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Picked up 2006 Griso today

Discussion in 'Australia/New Zealand' started by Harry in OZ, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Harry in OZ

    Harry in OZ Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi Guys
    Just picked up a 2006 Griso black in colour 6800 kms/4200miles on the clock.
    First owner put on 3000km and second owner put on the rest, occasional weekend blast he said.
    Thing is immaculate.
    My normal ride is a 1996 California which I like and still think is a great cruiser which handles well.
    I was looking at something a bit more modern, then I seen the Griso and WOW.
    Wouldn't mind one of those, and one came up, even the wife said that has the looks.
    Took her to view and have her jump on the back to see if she thought the seat was ok and got the nod.
    Went to pick it up and the owner already had a Ducati Diavel in the garage so he's ready to go again just quicker.
    My thoughts
    Paid the money and away I went, this is through peak hour traffic, drive line was a bit jerky at low speed though really not to bad as I more than likely was in the wrong gear at the time.
    Seating was better than I thought after reading a shit load of posts/reports.
    The reach to the bars ok and of course way different to the California, this may sound strange but it reminded me of my KTM 250 exe I had once.
    Ergonomics I would say puts you in the attack mode for corners but good to cruise as well.
    I did get sore elbows half way home but as I said bar are way different to the California.
    This bike weighs 226Kg/550lbs and I did not notice any of the weight at all, felt very small(maybe weight is all low & I believe it has a 50/50 weight distribution, this may have something to do with it)
    Anyway I finally hit some roads that I could get up to 80km/50miles an hour and what a difference. The wind took some of the weight of me arms and I started to give it a bit of a run.
    What a a smile I had this thing is a blast, I pulls top at 100km/60miles an hour and all you do is wind it on and bang away you go, smooth ans a babies bum.
    Did have a worry regarding the Giannelli exhaust being a bit load but turned out that once out of his garage all ok.
    Any way I'm a happy camper.
    Will try to do another post on my thoughts after I get a few rides up.
    [​IMG]
    Harry
     
  2. kmac33

    kmac33 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Congrats! The Griso is a great bike that I'm sure you will end up loving.
     
  3. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Congrats(!) and welcome to the Famiglia. Enjoy finishing the break-in... It will better each day through @10k miles. Did the dealer update the ECU map for you?
    Post often, and enjoy the ride.
     
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    GuzziMoto GT Reference GT Contributor

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    Yes, welcome.
    The stock bars are a little funky, at least I think so as well. I replaced mine, as a few others have, with something that suits me a bit better. That is the beauty of handlebars vs, clip-ons.
    Are you anywhere near Pete Roper in Oz?
     
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    Oz1200Guzzi High Miler

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    Congrats Harry - enjoy the smiles...
     
  6. Harry in OZ

    Harry in OZ Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thanks Guys
    No idea if the update of the ECU map was done Todd.
    Yes live about 200 odd klm's away from Peter Roper which may come in handy.
    Had someone mention on Wild Guzzi that the pipe on the bike may cause the jerkiness low down.
    Replaced the Giannelli exhaust with the original and wow perfect, smooth as a babies bum.
    Giannelli was just a can so must have stuff up something.

    Harry
     
  7. swagzz

    swagzz Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Welcome to the Darkside as opposed to the yellow or red. :cool:
    Have over 70k on my 06 G and still puts the grin factor on every time I ride it. :woohoo:
    Oh yeah, you can set the little red light to flash on the dash as you hit redline :evil:
     
  8. Harry in OZ

    Harry in OZ Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi Guys
    Did the fuel filter hose which some have said I should look at.
    Being a 2006 you'd have thought that the hose would have been fixed or come off before now even with only 6800 kms & 7 years old.
    Well it slid off the filter & pump without using any tools.
    Lucky I listened really closely to every ones comments.

    Harry
     
  9. pete roper

    pete roper GT Godfather!

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    Harry? Is it eligible or has it had the CARC recall performed?

    Pete
     
  10. Harry in OZ

    Harry in OZ Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hey Peter
    Not sure re the recall.
    Vin is ZGULS000X6M111712.
    I checked the info on this site:

    The frames concerned are those prior to:
    ZGULS…6M111954 for Griso 1100 - ZGULP...6M113250 for Breva 1100


    So it looks like I need it to be done.
    Do I just ask the local dealer if it has been done or contact importers?

    Thanks Peter

    Harry
     
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    pete roper GT Godfather!

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    I'm flying to Sydney today and will be at the importer tomorrow for the Cali 1400 launch. I'll see what I can find out for you.

    Pete

    PS can you peel up the boot on the top of the bevelbox unit where the reaction arm pokes out and get the number off it? That would help. Also just check and see if you have a thin, stamped steel cover between the wheel and the seal on the CARC unit? If you have the recall has probably been performed, if not then it probably hasn't.
     
  12. Harry in OZ

    Harry in OZ Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi Peter
    Thanks for offer of help.
    But believe it or not I didn't check the site as I was re-greasing the swing arm & linkages.
    Wheel bearings had a hint of grease and the linkage next to none.
    All done.
    I didn't see the thin metal cover but I wasn't looking.
    I knocked over the CARK three times so I would have thought it would have fallen off?
    Number on CARK is as far as I could see is 02795.
    Should the Importer know.
    Its one well made motor cycle the old Griso.

    Regards Harry
     
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    pete roper GT Godfather!

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    Harry, factory finally got back to us. Your bike is eligible for the CARC replacement. I'm currently away until August 26 so you have the choice of waiting for me to get back and I'll deal with it, which I'd like as I' the bloke who went to the trouble of finding out for you, or you can take it to someone else and they can bust their guts all over again.

    Pete
     
  14. Harry in OZ

    Harry in OZ Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi peter
    I'll wait till you are home from holidays and arrange a ride to Bungendore.
    Many thanks
    Harry
     

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