2009 Honda DN-01
automan25 at yahoo.com
Thu May 7 07:53:05 PDT 2009
Both recent comments on the XX really surprise me. Perhaps I have a worn out GPZ, because my XX is much faster than the GPZ everywhere, but especially above 7000. It also handles way better too. You're right about the storage Simon, but I can live with that. That's what a tank bag is for.
Jeffrey R Markham
From: Simon White <swhite at consultant.com>
To: GPZ LIST <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2009 12:35:19 AM
Subject: Re: 2009 Honda DN-01
I still have mine - about to tick over 145k km (about 91,000 miles). The fork seals are shot (again!); I've yet to buy the new countershaft and shift shaft seals and plug those leaks; and I was picked up by the EPA for my exhaust being too loud recently, and am still sorting that out - but she runs like a top and gets me to work and back every day.
I test rode a Blackbird a couple of years ago and liked it well enough, but honestly couldn't see/feel a lot of difference between it and the GPZ. For a much newer bike (and presumably engine design), it's milage sucks - almost 50% higher from talking to a few regular riders. The other big minus (for me) was the lack of underseat storage. If/when I go on a day ride, I can fit a bottle of water, a couple of pieces of pizza, my camera, and a spare set of gloves in the GPZ. I struggled to find space for my camera on the XX - a real downside for me.
I'll probably sell the GPZ this year - it's reaching the point where non-maintenance items are starting to wear out, and I'm not inclined toward a total rebuild. I'm leaning towards a smaller bike, as I mostly commute these days - maybe one of the new 650s that are so ubiquitous now.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "William K Denton" <wkdenton at verizon.net>
> To: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Subject: Re: 2009 Honda DN-01
> Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 11:31:00 -0400
> Yea, this is the liveliest discussion on this list for months... am I the
> only one who still actually owns a GPz?
> Bill Denton
> Yardley, PA
> wkdenton at verizon.net
> Lazarus Cycleworks, LLC
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