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by Koss
Fri May 09, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Shiver 750 Delivered!
Replies: 43
Views: 8766

Woah, she's beautiful! And I love how your part of the country looks. I wish we had those plant things here. We should import some! :P If you look later in the thread, there is something else you would have to import to keep those plant thingys green and pretty. RAIN! :shock: And in the winter they...
by Koss
Thu May 08, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I can't decide.
Replies: 25
Views: 5822

Yea, those M50's are really sharp looking!
by Koss
Wed May 07, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Caught some big juicy ones...
Replies: 21
Views: 5136

On very rare occasions, I'll actually get a bug or two splattered on the guage cluster. Right there on my RPM guage. I assume from turblance.
by Koss
Wed May 07, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Shiver 750 Delivered!
Replies: 43
Views: 8766

Woah, she's beautiful! And I love how your part of the country looks. I wish we had those plant things here. We should import some! :P
by Koss
Wed May 07, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Caught some big juicy ones...
Replies: 21
Views: 5136

I would say that the front of my fairing and windscreen on the EX500 takes out about four times the amount of critters that my faceshield does on the helmet. Sounds like a fun science fair project for any kids out there though! :laughing: Even though the windscreen on the bike dosn't come up that hi...
by Koss
Tue May 06, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Motorcycle Helmet camera / mounted action cam advice anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

My only experience was just using a digital camera with movie capability, then attached it to the inside of my helmet's visor. Not the safest thing to do, but it did wonders for wind noise and vibrations. The last camera I grabbed even had a wide angle lens, for a better effect at speed and viewing ...
by Koss
Tue May 06, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: My Shiver 750 - LONG
Replies: 58
Views: 10170

Friggin' A... if anyone at the dealership that I work for would talk like that to a customer... wether they were in the wrong or right... no matter what situation or cause... they would be fired within a moments notice once the customer complained. Even before a nasty conversation or phonecall was e...
by Koss
Sat May 03, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Caught some big juicy ones...
Replies: 21
Views: 5136

Riding down Rt. 13 at 65 mph, southern Illinois, July, on my roomate's Kawasaki 125. No helmet of course, this is 1980. Grasshopper: at least four inches long. Right smack in the space below the nose above the upper lip. I'm sure the impact created a bright green cloud of bug-gut aerosol at least f...
by Koss
Sat May 03, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Looking for some advice.
Replies: 29
Views: 5942

1. Sign up ASAP for the MSF course. Don't just plan on it, but do it. Get your date set, and don't touch a motorcycle until you graduate from the course. Then afterwards, if you want to ride your friends 600 supersport, thats your choice. Parking lot speeds are slower, and the bike isn't as stable a...
by Koss
Fri May 02, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Looking for some advice.
Replies: 29
Views: 5942

I have always hated the misconception that smaller motorcycles were built for tiny petite framed women or lanky short men that resemble twigs. Honestly, a ninja 250r would haul your body around, although might not be all that comfortable ringing that motor out on the highways passing other cars. The...
by Koss
Thu May 01, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Looking for some advice.
Replies: 29
Views: 5942

I am 6' 2", and ride a ninja 500. I actually bought it because out of all the newbie friendly bikes, it was the most comfortable to me. All the bikes I named previously use a standard riding position. Parked up right next to a Suzuki GSXR 750 it looks like the same size, so it dosn't look like a tin...
by Koss
Thu May 01, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Looking for some advice.
Replies: 29
Views: 5942

Edit: I forgot to mention the most important thing. You really do need to take a motorcycle training class first and foremost. It will help you in numerous ways, and make you a better rider right from the get go, and help you understand what might be going on with the bike before it becomes a proble...
by Koss
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Different type of bike...for a different type of ride?
Replies: 28
Views: 5529

Hmm, Aprilla? I wouldn't mind waking up one morning and finding a new RSV 1000R sitting there instead of my EX. :shock:
by Koss
Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Caught some big juicy ones...
Replies: 21
Views: 5136

I usually can dodge them, even though I do wear a full face helmet. Today I felt bad when I was riding up my favorite canyon road (which i actually got my apartment at the top of the road because of it) I was in awe of this beautiful blue and indigo butterfly. It didn't strike me that within a secon...
by Koss
Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Re:Horrible news -Logitech104 is not real. The story is fake
Replies: 65
Views: 15528

Sometimes its numbing, sometimes not. I just keep going back and forth with disbelief and realization. And, whatever I feel, must be insignificant to what Evan and their family are going through. I just wanted to thank everyone here for sharing your words about the aspects of Shelly we all saw and e...
by Koss
Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Re:Horrible news -Logitech104 is not real. The story is fake
Replies: 65
Views: 15528

Evan, I'm so sorry. I... don't know what else to say, everything just went dark in my head... My condolences for you and your family.
by Koss
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Re:Horrible news -Logitech104 is not real. The story is fake
Replies: 65
Views: 15528

Shelly and your family will be in my heart and prayers. May you all be blessed. I won't lose hope, and I believe in her and the will of whats right in this world. I pray everything will turn out right and she will be saved, and recover. She is so sweet, and friendly. Open minded with a wonderful hea...
by Koss
Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: When to join a group ride?
Replies: 16
Views: 2982

Ack! I would be terrified to ride side by side. The bf and I go on poker runs, sometimes 100 bikes are involved. Everyone rides staggered. They are a lot of fun, but NO WAY would I ride my own bike in one! Maybe next summer.... This weekend I will ride in a small group, bf, and a few good friends. ...
by Koss
Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: motorcycle as only transportation
Replies: 19
Views: 5075

Right, you make a good point. Its your frame of mind... and going into this with good moral and believing in success will work out great. As well as anything else we try to do in any field of life. From what you said, they seem to be casual or joy riders. Which, there isn't anything wrong with that....
by Koss
Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Got my permit!
Replies: 16
Views: 3490

Congratulations! Thats fantastic. :motorcycle5: