Replacement for GPz

William K Denton wkdenton at
Tue Oct 23 10:22:21 PDT 2007


Sounds like you (taller gents) need either an ST1300 (EFI, shafty, w/ 16k 
mile valve adj. interval) or an FJR1300 (EFI, shafty, w/ 25k mile valve adj. 
interval).  Both fit all three of your criteria.  An ST2 (very comfortable 
for taller folks, too long of a reach for 5'9"ers like me) would fit 
criteria #'s 1 & 3, but you have the inevitable short interval desmo valve 
adjustment thing to deal with.

Bill in Yardley, PA
wkdenton at
'96 GPz1100

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sims, Robert B MAJ MIL USA OSD"

In hindsight, I can't believe I pretended to be comfortable on the GPZ for 
as long as I did. I went through the same decision making process, and for 
me, there were only three important criteria:
> 1. Comfortable for a tall person (I'm 6'4"/193 cm with a 35"/89 cm inseam)
> 2. Low maintenance features
> 3. Hard luggage compatible
> Sounds simple, but really, there are only two street-friendly bikes out 
> there that generally meet these criteria: the Buell Ulysses and the BMW 
> R1200GS. 

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