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dropped my griso

Discussion in 'Griso-Bella Chat & Tech' started by defun, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. defun

    defun Just got it firing!

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    rainy day hit my front break next thing I know I was on the pavement. Didn't had much damage as I was coming to a stop with low speed. It has few marks on the engine valve cap and broken gear lever and no leaks or anything like that. What else should I check I am worried about the engine as I didn't had any engine guards installed. Also is there any place online I could order a gear lever. Thanks.
     
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    Oz1200Guzzi High Miler

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    Bummer, defun
     
  3. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Bummer. Shhh.It Happens. Glad you are OK. This is a G8V I take it? Either way, you likely bent the valve cover bolts, and the valve cover will leak. I'd pull the cover off and inspect the o-rings and bolts. If the hit was hard enough, you may have damaged the rocker assemblies. Have it checked by a good shop if you don't feel good about doing it yourself. I highly recommend crash-bars on the 8V; https://www.guzzitech.com/store/product/hepco-becker-griso-crashbars/ -- if it's an 1100, same applies as above, with the bolts and paper gasket. Since the valve cover bolts to the head, there's likely not much other damage if the hit was light. Post some pics of the damaged area if you can.
     
  4. defun

    defun Just got it firing!

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    Thanks for the kind words. I have 1200 and I don't think those engine guards will work me. Here are some pics on the damage. I am planning on taking it to my mechanic and get the gear lever fixed and also check the engine for any damage. IMG_1193.jpg IMG_1194.jpg IMG_1198.jpg IMG_1200.jpg
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Very good, and yes the guards will work for you. I've put them on my RentAGuzzi.com G8V.
    Damage looks minor, but looks can be deceiving. See above on my recommendations.
     
  6. Will

    Will Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Glad you're OK & bike isn't too bad. When I dropped mine the pointed end of the seat/tail bodywork snapped off right at the front where it meets the tank . I couldn't believe such a seemingly inaccessible bit got damaged in such a minor low speed drop. Replacement bodywork was expensive and the suppliers said it wasn't the first time they'd seen that 'point' snapped off.
     
  7. damoru

    damoru Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Not alone. Look mine:

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    Ad B Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Aaaaah, stop this horror movie!!!
    Damn, what a horrifying picture.
     
  9. damoru

    damoru Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Can't stop! Can't stop! Just for horrifying purposes :D

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    kampe Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    bloody horrible
     
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    grimace Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I had a little crash on mine a couple weeks back. Similar leak. Did your valve cover bolts end up being bent?
     
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    Calijackalbob Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Sorry to hear you dropped your bike. If you look at the pic of the valve cover, the rubber grommet under the valve cover bolt is off centre, looks like the rocker cover moved a bit. Bolts are probably bent. Get some crash guards. Well worth the money, even though they may cost more than the parts they are protecting, they save you the inconvenience of having an inoperable bike if you drop it and damage engine parts.
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    A customer on my RentAGuzzi Griso had an unfortunate <40 mph slide on it's side a few weekends ago. The HB crash-bar bent inwards and caused significant damage to the valve cover and bolts. Because of this, I'm building my own to offer up here. I should have info this week to post (here), and on the online Store.
     

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