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Pete Roper
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do with your GRiSO today?   What did you do with your GRiSO today? - Page 40 Icon_minitime1Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:27 am

Well today, purely in the interests of research, I took the Green Horror into Queanbeyan. Being a scofflaw I travelled through the ACT and back into NSW! (Actually we are allowed to do this although we arent allowed to go into the ACT proper.)

Chilly but fun. I'm really liking the new gearing and slightly lighter clutch.

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The green horror is looking good, Pete.
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I've been riding the great chunk of shit since 2008. That's a bit under quarter of my riding life. I've never had a motorbike I felt so at home on. It's as if the company designed a bike specifically for me!

How lucky am I?

Sure I've improved it and made it better than factory for me but the basic package was, and still is, one of the most enjoyable 'Road' motorcycles ever built.

I won't resile from that opinion.

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I concur.




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I must agree wholeheartedly with Mr Roper, although with the caveat that when I say that, I say it about the 1200 2V Sport.
I read a write up before I purchased mine where the journo said the only real gripe he had was that " its a long way to the handle bars"... which made me smile, as being 6'7", it's not really that far.
Which is the exact same reason that I don't (can't?) ride a GRiSO....
Sure, it maybe doesn't have quite the hp, or the same muscular presence, but it shares lineage and that glorious radial configuration that came from behind the big red door at the Mandello shed.
The Sport suits me just fine. It also reigns in the category of 'Forever Bike'.
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Well, to be fair Pat, Mr Roper has just Sportised his GRiSO - Beetle has the same intent.

Between the two, they are mighty fine bikes.
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I've had Gertie since 2013 and put 90,000km on her. Guzzis can certainly be character building but they are a standout, stand alone bike. I'm looking forward to collecting Gertie from Pete Roper God knows when in in the future (he and Michael have basically done a most-of-engine rebuild courtesy of pitted valves and a failing throttle body) but he is 9hrs drive from me with many Petri dishes of COVID in between. But all will be forgiven when I collect her for the ride back up to the Mid North Coast. Just love the feel of being on a live beast. Had a Honda ST1300 at one stage: a very capable bike but all the character of a used prophylactic!
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Oz1200Guzzi wrote:
Well, to be fair Pat, Mr Roper has just Sportised his GRiSO - Beetle has the same intent.




Mine will be a GRiSO/Norge hybrid.


Suspect





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Well, Michael, having finished going through the swingarm bearings and shock linkage on the Crashed Shitter has embarked on the Service/Tune.

Now having had a chance to look at all of its bits and bobs he reckons it's probably only done 20-25,000km! At some point it was rollerised by someone who didn't really know what they were doing but no damage seems to have been done. Valves were all a bit tight and it had w-a-y too much oil in but otherwise it seemed OK. One thing I had noticed was that the throttle stop screw had been moved. Perhaps when the Power Commander was added, (The PC subsequent went tits up.) or when it was remapped in Queensland. No matter, but after I'd stuck the No dBk map in it it ran OK but idle was low and it didn't respond to the stepper input.

Michael threw the full weight of his OCD at it and found that if you pulled the stepper hose off the airbox it would idle perfectly at 1250. Cap the hose with your thumb? The engine would die! Plug the hose back on to the box and the idle became fluffy, erratic and it needed to warm up before it would hold idle without throttle input.

Thinking it might be due to the map as the only 'No dBk' map is for the Hi-Pipe we flung the standard Lo-Pipe map in it but the problem persisted. Now Michael's eyesight is obviously better than mine as he had a really good squizz at the paint on the screw and ascertained that there was a pretty clearly defined crack in it between the bit that was stuck to the screw and the splodge on the mounting nut. A few minutes of very delicate adjustments, (Keeping note of the changes of throttle plate angle just in case.) and a TPS reset enabled the baseline to be re-established. Apparently it only took about 120* or a third of a turn but the result was success! Clean, steady idle at 1,250 rpm, good response to the stepper and crisp pick-up with no 'Chuffing' at idle.

Excellent! Bullet dodged! It's now got the no dBk map back in and I'll have to take it for a short gallop tomorrow but I think it's pretty much ready to go up to Queensland to get re-registered. Oh! It needs the risers putting on of course and some dropped pegs. A few things to do yet........

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OCD is good then, Pete?
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Oh yes!

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I have managed to retrieve my GRiSO from Sydney and it is now re-acquainting itself with the other misfits. It sure is nice to have it back ........... I think I'm emotionally attached

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Nice Collection Gary - you must be busy keeping them all out and about! One could do worse...
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Permission to come over after lockdown and lick your Suzuki's?




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beetle wrote:

Permission to come over after lockdown and lick your Suzuki's?





..... permission granted, it'll be great to see ya
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Oz1200Guzzi wrote:
Nice Collection Gary - you must be busy keeping them all out and about! One could do worse...

thanks Tony ........... they do keep me busy, are all pretty much sorted and ride each of em at least once a week. Although, the Suzuki GS1000S's starter motor is a little tired and needs some attention sooner rather than later. The 1992 Triumph Daytona 1000 is the quickest and best handling. The Tenni GRiSO has the most grin factor, the most character and (IMHO) one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever made.

The little Yammie 200 is an example of my very first bike back in 1972 which cost me $399 ride away ..... then, I was an apprentice earning about $2600 a year and had to get a loan for $300 to pay for it. The 1982 Katana 750 is a JCW Racing Team replica. Suzuki Australia released 30 of these yellow certified replicas after winning a 750 production endurance race at Oran Park in February 1982. My bike is #21 which I bought as pretty much a basket case in 2016. I will never disclose how much the restoration has cost but hope that my bride doesn't sell it for what I told her it has cost me when I 'fall off the perch'.


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Oran Park, now that brings back memories - the wall coming onto the main straight scared the pants off me.

Fun days, now distant memories, to be young again and ride at the old tracks again, including Amaroo Park
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What did I do with my GRiSO today?
I dropped my '15 GRiSO while stopping before leaving a parking lot.
I had been so proud that I had never dropped a bike in my 6 "long" years of riding.
This was a first for me.
The previous owner had done the same thing, so the valvole cover was already scratched and the rear brake lever had already been bent.
I added to the existing damage by breaking off the sacrificial hand brake tip.
Funny thing, I ordered a replacement rear brake lever last week that hasn't come in yet.
Just to have a new one that hadn't been compromised by bending.
I had always wondered what's wrong with people that can't be more careful and drop their bikes.
It's a shameful club for me to be in.
Everybody always said, "it's not if, it's when".
Luckily there was a big brute of a man that helped me pick it up. I wasn't having any luck by myself.
GRiSO is a heavy bitch!
Stay safe!
Brent

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I feel your pain. I've dropped a lot of bikes over the 55 years I've been riding, and it always hurts one's pride. Once I dropped the Henderson in my driveway. Scratched the front fender, but it now matched the other side. I decided at 90+ years old, she'd likely been dropped before, so it's just a little more patina.
Last time I dropped a bike, it was the GRiSO. I was loading it in a box trailer, and strapping it down with new ratchet straps that had a funny latch. I accidentally tripped the latch on the far side of the bike and it flipped over on top of me, pinning me to the spare tire on the floor. It took quite a while for me to squirm free. And yes, I bent the brake pedal.

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Ouch, Rick.
Gravel under foot is what got me.
Luckily I did the splits so I wasn't underneath.
Of course I did the obligatory jump up and look around to see if anybody saw me.

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have not been able to ride the bike for a while, with NZ in a lock down from this Covid thing.  But did post a video to the YouTube this morning of the last rally attended, being the Last ever Brass Monkey Rally.  

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Fuck fuck fick fuck arse biscuits.  Dropped mine today.  I have a awkward exit from my garage onto a steep hill and the front end slid out. Scratched the valvole cover,  both the black andd silver bits, scratched the ball end of the front brake lever, scratched the rear footpeg
, and bar end .Bruisedmy foot. Passing biker helped me lift it. Thanks mate.
The GRiSO had neverbeen down beforeand its 20 yearssinceI last Dropped a bike, my cbx 750 when I forgot the disk lock. So nothing too bad. Probablydropedthevalueofthebike by £1000.
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When I bought the written off shitter it had the terribly mangled mountings for the 'Factory' big screen. Sadly they were in an awful state. I basically decided that they were unrecoverable, took 'em off and resigned myself to having to find something else.

Well as we're shut down due to Covid and the Shitter was round at Michael's workshop he suggested I bring the brackets round and let him have a go.

Result?

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Fact is he's got a lot more patience than I have! And better metalworking skills..... Rolling Eyes Laughing

He's still not happy with it. Bloody perfectionists.

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Looks pretty straight to me!
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How effective is the screen Pete? I reckon my Givi one,which you bag, would be more effective.
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