From: Jordan on 14 Apr 2010 05:04
> No, but you may be being unrealistic in a consumer age where planned
> obselescence is the name of the game.
It's weird how often people jump to the defence of what's hurting them.
I think Betty's right to be peeved.
From: bikerbetty on 14 Apr 2010 05:11
"Diogenes" <cynic(a)society.sux.ok> wrote in message
> On Wed, 14 Apr 2010 18:15:09 +1000, "bikerbetty"
> <bikerbettyatgmaildotcom> wrote:
>>You know, I love (and hate) these times when I am looking for my next
> What ?!?!? 56000kms and a dud fuel pump and you want to ditch your
> Princess !!!
> Onya bike
<making rude signs at Gerry> ;-) No, petal, it's like this....
I go through this agonising time, genetrally when the bike hits
40,000kms.... Will I sell it before the kms are too high, or will I keep it?
When the SV got to about 50,000kms I figured it had too many kms to have any
re-sale value, so I decided to keep it forever (well, until it died,
anyway).... and then the fuel pump did its swan-song thing and I thought
shee-it, this is probably just the beginning.
Over my life as a very poor single mum/student, I have had some god-awful
experiences with unreliable cars (with small kids in the car). I am now
horribly paranoid about unreliable vehicles - and even more paranoid about
unreliable 2-wheeled ones, especially on the road when I am far from home -
which is where I usually am! I guess, Gerry, one of the probs for me is that
I do most of my riding alone, and if my bike breaks down in the middle of
nowhere, that's kind of a scary thing (even for someone as big and tough as
I suppose I have a couple of options: (1) Learn how to do running repairs on
my bike - not as simple as you might think - remember, I am a tad paranoid
and supremely unconfident in such areas, and (2) make sure I have a reliable
bike. Personally, I prefer the second option, Princess that I clearly am ;-P
From: BT Humble on 14 Apr 2010 06:18
> Failing that, find out if there's anything the owner can do to
> increase the logevity of the new fuel pump.
Run a gravity feed to carburettors maybe?
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From: BT Humble on 14 Apr 2010 06:19
> On Apr 14, 11:06?am, Diogenes <cy...(a)society.sux.ok> wrote:
> > No, but you may be being unrealistic in a consumer age where planned
> > obselescence is the name of the game.
> Did Suzuki plan for planned obsolescence when determining warranty
Based on when it failed, it sounds like they were pretty much right on the
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From: TimC on 14 Apr 2010 06:49
On 2010-04-14, bikerbetty (aka Bruce)
was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
> I will spurn Gladys forever because of her miniscule (14 litre) fuel tank. I
> get paranoid enough on the (17 litre) SV, and always try to fill up around
> the 250km mark - I guess the huge 20 litre tank on the GS500 spoiled me a
> You know, I love (and hate) these times when I am looking for my next
When you find out what you want, can you tell me what I want?
"Here, have a lutefisk. ><>" - Lupus Yonderboy