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michael73
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PostSubject: Bike Choice   Bike Choice Icon_minitime1Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:22 am

Superb online info network that causes many hours of idle reading and non-house-type maintenance.  Lovely Sunday tonic.  Lurking on the edge of GRiSO ownership, and looking for advice on first choice bikes.  GRiSO 1100 - seems a bit less tech-like than the newer 8v.  Perhaps some guidance from the universe on what benefits a newer bike, vs something from the not-too-distant past in a more affordable range.  2007 vs. 2014.  Same bike, pros and cons.  Liking the simpler is more theory, but also reading about mods, adjustments, dealership servicing, and complexities of the newer models.  Two up riding - perhaps not well suited to the GRiSO?  Closest dealer is across the pond in Vancouver, BC, with good reports about Seattle dealership - not too far to frequent either.
Perhaps a kind word and a nudge in the right direction?  Currently on a Scrambler - needing something bigger, for farther...thanx.  mike
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Choice   Bike Choice Icon_minitime1Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:57 pm

Hey Michael,

Welcome and a very brief 2 cents from me would be the 8V with the roller top end simply for worry free use re. flat tappets going south at some point sooner rather than later. Others will be along momentarily with more in depth cents Wink

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Choice   Bike Choice Icon_minitime1Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:01 pm

While not a "tourer" is can definitely handle 2-up riding.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Choice   Bike Choice Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:21 pm

Two upping will be much better with a better spring/shock in back.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Choice   Bike Choice Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:18 am

The GRiSO can be used for touring. We did a cross country trip a couple of years ago and my wife rode her GRiSO SE nearly 10,000 miles in 3 weeks. She never complained about being uncomfortable and she rode without any windshield or touring modifications other than a sheepskin seat cover. I can't speak to passenger comfort, but as a solo touring mount at least, it's fine.
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mark111
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Choice   Bike Choice Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:20 pm

2 up comfort is fine if there are no giant fat arses involved.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Choice   Bike Choice Icon_minitime1Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:28 pm

Welcome, Michael...I agree with others here that the 8V is the way to go. Keep us posted on your decision.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike Choice   Bike Choice Icon_minitime1Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:12 pm

mark111 wrote:
2 up comfort is fine if there are no giant fat arses involved.
I agree with that...
If your ass is too giant, then you belong on a Harley and go parading it around. Lol
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