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by mtn_horn
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: bike rec wanted: 2 seats, 60+mpg, quiet, 4 stroke, fwy legal
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Also, this is mainly going to be a bus pass substitute. So as long as I can get from A to B faster than I could on the bus, I'll be happy. However, if it's not totally dorky, that would be a plus. I only have strong knowledge of Vespas and my bike (an Aero). As jstark pointed out, the Honda reflex ...
by mtn_horn
Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: bike rec wanted: 2 seats, 60+mpg, quiet, 4 stroke, fwy legal
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

If both 60+ mpg and quiet are as important as your other parameters, I would look seriously at a Vespa GTS. It's 250 cc, fuel injected, liquid-cooled. It has easily enough power for two normal sized humans for trips in and aroud all of the hills in San Francisco and it is definitely freeway legal. W...
by mtn_horn
Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How much are you paying for insurance?
Replies: 56
Views: 13057

age: 44
bike: Honda Aero 750
it's financed, so I have full coverage

50/100/50 liabilty
$500 deductible for collision

$254 per year
by mtn_horn
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: MSF course question?
Replies: 29
Views: 6999

I scream at students all the time, but only because they are wearing helmets and the bikes are running, never out of anger. I also make sure to tell them two things 1.) It may seem like I'm yelling at you, but I'm trying to be heard through your helmet and over the sound of the bikes. 2.) When you ...
by mtn_horn
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: My near-crash story
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

My near-crash story

The thread about drivers turning left in front of riders made me think I should share this story: I'd had my first motorcycle for a week (and a scooter for a year) , so I'd yet to be on the freeway on my bike and I'll probably wait until my more experienced biker friends can "escort" me onto I-70 fo...
by mtn_horn
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: MSF course question?
Replies: 29
Views: 6999

An instructer yelling "NEUTRAL! NEUTRAL! NEUTRAL!" in your face when you don't even know where to find neutral is not really helpful. I had the same experience - a year ago I took the MSF class to get my "M" endorsement because I had a 150 cc scooter that required it. The instructor did nothing but...
by mtn_horn
Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies - Women's first bike choice
Replies: 202
Views: 174419

We bought Honda 750 Aero's as our first bikes - well technically, our first bikes were our scooters - but we wanted to get bikes that would allow us to get on the interstate - they felt heavy at first, but it didn't take much practice to have them feel natural. We are 5'8 and 5'9, and the Aero just ...
by mtn_horn
Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from The 'Burgh
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Hey there - we just (this past Tuesday) bought brand new Honda Aero's too...one 06, another 07 - we are really enjoying them and can't wait to take a bit of a longer trip this weekend. So far, we've just been commuting on city streets.

welcome!
by mtn_horn
Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: how often do you guys do biker waves?
Replies: 64
Views: 32764

I wave when it's safe to do so especially when I'm on my scooter. It will be interesting to see how many more waves I get back now that I'm also going to be riding a cruiser. Not at the same time of course. 8) The most fun was when our scooter club would be on a ride and we would all wave to a rider...
by mtn_horn
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Poll: What type of helmet do you wear most often?
Replies: 28
Views: 16264

Full face, although I would consider a flip up if it had strong structural integrity. Heck, I wear my full face when I ride across town on my vespa. I figure at 45 mph, the pavement or some other obstacle can do quite a bit of damage to my jaw. I rather like my jaw. Some of my scooter friends think ...
by mtn_horn
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Denver
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

zed wrote:How do you tell your bikes apart? :)
Mine is much better looking, of course :)
by mtn_horn
Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Newbie lessons learned today
Replies: 12
Views: 8900

... On occasion I have even pulled over and then the pressure is off. My friend says that's a biker no-no, ... Noob question here: Is that a biker no-no because we should own our lane or is it more of a no-no because it is seen as a less-than-biker-tough thing to do? I am asking earnestly - I'd rea...
by mtn_horn
Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: "Hey MAN"...
Replies: 30
Views: 18575

[quote="jonnythan]In this situation, it's hard to blame the guy. In general, women are just not up on or into machinery or technical details.[quote]

ummm...I don't think I would classify knowing what type of bike you're riding to be a "technical detail."
by mtn_horn
Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Denver
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Hello from Denver

Well, we've gone and done it...after riding our Vespas (PX 150, ET4) all over town for a year, we got the itch to ride to Moab or maybe Santa Fe - and figured as much as we love our scoots, they really weren't up to the task. :) So, as of yesterday, we are the proud owners of two Honda 750 cc Aeros....