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Forum: General Sportbikes   07-17-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,006
Posted By Jahx
The kids love facebook and reddit, which are to...

The kids love facebook and reddit, which are to them what forums were to us. The sad truth is, with a few outliers, sportbikes are a young man/womans game. I moved on to ADV bikes, as a few...
Forum: General Sportbikes   03-31-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,331
Posted By Jahx
Aside from the very valid points that Todd has...

Aside from the very valid points that Todd has made, no one seems to have touched on something you seem to be angling towards -

Owning a motorcycle does not, penny per mile, save you money when...
Forum: General Sportbikes   04-24-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 38,754
Posted By Jahx
I was always most active in the New Rider forums....

I was always most active in the New Rider forums. Check every week for a while, then every month.. then every couple of months... still no activity...

Eventually the forums sort of fall to the...
Forum: General Sportbikes   04-03-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,573
Posted By Jahx
Gorgeous. I have a soft spot for the FJR -...

Gorgeous. I have a soft spot for the FJR - Honestly, as I get older and fatter, the idea of an FJR, ST or Connie has started to sound ~really~ appealing. I'm doing FL-MI and back the first two...
Forum: General Sportbikes   01-29-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,271
Posted By Jahx
Also consider the FZ-09.

Also consider the FZ-09.
Forum: General Sportbikes   11-06-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,692
Posted By Jahx
Those sort of antics are dangerous, and do indeed...

Those sort of antics are dangerous, and do indeed give sportbikes (and their riders) a bad reputation. While I rarely speed, and obey the traffic laws, I have been pulled over a few times because my...
Forum: General Sportbikes   10-09-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By Jahx
There is no such thing as a low maintenance...

There is no such thing as a low maintenance Ducati, and the plastic tank of ballooning and regret isn't a selling point either. Although good god they are pretty. The Versys on the other hand,...
Forum: General Sportbikes   10-09-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,115
Posted By Jahx
I prefer not to finance my toys, however, if you...

I prefer not to finance my toys, however, if you have troubled/weak/un-established credit, financing can improve it.

Being as you seem to be in a financially positive situation, I would say if...
Forum: General Sportbikes   07-17-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Jahx
While I do like the looks/number of the bike,...

While I do like the looks/number of the bike, when I do a EUR to USD conversion I come up at around 9k (Not saying that would be the price, just a conversion from EUR to USD). At that number, I am...
Forum: General Sportbikes   07-17-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By Jahx
Think twice before buying a 21 year old bike with...

Think twice before buying a 21 year old bike with known mechanical issues.

You may very well be quite the mechanic, however unlike a car, if your motorcycle craps out at speed you don't roll...
Forum: New Riders   05-18-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,374
Posted By Jahx
I am glad you have had a good experience thus...

I am glad you have had a good experience thus far.

That being said, how much more skill might you have were you racking up the miles on a smaller displacement bike? You won't ever know, but I can...
Forum: General Sportbikes   05-18-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,009
Posted By Jahx
Going to have to throw my vote for the...

Going to have to throw my vote for the aforementioned standards as well:

SV650 (Non-S)
Ninja 650, or 650ER-n
VStrom (1000 cc) or Wee-Strom (650cc)
Versys

Really any of the heirs to the UJM...
Forum: General Sportbikes   05-07-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,397
Posted By Jahx
I'm not willing to have a supermoto, as I don't...

I'm not willing to have a supermoto, as I don't know if I could contain the hooliganism.
Forum: General Sportbikes   05-06-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,397
Posted By Jahx
OP - More time in the saddle will alleviate the...

OP - More time in the saddle will alleviate the traffic issues - you will get the muscle memory and reflexes that allow you to ride in traffic without even giving thought to...
Forum: General Sportbikes   04-29-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,305
Posted By Jahx
The single sided swing arm only stuck around for...

The single sided swing arm only stuck around for the VFR :( Always loved the Hawk, but could never find one when I was younger, and now that I have the SV...
Forum: General Sportbikes   04-13-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,428
Posted By Jahx
Ah, thanks Pred, you are exactly right. I wasn't...

Ah, thanks Pred, you are exactly right. I wasn't aware the new Z750 had made it to the states. Apparently I am way behind the times :)
Forum: General Sportbikes   04-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,428
Posted By Jahx
I can't speak personally to any of those bikes...

I can't speak personally to any of those bikes save the z750s, as it is the only one I have ridden for any significant mileage.

The z750s is... well, I almost want to say it rides like a parallel...
Forum: General Sportbikes   04-07-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,252
Posted By Jahx
You sort of answered your own question. Yes,...

You sort of answered your own question. Yes, learning to ride on a 250 will allow you to become a better rider more quickly than starting on a race replica. Muscle memory, six checks, rev matching,...
Forum: General Sportbikes   03-26-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,377
Posted By Jahx
Clearly you have never had the joy of an STD. ...

Clearly you have never had the joy of an STD.

(Vasectomy a decade ago, but I still wrap it everytime)
Forum: General Sportbikes   02-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,729
Posted By Jahx
A good pair of noise cancelling earbuds will out...

A good pair of noise cancelling earbuds will out perform your 25 cent earplugs. Of course, they also cost more than a fair penny.

Either way, absolutely have something in those ears to block...
Forum: New Riders   02-20-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,294
Posted By Jahx
Tis the season... I own an SV650S. Is...

Tis the season...

I own an SV650S.

Is it a good bike? Aside from the budget suspension, I think so. Is it a good bike for a new rider? Well, it is better than a 600cc inline 4. That being...
Forum: General Sportbikes   02-13-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,292
Posted By Jahx
^^^ This. Honestly, if the police can't do...

^^^ This.

Honestly, if the police can't do simple geometry to determine that camera had to be mounted to the fairing, not the helmet, how can we then take their estimates of speed seriously?
...
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-04-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By Jahx
There was a bike there?

There was a bike there?
Forum: New Riders   11-29-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,433
Posted By Jahx
As a former owner of zr7, and a current owner of...

As a former owner of zr7, and a current owner of a sv650, I can tell you that both of these bikes are excellent. As for mileage it all depends on how it was maintained. I have seen bikes with less...
Forum: General Sportbikes   11-06-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By Jahx
Honestly, my next bike will probably be a lateral...

Honestly, my next bike will probably be a lateral move, or a down grade. I just don't need this much power on the street. (And yes, we are talking a stock SV650).
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