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by MicheleZ
Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Group Inventory Check...
Replies: 20
Views: 16225

Lion_Lady wrote:Image

BMW 80th Anniversary Edition R1150R Rockster, #196 (of 2003 manufactured).

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Yea, I like that bike - looks aggressive :D
by MicheleZ
Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Group Inventory Check...
Replies: 20
Views: 16225

2007 F650GS, red, low frame, custom seat and the package that gives it ABS, heated grips - you know, all the necessary stuff :D . I love my preccccciouuusssssss.

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by MicheleZ
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Beginner with a V-star 1100cc !!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 11827

Re: Beginner with a V-star 1100cc !!!!

Has she taken the MSF course? Does she have the motorcycle license endorsement? The fact that she doesn't even know that the bike "has gears to shift" is pretty telling and not a good sign - she sounds like she is completely uninformed. I would have suggested a much smaller and lighter bike like a H...
by MicheleZ
Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Well, its about time!! Welcome!
Replies: 23
Views: 16770

:laughing: - yea I know "premature" bike lust well! I have read nothing but good things about the R1200R and am looking forward to the day when I am experienced enough to upgrade - I am on the cautious side of upgrading. Especially since the R1200R is going to be nothing like the F650GS. Right now t...
by MicheleZ
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Well, its about time!! Welcome!
Replies: 23
Views: 16770

I love my Rockster. But I must say that after test riding an R1200R. I was smitten. Such a sexy bike. And I LOVE the pearly silver/gray that it was introduced in. P That is the color I want - it makes me all.... :heat:. Have you posted your impressions of the R1200R somewhere? I would love to read ...
by MicheleZ
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Well, its about time!! Welcome!
Replies: 23
Views: 16770

Re: Well, its about time!! Welcome!

Lion_Lady wrote:Hi there! We're up and running!

So, whats your "dream" BMW? Either past or present/future?

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I am looking to get an R1200R in about a 1 1/2 years :D . I need some more experience on my F650GS first.
by MicheleZ
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Cycle, new Owners
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

Yup. You are correct. Two up will not happen for a long while, most likely next year. The suggestion they gave at the MSF was strapping a 5 gallon jug/bottle/drum on the pillion and filling in with water up to 2/3 and practice like that for awhile BEFORE getting a second person on the bike. :laughi...
by MicheleZ
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Cycle, new Owners
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

Congrats! Women are all about accessories..you should have known! :laughing: Um, I am assuming you won't go two up until each of you (especially the one who is in control of the bike (not pillion)) get some experience riding? Going two up with two inexperienced riders is a *VERY BAD IDEA* (said in m...
by MicheleZ
Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies: Please help me with braking/dumping
Replies: 41
Views: 22542

yellowrookie wrote:The yellow was for my bike color - but reading my post it seems it could have been for "scared to death". lol
"scared to death".......Yea, we have all been there too.... :laughing:
by MicheleZ
Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies: Please help me with braking/dumping
Replies: 41
Views: 22542

Grass/uneven dirt surfaces is probably one of the *worst* places to try and learn to ride - unless you have a little light weight dirt bike which is intended to be ridden on dirt (with the proper tires, etc.). You would be much better getting yourself on concrete/pavement - i.e., the parking lot. Ca...
by MicheleZ
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies: Please help me with braking/dumping
Replies: 41
Views: 22542

One of the most common reasons for dumping a bike when you stop is having the front wheel turned - it should be straight - even having it turned just a *little* can cause the bike to go straight down when you pull the front brake. I wait until my bike is completely stopped before I put my feet down ...
by MicheleZ
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies: Please help me with braking/dumping
Replies: 41
Views: 22542

When is your MSF course? I suggest not practicing any more until AFTER the course. You are likely to hurt yourself and learn bad habits if you continue.
by MicheleZ
Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Ride Like a Pro DVD's
Replies: 14
Views: 3582

I don't recall what the drills were, exactly, but I do recall not a single mention of using "body English." The positioning of your body doesn't mean a heck of a lot in low-speed maneuvers with an 800 pound cruiser with the weight down low, but it plays a tremendous role with a 400 pound bike with ...
by MicheleZ
Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Ride Like a Pro DVD's
Replies: 14
Views: 3582

I have the Ride Like a Pro DVD and I think they are VERY good. They really teach you to do slow maneuvers - and that is for ANY type of bike - not just cruisers. Believe me, I have seen more than I care to of people who have NO idea how to ride slow, paddle footing, dragging their feet, wobbling aro...
by MicheleZ
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - My wife's experience
Replies: 22
Views: 19156

I can *NEVER* let my long blond hair hang out in back. I tried that twice and it tangled so badly that it took me over an hour to get all the knots out and I still had a lot of damage. I usually tuck my hair up in a buff and let the buff hang out the back of my helmet - that way my hair is covered a...
by MicheleZ
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I dropped it and I still dont understand how????
Replies: 22
Views: 5052

U know the issue here is that when you are going so slow your dragging your feet on the ground sort of walking the bike. Thats why its tough to use the back brake. I wasn't referring to dragging your feet on the ground while walking the bike - I was referring to doing U turns and figure 8's which w...
by MicheleZ
Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I dropped it and I still dont understand how????
Replies: 22
Views: 5052

What they all said plus you may have been turning too sharply. I put down my new FZ1 two weeks ago while practicing my u-turns and figure 8's. I tried to use the front brake to control my speed. Bike started to go and I just couldn't hold it. It all happened so quickly at 5mph or less. I have also ...
by MicheleZ
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Blog of Blues
Replies: 1486
Views: 283083

I am sorry to hear that Blues. I hope you get better soon! Hang in there - it will get better.
by MicheleZ
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: BMW riders, and anyone else...
Replies: 42
Views: 10755

Re: living the brand

lamble wrote:...another BMW problem is that there are some very strong BMW websites that are brand specific, then there are sites for GS's and these too are highly populated.

It's a brand thing. I like the idea of Euro Bikes.

GSer.
Yea, I am on the F650GS board a lot.
by MicheleZ
Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: loud exhaust pipes
Replies: 58
Views: 36961