The Orange Beast is gone

David Beard davidebeard at
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 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 
> ahead...
> Ron Jordan
> Altadena, CA high miler madman

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