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Old 05-27-2019, 11:22 AM   #1
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Join Date: Feb 2013
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Motorcycles: '06 Suzuki GZ-250
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2006 Suzuki GZ-250

  • Currently around 21,190 miles
  • Located in Portola Valley
  • Title in hand, registration good through 12/19
  • Leaving California, must be sold before June 24
  • $999 OBO and open to negotiations

A shrunken cruiser, this bike seems normal until an actual cruiser pulls up alongside and you realize it is twice as big. At 249cc, the GZ-250 is utterly underpowered. Wheelies are not an option.

At 70 mph, a speed you can only achieve if you are going downhill, if the wind is at your back, and if Mercury is in retrograde, the amount of vibration on the bars turns the mirrors into a blur and your brain starts richocheting off your skull a hundred times a second.

There is a small amount of faux chrome that has enthusiastically turned to rust--the mirror stems, the tops of the rear springs, etc.

The bike has also been a constant source of joy for me since I bought it six years ago and started riding again. For four years it was my daily commuter, and I got more happiness out of my 10-mile trip to work than I would have thought possible. The engine has been more or less bulletproof.

If you have someone in your life who might want to start riding, this bike might be ideal. It's light and forgiving. If you drop it, don't cry, just pick it up and keep going.

Mechanical details:
  • Both tires have a little life left
  • Chain, clutch cable, and choke cable replaced within two years or so
  • I am the second owner, bought it with 750 miles on it
  • Has never gone down, dropped it once while stationary
  • Has never leaked oil but every couple of years an o-ring seal at the camshaft starts seeping oil; it costs ~$100 to get it replaced if you don't do it yourself.

I'm traveling and won't be able to show the bike until after 6/4.
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:52 AM   #2
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Last summer I got to drive a same model bike from LA to the bay area. I did it on secondary roads only, over two days. It was a lot of fun. I could only get to about 60 MPH with my 180 pounds plus a bag strapped in the back.

It is a very enjoyable bike.

Good luck with the sale.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:39 AM   #3
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:19 AM   #4
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SOLD and 1 percent of purchase price will be going to BARF. Happy rides, West Coasters, I will forever be jealous of you.
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