and sounds good
Remove CA spec Canister - help with hot engine idle hunt
Beetle/Guzzidiag map - so it runs like it should
AF1 oil cooler cover painted black -
Forks on 6th ring, suspension tune - dramatic twisty riding improvement.
Some sort of tail rack
Turn signal update
Maybe Mana bars
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:30 pm|| |
HH front brake pads (EBC) - Should be the first mod anyone does IMHO (outside of stock suspension adjust). 5 lines showing. Likely heavy fork oil next as it's works well on showa forks.
Silenziatore X - Black agostini - Really more for look.
agostini mid pipe - nice but put the stock one back in for torque and attempt at quiet
Matris rear shock - Very nice if you're not happy with the stock shock. It is spendy.
1" bar risers - For me stock bar with 1" rise is the best. Tried 3 bars prior.
1" lower peg - big feet and work great for winter thick sole boots. The stock pegs work for Sidi sport boots.
MG little screen - looks neat but don't use anymore.
MG big screen - Works good. Big $. Picked it up in Mandello
Corbin seat - Have had many custom seats made. 1st attempt at Corbin. Actually good value. Doesn't like to latch though.
Stelvio handguards - Just plain work and very affordable. Easy on/off for seasonal changes.
Stucci carbon rear hugger - too keep poop off the Matris
Hepco crash bars - underwire for the tits
Ventura tail rack. Use with Givi and Ortlieb drybags
Onur's Ring - paired with Givi little tank lock bag.
Pilot road 4 - just plain work
MG centre stand
Fenda extenda - attempt to keep poop of motor and possible help retain engine temp
Oil cooler cover to replace warped stock. Door to block oil cooler for cold temp rides.
oil temp dip stick or some other temp monitoring thingamabob
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:28 am|| |
I spent time reading about the bike before I bought it. I made a list of what other people where doing and why. I followed suit.
Matris rear shock. - At the time the only real alternative. Now I would probably go with a Penske.
Hugger, not sure which one, it's Carbon Fiber and clamps to the reaction rod - keeps some stuff off the shock
Stuchi rear Rack & Givi V47 trunk - wife won't let daughter ride without a backrest. The Givi kills the aesthetic lines of the bike, but Damn it's convenient. Doesn't slow the bike down either
Rizoma bar end mirrors - vanity
Dart screen - keeps bugs out of hard to clean areas and some water off the dash.
Brmbo radial master cylinder - one of Pete's sugggestions
SW Motoch tank ring and micro tank bag
Agostinin Horse Hoof slip on in Stainless with DB killer and Cat Con installed
Oil temp dipstick
Still to come: Mapping
Have but not yet used: Crash Bars.
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:44 am|| |
Though less than a month old, I've already added a Dart flyscreen, an AF1 Racing fender elimination kit and a Ventura tail bag.
Next up will be a wheel hugger to protect the rear shock and perhaps an oil temp dip-stick.
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:49 am|| |
This has been an education. Good to see what people have done / are planning.
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:36 am|| |
I've made so many to my old shitter I can't even begin to remember them all. Most of them are ergonomic or aimed directly at improving rideability, top end performance doesn't worry me a jot although it certainly isn't lacking with the current map Mark built for it.
Suspension and brakes are where most of my spending has gone, forks were overhauled and set up by our local suspension expert and I have a Matris R on the back with a spring that is borderline too heavy but it's not enough to make me want to change it. I do have a set of Ohlins forks for it too but right now I can't be arsed to fit them, they'll need custom yokes anyway. I also have a radial master for the front brakes but haven't got round to fitting it yet. EBC HH pads helped the brakes a lot.
Other stuff? Lowered pegs, factory 'Big' screen, Mistral Hi-Pipe with dbK, heated grips, Onur's tank ring, SE mirrors, tail tidy, shock sock, oil cooler baffle, temperature dipstick, lots of little stuff mainly as the original package was pretty darned good apart from the fueling.
On that I tried drinking at the PCV-AT fountain and found it sorely lacking. My own knowledge and understanding of engines and most particularly research on how the 8V worked and its engine management system soon taught me what wouldn't work and that some things were going to be downright dangerous to the engine's health but it's hard to swim against a tide of bullshit so I try not to argue too much. It does frustrate me though when I have people extolling the virtues of their vehicles which to my casual eyes and ears, and sometimes nose, are wallowing in a black hole of awful. Not my bikes though, not my money. It's just a great waste of very nice motorbikes though....
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:47 pm|| |
Figured I'd jump into this thread, allowing for either praise or verbal manslaughter for the few cosmetic mods I've done to my GRiSO...
Headlight bezel - blacked out - cuz I'm not a fan of chrome
VC's - sandblasted, blacked out and then sanded the "Quattro Valvole" back to bare aluminum - cuz it matches the alum on black of the Brembo calipers and the CARC FD.
Signals front - Custom Dynamics TruWraps (love em, easy install, clean lines) - hate eye stalk indicators
Signals rear - Custom Dynamics Tag bolt LED - see above
Oil Cooler Cover - EViL TWiN in alum on black again - nick name by a buddy of mine for a bunch of reasons but mostly to snub the retard amount of HD's riding in my area.
Tail tidy - made it myself because I'm poor.
Wish list - new levers, looking at the RSD ones but damn they're pricey.
- GT RX Undermount exhaust - I would do unspeakable things to have that exhaust....
- New seat, not a Corbin but something like it
- A Monica Bellucci to stand beside it whenever its parked...if you need to ask why, you're dead inside.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:28 pm|| |
Love it. I'm wanting to do the same thing with my valve covers if I ever get around to it...
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:18 am|| |
I like the valve covers too on that colourscheme it really works, and also think that blacking out the ones on the new 2015 Grisso Rosso would look good too?
love it. Monica Bellucci..........it's all good.......
Where can I source the Black Moto Guzzi domed decals from please?
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:25 am|| |
The black decals are stock at the ... Belagio?!? However, you can geht them at your Moto Guzzi dealer.
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:29 am|| |
I have a beetle Map
I have made up the Flap to protect the shock from crap, it works very well :-)
I bought a second hand screen from Twiggers, i took it off a bike for sale in their showroom!
USB charger for the phone
Tankbag, non magnetic
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:32 pm|| |
My mods have been mostly pretty ordinary, intended for comfort on long trips.
electronic cruise control -- Rostra, works very well; a must-have for me.
OEM small tank bag and rear panniers; the brackets for the latter are actual mods
mounting bracket and power supply for a Tom-Tom GPS
OEM fly screen (and a larger screen I put over it on trips out West)
headlight plastic lens protector
theft alarm (Gorilla) intended to wake me up in a motel some night
crash bars, but I took those off after a while for beauty's sake
Must be some other stuff that I'm forgetting, but the GRiSO doesn't need much!
EDIT: I also bought the Termignoni exhaust in the first blush of ownership, but it doesn't thrill me too much anymore, especially since the db killer is back in it.
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Sun May 03, 2015 11:30 am|| |
When looking for a GRiSO about 3 years ago, the only "must have" for me was the Termi exhaust. After trawling ebay, a Red 2006 popped up that fitted the bill.
On it already, were the Termi exhaust and MG flyscreen. A rear rack and a genuine MG tank bag were part of the deal too.
Since then I've added a tail tidy from Todd over at "the other place" and some new tyres. I've also bought a small tail pack [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
to hold chain, lock, puncture kit etc.
The laquer was peeling on both levers making them look a bit manky and I was going to spring for some fancy short levers, but decided I didn't want to pay big money for the decent stuff, and didn't fancy fitting cheap Chinese crap either. So I stripped and polished the original ones and they look like new.
The money I saved on levers will probably be spunked on a set on funky LED indicators, then some bar end mirrors, then some other stuff.......... You lot are going to cost me a fortune. Basdtids!!
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Sun May 03, 2015 12:16 pm|| |
Guzzi Two Shoes, I believe the proper expression is BarStewards! All good though
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|Subject: Re: Your GRiSO mods and why you added them? Sun May 03, 2015 6:26 pm|| |
I would like to throw in as well
2007 1100 GRiSO ...barend mirror left side cause thats all you need here, Agostini Can db killer in , Chinese levers they work great, Mana bars cw the bike , never tried stock but i like these comfy and not to wide, Guzzi fly screen ...couldn't tell you if works.. looks good though imo,tail tidy cw with the bike cleans up the tail of the bike nicely. Matris shock need to set it up yet, looking forward to trying it out
And my favorites 2001 Triumph Speed Triple heal guards ...bolt right on , they came off a good friends bike who has left this world so a part of him rides with me , he would have loved the GRiSO ...