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by MonkeyMaw
Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Newbie lessons learned today
Replies: 12
Views: 8869

Gosh, I sure HOPE not!!
by MonkeyMaw
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Newbie lessons learned today
Replies: 12
Views: 8869

Oh I assure you my eyes never left the road, that's why I couldn't find the petcock. As far as gliding over, that's all I could do as I had run out of gas. Ha! What a day that was. And since then I have fallen over in the parking lot of my fave Mexican restaurant. I'll be sure to tell that story whe...
by MonkeyMaw
Tue May 08, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Can I puke now?
Replies: 21
Views: 4473

We never doubted you'd be successful!
by MonkeyMaw
Tue May 08, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Rode it home today!
Replies: 16
Views: 4130

I'm proud of my sweetie, BUT I wish I could impress on him the importance of ATGATT. He bought boots, but didn't wear them today. While he looks adorable in Chucks, I can't imagine how hard it was learning to kickstart in them! :wink:
by MonkeyMaw
Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Have you named your bike?
Replies: 104
Views: 72042

I call mine The YaMamaHa. She's got serious attitude.
by MonkeyMaw
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Newbie lessons learned today
Replies: 12
Views: 8869

Oh nothing really happened. The teenager following too closely made me nervous until I decided to keep my eyes on the road ahead. She eventually backed off when she saw she wasn't going to rush me. I did run out of gas in a turn. It took me a second to realize that was what happened, kept trying to ...
by MonkeyMaw
Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Newbie lessons learned today
Replies: 12
Views: 8869

LADIES - Newbie lessons learned today

1. No matter how close that teenager in the Sentra is following you on a rural road (even after you tapped your rear brake repeatedly), "ride your own ride". Look at the road ahead, not in your mirrors the whole time. There will undoubtedly be a turn or stop sign coming up. 2. Know where your petcoc...
by MonkeyMaw
Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 1975 Moto Morini
Replies: 3
Views: 1798

1975 Moto Morini

Does anyone know anything about this 350cc V-twin? There's one listed in the local paper for sale for $750. It runs but needs carb work. It has new brakes and tires and a clean title. However, the owner has removed some of the original parts, such as the seat and tank, and replaced them with various...
by MonkeyMaw
Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: FJ600 Engine Guard installation?
Replies: 8
Views: 4665

And, FWIW, they were in a Yamaha parts bag with a Yamaha sticker on it. The bag was open and it may have gotten tossed with the Christmas wrapping paper.
by MonkeyMaw
Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: FJ600 Engine Guard installation?
Replies: 8
Views: 4665

Thanks for all the good tips. I, too, think the tube/clamp attachment looks like it should fit around the frame or a downtube. But, like I said, nothing was blatantly obvious when I tried to figure it out the other day. I will be gone the next 3 days for work. I will look at it when I get back, thou...
by MonkeyMaw
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: FJ600 Engine Guard installation?
Replies: 8
Views: 4665

There is a clamp attachment that makes it seem like the guards are supposed to go around some part of the frame, but I don't see any obvious attachment points anywhere on the engine, frame, or any place else. There is a part number on the tag attached to the part. It seems to be a Yamaha part #, but...
by MonkeyMaw
Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: FJ600 Engine Guard installation?
Replies: 8
Views: 4665

FJ600 Engine Guard installation?

What a guy. For Christmas, Sweetie got me engine guards for my FJ. Oh, how I love him!
Problem is, neither of us can figure out how to put the suckers on. They didn't come with any pics or instructions. I can't find any info online. Does anyone know how/where to attach them?
by MonkeyMaw
Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Best Bloody Mary Mix?
Replies: 4
Views: 2203

Best Bloody Mary Mix?

My best friend loves her Bloody Marys. When she came to visit us last month we took her to a peach stand that sells home-made relishes, jellies, pickled vegetables, etc. She was amazed at "all the things you can pickle" and kept saying "Ooh, this would be great in a Bloody Mary". I'm going to get al...
by MonkeyMaw
Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Went solo yesterday
Replies: 17
Views: 11963

I finally took my first solo ride about 2 weeks ago. I was pretty nervous being out there all by myself, but I have no one to ride with. I haven't been out since then, just puttering around the neighborhood. I don't want to press my luck. I've told my sweetie that I would love it if he were riding w...
by MonkeyMaw
Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from the SC
Replies: 48
Views: 11531

Okay, it's been a while. I haven't been very good at updating this thread, but I'm back now and I have great news. I got my bike back 2 weeks ago and I finally was able to go on my first solo ride. I went 18 miles, got up to 5th gear and 50 mph. :jump: There was one point in the ride, a straight awa...
by MonkeyMaw
Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: A man and his Dog homeless on the road...
Replies: 12
Views: 3620

Sounds like a fantastic journey! Someday I will be able to shed the golden handcuffs of my existence and do something like the same. I think my cat and dog would be nervous travel partners, though. Maybe an enclosed sidecar is what I need. Welcome to the forum. I wish you good fortune in your travel...
by MonkeyMaw
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from the SC
Replies: 48
Views: 11531

:rant: Parts did not come Monday. When they did not come Tuesday we called the company. Seems they had to be drop-shipped from another warehouse. They are supposed to arrive by UPS on the 3rd now. My best friend says I should make a t-shirt or bumper sticker that says, "I SWEAR I have a bike; it's j...
by MonkeyMaw
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Lithuania
Replies: 9
Views: 2291

:hithere:
Welcome. Would love to see photos of your bike.
by MonkeyMaw
Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from Illinois
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

I agree, it sounds like you are on the right path. You seem to be taking everything seriously and safely. As a new motorcyclist myself, I have no advice for you, but lots of enthusiasm and suport. I hope you get your wheels soon. Can't wait to hear all your experiences.
by MonkeyMaw
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from the SC
Replies: 48
Views: 11531

The good news is that he was able to clean up the carbs nicely. He said it will run like new now and that I won't even recognize the sound. Maybe even get 5 more horsepower out of it. He also said the fuel tank was in perfect shape. The PO must have always kept it full. He was impressed with the con...