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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:27 am

What, Hey, You sold both GRiSO's ? Say it isn't so Crying or Very sad Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:28 am

Crikey! Both? I don’t believe it.

WTF? The Rosso? Gone? No.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:05 am


Charlie J wrote:
Well theres nothin so lonesome morbid or drear when you wash your GRiSO for the last time you fear....

I suppose ... tho I haven't washed mine for the first time yet! cheers

Regrets for the occasion of the bath for yours.

Bill

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:00 am

Im preparing them for sale. A sad state of affairs, but such is life...
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:53 am

went our for a ride today got to te heady heights of 16 celsius, my riding buddy was on his 1992 classic fireplace, i did 20 miles on it. Two things happened. 1/ what a great view of my GRiSO in the mirrors, no really i had never seen it from that angle before. 2/ what a pos the fireplace was, definitly showing its age
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:26 pm

Steak wrote:
Did you ride the GRiSO to Guzzi Breakfast?

Naw, it was Thursday, actually. Had to go to Issaquah and just had an itch to take GRiSO out. Wish I'd had more time to make a proper ride out of it.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:49 pm

Well my mew Pazzo levers arrived but they're the non folding type, boo-hiss. Never mind, I'm still kicking myself for being a lazy tool.

Good news was digging through my spares I found a LH head protector, (The black plastic bit.) in a baggy I'd forgotten about so as soon as I swap the bar end that got scraped with one off the Stelvio, (I can hide the small scratches under the hand guard on the Turdio.) it'll be as good as sort of new-ish.

Could of been a lot worse really. (Grumble, curse.....)
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:09 pm

Balanced throttle bodies on Black Betty - slightly out, opened L/H air bleed a little to balance at idle. fiddled with CO trim - ended up back where it was at -6.

Brief ride - nice!

Also uploaded latest version of map for bottom end smoothness - very nice!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:12 pm

Newbie here. Explain the 'folding vs non folding' Pazzo levers

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:18 pm


Dropping a GRiSO (or any bike so equipped) will demo the difference better than any words. Rolling Eyes Wink

Seriously, having seen the "folding" type in action once made a believer outta me ... tho I keep forgetting to order some. Doh.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:16 pm

sunny I am enlightened !
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:21 am

Yesterday I had the Emgo Venom and wiring for a Tom Tom put on the bike. The Venom looks good.
I only had work from 7 to 9.30 this morning so I decided to go down the Great Ocean road. Not much traffic as school holidays are over and it's not the weekend. I only got stuck for short intervals behind slow cars, but for the last 5 km into Lorne a pile of cars and I were stuck behind 2 Harleys that couldn't cope with the curves. My dead granny could've run faster than they were going. The return trip was much better, I had a nearly clear run all the way back home. So I stretched the GRiSO's legs.
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PostSubject: NZ Distance Riders   Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:02 pm

NZ Distance Riders had their annual 1,000 mile in 24hr (1600km) ride, this year they also had the shorter 500 mile in 12 hrs (800Km) ride.
My residual ride fitness is wanning so i did the 500 mile ride,

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Three of us made our way to Turangi the day before and took an AirBnB complete with Spa pool etc. Our families enjoyed the facilities while we rode.
On Saturday, after scrutineering, we started off on my GRiSO, KTM1050 and yammy TDM 850.

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The weather started out wet , after the first 100kms it fined up and the TDM died, right in the middle of some very tight roads. With no cell phone coverage, we left the bike parked on a bank and doubled my mate till we got cell phone coverage. Spent about an hour sorting things out with him and then left him waiting for his trailer. Turns out the counter sprocket nut came loose and stripped the thread.
Two of us carried on and continued the trip. We had to do a bit of orienteering in the next 100ks.

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We then made our way to Te Kuiti and Pio Pio, where we gassed up 230kms and 14.25 litres.
Then a short run to Awakino Pub and back to Turangi.

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From Turangi it was a return trip to Whanganui in the wet, cold and eventually in the dark.
Trip took just shy of 10.5 hrs.
My speedo has been adjusted to read correctly however the odometer is now slightly out.

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And, finally home, still in the rain

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A bit of maintenance and an upgrade coming up, with another shakedown ride 1000k ride early Nov.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:55 am



I have no spousal supervision for a week or so, and that means I can ignore "Her Do List"  queen … well, until about 48 hours out when I will engage in a panic fest! Shocked

Naturally, that meant it was time to ride, especially as, except for yesterday, the weather here is wetter than fill-in-the-blank.  Kinda like what MrGPz posted about above.

Here was the not especially ambitious (only 100 or so miles, but all up, down, & around), but mighty fine plan.  It included going to a UJM dealer in Romney, W.V., I had not been to and wanted to visit.


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I put the plan into the tank-mounted “GPS”  jocolor  …


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… which unfailingly got me to (uncrowded) Romney Cycles …


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Holy motorcycles, etc.!


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Tho I was only really tempted -- OK, mebbe only fascinated -- by this:


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Then, as proof of that old Army adage, “No plan survives first contact with the enemy,” here’s the route I ended up taking.  Went more-or-less clockwise.  

The "new" route bears almost no resemblance to the original, but I had to meet a contractor back at the house and had to amend it.  Was still almost late because, yes, no surprise, I got lost.   scratch  That's not a bad thing.  Wink  And, yes, I ran out of the waypoints that Google maps rationed me, thus the gap.  I did make it home.  Wink


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Along with some scenes along the way.  In the first, while I knew where I was — thanks only to real GPS; my c/p did not work; W.V. is not Verizon-friendly — I had no clue ’til I got home and looked at Google maps how I had gotten there.  In other words, a grand ride!


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Right after taking that pic, along the Cacapon River on Cold Stream Road just north of Capon Bridge, a bee stung me on my chin inside my helmet and, yes, as I was well over in a deep curve!  Expletives abounded.  affraid

I rode on for a few miles and finally stopped at a roadside ice-cream place.

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Even better than the ice cream — which I pushed onto my chin before eating! — was the sweetheart at the counter, who was a W.V. Mary Steenburgen doppelgänger but with red hair.  Comely, funny, and sympathetic, she would have caused me to stay overlong to chat, but another customer showed up (darn it), so I continued home.

I usually fly the Italian flag at the Moto Grappa, but, as we celebrate (eschewing the now-popular hair shirt and self-flagellation that denigrates him) Columbus Week, not merely the day, I put it out at the gate.  Oh, it's also our anniversary  queen  king , which also had me leaving the ice-cream shop early.  Good thing sweet Kathi doesn’t lurk here!  Embarassed  


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What a great beast that GRiSO is.  I am embarrassed how I initially thought it a pig on the curvy back roads because it needs way more input than, e.g., the Norge.  The pig was in the saddle and writing this story.  

I really enjoy how it wants me to tell it where to go rather than the reverse.  One cannot merely be along for the ride on a GRiSO, but must flog it.  I did yesterday and am still grinning.   Thumbs Up

Best,

Bill

P.S. Pouring here now; sure glad I carpied the diem yesterday!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:18 pm

Fantastic ride report, Bill. As usual. I’m a bit jealous.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:08 pm

Finished off my swingarm, splines, shock lubrication - done on my first rear tire change.   2008 1100 with 10K miles.

  Dry,dry and drier....but in good shape.  All is well now.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:03 pm

beetle wrote:
Fantastic ride report, Bill. As usual. I’m a bit jealous.

cheers

Thanks.

Come visit during your unrideable season.  Spare bedroom and Guzzi harem from which to choose await.

Bring your bride, of course, too, though Kathi tends to take visiting wives to places that cost more than unobtanium GRiSO bits! queen Shocked Wink

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:10 pm

One day for sure.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:14 pm

beetle wrote:
Fantastic ride report, Bill. As usual. I’m a bit jealous.

cheers

What he said...nice one, Bill.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:52 pm

New booties on Black Betty! Look pretty nice!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:45 pm

I looked upon my GRiSO with horror.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:48 pm

I remember pics of mine looking like that.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:50 am

beetle wrote:
I looked upon my GRiSO with horror.

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What he doesn't realise is that we've already powder coated it dog-dick pink! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:51 am

I’m OK with that.


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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:46 pm

god only knows what is going on with the weather here 21 degrees and blue skys all weekend! none hour ride to the coast for chips, fantastic!
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