Speedometer error?

John Soliday johnsoliday at msn.com
Wed Sep 2 11:38:09 PDT 2009

Interesting comment, especially about the lifetime of the engine.  IMHO they should last a lot longer than that, unless you are racing them, heck even when you're racing them.  I joined an endurance race team one year that ran a 250 and a 500 Ninja, both were a blast to spend an hour at a time on the track with before a change of rider and fuel.  If I recall the little Ninja had nearly 20K on the clock and had spent most of it's life as an endurance racer at WOT and redline a lot vs. being on the street.

Your mileage may vary,

John (PS: The little Ninja lasted a LOT longer on the track than our RZ350)

-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On Behalf Of metrogtiguy at gmail.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 12:18 PM
To: The Masons; Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion
Subject: Re: Speedometer error?

Its a fun bike, but the stock tires SUCK.  You can get a mint one for under 2k, I wouldn't pay 1k for a busted one.  You have to rev the piss out of them to get moving, and they crank almost 9000rpm going 70mph.  The engines let go at about 25000 miles.  My girl got hers, a mint one, 2004, 900 miles, for 2k last year, but she loves it.  If you wind it up to 14k rpms and pop 2nd gear, it'll  do a wheelie!

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The Masons wrote:

How is that 250 Ninja?  I noticed a 2007 in the local Penny pincher for 

$1000.00.  It had been in an accident.  It needs forks and left side 

plastic.  Might be something I could redo as a winter project and either 

have some fun riding it or make a few $ on it next spring.

Got out for a 350 km run yesterday.  I stopped and had a picnic on the 

bridge over Mink Creek 1/2 way along the Peterson road in Hastings County. 

While I was there 8 small (12' - 14') aluminum boats full of high school 

kids came up stream.  I yelled down "Why aren't you in school?".  They all 

yelled back "tomorrow".  Was a beautiful day for skipping school.  Hell!! I 

was dodging a "To-do" list.


----- Original Message ----- 

From: "Alan Nicholls" <metrogtiguy at gmail.com>

To: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>

Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 9:57 PM

Subject: Speedometer error?

> Well, I've noticed lately, when I'm cruising on the freeway at 70, people

> are blowing past me, and when I'm doing 85, I'm slowing passing people. 

> Is

> the GPZ's speedometer off?  I know the Ninja 250 has an 8% error, but does

> the GPZ suffer from the same?



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