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joecool
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PostSubject: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 11:12 am

Tomorrow I get to ride a GRiSO. It's been something I have wanted to do for the past 4 years and now I finally get to. Very Happy

Any advice?
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 11:36 am

Enjoy the ride and take enough money with you.

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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 11:55 am

If its your first ride on a Guzzi, you might not `get it` 'til you've done a good few hundred miles
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 12:00 pm

Tolle09 wrote:
If its your first ride on a Guzzi, you might not `get it` 'til you've done a good few hundred miles

It's not my first real ride on a guzzi (that would be a V7 stone), but this will be the first long ride on one. When I went out on the V7, I only had it for 30 minutes or so. The generous owner and I are going for a nice long ride outside of town. I won't be flogging it or speeding (because that would be rude and disrespectful), but i'll go fast enough to enjoy it.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 12:02 pm

They are more addictive than Harleys, I've had more than one of those.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 12:05 pm

Tolle09 wrote:
They are more addictive than Harleys, I've had more than one of those.

I had a couple myself (99 fat boy and a 06 sportster 883). For the first couple years, they were pretty good. Then the warranty ran out and things started to happen. Never again will I make that mistake!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 12:07 pm

Tolle09 wrote:
They are more addictive than Harleys, I've had more than one of those.

Not to rip on harley's; they just aren't for me.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 1:11 pm

ride the torque and have fun Smile




























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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 2:57 pm

Flog the piss out of it, that's what I'd do.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 3:39 pm

Don't be gentle. GRiSO likes it rough. Twisted Evil
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joecool
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 3:48 pm

beetle wrote:
Don't be gentle. GRiSO likes it rough. Twisted Evil

That's what i'm hoping for... Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 5:03 pm

I'm using this as an instructional video... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 5:10 pm

Nice. Some pretty tight corners there.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2015 10:26 pm

Hope you had an excellent ride. What do you think? Was it good?

I took mine out yesterday and the silly smile is still on my face!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sun May 03, 2015 7:12 pm

Well folks, I got home after a long ass day riding a GRiSO. It was fantastic good fun! Someone here mentioned I won't "get it" until i've done a couple hundred miles. I don't know how many we did, but shit was that fun.

My only complaint about the whole thing would be the bar position. It made my hands quite numb at times, so that would have to be an issue to deal with. I am not quite sure how a person would go about it; maybe some different bars with more pull back? Different sort of risers? I'm thinking different bars would be fairly easy, but I don't know how much the factory brake/clutch lines give (same goes for the wiring).

The seat was pretty good, but a bit more comfy seat wouldn't hurt. I think if I went any longer than I did today, that could potentially be an issue.

Thoughts?

A big shout out to Laker for his hospitality and generosity for letting me play with his bike. It was some damn good fun.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Sun May 03, 2015 7:14 pm

Tolle09 wrote:
ride the torque and have fun Smile


That's an understatement. I swear my arms are 2" longer than when I left. I did find out where the rev limiter is! Wink






















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DungeonMaster
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Tue May 05, 2015 8:31 pm

Clip-ons. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Tue May 05, 2015 8:32 pm

Glad you had fun, Joe. Was great to ride with you and look forward to doing to again Smile
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Tue May 05, 2015 8:36 pm

joecool wrote:
That's an understatement. I swear my arms are 2" longer than when I left. I did find out where the rev limiter is! Wink

The rev limiter?
That's my shift point.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Tue May 05, 2015 8:43 pm

DungeonMaster wrote:
joecool wrote:
That's an understatement. I swear my arms are 2" longer than when I left. I did find out where the rev limiter is! Wink

The rev limiter?
That's my shift point.

DM you are a wild one Pillage!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Tue May 05, 2015 9:39 pm

I took the owners advice and flogged the piss out of it. And DAMN IT was it fun!!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Wed May 06, 2015 9:43 am

joecool wrote:
Tolle09 wrote:
They are more addictive than Harleys, I've had more than one of those.

I had a couple myself (99 fat boy and a 06 sportster 883). For the first couple years, they were pretty good. Then the warranty ran out and things started to happen. Never again will I make that mistake!

You don't want a Guzzi. pirat

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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Wed May 06, 2015 10:21 am

Steak wrote:
joecool wrote:
Tolle09 wrote:
They are more addictive than Harleys, I've had more than one of those.

I had a couple myself (99 fat boy and a 06 sportster 883). For the first couple years, they were pretty good. Then the warranty ran out and things started to happen. Never again will I make that mistake!

You don't want a Guzzi.  pirat

Why would you say such blasphemy? Viva la Fiesta
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Wed May 06, 2015 12:21 pm

ROX bar risers/extenders. Inexpensive fix for the bars (and in most cases will not need new cables - I didn't).

My bum thinks the stock seat is a torture device, went with the Russell Day Long - uber nice seat, especially for long runs to a rally. But seats are very personal, some folks deal with the stock seat just fine.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm excited...   I'm excited... Icon_minitime1Wed May 06, 2015 7:41 pm

You can risers and get about 1" rise/back without needing to change cables and brake lines.
Glad you liked it.
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