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by Trobairitz
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Questions from a soon-to-be Rookie!
Replies: 8
Views: 3785

Re: Questions from a soon-to-be Rookie!

Just piping in with my 2 cents. I started on a Suzuki TU250 and rode it for just over 3,000 miles in a year before moving up to a Suzuki SFV Gladius (which I've now had for 3 years) While I appreciated a wet weight of only 326 lbs on the 250 a little bigger cc's and heavier (446 lbs) bike makes a bi...
by Trobairitz
Thu May 17, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Here it is! Please aid a graduate student in his research :)
Replies: 15
Views: 6299

Re: Here it is! Please aid a graduate student in his researc

Done.

And I'll take a vegan cookie/donut please................mmmmm
by Trobairitz
Tue May 01, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: WHAT!!! just checked out the suzuki website.
Replies: 14
Views: 3559

Re: WHAT!!! just checked out the suzuki website.

I had a 2009 TU250 and rode it for a year prior to my Gladius. Great motorcycle. 81 mpg. I miss it sometimes. Little tough passing cars on the mountain roads but it would do it if you were in a full tuck with the throttle WFO. I didn't realize how much of an attention getter it would be when I bough...
by Trobairitz
Tue May 01, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Magazines you Recommend
Replies: 18
Views: 4688

Re: Magazines you Recommend

For unbiased reviews of motorcycles and motorcycle products, and interesting articles, can't beat Motorcycle Consumer News. +1. We've subscribed to MCN for a few years and really enjoy it. We also subscribe to Rider (another favorite) and Cycle World. I've never read Road Bike. Hubby rides a Triump...
by Trobairitz
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Solstice Blessings
Replies: 13
Views: 6787

Re: Solstice Blessings

Happy Solstice everyone.

Only 90 days until Spring, hooray. :clap:
by Trobairitz
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Ready to ride in Oregon - any events coming up?
Replies: 4
Views: 5618

Re: Ready to ride in Oregon - any events coming up?

There is a Eugene/Springfield bike night the second Friday of every month at 6:00 pm. Warm Season Location Sonic Drive-In 2043 Olympic Street Springfield, OR 97477 Cold Season Location (right next door to Sonic) Abby's Legendary Pizza 2053 Olympic Street Springfield, OR 97477 Coming to a bike night ...
by Trobairitz
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Suzuki Rectifier Recall
Replies: 2
Views: 2371

Re: Suzuki Rectifier Recall

The TU 250 is great. Bought it last March and put 2000 miles on it. Time to step up. I do find that it doesn't matter what direction you travel here in the valley you have a pass to go over and in a headwind you can tuck down over the tank and open it wide up and barely hit 60. It will pass a Prius ...
by Trobairitz
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Suzuki Rectifier Recall
Replies: 2
Views: 2371

Suzuki Rectifier Recall

Hey all. Went to purchase a new 2009 Suzuki Gladius here in Oregon on Saturday. Got a smoking deal for $2k under MSRP but wasn't able to take it home. Had to just put down a deposit. Apparently Suzuki just released a rectifier recall and they have a stop sales and delivery on certain models. Parts a...
by Trobairitz
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What do you do in your regular life?
Replies: 167
Views: 51777

Re: What do you do in your regular life?

Not very exciting here... 1) The last 10 years I've been the sole Legal Assistant for an attorney that does mostly criminal defense 2) Best thing is my boss likes to take lot of time off and thinks I should too (hooray for salary) and we don't work any holidays or Friday afternoons. 3) Dealing with ...
by Trobairitz
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Poll: New riders, do you consider weight of a motorcycle?
Replies: 34
Views: 11776

Re: Poll: New riders, do you consider weight of a motorcycle

We are looking for a larger bike for me now and weight is still a factor. Looking at a Street Triple vs. Gladius, etc. I like the Bonneville SE but at 75-100 lbs more than the others I am reluctant. Trobairitz- A bike I could recommend you look at is the BMW F650GS twin. (Despite the 650 name, this...
by Trobairitz
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Poll: New riders, do you consider weight of a motorcycle?
Replies: 34
Views: 11776

Re: Poll: New riders, do you consider weight of a motorcycle

I am a fairly new rider (under 3,000 miles) that considers weight a major factor in choosing a bike. I got my endorsement back in 2002 after taking the Team Oregon class, but due to circumstances did not purchase a bike until spring 2009. I started off on a used 2006 Honda Nighthawk 250, but it didn...
by Trobairitz
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Beginner Stories and Emotionally compromised
Replies: 8
Views: 7856

Re: Beginner Stories and Emotionally compromised

I understand completely how hard it is to get back to riding after a few years since the course. I took my MSF Course here in Oregon in the fall of 2002 but did not get a bike until last year. I started on a Nighthawk 250 and found it super buzzy and not stable at cruising speed on the back roads. L...
by Trobairitz
Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: "Be American, Buy a Harley"
Replies: 79
Views: 23676

Theres nothing 100% american made except what my wife cooks in the kitchen. And even then is it just American assembled. So much of our food is actually manufactured or grown in other countries. When you look at the labels in the grocery store it is amazing how much isn't made here. Ya gottta read ...
by Trobairitz
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: "Be American, Buy a Harley"
Replies: 79
Views: 23676

badinfluence63 wrote:Theres nothing 100% american made except what my wife cooks in the kitchen.
And even then is it just American assembled. So much of our food is actually manufactured or grown in other countries. When you look at the labels in the grocery store it is amazing how much isn't made here.
by Trobairitz
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: "Be American, Buy a Harley"
Replies: 79
Views: 23676

My hubby's 1976 Kawasaki KZ900 LTD is classified as a Japanese bike but was made in the USA. My brother is a sales manager at a local harley shop and he will tell you that although Harley's are assembled here in the USA most of the parts are in fact Japanese made. My Nissan Versa is classified as a ...
by Trobairitz
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2009 Suzuki Gladius
Replies: 17
Views: 3678

2009 Suzuki Gladius

Just got the new issue of Rider magazine in the mail today. Anyone have any thoughts on the new 2009 Suzuki Gladius? (loosely based on the older Katana) I like the thoughts of a naked SV 650 type of bike with the seating position a little more upright. I don't like the weight on my wrists. Any other...
by Trobairitz
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Does your bike have a name?
Replies: 42
Views: 7367

Gummiente wrote:
And no, I haven't named my toaster. But I'm pretty sure it doesn't like me.
Wrote a song about it, like to hear it? here it goes.....

My toaster has a first name.... it's T-O-A-S-T-E-R.....

Just doesn't have the same effect as the Oscar Meyer song does it?

:laughing:
by Trobairitz
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Does your bike have a name?
Replies: 42
Views: 7367

Try as I might I cannot figure out why people name their rides, be it four wheels or two. I have never named a mode of transportation, although hubby has a 2007 Triumph Bonneville America he calls Bonnie. He also nicknamed her "l'outre femme" French for 'the other woman' cuz if he isn't with me he i...
by Trobairitz
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies - Women's first bike choice
Replies: 202
Views: 174463

AmySue529, please tell me you wear ATGATT? Either way, I am glad you are ok and hope you are up and riding soon and that the bruises and scrapes aren't too bad. I am still waiting on my first bike and not looking forward to gauging how fast to take twisties. Much easier from the pillion I am guessin...
by Trobairitz
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies - Women's first bike choice
Replies: 202
Views: 174463

Thanks for the encouragement Lion Lady. We are leaning that way but they are so hard to find used and we aren't sure we want to spend the money on new. Since my post, unexpected medical bills have delayed us for a few months on purchasing a bike for me, but I'll still get there, just might be next s...