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by Darth Snootchie
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: FZ6 and SV650
Replies: 14
Views: 3765

I started on a 250cc and then moved up to the FZ6, and I'm glad I did. I don't think I'd be riding right now if I started on the FZ6 right from the start, I'd be too scared.

I can't comment on the SV650, I've never ridden it.
by Darth Snootchie
Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: What do you ladies ride? Pic?
Replies: 156
Views: 100599

Re: 2006 Yamaha FZ6

sannyc wrote:2006 Yamaha FZ6

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Same make, colour and year as mine, good choice if I may say! One question, what is the make of your saddle bags? I've been looking for them for a while without luck.

Paul
by Darth Snootchie
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Do you remember your first kiss?
Replies: 27
Views: 7782

Brackstone wrote:
Johnj wrote:I'd have to say yes, and yes. I have to go sit on my bike and make vroom vroom noises now. 8)
I feel a lot better.

I thought I was the only one who did this on rainy days!
Heck no, I'd wager that there's lots more people around here that do that.

Me included.
by Darth Snootchie
Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Like info on Yamaha FZ 600
Replies: 9
Views: 4892

the fz6 is a wonderful bike. as far as the battery location, if you have a battery tender (and you should if the bike ever sits for any length of time) the leads for the tender will come out far enough that you don't have to mess with the tank to charge the battery Never thought of that...I'll have...
by Darth Snootchie
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Like info on Yamaha FZ 600
Replies: 9
Views: 4892

I think you'll be in for a pleasant ride. I love my FZ6. I bought it as a commuter bike, and do about 70km a day during the riding season. The seat is comfortable enough for the commute, but if my wife wants to do more days trips this year, I'll be looking for an aftermarket seat. Other than that, i...
by Darth Snootchie
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: (2007) Honda CBR 125r vs (2008) Kawasaki Ninja 250r
Replies: 8
Views: 2832

Well, i'v never really studied the new CBR125R. Im guessing insurace is high on it because of the R, that usually means faster than..the norm.But, tell me different if insurance isn't that bad. Insurance on a 125 is next to nothing. I can't remember exactly, but it's well under $400 a year using St...
by Darth Snootchie
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Suzuki GZ and Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 3344

What Lion Lady said has a lot of merit. I was wondering about some of those quotes. They seems high. I use State Farm for everything (home, 2 autos, 2 bikes, life insurance for me and my wife). My GZ cost me $380.00 for the year. My FZ is in the $800.00 range. I'm mid thirties male with a clean driv...
by Darth Snootchie
Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Going Back
Replies: 17
Views: 7019

Johnj wrote:I would have kept both of the 1970 Cudas I had.
Did they have hemis? They would be worth a mint now, wouldn't they?
by Darth Snootchie
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Going Back
Replies: 17
Views: 7019

I regret trading in my first bike. I wish I could ride both my old and new bikes.
by Darth Snootchie
Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Please, please, please call me an idiot........
Replies: 39
Views: 9519

Gummiente wrote:This is TMW. There is no such thing as a stupid question here.
And this is exactly why I visit this forum. I may not post lots, but I sure read lots.
by Darth Snootchie
Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: New Motorcycle Models and Rumor Mill
Topic: 2008 Harley's have arrived!
Replies: 19
Views: 15485

That Rocker is a sweet looking bike! I have to have one, now how do I convince the little lady?
by Darth Snootchie
Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: New Motorcycle Models and Rumor Mill
Topic: Honda CBR125R coming to North America rumor
Replies: 37
Views: 33933

Yeah, top speed of 120-130kph sounds about right, it might have a bit more, but not much. I don't think it was designed for highway, it's designed to ease those who aren't hardcore enough to take chances with their skins or their wallet. In this respect, it's a brillant bike. I feel like I'm about t...
by Darth Snootchie
Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Road Rage
Replies: 30
Views: 7066

This happens to me lots. I think it has to be either a) driver thinks my bike is too loud (hard to see though) or b) I'm too close behind them. In my case b) seems most likely. The only thing is, the idea of too close/too far from the car in front of you is pretty subjective. If I'm far back for the...
by Darth Snootchie
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - My wife's experience
Replies: 22
Views: 19156

blues2cruise wrote:ps...if she gets a safety vest, perhaps she could have it personalized..."Married"...written on the back. :wink:
:lol: Yep, that sounds perfect, and I think I'll tattoo it on her just in case she forgets the vest.
by Darth Snootchie
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - My wife's experience
Replies: 22
Views: 19156

No one ever approaches her or cat-calls or anything like that..but guys will turn on the street/parking lot and watch at times. Yeah, this is how I'd describe it. By the way, she wears a full face helmet. Her hair just hangs out from the back. It's funny, last night we went out for another practice...
by Darth Snootchie
Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - My wife's experience
Replies: 22
Views: 19156

Wow, I never thought I'd get that response... No, she is in full gear. The only thing I can think of is that she's got long red hair hanging out from underneath her helmet...plus red jacket on a red bike...etc etc. She does look pretty cute in the whole get up I suppose. She thanks you for your resp...
by Darth Snootchie
Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - My wife's experience
Replies: 22
Views: 19156

LADIES - My wife's experience

After a week of riding in parking lots, my wife's finally on the road with her bike, and she noticed something: Guys are oogling her hard, and it's making her uncomfortable. At first I thought it was kind of funny, but now, I can see her point. I noticed it the most last night when I was riding behi...
by Darth Snootchie
Fri May 04, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Friction zone to hold on hill
Replies: 30
Views: 6440

Depends on the clutch. Most bikes are wet clutches, and although will wear, they won't wear as bad as a dry clutch (cars use dry clutches exclusively, unless I'm mistaken). I'd think your method should work. This isn't the easiest way of doing it though. If you can, keep your foot on the rear brake,...
by Darth Snootchie
Thu May 03, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: off to work
Replies: 9
Views: 2163

Shorts wrote:8) Do you think if everyone rode to work there'd be less sick days used??
I'd say more, every morning I'm on my bike I have the urge to keep on riding as I pass the office... :D
by Darth Snootchie
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Honda New Riders promotion: 2007 CBR 125r
Replies: 33
Views: 7251

Re: Honda New Riders promotion: 2007 CBR 125r

she's taking her MSF next weekend. I hate to be picky, but in Canada it's called the CSC (Canada Safety Council). They offer what is known as the "Gearing-Up Course". The MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) is the USA's version. A little pet peeve of mine. :) Anyway... is she taking her course at Al...