Hello group! Oil Question??

Dennis P gpzeer at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 20:00:26 PDT 2010


I think your bike will do well with either of these oils.  I would go with 
the 5W-50 myself.

Dennis P
Orem, UT USA
95 RED

From: "Patrick" <iamthedoc at yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 5:49 PM
To: "GPZ List" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Subject: Hello group! Oil Question??

> Hello all, time for an oil/filter change on my '96 GPZ 1100. When I bought 
> the bike the seller gave me two full boxes of Castrol fully synthetic R4 
> oil. 1 box of 20 W-50 and another of 5 W-50. I dont generally use any 
> synthetic oil, although this stuff is damn expensive and I sure would love 
> to use it. What is everyone's opinion? I would probably use the 20 W -50 I 
> suppose. Not sure though???  Thanks
> "In vino veritas"
> --- On Mon, 3/22/10, Chuck Driscoll <cdriscol2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Chuck Driscoll <cdriscol2001 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: Might be looking to sell
> To: "GPZ List" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Date: Monday, March 22, 2010, 1:04 PM
> Dave,
> As someone who sold his, I wish I hadn't. I did use the $ toward my KLR 
> which I am glad to have, and I enjoy, but the GPZ is a great 2up road 
> bike, and the KLR is not that. With the GPZ the fun value is more than the 
> $ value. Do what you gotta, if you really need the $ or garage space, but 
> 1000 quality miles a year is better than 0 quality miles per year.
> Chuck Driscoll
> --- On Mon, 3/22/10, mrgilmore at aol.com <mrgilmore at aol.com> wrote:
>> From: mrgilmore at aol.com <mrgilmore at aol.com>
>> Subject: Re: Might be looking to sell
>> To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
>> Date: Monday, March 22, 2010, 10:11 AM
>> Charles, Dave and all you guys,
>> I'm with you Charles...  keep it.  If you have
>> the garage or other location to store it, that will probably
>> make you very happy if/when you elect to get it out one day
>> and re-experience why you rode (ride) in the first
>> place.  Like you (Charles) I'm older than Dave I
>> presume.  At 57, I figure I've also seen better days
>> and getting out and riding when the opportunity presents
>> itself is a really good thing for me.  Of course,
>> living in S. CA gives me virtually year-round riding, but
>> the principle remains the same.  I took a week-long run
>> up and around CA last Oct., just me, tent/gear, some
>> e-books, etc. and that was really great for my
>> spirits.  These days, I don't go for the type of full
>> morning or all-day rides like I used to, for a few
>> reasons.  Mostly keeping the women happy, and also I'm
>> pre-occupied with this home remodel presently going
>> on.  I do intend to crank 'ol red' up for a brief ride
>> today, but that'll probably be it for  a little
>> while...  I can't afford a new bike, and I'm really
>> glad I chose the Geeper when I bought it new in '95.
>> Been the best all around bike for me.  No complaints,
>> period.  A little porky, but WTF?  That heft is
>> reassuring when I crank up the RPMs if you know what I
>> mean...
>> So Dave, unless its a financial thing or the woman is
>> handing you a difficult ultimatum, I say keep it and leave
>> it in hiberation mode for your use when you want it.  I
>> guarantee you'll miss it when the day rolls around and that
>> feeling says "ride"...
>> Just my two cents...
>> Ron Jordan
>> lurking in Altadena, CA
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Charles Scappaticci <scapco at ecentral.com>
>> To: GPZ List <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
>> Sent: Sun, Mar 21, 2010 5:49 pm
>> Subject: Re: Might be looking to sell
>> Dave,
>> I say keep it.
>> I certainly understand where you're coming from.  It
>> seems harder and
>> arder to get out for a long ride with work, kids and
>> everything
>> tealing your time.  It seems I have less free time now
>> than ever
>> efore. And I've not given the GPZ or my dirt bikes the
>> attention they
>> eserve the past couple of years. But...
>> It took a long trip through western Canada to remind me of
>> how much I
>> njoy riding and why I do it.  The solitude, the
>> scenery and the
>> lements are such a wonderful change from the daily
>> pressures sitting
>> ehind two computer monitors in my little office at work,
>> making
>> thers wealthy while my life gets harder.
>> I'm a little older than you and my kids are older too, one
>> gone and
>> he other in just a couple more years.  My youngest
>> rarely rides with
>> e anymore with her school, sports and friends so it's just
>> me
>> sually.  I turn 54 this summer and time is certainly
>> weighing on my
>> ind.  My best years behind me now, how much more time
>> do I have left
>> o ride and partake in life's adventures?  How many of
>> you listers
>> ave read about Edelweiss tours around the world trip this
>> fall?  8
>> onths, 40K miles for $102,000, plus you provide the bike
>> and other
>> tuff, maybe $150K all together.  I'd give my left nut
>> to do that ride
>> f I could (since my marriage ended I don't use it
>> anyway).  I'll
>> ever get to retire thanks to the actions of others, so I
>> choose to
>> ide when I can as long as I can.
>> I'm planning on a 10 day ride around Colorado in late
>> August, just me
>> nd the GPZ, a tent, sleeping bag and no schedule.  I'm
>> going to find
>> ome nice lakes to camp next to, a good book or two and some
>> good
>> orners and scenery.  2011?  Probably back to
>> Canada, I just have to
>> ecide east coast or west coast.  My biggest concern
>> these days (other
>> han paying for my daughters college) is how I'm going to
>> get a newer
>> ike, maybe a new Connie, BMW1200 GS, or something like that
>> to eat up
>> he miles.  I'll still keep the GPZ though, with
>> insurance down to
>> 183 a year (still full coverage!), and $50 annually to
>> register it,
>> t costs me almost nothing to keep it for whatever comes
>> along. And
>> ith 50K on the clock and a salvage title, who'd want it
>> anyway
>> egardless of the condition?
>> So, my apologies for the long winded rambling, but I say
>> keep it for
>> ow and give it some serious thought.  Are you ready to
>> retire to the
>> az-boy recliner?  I'm not.
>> Charles S.
>>  From: David Spaulding <spauldingd at hotmail.com>
>>  I think it might be time to sell my GPz.

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