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...the bike cannot be lowered at the triple trees at all.
Why is that? I've read about the frt end weave at 80+ mph, and was wondering if anybody tried raising the deck a few mms to try and reduce the trail. Is it a fender-oil cooler clearance issue, or something else?Thanks.
Why? Because the forks do not protrude up through the triple tree like other Guzzi's. If there's a way to lower it, I'm ignorant about it. But, I don't see a way.FWIW, I'd love to bring my bars back about 2" more, but that aint happening either.
Anything related to the MGX21 handling being "off"....it's all related to the 21" wheel/tire. The steering was not raked hence the flop and the additional effort to get the bike off the kickstand. If the factory had raked the neck. They wouldn't have had to put the anti-flop damper on the bike. Any one can correct.
I thought they steepened the rake/shortened the trail, to improve/sharpen the handling. The rake and trail specs I've seen published are that of a ST bike: MGX21: 27* rake, 4.2" trail. California 38* rake, 6" trail in comparison. Had they used the Cali specs, the frt would be even more difficult, yes?
I wouldn't mess with the suspension spec's. The seat mod is probably the best way to adjust the bike and most cost effective.
So a funny thing happened tonight... I was out in the garage goofing around with the Isotta rear seat bracket and happened to look at the top of the triple tree. And what did my wondering eyes view? upload image to urlLooks to me as though it is possible to lower the front of the bike. The fork caps clearly stick through the upper triple tree and there are are covers over the actual upper fork tube, but it looks like the clamps can be loosened and the tube could slide up in the triple trees. It might be more difficult because of the outer dress cover but I think it's possible.
Had 1 for 1 1/2 years. Based on the growing observations of owning one by others it confirms my experience with it & my 1st wife. Both are attention getting beauties but time in the relationships revealed the cost, both financially & personal compromising beyond that expected in a healthy relationship.Both were acquired in weakened states of lust.The MGX replacement, a left over '17 Griso, beetled & Ropered is much more satisfying.IMO
Hi twinswin, you're right 1) the Griso has less utility in it's narrower niche but it's lighter weight & more agile handling is more rewarding for my sport/sport touring background. It can also be kitted for extended travels as the MGX needs to be also. 2) We all personalize our bikes.Each bike purchase is a personal choice. As stated, my MGX purchase was in a weakened state of lust.To answer; I didn't care for the handling, slow or the higher speed weaving, it's weight, excessive electronics I would never utilize, poor radio sound (tho rarely used), marginal utility. I usually do extensive research before purchasing a bike. Didn't. It's on me. Just wasn't a match.FWI, Freedom Performance Exhaust used mine to fabricate a full or slip-on system that lessens weight & sounds really nice in many riders opinions that have heard it. They're out of LA.The MGX is a beautiful, daring, unique motorcycle. I wish I would have liked it more.I hope you & other MGX riders enjoy many safe miles together.
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