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by Loonette
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: New here, not to riding
Replies: 12
Views: 4966

Re: New here, not to riding

Welcome aboard!

Cheers,
Loonette
by Loonette
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Risers
Replies: 7
Views: 2112

Re: Risers

Glad it all worked out. I installed Kewl Metal risers on my Meanstreak, which raised the bars AND brought them back. It was one of my favorite modifications on my bike. And luckily, I didn't have to extend any cables (did have to drop the suspension, however, to get the cables underneath the bars). ...
by Loonette
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: good samaritin
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Re: good samaritin

I had a cager alert me to the fact that one of my bolts had fallen off of my license plate, and the plate was in danger of falling off altogether. Not a safety issue, exactly, but it would have been a real pain in the butt to get a new plate issued. I was very grateful for his intervention. :-) Chee...
by Loonette
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Overcoming fear
Replies: 6
Views: 5612

Re: Overcoming fear

Definitely have a doctor rule out anything that can be remedied with his/her help - you might possibly have an ear or sinus issue. Try some daily meditation.... quiet time by yourself to keep the outside buzz away and reconnect with your self/spirit - this can often help disperse stress and worry. R...
by Loonette
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5427
Views: 605643

Re: What did you do today...

This morning I got a peek at the blue moon after my midnight shift... life is good!! :-)

Cheers,
Loonette
by Loonette
Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: 4 Insane Things Nobody Tells You About Riding a Motorcycle
Replies: 22
Views: 6296

Re: 4 Insane Things Nobody Tells You About Riding a Motorcyc

Did you at least enjoy your trip? How far and how long? I did have a good time. Including on one of the days, when a riding buddy cancelled on me because she decided to do something different with her husband, so I ended up riding alone. In 2 days, I put on about 600 miles, visited with two friends...
by Loonette
Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: A reintroduction...
Replies: 4
Views: 2074

Re: A reintroduction...

Actually... my paycheck job as police dispatcher, which I took on three years ago, keeps me the busiest now. And I'm full time on the midnight shift, which is a special kind of draining! I dropped firefighting due to lack of time. I still volunteer as an EMT, though. :-)

Cheers,
Loonette
by Loonette
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Why we Ride
Replies: 11
Views: 3565

Re: Why we Ride

Looks good... I'll have to pick up a copy. Another good one, of course, "On Any Sunday". Love that flick!! Nobody in my circle rode motorcycles when I was growing up. But in 1976, I was 8 years old, and a neighbor dude in our apartment complex was giving rides to kids on his bike. I guess it was som...
by Loonette
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: my ZRx1100
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

Re: my ZRx1100

Nice ZRX! My husband rides a ZRX (and I think he has the same can...). Hope it's treating you well!

Cheers,
Loonette
by Loonette
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: A reintroduction...
Replies: 4
Views: 2074

A reintroduction...

I've actually been on Totalmotorcycle for many years, but haven't been very active for the past two or three years. This is a great forum, and I hope new members find lots of useful information and comradery with the other members here. Happy riding!!

Cheers,
Loonette
by Loonette
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: 4 Insane Things Nobody Tells You About Riding a Motorcycle
Replies: 22
Views: 6296

Re: 4 Insane Things Nobody Tells You About Riding a Motorcyc

Yup... I took a little trip last month, and during such, I was able to spend a little time with one of my dearest old friends. Right away, as soon as she learned that I was travelling on my bike, she started in with overwhelming concern for my safety, reminding me that a cousin of hers crashed his b...
by Loonette
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 7
Views: 3862

Re: It's been a while

Haven't been around for a while, myself. Obviously, since I'm responding to a post from nearly two years ago! Jeesh... Busy life and all that jazz, but I do enjoy peeking around these forums from time to time. Happy riding!!

Cheers,
Loonette
by Loonette
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Man Buys Motorcycle, Dies After 3 Mile Ride
Replies: 8
Views: 3325

Re: Man Buys Motorcycle, Dies After 3 Mile Ride

I suppose if the saying is every biker has either been in an accident or will be. I've always disliked this quote. I’m not a fatalistic person by nature, and I don't believe that accidents (or any other life event) are inevitable, unavoidable, beyond your control. I think most people on this forum ...
by Loonette
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Don't just ride a bike, KNOW how a bike works
Replies: 4
Views: 3495

Re: Disgusted....

I don't like the judgment that "only if you're willing to work on your bike, can you call yourself a 'real rider'". I do quite a bit of my own work on my bike, and sometimes I brainstorm and work on mechanical issues with my husband's assistance, but that's because that's how I want to manage my lif...
by Loonette
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Merry Christmas 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

Re: Merry Christmas 2013

Happiest of holidays to all and yours. May your days be merry and bright, and may great motorcycling weather always be in sight.

Cheers,
Loonette
by Loonette
Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 10th Anniversary - Total Motorcycle Forums!! 2003-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3910

Re: 10th Anniversary - Total Motorcycle Forums!! 2003-2013

Happy Forum Anniversary!! This means, too, that I've been riding for 10 years now. Woot!!

Cheers,
Loonette
by Loonette
Thu May 30, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES-Do it yourself or get someone to do it for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 7402

Re: LADIES-Do it yourself or get someone to do it for you?

I do my own oil & filter change. I have done a coolant flush, which was more tricky than I thought it would be (but worth it... I swapped out the old for fresh Engine Ice). I installed my risers with Dave's help (we had to lift the bike in order to drop the front suspension to remove the triple tree...
by Loonette
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5427
Views: 605643

Re: What did you do today...

blues2cruise wrote:I got my motorcycle insured today. :D

I'll be getting Zena out of the garage tomorrow.
'Tis the Season!! 8)
by Loonette
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5427
Views: 605643

Re: What did you do today...

04/18/2014 1. Made breakfast for kids and myself. 2. Before I could eat breakfast (or even get a cup of coffee), tones dropped for two-vehicle crash - one on its top, with fire, with one entrapment (upon my arrival, fire was out). Clean up at the station, with all the chit-chat and socializing that ...
by Loonette
Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Why I ride
Replies: 43
Views: 12296

Re: Why I ride

Welcome newcomers!! Remember to spend less time on the freeways BECAUSE it's too easy. Straight-aways, steady speed, gentle curves - they don't do much to challenge your skills. What you want to focus on are the quiet streets and country roads where you can practice slow maneuvers, rapid (NOT panic)...