The Orange Beast is gone
davidebeard at comcast.net
Sun Jul 6 20:05:12 PDT 2008
Don't you hate those kind of tip-overs? Especially with a pristine bike.
Maybe I'd be better off with a beater.
mrgilmore at aol.com wrote:
> Hey guys,
> ZX12 is the one I lust after too... My money ain't right yet so
> wait I must.
> Regards the quickness: GPz1100 is dang fast up through 3rd, I'd say.
> After that, the ZX12 would just say bye bye...
> I had one of those dreaded, backing-up on a downhill in the loose
> "marbles", on tippy-toe, bike-drops today! Lawdhammercy, I hate that!
> I mention this because after grunting the ol' beastie up out of the
> gravel (whew!) the smell of gas was strong, and the bike wouldn't
> start for a good 20 minutes.... WTF?! I guess, since I was low on
> gas anyway, going over just made the gunk in the bottom of the tank
> active enough to (apparently) get past my in-line filter and cause
> some really poor/rough running once it started. It would stall every
> hundred yards or so.
> The good news is: once I made it back to "civilization" and a Chevron
> station fill up, I hit the freeway and lit it up for a good 50 miles
> at over a "buck", just to "clear it's throat"... Seems to have worked
> just fine. Now, although I've got a few more dings and scratches "ol'
> red" is back in action just like before...
> Hey Randy Peters! Hope you got things going ok. Same on recovering
> from Katrina. Give me a shout.
> Today's "jaunt": 246 miles of twisties through Ojai, Santa Paula,
> Moorpark, and the dreaded Lockwood Valley (where my mishap ocurred)...
> Stay cool everyone! I'm looking at 92 to 97 degrees through the week
> Ron Jordan
> Altadena, CA high miler madman
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