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Charlie J
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PostSubject: Happy Birthday?    Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:13 pm

10 years ago today I became the very proud owner of my 2006 1100 GRiSO. Red. The price was $21950 Aud. I traded my 2004 BMW R1150R Rockster and my wifes 2004 BMW R1150R and $1500 cash. This was my 3rd Moto Guzzi. The GRiSO wasnt as fast as the BM but not by much, but I was smitten. I have done a few things to it and need/want to do more but nothing urgent. It has 167 950 Kms on it. I bought a 2015 GRiSO last August so the 1100 doesnt get ridden as much but I use it to go to work. Rain hail or shine. Without a shadow of a doubt it is the sweetest bike I have ridden. The 1200 only has 7000 Kms on it at the moment and Im certain it will get better with more kilometers but the 110 has set a very high benchmark. Happy Birthday Wog Bike!!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday?    Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:49 pm

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday?    Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:23 pm

G'day Charlie
Great story, interesting the price, 10 years ago much the same.
Happy 10th birthday 'wog bike'.
Long live the G11 ......
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday?    Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:43 pm

Happy birthday Charlie. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday?    Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:11 pm

Woo hoo
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday?    Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:03 pm

167950 km that in itself is pretty impressive , how has she stood up over the years ?
any major problems ?
I have the 1100 as well and are looking forward to keeping her a long time Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday?    Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:06 pm

I wish I'd kept my 1100 now I know that Guzzi seem to be abandoning building exciting motorbikes. It would of been nice to have one of the first 1100's and the first 1200's, even if the 1200 was a grenade!

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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday?    Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:06 pm

Charlie, there will be celebrations tonight, around the world. So let's lift a glass of something most excellent, to Charlie and his 1100!

Cheers mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday?    Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:07 pm

Hindsight Pete - looking up the retrospectoscope is always tingled with regret...
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday?    Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:58 pm

Pretty cool.
I think I'll keep my 1100 as well. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday?    Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:34 pm

Happy GRiSO'ing Charlie.

More Rum anyone? cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday?    Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:37 pm

Good idea MrBob. I shall raise a glass tonight. Won't be rum, but there will be alcohol... drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday?    Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:35 am

beetle wrote:
Good idea MrBob. I shall raise a glass tonight. Won't be rum, but there will be alcohol... drunken
Charlie, you must own the highest mileage GRiSO ............in The World
Raising a glass in your honour . (very cheap red )
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