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lcjohnny
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PostSubject: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:23 am

I have been stalking GRiSO s since 2013 Smile
My wife has now decided she likes the look as well - but it wont work for me (us) unless we can do two up tours - only about 300ml per day but maybe for several days at a time.

Does it work as a pillion bike and what needs to be changed?

jon
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:49 pm

300 miles per day is not going to be hard work on any bike. You can break it up into several shorter trips, with rest time in between.

After all, what are you going to do for the rest of the day?
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:51 pm

Ha true
but some of my bikes have had 100% bad pillion reviews from my nearest and dearest. e.g.
Triumph 1050 speed triple
Superduke 990
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:24 pm

Go ahead and buy the GRiSO. But also buy an old Honda PC800 for trips. The "PC" stands for "passenger comfort".
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:01 pm

Jude sat on the back of my GRiSO.......... Once..... Very Happy

Really, it's a torture rack for a pillion. I suppose if you're young and whippy it might be OK but really, pillion comfort isn't its strong suit.

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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:10 pm

My friends 20 year old daughter loves it..... My wife hates it.
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:10 pm


The solution is to buy two GRiSO's. His & Hers.


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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:48 pm

Ok i hear the good advice
but...
could it be fixed?
for example a
re-upholstered seat?
lowered pillion pegs?
a ventura pillion grip?
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:40 pm


Harry lowered the pillion pegs on his. See the thread here:


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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:48 pm

Thanks Beetle - that is so useful
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:20 am

I had my seat re upholstered with an extra 1.5 inches of foam in the pillion part. Works well.

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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:24 am

Thanks Wyno
Now i am just waiting for the right GRiSO to come up - 1100 or rollerised 1200
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:42 am

Lots of them around at the moment on Ebay & car&classic etc - for 8V rollerisation you'll have to deep-dive & pull cam covers (replacement tappet paperwork doesn't often say rollers vs new flats).
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:21 am

lcjohnny wrote:
Thanks Wyno
Now i am just waiting for the right GRiSO to come up - 1100 or rollerised 1200

If you are at looking at the top end of the market then my 2016 SE Rosso Trophy could be available.
She’s done 4000 miles (embarrassing lack of use), has a Guzzi bug screen, Zard exhaust, sintered brakes and Krauser luggage (not fitted). Registered September 2016 making it one of the last GRiSO’s registered in the UK.
Bike is as new, with full service history and original exhaust.
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:35 am

Eeyore
I have PM'd you thanks for the thought

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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:57 pm

Don't ever let her sit on a goldwing. You will never get her on another bike if you do.

If both of you are on the short side, touring on a GRiSO should be fine. You may want a new seat for a better fit for a passenger.
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion on a GRiSO??   Pillion on a GRiSO?? Icon_minitime1Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:10 am

Need to get the wife on the back of one for a test-ride and then see if dropped pegs or remodelled seat will do the business. But thanks for all of the input
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