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PostSubject: Noob from IL   Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:23 am

Greetings from northern IL,

Picked up a '12 GRiSO Tenni late last year, but since we had a record setting winter for snowfall,
I'm just now getting it out for some shorter rides. The PO added a little bling here and there, the soft bags,
and had some work done to the shock and forks.

I've owned and ridden quite a few bikes over the years, even raced a few, but the closest I can come to
in comparing the GRiSO is to a Ducati Darmah SS I had about 25 yrs ago. Similar long wheel base, but
surprising how well it turns in, much like the Duc. Not as much counter steer needed as I initially thought.
Once in, feels like it's on the proverbial rails. Overall suspension is way better on the GRiSO, as are the brakes.
Not surprising, considering the age, but there is nothing quite like the sound of a bevel drive Duc with Del Ortos
and Conti pipes. d;-) 

So far, so good. Need some new rubber and some miles to get better acquainted.
If there is anyone in this general area that wants to hook up for a ride sometime,
let me know, and that includes southern WI.  Anybody meet up at Rosefarm?

Lastly, anyone mount up some sort of back rest for the pillion seat? The wifey
likes to go for the occasional putt and she's a bit nervous with no back support.

Thanks
MK
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DungeonMaster
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PostSubject: Re: Noob from IL   Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:20 am

flysaab wrote:


Lastly, anyone mount up some sort of back rest for the pillion seat? The wifey
likes to go for the occasional putt and she's a bit nervous with no back support.

Thanks
MK

Not yet but I am going to.
I cranked my stock rear spring all the way and I dropped my triple clamp down to the 5th fork line to allow for my wife but I really do need a new spring/shock for two-upping.

Congratulations on your GRiSO.
It is one of the most satisfying bikes I have ever owned.
Almost as much as the Laverda SF2 I once had. Speaking of Conti pipes. Smile
The GRiSO is a much more capable machine than the mid 70's bike of course.
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PostSubject: Re: Noob from IL   Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:32 am

Welcome to the ghetto Kimo-saab-e!

Good to see you chiming in. You can always click on the "ghettos" link and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to find your brother bravoes. I see 3 from WI and 3 from IL in there, but I don't know how close you all may be geographically.

Post up some photos of yourself and that beautiful Tenni when you can...

SD

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PostSubject: Re: Noob from IL   Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:37 pm

Forget the back rest.  This is an Italian bike.  You have 2 solutions:
1.  Italian grab rails:  she holds you around the waist
2.  Or you can purchase these (I did and the wife loves them):Stucchi Luigi Grab Rails

By the way, welcome to the madness.
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PostSubject: Re: Noob from IL   Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:54 pm

I am contemplating making the GRiSO a gunfighter and telling my wife she needs to go ride her own Suzuki
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