does this make me a Bad Person?
darkclarity2k at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 16 16:31:39 PST 2007
LOL, give him the honesty he needs to hear! That's a good one Steve!
--- Steve Northrop <blackgpz at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
> I hope your wife is paying attention to how you're treating a dear and
> trusted friend at the first signs of high mileage. Trust and reliability
> mean nothing after giving you the best years of their life. I see how you
> are. She needs a little "paint and body work" and right away you're ready
> to trade her in. I've never met your wife but I think she deserves better.
> Shame on you Mr. Sims.
> Steve in Western NY
> '96 GPZ1100
> '02 Daytona 955i
> "You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Sims" <bob.sims at us.army.mil>
> To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 5:08 PM
> Subject: does this make me a Bad Person?
> > All,
> > As some may recall, my GPZ is now in my garage, stripped of all bodywork,
> > awaiting my winter maintenance plans. Mainly, I wanted to get the
> > well-worn
> > fairing repaired and repainted, the front forks rebuilt, a
> > new-and-improved
> > horn, and a few corroded metal parts refinished (powder coated or
> > anodized).
> > This is Phase II of my restoration. I completed Phase I at the end of
> > last
> > summer by rebuilding the brakes and replacing some of the critical
> > ignition
> > components.
> > However, as I look at the costs involved, both in money and time, I
> > realize
> > I could easily spend more than half the current value of the bike on this
> > modest refurbishment alone. The paint and fork renewal is especially
> > expensive. I'm starting to think that the money I'm planning for my
> > winter
> > maintenance projects could perhaps be better spent towards the cost of a
> > new
> > motorcycle. Am I a Bad Person for having these thoughts?
> > My GPZ is still quite reliable, but it is high mileage and showing its age
> > from being rode hard and put up wet far too many times. If Kawasaki made
> > a
> > '07 GPZ1100E, I'd probably go out and buy one. But as it is, it seems
> > that
> > every maintenance chore (and there are a lot with this many all-weather
> > miles) becomes an expensive, frustrating, and time-consuming ordeal. Of
> > course, the GPZ has never been a purely rational or economic choice for
> > me,
> > but man, it sure is getting harder and harder to justify.
> > Are there good reasons why I should continue to pour money and time (the
> > latter increasingly more valuable than the former) into a scarce, 10+ year
> > old, out-of-production, high mileage GPZ, as opposed to saving for
> > something
> > new and sexy in the near future?
> > Bob
> > www.twowheelsburning.com
> > "I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart
> > many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me."
> > --Jimmy Carter
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