Guzzi Griso

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by motoretro, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Blue&Yellow

    Blue&Yellow but orange inside...

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    Thanks for the feedback! I think at some point in my life I'll have to own a moto guzzi. :norton
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  2. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    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?
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  3. RonS

    RonS Out there...

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    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.
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  4. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    I get about 150 before the fuel light comes on, then exactly 33 miles before you are walking.
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  5. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    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.
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  6. omnivore

    omnivore SuperSportTourer

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    This is the kind of bike that could make me turn my back on the KTM.
    And they sound like sex!
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  7. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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  8. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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    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.
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  9. Milar

    Milar Life is an adventure.

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    Here's a thread from Guzzi Tech about how to adjust the Griso suspension with these suggested settings:

    Front
    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)

    Rear
    compression: 1/4 T (stock: 1.5 T)
    rebound: 40 clicks (stock: 17)
    sag: 25mm

    http://forum.guzzitech.com/forum/163/3754.html

    M
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  10. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    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.
    Motoretro





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  11. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    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. :clap
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  12. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Me too.

    There are lots more practical options.

    But, well, I need this bike.

    It will take me a while to get one used.
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  13. wyno

    wyno guzzi 750

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    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.
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  14. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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    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.
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  15. telejojo

    telejojo Been here awhile

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    I bet there is some heat coming off the cylinders on your legs.
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  16. RonS

    RonS Out there...

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    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.
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  17. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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    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)
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  18. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    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.
    Thanks,
    Motoretro

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  19. wyno

    wyno guzzi 750

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    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.
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  20. TripleTee

    TripleTee Over the river

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    Thsi is one of the most beautiful bikes I've ever laid covetous eyes on.

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