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il Postino
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PostSubject: New GRiSO Owner in SF Bay   Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:29 pm

Hello GRiSO Owners,

Paul (aka "il Postino") here from the San Francisco Bay Area.  I purchased my 2014 GRiSO 8V SE last April, so I apologize that it has taken me this long to find this site and register.

I previously was riding a Yamaha RZ two-stroke and before that, a Honda VFR, so the GRiSO is a complete departure for me.  I test rode a 2015 GRiSO at a dealership and felt at home on it within the first few miles/km.  After the frenetic pace of the Yamaha, the Guzzi was relaxed, and I just didn't want to stop riding it.

In the time I've owned her (him?), I've added some H-B crash bars and a Dart flyscreen, which is just about perfect for taking the edge off any wind-blast.

I've been reading up on the various posts and am intrigued by the re-mapping threads.  True, the low RPM transitions are a tad rough, but that is what clutch slip is for... it's definitely smoother up top. Smile

Anyway, I hope all of you are out riding, and I plan to keep this motorcycle, which is my first NEW bike, ever purchased.

Ciao,

Paul
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Street
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO Owner in SF Bay   Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:16 pm

il Postino wrote:
...In the time I've owned her (him?)...

Welcome, Paul. If you've been lurking in the Ghetto for any amount of time you've no doubt encountered a lot of ruminating on this subject. There seem to be some among us who are unsure of their sexual preferences or personal identity, but we make no judgement here - all are welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO Owner in SF Bay   Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:25 pm

Thank you Street.  I come from a nautical background, so US vessels were always "she," while Russian ships are "he."

As for the Guzzi, I know it is supposed to be a manly bike (and it its), but those big cylinder heads sticking out on both sides make me think 38 Triple D every time!
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO Owner in SF Bay   Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:55 pm

You're as confused as everyone else here in the asylum, Paul. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO Owner in SF Bay   Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:58 pm

Welcome Paul!  Great to have you join the Ghetto.  A forum as eclectic and unusual as the mighty GRiSO itself!
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO Owner in SF Bay   Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:50 am

Welcome, Paul!
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO Owner in SF Bay   Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:55 am

Welcome Paul!  Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO Owner in SF Bay   Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:46 pm

Hi Paul
Welcome from all under down under in Tasmania.
Enjoy the banter and GRiSO knowledge that is here.
38 triple D, ! yes I see it, But my big G is hairy chested, I am still confused !!!!!!
Keep smilin and stay safe
Caoi
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO Owner in SF Bay   Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:01 pm

Enjoy the bike Paul cheers
Your right I think, A GRiSO is a Relaxed kind of bike to ride, others seem to encourage you to Open the Tap too much. Don't be riding that clutch too much, a new map Will help smooth out the low end jerkiness . I'd almost forgotten how mine was, it nearly spat me off on a roundabout once, it felt like it was shutting the ignition off, then on again at a steady low throttle setting, ( it's in the fueling ) but one of Beetles maps cured it Thumbs Up  
Read up on the how too's, it really is a simple process. You can feel safe knowing you have a copy of the original map when you start out, but once you've tried it, I doubt you'll ever want to reload the old map.  
Have fun, Be safe....
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO Owner in SF Bay   Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:53 pm

Welcome Paul, and just to help you over sellers remorse, here's a photo or two of my RZ250/485 project.
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