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Found a low mileage flat tappet 8v for cheap in another state. Buy it?

Discussion in 'Griso-Bella Chat & Tech' started by Juan1, Apr 16, 2019 at 3:41 PM.

  1. Juan1

    Juan1 Just got it firing!

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    I found a flat tappet Griso with 3k miles in another state for a low price. Unfortunately it is a C kit model. This leads me to multiple questions:

    1. Should the bike be OK at mileage that low, or did some flat tappet Grisos die that young?
    2. What are the odds Piaggio covers the rollerizing kit on a 8-9 year old Griso?

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT Famiglia

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    Answer to 1 is the damage has already started. Just a matter of degree. I did a Stelvio with half that mileage and the wear was evident. For 2 If there are service records on the bike they may very well cover the parts, but labor will be on you. To be on the safe side, figure the cost of the rollerazition, parts and labor, when calculating what you are willing to pay for the bike.
     
  3. Juan1

    Juan1 Just got it firing!

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    Thanks for the feedback. Based on the VIN the bike is a 2011, not a 2010 as the bike said in the ad, though it was purchased in December of 2010. Once the 8v arrives I can inspect the inside of the valve cover to verify.
     
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