johnsoliday at msn.com
Sat May 23 15:59:41 PDT 2009
Agreed old age and treachery will always triumph over youth and skill ;-)
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On Behalf Of The Masons
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2009 3:11 PM
To: 'Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion'
Subject: Re: Issues! HELP!
> If the chain truly has 36K on it I would think that is some kind of world
> record ;-)
I don't think so. My GPZ had 66,000 km (44,000 miles) when I sold it. It
had the original chain. The chain had been lubed (spray stuff) every 2nd
tank of fuel and cleaned with diesel fuel every fall. I didn't disassemble
the chain. I also did not read through the entire jolt. Whoa!! its ok
Jethro they'll only tease you forever.
The chain being original actually helped sell the bike. The prospective
buyer assumed I didn't drive the shit out of it.
It passed 240 km/hr more than twice, but I took a friend's advice on
straight line acceleration. If you're not a pro: - get it moving, get it
straight, get your feet on the pegs and put her "all balls to the wall".
Even as old as the GPz is there is not a lot of stuff out there that can
shame it in 1/8 - 1/4 mile.
A lot of cowboys half way thru an uncontrollable on the line wheelie can't
figure old how some old pucker on some old bike just blew the paint off his
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