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antmanbee
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Hi All,

I was wondering outside of the usual checking of fluid levels, tires and fastener tightness, what to inspect or do before the long ride home?
The bike is a 2007 with only 3300 miles. New tires are being installed before I get there. Anything unique to Grisos to be aware of?
I will be heading from Joplin Missouri on June 14th and taking 2 or 3 days to get to Lexington Ky. and then on to Winston/Salem before getting back to Florida where I live.
I'm trying to keep a loose schedule so if I am passing your way, let me know. Any road suggestions are appreciated.

I'm very happy to have a GRiSO, as I have been contemplating it for quite a while and my reading of all the positive impressions here on the forum has put me over the edge.
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G'day Antmanbee
Welcome to this forum from us all down under.
After you get home check the greasing of the swing arm bearings - search on this site for tutorials.
History has shown that Luigi at the factory was grease averse - caught mine in time, many have not.
Enjoy the GRiSO - stay safe
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Thanks wardentm, I have read about the stinginess with the grease and plan to do that.
I am just hoping there is enough grease to get me home without the bearings spitting their guts.
I figure I got an hour or two to prep the bike before I take off.
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Hi Ant
With only 3.3k I would have no hesitation in taking it home without this job - mine had around 55 k when I got to it in time .... just ..
From my reading on here most real problems only occur after 20 to 30 k
Have a safe ride home - enjoy
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2007 1100 - pretty bulletproof...  Just confirm that the sacred screw has not been Gomered.   Thumbs Up

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AntManBee (interesting name)

I agree with the others, I would not hesitate to ride it home, even with a few detours. I had a 2007 1100 for 50k miles and loved it almost as much as my 1200 SE.

Welcome to the Ghetto!

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Thanks Street,
I intend to take all back roads as much as possible with a series of cheap motels.
No way to carry much as it is naked with not so much as a rack.
I am strapping on just one duffel bag.
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Alan, at that mileage, unless it's been parked up to it's footrests in a swamp for twelve years, the bearings will be fine to get you home but along with the shock linkage they should be on the 'To do' list ASAP.

Pete
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Hello ! Welcome, bienvenue  cheers

Looks like new your GRiSO  Cool
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That is one clean and beautiful bike! Wow! I wish my header pipes looked that nice....
Congrats on that purchase, let me know if you are headed down towards the metro Atlanta area on your way down to Florida!
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yep, can see where the swamp line is...

what a great looking beast, one of the faster red ones - and even the pipes are a glorious, non speckled gold!!
obviously very well cared for, nice find Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

oh, welcome.

ps: 2V is the way to go Razz Razz Razz
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Richard, burntclutch, bahamazoo,

Thanks for the kind words.
I was thinking the 2V was the way to go, even though a rollorized 4V is the apex of Guzzi engineering.
1100's seem pretty trouble free and even with the 25 or so less ponies they are still more power than I can handle.
burntclutch, I would love to meet you sometime but I usually try to avoid Atlanta. Sometimes it is unavoidable but I think I will be east of there this trip.
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Get some 20 amp fuses for just in case. It's a boy scout thing

Your new G11 looks much nicer than my old red. Of course mine is ticking over 60,000 miles and has Hepco pannier racks that I hang big aluminum Tusk boxes on for touring. I think I might put some 90-10 offroad tires for the next set. The out of the way campsites I seem to find always have a fair amount of off paved road riding.

Oh and the best mods I've made have been a Beetle Map, Mistral Muffler and LED headlamp and taillamp bulbs.
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