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Glen Forrest
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PostSubject: Another Waussie   Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:05 am

Greetings all and thanks for having me.

Have only been riding since 2001, started on the plus side of 40. Sad
First bike, ZZR250, racked up about 25,000kms in 12 months. Then looking fir a bike to move up to....choose wisely, Yamaha XJ900. Currently 199,530kms, engine hasn't been touched.

But deep down there was a yearning. A yearning for cylinder heads touching my kneecaps. Loved the GRiSO the first time I saw it, but finances would only allow a Breva 750.
A fun bike around the city, like riding a 5 cent piece.

Met some people who taught me some habits. Very Happy
At first I said it was a lot if fun making a slow bike go fast, which is true.
But then I said, there's more fun making a fast bike go fast.

First ride on the GRiSO was a friend's 1200, and I was hooked.

Soon after purchased my beauty.

1100, Termi exhaust, ceramic coated pipes, FE. Proudly boast of having achieved fuel consumption of 10 litres per hundred kms......

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PostSubject: Re: Another Waussie   Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:14 pm

Hullo, good evening, and welcome.....

Glen Forrest wrote:

Met some people who taught me some habits. Very Happy
At first I said it was a lot if fun making a slow bike go fast, which is true.
But then I said, there's more fun making a fast bike go fast.

Lets face it, you flogged the hell out of that Breva, but couldn't hack getting passed by bikes 40 years older! Mad So you bought the GRiSO and are paying us back in spades! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Another Waussie   Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:27 pm

Hello and welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: Another Waussie   Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:38 pm

Welcome and nice looking GRiSO! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Another Waussie   Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:06 pm

Gday. Carn the 1100.s..10 litres per 100 kms ay...Welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Another Waussie   Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:14 pm

Welcome Glen, Warning...... You can kill a lot of time here cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Another Waussie   Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:00 pm

Welcome Glen from those down in Tas.
Stay safe and warm.
Bit difficult to stay warm down here at this time.
Cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Another Waussie   Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:58 pm

Welcome mate. How are the roads in WA? Plenty of twisties?
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PostSubject: Re: Another Waussie   Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:08 am

That's how I started my Guzzi affair too Glen. Welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Another Waussie   Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:37 am

G'day Glen and welcome.

10l per 100km? Surely you are kidding
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Glen Forrest
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PostSubject: Re: Another Waussie   Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:08 am

Guz21 wrote:
Lets face it, you flogged the hell out of that Breva, but couldn't hack getting passed by bikes 40 years older! Mad So you bought the GRiSO and are paying us back in spades!

Well I was passed by a bike 40 years older,...but it took you a while to do it!!  Smile But I dispute the fact that I flogged the Breva. I rode it the way it was meant to be ridden!!.

Josh.C wrote:
Welcome mate. How are the roads in WA? Plenty of twisties?

In our dreams..... there are a few roads that make life worthwhile. But not that many. Quite a few  years ago the Bride and I drove a Daihatsu Mira from Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands....from what I remember, that was a twisty and a half!!! We both got carsick.  Sad Blame it on the Mira.

The Saint wrote:
10l per 100km? Surely you are kidding?

Nup.

A while back on one of our regular runs, from Bowser A back to Bowser A, 145 kms used 9.3 litres/100km. Warning light came on at 140 kms. Made it my mission to achieve 10L/100kms.

Earlier this year, 10l/100km, warning light came on at 129 kms. Ridgy didge.

If you're wearing a back pack, don't have the zips meeting at the top.....they will undo and spew your clothes along the road. That wasn't my back pack.
My back pack acted like a bloody wind sock. Had a sore neck for days after. And it slowed me down. Sad
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