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by Thistleback
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: What do you ladies ride? Pic?
Replies: 156
Views: 106305

I agree, that is a very pretty bike. Congrats!! And what did he give himself to replace it? :biggrin: Nothin' yet! He's looking for a Honda Aero or Sabre 1100. He test rode a V-star 1100 and an Aero 1100 and really didn't like the V-Star. Hope he finds something soon! We're burning daylight! There'...
by Thistleback
Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Younger Next Year. . .
Replies: 49
Views: 34218

I'm jumping in here!

Hello! I enjoyed reading this thread and finding other ladies sharing the same struggle. I'm 55 and was feeling very unfit - and exercise only made things worse - my joints couldn't take it, and I just didn't seem to build any muscle. And I was always tired. Then I started on bio-identical hormone r...
by Thistleback
Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Upperbody Strength
Replies: 15
Views: 14476

Re: Still Learning

So, my bike is making me stronger. It's fun thinking about what I can go to next once I'm close to being my old self. Regina Gina: I'm 55 and just started riding this year. I started on a 250 and only had it for two months before graduating to a 750. I'll probably not ever go much bigger than an 11...
by Thistleback
Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: What do you ladies ride? Pic?
Replies: 156
Views: 106305

Yamaha Virago 750

My newest ride is a Yamaha Virago 750. Had a 250, and my husband felt sorry for me after about two months, and gave me his 750.

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by Thistleback
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Just got my first bike! Woo Hoo!
Replies: 22
Views: 19773

Now got my second bike! Woo Hoo Again!

Well the Virago 250 only lasted two months - I wanted more power! My hubby felt sorry for me when we took the bikes to Victoria BC last weekend, and went up the Malahat. So when we got home he gave me his 750! I rode it Sunday night and it was great! I've been riding it to work every day this week. ...
by Thistleback
Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!
Replies: 765
Views: 330443

Current and past rides

I have had, in this order:

2005 Yamaha Zuma
2005 Yamaha XV250
1995 Yamaha XV750
by Thistleback
Fri May 22, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Just got my first bike! Woo Hoo!
Replies: 22
Views: 19773

Ladies: Got my windshield on

I got my windshield today. Put it on after work, and went for a trial run. Found I needed to adjust it up some, so made that adjustment when we got back. I think I'll take her to work tomorrow, so I can play on my lunch hour, and we'll ride for date night after work. I know I'm going to love it! Loo...
by Thistleback
Wed May 13, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Just got my first bike! Woo Hoo!
Replies: 22
Views: 19773

Ladies = Modifications already

I have already added a fork bag so I can carry a few incidentals, like my registration, water bottle, etc. I've also ordered a National Cycle Sportshield to keep the wind off. Can't wait until that arrives! We rode last Sunday, nearly all day. Backroads, highway, twisties, all of it. I like the twis...
by Thistleback
Thu May 07, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Windshield for Virago 250
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

Protect head too, or just chest?

Johnj wrote:I've used Spitfire windshields before and would again.
Did it direct wind over your head too, or did it just protect the body? How tall are you?
by Thistleback
Thu May 07, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Windshield for Virago 250
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

It's hard to know - how big is too big?

Right - that's what I understand. But how big is too big? Obviously too big is going to look silly on a small bike anyway . . . the Spitfire is only 15" high - would 17"x17" or so be fine? Will it keep the wind off my head, or only off my chest? I'm 5' 6". I'm hoping other Virago owners will pipe up...
by Thistleback
Thu May 07, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Windshield for Virago 250
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

Windshield for Virago 250

I just got a Virago 250 but need a windshield. I think I want something a little bigger than the Slipstreamer Spitfire, but don't know how much larger I can go. What is suggested? I'd like to keep my head from being buffeted. I'm 5'6" tall. I was looking at Memphis Slims 17" or Memphis HellCat (I th...
by Thistleback
Mon May 04, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Just got my first bike! Woo Hoo!
Replies: 22
Views: 19773

OK, well that didn't work - can anyone help with pics

See my previous post. What did I get wrong? I want to post a picture that I have hosted at picasaweb.
:frusty:
by Thistleback
Mon May 04, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: What do you ladies ride? Pic?
Replies: 156
Views: 106305

My New Ride

Here's my new ride, and my first bike:

http://picasaweb.google.com/thistleback ... 7491469074

I've only had it a week.
by Thistleback
Mon May 04, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Just got my first bike! Woo Hoo!
Replies: 22
Views: 19773

Thank you to all the well-wishers

Thank you to all who joined me in my excitement! My husband found a good deal on a used Virago 750, so we both have been riding and tinkering all weekend.

It's nice to feel welcomed here.
by Thistleback
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies - Women's first bike choice
Replies: 202
Views: 179736

Ladies - I Found my Virago!

Found a Virago to bring home. Had it since last Thursday night. Had to make a 7-hour round trip after work to get it, but it's nice! It's a 2005 with !575 miles on it. A few small scratches, but really clean. It's black - just like the picture I'm using for my avatar. Woo Hoo! I'm having fun! :roll2:
by Thistleback
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Is my plastic fender painted?
Replies: 4
Views: 3123

Deeper scratches

I took a better look at that area on the fender. The scratches are deeper than I thought. They are down through the paint and look white. I actually just took a black grease pencil and filled the scratches with it, and it looks a lot better. Of course it is still rough, but at least it's all black n...
by Thistleback
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Friction Zone too far out
Replies: 4
Views: 3615

Clutch adjustment

There is another place to adjust, down by the shift pedal. I just had to adjust the free play screw by the clutch lever. I have a 2003 Virago 250 (just got it a few months ago) and had to do this. I love learning how to ride on this bike. We found that adjustment and with a little tweaking found th...
by Thistleback
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies: Recommendation on buying chaps please
Replies: 10
Views: 9260

Ladies: Found some chaps I liked

Went shopping yesterday on my first day out with my first bike. The local power sports shop had 50% off Fieldsheer that day, and I found some Fieldsheer Marlyn chaps that fit really nice. Tried on overpants, but they didn't have any cut for women. The unisex fit didn't work, and I hated the way they...
by Thistleback
Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Is my plastic fender painted?
Replies: 4
Views: 3123

Buffable?

I don't know - I've never tried it before. I don't have the experience to tell. It's really more like a long abrasion than a scratch. I have some rubbing compound and polishing compound in the garage. It probably wouldn't hurt to give it a try and see what happens. It couldn't look any worse! Thanks!