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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:34 am

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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:39 am

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Hello Marmike,

Well my friends have 3 x MT-01 between them and they all reckon my GRiSO is the nuts, they also don’t ride their MT-01 because they eat chains, rust like a Yamaha and they’re worth more parked up doing nothing so you’ll be paying through the nose to get one.

Bag yourself a bargain GRiSO, ok it’s a bit like adopting a child but once you both respect each other is a beautiful organic relationship.

Go and have a word with Tiko at Staffs Triumph as he had a white one up at £4900 and he’d have let us have it for £4500 and now they really do have to shift it as it’s less cost to lose money on the bikes than pay to store them while they have their new Triumph approved shop built and it’s down at £4400 on the ticket. I think it may even be rollered but you just need to check first, what’s the worst that could happen - you pay him £4400 if it is rollered

Hi Spike thanks again for the tip I spoke to Steve (Tiko not in today) Had an initial conversation. Likeable bloke, we have swapped info to start with but to be honest I not too sure we can meet in the middle. Still you don't know till you try. Only thing is I don't have much of a clue how I can get the work done without it costing £2k and unless I have a viable plan like someone in the Midlands who has done it already for one of you guys i can't actually negotiate properly. I'm basically considering taking out finance for a bike with a known issue ( it hasn't been rollerised) when the bike I have is VERY sound. Hmm

maybe I should just ride slower on the bike Ive got

Nah that'll never happen

I'll keep y'all posted
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:33 am

Ring Twiggers in Loughborough get a quote, knock that off the asking price. Chances are they won't play ball then walk away. Job done.

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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:51 am

davem wrote:
Ring Twiggers in Loughborough get a quote, knock that off the asking price. Chances are they won't play ball then walk away. Job done.


Thanks Davem I've been a long time down south so don't know where all the dealers are round here much obliged I'll ring them in the morning.
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:22 pm

I'm always amused by the way you Poms are so worried about distance.

Jude and I are currently travelling up north to visit a couple of old friends, one of whom is retiring. I've got the GRiSO in the van and will be going out for a couple of rides with Peter and Greg, both blokes I've sold Grisos to! Three Grisos together in Far North Queensland is unheard of I'm sure! Peter brings both his GRiSO and Stelvio to us for servicing. Yeah, it's a bit of a trek!

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When I was a younger man we might of done it in two nights. Nowadays being old farts we like to take three....... Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:40 pm

Go Pete (and Jude)! And careful with the "old farts" moniker - some of us resemble that closely.
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:24 am

Pete, its not the distance its the time taken to get anywhere

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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:58 am

Marmike - you need to speak with Tiko, he’s one of us unfortunately the service manager is as Mr Bayley calls them - a UNT©️

You need to get a rocker cover off and have a look see, it’s probably going to cost £4200 rollered or not because it will eventually go to some poor sausage that falls blindly in love with it amongst all those Trumpets.

Tell Tiko that I said that the rocker needs to come off again for everyone’s benefit - he can sell it in a flash if it is.



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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:23 am

Robinson_Spike wrote:
Marmike - you need to speak with Tiko, he’s one of us unfortunately the service manager is as Mr Bayley calls them - a UNT©️

You need to get a rocker cover off and have a look see, it’s probably going to cost £4200 rollered or not because it will eventually go to some poor sausage that falls blindly in love with it amongst all those Trumpets.

Tell Tiko that I said that the rocker needs to come off again for everyone’s benefit - he can sell it in a flash if it is.


Thanks mate unfortunately Tiko wasn't in yesterday so now in conversation with Steve. He says it hasn't been rollerised. I have this morning spoken to Mark at Twiggers ( Many thanks DaveM for the pointer) and got the lowdown on costs - can do me a good deal if I act fast. Steve is interested in my 955i but I don't think that will work cos I'm not letting that go for book price trade in or anywhere near. If I can nail Steve down a bit more I may try to load myself up with finance for both the GRiSO from Steve and the repair from Mark, and then not eat much until I can sell the 955i privately

Thanks all for giving great advice and help:shock: Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:26 am

Hi Marmike

Welcome. I bought a nearly new GRiSO 1100 in 2008 and loved it, It had a couple of niggles but apart from that it was great. Toured and even did a trackday on it. I always hankered for a bit more go though, so sold it after 4 years and bought an MV brutale 920 which was a bit of an animal and I only kept it for 6 months before trading it for a new Duke, which was a great bike but a bit dull (and too tall for me). When I heard the GRiSO was going out of production I bought one of the last UK 1200's in 2016.

For me the 1100 was a little smoother, the suspension a bit better set up (never adjusted) and the bars a little wider. From what I remember the gearchange was a little sweeter too.
The 1200 out of the box has a slight feeling of being to hard on the front and soft / low at the back. it's got a lot more go after the revcounter needle passes 4k.

I'd always admired the MT-01, but they were overpriced at the time and like the bulldog not very quick. The tank range ruled it out too.

I love the GRiSO, you don't see many on the roads (except when I go camping with these guys). Well finished, surprisingly good handling and still the best looking bike naked out there. I won't sell it even when my Norton is ready despite what she reckons!
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:27 pm

Stu400 wrote:
Hi Marmike

Welcome. I bought a nearly new GRiSO 1100 in 2008 and loved it, It had a couple of niggles but apart from that it was great. Toured and even did a trackday on it. I always hankered for a bit more go though, so sold it after 4 years and bought an MV brutale 920 which was a bit of an animal and I only kept it for 6 months before trading it for a new Duke, which was a great bike but a bit dull (and too tall for me). When I heard the GRiSO was going out of production I bought one of the last UK 1200's in 2016.

For me the 1100 was a little smoother, the suspension a bit better set up (never adjusted) and the bars a little wider. From what I remember the gearchange was a little sweeter too.
The 1200 out of the box has a slight feeling of being to hard on the front and soft / low at the back. it's got a lot more go after the revcounter needle passes 4k.

I'd always admired the MT-01, but they were overpriced at the time and like the bulldog not very quick. The tank range ruled it out too.

I love the GRiSO, you don't see many on the roads (except when I go camping with these guys). Well finished, surprisingly good handling and still the best looking bike naked out there. I won't sell it even when my Norton is ready despite what she reckons!

Thanks for replying to my post Stu400. was interested to hear your views having owned both 1100 and 1200.

have pretty much ruled out the MT01 now. The GRiSO was shockingly good looking at the time I bought my 1100 and IMHO it has only got better looking since. Even dare i say it the standard can which was derided at the time blends in perfectly in these days of massive euro compliant Kardashian sized log-burners being paraded around behind Suzukis etc.
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Yesterday at 1:18 am

One thing I forgot to mention is in my opinion the 1200 silencer looks better than the 1100 one, but also sounds much better. I had a standard on my 1100 but then bought a Termi. I'm still standard on my 1200 and to be honest wouldn't change it unless I got the chance of a really cheap Termi. The 1200 sounds great as standard.
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Yesterday at 1:30 am

Stu400 wrote:
One thing I forgot to mention is in my opinion the 1200 silencer looks better than the 1100 one, but also sounds much better. I had a standard on my 1100 but then bought a Termi. I'm still standard on my 1200 and to be honest wouldn't change it unless I got the chance of a really cheap Termi. The 1200 sounds great as standard.

I thought £300 was cheap Stu - you should have said
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Yesterday at 2:18 am

It was Spike, but I paid £100 for my first Termi, still looking for that kind of bargain. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Yesterday at 6:56 am

SIDRAT! great to meet you this morning thanks for the excellent coffee and hints and tips on the GRiSO and a good old chinwag on bikes in general. Will keep you posted on developments and if all goes well possibly a little MG bimble in the new year?

All the best,

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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Yesterday at 10:10 am

Mike,good to hook up with you too :-) the deal you are chasing would be great if it comes off.

Look forward to a bimble in the new year, let us know how it goes
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Today at 4:35 am

As always nice threads and entertaining to read. Would be good to see the same thread responses to questions asked on the MT01 forums.

Same offer from me, located Nottingham side of Loughborough. I have a 1100 but fitted with 1200 bars. I rode it with the OE bars for a while and I get what you are saying about playing aeroplanes but when I stopped making the noises it got a bit tiring. If you fancy trying or just sitting on it any time give me a shout.

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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Today at 5:26 am

For those of us living in the East Midlands of the UK can I suggest my local pub The Crown in Sproxton between Grantham and Melton Mowbray as a potential meeting point. The pub has a bike night every Wednesday in the summer and is also featured in Bike magazine occasionally. Since the pub became biker friendly a few years back I have never seen a GRiSO there other my own so it would be good to have some company.

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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Today at 5:35 am

^^^^^^^^^^

That works for me :-)

A round trip via Grimsthorpe, Corby Glen and Colsterworth, then via the B1176 and Bitchfield on the way home, lovely!

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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Today at 5:53 am

Probably a bad time of year to organize a run, the roads were pretty shitty this weekend, although 100 campers did turn up for the annual Druids winter rally and enjoyed a good piss up.
If one or two forum members want to turn up for a weekend lunchtime chat over the winter months, even if it means alternative transport I can be in residence to meet and greet.
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Today at 6:00 am

regular haunt of yours?
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Today at 6:09 am

Sort of. I live in Grantham but tend to socialise in Sproxton pub. It helps that the landlord promotes real ale and biking events.
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Today at 6:11 am

Yes agree wrong time of year for the GRiSO (well mine at least), only my KTM is on the road currently as don't mind getting that dirty, but great idea for spring if can imagine that far forward.

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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Today at 6:13 am

^^^^^^ Oh i can imagine that far forward, already sitting on mine in the garage and making Vroom Vroom noises!
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PostSubject: Re: New from the uk   Today at 6:27 am

My attitude to winter riding is if the roads are dry I will use the GRiSO (it helps being retired) I don't normally manage more than 30 miles when it is below 10C. Luckily the pub is only 10 miles away for a quick jaunt.
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