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by Thumper
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Daily Motorcycle News
Topic: Suzuki Adds Baby Boulevard To Range
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Suzuki Adds Baby Boulevard To Range

Are they touting this as new? Because they've had the S40 for a very long time...
by Thumper
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Discuss: Do you match the color of your accessories/gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 3364

Re: Discuss: Do you match the color of your accessories/gear

No, but I made sure my motorcycle matched my car :)
by Thumper
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?
Replies: 17
Views: 13516

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Trucks that don't have tarps on their load. I live a couple of miles from a Campbell soup factory and right now it's tomato season...it's too dangerous to take the bike down the road near there for fear of catching a tomato in the face. I suspect that at 55-60mph, that would hurt.
by Thumper
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Topboxes . . . yay or nay?
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Re: Topboxes . . . yay or nay?

I want one, but I'm not sure I would be able to get on or off the bike with one. I have a hard enough time swinging my leg over, and a top box might just be another thing to smash a foot or knee into.
by Thumper
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Discuss: What was your first experience on a motorcycle or S
Replies: 18
Views: 7503

Re: Discuss: What was your first experience on a motorcycle

When I was 8-9 years old, my sister's boyfriend had a purple Norton Commando; I loved that thing and it made me want to ride more than anything. It wasn't until I was 20 that I got a little Honda Express, and I rode that thing everywhere, even in winter (in Utah, with snow; in hindsight that was a v...
by Thumper
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Discuss: Do you pay attention when you ride? Or daydream
Replies: 9
Views: 2409

Re: Discuss: Do you pay attention when you ride? Or daydream

Very focused; I don't listen to music, don't hum to myself. If I find my mind wandering too often, it means I need a break.
by Thumper
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Hi Viz . . . yay or nay?
Replies: 21
Views: 6256

Re: Hi Viz . . . yay or nay?

Grey Thumper wrote:If you're still looking, Motoport makes Hi Viz mesh pants, although I dunno how much you should prioritize hi viz pants. Your helmet and jacket are much more in a driver's line of sight anyway.
I'm a bright colors kinda person...I may look for those for the hell of it. Thanks! :)
by Thumper
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Do you warm up the motorcycle or just turn the key and go?
Replies: 20
Views: 8357

Re: Do you warm up the motorcycle or just turn the key and g

I start it up, roll to the end of the driveway and stop long enough to put my face shield down, and then go. If it's cold (which it really isn't here often) I go slow initially to warm it up, but mostly I just go.
by Thumper
Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Hi Viz . . . yay or nay?
Replies: 21
Views: 6256

Re: Hi Viz . . . yay or nay?

Yep.

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(the pants are cool weather only...but yeah, I rock the hi-viz gear. Helmet & jacket always; if I could find hi-viz mesh pants I'd wear that when it's warm instead of the kevlar jeans I usually wear.)
by Thumper
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2015 Harley-Davidson FLRT Freewheeler - Coolness Factor= 40%
Replies: 9
Views: 7610

Re: This Week: 2015 Harley-Davidson FLRT Freewheeler- Vote T

It's not OMG amazing, but if I needed to get off 2 wheels, it would be worth looking at. Too $$$, though...
by Thumper
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2015 Polaris Slingshot SL - Coolness Factor = 45.3%
Replies: 24
Views: 10900

Re: This Week: 2015 Polaris Slingshot SL - Vote Today

I like quirky and different, but this just doesn't quite do anything for me. It's not a motorcycle--it has a freaking steering wheel--and if I'm going to be in a car, I'll stick to my VW Bug convertible...
by Thumper
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: What helmet you wear? Any recommendation?
Replies: 10
Views: 7185

Re: What helmet you wear? Any recommendation?

Scorpion XL900 modular...really liking it, too; it replaces an Arai Profile that was very comfy and I was sure I'd never find anything that fit as well, but the Scorpion might even be a little better.
by Thumper
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: a LONG time to sell a bike!
Replies: 12
Views: 3419

Re: a LONG time to sell a bike!

Oh man, I'm getting ready to sell my bike. I don't want to hear that it's taking anyone a long time to sell...
by Thumper
Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How long do you keep a bike?
Replies: 18
Views: 4125

Re: How long do you keep a bike?

I have Fickle Bike Syndrome. I don't think I've had a bike longer than 2 years...my Bonneville may be the exception...
by Thumper
Sun May 26, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES-Do it yourself or get someone to do it for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 9716

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

Most things, neither of us want to do...we don't have the tools or the desire to tinker these days. But things like a dead battery? I *could* do it myself, but the Spouse Thingy usually jumps on it. He knows I know a little more about bikes than he does, and he'll let me tell him what needs to be do...
by Thumper
Sat May 18, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Need Advice on second bike....or keep current one
Replies: 4
Views: 4582

Re: Need Advice on second bike....or keep current one

If the bike is that much fun, slap some risers on the bars so that you don't have to lean forward or scoot...and that's a heck of a lot cheaper than a new bike. And seriously, if you don't like leaning forward on that bike, you're not going to like a sport bike. Risers are probably the answer.
by Thumper
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Burgman 650 Scooter
Replies: 2
Views: 5590

Re: Burgman 650 Scooter

If I was going to buy another scooter, I think that would be the one. I had a Piaggio MP3 and loved it (and I miss it, which I really didn't expect) but I'd like the next ride (if I ever change bikes) to have ABS. And the Burgman can be triked if needed as I get old(er) ;) Bike, scooter, two wheels,...
by Thumper
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: Newbie

:::waves:::
Hiya!
by Thumper
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Do you ride in the rain? At night?
Replies: 19
Views: 4898

Re: Do you ride in the rain? At night?

I'm night blind, so I neither ride nor drive at night; I ride for fun, and rain is no fun, so unless I get caught by surprise rain, I don't ride in it, either. Same thing with really high winds...I *can* but I don't enjoy it, and if I'm not going to enjoy it, I might as well take the car.
by Thumper
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Help with bike decision
Replies: 8
Views: 5206

Re: Help with bike decision

I will say that 1 thing im nervous about is that i know the wife will want to ride with me, and im seeing a 400lb weight limit on most bikes. is 500+lbs just out of the question on most bikes? Also, is it true that pretty much everyone lays down a bike early on? Give yourself a whole lot of miles b...