Getting Old?

Sid Young sid.young at
Thu Feb 11 15:35:56 PST 2010

I figured in a few years time I would open a classic Motorcycle repair shop
in my off days... I bet it would take off within 12months and I would have
to do it full time. I figured I would start with bikes from 71 to 85 to
start with and then progress to more modern makes.


On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 5:51 AM, <mrgilmore at> wrote:

> Hey Charles, Hey guys!
> Amen to the non-recognition the GPz gets at the local shop.  In fact, I
> stopped going to the closest one since they told me they don't work on
> "older" bikes.  Like a UJM is so hard to figure out?  WTF?  For me, ok, but
> them?  Not the way to endear themselves to me to maybe become the place I
> buy my next bike from.  I mean, it could happen!  LOL!
> Yes, the List has seen better days, but some of us are still out here.  I
> still ride my GPz, only not as much since there've been several other higher
> priorities than riding lately (just ask my woman!), like our home remodel,
> the ex wife's cancer condition getting worse, and more.
> I am also on FaceBook as Rhunsted Jordan, my real birth name FWIW.
> Regards, "you know you're really old": alas, ain't that the truth?  That
> sucks!  I'll be 60 in 3 years, fercrissakes!  Holding up ok though.
> Take care guys.
> Ron Jordan
> red '95 bought new - kinda beat up these days, but runs strong!
> Altadena, CA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Scappaticci <scapco at>
> To: Kawasaki GPZ1100 Discussion <gpzlist at>
> Sent: Tue, Feb 9, 2010 2:56 pm
> Subject: Getting Old?
> I'm buried with work and having to put in nights and weekends until
> he end of the month, so I've decided to let the local dealer (I trust
> he mechanic who will work on it) do a tune up on the GPZ so it's
> eady for summer.  When the service writer asked me what kind of bike
> t was, I replied a 95 GPZ1100.  His response (not trying to be a
> mart ass, he was serious) was: Does it run??
> Okay, I know the bike and me aren't in quite the shape we were in 1997
> hen I bought it, but we both still run.  Just not as fast as we once
> id.  ;-)  Bill Vickery, the owner and I were talking about the new
> onnie 14's and he replied that when you say GPZ most people don't
> now what you are talking about.  Sad, but true.
> Charles S.
> You know you're old when you see a pretty girl and you wonder what her
> other looks like and if she's single.

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