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PostSubject: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:08 pm

I'm thinking about perhaps removing the rear fender extension, if you have a nice piece of tail please add a picture.
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:06 pm

Kiwi_Roy wrote:
.... if you have a nice piece of tail please add a picture.

You're gonna get a rooster tail every time you ride on a wet road. Isn't this enuff?
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:43 am

kiwi dave wrote:
Kiwi_Roy wrote:
.... if you have a nice piece of tail please add a picture.

You're gonna get a rooster tail every time you ride on a wet road.  Isn't this enuff?
Dave, I have a hugger that catches most of the water.
Beetle, is there anything behind the plate? looks good, that's what I'm talking about!
Do you have a plate light?

I already discarded the plastic backing plate that never matches our plates in size.
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:56 am

This is the Guzitech (expensive) fitted includes indicator brackets --- not legal UK plate at 8x6 but close enough that testers ignore.

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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:18 am


This is a Spaceclam tail tidy. I bought it directly from Spaceclam, but I think GT are selling them as their own product now. Comes with two smaller brackets for blinkers.

US plates bolt right up, but I had to add some extra bits for Aus plates. Aftermarket LED light.


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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:12 pm

Mine is just like Beetle’s. Bought it from Guzzitech a few years ago. I also bought an LED plate holder there with it. I think both ran about $200 USD. I try to avoid rain days. If I rode in the rain often, I probably wouldn’t have done it.
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:44 pm

Yup. Mine too is one made by a young fellow called himself 'Spaceclam'. He gave it to me many years ago when I was in LA doing the job that soured my views of Eagan. Nice kid. I wonder if he ever gets a royalty for his design..........
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:20 pm

For UK (not sure elsewhere) you don't need a rear licence plate light (but if you have one, it has to work), so I didn't fit a replacement one when i took rear off......
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:42 pm

Thankyou Paulbrice, it looks like you have the same Pyramid plastic hugger I have
(made in England, fast delivery for anyone interested)

Beetle, thanks for the detailed under view, I can easily chew that out of aluminium using my trusty coping saw.
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:42 pm

Spaceclam was a tinkerer, I'd guess he were some sort of perfectionist engineer.  He must've spent a month of nights calibrating and employing the absolute optimum amount of squish in each of his combustion chambers.  I recall a whole lot of machining time involved.

Don't know whatever happened to that guy.  He was never a presence over here.

I also had a "tail-tidy" at one point on my first GRiSO 1100.  It always left a road grime trail up the back of my jacket and across the length of my pillion seat whenever riding in the wet, Pacific Northwest environs (which is pretty often in Seattle...)  Also, other riders, notably Karl, often commented about the amount of road debris (sand, gravel etc) that plastered anyone following the GRiSO too closely.  And this was with a hugger in place the whole while.

I put the regular fender back on and just eliminated the rear reflector extension and called it good.

I sent the tail tidy on down to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] down in sunny so-cal.

(And whatever happened to him?  He preached the GRiSO gospel HARD, and then one day he was gone...)

- Also, moved this topic to GRiSO Inspiration as it's more form than function...

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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:44 am

The hugger on mine was from Skidmarx UK Ltd....only thing needed was to paint the bracket to match as it comes in bare metal Wink . Here's underside pic of the GT tail tidy

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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:37 am

As you can see from Beetle’s picture, besides Paul’s, a small plate will be needed to cover the hole left where the wiring comes out for the signals and license plate light (in my case). I used a section the rear fender so the holes would line up to install it. They probably made their own since they are pretty skilled guys. I then put some silicone around it to keep any water out.
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:17 am

Mine looks the same as illustrated but my tail tidy bracket is just a simple piece of strip metal and the number plate holder is screwed onto that. Very simple fix, or buy one ready made.
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:27 pm

I didn't know Grisos to be used as dirt bikes so far ...😜
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:48 pm

Worse than that, some people use them on salted roads. GRiSO abuse, bad karma.
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:29 am

2highlander wrote:
I didn't know Grisos to be used as dirt bikes so far ...😜

There are misguided souls who have attempted such perversions:

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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:41 pm

2highlander wrote:
I didn't know Grisos to be used as dirt bikes so far ...😜
I don't know, I took mine up the Dempster to the Arctic Circle a couple of years back.
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I made a tail tidy based on the example Beetle posted, cost me nothing but time. I will try and figure out how to post a picture from my Apple Phone to my Apple computer when I have it finished.
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2020 9:30 pm

As promised here are a few pictures of the tail end I made from Aluminium

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The spine is a piece of 2" x 1/8" bar, the light brackets just a scrap of 1" x 3/4" angle
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The plate light I made recycling the lamps from an old torch (flashlight)
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Sat May 02, 2020 11:01 pm

While I have your attention I will show you a couple of recent additions
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When I was last in NZ I borrowed a bike from Kiwi Dave, he gave me a decorative cover for the oil cooler, I didn't like the large holes so I made a backup plate.

Faced with all the coffee bars being closed I tried going to a drive thru, it was a bit of a struggle operating the bike and holding a hot coffee, donut and change, I ended up dropping the chance on the ground.
So I knocked up a cup holder from scrap and a bicycle spoke, folds down when not in use.
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Complete with magnetic change holder.
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It works a treat.


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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Sun May 03, 2020 1:24 am

Are your coins magnetic? Not silver or gold?

Neither are ours, apparently we use a copper-aluminium-nickel composition.

But they ain't magnetic.
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Sun May 03, 2020 1:50 am

Cred-worthy additions, Roy. +1
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Sun May 03, 2020 1:53 am


That's a Nadger fest, right there.


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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Sun May 03, 2020 3:32 am

kiwi dave wrote:
Are your coins magnetic?  Not silver or gold?

Neither are ours, apparently we use a copper-aluminium-nickel composition.

But they ain't magnetic.
Yes, all our coins are attracted by a magnet, we used to have a copper penny but that's been phased out.
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PostSubject: Re: Please show me your tail   Please show me your tail Icon_minitime1Sun May 03, 2020 3:38 am

Steak, I'm friends with Dungeonmaster on facebook and he still rides the GRiSO, but he now has 2 kids to look after. He has the same off colour sense of humour that I do so we swap rude jokes and memes.
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