does this make me a Bad Person?

Chuck Driscoll cdriscol2001 at
Thu Jan 18 10:51:56 PST 2007

Another voice weighs in. Mr. Sims, you are not a bad person, although I am sure you have met a few in your recent travels.
Swapping the GPz for another bike does not make you a bad person, hell, it doesn't even make you a bad motorcyclist! Depending upon what you swap it out for!
Get a ZX14 or a ZZR1200, or other equivalent sporty-tourer, and all is well. 
Get a BMW GS and see the world, great! 
Get a Harley and see Sturgis, weelll, okay, be a black sheep. Just remember to dress like a pirate and say dumb things to your former riding buddies, like "Get a real bike". Somehow, I don't think that is your style...
Next point, Sorry Steve, but comparing GPz ownership to marriage is a fallacious analogy. Being married almost makes changing bikes mandatory. If you are stuck with the same woman all the time, every day and night, for the rest of your life, man-oh-man, you need to change up SOMETHING ELSE! Might as well be a bike. 
Besides it is an area where you can make a change up. You see not only is the bike 11-12 years out of date, so are you man! You have a real chance of picking up on a hot new model bike. Probably not so much chance with a hot new model woman, though. Unless you have lots of money to spend, but if you have a wife, or an ex-wife, you don't have the money, they do!
In closing, Mr. Sims, motorcycles are about freedom, not guilt or obligation. Enjoy! Ya earned it, and then some.
Black Gypsy

----- Original Message ----
From: Dave Daniels <dwaynedaniels at>
To: Steve Northrop <blackgpz at>; gpzlist at
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:21:31 AM
Subject: Re: does this make me a Bad Person?

You guys are out there....but I enjoyed it ;-)

Steve Northrop <blackgpz at> wrote:  Touché, Bob.

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: does this make me a Bad Person?

>> I hope your wife is paying attention to how you're treating a dear
>> and
>> trusted friend at the first signs of high mileage... She needs a little 
>> "paint and body work" and right away
>> you're ready
>> to trade her in. ... Shame on you Mr. Sims.
> Steve,
> While I appreciate your intervention attempt, know that I didn't plan on 
> this to happen -- it just did. And besides, this is not just about my 
> happiness, it is about the GPZ's happiness as well. If I'm not truly 
> happy, then how could we possibly be happy together?
> I mean, I appreciate how the bike waited faithfully for me during my year 
> abroad, but things have changed now. I'm a different person than I was 
> before, and the GPZ is a different bike as well. Let's face it -- the 
> bike has let itself go a bit, don't you think?
> I can't keep lying to myself, or to the GPZ, about the way I feel. The 
> bike deserves better, and for that matter, so do the Givis. I'm only 
> looking out for their best interest.
> Bob

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