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Discussion in 'Griso-Bella Chat & Tech' started by Brian UK, May 11, 2013.

  1. Brian UK

    Brian UK GT Reference

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    Just had this posted on our UK forum.

    Hi everyone,

    I became a Guzzi owner today with the purchase of a 1200 8v Griso SE. Lovely machine.

    I had one question though that I can't find any details about at all.
    After I got back from my 2 hour ride home from the dealer, I noticed that there was coolant literally dripping from someone up under the front of the fuel tank down onto the block and the pipes. I'm pretty concerned since I don't want it to empty itself and overheat (not that I can tell because it doesn't have a temperature gauge).

    I know that the block is oil cooled but how do I check the level of the coolant on this bike? There is no information about this whatsoever.


    It turns out that this liquid is blue, therefore coolant.
    We suggested a kid had dropped his blackcurrant ice lolly down the bike and it was melting. ;)
     
  2. kampe

    kampe Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    As far as i know there are no blue liquids in the griso. Maybe somebody pranked him. :lol: :lol:
     
  3. Phang

    Phang Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    a few blue motorcycle liquid that I could think of... :mrgreen:

    ATE super blue brake fluid

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    our local Shell V-power gasoline

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    Redline light weight shock proof gear oil

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  4. Pascal

    Pascal Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Commander Shran picked him up on his long range sensor and when he saw the beauty of the Griso he must have spell some of his Andorian ale...
    I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    canuck1969 GT Reference GT Contributor

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    Always surprised at people that buy a bike (and not a cheap one) and are not even sure how it works. Not knowing how to maintain is one thing, not knowing how it actually works is another....

    Let us know what he finds out.......my last bike had blue fork oil...possibility....
     
  6. kampe

    kampe Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    :lol: :lol: I'll go with the Andorian ale :lol: :lol:
     
  7. Niko

    Niko Just got it firing!

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    Well, visiting what could be my dealer of choice, a few weeks ago, I was chatting with the guy on the floor about the Griso. He was trying to convince me that the bike has a wet clutch, even though I was discussing the separate gear box and showing him the oil drainage probe. I was wondering what this guy was doing in a Guzzi shop and how he got the job there, very disappointing to say the list, almost scary. I hope their service guys know better.
     
  8. Pascal

    Pascal Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    You said it well: "Could be my dealer of choice..."
    I suggest you to never set foot in that place again.
    Anyone hiring a moron is, well, another moron.
    My bathroom door nob is smarter than this idiot!
    This is the problem with Guzzi IMO, not the scarcity of dealers but the ones that can't tell the difference between a motorcycle and a dishwasher...
     
  9. lucky phil

    lucky phil Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Did the dealer sell BMW's as well? maybe he got it confused with the new BM twin which is wet clutch.
    BTW Brian uk has made 1204 posts,just bought his first guzzi and hasnt yet figured out a Griso is not water cooled....just saying.
    Its more likely the fluid is some bike wash they have mixed with water trapped after the PD clean and wash.
    Ciao
     
  10. Will

    Will Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    If you read Brian's post again you will see he is quoting from a post by someone else on another forum. As far as I know he has had Guzzis for a long time, has been involved with running the UK Guzzi club and moderating it's forum and knows rather more about Guzzis than most people......just saying!
     
  11. lucky phil

    lucky phil Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Oh ok thanks just re read the original post and it all makes sense now. sorry Brian uk.
    Ciao
     
  12. Goodvibes

    Goodvibes Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    During summertime here in south Florida my Griso is also water cooled most times.
     
  13. Brian UK

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    No worries folks, just quoted it here as a source of entertainment.
    Actually last summer, most Guzzis ridden in the UK were water cooled.
     
  14. Will

    Will Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Yeah....I kept looking for the "up periscope" button on the switchgear :lol:
     

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