Oh, yea. On topic. Let's see-on the pellet grill I smoked hot peppers, roasted asparagus, smoked chicken thighs, grilled fresh corn, and cooked steak. All today.
Had it running all day. Just changed heat and smoke settings as needed. Didn't need to heat up the house-it was 100 today.
One can hardly GIVE Genny away in Rochester where it's made............... ..................
I can tell you that the V100 feels more like my Jackal than my V85. Now, NOT to say if feels like the Jackal, but it feels more like it than the V85, which feels MUCH smoother. The v100 reminds me more of a Griso vibe. It feels like a "Guzzi", and I know what you mean!
« Last post by gobeezer on Today at 12:29:23 AM »
Thanks for the informative review, and great picture with the case panels painted! I don't know much about paint but would like to do the same -- how did you ensure a good match? Did you have to get paint codes from the manufacturer?
« Last post by Canuck750 on June 03, 2023, 11:23:03 PM »
So the USA is older than Italy? And Canada is even older than that?
Canada is older than Italy and the USA is older than Canada. Seems odd doesn’t it.
« Last post by Roebling3 on June 03, 2023, 10:48:01 PM »
I've literally aged out of motorcycling, but I'll not part w/2 Italian 2 strokes; both weighing less than 300#. I'll be back, I hope.
I've been riding MC's 74 years. Most of them were quick and big fun. The most important system on MCs are the brakes - especially the front.
I took delivery of a '17 V7 3 'racer'. The brake system could not be bled, with proven, dependable results - after 1 stop!! No leaks! Total failure
This went on for a month or so. Jim Hamlin, using the factory program, had the same results - again & again. I knew Jim and one of his techs had put together a solution. I said go ahead w/it. For the stock front Brembo an yclept '4pot' radial - Brembo caliper & radial master cylinder, w/remote res. were mounted. My life on the planet changed completely. I'll never own another bike w/cheap, inadequate brakes.
The sensitivity of this system is extraordinary. The fear is gone. It's a confidence builder. You will love it!
It looks to be the same brake system change added to the single type - V7 racer series in Europe.
I'd gladly give up the abs, just to lose the weight & complexity. R3~
« Last post by kballowe on June 03, 2023, 08:44:25 PM »
just put some knobbies on an older Ford Escape. AWD, of course.
« Last post by Bulldog9 on June 03, 2023, 08:16:57 PM »
I’ll admit that it’s an area I’m not all that conversant with. I have NEVER altered the settings on my Nitron shock that I fitted @ 90,000 km and now it has 210,000. I just seem to have all the fun on the bike that I’m ever likely to, without feeling the need to buggerise around with micro adjustments.
Same with the Ohlins on the V85, it seems to do all I want straight out of the box.
I’ve seen a LOT of guys trying to sell snake oil to wide eyed owners by “tuning” their suspensions.
I’ll readily admit that there was a time where if Valentino Rossi’s suspension technician was left alone with my MV Agusta and did NOTHING, I would have ridden off and convinced myself that it was better. Maybe this guy is all he appears to be, so that is absolutely fine with no hint of derision.
If VR himself took your bike out at Mugello and clocked a time, then after some “adjustments” went out and did 2 seconds better, you’d think it was great and no doubt cuddled up to the plastic wrapped photo of him on YOUR bike with the shredded tyres, that night…
I just think there is a large opportunity to tell guys what they want to hear and relieve them of cash for the privilege. If our guy tunes your suspension and watches you do some laps, he only has to tell you that you were 3 seconds faster and you’ll believe it, if you are prone to that kind of thing.
But like anything, if you feel better then it’s been worth the money.
I've been largely the same, but the Griso is different. Is WAY too easy to have a goofy setup and a bad handiling bike than any other I've owned. I was fortunate to buy mine used from a known Guzzi specialist, so it was set u optimailly, but I have helped dozens of Griso owners take their bike from clumsy to nimble just buy setting the suspension for THEM. Perhaps I am sheltered, but the Griso has the most adjustible suspension of any bike I've owned, and it took a while to get it dialed in including tire pressure. yMmV
« Last post by lucian on June 03, 2023, 08:11:58 PM »
What I found astonishing is that he never confirmed the tire pressures. As a Griso owner since 2015 I can say with confidence that the front tire pressure is the most influential factor in the bikes front end behavior. After that ,fork height above tree, sag or preload ,and the compression and rebound damping , in that order , are all well worth the trouble to fine tune. But on a Griso all will be in vane if the front tire is down on pressure even a pound or two. Maybe he did and it just wasn't shown? The complaint of heavy steering immediately made me want to check his front tire psi.
« Last post by Bulldog9 on June 03, 2023, 08:10:35 PM »
Love how this thread has flawlessly drifted from grillin' to drinkin'. Seems logical
Burning Meat and drinking beer is THE American Way (other countries are also welcome to this manly tradition. Cant have one without the other.