How's this for a Hard Riding Adventure?
|Janus Motorcycles - Gryffin 250 "Scrambler"|
Adapt a 229cc, 14 horsepower motorcycle with a top speed of 70 MPH (going down hill with a tailwind) for riding long-distance, ala Iron Butt kind of distances!
On Tuesday, October 22nd I visited Janus Motorcycles in Goshen Indiana to finalized the acquisition details of the Gryffin 250. At my request, Janus is customizing a new Gryffin 250 Scrambler for me to use on the open road. By "open road," I mean using to Gryffin as an 'Adventure Touring' bike to ride 16-18 hour days, averaging 900 to 1,100 miles each, over multiple days.
Janus is modifying their standard Gryffin model for me with the items listed below. The engine/transmission will remain stock with no performance enhancements. I will try several different rear sprockets to obtain the best mix of cruising speed and fuel range.
- Custom single seat
- Digital speedometer
- Custom cargo rack
- LED headlight
- Auxiliary LED lighting
- Custom pannier
- Street tires, 3.50x18 front & rear
- Custom paint - US Army theme
Expected delivery at Janus is by the end of the year. Once I get the Janus back to Texas, I will continue to "farkle" the Gryffin to use as an adventure touring motorcycle.
- Farkle Bar - to mount GPS, smartphone, other items
- Tank Bag - Rider comfort items
- Maintenance Box - Tools and tire repair
- Spare Parts Bag
- Hydration System - CamelBak, drink bottle
- FLIR Camera/Display
- Fuzeblock FZ1 - Accessory electrical supply
- Auxiliary HI-LED caution and brake light flashers
- Auxiliary fuel tank - 4 gallon
My goal is to get the Gryffin as close to road worthy adventure touring motorcycle as possible given its size and performance characteristics. I have big plans for this 'little' motorcycle. Those plans and how I will carry them out are subjects for future blogs. So, follow along in my...
|Hard Riding Adventure touring on a Janus Gryffin 250!|
|Janus Gryffin 250 "Scrambler"|