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by amit_shah25
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First time at "highway speeds"
Replies: 15
Views: 4812

Re: First time at "highway speeds"

Noice ! How did that wind feel ;-) Take it slow and easy. Safety is very very very important ! I grew up riding motorcycles for around 15 years in India (smaller ones - 250cc or so), but I still call myself a noobie here in US. Riding a 800cc cruiser at 75 mph is very different from riding a 250cc b...
by amit_shah25
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: which oil filter for Boulevard c50 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: which oil filter for Boulevard c50 ?

Johnj wrote:K&N Oil Filter KN-138

FRAM Oil Filter PH6018

found on Google
Thanks a lot ! I guess I wasn't asking the right questions to google :frusty:
by amit_shah25
Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: which oil filter for Boulevard c50 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

which oil filter for Boulevard c50 ?

Tried pepboys. Got mobil 10W 40 which was recommended in the manual. But pepboys don't have any booklet for motorcycles so I don't know which oil filter I should use .. ?? Tried googl'ing but couldn't find anything .. ?
by amit_shah25
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Petite women's Pants
Replies: 6
Views: 10003

Petite women's Pants

Hi all ! I m posting this for my wife. She is 5' average built girl :mrgreen: Tried a local motorcycle store, checked some online, but nothing for a 5' .. What I am looking for her is like a mid to may be heavy weight textile pants that she could wear may be over jeans or something .. May be some th...
by amit_shah25
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: ezpass and Helmet !
Replies: 8
Views: 3162

Re: ezpass and Helmet !

Aiight. 2 questions. 1. Ezpass -- What do u guys use for that ? Some specific mount, just throw it in backpack and it will detect ... ??? If u leave it "visible" on the bike, wouldn't it get stolen ... ??? 2. Helmet mount - I was thinking of just getting like a wire lock, and lock the helmet with p...
by amit_shah25
Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: ezpass and Helmet !
Replies: 8
Views: 3162

ezpass and Helmet !

Aiight. 2 questions. 1. Ezpass -- What do u guys use for that ? Some specific mount, just throw it in backpack and it will detect ... ??? If u leave it "visible" on the bike, wouldn't it get stolen ... ??? 2. Helmet mount - I was thinking of just getting like a wire lock, and lock the helmet with pa...
by amit_shah25
Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Workhorse as opposed to pleasure ride ..
Replies: 8
Views: 3362

This is why everyone needs at least two bikes. I am still working the dual-purpose angle - which is why I will need three :P He heeeee ! :mrgreen: I had a car and bicycle. Motorcycle is the latest addition to the family ! Luckily my wife rides bicycle too so it was all smooth shopping so far. So fa...
by amit_shah25
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Workhorse as opposed to pleasure ride ..
Replies: 8
Views: 3362

Thats how I have kept my car and bicycle ! Not the cleanest vehicles, but always run good !! But then motorcycle -- Some people are fussy about it .. :P So that got me wondering ! If you use something on a daily basis, how can u keep it clean !!! And like skier said, I would rather spend my time rid...
by amit_shah25
Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Workhorse as opposed to pleasure ride ..
Replies: 8
Views: 3362

Workhorse as opposed to pleasure ride ..

Just curious here ... How many of you guys use your motorcycle as a workhorse -- commute, errands, grocery, home-depot trips (unless ofcourse if you getting 50 lbs of cement !!!), ride in rain or shine ... as opposed to pleasant weekend rides .. ? If you do, do you still manage to keep your motorcyc...
by amit_shah25
Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: doing everything right, and STILL a close call
Replies: 5
Views: 2945

Yeah, the bicyclists in NYC here have no regard for safety when riding in the streets with us. They would even run red lights causing me or other cars to swerve or brake hard. Yet they have the nerve to complain that cyclists get no respect. They give all two wheelers bad names. I know. That sucks ...
by amit_shah25
Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Hmmm ... I am going to the motorcycle store. Will checkout some gloves there.. See how they compare to the ones I have right now ... Talk about letting your bike down ... Took it out for a spin as soon as I got the title ... Just run some errands around the town. Park it on a hilly street. Put the b...
by amit_shah25
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Gloves

I have <a href="http://www.altrec.com/marmot/randonnee-glove">These</a> gloves that I use for bicycling. I am planning to use the same for motorcycle .. I have very cold hands and feet :roll: Thoughts ? Would these work, or I would need motorcycle specific gloves ? EDIT - http://www.altrec.com/marmo...
by amit_shah25
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Suzuki m50 Boulevard - Salvage Title
Replies: 9
Views: 3527

Finally got myself a '06 suzuki boulevard c50 - 6800 miles - $3800. Wanted to thank all here for their advises. Very psyched about it ! ;)
by amit_shah25
Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Suzuki m50 Boulevard - Salvage Title
Replies: 9
Views: 3527

The engine, tranny and frame were not affected by the crash. The bike was fixed by replacing the damaged parts. It even had a new Mustang seat on it. That is what I was thinking too ... Chances of engine and tranny damage would probably be slim .. But then I guess I just have to get my head straigh...
by amit_shah25
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Suzuki m50 Boulevard - Salvage Title
Replies: 9
Views: 3527

Re: Suzuki m50 Boulevard - Salvage Title

Gummiente wrote:And welcome to TMW!
Thanks :mrgreen:

So other than insurance thing, should I be worrying about "reliability" of the bike ? ... My major concern is I don't want to end up with something that I have to keep repairing all the time.
by amit_shah25
Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Suzuki m50 Boulevard - Salvage Title
Replies: 9
Views: 3527

Suzuki m50 Boulevard - Salvage Title

Hi all, I am a newbie(-ish) rider ! I say (ish) because I grew up riding mopeds and motorcycles for 15 years. Didn't ride for around 10 years or so. And now have decided to start riding again. The ones I used to ride before were smaller engine vehicles. 250cc max. Now I think I want to get into crui...