Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Misc News

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-16-2007, 07:48 AM   #21
WARPrints
Founding Member
 
WARPrints's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 15
Default Re: Back in the saddle, advice needed!

Going to the gym is not a choice for those of use getting old and with herniated discs. Need a more upright riding position. (Although when I herniated my disc, I actually rode to therapy on the VFR or my Goldwing - much more cofortable than my car (Mustang GT).
WARPrints is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 05-16-2007, 07:48 AM   #22
TheFox
Founding Member
 
TheFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 730
Default Re: It's called insurance!

Insurance isn't so bad; you have to find the right carrier is all. I totaled my FZ-1 in a single vehicle accident 2 years ago, collected my insurance pay out, and I am still only paying about $430 a year on the ZX-14. I carry full coverage: Comp, collision, medical, fire, theft, and vandalism, with a $500 deductible. I'm 28 and have a very clean record, except for that one claim. Go figure. State Farm rocks.
__________________
--The Fox

The best bike to take a trip on is the one you have.
TheFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2007, 08:00 AM   #23
TheFox
Founding Member
 
TheFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 730
Default The big ZX

The ZX-14 is a little thirsty and averages 30 to 35 in the city and about 42 on the highway, and I put in only the finest 93+ octane dinosaur juice. As I ride and break in the suspension it grows on me more and more; it's definitely in the same league as the Ohlins on my ST4s. The bike is great two up and it doesn't upset the handling like it did on the ST4s or FZ-1.



So I'm all packed up. Full set of Cortech soft luggage packed, fuel tank full, the weather looks nice. I'm leaving in an hour down Route 66, and I'm not really sure when I'll get back. From Santa Monica I'm going to go up the Pacific Coast Highway at least to S.F. and then decide on how much further I can go depending on my wallet. Hopefully I'll make it to Portland and head back via the Coulmbia river, Hell's Canyon, and Mt. Rushmore. I have no right doing this right before I start college, but as I say to everyone, things are just things, but experiences last forever.



I'll let you know how the ZX handles when I return. I predict a rear tire in Tulsa and then a full set in either Los Angeles or San Francisco - it's an 07 with about 1750 on the clocks. Wish me luck.



--The Fox



P.S. If anyone is along the way and wants to give me a place to stay, send me a message via the private messages here. I'm classy to ask, aren't I? =)
__________________
--The Fox

The best bike to take a trip on is the one you have.
TheFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2007, 08:01 AM   #24
HelterSkelter
Founding Member
 
HelterSkelter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 320
Default Re: It's called insurance!

My ZX-14 is costing me $700 per yer with full coverage here in GA
HelterSkelter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2007, 08:03 AM   #25
TheFox
Founding Member
 
TheFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 730
Default Paging Kenneth Moore.

Paging Kenneth Moore, paging Kenneth Moore, your presence is requested in the blunt trauma ward....
__________________
--The Fox

The best bike to take a trip on is the one you have.
TheFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2007, 08:05 AM   #26
TheFox
Founding Member
 
TheFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 730
Default Your final test of manhood.

So are you going to meet me in Portland, or will that be too far of a trip for you? Just think KPaul, if you're really real, and I meet you, everyone will be convinced at last. You can even show me how good you are on the kninja. Last chance.



--The Fox
__________________
--The Fox

The best bike to take a trip on is the one you have.
TheFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2007, 08:05 AM   #27
HelterSkelter
Founding Member
 
HelterSkelter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 320
Default Re: The big ZX

+1 on the suspension.



I'm jealous, I can't wait to take my '14 on a road trip. It is a very comfy bike and handles like a dream.



Definitely the best bike off the shelf I've ever owned.



A GSXR-750 would make a cramped, buzzy, peaky tourer imho, great track bike tho'.
HelterSkelter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2007, 08:07 AM   #28
pplassm
Founding Member
 
pplassm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 3,875
Default Re: The big ZX

Don't forget to wheelie!
__________________
Mongo just pawn in game of life.
pplassm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2007, 08:09 AM   #29
ksquid
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: My new favorite site is CycleWorld.com
Posts: 3,775
Default Re: Your final test of manhood.

I don't exist. I was made up by MO. I don't live in Seattle I live in your head.
ksquid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2007, 08:11 AM   #30
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default Re: Back in the saddle, advice needed!

Don't let him fool you. KP is a giant, fat, donut-eating turd of a human being.



His wrists don't hurt because his giant gut supports his upper body when he flops it against the tank.
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off