Subject: New Ghetto Dweller Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:55 pm
Greetings all from NC, USA I rescued this 07 GRiSO sitting outside and rotting away on the side of trailer home in Virginia on the cheap. I look forward to sorting things out and getting it road worthy soon. This is not my first Guzzi but it is my first Carc Guzzi and I have plenty of experience wrenching on them. Look forward to learning things from all of you! Cheers, Joe
It's a version of a CARC protector, most of them are simply a loop, this one seems to have some sort of grille in the loop. While I worry about them breaking the mounting points which are also the brake mounting points in the event of a spill I've never actually seen it happen. Like the number plate hanger discussed a couple of days ago though which mounts to the same place such a breakage is a possibility and CARC cases have never been available as a spare part.
My main concern though is the fact that it adds yet more unstrung weight to an already weighty component!
Damn sure it is a GTM reverse cone megaphone with the end cap removed. I have one on my Sport. While a bit noisy, it allows the engine to do its best, while retaining good economy. Though mine is a 1200, there is no reason why it cannot be an asset, along with a decent map.
If it doesn't have the DB killer installed (doesn't look like it), it probably should be put back in, if you have it (you could make one or modify one). The downside is you might well go deaf without it. You might be able to get an end cap from the Bay of Fleas - the original was a cast aluminum piece, with 3 holes. I would also get it repacked with some good quality fibreglass matting when putting on the end cap.
I think the original blurb was "make your 1100/1200 sound like a small block Chevy" - it certainly does on the overrun.
Thanks for the info! The P.O. says he is going to send me the end cap in the mail. Fingers crossed. Yes the baffle is removed and it is too loud for me. I’ll look for an aftermarket one that will fit. Next up: gettting rid of that funny red triangle
Do you also have the word 'Service' with the triangle icon at the bottom of the LCD screen when the ignition is on?
One thing I would do is examine the bike carefully for electrical add ons. If it has a GT pipe it may of had some of his other dross added, a Power Commander or some sort of sensor fooler. Take the cover off the starter motor and check the Lambda sensor connection. If it has an adjustable variable resistor type fooler, they are marketed under several names, it will be in-line between the sensor and the loom. If these are cranked up too high the ecu detects a fault condition, throws up the service warnings and chucks the bike into 'Limp' mode.
Well there's the answer. You've got an indicator globe out. That will trigger the red triangle. Fix the indicator and it will disappear.
Also the 'Limp' mode is not a full 'Low Power' mode, it just defaults the mapping to an open loop baseline. You can feel it when it happens and it is accompanied by the 'Service' warning in the lower part of the LCD screen but it won't slow the bike to a crawl.