Hello again guys (and gals
Got my first real bit of saddle time with her yesterday. Some observations
(from one that has not owned a GPZ before).
VERY stable at speed. Confidence inspiring. Very comfy for a "sport bike".
There is a price to be paid for the stability. It is not the easiest bike to
flick around in the tight turns. The good news is that I didn't buy her to go
knee dragging in the twisties (I stopped riding like a maniac in the late 90's).
So this is the perfect balance of bike for me.
Power is wonderful. Nice, broad, powerband. 9k rpm appears to be where she
peaks and the power gradually drops off after that. One "issue" with mine is that she does tend to run a bit lean from
idle - 4700 rpm. After that, she cleans up and runs strong to redline. It's
not severe, but it is a bit annoying to me. Hoping that one or more of you know
some tricks to sort that out.
I saw a bit of oil seepage on the cylinder fins. After a few hours on the road,
the was enough oil to lightly coat a couple of the fins just partially (so it's
really not that bad). It appears to be coming from the head gasket area. Shall
I try to crank down the head bolts a tad before seeking a gasket kit?
I replaced the blown fuse for the blinkers They lit up for a few seconds and then the fuse blew as well. Guess I'll have to check all visible connections, etc.
Oh and one more question. I noticed a lead that was not plugged into anything in the battery compartment. It looked like a faded orange color. Could this be the lead that I hooked a 9v up to stop the warning and battery lights from blinking constantly?
Thanks again everyone!