She no go - update
swhite at consultant.com
Sun Feb 3 18:12:47 PST 2008
Just thought I'd post an update on my bike woes. It's still off the road currently - my mechanic collected it the week before last but only looked at it last week. He called me to say it'd started straight up and run (stationary) for 20 mins with no probs. He then took it for a test ride, or at least tried to - got about 100m down the road when it died. They're thinking it's the CDI unit, and have been waiting for a changeover unit for 4 days (and counting). At least that ties in with my theories about it being ignition related.
The good part is that, after having to drive in increasingly heavy traffic for two weeks, and becoming totally jaded by the experience, I emailed a few people begging for a loan bike. I would have taken a scooter, but a work colleague offered me his '02 model R1. It's not a GPZ, but still a nice bike... Picked it up on Friday, and rode almost everywhere on the weekend. The relief of being back on two wheels is immense.
On another note, there's a ZZR1200 advertised here : http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300195828836&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNARL:AU:1123
I've liked these ever since their release, and this seems like a good example. It'd be a flight there, then a two day ride home, but if I can work the price down a bit (this is the 3rd relist), it may be worth it. Average price for these is around $10-11k, when they come up (which isn't often). I know a few list members have them, so is there anything particular to look for, or are they pretty much "what you see is what you get"?
'95 GPz1100 - It's big, it's blue, it's not going :(.
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