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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:31 am

I went for a fifty mile ride on cool 35* day. New hand guards & heated vest did the job! I stopped by a friend's house just in time to help move a cast iron kitchen range. Fun! More snow tomorrow; this may be my only ride this month.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:16 am

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Beautiful sunny day today, decided to ride the GRiSO. Reminded me again why I became a Guzzi convert, and how much I love the GRiSO, especially with the Agostini Hydro formed Pipe and Beetle Map. Tomorrow I will pick up my "fixed" Norge from MI, looking forward to seeing how the 8V actually runs when all is well.

But I must say having test ridden a Stelvio and New Norge at MI, I prefer the feel of the 4V 1100 motor, for the GRiSO at least. It has that velvety thump thug feel that just seems to be missing from the 8V motor which is much smoother, and the dual plate clutch racket and other various noises just add to the whole RIGHTNESS of this machine. It suits the character and nature of the bike, and the sound is intoxicating. I think the 8V is more fitting on a ST bike with less thumping and a smoother revving more refined motor which is what the 8V seems to be as compared to the 4V1100. GRiSO=Raw, Norge=Refined.

Of course I was at work until 9pm and was sleeting rain on the 10 mile ride home but was worth it...... MAN I love the GRiSO.......
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:00 am

Bravo Steve!

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:34 pm

Installed Rox risers. Queue haters.....


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Then put puff in the tyres and whacked the rack on, for my all-expenses-paid ride to the Hunter Valley tomorrow.




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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:12 pm

Excellent! My risers from Onur have solved my problems but the Rox items appear to have more adjustability. Info after the (Hot?) ride to the Munter. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:24 pm

Yeah, Onur's risers are the duck's guts, but when I replaced the bars, the angle of the dangle wasn't quite right. Problem solvered.


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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:51 am

Went the long way home yesterday (from work) - just to let some stress go. Didn't work, so many fuktards on the roads. Still managed just on 200 km instead of 60. Did find a couple of spots where Black betty's leg could be exercised, and a spirited run down Macquarie Pass - sometimes you get lucky.

Got home, still in a lather of sweat, got a beer from the beer fridge, went outside where I was summarily hosed down (along with everyone else). Quick shower, then a short walk to the pub for solids and liquids. maybe I came out of it better than I thought...
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:03 am

Titty squasher again Mark?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:16 am

Nah, it's the annual company "yay team" love-in. We get droned at for a couple of hours, then get on the piss. I said "I'm only going if you let me ride and you pay all costs." They called my bluff.



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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:45 am

Fun day begins cheers

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:48 am

You be good ya hear!

No gettin palsy walsy with beetle in the dirt.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:18 am

It was concrete. Turns out concrete is very hard.



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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:43 am

Yeah, especially concrete walls, they don't flex, apparently.
Well, not when hit with leather bag full of flesh and bones.

Ron, you be careful on turn 1 today, that gravel trap is very short at 100mph.


Mark, I checked out that exhaust last night (in the flesh). Ron has done a very neat job.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:56 pm

Went for a ride out on Sunday, 12 degrees for 19th February is not too bad, track day at Cadwell Park in full swing.

No Ron i was not running the GRiSO!

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:02 pm

hi. huge number plate you have cops could read it easy
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:29 pm

dennis the menace wrote:
hi. huge number plate you have cops could read it easy

Oh i have been through the small numberplate stage years ago, i jut can't be arsed giving someone the opportunity to pull me to discuss it any longer!

I don't think its as big as it seems (said the actress to the bishop) its a perspective thing
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:30 pm

Oh and today i also took the bike to work, winter will now arrive in Lincolnshire......
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:38 pm

Lovely little ride today in 15C. Warm and toasty.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:53 pm

Papa Lazarou wrote:
Lovely little ride today in 15C. Warm and toasty.

You know it wont last!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:21 pm

Mounted C-Bow brackets on my GRiSO. Getting ready for some touring.

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Share the bags with my Dorsoduro save money and have storage when needed.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:53 am

The C-Bow kit is good, I have them on my 1200 Sport. It's a shame the bags don't come with a few more litres in them though. 22 litres is barely sufficient if you want to keep the weight down low. Has anyone tried making bigger bags?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:52 am

Washie Washie ! I took advantage of the unseasonable weather to give my ride a needed bath![You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:48 am

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Mounted C-Bow brackets on my GRiSO. Getting ready for some touring.

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I lost one of my panniers somewhere along a very bumpy and kidney jarring Buckets Way last October after the bolts of the C- Bow brackets on one side gave up the ghost. Both bolts snapped and I had to use an ezyout to extract the remnants from the undercarriage. I'll be upgrading the C-Bow bracket arms bolts to high tensile steel when I refit them the panniers again.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:44 am

I am, as my avatar states, Grisoless…
This is not a choice I made lightly however. I would very much like to have that tough guy sitting in my garage.
Alas, having an airspace violation of 205cm - that’d be 6’7” to those of Imperial deflection (didn’t you guys stage a skirmish to oust the imperial regime at some stage…. ) when astride a GRiSO, it quickly resembles a monkey bike. So my garage houses GRiSO’s longer leggier sister, the 1200 Sport.
Even with all this extra room, I find the ergonomics at the knee require a bit of unfolding after a ten hour day in the saddle, so I’ve often considered lowering the footpegs.
At a MotoGuzzle late last year, I was fortunate enough to be in the company of several Learned Brethren, some of whom have installed said items. After several Black Beers, one of the LB did agree to allow me to try out a spare pair of beautiful made 2” (made in th good ol USA)) drop Knight Design pegs that he had in his possession.
These promptly arrived via CT90, and so, at the speed of tectonic plates, I have finally fitted them.
Starting with the left side, a seamless swap was made, noting that the gear shift was now a little high, but given my size 49 boot, this was deemed to be of little issue for a test ride or two.
Satisfied here, focus was directed at the starboard side. The rear of the brake pedal was preventing simple replacement, and so, even without beer in hand, investigation revealed that the pedal is easily height controlled via an adjustable rod. This task completed, with the pedal now at the perfect height, and footpeg attached, I mounted her (?) and assumed the riding position, left and right foot alternatively - I have no centre stand of fancy paddock stand- and was pleased with the result.
Before heading out towards twisty tarmac, a preflight of the work done was made. During which I noted with dismay that the contact pad of the pedal was now some distance from brake light (de)activation switch, causing the light to be permanently on.
Easiest quick fix would be to disconnect this device and go for a test ride, however, drawing on my inner MacGyver, I searched the workshop for a solution to bridging the gap. In honour of constipated mathematicians everywhere, I worked it out with a pencil…

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Suitable pleased with myself, and suitably suited up, sitting astride her again, I retracted the side stand and backed out of the shed.
Angled now for exit, I engaged first gear, only to find that the side stand had adopted the gear levers prime position.

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Mmmm, ok, well, that’ll need attention later.
Finally the ride report.
Comfort has been achieved!!
In a straight line at least. Those aforementioned 49 boots contacted the blacktop at most any angle off the perpendicular. I spooled up and did a little bit of highway, and about an hour of mountain curves.
Definite result in a straight line, but epic fail in the bends.
Back in the garage, with OEM pegs replaced, and Knight Design’s back in their box to await shipment back to to the accommodating LB, I reached for that beverage...
Sigh.


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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:02 am

KEEP THE PEGS

Brake light switch should be adjustable via the rod for free play/pedal height, same as gear lever. (I could be wrong)

1. Raise your rear ride height .........
At 6'7" I imagine your weight is way above 175lb the rear spring struggles to cope with.
Replace rear shock with 330mm length item. Wilbers/Matris/Penske with appropriate spring for your ride weight will do the trick.
You will be amazed at the quality of the ride, plus massive increase in ground clearance, turns in much better etc. etc.

2. Modify the side stand. It appears to be steel so should be any easy cut-n-shut with the hot glue gun.

3. Then add a Matris fork kit to complement the rear, you will never go back.

4. Further comfort can be achieved with extra seat padding, sheepskin, Air Hawk or reupholstered.
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