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PostSubject: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:11 am

Just a quick hello to everyone,
Recently got my first GRiSO (1st Guzzi) after 37 years of riding.
It's a 2008 1200 in black, goes very well, no paperwork to prove that its been
rollerised so I'm assuming it hasn't been done but no undue noises, will check
when I've a bit more time & look into getting it done. All good so far.
Yorkshire UK.
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:18 am


Welcome!


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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:00 pm

welcome. Pete will be along soon to advise on rollersisation. or however it's spelled.
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:43 pm

Welcome AJ, hope you enjoy the bike.
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:57 pm

As is always the case just because it hasn't got the death rattles doesn't mean it isn't destroying itself. Don't ride it again until it's rollerised.
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:58 pm

G'day AJ
Welcome from us down under in Tasmania.
Enjoy your mighty GRiSO ......
Hope it has been rollered .....!!!!
Stay safe
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:53 am

Welcome - Mileage/noise/performance is no indication of tappet destruction & I thought it was running 'better than ever' at the point I found tappet clearances could take the entire feeler gauge stack (at which point suspect some just nip them up & put bike on ebay or trade it in)...... I'd check asap what tappets you are running as it's a 5 min job (one small allen bolt, plug lead off - long screwdriver lever in exhaust header, 4 cam cover bolts off, inspect & check).
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:48 pm

Welcome AJ, to Guzzi's, GRiSO's and the Ghetto Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:21 pm

Welcome to the Ghetto, AJ!

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Bill Hagan
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:32 pm


Welcome from the top of Virginia!

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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:25 am

Hello ! Welcome, bienvenue cheers
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:10 pm

aj uk.... no  paperwork to prove that its been rollerised so I'm assuming it hasn't been done.

No need to assume.  Take a photograph of the top of a valve stem and post it up here.  Easily determined.
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:56 pm

Thanks for the welcome,
just had the cam cover off and as expected it's still
on flat tappets. Will be getting it roller converted as I really like the bike,
amazing amount of torque, handles & brakes well etc.
Any ideas on which kit I will need, year 2008, A5 engine code, can't see any
marks/dots on the cylinder head, also any recommendations on who does the
conversion here in the UK would be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:18 pm

It's a 'C' kit bike but you can do it cheaper by buying a 'B' kit, shims, valve guide oil seals,inlet and exhaust gaskets and the two head gaskets you need. The 'C' kit contains all three thicknesses of gasket two of which you won't need.
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:49 am

@aj uk,
Welcome to the getto.
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PostSubject: Re: New to GRiSO Ghetto   New to GRiSO Ghetto Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:01 am

Thanks for the info Pete, it's always good to know there's an alternative/cheaper
way to do jobs like this..
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