Ridemalibu Motorcycle Rentals & Tours – Los Angeles CA
  1. Ciao Guest - You’ve landed at the ultimate Guzzi site. In SoCal? See the SERVICE tab above for the best in service, tires, tuning and installation of our products or custom work. NEW FORUM REGISTRATIONS REQUIRE EMAIL ACTIVATION - CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. ALWAYS TRY A SEARCH BEFORE STARTING A NEW TOPIC - Most questions you may have are already answered on the Forum with FACTS, NOT OPINIONS. PLEASE DON'T BE A DRIVE-BY POSTER: As a common courtesy, check back if you are posting elsewhere on the web. Note there's decades of Guzzi hands-on experienced help on this site, all whom give endless amounts of their time for free; BE COURTEOUS AND RESPECTFUL! There is zero tolerance on personal attacks and off-site links to other Forums or competing products. Also be sure to click on the STORE link also above for our 600+ product inventory, including many of our 100% Made-in-house-USA GTM products and engine kits. We appreciate the consideration, understanding and your business... past and future. And if you haven't seen our MotoCycle (not) art, click on the BUILDS tab above to see our work at our sister business; GT MotoCycles® -- WE ARE ONLINE ONLY - NO PHONE CALLS MADE OR RECEIVED.

Griso aftermarket exhaust stock bag clearance

Discussion in 'Griso-Bella Chat & Tech' started by bobbymoto71, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. bobbymoto71

    bobbymoto71 Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Modesto, CA
    I know It's been asked and I searched for it, but I have yet to find a straight answer. Do the aftermarket exhaust pipes have clearance issues with the Moto Guzzi semi rigid saddlebags on a Griso. Zard & QD, primarily. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Steak

    Steak Cruisin' Guzzisti

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2009
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle
    I can say from experience that the offerings from QUAT-D and ARROW are both compatible with factory panniers.
     
  3. bobbymoto71

    bobbymoto71 Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Modesto, CA
    Cool, thank you.Hopefully I will get a Zard response as well
     
  4. Steak

    Steak Cruisin' Guzzisti

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2009
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle
    Phang can confirm the ZARD one way or the other.
     
  5. bobbymoto71

    bobbymoto71 Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Modesto, CA
    Well I know the Zard that runs underneath will clear for sure.. :lol:
     
  6. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    11,667
    Likes Received:
    3,822
    Location:
    Malibu
    Based on simple observances, the Zard exits very similarly to the stock muffler, where-as the Agostini (below) has an upsweep to it, and clearly works with the factory bags.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. bobbymoto71

    bobbymoto71 Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Modesto, CA
    There it is there. Thanks
     
  8. Phang

    Phang Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Singapore
    Sorry guys, I am late to the party.

    I don't use bags on my Griso so no first hand experience to share but it does look very close to the nylon bag from this photo.

    RonS's bike from advrider with Mistral.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. wittangamo

    wittangamo Cruisin' Guzzisti

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    The bottom photo in Todd's post is of my Griso with a Mistral carbon cone. It clears the stock soft bags with an inch to spare when they are loaded. Here's a closeup:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    11,667
    Likes Received:
    3,822
    Location:
    Malibu
    Thanks for posting that here. Google images brings up your above image on a search, but I knew I had seen it before.
     
  11. wittangamo

    wittangamo Cruisin' Guzzisti

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Might as well show the whole thing, then. On a trip from VA to IN, stopped at Point Pleasant, WV, to pay homage to the infamous Mothman.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. bobbymoto71

    bobbymoto71 Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Modesto, CA
    Thanks for the pics and info!
     
  13. Ad B

    Ad B Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Sint Oedenrode
    Hi,

    Maybe something like this?
    You can make your own space, the space you need.
    Buy a exhaust, which you like to see and hear and make the bags fit your bike.
    I always have used throwover saddlebags, I can use them at nearly any bike.
    [​IMG]
    I enjoy my G12 with a Mistral High Rise Carbon exhaust.
    And I do go on holiday with this beautiful peace of machinery...
    The saddlebags, I have them for over 30 years now. They have bin all over Europe...
    This was during a ride through Italy, a hotel trip (no tent at the back of the saddle).
    Why doesn't it burn...?
    That's why...
    [​IMG]
    During that same holiday in front of "The Holy Gate"...
    What have I done?
    I took some Iron...
    Bend a bit, make some holes and weld some parts...
    The result works fine, I can remove the supports at the side.
    A little support along the rear stays, to ty things on the saddle.
    In this way:
    [​IMG]
    I hope I have given you some ideas, ideas to solve minor problems.
    This works for me, it's cheap and not massive big.

    Ad B
     

Share This Page