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  • in reply to: looking for a review on the johnny pag FX3 #23896
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    smokeizfire
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    I took a look at Johnny’s website and their 2010 lineup looks very appealing. Especially, the Pro Sport cruiser with the red paint and gold wheels. Being a previous bike owner, I learned how important GOOD SERVICE and BUILD QUALITY is. I owned a Hyosung GV250 and plan on re-ownership in a few months. For personal reasons I had to give up my 08′(boy do I miss her), but the bike and build quality was excellent. Bulletproof that 250 was. I had minor issues relative to new bikes, regardless of manufacturer. Once those issues were resolved, smooth sailing from there. On the highway, for a 250 she rode like a dream. And when I say that this little 250 was well suited for the freeway…I mean most people thought she was a 500 or a 750. I love Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, etc… but their 250s are pretty small, light, and lack power if you plan on freeway commutting. I live in SoCal and purchased the Aquila 250 from some good guys at Cycle Dragon in Norwalk. It is mainly a Victory dealer, but they sell Hyosung Motorcycles as well. They give excellent …I mean excellent service over there.

    Johnny’s company seems to be growing…fast, however, I was reading a review on the 2010 Pro Street cruiser mentioned earlier in the post. Pag sent the reviewer a test model, and the issue was the same as those mentioned…screws loosening everywhere. That doesnt seem like an isolated issue, more than it seems like an issue with QUALITY. Now some issues are overlookable, however, riding a motorcycle is inherently dangerous….and riding a poorly built one ups the stakes! Screws loosening because of engine vibrations is not an issue I could overlook. That is a serious issue my friend. And for the post I read earlier of the guy who had to come out of his pocket for repair cost while the bike was still under warranty….Kudos!! You are a much nicer guy than I’d ever be. I would be blasting the hell out of Johnny every chance I got.

    I guess the moral of this story is…STAY AWAY from Johnny Pag Motorcycles until they get it together as a company and manufacturer. Or…buy one if you are feeling adventurous..

    in reply to: Beginner bikes you want to hear about #21872
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    .. I went to the Harley Davidson dealer exactly 2 days ago where I saw a brand spanking new 2010 model there.

    in reply to: Beginner bikes you want to hear about #21871
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    wish it was a reference for me when I was researching…how come the ole 883 sportsters are not up there. I know a few people who started out on the old Sportys… besides Elwood..lol I think it should be considered borderline for a beginner bike. After all…you do have a Duc on the list.

    in reply to: Munch’s 900 #17564
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    smokeizfire
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    ….That Vulcan is nice lookin. Those pipes look like they shake the berries off the bushes.

    in reply to: Suzuki GSXR 600 K8 good beginner bike? #17563
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    I think he is just looking for attention…Lol

    in reply to: Nod or wave #17562
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    smokeizfire
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    …scooters need love, too…..Lol

    in reply to: What was your Experience…From day 1. #17561
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    … I hope she isn’t deterred from riding if it is something that she still wants to do. And as for you, I hope your ego has healed up pretty well, too….Lol That is my next mission….to get a bike I can customize. “…(it wasn’t until MANY years later that I realized they weren’t both brake levers)….” L’dMAO btw

    in reply to: What was your Experience…From day 1. #17560
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    And Wow, what a love story. A lot of people cannot believe how much money I save in gas. When gas prices went down, I was paying like $5 to fill up. I commute everyday during the week so I wouldn’t have to see the gas station ’til the next week or so. I am due for a long trip myself…except…I don’t know where to go…Lol

    in reply to: How many miles are too much?? #17518
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    Honda’s are bullet proof whether it’s 4 wheels or 2.

    in reply to: What was your Experience…From day 1. #17517
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    smokeizfire
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    I agree…..in spades!

    in reply to: What was your Experience…From day 1. #17516
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    smokeizfire
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    There is a Kawi 600 Ninja in my back yard that I was trying to buy off one of the owners of this house. It has been sitting up for years now and for some reason he refuse to sell it back when I was in the market to buy. Glad I know now what I didn’t know then, or you and I would have shared the same story. The bike probably is worth more in spare parts than trying to fix it up for the pavement.

    in reply to: What was your Experience…From day 1. #17515
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    Unlike you, I’m never selling my baby when I upgrade. I’m definitely looking at Kawi’s direction for the next rocket. My list is pretty long though because there are soooo many great choices out there. I definitely want something I’d be able to customize, for sure.

    in reply to: What was your Experience…From day 1. #17514
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    …My brother in law bought a R6 for his first bike. I tried sitting on that thing and whoa! He is like 6ft tall and I’m like 5’5″ so it was just too tall for me. I need to flat foot anything on 2 wheels to feel comfortable. I have to say, for me the cool factor was pretty high on the list. Or…maybe not since I wound up buying a 250cc bike which are sort of on the other end of “cool”. I am cool initially but a white helmet wouldn’t work for my blk/”look at me”orang bike….Lol….but that’s just me.

    in reply to: What was your Experience…From day 1. #17513
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    Wow, sorry to hear about your brother. A scooter is cool. Anything on 2 or 3 wheels is cool as long as you don’t have to pedal…Lol

    in reply to: More riders out — start of spring #17256
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    …here in SoCal and the bikers are out. It gets worse the closer to summer you get.

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