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Mattsway
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PostSubject: My dream bike dream is on the line here!   My dream bike dream is on the line here! Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:20 pm

Evening peeps! I am a long-term admirer of your Grisos and would love to join the flock one day when I can intercept sufficient cash, so...
I've read it's a long reach to the bars and wonder if my 5'7" frame (30" inside leg) is going to get me there whilst maintaining a reasonably upright position?
Am I in or out 🤪?
Thanks, Matt.
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PostSubject: Re: My dream bike dream is on the line here!   My dream bike dream is on the line here! Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:28 pm

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Welcome, Matt! My dimensions are about the same as yours and I find the GRiSO fits me quite nicely. A lot of the taller folks complain about feeling cramped and resort to lowered foot pegs to create more legroom, but I haven't had a need to go that route.

Pete (Street)

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Mattsway
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PostSubject: Re: My dream bike dream is on the line here!   My dream bike dream is on the line here! Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:37 pm

Welcome Matt? 😂😂😂
Thank you so much for such a fast response, especially as my dreamr remains alive ! There are a few 1100's for sale that are nearly within financial reach. With reviews always referring to the long wheelbase, I thought the bars would be a problem. The weight should be fine as I used to own and enjoy a Z1000J2 when I was a lad, back in the 80's.
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PostSubject: Re: My dream bike dream is on the line here!   My dream bike dream is on the line here! Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:44 pm

Welcome Matt
Jon from Bristol I am 5'9" and 29 inside leg the GRiSO fits fine the reach to the bars is not unatural just different to some Smile
Used to be a Londoner long ago Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My dream bike dream is on the line here!   My dream bike dream is on the line here! Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:29 pm

Matt, Like all bikes, rider position is the key to enjoyment. There are more than enough options to get it just right for you. I have a Sport and the bars were a long way off - I'm a shortarse, just for the record. 20 mm spacers under the handlebars is just right for all day riding, for me.

First get one, then plan your relationship, for long-term enjoyment.

Remember she'll be your Italian mistress, so gee-gaws need to be appropriate and tasteful!

Oh, and welcome...

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PostSubject: Re: My dream bike dream is on the line here!   My dream bike dream is on the line here! Icon_minitime1Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:53 am

Great news, thanks all! I'll get on with mining the site for relevant info - buying and maintaining. Feasting on the pics should keep me happy through Christmas and New Year 😍

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PostSubject: Re: My dream bike dream is on the line here!   My dream bike dream is on the line here! Icon_minitime1Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:36 am

Hi Matt,

I drive a GRiSO 1200 since june this year. I'm about your size and knee angle is not a problem form me, but when switching from my 1200GS I always find myself searching for the pegs at quite the wrong spot.

Riding position is critical, you will notice a difference of 1-2 centimeters of handlebar height/position. Original setup is clearly to much forward oriented for my comfort. Then again: Its not unusual tha one individual have 2 cm longer arms than another, so no rule is applicable here. The speed is another factor to consider. Riding with no windshield and standard bar eqilibrium occurs at around 100 km/h in my case. With a flyscreen maybe att 120.

With 20 mm spacers at the upper yoke, and a small windshield I find highway speeds (110) a okey.

Now I search for either a higher handlebar or some kind of upwards-backwards arrangement of around 40-60 mm - I am happy for links to relevant places in this forum from you that have travelled this long and winding road.
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