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PostSubject: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Mon May 03, 2021 8:11 pm

Hey all! Riding 35 yrs., never MG. Considering GRiSO. I commute, highway, twisties and occasional firebreaks/dirt road communities. Currently ride Yamaha Super Tenere 1200. Anyone mounting 70/30 road/dirt tired on a GRiSO? Ground clearance is good. Not much fork travel but not looking for woops/jumps.
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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 2:01 am

All of the big blocks are good on the road, provided you are not afraid of the bike moving around. I've had my Sport on the dirt quite a few time, even enjoyable getting the back out in a power slide at 80 km/h (50 mph) - oh what fun. However it is not for everyone - wide handlebars really help!

I used to race short circuit (speedway with a r/h turn) for a number of years, still enjoy sliding - maybe I should wind it back a bit - NO!

I have done all of mine on Michelin Road 3/4/5 - kinda like motard. Go have fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 4:21 am

Thanks Oz! Just what I needed to hear. My Yammy S10 is a top heavy bike. I’m good plowing through the slop on a big heavy yacht. I know in Italy a guy made a dirt track bike he calls Charlotte out of a GRiSO. Ride well...
check out: Charlotte, la GRiSO custom di Café Racer Napoli - Lord of the Bikes 2017 (6 di 14) | Moto Guzzi

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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 7:44 am

Charlotte also appears here

I like the clean look above the heads.....
But not so sure about the exhausts running through the fuel delivery area lol

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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 11:20 am

Fugitive use, I say.

per·ver·sion
/pərˈvərZHən/

noun
1. the alteration of something from its original course, meaning, or state to a distortion or corruption of what was first intended.
"a scandalous perversion of GRiSO”

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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 11:53 am

lol!!!....I knew I found the right group. I’ll post pics once I sell my tenere’. Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 11:58 am

Welcome grisodn from Wilson NC!
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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 12:27 pm

Thank you Chris. I plan on wrenching most bike needs myself but if you know of a Guzzi certified mechanic near Greenville, SC please share. Closest I know is Charlotte, NC almost 2 hrs away. Would like to meet up for a ride as well...
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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 1:15 pm

Foot down on cornering? No, No, No! Good way to get a broken leg/foot IMHO. Trust the Force. Enjoy the slide.


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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 1:45 pm

grisodn wrote:
Thank you Chris. I plan on wrenching most bike needs myself but if you know of a Guzzi certified mechanic near Greenville, SC please share. Closest I know is Charlotte, NC almost 2 hrs away. Would like to meet up for a ride as well...

Charlotte is closest to me too at 3+ hours away. that's where I picked up my GRiSO  (got a 2016 new in 2019- been sitting on showroom floor for 3+ years) and is the only NC dealer I know of.
I do all my service work as well - this site and the people are a great resource. do some research and have at it.
FYI, bearings and a lack of grease is one of the primary concerns starting out.
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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 2:53 pm

ok, game on then! Smile Thanks for the advice
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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 3:10 pm

There was a passerthru some four years ago who knobbified his GRiSO.  He did post pictures...

I don't know what became of him.

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2012 MOTO GUZZI GRiSO 1200SE

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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 3:21 pm

The early Tennis had all-terrain tyres on them, so meant to be tuttu terrano in the first place! Some do not like the fact that the bike moves around under them, so it's not for everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 3:22 pm

I can't understand why you would chose a GRiSO for this purpose when a Stelvio is a much better starting point?

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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 3:56 pm

For those of us of the correct height...
Stelvio is not good = too high x too much weight (pity coz i really like the looks)

So that may be OP's reasoning
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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 4:25 pm

You can drop aStelvio and strip off a heap of bodywork easily enough. If you want sufficient travel to do dirt comfortably you're going to need to swap forks and shocks on a GRiSO and that will add height.

Just my beliefs.
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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue May 04, 2021 4:38 pm

Great thiughts and links guys. I really appreciate the conversation. I thought Stelvio but too much like my tenere 1200. Looking more road GT oriented and just love the GRiSO. I did see they came stock with Scorpions. The Shinko 705s are nice too. Looks like this has been done before and I assume with some successes. HopeyI can be in the market soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Wed May 05, 2021 1:26 pm

The Stelvio came stock with the Scorpions for a time, but the GRiSOs all came with the lousiest Metzelers ever made. I suppose the Scorpions could have been an improvement.

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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Wed May 05, 2021 1:46 pm

Hey Grisodn,
saw this the other day - not connected in any way, just saw it

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PostSubject: Re: Dirty GRiSO   Dirty GRiSO Icon_minitime1Wed May 05, 2021 2:33 pm

Thanks for the listing Chris. Beautiful model 👍
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