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« Reply #80 on: October 19, 2020, 08:29:26 pm »


Sorry to hear that Jay.  Hope you work things out soon 👍


It's been over three years... Thumbsdown
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« Reply #81 on: October 19, 2020, 08:56:52 pm »




It's been over three years... Thumbsdown


Family issues always suck.  Good news though..   maybe sis will get you that three wheeler real soon. She can spread the wealth a little.
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« Reply #82 on: October 19, 2020, 09:36:49 pm »




My sister lives in Lake Suzy - although we're not getting along right now (estate/inheritance thing). If things smooth out and I come for a visit, I would like to try it too.


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« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2020, 11:32:19 am »

Family issues always suck.


That's why it's important to eat healthy and get plenty of rest and exercise; setting attainable, reasonable goals that are about joy more than possessions.

That way you can outlive them all and piss on their graves.
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« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2020, 12:52:43 pm »




That's why it's important to eat healthy and get plenty of rest and exercise; setting attainable, reasonable goals that are about joy more than possessions.

That way you can outlive them all and piss on their graves.


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That’s one way to put it.  
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« Reply #85 on: October 20, 2020, 07:15:55 pm »




Not a problem at all.


I'm just wondering why you got rid of the Griso?
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« Reply #86 on: October 21, 2020, 12:03:21 am »




I'm just wondering why you got rid of the Griso?


There's actually a few reasons. The Griso was basically my ride like a hooligan bike. I bought it new in 2016 and after riding it for almost 4 years, I consider myself fortunate to still be alive. That bike was powerful & fast. It always encouraged me to ride it to my limits, which isn't a good thing. I called it the Demon because it would kind of possess you. It was just one of those bikes that was hard to go slow on. Because of the tight ergonomics, my bad knees and lower back, I was riding it less & less. The main reason though is that I didnt have room in the garage for 4 bikes and the Ryker, I just didnt ride them enough anymore to keep 4 bikes. I held off on purchasing the Ryker for a year, until I could come up with a storage solution. The only answer was to get rid of two so that there was room for it in the garage (its 5' wide in the front x 8' long).

The money from the sale of the two bikes paid for the Ryker. Actually, it went back into replenishing my savings which is where the money originally came from to buy the Ryker. I decided to keep the Kawasaki VX-300 even though it was the most under powered of the group, it was still the most versatile of the four and I ride it a lot. I purchased it new in 2017 and set it up as my fishing trip bike with hard side quick release Shad side cases, crash bars, center stand auxiliary lights and a few other accessories. Its a full size bike but very light & flickable, which makes it fun to ride the woods & trails on around here. I do have to admit though, I had a hard time seeing the Griso going down the road on someones elses trailer.
One last look at the Griso 1200 & the Super Glide Custom since I wont be posting any photo's of them anymore.

My trip to the Smoky Mountains last November.

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« Reply #87 on: October 21, 2020, 07:52:06 am »


The Griso was basically my ride like a hooligan bike. I bought it new in 2016 and after riding it for almost 4 years, I consider myself fortunate to still be alive. That bike was powerful & fast. It always encouraged me to ride it to my limits, which isn't a good thing. I called it the Demon because it would kind of possess you. It was just one of those bikes that was hard to go slow on. Because of the tight ergonomics, my bad knees and lower back, I was riding it less & less.

One last look at the Griso 1200



I understand fully what you are saying about the Griso. I fortunately don't have any knee issues and my back in opposite of many, as I can ride with rear sets and forward lean all day but can't do the leaned back, forward foot position or my back is killing me within an hour.

I can't see letting the Griso go until the "making mechanics out of motorcyclist since 1921" theme of Guzzi gets too aggravating (I'm on my 4th Guzzi so I went in eyes wide open) or I just get too old and decrepit to ride it.

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« Reply #88 on: October 21, 2020, 08:20:15 am »

I see lots of us have motorbike addictions  Lol
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« Reply #89 on: October 21, 2020, 09:37:40 am »

That MG is just such a beautiful motorcycle. I'd have kept it just to look at it!

Now, as for buying a "three wheeler"??? There is counseling available.
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« Reply #90 on: October 21, 2020, 12:08:31 pm »


That MG is just such a beautiful motorcycle. I'd have kept it just to look at it!

Now, as for buying a "three wheeler"??? There is counseling available.


If you ever make it over to central Oklahoma, I'll let you ride mine. You'll either love it or hate it, or both. Just like a crazy hot Italian mistress.   Inlove
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« Reply #91 on: October 21, 2020, 02:20:38 pm »




If you ever make it over to central Oklahoma, I'll let you ride mine. You'll either love it or hate it, or both. Just like a crazy hot Italian mistress.   Inlove


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« Reply #92 on: October 21, 2020, 05:45:43 pm »


That MG is just such a beautiful motorcycle. I'd have kept it just to look at it!

Now, as for buying a "three wheeler"??? There is counseling available.


Too me the Griso 1200 was mechanical art. I think that the most beautiful Griso that they ever made was the 2011 Tenni Green with the brown leather saddle (pic below). I saw one in 2012 and thats what put me on to the Griso. I called the few dealers in the SE at the time and no one had one. In 2016 I was reading an article and saw that it was the last year for the Griso, it was being discontinued, so I went on the hunt. Again I called the dealers and there were only two new ones in the state of Florida, three if you count a beat up demo that one dealer was trying to pass off as new. It was in Tampa and I went to look at it.

Out of the two new ones, one was in Miami, and the other was in Orlando. The dealer in Orlando said theirs was spotless, with no miles on the OD, and never been off the showroom floor, It was the end of the year and they said that they would mark it down $1500 off. We agreed to a price over the phone, I loaded up the trailer and made the trip. They let me test ride it, they just asked me to not put more than 5 miles on it. During the entire ride, I had this big ol shit eatin grin on my face and I knew the bike was mine. During a Hurricane the following year, I convinced my wife that the Griso wasnt safe in the garage, to let me move it out of the garage and into the house. It looked great as part of our living room decor, but she said no way in hell is it staying. We had 6' double steel front doors, so it was easy to bring inside.
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« Reply #93 on: October 21, 2020, 07:31:11 pm »

Now that is a keeper wife to let you store it inside!!
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