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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by motoretro, Apr 3, 2013.
Thanks for the feedback! I think at some point in my life I'll have to own a moto guzzi.
I too have an itch for one and that one is a beaut. What kind of range does the tank allow for in lets say an aggressive type of riding situation?
Aggressive... I'd not let it go more than 150 miles before filling up. I think I could make 200 miles or more on a tank if I were more gentle on the throttle but I never am so I'll never know.
I get about 150 before the fuel light comes on, then exactly 33 miles before you are walking.
When a bike looks as sweet as that green Griso, I'd just bring it to the pros & pay whatever it takes to dial in that suspension for me. I know I'd spend more time sitting in the garage staring at it than riding it anyway.
This is the kind of bike that could make me turn my back on the KTM.
And they sound like sex!
In on Tenni green Griso thread.
Mine came set up stiff as shit from the factory. I thought it was terribly rough when I got it as my Ninja 1K was so soft and forgiving.
But I have since gotten used to it and now it feels normal.
Here's a thread from Guzzi Tech about how to adjust the Griso suspension with these suggested settings:
compression: 1/4 T (stock: 1 T)
rebound: 2 1/4 T (stock: 1.5 T)
preload: 5th mark (stock: 4th)
sag: 37mm (stock: 35mm)
compression: 1/4 T (stock: 1.5 T)
rebound: 40 clicks (stock: 17)
Thanks, I appreciate the link and specs. It's been raining the last (3) days here although when the weather settles down, I plan on getting a test ride in.
So, op get one or not?
I went and test rode V7 and thought it was a bit too bland, but the Griso just clicked. Now I gotta have one.
There are lots more practical options.
But, well, I need this bike.
It will take me a while to get one used.
When I got my 2013 Griso SE Black Devil, the ride was a bit harsh. My mechanic (Pete Roper) adjusted it and now I find it a bit soft on the crappy roads in Australia, so I'm going to have to adjust it again. At a later stage I will be buying a Matris shock for it. I've had the bike 2 months and done 8000kms on it already. The Griso shock does soften up as the mileage increases so you may find that it doesn't need to be adjusted for you.
I really need to get around to messing with my suspension settings.
Surprisingly, the Griso is the best handling bike (for me) that I have ever had.
I am more confident hammering it thru corners than any of the bikes I have had or driven which includes my Ninja 1000, CBR600rr, and GSXR750.
I bet there is some heat coming off the cylinders on your legs.
None that I've ever noticed. Just got back a half an hour ago from an afternoon jaunt of about 200 miles around a nearby lake. The bike is good. My only complaint is still the fueling below 4k. As long as you keep it on the boil it's not a problem. Not what I'd call a stop and go city bike though.
It's hotter than hell here and I have never noticed any heat off the Griso.
I agree that fueling below 4k is shitty, glad I am not the only one to notice that.
I really would like to reflash my 03 mapped goose to the 068 (and get a slip on)
Nope, Felt my back was not strong enough without more rear suspension travel available. Just popped for new Anakees on the DR. Still looking for something interesting.
Got the Griso a 10000km service today. $400. Was supposed to get a recall on the shock con rod but my regular mechanic is in the States and he has the parts, so I rode from Canberra to Sydney and back ( nearly 600km). The bike runs really well now though. Getting new Michelin Pilot Road 3's on Friday. $550 AUD just for the tyres. It's an expensive week for me.
Thsi is one of the most beautiful bikes I've ever laid covetous eyes on.