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PostSubject: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:49 pm

Well let me start by saying I have just purchased a brand new (old stock) silver/black 2017 GRiSO 1200SE. This purchase is 38 years in the making. It was 1981 and I was in college in Johannesburg South Africa. One of the fellow students was riding a 850 Le Mans in red of course , it was love at first sight and I knew that one day I would own a Moto Guzzi.

A couple years ago i was looking at Guzzi's and i came across the GRiSO model and i just knew it was the one that would work for me.

I bought it out of San Diago and had it shipped to me in New Mexico. It is just stunning and i am thrilled to finally have a Moto Guzzi.

So 3 short rides and 110 miles later i'm very happy.

So far i have ordered a Dart flyscreen from the UK and a set of Knight Designs 1 inch lower pegs that should arrive within a couple weeks.

I have a couple questions : i have noticed that the oil cooler cover (the one held on with the four allen head screws) seems to warp on some of the bikes i have seen on the internet , does this happen to all of them or was the plastic upgraded as time went on?

I,m thinking about an inner fender kit to try and keep my rear shock out of the rain and dirt. I have seen 2 types, one is carbon fiber from AF1 and the other is a little longer (black color) that is listed on e bay out of Germany. Any thoughts about which one offers the best protection , if any, or is there another option?

Thanks
Paul ( Silver City New Mexico )
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PostSubject: Re: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:02 pm

Welcome Paul,
I don't have a GRiSO so can't answer those questions, but a few here have added a small rubber flap to the bottom of the airbox to protect the shock. Or just added a shock sock.

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PostSubject: Re: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:05 pm

Welcome!

Regarding the oil cooler fins, I think the reverse is true. A lot of the newer ones have warped, but my 2010 vintage cover remains in unwarped condition after 40,000km.



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PostSubject: Re: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:32 am

Hi Paul,
My GRiSO is like yours but a 2014. I lived in Texas when I bought it and the plastic oil cover was warping very quickly. I bought it in the summer. So I changed mine. If you do that, make sure your put thread lock on the 4 allen head screws otherwise they may fall out like a couple of mine did. I recently bought the rear hugger from AF1. Although great, it's pretty expensive for a little piece of plastic. I like the look of it but it probably really doesn't provide as much protection for the shock as I would have thought. After I ride, I still see debris sitting on my swing arm. If you have that concern then maybe making a flap as mentioned by Wayne is the way to go.
You'll love the GRiSO and there is an incredible community here in the Ghetto. Great people that can help you with anything GRiSO.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:15 am


Apropos oil cooler, my experience mirrors beetles, i.e., no warp, tho mine is, as his, a 2010, FWIW.

As for rear hugger, I, too, have one, but, as JohnA notes, it's more of a looker than a doer.

The only real road splash and spatter protection for the shock I've found is this: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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PostSubject: Re: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:24 am

My 3 GRiSO's have all had warped oil cooler cover vent vanes.
All have responded well to a hot air gun and some gentle reshaping.
Don't have a hot air gun, grab your wife, partner, sister or even your own hair blow dryer and crank it up to high.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:25 am

Oops. Embarassed

I forgot the “Welcome!” cheers

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PostSubject: Re: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:29 pm

Welcome to the Ghetto, Paul! I don't have a problem with my oil cooler cover warping, just lucky I guess. And I use a shock sock, much cheaper than the hugger I had on my 1100, and barely visible once installed.

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PostSubject: Re: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:34 pm

Great info , thank you all so much. So no inner fender for me ( that's $$$$ saved ) . I will look for a protector as in just like a dirt bike plus the shock sock.

Also , about the oil cooler cover, it figures that they once had a great ,or at leased better, recipe for the plastic cover and then found a cheaper place to make them. Reassuring to know if mine does warp i can heat it up and straighten out. I did see the stainless steel ones but i think the factory ones look better.

Thanks again for your input.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:20 pm

Totally random on the warpage it seems. Both my 2007 1100s warped early on, but the one on my 2012 is still on the straight and narrow.

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PostSubject: Re: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:51 am

paulsgriso wrote:
Well let me start by saying I have just purchased a brand new (old stock) silver/black 2017 GRiSO 1200SE. This purchase is 38 years in the making. It was 1981 and I was in college in Johannesburg South Africa. One of the fellow students was riding a 850 Le Mans in red of course , it was love at first sight and I knew that one day I would own a Moto Guzzi.

A couple years ago i was looking at Guzzi's and i came across the GRiSO model and i just knew it was the one that would work for me.

I bought it out of San Diago and had it shipped to me in New Mexico. It is just stunning and i am thrilled to finally have a Moto Guzzi.

So 3 short rides and 110 miles later i'm very happy.

So far i have ordered a Dart flyscreen from the UK and a set of Knight Designs 1 inch lower pegs that should arrive within a couple weeks.

I have a couple questions : i have noticed that the oil cooler cover (the one held on with the four allen head screws) seems to warp on some of the bikes i have seen on the internet , does this happen to all of them or was the plastic upgraded as time went on?

I,m thinking about an inner fender kit to try and keep my rear shock out of the rain and dirt. I have seen 2 types, one is carbon fiber from AF1 and the other is a little longer (black color) that is listed on e bay out of Germany. Any thoughts about which one offers the best protection , if any, or is there another option?

Thanks
Paul ( Silver City New Mexico )
Bought my Red 17 at GP in Feb and then they had two silver ones left. Looks like you got the last one. Good for you, great bikes and GP made great deals on these remaining bikes. I paid much less for my new 2017 than I did for my new 2012. crazy
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PostSubject: Re: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:32 am

Steak wrote:
Totally random on the warpage it seems.  Both my 2007 1100s warped early on, but the one on my 2012 is still on the straight and narrow.

If you live in a place where you don’t have to slow down much for traffic, your cover probably won’t warp. Gotta keep air moving that heat away. Sit in traffic on a hot day and it’ll warp.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Guzzi world   New to Guzzi world Icon_minitime1Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:08 am

Makes sense about riding in traffic and the oil getting very hot with no air circulation. My bike will hopefully never see traffic as i live in a small town with great riding and very little traffic.

Yes Cagefree i bought my bike from GP cycles and was happy with the transaction, that being said another dealer out of Las Vegas had their GRiSO's listed for $1000 less but when i contacted them they wanted all kinds of other fees and would have cost $600 more than i paid. The cheaper price is not always the cheaper option.
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