12425 - Established June, 2013 - all GRiSO, all the time...
 
HomeFAQRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Hellofrom Chicago, IL

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
DangWangi
Carlotto
Carlotto


Posts : 37
Join date : 2015-12-01
Age : 41

PostSubject: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:12 pm

Hi everyone!
I am about to pull the trigger on a 2013 GRiSO with 400 miles and just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to MG's and currently have a 2006 Honda 599 but look forward to owning the GRiSO. Any tips, suggestions, words of caution etc., are much appreciated. I've been trying to learn as much as I can about these bikes and want to thank everyone who shares their insights and experiences on this forum.
Back to top Go down
beetle
GRiSO
GRiSO


Posts : 3963
Join date : 2013-09-30

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:36 pm

Welcome ghetto Got Pics?
Back to top Go down
Street
Nibbio
Nibbio


Posts : 887
Join date : 2013-05-29
Age : 57

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:09 pm

Welcome, DW. Can't wait to hear more about your GRiSO and of course, we wanna see pictures!
Back to top Go down
bioman
Tiradritto
Tiradritto


Posts : 348
Join date : 2014-05-06

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:16 pm

Welcome to the Ghetto!! And congratulations with your new bike!! You'll love it!!!
Back to top Go down
wardentm
Nibbio
Nibbio


Posts : 516
Join date : 2015-05-16
Age : 64

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:37 pm

G'day DangWang
Great to hear from you
Welcome from us all from under, down under in Tasmania.
I've had my 06, 1100 for some 7 months now and loving it, boy am I loving it
The average age of us on this site is around 55/56, and I see that you are a young 40.
Please forgive us but we are mostly 'young' for our ages.
I am sure you will enjoy your GRiSO - red one I hope, they are faster !!!
Stay safe and warm
Back to top Go down
DungeonMaster
GRiSO
GRiSO


Posts : 1163
Join date : 2013-11-26
Age : 53

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:08 pm

Greetings and Congratulations on choosing The Best.
When you get your bike into a shop have them check the drive Shaft splines for lubrication. Some have been skipped. Like mine was. No catastrophe for my machine. I had it lubed and all is well.
And my bike had 6000 miles when I got it lubed.

If you like cornering the way I do drop the triple clamp down to the 6th line on the forks.

And spank that tart like the Raving Strumpet she is
Back to top Go down
Blue
Nibbio
Nibbio


Posts : 816
Join date : 2014-08-18
Age : 52

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:20 am

Hello and welcome from me too in Sunkissed Oxford UK. Enjoy your GRiSO [ you have been chosen ] Cool
Back to top Go down
waterbottle
GRiSO
GRiSO


Posts : 1037
Join date : 2015-02-02
Age : 55

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:27 am

Welcome DW,
( that's what they called DarkWing Duck, the worlds greatest Super Hero )
Have you purr-chassed this bike ? we need proof, Pic Please, A nero I presume ?
Back to top Go down
NorthernProducer
Tiradritto
Tiradritto


Posts : 326
Join date : 2015-02-13
Age : 70

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:19 am

Welcome DW...don't wait too long to pull the trigger. You aren't getting any younger...!
Back to top Go down
cbxtc6
Carlotto
Carlotto


Posts : 32
Join date : 2014-07-18

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:33 am

Welcome, fellow frozen tundra dweller! There's a few of us from N. Il on here, I'm about an hour SW of you, commute to the city daily. Are you buying from a private party, or dealer - if dealer, which one? There is only one (maybe 2) good dealers in IL.

Cheers, and enjoy staring at your GRiSO for the next 5 months, until you can actually RIDE it! ; )
Back to top Go down
Bill Hagan
Sfregiato
Sfregiato


Posts : 465
Join date : 2014-07-03

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:39 pm

cbxtc6 wrote:
Welcome, fellow frozen tundra dweller!  There's a few of us from N. Il on here, I'm about an hour SW of you, commute to the city daily.  Are you buying from a private party, or dealer - if dealer, which one?  There is only one (maybe 2) good dealers in IL.  

Cheers, and enjoy staring at your GRiSO for the next 5 months, until you can actually RIDE it!  ; )

Pretty sure he's getting it from Jim at RFC ... where my GRiSO is right now for "treatment."

Just noted your LaSalle location, cbxtc6.

I was through there a number of times during my pleasant exile at Rock Island.  A great tavern or two there, too.  Heck, I even remember some passable "twisties" near Starved Rock SP and elsewhere along the Illinois River.  

And, while it ain't exactly balmy out there in winter -- thus all those fine taverns Wink -- "five months" may be a bit harsh.  I recall (possibly with more nostalgia than reality) riding up in the driftless region of SW Wisconsin in March. Hmmm.  That's still four months. Shocked

Bill
Back to top Go down
cbxtc6
Carlotto
Carlotto


Posts : 32
Join date : 2014-07-18

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:52 am

Yes, Jim is the man.
Yes, we do have some twisties, elevation, and lots of taverns around!
I told my kids to bury me at the Arsenal!

There may be a few nice days between now, and May - but the roads are already covered in salt. Crying or Very sad
Back to top Go down
DangWangi
Carlotto
Carlotto


Posts : 37
Join date : 2015-12-01
Age : 41

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:49 pm

Hi everyone!
I'll be going tomorrow to see Jim over at Rose Farm Classics as Bill H. pointed out.  Saw yours there Bill...very nice looking ride you have.  I can't wait to become an official member of the family and while I may not have a chance to ride it right away due to the season, I'll sleep better knowing I am a proud owner of a GRiSO. :-)


Last edited by DangWangi on Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:55 pm; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : picture upload)
Back to top Go down
Bill Hagan
Sfregiato
Sfregiato


Posts : 465
Join date : 2014-07-03

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:11 pm

DangWangi wrote:
Hi everyone!
I'll be going tomorrow to see Jim over at Rose Farm Classics as Bill H. pointed out.  Saw yours there Bill...very nice looking ride you have.  I can't wait to become an official member of the family and while I may not have a chance to ride it right away due to the season, I'll sleep better knowing I am a proud owner of a GRiSO. :-)

Well?

Where are the pix?  Very Happy


cbxtc6 wrote:
Yes, Jim is the man.  
Yes, we do have some twisties, elevation, and lots of taverns around!
I told my kids to bury me at the Arsenal!  

There may be a few nice days between now, and May - but the roads are already covered in salt.  Crying or Very sad

The Arsenal is quite a place.

As for LaSalle taverns, a fellow Norgester and I stopped in here.  The "bartendress" got a good tip for posing for us, too. Wink


[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


Bill
Back to top Go down
cbxtc6
Carlotto
Carlotto


Posts : 32
Join date : 2014-07-18

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:42 am

Haha! MJ, she's a good one! I took her sister to prom! Too weird. My Tenni has been parked in front of there too. Good food.
Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Overholt13
Tanabuso
Tanabuso


Posts : 66
Join date : 2014-12-04
Age : 42

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:34 am

Welcome and stay warm, some of my family still lives back there, DeKalb, Dixon, Pontiac, Naperville, etc, again stay warm..... Welcome
Back to top Go down
DangWangi
Carlotto
Carlotto


Posts : 37
Join date : 2015-12-01
Age : 41

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:05 pm

Here it is. I just have to return this Saturday to sign a couple things we forgot. Anyway, Jim was kind enough to store it in the shop until I return from my trip to Italy to visit family. :-)
Thumbnail :
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Image :
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Image url :
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Upload


Last edited by DangWangi on Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:06 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : text edit)
Back to top Go down
Oz1200Guzzi
Don Abbondio
Don Abbondio


Posts : 1775
Join date : 2014-03-13
Age : 62

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:06 pm

Thumbs Up
Back to top Go down
beetle
GRiSO
GRiSO


Posts : 3963
Join date : 2013-09-30

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:25 pm

Shwing!
Back to top Go down
Street
Nibbio
Nibbio


Posts : 887
Join date : 2013-05-29
Age : 57

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:36 pm

Congrats! Thumbs Up
Back to top Go down
waterbottle
GRiSO
GRiSO


Posts : 1037
Join date : 2015-02-02
Age : 55

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:50 am

Sweet , Very nice . I have a set of stucci crash bars too . The little covers on the front of them intrigue me, what are they hiding ? , Is that a mirror or a picture in the background ? cheers
Back to top Go down
Steak
L'Innominato
L'Innominato


Posts : 1905
Join date : 2013-05-28
Age : 51

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:30 pm

Congratulations!

I don't recall seeing those particular engine guards before, who makes them?

SD

--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

2012 MOTO GUZZI GRiSO 1200SE

2013 MOTO GUZZI STELVIO 1200NTX - Orange Blossom Special
Back to top Go down
http://www.grisoghetto.com
Grisonut
GRiSO
GRiSO


Posts : 1015
Join date : 2014-01-02

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:10 pm

Like those as well...
I'm a little late for purchase (lol) but they don't ugly up the bike.
Back to top Go down
DangWangi
Carlotto
Carlotto


Posts : 37
Join date : 2015-12-01
Age : 41

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:29 pm

Ya, that's a mirror in the background discreetly displaying the "GRiSO" name. As for the crash bars, I'm not sure what brand they are because they were already on the bike. Apparently, the guy who originally bought it had them put on but due to some personal circumstances, he had to back out of the deal so Jim threw them in for no additional charge. Now if only I could fast forward to spring.. Crying or Very sad
Back to top Go down
DungeonMaster
GRiSO
GRiSO


Posts : 1163
Join date : 2013-11-26
Age : 53

PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:42 pm

Very Sweet indeed
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Hellofrom Chicago, IL   Today at 8:22 pm

Back to top Go down
 
Hellofrom Chicago, IL
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
GRiSO ghetto :: The Ghetto :: Who you is?-
Jump to: