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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:29 pm

Here's an old mechanic trick that works good for rusty exhaust bolts/ nuts. After going for a ride, and getting the exhaust hot. Melt a birthday candle on the bolt or nut. The wax will wick into the threads, and make removal easier.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:39 pm

Finally grew a set and lubed the swing arm and drive shaft. I bought the 1100 about a year ago and immediately changed the brake pads and lubed the linkage. More recently the Beetle 1100 map was installed (brilliant outcome by the way). However, the swing arm/CARC disassembly proved too daunting to undertake.
After watching the heroic full tear down and rebuild recently from a fellow ghetto intern I was constantly contemplating undertaking the task but none the less saw too many road blocks and avenues for my ham-fisted capabilities to stuff up.
Finally the plunge was taken and to my great delight and probably 4 times as long most of you would take the job was done half an hour ago.
The swing arm bearings were still modestly greased, however the grease was in a state of change towards a more runny liquid state. The bearing cups were unmarked. The shaft was bone dry but in great nick.
Happy and relieved now and somewhat chassend as to the mental hurdle I placed infront of the task
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:41 pm

Good for you and congrats.
You should be done for a 100K miles now. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:58 pm

Took the 1100 for a spirited blat over the Tawonga gap and back post yesterdays swing arm and CARC re grease. Nothing fell off or broke so pretty happy with the outcome.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:51 pm

Well done. You're gamer than I am.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:05 pm

Good work Glenn !

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:32 pm

I just fitted the Termignoni that I scored off eBay yesterday - whoop whoop!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:41 pm

gave her a service.... it was her birthday after all!!

holy crap, she's 10...
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:31 pm

Got my tax refund Wednesday and ordered up some Hepco Becker goodies.

Today I installed the C Bow carriers and rear rack and also the crash bars.

I know I will get scorned LOL but I am also putting highway pegs on the crash bars to give some relief on longer rides. My new hip needs some relief so I don't care what it looks like as long as it works.

I also ordered a Corbin seat, got an email from them that they didn't have a pan in stock so it would be about 4 weeks for me to get my seat. Once that is in I will be ready to do some long distance rides
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:03 pm

Scorned? Never. No sissy bar?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:58 pm

Tassles?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:01 pm

^^^^^^

cheers

In Jerry's defense, I used to live in the "Coastal Empire." He needs those just to avoid harassment. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:04 pm

yikes!!!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:12 pm

Do you need to ride this in a Batman suit like owners of MGX-21's 🦇

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:41 pm

I did one of those already. Sent this to Dave Richardson at Moto International as a gag, but he one-upped me by framing it and hanging it on the wall of the showroom when Miguel Galluzzi came to visit trying to get everyone excited about the MGX-21. I'm sure Galluzzi saw it, but he kept his reaction to himself.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:06 am

Bill Hagan wrote:
^^^^^^

cheers

In Jerry's defense, I used to live in the "Coastal Empire."  He needs those just to avoid harassment.  Very Happy

Bill

LOL, at least I got black hw pegs and not chrome, that way I can stand out from the crowd
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:09 am

^^^^^

Good point.  I'd forgotten that nuance.  cheers

I do miss the winter, spring, and fall weather down there.  

Oh, and catfish at Love's on 17 ... tho I've heard it's gone upscale from its untroubling trashiness of the mid-80's.   Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:17 am

Shipped the Tenni to Las Vegas. Bon Voyage and best of luck to its new owner.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:30 am

I desnorkeled my bike today:

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Finally I can carry my lock under the saddle.


Also managed to remove all the rusty manifold studs. Just waiting for the new ones I ordered at TLM (hopefully arrive this evening). This was the state of the gaskets (top one is from the left cylinder, which had the most rusted studs, basically just the metal part was left):

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And finally after, oh I don't know, 10 hours or so of hard labor on the studs:

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Hopefully tomorrow I can finally ride it again Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:07 pm

...re-mapped the GRiSO thanks to Beetlemaps it was very easy to do and then installed a rear MG rack which took way longer than expected thanks to some misalignment in the rack.

praying for good weather tomorrow to give the new map a try on the road, in the garage she seemed a bit fluffy off the bottom when cold compared to stock but I'm sure its gonna be awesome. :-)
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:18 pm

One presumes the TPS and autolearning parameters were reset?



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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:47 pm

yes Mark, followed the perfect instructions - it'll be fine i'm sure :-)
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:14 pm

EricS wrote:
Shipped the Tenni to Las Vegas. Bon Voyage and best of luck to its new owner.


Oh, no.

Did I miss the thread of why?

Bill
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:31 pm

Bill Hagan wrote:
EricS wrote:
Shipped the Tenni to Las Vegas. Bon Voyage and best of luck to its new owner.


Oh, no.

Did I miss the thread of why?

Bill

Not so much a thread as a classified posting. Despite the bar risers the forward lean on the GRiSO is too much for my sorry back. Rather than try to make it something it isn't, I elected to sell the bike and bought a V7 III instead. I'll certainly miss the big-block power and gorgeous looks but the V7 is a far better match for the way I ride and the new engine is now engaging enough I made the switch.
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