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by Schmink
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hiya from SOCAL
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

Check out the roads near Ojai. . .they are great!
by Schmink
Wed May 27, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Riding Gear in Hawaii???
Replies: 11
Views: 5158

Mesh goes a long way, but when your'e talking truly hot hot hot weather, sometimes insulation + a cooling layer is best. They make vests you can pop in a freezer that I know some folks swear by that live in deserts and still wanna ride. I stick with mesh and a camelbak + regularly dumping water on ...
by Schmink
Mon May 04, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: music option on my Honda?
Replies: 13
Views: 2200

Hi Ellen2, I know waht you mean about needing something to listen to on long rides. I have a Yahama V-Star 1100 and I simply put my Ipod in my jacket pocket and put one headphone in my ear (usually the right). I still like to be able to hear the traffic with my other ear and in California it's illeg...
by Schmink
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: honda shadow wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Cool website. . thanks for sharing. . .
by Schmink
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: changing wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2211

Here is a site that sells mag wheels. . .http://www.rccomponents.com/hondaproduc ... oducts.htm

I'm looking at these for my V-Star.
by Schmink
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Reflective Tape
Replies: 24
Views: 6828

I've bought from this site

http://www.reflectivedecals.com/

Good products!
by Schmink
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: honda shadow wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Here's a place I've looked at for my V-Star. . .they sell through local dealers. Sort of expensive, but may be worth it.

http://www.rccomponents.com/hondaproduc ... heels.aspx
by Schmink
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Chroming parts
Replies: 22
Views: 5059

I have not chromed parts on my bike, but my SO has. He has an 1800 Goldwing and has used Classic Components

http://www.classiccomponents.com/

He had wheels chromed by them and was very happy with the workmanship.
by Schmink
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: riding from san jose to los angeles
Replies: 10
Views: 2651

I concur, if you make sure that you start early, stop every 100 miles for gas and a break (stretch your legs, drink some water), I think you will find that you can make this trip and enjoy some of the scenery there is to see. Depending on what part of LA you are going to, would depend on what time I...
by Schmink
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: help with v star 1100
Replies: 9
Views: 6518

I'm not mechanical, but I do have a 2008 1100 V-Star. If you've gone through that many batteries, I have to think there is something more than just an issue with the battery. I bought my V-star about a year ago. I have extra lights, a headlight modulator, and rear brake light modulator as well. I do...
by Schmink
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: One piece or two?
Replies: 8
Views: 2606

I can honestly say, after using a $12 target type rain suit, that a two piece will do as good as anything. The only problem with these type of rain suits is that they are usually plastic and you can tend to get really hot after awhile. On the plus side, they never leaked either!
by Schmink
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Other Women Acutally RIDE?
Replies: 43
Views: 21998

For me, I ride pillion due to lack of experience. I started out riding pillion, so it's my comfort zone at this point. Growing up and all the way through college, I had no desire whatsoever to ride a motorcycle. They scared me. I had no experience with dirt bikes or go-carts or anything. But then I...
by Schmink
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Track Days
Replies: 6
Views: 4464

Wow, I ride a cruiser and can't even imagine leaning like that!! You go girl!!
by Schmink
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Bike or Class First?
Replies: 14
Views: 8241

Definitely took the MSF course first. . .then bought my first bike!
by Schmink
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Do you still "talk the basics" to yourself?
Replies: 26
Views: 11338

Yup, , either during the event or after the event. . .usually both. At least if you can recognize what you need to do or what may have been a better option, you may be better prepared for the next time. ..
by Schmink
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Hi, I'm new - advice welcomed!
Replies: 15
Views: 6399

Definitely take the MSF course!! They teach you everything you need to know in order to get going on the road. . .actual road experience is yet another story, but getting the basics down first is necessary! I took the MSF course and then had a gracious enough BF that would ride with me to gain me ac...
by Schmink
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: I had my bike for 1 month and already dropped it.
Replies: 42
Views: 12612

There are only 2 types of MC riders. . .

1. Those who have dropped their bike. . .
2. Those who have yet to drop their bike. . .

Most have dropped a bike somewhere in their learning experience. . .don't feel bad. . .it happens!
by Schmink
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: BIRTH & BIKE DAY !
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Nice bike!!
by Schmink
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: compare honda vtx1300c to yamaha 1300 custum
Replies: 1
Views: 2989

Carol, I'm 5'4" as well and have a Yamaha V-Star 1100. . . while I could reach the handle bars ok, I did decide to get the Phat handlebar risers to bring the bars back to me just a bit. I didn't have to change the actual handlebars either, which was nice. The only thing I did have to do was sort of ...
by Schmink
Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New V-Star rider from Northern Calif.....
Replies: 6
Views: 2867

Welcome! I have a V-Star as well. . .it's a great bike and you're gonna have alot of fun riding it!