Just added a new-to-me 2012 (rollerized) to the stable. I test rode a GRiSO at my local Eurocycle, and was smitten. I couldn’t stomach their ridiculous fees though (list $7995. and they told me the best they could do out-the-door was $10,200), so started looking online, and found a 2012 with 18k miles, new tires, freshly serviced, and with an Agostini slip on and crossover... and new map to match - all for $5700. She was delivered this afternoon, and of course, I took her out for a little spin... and was almost instantly addicted! I felt like I rolled the dice on an out-of-state online purchase, but it was from AF1, and they had nearly all of the service history documented, so I couldn’t resist. Glad I took the plunge! The GRiSO joins my first foray into Guzzi, a V7ii, and my 2015 FJ-09.
So: a question for the community; being a tall bloke, I bought some Knight Designs lowering pegs, but can’t get the GD c-clips off for the life of me. Any tips? - Figured it out thanks to Beetle’s advice. Pics from my first good ride added below...
I'm in the South Bay ... might be enough GRiSO's in the area for a cabal (might need the Aussies to tell us how to do it right ... get together, ride, what else? )
drink, bullshit, eat, sleep, repeat; shoulder to cry on, immoral support, bush mechanics, compare stuff (no not your donger) - all of this in a non-judgemental environment, including LGBQTIABCXYZ (I've put a few extras in cause you never know...). best of all have fun and what happens at the Cabal, stays on the Cabal.
Better still, come on over and we can show you the ropes. Any excuse will do. Note to self - remember to take photos.
Midnite, when you say "being a tall bloke".... how big a boy are ya? (the Texans will get that)
Posts : 13 Join date : 2019-03-19
Subject: Re: Greetings from Petaluma, California! Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:34 am
Not a “big boy” by Texas standards, but bigger than the average Italian, and too tall to feel comfortable on the bike in its stock configuration 6’2”. The 1” KD pegs made a significant improvement, but would’ve been near impossible to use without toe peg extenders (even awkward on the shifter for me). I have some bar risers on the way too, which should make the ergos near-perfect.
Keep your old pegs. The knights didn't work for me. They gave me to much leverage so I kept locking the rear wheel under panic and the shifting was unsatisfactory.
I ended up going back to stock even though I don't fold very well due to my short shanks....
Appreciate the advice not-fishing. I'll definitely keep the stock pegs, but have found shifting and braking to be satisfactory, at the moment anyway, with lowered toe pegs on both sides. I'm finding myself consumed with correcting the 'corrected' fueling and exhaust on my bike. Love the look, but I'm quickly learning that I may need to make some corrections to the corrections to get acceptable mileage and smooth torque/power delivery all the way through the rev range. The adventure begins...