Simon White swhite at consultant.com
Wed Feb 25 17:19:55 PST 2009

Just as a follow up to this - the needle has now settled back to being steadily on the warm mark without fluctuating.  Don't know if it was crud in the cooling system which I hope has been flushed out, or what.  Anyway, as Dave has said already - it's back to being broken, just like normal :).

Now I just need to replace a couple of oil seals, the fork seals, and the little rubber dealy that holds the front indicator on, and get it serviced, and I'll be back in business.  I've been told it's a five week minimum wait on the rubber thing, so in the meantime the indicator just dangles precariously.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave King" <oldfr8dog at yahoo.com>
> To: "GPz List" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Subject: Re: Fluctuation
> Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:12:04 -0800 (PST)
> Great.  My bike must be screwed up.  It doesn't fluctuate. 
> Dave.  '96, Black is beautiful.
> --- On Thu, 2/19/09, Ped <pedmail at dbmail.dk> wrote:
> From: Ped <pedmail at dbmail.dk>
> Subject: Re: Fluctuation
> To: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009, 3:00 PM
> Like Jeffrey and Bill says, this appears to be normal for this bike.
> Mine has always behaved like that too.
> Ped
> '96 "Black Stealth" GPZ
> Denmark
> Simon White skrev:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'd like a diagnosis on weird behaviour I've noticed this week.
> My temp gauge has started fluctuating slightly - maybe two widths of the 
> needle
> - while I'm riding at a constant speed.  I've noticed it mostly on the
> freeway I take to work, but it previously doesn't move at all from the warm
> position, unless I'm stuck in traffic.  I'm thinking the thermostat may
> be sticking, but as I haven't struck this problem before I'd appreciate
> other people's input.  As a side note, we had a week of +40°C days two
> weeks ago (which made the daily commute rather uncomfortable), but the bike
> behaved flawlessly.  It's only this week (tops of only 30°C, and very nice
> riding weather) that the gauge has started acting up.  FWIW, I checked the
> coolant and it seems fine.
> >
> > Simon
> > '95 GPz1100 - It's big and blue, like a whale.
> > Melbourne, Australia

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