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PostSubject: Hello from Norway   Hello from Norway Icon_minitime1Mon May 26, 2014 7:40 am


My introduction is well after due date. I am a happy GRiSO owner who lives to the far south of Norway. A 2008 black GRiSO 8V with the A5 engine has been mine for one year now.

I have been following this forum since last summer and the pinnacle is of course the development of the famous FU2-maps.

Gave up my last motorcycle, a Z750, before getting a family. I tried for more than 20 years to compensate by riding mountain bikes, and the springtime abstinence for an engine between my legs seemed to fade somewhat over the years. But when one of my daughters wanted a KTM lightweight a couple of years ago, I found that now was the time to step into the fold if I ever wanted to ride a real motorcycle again. I discovered that traffic wasn't as bad as I feared, the roads were even safer now, and it’s primarily your own actions that define risk.

Having begun to read ads I stumbled upon a green 2006 GRiSO 850 at a reasonable price, but I was the second caller, so luckily I lost that one. I was already sold on the stunning look and of course the low maintenance shaft drive. Furthermore, I found lots of favourable reviews at various websites both from professional testers as well as happy owners.

So when the next ad emerged with a twice as expensive 8V it was just to press "buy now" before anyone else did. PO had a crash in 2010 after riding only half a season and about 6000 km; and then he sold her back to the dealer. The rebuild was only done last year when I spotted the ad. After making the deal I waited almost a month before I could pick her up. Ten ecstatic hours of driving home from the dealer and I was convinced that this was the right choice and that I had struck gold.

Only concern now is fear of losing some of the short riding season due to a flat-tappet breakdown in my wet and cold climate. Having both observed mayonnaise under the head covers as well as the problem of getting engine oil warmed up in cool weather. A RR-temperature dipstick makes it easier to check temperature before shutting down.

Other modifications:
- Zard cat/db
- Acerbis Dual Road hand guards
- Oxford heated grips
- GRiSO windscreen painted black
- USB-power outlet

Useful tools:
- Guzzidiag
- ScanM5X
- Morgan Carbtune

Tested and rejected (will give away the first three for postage):
- Mistral alu hi-pipe mounted at delivery, did not like the look, to loud without the db-killer, fine with one, but no street legal documentations.
- Finebau Corsa Corta AFR Interceptor, minor improvements could be detected, but adjusting outside a very narrow band gave me the unwanted service warning.
- Rexxer User, tool is ok, but I think it’s overprized and quite restricted for personal mapping-use due to the propriety formats. Map received was only a bit richer than the original, probably based on a general assumption of all bikes being lean. Did run ok, but a bastard copy of a 68 map and Guzzidiag was even better.
- Running the bike without an airfilter (as delivered).
- Original exhaust-pipe, good driveability, but too much weight hanging of the side of the bike.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norway   Hello from Norway Icon_minitime1Mon May 26, 2014 10:39 am

Interesting that you find the Mistral too loud? I really am not a fan of noisy bikes and find it acceptable without the dB killer, far more so than most aftermarket cans. The Zard is a nice pipe mind.

I'd strongly recommend getting an air filter back on it. Nothing will screw up the fuelling or promote damage more than running no filter!

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norway   Hello from Norway Icon_minitime1Mon May 26, 2014 1:28 pm

The filter went back in place once I discovered that it was missing last summer. The dealer claiming to have serviced it was notified of the mishap as well.

The Mistral being too loud is mainly the documentation issue, getting pulled over midsummer could leave you without your lisence-plate for the duration of the holidays and then some to get the authorities in the mood.

And to get the best out of your stockish GRiSO the gospel was to avoid an open pipe as one Mr Roper put it a few years ago.  Very Happy 

But I do agree that the Mistral worked well, even without the airfilter and with poorly balanced TB's it was good fun, but not so much below 3k.


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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norway   Hello from Norway Icon_minitime1Mon May 26, 2014 1:37 pm

Hello back to Norway! Welcome to the ghetto Svein, that's a great looking GRiSO!

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2012 MOTO GUZZI GRiSO 1200SE

2013 MOTO GUZZI STELVIO 1200NTX - Orange Blossom Special
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norway   Hello from Norway Icon_minitime1Mon May 26, 2014 2:24 pm

Tinted screen? Or painted? I wants me one.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norway   Hello from Norway Icon_minitime1Mon May 26, 2014 7:28 pm

Welcome to the Ghetto SVRU
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norway   Hello from Norway Icon_minitime1Tue May 27, 2014 2:11 am

beetle wrote:
Tinted screen? Or painted? I wants me one.

Painted, but looks tinted from a distance and in pics.

Had some scratches from a crash, this was a budget solution I guess, but I'm happy with it.


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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norway   Hello from Norway Icon_minitime1Wed May 28, 2014 2:11 am

Welcome Svein
good taste in motorcycles.
Enjoy

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