If I sell
davidebeard at comcast.net
Fri Aug 7 18:28:16 PDT 2009
I believe Dave is looking at early 80's Suzuki GS1100s. Having owned 3 of
them, I can attest they are nice bikes. Bullet proof engines. Comfortable
riding position. yada,... yada,...yawn... I have to agree the GPZ is a much
better bike than the GS1100L. However, when you start reaching that age
where you have to check your shorts in the morning to see if you were
continent throughout the night, I can understand the GPZ being too much bike
(Just joking Dave)
--- On Thu, 8/6/09, The Masons <masonjs at nrtco.net> wrote:
He said old standard Jim not Flintstone era..
Dave you're fucking nuts, yer must have been hanging around Bill Maggitz too
Serously I have been looking at old standards the last few weekends for my son
to learn on. I'd like a nighthawk or GS from 400 to 550cc if I could find one i
n decent shape but they go fast or are not what they are advertized to be. One
thing that became obvious is how crappy the brakes were back then especially th
e drum brakes which seemed non existant.
I see an old GPZ 550 is in the local paper this weekend and may sniff it, but f
rom what I've read the the powers a little peaky for learning on..
I wouldn't ditch the GPZ1100 though..everytime I ride another bike I realize w
hat a keeper it is..
From: The Masons <masonjs at nrtco.net>
Subject: Re: If I sell...
To: "Dave Daniels" <dwaynedaniels at sbcglobal.net>, "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at mic
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 7:42 PM
Ok I'll bite what is an old standard?? I've owned anything from a 1965 Suzuki 8
0 Sport (only ever new bike) to a 1929 HD 61 CID with a side car, 42 WL 45 CID?
HD, 47 HD 61 CID EL; 53 Zundapp 600 cc, 59 Matchless 650, and others.
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