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by NC Narrator
Sat May 25, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: New (Sort of) Rider, New (Sort of) Bike
Replies: 5
Views: 5621

Re: New (Sort of) Rider, New (Sort of) Bike

Do you get to ride all year in North Carolina? Thanks for the welcome! I think you can ride year round - but I'm from Wyoming originally, so I suspect I have a wider range of acceptable weather. Cold doesn't bother me at all, and it rarely gets below 40 around here. When it does it's usually just a...
by NC Narrator
Sat May 25, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The wave
Replies: 40
Views: 8682

Re: The wave

I wave...but I have a question. How do you wave? I've seen the single finger, two fingers, entire hand - all downward with fingers pointed to the ground. I've also seen multiple variations where the hand comes up off the bike. Then there are some who just kind of lift their fingers ever so slightly ...
by NC Narrator
Sat May 25, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: BC lady kills rider, gets one day in jail
Replies: 15
Views: 3203

Re: BC lady kills rider, gets one day in jail

About four years ago a friend of mine was killed by a 20 year old kid. Kid ran a red light and T-boned my friend's little Saturn coupe, flipping his pickup truck up and over the car. The impact was so hard my friend was actually in the passenger seat when they cut him out. The kid was so high and dr...
by NC Narrator
Sat May 25, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: New (Sort of) Rider, New (Sort of) Bike
Replies: 5
Views: 5621

Re: New (Sort of) Rider, New (Sort of) Bike

Thanks for the suggestion ceemes! I was hoping (and my husband was REALLY hoping) to get one of those cool jackets with the kevlar on the back and arms...but when the arms don't fit right the kevlar that's supposed to be over my elbows ends up on my forearms. There's a good leatherworker in my area,...
by NC Narrator
Fri May 24, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: I've just about decided on a bike...but what about gear?
Replies: 17
Views: 6336

Re: I've just about decided on a bike...but what about gear?

I like the Boulevard S40. I'm short (5'3") so I needed a shorter seat height. I looked at the 250's but I discovered most of them have a maximum speed of around 55 or 60mph. As far as I can tell you have to assume that speed is on a flat with average weight and no headwind. My concern was that the s...
by NC Narrator
Fri May 24, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Ducati encouraging MSF classes
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: Ducati encouraging MSF classes

MSF classes here (at the local community college) are $140. If you want to take the class from our local Harley Davidson dealership it's $385. I took the class at the community college, a friend took the class at the dealership. Almost exactly the same - the biggest difference was that I rode a Hond...
by NC Narrator
Fri May 24, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: New (Sort of) Rider, New (Sort of) Bike
Replies: 5
Views: 5621

New (Sort of) Rider, New (Sort of) Bike

Hello everyone! So today I came home with my first grown-up motorcycle! A 2006 Suzuki Boulevard S40 that's been sitting idle for at least five months - possibly longer. I grew up riding in Wyoming - but we weren't allowed to ride on a road so it was strictly prairie poppin' and scaring the antelope....