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First Bike "My New Devil"

Discussion in 'Griso-Bella Chat & Tech' started by Asylum, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Asylum

    Asylum Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Well since this is my first post, I'd like to say hi to everyone.

    Just received my 2014 Black Devil yesterday afternoon, been raining since so I didn't get to opportunity to ride this bad boy yet. I may just give in to temptation and ride it anyways.

    I was wondering what are the common techniques that go in to washing your grisos. This is the first bike I have owned so I really don't know if there are certain products or methods to follow. Looking at the construction of the bike it just seems wrong to whip out the hose and spray everywhere.

    Glad to be part of the community buds.
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Congrats, and welcome to the Forum and Famiglia here. Hope you'll add your info to the Registry here; https://www.guzzitech.com/forums/threads/griso-registry-picture-thread-add-your-bike.1098/ - post there or send to me direct.

    Guzzi's aren't very water-proof, so unless you really need the hose to wash off heavy debris, many of the spray detailers do an amazing job. If you must spray, don't spray the speedo assembly, and I recommend dabbing some silicone on the rear speedo sensor. Do a search, and you'll find plenty of info here.
     
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    Asylum Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thx for the welcoming.

    As in "spray detailers" are you referring to a certain pressure washer or someone who detailes?

    I will definitely look into your advice about the rear speedo.
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Asylum Tuned and Synch'ed

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    thanks, they'll be on order shortly
     
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    Asylum Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I don't know if it's because this is my first bike but OMFG, this thing is a beast!

    But fun as hell:eek:
     
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    klaas123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    That is NOT because it's your first bike :D
     
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    Asylum Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The Evil Griso definitely earned my respect.
     
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    DangWangi Just got it firing!

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    Good feedback as I too just picked up my BDevil last week and was curious about washing and rumors about a general dislike for water. When you say "dabbing some silicone" forgive my ignorance but what exactly do you mean by "silicone"? something like a Vaseline or is there something else I should be using? Also, I heard to also do the same with the instrument cluster...I'm guessing that means taking apart the shell and running a bead of the stuff along the plastic trim?
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    most likely a clear silicone RTV.
     
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    Go to an auto parts store and ask for clear silicone gasket maker. They also have silicone at hardware stores but the auto parts guys will have a better understanding of why you want it.
     
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    DangWangi Just got it firing!

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    Sweet! Thanks for the link and the tips. Any particular application technique?
     
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    Put it on & walk away! Let it at least "skin over" if you can't wait it for it to cure all the way.

    When this stuff first hit the auto industry people were squeezing it on and bolting the parts together. The un-cured sealer got squeezed inside the engine & fell off. Sometimes it got carried along with the oil until it stopped up a passage & caused problems.

    I once bought a Datsun pickup with an engine knock because the owner was told the engine had spun a bearing. I bought it for the body assuming the engine was junk. When I started to pull the engine I noticed the "goo" squeezing out of the timing cover so I pulled it off. The engine knock was caused by the sealer that had plugged an oil passage on a hydraulic timing chain tensioner. The partial blockage caused the pressure to pulsate which made the tensioner slam against the chain then retract against the engine sounding just like a rod knock. Best $50.00 I ever spent.
     
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