Author Topic: Griso, Barbara & Dolly  (Read 650 times)

Offline Daleroso

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Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:17:32 PM »
Why change the Griso oem exhaust? I know, " less weight." Really noticeable to the average rider? (I know, none of us consider ourselves average). "Better sound?" Says who? It's never gonna sound as good as a 2 valve. I like a little rumble myself. Better performance? Really noticeable to the average rider? (See above)
Some people suggested Streisand get a nose job. She refused not wanting to risk changing her sound. Some people suggest Dolly get a breast reduction. " They're to offensive." She's refused. Barbara, Dolly & the Griso (Siamese exhaust & bread box oil cooler) have recognizable traits that set them apart. IMO a bikes full worth is stock full circle.
So, farkle it so that you can re-oem it at sell or trade time.
In the mean time, have, it your way & enjoy.🤙😃🏍

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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 12:27:18 PM »
I like'em.  I'd like to have one.  Wouldn't change much.  Central Kentucky Motorsports in Lexington has an '09 w/5,570 miles for $6,999.  Rollerized?  Dunno.
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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 04:27:57 PM »
IMHO its one of the most unique exhaust cans that I've ever seen on a bike, sounds pretty good too. I left mine in place, its part of the Griso uniqueness.

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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 06:57:31 PM »
It's perfect.  Any change is not for the better.
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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 07:11:08 PM »
Actually I think "Dolly" had a reduction.......... ... lol.

I agree, the 8V can is very unique. If you are happy man, keep rolling!  I swapped out the stock can on my 4V for an Agostini Hydroformed pipe, grabbed it off Craigslist for a steal. That and an updated Beetle Map (had one with the stock can too) really improved the race to the top (quicker engine reving) and maybe a bit stronger top to middle end. Accidentally bounced it off the rev limiter on first run. Same happened with the Norge when I removed the Colostomy bag. Both gains were probably from removing the cat.

I think most upgrade for the sound and looks, and appreciate the small gains from less weight and marginally better performance. I know I would love to put an Ipoythis (or how ever you spell it) Exhaust. The twin pipes really match the look of the Griso. But i'm too cheap....... Short of that, I like the HF pipe, but will say few others catch my eye.
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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 07:28:09 PM »
IMHO its one of the most unique exhaust cans that I've ever seen on a bike, sounds pretty good too. I left mine in place, its part of the Griso uniqueness.

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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 10:03:03 PM »
its fricken ugly and way to heavy ........... :grin:
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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 11:30:18 PM »
So is Barbara's nose & Dolly's breasts with very few objections. 😃

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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2019, 12:34:07 AM »
The stock pipe works well. If you like it? No reason to change.

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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2019, 03:17:28 AM »
... at the beginning I liked it ...later not so much but the sound of the 8- anti-aircraft gun is fantastic (very deep bass tone)

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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2019, 07:08:14 AM »
My 'old school' Griso sports a Termignoni that I think looks and sounds much better than the stock....





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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2019, 07:33:05 AM »
I also tried the Termi (because I really like the looks). I did not like the sound at all. Not so deep and more aggressive and more throaty.
The ones that comes closest to the original exhaust seems to be my 2-1 BOS from Däs-Mototec.
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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2019, 07:39:29 AM »
I really think the stock looks a little off to me...  But you know, it might be different if I had one, and lived with it for a while. That being said, I think I would be shopping the aftermarket and seeing whats out there if I owned one.. I do tend to be cheap....  so Im pretty sure I would stick to the OE system... 
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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2019, 08:08:58 AM »
I find the Griso exhaust too large and grossly overstyled. I don't care for the mufflers...but then, I didn't like BSA's Ray Gun silencers, either.

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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2019, 09:36:13 AM »
Some guys just can't stand to leave @#$t alone and ride. Oh well, it's their bike and $$ <shrug>
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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2019, 12:02:37 PM »
I think the stock Griso exhaust may be the ugliest stock exhaust ever installed on a motorcycle.  Replaced it on both Grisos I have owned.
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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2019, 12:34:09 PM »
Awesome responses! Some understand, some never will. It's just a matter of preference.

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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2019, 10:05:38 AM »
I think the stock Griso exhaust may be the ugliest stock exhaust ever installed on a motorcycle.  Replaced it on both Grisos I have owned.




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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2019, 11:57:12 AM »
 "Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination"-Marcel Proust

Asymmetrical Design may not be for everyone, but there are countless examples of the beauty in this.
The toaster oil cooler and exhaust system, the frame tubes, hell, the whole damn wonky design of this motorcycle
will stand the test of time.

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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2019, 12:26:17 PM »
And some people will continue to say WTF?  It does meet some 'transformer' design requirements.
BTW: Is it true the oil cooler rides as a balance weight to that freak show out back? Just wondering.
Nifty motorcycle w/out the colostomic catastrophe. Would have enjoyed the discussion as to why/why not.  R3~

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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2019, 05:10:08 PM »
A stock GRiSO does seem to have a polarizing effect on the discriminating "Guzzi Faithful".
Ironically no division of opinions have been encountered in my travels on the bike and most begin with
"Holy sh!t, that thing is sweet!".
Predictably the next comment is "Who makes it?"  :coffee:
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Re: Griso, Barbara & Dolly
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2019, 01:55:14 PM »
I don't know about any of that other stuff, but I do agree with Dolly.

 

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