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zx-9 comfort?

rst post here. Have a 97 m900 and have found a beautiful ZX-9r I like. But after 45min test ride I hurtl like I fell down the stairs. Oh yeah its a 2003. Think it will pass? Get Heli bars? Forget it I'm too old? (58). My Duc is'nt exactly a comfort bike so i was surprised by the pain that arrived later. TIA.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-05-2006, 12:36 PM
 
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Some sportbikes are so uncomfortable like that. I always sit on each bike before i consider buying one. I don't want to live with back pain when I ride.
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rst post here. Have a 97 m900 and have found a beautiful ZX-9r I like. But after 45min test ride I hurtl like I fell down the stairs. Oh yeah its a 2003. Think it will pass? Get Heli bars? Forget it I'm too old? (58). My Duc is'nt exactly a comfort bike so i was surprised by the pain that arrived later. TIA.

welcome rasta. if the kawi put you in that much pain, don't buy it. ride some other models till you find one you are comfortable on
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welcome rasta. if the kawi put you in that much pain, don't buy it. ride some other models till you find one you are comfortable on
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rst post here. Have a 97 m900 and have found a beautiful ZX-9r I like. But after 45min test ride I hurtl like I fell down the stairs. Oh yeah its a 2003. Think it will pass? Get Heli bars? Forget it I'm too old? (58). My Duc is'nt exactly a comfort bike so i was surprised by the pain that arrived later. TIA.

your body will adapt to it...

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buy a zrx you will love it , fast , comfy bike and can be bought right
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Thanks all

Now, I'm realizing what insurance will cost. Getting some quotes. We'll see. for me.
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Now, I'm realizing what insurance will cost. Getting some quotes. We'll see. for me.
insurance can be a real b:tc!!
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I'll try SF again but last time I checked they don't offer MC ins in NJ. LIKE prgressive also does'nt. And many others. yes, NJ does suck.
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sorry to here that rasta, i wonder why jersey has been excluded?
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Not sure I assume not worth their while. Altho I have talked to riders here that can get bike ins if they have car house ins by SF. We do have the highest rates in us and I'm not bragging about it.
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Make sure you talk to them, and say you're going to insure your car with them as well. Most of the time they require this anyway... but yeah NJ...I think is the worst place to drive and therefor insure... about that!




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