What was I thinking ...

Terry Packer packertl2 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 6 13:06:17 PDT 2008

I just finished a 4000 mile tour on my '96 between Nashville and Maine. I've previously ridden it from California to Virginia and back. 

I have to admit that I've sorta hankered for a newer bike. But so far, everything I've looked into is either bigger/heavier, vibrates, is tuned to produce WAY more hp than I can actually use and consequently may well produce less torque where I want it (BTW, just a little more HP than I can use is great), gets less mpg which reduces range in addition to just costing more, has miserable passenger accommodations . . . blah, blah, blah.

Even when dollars are taken out of the equation, I can't seem to find a newer bike that's as perfect as the GPZ. I wish they'd just make a new one, maybe update the frame and add EFI. Is that really too much to ask?

Terry Packer
Arroyo Grande, CA

--- On Fri, 6/6/08, David Hall <dhall308 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: David Hall <dhall308 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: What was I thinking ...
> To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
> Date: Friday, June 6, 2008, 10:01 AM
> I went a few weeks ago and picked up my new KLR 650. I had
> told the little woman that I would sell the&nbsp; GPZ
> and that would make up for the new
> bike.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I cannot get used to
> not having the GPZ and riding it. I ride it before I ride
> the KLR. &nbsp; So I am going to keep it
> too..&nbsp; Wifey is NOT happy but I'll sell the
> KLR before I sell the GPZ.&nbsp; Has anyone else had
> GPZ withdrawals after buying a "replacement"?
> &nbsp;
> Jim - Wish I had bought the bars and bags for the GPZ when
> I had the chance. So if anyone has a set of LSL bars they
> want to sell let me know.&nbsp; 
> &nbsp;
> David


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