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  1. Hello all, brand spanking new Guzzi rider here. I know very little about these bikes, and this is most modern machine I've ever owned. I posted this on the Guzzi Tech forum as well... I purchased a used 2001 v11 sport, loving it very much, already pondering some upgrades. I was wondering if it would be relatively easy, or even possible, to swap the front end off my bike and replace it with that of a 2008 (or later) Griso 8v. Mainly for the benefit of having radial mounted calipers. Has anyone ever done this? I'm not familiar with all the specs, but is there any reason to think that it wouldn't work? Or that it wouldn't be a good idea? The accompanying question is, where would I get a good used front end? There are lots of options on ebay for other bikes. (I'm currently watching some auctions for GSXR front ends for another project.) But used Guzzi parts are virtually non existent there, understandably so given how much smaller the "user base" is. This also begs the question: does anyone have any experience installing the front end of a modern Japanese bike onto the v11sport? Which models offer the easiest swap? Any suggestions or insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Dear V11 LeMan members I have a few things I am selling: All items were purchased for a 2007 Moto Guzzi Griso. Please make sure that these items will fit your vehicle before you purchase- (1) new (never used) tank bag and mount for a Moto Guzzi Griso- $350 plus $20 shipping to USCONN. (1) used (maybe even called vintage) Moto Guzzi Cover- $75 plus $10 shipping to USCONN. (1) new complete Brembo brake set- $150 plus $7 shipping to USCONN. Paypal payment only please. If you are interested please contact email me at alaux2(at)washcoll.edu *I will be posting some of these items on other sites. No refunds, all items sold as is. Thank you! Photos on dropbox.com: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m1dsbw21jl7i4lf/AACqqhdwltS87o0Pyklme7e3a?dl=0
  3. Hi all, I had more time and the (relative)* pleasure of riding more my 8.000 kms 2008 Griso 1200 4v around and I find the gearbox very noisy when engaging gears in, whenever the bike is moving or not. Even when i go up or down a gear and I carefully and slowly engage the gear, it's more often than not annoyingly noisy and make a strong metallic sound. When the gear is on, the gearbox isn't noisy, it's really the moment when the gear is passing in that the noise occur. Furthermore, the bike reacts strongly when first gear is engaged: the bike tends to jump forward when the gear is put in, more than with every bike i had previously. The clutch is fine, it's not like it slips, it's just like a strong reaction or else... Common characteristics of the Griso 4V ? Is there anything my mechanic could do to atenuate the noise and the nervous reaction ? * : i'm not crazy about the Griso 1200: it's a very potent bike but I miss something more organic.
  4. Well, I've tried hard but never got round to really like my 2008 Griso 1200. Yes, it's fast, yes it looks great if you don't look at the exhaust side of the bike, yes it has some cool details but no, I just didn't like that 8 valves motor delivery. I just never fell in love with the Griso. Why is that ? It's totally subjective of course cos that engine is very potent, the brakes are amazing, the frame isn't bad but something got lost when they incept the soul in it: the delivery, the torque wave, the way it kicks in, it just didn't do it for me and the bike had to go and let room for another one. And, well, i got my hand on the smallest of them all, the intro bike to the Guzzi range: a simple, nearly bare V7 stone. Half the horsepower of a Griso, 60 kgs less, the size of a big bicycle, this seems hardly the kind of things that could excite a 6 times owner of a Guzzi but we're wrong: this V7 has charms. And it should be great for my use which is now mainly town and the occasional sunday ride. Gone are the track days with the Ghezzi, gone are the long stretches of B roads with the Calif T3, gone are the days of the leaky days of my V50 Nato, gone are the mad rushes of the Griso acceleration. Please welcome a bike that just that: WYSIWYG: a simple 750cc engine in a black bike, 170 kgs of ready-to-go Moto Guzzi. Initially, on picture, I wanted a V7 special with the S3 colors and the nice wheels but when the bike arrived at the dealership, the real thing turned out to be far too shiny and bling-bling. The Stone is simple and some of its parts (the suspensions, the horn, the seat) are really less than average but the overall package oozes of a cool feel. Yes, it's very "hipster" and there are already companies in France (http://www.baak-moto.fr/) proposing boober versions with 16 wheels conversion, but I can feel big grins ahead. I'll keep you posted
  5. Hi all, Getting round to finally discover more about my 2008 Griso 1200 and, yeah, what a great engine. Finally did find out why the bike was hard to get into corners (verify your tyre pressure more often, you dummy), been told why it's drinking so much (the lambda is dead and therefore the engine thinks it's on cold all the time), and going thru minor glitches that need fixes (mirrors are wider than the bike: very stupid when one has to get the bike around in traffic jams, starter fuse blowing every now and then, especially when the weather is quite crispy). This lambda answer from a Guzzi shop is exactly why I come here with a precise question to all you Belgians or Dutch people: where can i go to have my bike being well scrutinized and serviced with a mechanic that will answer my dumb questions and will not raise its eyes to the skies when asked to look for specifics (like "is it on map #68?" or "why did i blow 5 starter fuses in a thousand kms?". I adore my Guzzi (this is only my 5th Guzzi after all...) but i'm tired to not find a decent shop which is well equipped and with a shop owner and mechanics who see me as a genuine person (who may have some naive questions sometimes) and not a ATM machine on two legs. Anyhwere in Belgium ? Or TLM in Holland ? Shops with courtesy bikes are a + but the ideal is a shop i can finally TRUST.
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