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BowraBoy
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PostSubject: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:00 pm

Hi there,

I have owned 3 Guzzis starting with a Le Mans II I bought from Peter Roper in 2006. Loved it and should have kept it but sold it for medical reasons. I then had a Breva 750 - a bed decision as it wouldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding. In 2013 I bought a 2009 GRiSO 8V that had 1,030km (yes 1,030km) on the clock. The first owner bought it, added $3k of extras and returned it the next week saying he didn't like it - he traded it on a Harley; enough said.

It was not rollerised and a few years later Pete Roper did the right thing by me and he and Michael did a superb job on her. Unfortunately, a bit later in the piece a local 'mechanic' decided to fix my leaky main bearing by knocking the main bearing out from inside using a cold chisel. A lot of dosh later Pete and Michael again resurrected Gertie and she runs sweet as a nut. Her only quirk is that when the ambient temperature is < 15C
I have to open the throttle a smidgin to start her up.

She has a Termignoni muffler, a Stucci luggage rack, heated grips, a power socket and a Givi windshield (hated by Pete Roper) that works a treat - far better than the boy racer OEM one. I've now done 3.00km on her and I love her constant (until exploding at 6.000rpm) power, her amazing handling and just the fact that you know you are sitting on top of a breathing, rumbling beast.

I look forward to sharing with you all the joys of GRiSO!

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Street
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:38 pm

Welcome to the Ghetto, Bowraboy!

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wardentm
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:44 pm

G'day BB
Greetings from beautiful Tasmania.
Welcome ....enjoy your great GRiSO
Stay safe
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:04 am

Welcome to the ghetto mate.👍🏼
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Richard
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:33 am

Hello ! Welcome, bienvenue  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:56 pm

Welcome. So there's yet another Guzzi in Bowraville, Even I (not from around there) know of a few in & around the area. Sooner or later someone's going to tap you on the shoulder & its "Hey, mate ....".
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:58 am

Nice, and welcome BowraBoy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:24 pm

Welcome and good to see you on board!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:28 pm

Welcome! I miss my GRiSO and am looking out for "The One"... Nice one you got!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:17 pm

OMG... theres a lot of things a mech may accidently do wrong, but a cold chisel on a main bearing???
Lucky we have Pete in Aus, otherwise people would unwittingly go to TeamHomo for mechanical work...once


BowraBoy wrote:
Hi there,

Unfortunately, a bit later in the piece a local 'mechanic' decided to fix my leaky main bearing by knocking the main bearing out from inside using a cold chisel. A lot of dosh later Pete and Michael again resurrected Gertie and she runs sweet as a nut.
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Pete Roper
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:39 pm

Who can forget these little beauties?

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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:56 am

Great Looking bike.
That windshield looks like
the business.
I'll look into one.
The  "boy racer" is better than none.
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Street
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:39 pm

sono wrote:
Welcome! I miss my GRiSO and am looking out for "The One"... Nice one you got!

Welcome back, Bra! You work too hard, need to stretch your legs on a new GRiSO!

For those of you who don't know, Steven is the owner/proprietor of Ono Poke, the best Hawaiian fast food around!

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BowraBoy
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:23 pm

Thanks for the good wishes and welcomes guys. Correction, I have now done 70,000km on Gertie.
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BowraBoy
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:16 pm

Pete Roper wrote:
Who can forget these little beauties?

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I'll certainly never forget them !!!
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:13 pm

Still a sweet ride I bet!!!
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BowraBoy
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:03 am

Absolutely! Just a dream in all bar Sydney peak hour traffic, which I encounter only a couple of times per year.
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PostSubject: Re: My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v   My 2009 GRiSO 1200 8v Icon_minitime1Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:10 am

I used to live in Sydney and always left home early to meet the gang at the start of the Old Pacific Hwy and give it the berries before the cops got out and about. During the week days its a pain in Sydney.
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