keel hauled ?
johnsoliday at msn.com
Mon Jul 13 13:47:40 PDT 2009
The deletion of the mid-controls on all the VRODs is an ongoing dialog on
1130.com. I believe the "D" was the only other VRSC with them but all "R"
models have them, along with less rake and the Showa inverted forks. For a
big heavy bike (like the GPZ is lite!) it does pretty well. I haven't taken
the VRSCR to the strip yet but hope to yet this year. My butt tells me it's
probably ~ fast as the GPZ but probably a lot quicker off the line. As far
as comparing further to the GPZ it's a ongoing conversation going on in my
head. The GPZ is quick, practical, nice looking, etc. The VRSCR is quick,
not so practical (all that chrome) and has a unique "grin factor". I left
my GPZ stock on the engine but the VRSCR has the Thundermax closed loop fuel
injection and a Rinehart 2:1 drag pipe. I don't need a laptop and a serial
port to "tune" the GPZ but it sure is handy on the VRSCR. I figure right
now I'm in toy-mode with the "R", like I was when I got my GPZ a few years
ago. My GPZ has a corbin, stainless lines, muzzy advancer, stainless engine
and fairing hardware, and a Givi tail trunk, so I went nuts buying
everything I could for it when it was "new" back in 2006 when I got it.
I think both bikes serve a unique purpose and given that I tried to sell my
GPZ when I got the R and had the similar luck of others on the list, I'll be
From: keelhauld [mailto:keelhauld at optonline.net]
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 2:10 PM
To: John Soliday; corbie at verizonmail.com; gpzlist at micapeak.com
Subject: Re: keel hauled ?
I have an '08 D, I needed the mid controls, which they have since
discontinued. I thought about this bike for years before buying one. I like
the R as well which I believe has less rake and the inverted forks. I have
heard the R handles very well. How do you like yours compared to the GPz?
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Soliday" <johnsoliday at msn.com>
To: "'keelhauld'" <keelhauld at optonline.net>; <corbie at verizonmail.com>;
<gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 3:41 PM
Subject: RE: keel hauled ?
> What kind of VRSC do you have? Mines an "R", 06.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com]
> Behalf Of keelhauld
> Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 1:05 PM
> To: corbie at verizonmail.com; gpzlist at micapeak.com
> Subject: Re: keel hauled ?
> Hey Bill it was good to meet you as well. I have been off and on the list
> (wasn't off very long I recall) since '96, although I don't post often I
> still read all the e-mails. I used to ride with the GPz and ZRX folks
> often, a bit too often according to my wife. Either they started riding
> faster or I got real old real quick so I'm mostly solo with the wife on
> back nowadays. I haven't talked to another person who loves the GPz in a
> while, made me remember how much I enjoy it. I do love the V-Rod though,
> this is a quick bike and a blast to ride.
> Thanks again for the conversation, perhaps I'll see you around.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <corbie at verizonmail.com>
> To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2009 7:36 PM
> Subject: keel hauled ?
>>I was out riding on the Nighthawk with the Lake Shawnee club and we
>>at a dam at Greenwood Lake.
>> There were several motorcycles in the small parking lot including a sweet
>> looking Harley VRod.
>> When the owner finally appears , we start to chat and I find that he is
>> Keelhauler a lister of many years.
>> Good to meet you Bill. when are you going to let me ride the harley ??
>> on another note , when I had the GPZ listed on Craigslist over the years
>> for $2200-2500 I got a few half interested calls. Now that it needs work
>> and it's listed for $750 I got 15 replies on the first two days. go
>> Bill M in NJ
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