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by mahgnillig
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Femmoto 2008... anyone going?
Replies: 0
Views: 2444

Femmoto 2008... anyone going?

I'm hoping to make it this year, if I don't have to work. Does anyone know if you have to pre-register, or can you just turn up on the day?
by mahgnillig
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Women's leather race suits?
Replies: 1
Views: 2692

Women's leather race suits?

What do you folks wear on the track? I'd like to do a track day at some point but all my gear is textile and doesn't zip together (my track requires a 1-piece suit or a 2-piece that zips all the way round). I'm 5'2" and about 120lbs. I don't really want to blow a fortune on a custom suit if I decide...
by mahgnillig
Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ready to move up?
Replies: 11
Views: 5687

I would suggest keeping the little Ninja for a while longer. I had mine for almost 2 years before upgrading it to a Ninja 650. You don't necessarily have to keep it that long, but if you ride it for a year you'll learn to get every ounce of performance out of it and it will make you a better rider. ...
by mahgnillig
Thu May 22, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: What do you ladies ride? Pic?
Replies: 156
Views: 106305

You blue bike and face shield stand out so nicely against the desert colours. Thanks! I love the blue... it looks gorgeous in person when the sun shines on it (which it does almost every day in Vegas!) Unfortunately my dog chewed up my blue boots yesterday, so now I have to find some others that fi...
by mahgnillig
Wed May 21, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: What do you ladies ride? Pic?
Replies: 156
Views: 106305

Me on a recent trip to Zion National Park in Utah:

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by mahgnillig
Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Researching a new bike... what to avoid?
Replies: 18
Views: 5043

Well, I went out shopping with my hubby today, fully intending to sit on every bike I could just to try them out, and came home with a Ninja 650 :) Most of the shops I went in had more super sports than anything, but I did manage to try out most of those listed here. Of the super sports, by far the ...
by mahgnillig
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Researching a new bike... what to avoid?
Replies: 18
Views: 5043

Researching a new bike... what to avoid?

Hi all :) I've been riding my trusty Ninja 250 for almost 2 years now, and I think I'm ready for something with a little more oomph. I promised myself a good 2 years of riding experience before getting a new bike, so I'm not really in a particular hurry... just researching things to look for. Since ...
by mahgnillig
Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Footwear
Replies: 27
Views: 19841

I don't have much luck finding boots to fit me. I'm very wary about buying online because the sizing is always different for each boot, even from the same manufacturer. The motorcycle stores (of which there are quite a few) in my area have a very limited range of women's boots. Of the three pairs I ...
by mahgnillig
Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES: Are you "mechanically inclined"?
Replies: 53
Views: 37108

I'm pretty mechanically minded, but sometimes I get in over my head and wish I'd never started. Same goes for everything else I own too... I can't own something without taking it apart and modding the heck out of it!
by mahgnillig
Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Ninja 250 Fuel gauge???
Replies: 16
Views: 4084

I usually make sure I refuel before the gauge hits 250 miles. Having said that, one day my hubby (who weighs 250lbs - twice as much as me) decided to take my bike to work, which is 50 freeway miles out of town. The bike hauled him and all his work gear (probably another 50lbs) out there and back at ...
by mahgnillig
Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Neutral at stops, or in gear?
Replies: 23
Views: 6069

I usually stay in gear, but on the occasions that I may want to take a drink (it gets hot in Vegas and I carry a water bottle in my tank bag), or fiddle with something, polish my mirrors etc., I always wait until there is a car behind me before putting the bike in neutral. I figure that if someone i...
by mahgnillig
Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Replacement armour for small people
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Replacement armour for small people

I recently got a Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket (women's size medium). The jacket fits alright, but the armour is a lot more uncomfortable than the armour in my Frank Thomas winter jacket. I tried to switch the Joe Rocket armour for the Frank Thomas armour, but the Frank Thomas armour was too big to fit ...
by mahgnillig
Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Do Women...
Replies: 31
Views: 22420

I'm a sucker for anything on two wheels... my other bikes are of the non-motorised variety: one road bike, one cross country mountain bike, one dirt jump/urban mountain bike, and a beater to get me to the gym. The motorcycle was just a natural extension of my two-wheeled obsession :) Oh yeah, and th...
by mahgnillig
Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: downshifting. needs work
Replies: 7
Views: 5323

Add me to the number who tap the shift lever a few times at each stop. I've only been riding a few months and find it hard to keep track of what gear I'm in, so I just keep pushing the lever down until I hear it 'clunk' into first. I also tend to sit in first in traffic, just in case some maniac rea...
by mahgnillig
Fri May 19, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: custom paint preference?
Replies: 12
Views: 8308

I dislike pink... I think it has something to do with the fact that my gran used to buy me pink stuff as a kid in an effort to make me more 'girly' :?

Then again she never bought me a pink motorcycle... if she had, I might've liked the colour a bit more ;)
by mahgnillig
Thu May 18, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Any girls here ride Kawi Ninja 250's?
Replies: 9
Views: 5901

im a little suprised to hear the some of shorter people can flat foot it though. im not saying i dont believe you, but my g/f had a little trouble flatfooting with both feet. I just feel really cramped. I feel too close to the bars, my legs get uncomfortable, and honestly, it's so small, i feel lik...
by mahgnillig
Mon May 08, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Any girls here ride Kawi Ninja 250's?
Replies: 9
Views: 5901

Ninja 250

I ride a 2003 Ninja 250... I'm 5'3" and can easily put both feet flat on the ground when I'm at a stop. I bought the bike from a friend at work who is shorter than me, so I knew it'd fit well.