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NGD (New GRiSO day)
« on: May 08, 2023, 08:16:22 AM »
If I have a superpower, it's knowing who to buy bikes from.

Brought home a bike I put dibs in on 2017. The stars aligned. this is 'the kid's' old bike, Chuck's kid, that is. Properly maintained and upgraded, with lots of unobtanium OEM farkles. I'm pretty jazzed about it. A month or so back another pal o mine, not on this forum, let me run his GRiSO a couple hundred miles, and it turned 'someday' into now, and coincidentally, the owner of this bike reached out, as he had it in a crowded stable and looking very, very sad and dejected. That will now be the fate of my bikes.

'79 G5      (Gina)
'93 1000S (Monica)
'00 Jackal  (Claudia)
'09 GRiSO  (Perla)

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Re: NGD (New GRiSO day)
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2023, 03:17:57 PM »
Patience and perseverance pays off, Kip.  :thumb: :smiley: 
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Re: NGD (New GRiSO day)
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2023, 03:47:15 PM »
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Re: NGD (New GRiSO day)
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2023, 07:18:44 PM »
  Looks like a Ventura Rack/pack system on the back. Had one on my old 96 1100 Sport. Allowed me to do many long distance trips on an otherwise sport type bike.

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Re: NGD (New GRiSO day)
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2023, 07:18:44 PM »

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Re: NGD (New GRiSO day)
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2023, 09:30:35 PM »
  Looks like a Ventura Rack/pack system on the back. Had one on my old 96 1100 Sport. Allowed me to do many long distance trips on an otherwise sport type bike.

That's correct. What a windfall...this product had escaped me somehow, and now that I'm aware...BRILLIANT! Simple. Robust. Effective. Affordable. Really excited to utilize it to it's fullest.

Here it is in full touring regalia. To the unitiated, that 'sissy bar' component can be installed as seen or 180 degrees, over the pillion. Or, leave the rack as seen, flip the tail bag (51 liter) to the pillion side, and you’re left with a deck for sleeping bag/dry bag, what have you. When not in use, remove the tall rack portion, and 'cap it off' with the short loop as seen in the OP. unobtrusive and still gives you a robust rail to lash something to.

Brilliant, I tell you.

« Last Edit: May 09, 2023, 06:16:42 AM by kidsmoke »
'79 G5      (Gina)
'93 1000S (Monica)
'00 Jackal  (Claudia)
'09 GRiSO  (Perla)

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Re: NGD (New GRiSO day)
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2023, 05:40:50 AM »
I had a Ventura system on Rosie the Rosso. Works great, but crosswinds can be uh, interesting.  :smiley: I suppose a top box would be the same though. Never have had one of those.
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87 AeroLario
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22 Royal Enfield Classic 3 fiddy
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Re: NGD (New GRiSO day)
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2023, 10:58:23 AM »
Cross wind you say?

I used Ventura systems on 3 SVS650, 2 Yamaha (350, 400 4cyl.), '77 LM. All of them were rigged to carry up to 3.5L of spare fuel. It could feed in transit.

My favorite trips were visiting friends, AZ, UT, MO, CA,NC, FL & filling in w/Bunn Burner Golds + (1600 mi. rather than 1500).
The probability of yclept 'Grosjean numbers' jumps way up.
 
I loved those huge clover-leaves, on interstates in the SW. Once, in NM or AZ, the wheels were barely touching as I floated for perhaps 6 or so feet - maybe 2 - 3' drifting. After a day or so, of analysis, I could almost relax thinking about it.  R3~

 

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