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by shalihe74
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: What do you ladies ride? Pic?
Replies: 156
Views: 100651

I'm in a 'shill my scooters' mood, so... here is the stable in its current iteration: First, my daily commuter is the blue bike (09 Triumph Sprint ST) on the left: http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u290/shalihe74/DSC_0026.jpg (The bike on the right is my Daytona before it's, um... transformation pi...
by shalihe74
Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Is this a dumb thought?
Replies: 20
Views: 6744

In addition to the battery tender (which, as others have said, you hook up like normal. I keep my 06 Daytona trackbike on a tender whenever it isn't actually running.), you may consider putting a fuel stabilizer in the tank. Having lived in WI, I seem to recall that the 'too cold to ride' season sta...
by shalihe74
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I chickened out
Replies: 9
Views: 4372

I did CA Superbike School recently and, during a discussion on corner, Keith was talking about advice that folks give others on how to corner better. He dismissed the comment 'trust your bike' as not being terribly helpful. But it sounds like, in your case, that that may be good advice. Assuming tha...
by shalihe74
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Fatal accident
Replies: 22
Views: 4185

I suspect the increasing number of doohickies to play with (cell phones, Blackberries, iPods...) is contributing to the overall rise of crappy drivers. I get so mad when I'm on the freeway and I'm not even exaggerating 50% of people have some sort of device that they are either using or fiddling wi...
by shalihe74
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Have ye a Triumph? Let's See It!
Replies: 23
Views: 12751

'tona got tracked out in August. Here he is in his new clothes, scooting around the track at Spring Mountain Motorsports Park in Pahrump, NV. http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u290/shalihe74/2009%20September%20Trackdays/_ML62613cropped.jpg http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u290/shalihe74/2009%20Se...
by shalihe74
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES: Trackday Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 3952

Thank you so much for the replies so far. I really appreciate it. Please please please do vote if you haven't... I'm trying to establish how rare it is for there to be an a) woman on the track and b) woman on a 675 on the track. That way, I can go to businesses and say "Hey, you really want to donat...
by shalihe74
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES: Trackday Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 3952

LADIES: Trackday Poll

Hey there, Ladies. I am tentatively riding in a charity event in July, and am thinking about how to solicit donations from businesses in a tight economy. Naturally, a business gets a tax write-off, but I'm working on developing additional value propositions. As I explore some options, I'd like to ge...
by shalihe74
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Just registered for the MSF class!
Replies: 23
Views: 7244

I know I still have a month to go before my class, but I can't seem to get a grip on the "Look where you want to go" concept. I hear people say that if you look at the curb in a turn you'll likely hit it. Does that concept really only apply when you're out in the open. Meaning that doesn't happen w...
by shalihe74
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Chain drive bikes and what oil/lube you use
Replies: 18
Views: 6803

I used to use Bel-Ray and was very happy with it; the fact that it was white and goopy irritated the boyfriend (Service manager @ my dealership, who does all the service on my bikes that I can't), though, so I switched to Motul to make him happy. Now that we've broken up (and he still has to do my s...
by shalihe74
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: HELMETS
Replies: 12
Views: 3679

As it's already been pointed out - some of the less expensive helmets out-performed premium helmets in the Motorcyclist test. My experience has been that, the more you spend on a helmet, the more features you're buying: better venting/air flow, thicker/more comfortable padding, more aerodynamic desi...
by shalihe74
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Have you named your bike?
Replies: 104
Views: 72033

My m/c friends all call me Kitty (as in Hello Kitty... long story), which I find highly amusing, so I've decided to get personalized plates for the bikes: 1KTTY for the red Daytona & 2KTTY for the blue Sprint. Which is very Dr. Suess... 1 Kitty, 2 Kitty, Red Kitty, Blue Kitty... Point being... I sus...
by shalihe74
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: speed four as a commuter bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 4719

Agree ^^^^. Only thing to consider would be the cost of tires. I usually see Speedys (both the Speed Triples and the Speed 4s) outfitted with sport tires, which can get pricey. You'd def. want to consider a more sport-tourer tire if you're going to commute ... unless you're lucky enough to have a tw...
by shalihe74
Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I want a Triumph! Urban Sports Ed.
Replies: 8
Views: 9587

There are words to describe people such as yourself. Words such as you and insufferable, and unspeakable, and smug, and basttard..... :mrgreen: However, how does the 675 compare to the ST. I know I am sort of asking you to compare apples and oranges, but I'd be interested in hearing your opinion. G...
by shalihe74
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I want a Triumph! Urban Sports Ed.
Replies: 8
Views: 9587

Oh, I've got a bad case of the smuggies... just can't help it... This is the one I lust after, the Sprint ST http://www.triumph.co.uk/images/SprintST_2009_510x347.jpg I sure do love mine - the blue is even more beautiful in person than in pics. Of course... Here is my bud's Triumph. http://i33.photo...
by shalihe74
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Have ye a Triumph? Let's See It!
Replies: 23
Views: 12751

Here are a couple pictures of my British harem (no SV here), as well as a couple shots of my first boyfriend - the Daytona. I don't have any solo shots of the new boyfriend (I haven't even had the Sprint for 2 weeks - I'll post again when I get some). http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u290/shalihe7...
by shalihe74
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I want a Triumph! Urban Sports Ed.
Replies: 8
Views: 9587

I agree with Mike: if money isn't an issue, I'd take the SpeedTriple over the StreetTriple. The pure power and torque of the 1050 engine is just incredible - even in my Sprint, whose engine is detuned relative to the Speedy. Caveat: I haven't ridden a StreetTriple, but I do have a Daytona (same engi...
by shalihe74
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Brand Spankin' New Usergroup
Replies: 12
Views: 3103

Re: Brand Spankin' New Usergroup

Big B wrote:By popular demand, Mike has awesomely added a Triumph usergroup! Come check it out and help make it another helpful, successful addition to the greatest motorcyle based website EVER!
:cheerleader: Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! :cheerleader:
by shalihe74
Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Is there a bike out with a mix of cruiser and sport bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 12413

Chuck_theHammer wrote:Must be nice riding allready...

a foot of snow in the yard and 2 inches of ice on my side street... also 20 degrees outside
Well, come June/July/August you'll be riding and I'll be looking at my bikes going "Shoot, I wish it wasn't 150 degrees out there..."
by shalihe74
Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Is there a bike out with a mix of cruiser and sport bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 12413

I bought the ST because I wanted a bike that would help me slow down and enjoy the scenery (as opposed to just picking lines) and, um... well, that hasn't worked very well. IIRC, you were supposedta be buying an old Trophy fer that...... :mrgreen: :laughing: Yeeeeeeeeah.... that was the idea, buuuu...
by shalihe74
Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Is there a bike out with a mix of cruiser and sport bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 12413

I'm not sure if someone has already mentioned this, but Triumph's Sprint ST is a great mix of sportbike and cruiser. The ergos are much less aggressive than on a sportbike, making it comfortable for longer hauls (a couple of must-do mods, though, are a double bubble windscreen and gel grips). The en...