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by rnr262
Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: HALF, OPEN OR FULL HELMET FOR A CRUISER RIDER ?
Replies: 48
Views: 14674

I have two HJC helmets, on half, and one full face. I had bought the half last summer due to the heat, but have decided full face is the only way for me to go. I hate to say it, but it was Big Ben's accident that got me to thinking about my chin. (I wore it most of the time anyway) I agree with the ...
by rnr262
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Honda Rebel vs Kawa Elimator for first bike
Replies: 22
Views: 22850

I love my Rebel, and commute on it to work. It's a great little bike, and will do 85 if needed, but it have any "go" after about 70. It's pretty peppy through 55 or so, and then it takes a bit of time to keep climbing. I often find it's my bike of choice when I'm going out on my own. It's not a powe...
by rnr262
Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: So..what would you do ?
Replies: 16
Views: 6402

Have your grandson check out what deals they're giving the servicemen in Iraq. Harley is doing a great thing by offering steep discounts to those serving, maybe some of the others are too. If he could get a cheap ex250 or something over there, maybe he's settle for that bike to learn on, and then ge...
by rnr262
Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: who here can honestly say they obey posted speed limits?
Replies: 129
Views: 30482

Depends on the day and the type of riding I'm doing. There are days I'm happy to just be out cruising around, and there are days that justify to me why I should never have a sport bike.
by rnr262
Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: What basic gear to buy for MSF class?
Replies: 11
Views: 3369

The following advice may depend on where you live, and your MSF provider. When I took the course, they provided helmets. Now, many may not want to use a helmet others have used, but it may save you some money at the moment. (wear a head covering under it) Depending on where you buy your bike, you ma...
by rnr262
Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Insta-Biker names
Replies: 47
Views: 9639

"dog" of the Booze Junkies MC.

Wow, this thing is dead on.
by rnr262
Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: License question. Any bikers in Texas?
Replies: 7
Views: 2040

I've had the opposite problem in TX. When I moved from FL, they automatically put my CDL on there, even though I didn't want it. The more money they can charge you, they will!
by rnr262
Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Rothliesberger...
Replies: 75
Views: 19759

Add to the below that it's now reported Ben doesn't have a MC license. He had a learners permit that has expired. yeah it's a tough accident. and most of the reports are pretty vague on the details. - basically ben was going too fast - the car he hit either ran a red or was racing a yellow - ben hit...
by rnr262
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Wife says no to bike.
Replies: 60
Views: 15714

Zoo, I think your situation now is a bit different. You're already a biker, you already have one and love it. Any woman who gets involved with you will know that up front. That wasn't the case here. It sounds like you are much better off without your ex, and you have a beautiful bike and 3 great kid...
by rnr262
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Rothliesberger...
Replies: 75
Views: 19759

This was crazy news, I wish him a speedy recovery. I read one site that made it sound like the woman driving was found to be at fault. The MSNBC website said that no charges have been filed. I’m sure it might take a little while on the paperwork, but I hope she is charged. If no charges are filed I...
by rnr262
Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Wife says no to bike.
Replies: 60
Views: 15714

Your wife has valid concerns, even if they don't necessarily apply to you. While in theory, I agree that a spouse shouldn't stand in the way of doing something you love in most cases, there are exceptions. She's already lost someone she loved in an accident. She's seen the inpact it's had on family ...
by rnr262
Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Rothliesberger...
Replies: 75
Views: 19759

I'm also a huge Browns fan (but I like the 'boys) and hated to hear about Ben. He's good for the game of football. According to many of the folks in PA posting on the browns forum, he has lost most of his teeth, has a broken jaw, orbital cavity, and has severe damage to both knees. They said it's th...
by rnr262
Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies - Womans Opinion needed..
Replies: 27
Views: 12939

I'm in the opposite situation. My husband hates riding, but he's very, very supportive of me. See if she'll take the MSF course with you. You can approach it as you want her to learn everything you are, and if she decides not to ride, either her own, or with you, then you'll leave the subject alone....
by rnr262
Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies - Well its started...
Replies: 10
Views: 6579

How exciting for everyone! I hope you find your Blast soon.

I ride a Rebel to work daily. It's a great bike, and they're pretty bulletproof. I hope your Mom loves it! Con her into letting your practice on it so you'll be ready to take off on yours.
by rnr262
Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Do you need a license to buy a new bike at a dealership?
Replies: 15
Views: 3314

I also bought my bike before I got my license and didn't have trouble getting insurance. They just told me to let them know when I finished MSF so they could give me the discount. (didn't ask for proof either when I did.) Depending on where you live, some dealers won't let you out the door without i...
by rnr262
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: How much does motocross experience matter?
Replies: 17
Views: 3307

I think it helps as far as you're familiar with the clutch, throttle, brakes etc which can be a big hurdle for some. You may still have some learning curve as far as braking on pavement, turning, and getting used to all those vehicles around you that may not see you. It it was me, for my own safety,...
by rnr262
Wed May 31, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: i signed finance 'n dealer dropped my bike on the ground
Replies: 32
Views: 6252

I agree with the others, big points for the dealership for telling you. Look at it this way, rumor has it you'll drop your bike at least once, maybe the dealer did it for you. :) I've dropped each of my bikes once, with the worst damage being a slightly loose turn signal which I haven't bothered to ...
by rnr262
Mon May 29, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: %#^!#$ AHHHHH!!
Replies: 55
Views: 11066

And if the officer does patrol there regularly, he very well may have a few spots already picked out, a stopwatch ready, and then all he has to do is know that over so many seconds is enough for him to stop you. And I say this with all due respect (hard to convey over a message board) the fact that ...
by rnr262
Mon May 29, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: STREET ROD
Replies: 41
Views: 18932

Congratulations! That is a GREAT looking bike. I confess it's made me drool a few times and steer clear of the Harley dealer for fear of taking on more debt.

Hope you love it!
by rnr262
Sat May 27, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: %#^!#$ AHHHHH!!
Replies: 55
Views: 11066

Fight the ticket. You have a right to a day in court, and going there won't increase your fine even f the judge finds you guilty, however, the judge may cut your fine, suspend your sentence, or find you not guilty. Another point is cops are trained to estimate speed by a lovely math calculation for ...