Another One Bites the Dust
shampson at gmx.co.uk
Sat May 15 10:54:07 PDT 2010
No not a pain just that EFI was better for modification and no carb icing as they were prone to.
The D and E models had a plastic gear driving the oil pump which was prone to failure some were changed under warranty most not. They updated to EFI on the F model and also upgraded the plastic gear to a steel one in 99 or 2000.
As long as you are aware of the problems and know what to look for when buying, they are still fine bikes.
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On Behalf Of Patrick Thompson
Sent: 15 May 2010 16:18
To: GPZ List
Subject: RE: Another One Bites the Dust
What year did the Vulcan come out with EFI? Are the late 90's Vulcans with carbs a pain?
Stephen hampson <shampson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>I had returned to biking after a 15 yrs layoff. I wanted something that wasn't going to frighten the hell out of me and would be good two up. After a year riding it and thoroughly enjoying it I got a need for speed and salty british winter roads are not very kind to all that chrome.
>To be honest I wish I could of afforded both at the time as the I don’t think the mrs has forgiven me for selling it.
>I wouldn't hesitate in buying another but would probably go for an EFI rather than carbed model. There are a couple of known issues with the D and E models that were fixed on later ones.
>The early suzuki VL1500 are basically the same bike. I think Suzuki went their own way after 98.
>Who now has a supermoto to play on and the geeper for travelling
>From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On Behalf Of Patrick Thompson
>Sent: 15 May 2010 14:48
>To: GPZ List
>Subject: RE: Another One Bites the Dust
>Why did you get the gpz over the Vulcan?
>Stephen hampson <shampson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>>I went the other way Vn1500 Classic to the GPZ. Theres a great forum on
>>Delphi full of great advise and people
>>From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On
>>Behalf Of Patrick
>>Sent: 15 May 2010 03:55
>>To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
>>Subject: Re: Another One Bites the Dust
>>How are you liking the cruiser? My gpz is for sale also. I have got a lot
>>of calls about the gpz, I will miss it. Probably gonna go with the Vulcan
>>On Fri May 14th, 2010 8:48 PM MDT Dave King wrote:
>>>Well I really didn't want to do it, in fact I hadn't even tried, but I sold
>>my '96 GPz. A couple of weeks ago I bought a big V-twin cruiser. Well one
>>of my friends that has recently started riding again after several years
>>came by the house and was admiring the GPz and then says, "Whatcha want for
>>it?" I was stunned but I shot him a price and he didn't even blink, he just
>>smiled and before I knew what happened I was holding a bunch of $$$ and he
>>was riding off on my GPz.
>>>Y'all keep em out of the ditches out there.
>>>Dave in E. Tenn. Black '04 Suzuki Intruder VL1500, (black is still
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