Simon White swhite at
Wed Jul 29 00:18:56 PDT 2009

The OEM tyres were a hard compound from the factory.  When I bought my bike in 2000 it had 27k kms on the OEM tyres, and they were about 3/4 worn.  Rode the bike once in rain and decided my adrenal gland didn't need that kind of exercise...

'95 GPz1100
Melbourne, Australia

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Soliday" <johnsoliday at>
> To: "'GPZer'" <gpzer at>, "'Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion'" <gpzlist at>
> Subject: RE: Tires
> Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 20:24:25 -0600
> Believe it or not, my '95 that I bought a couple of years ago still has the
> stock tires!!!  Yeah, I know but I have other bikes as well.  They only have
> 3500 miles on them.  Tonight I decided to light them up for my buddies and I
> kid you not, I could not hold the front tire still and burn the rear, it
> just shuddered down the road which was a handfull!  The back light up, but
> no matter how hard I leaned on the front brake the bike would still push.
> Amazing, I look like an idiot as bringing it to red line and dumping
> the clutch should just generate a lot of smoke, not so on these old tires,
> the front is so hard it just pushes along.  Food for thought, and yes, I'm
> getting a new set of tires as I decided to keep the red beast as I couldn't
> sell it for any reasonable amount and she's a nice mount.
> John

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