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by motomac
Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Biker- 6' tall female- what bike to get?
Replies: 13
Views: 5506

Re: New Biker- 6' tall female- what bike to get?

I'm a 6' tall female, I'm not muscular and I'm very new to biking. I would greatly appreciate any recommendations on a traditional bike to purchase- especially a used one as money is an object! Thanks in advance! ---------------------------------------------------------- If you're tall, you don't n...
by motomac
Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Battery/wiring question
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

Re: Battery/wiring question

I have an 86 Suzuki Intruder. Where does the battery negative lead cable go to from the negative post? And is this cable hard to change? I have a short in this cable and wondering if I can change it out myself. Thanks. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- If yo...
by motomac
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy Motomac's photos...
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

...you sold the CBR400RR.... :ohmy: Nice pics 8) ----------------------------------------------------- Yeah, unfortunately I did. It seemed like a good idea at the time. I was getting ready to transfer, but didn't know where. I still had the VFR and CRF, so figured I wouldn't miss the CBR. A good f...
by motomac
Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Guess what I had for supper on Saturday night?
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

Re: Guess what I had for supper on Saturday night?

Also, now I have to promise to take her to a seafood restaurant immediately upon landing in the States next time so she can have one of those things! If you're in Kuwait City and not out at Arifjan or somewhere, the restaurant in a dhow behind the SAS Radisson on the waterfront puts on a mighty fin...
by motomac
Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Riding in the Rain and Dark
Replies: 36
Views: 6714

Re: Riding in the Rain and Dark

The worst riding conditions make the best riders. And that's when I stopped reading this post. That statement just reeks of bullshit. I think the sentence is incomplete. It should have read "The worst riding conditions make the best riders evaluate the risks and decide to seek shelter until it blow...
by motomac
Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from central Illinois
Replies: 2
Views: 1727

Welcome

Welcome aboard. Sorry to hear about your scooter... Wow...$3K, that's a lot of damage! I had to look up Fulton County....I didn't know where it was. Turns out it is only about 60 miles (unless I mis-measured) from where I grew up in Clinton. Anyway...I'm a newby here also, but it sure seems like the...
by motomac
Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy Motomac's photos...
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

Weather

Hi Always wondered what Kuwait was like- having worked for a company that supplied all the OHP's there after the early 90's. I now work for a Qatar/Exxon company in the UK and we enjoy similar weather. http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x245/aw1958/AVI_0003001_0001.jpg Keep up the photos. Ade What'...
by motomac
Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy Motomac's photos...
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. I couldn't imagine living in a place as hot as Kuwait. I enjoyed seeing it though. I did not know the cities were so large. If you want to see lots of pictures and read stories, you will find them in the members' blogs. Here is mine. http://www.totalmotor...
by motomac
Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Guess what I had for supper on Saturday night?
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

Re: Guess what I had for supper on Saturday night?

What do you do with the leftovers....lobster thermador or something? Not sure what lobster thermador is, but I was told that the remaining lobsters were to be made into home made McLobster sandwiches and was assured that they would not go to waste. BTW, a McLobster sandwich is an actual item in McD...
by motomac
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Photography
Replies: 59
Views: 18281

Re: Photography

I have to say that this is about the only way I've seen Thunderbird look decent. I grew up around Norman and live for about 8 years in Norman before I moved down here. Spent a lot of time at Dirtybird. Great shot, although I'd suggest doing a little photoshopping to level that horizon a little more...
by motomac
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: unchained trip
Replies: 4
Views: 4644

??

What is an "unchained" ride? Did you just buy a shaft-drive bike? Get a divorce? Quit your job? Throw away your cellphone?

I saw that term elsewhere on this forum, but still don't know what it means...

Cheers,

Mac
by motomac
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Outback Australia...Getting there, a few towns along the way
Replies: 2
Views: 3196

Population?

Why does the sign say "Humans - 30" and then "Germans - 46"? Does that mean Germans aren't human? I've got some friend who would be mighty upset to find out that little fact. Of course I've also got some friends who would agree with it!! :laughing:

Cheers,

Mac
by motomac
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How do you handle an unknown twisty?
Replies: 38
Views: 13131

If you can't see the entirety of the corner, assume there's an SUV sideways in your lane. Will you be able to straighten the bike and stop in time to avoid a collision? Riding any faster than that means you are taking more of a risk: some day there will be an obstacle in your path of travel and you...
by motomac
Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Guess what I had for supper on Saturday night?
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

Re: Guess what I had for supper on Saturday night?

Okay, I lied -- she doesn't hate you....but she is insanely jealous! Oooohh... bet she doesn't want to know that there were 7 lobsters left over after the feast. We had a few no-shows for supper and even though a few people (including me) had two lobsters each, there were just too many lobsters. NO...
by motomac
Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy from Kuwait
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Photo Post

Blues2Cruise...

I decided to make a separate post with the photos. It took me longer than I though -- mainly because I get too verbose -- but I figured if I was going to put that much time into it, at least someone should look at it! :laughing: :laughing:

Cheers,

Mac
by motomac
Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy Motomac's photos...
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

New Guy Motomac's photos...

When I joined up yesterday, Blues2cruise asked me to post a photo of my bikes or Kuwait or something. Okay, so I went a little overboard, but here’s some with a bit of explanation for each. Rather than bury it in my original post, I’ll load it as a new thread. Sorry if this is too much: Typical stre...
by motomac
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy from Kuwait
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

:welcome2: to TMW from :canada: There are a few of us here who can say things like the good old days..... :) Then of course there are the good older days.... :laughing: Do you have any pics of any of yuor bikes with you? If so how about posting one or two. :) Or just post a picture of Kuwait..... E...
by motomac
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: I rode to work and...
Replies: 8
Views: 5242

Re: I rode to work and...

I ran out of gas on the way home on a major highway. I hadn't ridden to work before and I really enjoyed it. I'm still getting nervous at higher speeds, but I'm sure I'll be okay in time. I was a nervous car driver when I started that. Traffic isn't so bad because it's not heavy. I'm heading on mos...
by motomac
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: When to consider going to a bigger bike?
Replies: 26
Views: 8989

You're ready...

SCGurl, From reading through your posts above, it sure looks to me like you've got a steady head on your shoulders, thinking a lot about the aspects of riding, plus planning ahead for the next machine. One other thing to consider is whether you've had any "throttle accidents". Those are the times wh...
by motomac
Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: You can thank me now!
Replies: 26
Views: 6915

Gas Prices?

Well, I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but we're still getting 93 octane Ultra unleaded for $.72 per gallon. No, that isn't a typo....seventy two cents per gallon.