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Kragdazul
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PostSubject: Hello from Minnesota!   Sat May 05, 2018 9:58 pm

Hello everyone!  Been looking at the GRiSO for a while, and finally made it happen.  Thought I was going to have to go to Illinois to get one, when I walked into Leo's and there was one just sitting there.  2016 GRiSO 1200 8V SE in red.  Picked her up this morning and put 260 miles on her, and quite pleased.  Will have her resprung for my lard ass in a couple weeks during first service, get the sag and such all dialed in.  Will also be doing a Beetle remap to deal with the flat spot, but not sure if I'll be doing a new exhaust.  The stock one actually sounds pretty good to me.  Been riding about a year, put 17k on an '82 Honda CM250C and an '81 Honda GL500 Silver Wing since last May.  Really digging having 3x the horsepower and torque.  Very Happy

Two questions:
Any recommendations on getting the tank stickers off without messing her up?
What magic technique am I missing on how to tighten up the mirror arms? The right-hand mirror arms is loose and spins a bit. Have tried 'screwing' it in both LH and RH, and doesn't seem to make a difference.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Minnesota!   Sat May 05, 2018 10:13 pm

Welcome!

A little bit of heat applied to the stickers will help. Warm them up, pick at a corner with fingernail until lifts, then gently pull while applying heat. Not too much heat, mind!

For the mirrors, pull up the rubber cover and use two wrenches. First, nip up the mirror mount screwed into the reservoir pillar, the hold it with one wrench while you tighten the clamping section down with the other.


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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Minnesota!   Sat May 05, 2018 10:17 pm

Thanks Beetle, didn't realize those were just rubber covers.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Minnesota!   Sun May 06, 2018 1:02 pm

Welcome !
I like the sound of the oem exhaust as well.  Then again I haven't heard others on a GRiSO.  Ignorance is bliss !
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Minnesota!   Sun May 06, 2018 1:20 pm

Welcome....agree standard exhaust works well and doesn't (so much) need ear plugs, but I think most people go for termi and other variants mainly for the look, closely followed by louder noise (and in my experience harsher vibration)......it defo isn't a performance thing although others may (will ) disagree as std exhaust works fine IMHO - but I went for the sound angle. May be a thread already on this but I think std sounds like a Chinook at distance whereas Termi is more angry Apache close in.

Either way you've bought a fantastic bike with unlimited riding and customisation
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Minnesota!   Sun May 06, 2018 6:32 pm

welcome to the ghetto!!!! Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Minnesota!   Sun May 06, 2018 6:38 pm

Excellent choice! And welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Minnesota!   Sun May 06, 2018 8:24 pm

Welcome aboard. I like the OEM exhaust too. Plus I'd rather spend the money on a beetle map. If the stickers leave a stick flim, you can use WD-40 to safely remove the residue.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Minnesota!   Mon May 07, 2018 12:41 am

Welcome! I like the stock exhaust too, but never heard any others.

Beetle map has been a great improvement.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Minnesota!   Mon May 07, 2018 3:54 am



Velkommen!

Everyone in Minnesota is Norwegian, right? Wink

Very nice GRiSO. cheers

Bill
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Minnesota!   Mon May 07, 2018 1:19 pm

Welcome to the Ghetto!

I like the stock can too!

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Minnesota!   Mon May 07, 2018 1:26 pm

Mr Sheen furniture polish is a great glue residue, grease etc. remover.

...oh and what they said re everything else :-)

Enjoy the ride!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Minnesota!   Mon May 07, 2018 4:09 pm

Welcome aboard, I know you will enjoy your new steed very much.
Love Minneaopolis-the land of stunning blond nordic women.
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