surprise at local shop

Dennis gpzeer at
Thu May 19 10:59:26 PDT 2011

Demo rides in Salt Lake City this weekend.  I am going to try for a ride on 
the Concours 14, but that could prove to be an expensive free ride!

Dennis Peterson
RED Gpz1100
Orem, UT USA

From: "Charles Scappaticci" <scapco at>
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 11:36 AM
To: "Dennis Peterson" <gpzeer at>
Subject: Re: surprise at local shop

> Jim,
> Very cool.  It's always fun finding something like that unexpectedly.
> That would be a fun toy to play with.
> Congrats on getting the Zook back up to snuff!  All it does here in
> Colorado is rain, or snow at higher altitudes.  I am looking out my
> office window right now and it's snowing lightly.  It's starting to
> feel like summer will never get here.
> BTW, Kawasaki is coming to Bandimere Raceway on June 4th and 5th and
> is giving demo rides if anyone is interested.  I am attending to ride
> the new Ninja 1000 and the Concours 14.
> Charles S.
> 95 GPZ1100
> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 10:03 AM, Marilyn Mason <masonjs at> wrote:
>> Yesterday I installed the brake pedal/right foot peg, right mirror and 
>> right
>> signal light on my bike.  I couldn't manage to get the signal light 
>> plugged
>> in under the fairing.
>> I stopped in at Harlow Hawthorn's yesterday to get him to plug in the 
>> signal light.
>> Harlow is a Harley builder and rebuilder so I was extremely surprised to 
>> see
>> an electric blue 1960 BSA 250 Scrambler in pristine condition sitting on 
>> his
>> floor beside a 1929 HD that he was rebuilding.
>> I asked if he had rebuilt he BSA over the winter.  He said no that the 
>> bike
>> was original right down to the tires and 902 miles on the odometer.
>> It really out shone the 1969 Triumph 250 rolling chassis I sold/traded a
>> couple of years ago.
>> I gave him the name of a couple of places to get original pattern
>> replacement tires and he was good enough to give me 20 seconds free while 
>> he
>> plugged in my signal light.
>> I had a similar experience 3 years ago when I went into a shoe store to 
>> pick
>> up my wife after I had been skating.  I meandered into what had been the
>> men's section just killing time and found a Triumph 650 Tiger and a BSA 
>> 650
>> Thunderbolt but no shoes.
>> Jim.
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