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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:06 am

Whoa - that's one interesting gnome!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:53 am

But does he fill your GRiSO's tank with magic gas? Mine does.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:24 am

Now Street, that is good!!!! Very Happy Cool And that is one pointy hat!!

Handlebar spacers/risers???? looks good. Where? Been trying but had no luck sourcing any?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:12 pm


Did you make that gnome Street? Well done, if so!

How do you find the reach to handlebars now? Nice design... still gotta get me a set.

Btw- the bike is looking good!


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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:12 pm

Okay. Didn't quite fondle the GRiSO but......
I got my state tax refund. So I bought an oil pressure tester and I am calling the closest dealership for a pressure sensor so I can start at the cheapest/easiest issues to test my oil light problem. If it turns out to be the oil pump I have the dosh to deal with that too.

And....
I bought some DayGlo Yellow rim stripes so I can get my bike accents to match my helmet. I love offending people.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:34 pm

Yeah Mike, my oil light comes on regular with ECU45 and DSB07 and SERVICE! codes.
Tried wacking the sender, checked wiring ............................ one day I'll replace it, or just chuck it out. If I was running 7psi oil pressure, would've went bang! long time ago.
I know the clank-clank sound from experience, and that with 60psi.


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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:44 pm

"Now Street, that is good!!!! Very Happy Cool And that is one pointy hat!!
Handlebar spacers/risers???? looks good. Where? Been trying but had no luck sourcing any?"

..."Did you make that gnome Street? Well done, if so! How do you find the reach to handlebars now? Nice design... still gotta get me a set. Btw- the bike is looking good!"


The awesome cast aluminum gnome is the work of an artist friend, Dan Webb. I fabricated some of the components for his installation in which the gnome is the main character and while I had it in my studio I took advantage of the opportunity to pose the pointy-hatted fella with my bike - couldn't resist. But all credit for the gnome belongs to Dan. Here's a link to his project: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Re: Risers - I made them myself. It wasn't so much a reach issue, but I've had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands and was just looking for a way to take some of the pressure off of my wrists. It helps. Pretty simple really. Take a piece of 1" thick aluminum plate, cut shape on bandsaw, sand to a nice finish, drill accordingly, replace stock bolts with longer ones and Bob's your uncle!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:13 pm

Hey we must be related, Bob is my uncle too.
As for carpal tunnel, I find if I ride faster the wind pressure on my torso pulls me back, taking pressure off my hands. Doing "planking" exercise every morning is also good, on the floor supported by your forearms and toes, keep ya saggy dick off the carpet and hold for 40 seconds - great for core strength.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:21 pm

I said Bob's your uncle, he's not my uncle. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:11 am

Street wrote:
"Now Street, that is good!!!! Very Happy Cool And that is one pointy hat!!
Handlebar spacers/risers???? looks good. Where? Been trying but had no luck sourcing any?"

..."Did you make that gnome Street? Well done, if so! How do you find the reach to handlebars now? Nice design... still gotta get me a set. Btw- the bike is looking good!"


The awesome cast aluminum gnome is the work of an artist friend, Dan Webb. I fabricated some of the components for his installation in which the gnome is the main character and while I had it in my studio I took advantage of the opportunity to pose the pointy-hatted fella with my bike - couldn't resist. But all credit for the gnome belongs to Dan. Here's a link to his project: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Re: Risers - I made them myself. It wasn't so much a reach issue, but I've had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands and was just looking for a way to take some of the pressure off of my wrists. It helps. Pretty simple really. Take a piece of 1" thick aluminum plate, cut shape on bandsaw, sand to a nice finish, drill accordingly, replace stock bolts with longer ones and Bob's your uncle!

Checked the link - That is really good work by Dan Cool
The search for risers continues [ as me and a bandsaw = no fingers ] Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:03 pm

ghezzi wrote:
Yeah Mike, my oil light comes on regular with ECU45 and DSB07 and SERVICE! codes.
Tried wacking the sender, checked wiring ............................ one day I'll replace it, or just chuck it out. If I was running 7psi oil pressure, would've went bang! long time ago.
I know the clank-clank sound from experience, and that with 60psi.

Sounds like what mine was doing last year.
Irregular oil light SERVICE! code.

I could get the code to go away with a restart. Not anymore.

I ordered oil sensor, sensor cap, gasket, and oil pump today. For delivery to my home. Should be a week, week and a half.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:53 pm

Dan's gnome and the installation look excellent Street!

Your riser recipe is quite straightforward. Wouldn't mind giving it a go myself someday but like Bluesun9, me and a bandsaw currently.......well, No



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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:03 am

Chucked my re-heated/re-straightened oil cooler cover in the bin. The ride out at the weekend has warped it again. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:47 pm

I don't get this warping thing. If anyone should have a warped cover, it should be me! Did they change the mix or something? Randomly select 'special warping cover' for select models?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:59 pm

beetle wrote:
I don't get this warping thing. If anyone should have a warped cover, it should be me! Did they change the mix or something? Randomly select 'special warping cover' for select models?

Same here, Mines still like new
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:06 pm

Bluesun9 wrote:
Chucked my re-heated/re-straightened oil cooler cover in the bin. The ride out at the weekend has warped it again. Rolling Eyes

That's a shame. Mine is still holding fine. But if it warps again i have another trick up my sleeve.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:12 pm

beetle wrote:
I don't get this warping thing. If anyone should have a warped cover, it should be me! Did they change the mix or something? Randomly select 'special warping cover' for select models?

When I looked at Gil's it seemed like different plastic.

Something else I noticed, with the O2 sensor disconnected it never produced as much heat which probably helped.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:31 pm

One thing led to another. affraid
Started to give it a clean. Had to remove the flyscreen to get at the headlight only to find that the "chrome" is starting to pit and crack. May have to look at refinishing it - any ideas welcome.

After an hour of some feeble cleaning I decided that this is the year (finally) that I monkey with the suspension settings. Took the "Fat Geeza" setting from another forum and adjusted the front and rear rebound and damping. After a short test drive it certainly is less jackhammer-like over rough road. Can't quite decide how the handling is different. More riding required.

I don't have the tool yet to adjust the rear preload, which looks like it's cranked out quite aways. I also want to try raising the forks in the triple tree and adjust the sag but I think both of those might require a buddy. Sorry no pix.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:41 am

Went out and had a good ride around and then ended up buying some jeans with Covec built in. Supposed to be 3 times more resistant than Kevlar?

Anyways....they seem well made and are comfy..... bull-it.com

Guy arrived on a Bellagio, so we chatted for a bit then I headed home.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:46 am

Today
I'd did an oil change on the 1100.
If you knew me you'd know something would go wrong.
Sump plug stripped.
Now I'd did the first oil change after buying it and thought that the plug didn't feel right when I put it back in the bike.
Stripped thread bugger.
Off with sump and off to someone who can fix it.
Should I be pissed off, No way.
I could have had oil all over my rear tyre if the leaked, so I'm happy to still be here.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:21 am

Rode over to Nimbin for lunch with friends.  About 50 minutes each way over some of the worst and best roads in the State - a bit of a shakedown for the Cabal ride next weekend.  It's all good.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:45 am

Grisodude wrote:
Should I be pissed off, No way.
I could have had oil all over my rear tyre if the leaked, so I'm happy to still be here.

Good way to look at it.

I am not as reasonable as you - I'd be glad on one hand, but still be pissed off! Wink

But as they say: "Better pissed off than pissed on!"
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:45 pm

That's the right attitude Grisodude. Better to find the problem in your garage than on the road.

FYI...you are not alone with the drain plug problem. Over on the Indian Motorcycle forum, there seems to be a few posts where the factory over-torqued the drain plugs and on the first oil change, the threads come out with the plug. Dealers are repairing with Helicoils for free when the customer returns the bike to them for the first service. Those that have done their own service have had to fix their own.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:11 pm

Went out and got on it this morning. Gave it the berries like they say around here.
I do need a front tire bad though... It's wearing more on one side and the steering sucks so as of tomorrow, that tire will be gone.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:31 am

Just finished 4 day trip around south west WA. Esperance, Albany, Busselton and home. Big bunch of guys  (zx14's etc) G good except on long straight sections where the boys got excited and tucked in behind screens / fairings etc. Have just ordered dart screen to see if that helps a bit for next one. Weather ranged a bit - from 39/40 C on first day which was a bit tough and then bucketed down for last part of second day through the Stirling ranges - Magic.   Kriega bag was perfect - sat still , completely dry and easy to work with. Beetle's map got me 215 k's before reserve light over a steady fast run so thats a big improvement as there are some long hauls between fuel stops.  

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