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PostSubject: New GRiSO 1200 8v   Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:28 pm

My name is Darrell Rigby and I am from Newcastle, NSW. Just posting to introduce myself to this forum, although I joined a few years back I was Grisoless (had a V11 at the time). Not any more though having secured the 2008 8V that was in the Mercarto di GRiSO. Its been rollerised and really well maintained so looking forward to long ownership and adventures. Some of you will know me from kicking around the Guzzi family over many years and AIGOR etc. and I look forward to establishing new acquaintances also through the Ghetto. I know virtually nothing about the 1200 8v motor and CARC rear ends so this 1200 8v will be fun.
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO 1200 8v   Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:44 pm

G'day Darrell
Welcome from us all down in Tas.
Enjoy your 'new' great GRiSO
Stay safe and warm.
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO 1200 8v   Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:34 pm

I thought you were smitten with the Shiver Darrell? I think you may find that the GRiSO might be more to your taste.

Who's bike was it?

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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO 1200 8v   Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:43 pm

Hi Pete,
The Shiver was quite delightful as was the Mana, but, eventually I had to return to Guzzi and when this one came up I couldn't find a reason not to buy it. I had a bit of help mind you from Graeme at Classic Motorcycles Restoration Australia who pushed me all the way to return to the fold. At any rate, the bike was owned by a guy called Gareth who bought it new in 2008 and has meticulously serviced it from day one with Dave Ward at Moto Italia when it was operating right up until recently. Then John who used to work there did the last 80K service I believe. It has been rollerised and all sorts of other items replaced as needed over the years, so essentially I have a well run in 1200 with all the work done. Its in unbelievable condition for the age and miles and its obvious Gareth loved it to pieces. So yeah, I'm back on a Guzzi and first impressions are it is way smoother than an 1100. You can virtually idle into corners around town in second gear with just a little throttle play. It really is a very well mannered beast and not what I was expecting at all. As you have always said Pete, there is a big difference between a well set up 1200 and the standard GRiSO, which as you know I have test ridden heaps over the years; never quite committing because of the snatchy crappy set up I encountered most of the time.
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO 1200 8v   Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:55 pm

Enjoy your (New to you) Bke Darrell
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO 1200 8v   Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:51 am

Welcome to the nuthouse Darrell. Has it got a Beetle map yet?
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO 1200 8v   Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:04 pm

And we'll see you at the Fringe next month?
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PostSubject: Re: New GRiSO 1200 8v   Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:32 pm

OK. Saw the other post. Catch up with you there.

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